10 Things I’m Eating Right Now

 In Make, Tips & Tricks

I don’t know about you but the fabric of summer for my family is food. We make huge salads, throw everything we can on the grill, and don’t hesitate to pour that extra glass of wine or indulge in a lethal dessert. Here’s what I’ve been crushing on lately…

1. Charlie Bird’s Farro Salad from The New York Times Cooking

This salad came into my life like a firework and can only be described as love at first bite. The farro is cooked in apple cider and then mixed with parmesan cheese and pistachios to create a warm goodness that I started to eat all by itself until I was forcefully removed from the bowl folded in with arugula, tomatoes and A TON of herbs. Salad of the summer, you heard it here.

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2. Roasted Chickpea Salad with Avocado and Feta by Give It Some Thyme

It’s a sin this salad is easy to whip up because it’s so good that it deserves more labor hours to make. It’s a total crowd pleaser, every time I make this I’m asked for the recipe. Plus it’s fantastic the next day so do yourself a favor and double the recipe for an easy lunch. Admission: I’m not a sun dried tomato fan (and they are called for in the recipe) so I omit those but double down on the basil/ feta/ lemon. It’s one of those salads where measurements are more guidelines so lean into whatever ingredients you enjoy!

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3. Lemon Fusilli with Arugula from Ina Garten for the Food Network

My friend told me to make this pasta salad and I’m so glad I did because I’ve made it multiple times since! Nothing better than a friend rec, right? I ditched the cream in this recipe and instead used more olive oil, lemon, garlic and s&p to get in a good sauce. I’ve also used both regular pasta and chickpea pasta and both were scrump. So don’t let any food intolerances get in the way of you getting your Ina on.

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4. Grilled (or Roasted) Veggies with Herb Tahini Sauce from Nutrition by Nathalie

I’ve been on Nantucket for most of the summer so that my mama can help with my new baby boy, Will (DM me for pics of the cutest nug of all time) but this has sadly meant I’m away from my husband during the weeks. Since I’m the primary cook in the household I assumed he’d be all over the takeout menus. WRONG. I called him the other night while he was slicing up veggies from our local farmers market to grill….. I can’t. So cute. Some of our favorite veggies to grill are eggplant, zucchini, onions, red peppers, carrots and tomatoes.  When we grill veggies we simply drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. That’s it! But to create some real magic, blend up this Herby Tahini Sauce and drizzle over your veggies when they’re done. It’s so delicious and beefs up the veggies so it’s almost a meal. I’m obsessed.

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5. Goop Granola

Who knows how much you guys trust my opinion but this is the best granola of all time. It’s that simple. It’s perfect by itself as a snack, mixed with almond milk and berries for breakfast, or topped onto some yogurt with PB for dessert. I just love having jars of this granola around.

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6. Grilled Soy and Dijon Marinated Swordfish Kebobs by Food52

I love Asian marinade on my summer fish fave — swordfish. And kebobs are perfect to serve the swordfish as an appetizer or as a more fun take on a main dish. Something about a kebob just makes dinner more interesting. Maybe it’s just me…

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7. Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp from Bon Appetit

Another appetizer/ main option is grilled shrimp. I love serving these as an appetizer when we have big dinners because they are super easy, can be done on the grill, and are substantial so I don’t need a million of them. They’re also great for dinner! I actually buy them pre-marinated from the meat and fish shop so no judgement if you, too, would care to take the easy way out.

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8. Summer Corn, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad by Produce on Parade

Corn is in season! Cue all corn recipes. This is such a classic, simple recipe that will always and forever be a must. I sometimes add some jalepenos and cayenne for a little something but the lime is everything.

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9. Homemade Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls by Jessica Gavin

Do yourself a favor and find yourself a local fish market that sells sushi grade tuna. Homemade tuna poke bowls are the best because you get to put all the toppings you love on them! I’m all about this recipe that is just a few simple ingredients. The star should be the tuna and and this recipe does just that!

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10. 39 S’mores Hacks That Will Change Your Life by BuzzFeed

Are S’mores good? Umm yeah…. I’ve been eating them relentlessly this summer. And BuzzFeed did us all a favor and shared a whole bunch of EVEN MORE CREATIVE s’mores ideas!! We’re talking smashing in things like cookie dough, peanut butter, brie, strawberries, Bailey’s, you name it. These ideas are legit fire.

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