It’s Hatch chile season, so let’s learn how to roast peppers! Prep, roast, chop and store chile peppers to enjoy their flavors throughout the season and beyond. We’ve got all the tips and tricks here to help you out, and it's easier than you would expect! All you need is a baking sheet, some aluminum foil, a bowl, plastic wrap and your trusty cutting board and knife. That's it!
Cool off with a glass of homemade Watermelon Agua Fresca! This light and refreshing drink is perfect for entertaining and keeping the kids hydrated on summer afternoons. It's also the perfect nonalcoholic sipper for gamedays and other festivities that bring lots of folks together. Calling for fresh watermelon, water, lemon juice and granulated sugar, this simple agua fresca is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
Start any party with this delightful vegan-friendly Black Bean Dip. Perfectly spicy and seasoned to impress, this dip goes wonderfully with fajitas, guacamole and various other TexMex dishes. The black beans are cooked down with onions, a green bell pepper, a jalapeño, oregano, bay leaves, sage, chili powder, cumin, orange juice, lime juice, rice wine vinegar and salt until they fall apart. Serve with tortilla chips to create the perfect vegan gameday appetizer.
Cool down with a glass of naturally sweetened Mint Lemonade this summer. This tart and refreshing twist on a classic calls for very few ingredients, but doesn't call for granulated sugar or a simple syrup. Including lemon juice, water and muddled mint leaves, this lemonade is incredibly refreshing to sip any warm day. Makes 1 glass of lemonade, though this recipe can easily be turned into a pitcher drink for sharing.
Melon season is officially here! Gather friends or family for this super simple Strawberry Melon Salad. The lesser known Galia Melon stars in this summertime side salad. Paired with fresh strawberries, mint, lemon juice, feta crumbles and a balsamic glaze, the sweet green melon sings. Whether you're making this salad to pair with dinner or bringing it along for a summertime gathering, this Strawberry Melon Salad makes the perfect side dish.
Whether you’re baking for a warm weather gathering, for friends or neighbors or simply baking just because, this Easy Lemon Icing is a simple, go-to recipe to make balanced sweet and tart icing for any cookies! Mix powdered sugar together with milk, lemon and vanilla extracts and lemon juice to make this icing. Make it vegan, too, with one simple switch! Perfect for cookies or to drizzle on cakes. Makes enough to ice 60 cookies.