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Summer Vegetable Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce ~ We are still in summer mode around here and the thought of turning on the oven does not sound like much fun to me. After a full day of swimming and sunning one needs to fuel back up and not overheat. One of my favorite ways to dine is interactively — you know the meals where everyone gathers together but each person makes their own plate. Usually this type of thing happens on Taco Tuesday Night or Pizza Night but this go-around I decided to let everyone roll their own dish. With all of the veggies at the market this made it easy to put together and we threw some summer melon into the rolls to for a touch of sweetness to go with the spicy peanut sauce. Run the rice paper rolls under some cool running water in the sink for a mere 10-15 seconds and they start to soften up. As they continue to soften, place your favorite sliced veggies into the middle of the circle. Roll in the sides, followed by rolling in the bottom and finishing with the top. Slice in half, dip into the spicy sauce if desired and eat ’em up while you cool down. 

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Gather and chop all of your summer veggies for a rolling party.

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Eat straight up or dip + dive into the spicy peanut sauce.

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Summer Vegetable Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce
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Summer Vegetable Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce
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4 -6 servings 15 minutes
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for the rolls
  • 1 large cucumber - sliced thinly
  • 2 cups red cabbage - chopped into long thin slices
  • 2 medium sweet peppers - chopped thinly
  • 2 cups fresh melon - chopped thinly
  • 1 large carrot - chopped into long thin slices with knife or peeler
  • 1 large beet - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion - chopped thinly
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 package rice paper rolls
for the spicy peanut sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons chili pepper sauce or Sriracha sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons water or lime juice - for consistency
Servings: -6 servings
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for the rolls
  1. In a large shallow bowl or pie pan add enough warm water to fill halfway. Place a piece of rice paper into the water water and using your hands or wooden spoon gently press rice paper into the water, move around slightly and continue to do so until paper is softened and pliable - about 20-25 seconds. OR run rice paper under sink water for 10 seconds and remove.
  2. Once slightly softened remove from the warm water and place onto a flat surface. Add a small bunch of cucumbers, red cabbage, peppers, carrots, beets, melon, and onions into the middle of the paper. Next add a few leaves of mint and basil. Gently roll the paper up from one side to cover cabbage mixture. Fold in the ends and continue to roll until completely wrapped. Slice in half and set aside. Continue process to make more rolls and serve with spicy peanut sauce.
for the spicy peanut sauce
  1. In a small bowl combine peanut butter, chili pepper sauce, soy sauce together. Next add in the water or lime juice and stir until desired consistency. Use for dipping summer spring rolls into.
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Top 5 Peach Recipes

by evh on July 14, 2016

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Top 5 Peach Recipes ~ There are several songs written about these sweet little gems from nature and I believe for good reason. Peaches are a big part of summer in my opinion. There’s just something so special about finding that perfect peach, bitting into it, and letting the juices run down your hand before you are able to grab a napkin. Here are some of my all time favorite ways to enjoy natures candy. 

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Spicy Peach Chicken Kabobs

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Hot Buttered Peach Blintzes

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Grilled Peach Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

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Peach Power Muffins

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Peach Salsa Crostini

Go, gather, and get peachy.

