Chipotle Pulled Pork with Pickled Peaches. 

Pulled pork with pickled peaches! HOW GOOD IS THIS.

This chipotle pulled pork sandwich is spicy, sweet and saucy. Throw it on a bun or a plate and top it with the most delicious quick pickled peaches and napa cabbage slaw. Flavor and texture make this sandwich incredible! I howsweeteats.com #pulled #pork #chipotle #pickled #peaches #slaw #sandwiches #slow #cooker

You guys. This pulled pork sandwich is the sandwich that has to happen before summer is over. Topped with crunchy napa cabbage slaw and the most insane pickled peach treat, you will just loooove it. Like I love it.

We all love it!

It’s meant to be.

This chipotle pulled pork sandwich is spicy, sweet and saucy. Throw it on a bun or a plate and top it with the most delicious quick pickled peaches and napa cabbage slaw. Flavor and texture make this sandwich incredible! I howsweeteats.com #pulled #pork #chipotle #pickled #peaches #slaw #sandwiches #slow #cooker

So yes.

Say hello to my new favorite thing: pickled peaches! Quick pickled peaches are my newest obsession and they are super easy. I’m finding that they take all sandwiches and salads over the top in the best.way.possible.

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I made this pork shoulder in the slow cooker for ease with some basic salt and pepper and then a mix of chipotles in adobo and peach preserves. Yes, more peach preserves! You guys are loving that one pot peach chicken so much and I knew I wanted to do something with pork.

The pork is sort of saucy, almost like a peach chipotle bbq sauce or something – reminiscent of last year when I made this cherry chipotle sauce with pork! Stone fruit flavors with pork are so delicious and I find that the sweet and savory combo is always a huge hit.

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My original plan was to make a pickled peach slaw. But then when the peaches were sliced and out of the juice, they looked so pretty. I didn’t want to chop them up more to mix with the napa cabbage, so I did a double topping! A quick napa cabbage slaw, which is always my favorite to use on sandwiches like this… as well as tacos.

And then the pickles peaches on top.

Adds the most delicious, slightly vinegary, sweet but savory flavor. Like, this is really really good.

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Now I didn’t make these peaches in a way that could be canned, per se. I obviously don’t even know the correct terminology when it comes to canning. I don’t have the patience. But I’m here to say that you can do these quickly – like the day of – and be good to go. The quick pickles are great for a day or two and I love that no patience is required.

And so I just find myself seriously wishing that this was my breakfast today.

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Chipotle Pulled Pork with Pickled Peaches

Ingredients:

pulled pork

  • 1 (4-pound) pork shoulder roast
  • 2 teaspoons tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup your favorite beer
  • 2 chipotles peppers, diced
  • 3 tablespoons adobo sauce from the can of chipotles
  • 3 tablespoons peach preserves
  • buns for serving (the above ones are brioche!)

pickled peaches

  • 3/4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 3 peaches, sliced

quick slaw

  •  2 cups chopped napa cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

I find the flavor is best when the pork is seared first. My slow cooker sears the meat, but if yours does not, heat a large pot over medium to high heat and add the oil. Sprinkle the pork roast with the salt and pepper, then add it to the pot or slow cooker and sear on all sides until deeply golden brown. If necessary, transfer it to the slow cooker. Pour in the beer or liquid – whichever you choose to use.

Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. After 8 to 10 hours, the pork will easily shred with a fork. Shred it and mix with the juice in the slow cooker. I like to turn my slow cooker on high and let it sit with the lid off for 15 minutes or so – I find that if it’s extra liquidy, some of the liquid will be absorbed. Stir in the chipotle peppers, the adobo sauce and the peach preserves. Toss well. Cover and let it cook for another 15 to 30 minutes.

To serve, pile the pork on brioche buns and top with the quick slaw and pickled peaches. YES.

pickled peaches

Heat the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, red pepper and peppercorns in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil it for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes. Place the peaches in a jar or bowl and pour the mixture over top. Let the peaches sit for 30 minutes before using. To each, scoop them out with a slotted spoon.

quick slaw

Combine the cabbage and cilantro in a bowl. Add in the lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and toss well. I like to let this sit for 10 minutes or so before serving.

