Thursday, May 13, 2010

Creamy Summer Love

Sizzling summer temps creeping around the corner. Bounty of veggies and my creamy love, red pepper hummus. I must admit, when creating a culinary masterpiece, this creamy goodness remains my central focus. Surrounded by sugar snap peas, vibrant mini peppers, English cucumbers and baby carrots (oh praising that this country has baby carrots, we have it good) Smack dab in the middle of our table, we twist, reach, munch and devour freshness.

Summer serves up delicious dishes. As the heat in the desert begins to climb, I'm on the hunt for more recipes to celebrate the season. Any suggestions for no-cooking delights for a family of four with two boys eager to enjoy their first Arizona summer? Share with me your favorite taste of summer and some fresh ideas for our family. And nothing is off limits, as I am the one who serves hummus as the main course :)

10 comments:

Charlotte said...

My favorite: Watermelon Salad from Nick and Tony's in the Hamptons. Yum

Link is here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giadas-weekend-getaways/watermelon-salad-recipe/index.html

Denise said...

In the summer I love alot of salads, and berries. Blackberries, blueberries, and yummy strawberries.

Heart2Heart said...

I am so into salads of any kind. Believe it or not, my new favorite is strawberry spinach salad with raspberry vinagrette. Trust me it's so light, refreshing and delish!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Four Buttons said...

Hi Sarah! Welcome to AZ!! We love it here, and are heading into our second summer here! I have two little ones almost 3 and 5. I don't know where in AZ you are, but we're in the Phoenix area and are planning on hitting up all the splash pads in Chandler and are buying a pool pass to Mesquite Grove Pool in Chandler. As far as food goes, we are smoothie nuts, so combine any fruit, ice and yogurt for deliciously refreshing snack, and depending on how much you make, it could make a meal for the kids! Enjoy!

No Ordinary Me said...

We are doing a lot of Grilled Veggie Subs for quick grabs. They are yum.

Debbie said...

I have a Barefoot Contessa recipe that is delicious. It is for gazpacho soup, which is cold tomato based soup. I will send you the recipe by email Sara.

Hugs,
Debbie

Lynnette Kraft said...

Hi Sara. I found your blog on Debbie's blog. I just thought I'd pop by and say hello. :)

I'm with you, I LOVE red pepper hummus! Or any hummus for that matter. :) Your post made me hungry.

I enjoyed my visit. You have a beautiful family.
Lynnette
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

The Klippensteins said...

Mmm Sarah, your post is making me hungry. I always love fresh tomatoe salsa with corn chips. So fast and easy to make and oh so good. Oh ya and throw in some guacamole dip. Remember the dip I brought you in CR. That one.
Wendy

Jelli Bean said...

Jonathan and I really like Ina Garten´s summer garden pasta. Yes, the pasta does require a bit of boiling, but nothing more. Here is a link:
http://juliatylerfoodblog.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/summer-pasta/

prashant said...

it's so light, refreshing and delish!
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