Spicy Peach Chicken Kabobs
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8-12 minutes
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4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
8-12 minutes
Spicy Peach Chicken Kabobs
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8-12 minutes
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4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
8-12 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken sliced into 1" strips
  • 3 large peaches seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno seeded (if desired) and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1 small clove garlic peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Servings: -6 servings
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  1. Place peaches, onion, jalapeño , vinegar, olive oil, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper into a blender. Pulse or blend on low until well combined and pureed. Next, place sliced chicken into a large bag or dish and add half of the peach mixture to it coating the chicken and seal bag tightly or cover dish. Refrigerate for 1 hour up to overnight placing the remaining peach mixture covered into the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Preheat grill to a medium high heat and brush with grill with a neutral oil of your choice. Remove marinated chicken from the bag or dish and skewer the chicken. Place onto the hot grill and cook on one side for 3-6 minutes or until it easily lifts off the grill and is golden on that side. Once golden, flip over to the other side and brush with the remaining peach mixture coating the skewers well. Continue to grill for another 3-6 minutes or until the skewers easily lift off or are golden in color. Remove from grill and serve over a salad, in a tortilla, or with a side of rice.
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Hot Buttered Peach Blintzes
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4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
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8-10 minutes
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4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Hot Buttered Peach Blintzes
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8-10 minutes
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4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Ingredients
  • for the hot buttered peaches:
  • 3-4 medium fresh peaches
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons peach schnapps
  • 1 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • for the filling:
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • for the crepes:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water (plus a bit more for consistency)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
Servings: -6 servings
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for the crepes:
  1. Basic Crepe Recipe – makes 18-20 crepes In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.If needed add a bit more (1-2 Tbs) water for thinner consistency. Heat a lightly oiled small pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and repeat until batter is gone.
for the hot buttered peaches:
  1. Chop peaches into 1/2" pieces and remove pits. Place in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add in butter, schnapps, maple syrup and nutmeg and stir until well combined. Let cook for 4-6 minutes while continuing to stir on occasion and it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
for the filling:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13 pan and set aside. In a large bowl combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese, egg, powdered sugar and lemon juice and stir together until well combined while smoothing out any lumps.
for assembly:
  1. Place 2 heaping tablespoons of the ricotta cheese mixture into the center of one crepe. Fold in outer edges while rolling in inner edges to make a rectangle or burrito type shape. Place each filled crepe into the well greased pan and continue until the pan is full, then cover the pan with aluminum foil. Place filled crepes into the oven for 8-10 minutes or until ricotta mixture is set. Remove from the oven.
  2. Place one to two crepes onto a serving dish, top with a heaping of peach mixture and serve. Continue until all servings are met.
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Grilled Peach Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette
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5-8 minutes
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4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
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5-8 minutes
Grilled Peach Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette
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4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Ingredients
For the Grilled Peach Salad
  • 6-8 small peaches pitted and sliced in half
  • 1 Tablespoon canolia oil, safflower or vegetable oil
  • 4 cups fresh romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup purple cabbage chopped
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled
for the Tarragon Dressing
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon shallot minced
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Servings: -6 servings
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for the salad
  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Brush each peach half, cut/flat side with safflower or vegetable oil and place flat side down on the grill. Grill for 4-8 minutes or until it's warm with golden grill marks.
  2. Place lettuce and cabbage into a large bowl. Toss with desired amount of tarragon dressing until well combined. Next, add in the blue cheese crumbles and top with grilled peaches. Serve.
for the Tarragon Dressing
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a small jar or bowl. Cover with lid if using a jar. Shake together or whisk together until well combined. Drizzle dressing over mixed salad.
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Peach Power Muffins
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6 -8 jumbo muffins 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
20-28 minutes
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6 -8 jumbo muffins 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
20-28 minutes
Peach Power Muffins
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6 -8 jumbo muffins 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
20-28 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 -8 jumbo muffins 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
20-28 minutes
Ingredients
  • 6-8 small peaches pitted and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar for topping
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds for topping
Servings: -8 jumbo muffins
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line jumbo muffin tin with liners and set aside.
  2. Add 3 pitted peaches into a blender with milk and maple syrup, pulse together until well combined, then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt and set aside. In another bowl, add butter, eggs, and milk mixture and stir together until well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture into the milk mixture and continue to stir together. Finally add in the remaining peaches and and continue to stir until well combined. Fill prepared muffin cups half to 3/4 of the way up. Sprinkle each one with a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and two teaspoons of almonds. Place in the oven and bake for 20-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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Peach Salsa Crostini
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Peach Salsa Crostini
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8 servings 10-15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 medium peaches chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilanto chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon shallots finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 large baguette sliced into 1/2
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  1. Place peaches, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño (if using), shallots, olive oil, and salt into a large bowl and gently mix together until well incorporated.
  2. Next, spread 1 Tablespoon of goat cheese onto a piece of the sliced baguette, then, top with a heaping Tablespoon of peach salsa. Continue the process until all of the crostini are made. Serve.
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Grilled Corn, Avocado + Red Cabbage Open-Faced Tacos

by evh July 13, 2016
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Grilled Corn, Avocado + Red Cabbage Open-Faced Tacos ~ As you may (or may not) know we eat a LOT of tacos around here and the mass majority of those are served on a soft corn or flour tortilla. However, once in a while you need to mix things up, right? Keep things fresh and […]

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Zucchini, Walnut + Ricotta Cheese Penne Pasta

by evh June 10, 2016
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Zucchini, Walnut + Ricotta Cheese Penne Pasta ~ It’s officially summer. School is out, the kids are home, and that means filling up the days with water-y fun and summer-y activities … so who has time to cook? I try not to turn my oven on as much as possible during these blistery hot days […]

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Top 5 Strawberry Recipes

by evh May 18, 2016
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Top 5 Strawberry Recipes ~ I am not afraid to admit that I am a super fan of strawberries and I have been ever since I can remember. I could eat them straight outta the garden or those cute little green pint baskets that you see them in at the markets. Sweet and juicy, and […]

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Peach Power Muffins

by evh May 3, 2016
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Peach Power Muffins ~ I can’t believe it’s here but, it is and I am thrilled about it. Peach season! Roadside stands and farmers markets are starting to pop with these juicy, golden spheres of natures candy. And when I found out years ago that peaches even grew in Texas I was doing a BIG happy […]

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Asparagus + Pecorino Cheese Frittata

by evh April 26, 2016
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Asparagus + Pecorino Cheese Frittata ~ It’s that frenzied time of the year (again) when we are in between saying goodbye to the lovely spring we had alongside hearing the knocking on the door from summer –– both on the home front and at the farmers market stands. Inundated with end-of-the-school-year (GAH!) activities, parties, book fairs and projects I […]

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Caramelized Onion Crepes with Honeyed Blue Cheese Sauce

by evh April 13, 2016
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Caramelized Onion Crepes with Honeyed Blue Cheese Sauce ~ It’s been a bit quiet over here on the ole blog, not because I haven’t been busy (believe me!) but because I have been busy and in a bit of a food blogging funk. Don’t worry we are still eating and cooking at home most days but […]

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Book Giveaway: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life by Gene Baur

by evh April 4, 2016
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Book Giveaway: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life by Gene Baur ~ I have been an animal lover all of my life and over the years I have been known to have several animals follow me home –– dogs, cats, and rabbits to name a few. In my first year of college, on the long drive […]

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10 Delicious Spring Fever Recipes

by evh March 15, 2016
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10 Delicious Spring Fever Recipes ~ Spring is officially here in my book. The glorious Blue Bonnets are out, the weather is t-shirt perfect, and the kiddos are on spring break. Mix all that up with a little music festival (AKA SXSW) taking over our town this week and whew-wee we’ve surely got it going […]

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