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p.s. I mean how it that for alliteration?!

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25 of My Favorite Easy Dinners (for Back to School!). 

I’ve got a whole slew of favorites here for you today!

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Back to school recipes, if you will. Super easy dinners in case you’re starting to plan your menu for the week. Tried and trues, flavorbomb bowls and a huge variety of all the things.

Even if you’re not in back-to-school mode (I hear ya!), I always look at this approaching season as somewhat of a reset. It’s my favorite time of year and I love for things to be as relaxed and enjoyable in the evening as they can. These recipes below have a mix of EVERYTHING and most of them only take about 30 minutes.

It was nearly impossible to pick your favorite 25 meals, but these are some of the highest rated recipes on the site that both you and I love! So if you are into back to school recipes or just super simple (but unique!) dinner recipes, I’ve got your back.

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Rosemary Chicken, Bacon Avocado Salad.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Crunchy Roasted Chickpea Pitas.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Bacon Meatballs with Bucatini.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Spicy Sausage, Kale and Whole Wheat Pasta Soup.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

15 Minute Sesame Ramen Noodles.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Bruschetta Chicken.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

One Pot Chili Cheese Pasta.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Buffalo Chicken Burgers.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Fried Rice.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Cilantro Lime Flank Steak.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Veggie Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pork Shoulder.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

30 minute Pasta with Feta, Arugula and Pine Nuts.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Chicken Enchilada Skillet.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Flank Steak with Chimichurri.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Pineapple Chorizo Rice Bowls.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Garlic Chickpeas.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Cajun Chicken Penne.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Sausage and Kale Skillet Lasagna.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Cheeseburger Chopped Salad.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Chicken and Dumplings.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Easy Weeknight Chicken Tacos.

25 of my favorite easy dinners and back-to-school recipes! A fantastic mix of chicken, veggie and beef recipes that can made in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for back to school and weeknights when you need a super delicious but easy dinner. I howsweeteats.com #easy #dinners #back #to #school #recipes #healthy #30minute #meals

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast.

I’d love it if you share some of your favorites down below in the comments!

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Currently Crushing On. 

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Happy Saturday! Hope you have a great one.

A peek at what I’m loving is below. There are some GREAT things on the internet this week!

xoxo

Loving like crazy:

whoa – corn and blueberry salad with savory granola!

some killer peach biscuit cobbler. yes please.

tomato breakfast toast. this looks fantastic.

totally making these lemon poppyseed zucchini muffins.

peach and prosciutto pizza with burrata. looks amazing.

i’m a pen freak, so i always love tracy’s suggestions.

this spinach peach summer salad is delish.

very much craving this amazing chocolate cake.

always love a good cobb salad.

summer pasta with bolognese. loving that.

cutest ever hamburger cake!

a greek chicken gyro salad. need it.

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Summer Fridays, Vol 12. 

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HELLO summer friday! It’s the best day of the week!

CREATING

This past week, Jess from Plays Well with Butter was here and we had the best time. She helped me with some photos + recipes and she came up with the best idea for a cocktail I’ll share soon. We made pizzas for dinner, styled a big cheese board and talked about Beyonce for an hour as if we personally knew her. All the normal stuff.

MAKING

We ate out a ton this week so I think we’re skipping restaurants or take-out and instead, having super simple and seasonal dishes. I’m so excited to make this brown butter garden veg pasta skillet and maybe some roasted corn caesar salads. I also want to make these chicken cheesesteaks for Eddie because he adores them. Annnnd maybe some of this whole wheat chocolate zucchini cake? I mean, it has candied pistachios!

SIPPING

On a throwback cocktail this weekend: frosty coconut mojitos! These are one of the best and I can’t let summer pass by without making them once.

