First things first, Happy Memorial Day weekend!! I hope you all take a moment to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Over this weekend we also tend to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. And let’s face it – there will be FOOD involved. I love this week’s theme because as it heats up I crave fruits and veggies – positively crave! Join me, Courtney and Cynthia and many others as we share our favorite summer fruits & veggies!!
1. Sugar. Snap. Peas. That is all.
2. All the peppers. Stuffed, sauteed, or sliced with hummus as dip, green, red, orange, yellow. I love me some peppers! Most of all I love to start with these and then combine as many veggies as possible in a saute pan with a little sesame oil and cayenne pepper. So easy, so good, meals for days.
4. Pineapple. Can we talk about grilling these bad boys?
5. Strawberries. I gave you my ode to strawberries in my spring foods Friday Five but I love strawberries just as much in the summer. They are the one continuous staple in my kitchen. I’ve had about 3 mixed greens salads this week with no other accompaniments but strawberries, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries!
What are some of YOUR favorite summer fruit/vegetables? What’s on tap for the long Memorial Day weekend? Who’s grilling?