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Quick Recipe: Carrot Cucumber Slaw

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!

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Cheat Codes: How to Make Homemade Chipotle Ranch

Chipotle ranch is a great condiment.  It’s delicious as spread on sandwiches, in burritos, and even as a dipping sauce (especially for onion rings).  Yet despite its rising popularity over the past few years, it can sometimes be annoyingly difficult to find chipotle ranch in stores.  And then even when you find it, it can sometimes be stupidly expensive.  So what are those of us on a budget supposed to do when we crave that smoky, tangy goodness?  Make our own of course!

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Mix these together…

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…and you get magic.

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Quick Recipe: Tzatziki Sauce

If you’ve had a gyro, you know the magical sauce known as tzatziki.  This yogurt based sauce is common in Greek cuisine, often being served with grilled meats.  It can also be used as a dip.  Tzatziki sauce is one of my favorite condiments, and not just because it was a topic of conversation during me and Erik’s second date.  I just find it super yummy.  Luckily it is super easy to make at home.  This is good news, since, while delicious, Greek food does tend to be on the more expensive side.

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It may not photograph well, but it certainly tastes good.

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