EATING

One of the meals we ate this week was at Morcilla and UGH it is so good. They have lavender sugar marcona almonds and the oxtail plate is unbelievable. Right now they also have this roasted corn in a creamed corn dish and that was fantastic. Annnnnd they have churros. So you know.

WRITING

Daily brain dumps! Yes, I know that I’ve mentioned the Mel Robbins youtube channel a million times this last month, but this video on feeling overwhelmed is awesome. It perfectly describes how I feel when I get overwhelmed and really hit home with me on why brain dumps are so important. I tend to get overwhelmed and then I’m paralyzed and do nothing. And this is making me take the plunge and do morning pages, even if said morning pages are a not-so-pretty brain dump. Life changing, I tell you.

READING

So excited because I’m starting Colleen Hoover’s All Your Perfects tonight! I am never able to put her books down, so I’m expecting to fly through it. Did you read it yet?

LOVING

Okay, have you tried the salted cold foam cold brew from starbucks? Um, I had two this week. They are UNREAL. The salted foam is just so, so delicious. I want to try and recreate it here at home so I can have it whenever I want.

BUYING

I’m a huge proponent of adding things to my online cart and not actually checking out. At least not right away. After a day or two, I know if I reeeeeally want or need something and most of the time, I don’t purchase. Thought it would be fun to tell you what’s in my cart right now: YSL tatouage metallic liquid lip, charlotte tilbury flawless filter youth glow, this tank dress in the olive color, and a bunch of my favorite hand soap.

LISTENING

This week, Lacy made an amazzzzing playlist on some of our favorite covers. It’s so good! Blast it.

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Only a few summer fridays left! Cheers cheers cheers. xoxo

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Fresh Heirloom Tomato Bloody Marys. 

I’ve found it! The bloody mary cocktail that I can’t get enough of.

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Crazy, right?! The best bloody mary recipe that I’m actually into is not something I thought I’d find this summer. 

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And who would have ever thought a bloody mary could be SO pretty?

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It’s no secret that I don’t loooove bloody marys.

For years I’ve documented my distaste for tomato sauce that started (or just… existed?) when I was a kid. I’ve never loved anything tomato-sauce based. At all!

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But bloody marys have also been my “coffee” of this decade. And what I mean by that is that I WANT to like them. I mean, I want to love them. I want to sit at brunch and order a bloody mary that has all kinds of stuff on top, like tacos and pizza and cheeseburgers. Or heck, I’d even be happy with just bacon and olives.

P.S. my favorite bloody mary on the internet is this green monster version. Isn’t it amazing?!

Another reason for my complete horror at bloody marys is because they tend to have soooo much celery in them. And celery is the worst. It’s something that I’m almost positive I will never enjoy. The only thing coming in at a close second is fennel seeds. And then raisins, of course.

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Oddly enough, I don’t really mind celery salt. Because it’s not so much the flavor, it’s the texture and/or the weird stringy crunch of the veg. So don’t yell at me: you will find a touch of celery salt here! Oooooh.

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Anyway! The thing is that when I was pregnant with Max, I kind of got into tomato saucy things. It was minimal, of course, compared to others. But it stuck. And then I developed the recipe for our favorite Bolognese in The Pretty Dish. And I can say with certainty that it’s probably one of my favorite recipes of all time. I could even eat it weekly!

When I gave bloody marys another try, I realized that as long as I was in control of the base, I even semi-enjoyed them. That meant using tequila instead of vodka and that led to the twisted bacon bloody maria in The Pretty Dish too. OMG – now that is celery-free heaven.

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Inspired by all the stunning gem heirloom tomatoes here (we have the best tomatoes ever in PA!), I wanted to make a fresher base with an heirloom juice. I envisioned it to be just like a fresh rainbow juice that swirls together, and I was right! That takes a little extra work, meaning you blend the colors of tomatoes separately (really just for fun, you know?), but the end result is so fresh and pretty.

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Then it’s combined with some spices and seasonings that sauces that you’d normally reserve for something savory. Finish it with a smoked paprika rim. And it tastes GOOD.

I’m in to it.

