Hope you are having an amazing summer. Here’s the latest batch of fifteen recipes I’ve tried.
121. White Asparagus Soup
Source: Bitter Sweet Blog
Notes: I didn’t serve this chilled. I made this ahead of time and reheated on the stove top for a dinner party. It was a nice change from traditional gazpacho to start of a summer meal.
122. Nordstroms Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad
Source: San Antonio Magazine
Notes: I have some odd food interests including regional snacks and sodas, famous restaurants, and department store eateries. I have some cookbooks from existing and defunct department stores. For this recipe, I used Trader Joe Veggie and Flax Seed Chips.
123. Sweet Potato Brownies
Source: Healthy Spirit Body
Notes: I love this recipe but I wish there were more instructions about pan sizes and measurements in some cases. I used an 8X8 square pan but honestly, I could have used a smaller mini pan.
Source: Lavender and Lemonade
Notes: I made this gluten free by using rice flour in place of all-purpose flour.
125. Strawberry Poppyseed Madelines
Source: Adore Foods
Notes: I also added 1/2 a tsp of poppy seeds to this recipe.
126. Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce
Source: Savory Nothings
Notes: I used ground meatless instead of sausage.
127. Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding
Notes: I loved the last chia pudding I made but this one not so much. I think the difference is the nondairy milk. This time I used flaxseed milk. Last time I used canned coconut milk which makes the pudding more solid in texture which I prefer. I also felt this was too sweet for my taste.
128. Chai Tea Latte Pops
Source: Jessica Gavin
Notes: Like the recipe above I think I would like this better if I used coconut milk from a can. It’s a much thicker consistency. This tasted more like flavored ice than something creamy.
129. Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad
Source: Mel’s Kitchen
Notes: I used baby kale instead of basil.
130. Parpadelle with Butter Sauce
Source: Huge in Japan
Notes: I added fresh spinach to the sauce which sauteed while cooking.
131. Lavender Lemon Green Iced Tea
Notes: I steeped five bags of green tea in a pitcher with juice from 1/2 a large lemon, 1 tsp of lavender, and ice. I let it chill in the refrigerator till it was cold.
132. Dutch Oven Popcorn
Source: Food 52
Notes: I added parmesan and ground peppercorns as a topping.
133. Frozen Banana Nut Butter Bites
Source: Not Enough Cinnamon
Notes: I used a nut butter blend and dark chocolate.
134. Summer Fruit Protein Smoothie
Notes: I used almond milk, 1/2 a peach, 1/2 a nectarine, and strawberry protein powder. I don’t like fruit flavored powder (I had this in a variety pack and didn’t want to waste it). Artificial fruit flavor tastes like children’s chewable medicine to me. I would try this again with natural or vanilla powder and fresh strawberries.
135. Slow Cooker Sole
Notes: I’ve made fish in the slow cooker before. I would have given this a higher rating but I felt I had over cooked it. I put fresh spinach on greased foil sheets and placed a sole filet on each spinach pile and seasoned with lemon, dill, salt, and pepper before wrapping the foil packs and placing in the slow cooker for 2 hours on high. That time has worked out well for me in the past but I should have put it in for an hour checked and then cooked in 30-minute increments until it was done. Live and learn!