Burger season is here! I realize some people eat burgers year-round, but no one can deny that summer is the true burger season. And whether you enjoy hamburgers, turkey/chicken burgers, or veggie burgers, one of the best parts is customizing your burger for optimal deliciousness. That’s where this slaw comes in. Originally thrown together to dress up some sandwiches we made for dinner, this slaw is really great for summer barbeques. It can be served as a side dish like cole slaw (though infinitely better, because really, who actually likes cole slaw?) or used as a condiment for your burgers or grilled chicken sandwiches (or also probably hot dogs! Though that one hasn’t been tested). It adds a nice fresh flavor to your sandwich, and helps you get your daily serving of veggies. A win-win!
While I was looking up carrot cake recipes to get ideas for my carrot cake smoothie I stumbled upon a few that contained pineapple. I was intrigued by this combination and figured it would work well for a smoothie too. While it is another carrot smoothie that was semi-inspired by carrot cake, it tastes different enough from the carrot cake smoothie thanks to the pineapple. The pineapple really adds a lovely citrus tang. Drink this smoothie and you won’t have to worry about getting scurvy and you’ll be able to see in the dark better.
Smoothie Sunday is back everyone! After taking the winter off from smoothies, now that the weather has finally turned warm it’s time to go back to smoothies. While starting the brainstorming process for smoothies I decided I wanted to try to work some more veggies into smoothies this year, since I didn’t use any last year except avocado (and even then I believe that’s technically a fruit). One of the first things that came to mind was a carrot cake smoothie. Carrots are a vegetable, but they’re on the sweet side, and carrot cake is definitely sweet, so it would make it seem less like drinking veggies, and more just yummy. While a lot of my smoothie recipes call for yogurt, mostly just to add substance, in this case the yogurt plays a vital flavor role. The vanilla yogurt adds a sweet tang, similar to the cream cheese frosting that normally tops carrots cakes, without as much fat and sugar and whatnot. This smoothie is like eating dessert for breakfast, but it’s good for you!