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Fresh Heirloom Tomato Bloody Marys

Ingredients:

heirloom tomato juice

  • 1 large green heirloom tomato
  • 1 large red/dark heirloom tomato
  • 1 large yellow/orange heirloom tomato

for the rim

  • coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • a pinch of black pepper

for a single serving

  • 1/3 cup fresh heirloom tomato juice
  • 3 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces pickle juice from a jar of pickles
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1 drop of hot sauce
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka

Directions:

heirloom tomato juice

To make the juice, blend the lightest (in color) tomatoes until pureed and blended. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large measuring cup or glass. I started with the green, went to the yellow and went to red. I seasoned each of the juices a bit with salt and pepper, but didn’t do much more since the bloody mary has so much flavor!

for a single serving:

Stir together the salt, paprika, chile powder and pepper on a plate. Rim the glass with a lime wedge and dip the rim in the salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice.

In a cocktail shaker or blender, add the tomato juice, lime juice, pickle juice, Worcestershire, celery salt, garlic powder, pepper and hot sauce. Shake or blend until combined. Pour over the ice and stir in the tequila. Garnish with a pickle or cucumber, a pepperoncini and cherry tomatoes.

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Reeeeally complements some fries. And a cheeseburger.

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Smoky Cool Ranch Kale Dip. 

This is my let’s-never-allow-summer-to-end dip.

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The dip that is very much contradicting my rambles of yesterday about how I’m sooooort of ready for the autumn season. Because most of the time, I’m not!

This is our current favorite pool dip. Something you can whip up that isn’t terrible for you and something you can eat while sitting in the sun with your feet in the water. Yessss.

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Confession time: I’ve never loved cool ranch Doritos.

In fact, I’ve never loved ANY flavor of Doritos. Especially the original.

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When we were growing up, my brothers lived and died by Doritos. They LOVED them. I was never tempted, instead opting for regular tortilla chips or something. Maybe there was an issue with the messy hands and such. But truly, it was just the flavor that I couldn’t get behind. Totally wasn’t my thing.

Occasionally though… I was drawn in by the cool ranch vibe. A little cheesy and very ranch-y – it was weird for me because I was never a huge fan of ranch either! But those? It was like once you started, it was over.

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Now I know, I know. I’ve made a bunch of dips with kale in the past. And by a bunch, I mean two. This grilled kale BLT dip is unreal. Smoky crunchy bacon. Juicy tomatoes. It’s so freaking good but it does take a little bit of work: like heating up your grill.

Waaaay back when, I made this copycat Trader Joe’s spinach and kale dip too. You guys still flip out over that and it’s an amazing dip to whip up super quickly.

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Now THIS dip. Here’s why I love it. First of all, the whole kale thing. It’s a seriously easy way to get greens into your diet. The base is made with greek yogurt, so there’s that too. Basically we’re talking about a giant bowl of health right here, right now. There is a sliiiiiight spoonful of mayo. Don’t skip it! It really does add the richness that the tangy yogurt needs.

So. The kale sort of wilts into the dip. And it’s chopped and shredded so it’s not like you’re eating entire leaves of lettuce or anything. It’s just bits of greenery right in your dip. Veggies for the win! (I accidentally just type “wine” so that’s where my life is at right now.)

The spices are what MAKES this. I love a good homemade ranch seasoning and on top of that, I threw some fresh dill in too. There is nutritional yeast as well, which is what gives it an almost cheese-like flavor. IT DOES. Nutritional yeast is what I’ve used on my kale chips for years and it’s always in my pantry.

Of course you COULD just add that old-school ranch seasoning from a packet buuuut.

I say make your own. I’m all about the spices and making your own. Tastes so much better too!

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Kale Cool Ranch Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt (I like 2% or full-fat)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons dried drill
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated black pepper
  • a handful of fresh dill for topping

for serving: carrots, cucumbers, pita chips, radishes, peppers, etc

Directions:

In a bowl, whisk together the greek yogurt and mayonnaise. Add in the nutritional yeast, chives, drill, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, sea salt and black pepper. Mix and stir until combined. Fold in the kale and let the dip sit for 10 minutes before serving. You can also make it the night before! Stir in some fresh dill to serve.

Serve with a mix of pita chips, crackers and veggies.

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Annnd it still counts as eating veggies.

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Tuesday Things. 

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1. I feel like sometimes you just turn a corner in August and you’re READY for fall. I know we still have a ways to go and I’m certainly not eating any pumpkin… but I think I’m kind of there. I’m ready.

2. Probably because even though we aren’t in back-to-school-mode over here since we aren’t going to school, the school supplies are everywhere and this year they are WILD. There is glitter and unicorns and all sorts of pins to bedazzle backpacks and if I was going into fifth grade or something I would straight up lose my Lisa Frank loving mind. The best part is that Max loves to write and color and use sparkle glue, so we’ve had fun picking a few things up.

3. If I WAS going back to school myself, like in college, would it be a dorm room competition? Have you seen some of these amazing dorm rooms that are totally decked out? They look like they are out of a catalog. If you look at pinterest and search dorm room inspiration, you may be equally amazed and depressed.

4. Ohhh I am so into this iced vanilla rosemary latte.

5. Okay so The Affair! We got some resolution this week but I have NO idea how they will wrap it up next week. And basically I only care about Cole, err, I mean Pacey. Ugggh. And! Yellowstone this past week was so.freaking.good too. We are absolutely obsessed with the show and the storyline.

6. If you haven’t listened to Rise podcast by Rachel Hollis, you must! It is so so good. And funny.

7. This story of finding old love letters... ahhhh. The sweetest thing ever.

8. Current love: tomato confit. All I want to make is slow roasted tomatoes with olive oil and use them on every bite I take.

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Grilled Chopped Garden Veggies with Garlic Toast. 

This is how you get a veggie-hater to eat veggies.

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Really, who is going to say no to the best grilled vegetables?

It’s works, I swear. It worked on me!

Sometimes it even works on Max who right now deems slices of pepperoni and bananas and peanut butter toast balanced meals for days on end.

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And it’s easy! It’s also up to you.

You only need a few things.

Summer garden veggies of your choice, of course. I like to go with a variety of peppers. Some zucchini. Maybe mushrooms. You want to grill veggies that can be chopped into uniformly-sized pieces for the perfect choppedness.

The perfect choppedness is a thing, by the way.

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Now… one of the reasons that these veggies are SO SO SO good is because we are drenching them (in a, uh,good way?) in a fresh basil vinaigrette. YEP.

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The basil vinaigrette can go two ways.

Obviously – dress your veggies! Drizzle it on right before serving.

Or, like a dip. Take your veggies and dip them in. It’s reeeeeally delish and also works because everyone loves a good dip.

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Yes yes, now I’ve made some marinated grilled veggies before. You can dip them in this avocado whipped feta (see? It really is all about the dip!) and go.to.town.

These ones here are a bit simpler and make for the perfect topping on salads, tacos, or can even be thrown into pastas and stuff like that. You can totally meal prep them for those reasons!

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The kicker, the best part of the recipe, i.e. the thing that reeeeeally sells people on these veggies, is the grilled bread.

I mean, WHO is going to say no to grilled bread? I don’t even really care about bread (it’s not my poison of choice, if you will) and I would never say no to grilled bread. So toasty and golden and crunchy and maybe even buttery. Oooooh it’s divine.

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So yes, it’s like a grilled veggie chopped salad (which is always the best kind of salad) and it’s a fabulous summer dinner, side dish or appetizer and it absolutely 100% means that you still have room for cookies or rosé. Or both.

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Grilled Chopped Veggies with Garlic Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini squash
  • 1 red onion
  • 12 ounces baby portobello mushrooms
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • fresh basil and oregano, for topping

fresh basil vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Directions:

Preheat your grilled to the highest setting. Once the bread is sliced, stir together the olive oil and garlic and brush it on the bread slices.

While the grill is heating, I like to cut the vegetables into large pieces – ones that are manageable on the grill and won’t fall through the grates (if you’re not using a grill pan!) – but remember that we will chopped them after they are grilled! Sprinkle the veggies with the salt and pepper.

Once the grill is hot, place the vegetables on the grates and grill for about 5 to 6 minutes, tossing often and monitoring the veggies the entire time. Remove the veggies from the grill and place them on a sheet pan. To grill the bread, place it on the grill and grill about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Keep an eye on it as the grill time will depend on where it is placed and how hot the grill is!

Once the bread is finished, chop the veggies so they are mostly even in size and place them all in a bowl.

Drizzle the basil vinaigrette on the veggies and toss well. Top with a handful of fresh basil and oregano.

Serve the whole mess with the grilled bread and devour it!

basil vinaigrette

In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, basil, garlic, honey, mustard, salt, pepper and pepper flakes. Whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is emulsified. This stays great in the fridge!

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And it’s kind of rainbow-ish too!

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Currently Crushing On. 

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Happy weekend! I hope you have a fabulous Saturday. And Sunday! And week to come!

p.s. last week I shared a 9 month update on my lovebug Emilia. HOW HAS IT BEEN NINE MONTHS? Ugh.

Anyhoooooo.

Favorites!

my love language: lavender espresso pancakes. omg.

this shrimp and couscous salad sounds so good.

the most gorgeous peach maple cake.

no knead cheddar jalapeño bread. yessss.

just really want these homemade peanut butter cups.

super into this baked chicken milanese!

chocolate chip zucchini bread! making it this weekend.

craving sesame glazed roasted salmon.

the prettiest blackberry brownie ice cream sandwiches.

it’s the best summer gazpacho!

how amazing do these vietnamese steak summer rolls look?

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Summer Fridays, Vol 11. 

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Hey hey summer fridays!! You’re the best.

CREATING

My ideal 2018. Well, the rest of it! Until last week I hadn’t even revisited the goals I had set at the beginning of the year. I mean, I was working towards certain ones but hadn’t taken a close look in forever. I want a clear plan for the rest of 2018. How I want my perfect day to look. What routines and habits I’d like to build. And what I want to accomplish next. Having a book come out is sort of like having a baby. Now that a few months have passed, everyone I see is all “omg so what’s next?!”

MAKING

Chewy oatmeal zucchini cookies this weekend! Annnnd maybe caramelized peach and lavender scones. I also have a bag of frozen sour cherries and want to turn them into cobbler.

EATING

The same things that have been on repeat for the last two weeks or so. All the sweet corn and tomatoes here. This embarrassingly easy grilled sourdough with heirloom tomatoes? Yes please. Also! This smoky tomato and grilled peach pasta salad. It’s incredible, I swear.

SIPPING

On blueberry mojitos with lavender syrup! I’m all over the local blueberries right now.

READING

Going off my summer reading list, I’m moving on to either Mrs or Ever After this week. Have you read either?!

LISTENING

SO. We made a broadway playlist this week. Eeeeep! Belt it out in your car, okay?

SHARING

Our back-to-school lunchbox guide over at Sweet Peas Meals this week! It’s totally FREE and you can get it here.

BUYING

My newest obsession: these Zephyr plates in sky and mint. I always go to Anthro for any sort of food styling props, but also for my… life dishes? Yeah. Life dishes. Anyhoo, these work for both. Now I just want 12 of each. They are so pretty! And they are matte!

WEARING

On the last day of the Nordstrom sale, I bought these booties and I am looooving them. They are super flattering and cute but also can totally be worn right now. Probably more right now than in colder weather!

OBSESSING

Over Mel Robbins’ youtube channel. I linked to her “parent yourself” video a few weeks ago in my Tuesday Things and I’ve caught a few other videos she has made. It’s the simplest advice, but the videos are super short but they definitely resonate with me. Sometimes it’s exactly what I need to hear. 

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Popsicles tastes so much better after taking a champagne bath. xo

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