watermelon and arugula salad with mint and red onion

who’s ready to savor these last weeks of summer like the boss’s that we are? say yes andĀ I promise to make you all the watermelon and arugula salad with mint red onion šŸ˜‰

because everybody’s summer deserves this salad.

watermelon arugula salad with mint and red onion - a super easy and healthy salad made with juicy watermelon, red onion, fresh mint, arugula and a simple lime vinaigrette. the perfect summer salad! | www.nyssaskitchen.comwatermelon arugula salad with mint and red onion - a super easy and healthy salad made with juicy watermelon, red onion, fresh mint, arugula and a simple lime vinaigrette. the perfect summer salad! | www.nyssaskitchen.com

in reality I’m actually kind of freaking out over here about ALL THEĀ watermelon ANDĀ tomatoes ANDĀ salad greens ANDĀ berries because from June –> July I wasn’t in my kitchen for almost 5 weeks – gasp! šŸ˜³

all the seasonal goodies I missed!

the first official 3 weeks of summer I was traveling for work (Spain + Israel : NO COMPLAINTS!) and then the next couple of weeks I was on the road chasing bands and dancing barefoot in the grass under the stars with my hubby and BFF + a dozen of my other favorite people in the world (also, NO COMPLAINTS! life is good. ) BUTĀ I did miss hanging out in the kitchen, windows open, music on, tinkering around with whatever good things are in season.

so now I definitely feel like I have some catching up to do when it comes to summer produce, andĀ time is running out, so let’s get to it!Ā  Continue reading

roasted carrot picnic salad with sprouted garbanzo bean pancakes and avocado

daayum! here we are at the beginning of august (what?!) and this herby roasted carrot picnic salad with sprouted garbanzo bean pancakes and avocado fits right in like the sun in that big blue sky.

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I’ve been on the road on various little adventures lately and haven’t been able to spend too much time in the kitchen so this is a recipe I’m pulling out of my back pocket for y’all. I made it a while ago to bring to the beach for a sun and sand studded picnic lunch, and I figuredĀ there mightĀ be a moment to share itĀ so before heading out the door I snapped a few pictures and wrote down the details. it was one of those totally perfect PNW summer days when the sky literally could not get any bluer, the trees shone emerald along the horizon and the breeze off the ocean kept the the heat at bay.

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I knew I wanted to make something to bring to lunch that was healthy and full of veggies but also easy to eat with our hands. I actually didn’t have much in the refrigerator (#sundayproblems) but a big handful of forgotten carrots, the end of a head of red cabbage (wins the longest-vegetable-life-in-the-fridge-award) and some herbs. I had also been waiting for the moment to try using theĀ sprouted garbanzo bean flour that I had bought on a whim from thrive market* (*lazy girl grocery shopping obsession šŸ™‹šŸ»). a quick google search brought me to this recipeĀ and I was quickly on my way to beachy picnic food perfection.

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spicy animal slushy

spicy animal slushy is healthy summer refreshment at its finest! this icy treat is made with fresh pressed apple cider, lemon juice, ginger, turmeric and cayenne - packed with anti-inflammatory and immune boosting goodness | www.nyssaskitchen.comspicy animal slushy is healthy summer refreshment at its finest! this icy treat is made with fresh pressed apple cider, lemon juice, ginger, turmeric and cayenne - packed with anti-inflammatory and immune boosting goodness | www.nyssaskitchen.com

the little kid in me is a bit slushy obsessed. & this spicy animal slushy is my grown up version of my little kid obsession. if that makes sense. I think I have a brain freeze šŸ˜³…

what makes it a grown up slushy? not alcohol..ahem..but instead all the good things that might help you recover from too MUCH alcohol (I’m looking at you, summer bbqĀ šŸ˜‰) – lemon, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper and fresh pressed apple cider make this icy spicy little number sing songs of healthy restorative + refreshing perfection. and if you’re not into the spicy thing, the cayenne can easily be left out. no problem-o.
spicy animal slushy is healthy summer refreshment at its finest! this icy treat is made with fresh pressed apple cider, lemon juice, ginger, turmeric and cayenne - packed with anti-inflammatory and immune boosting goodness | www.nyssaskitchen.comspicy animal slushy is healthy summer refreshment at its finest! this icy treat is made with fresh pressed apple cider, lemon juice, ginger, turmeric and cayenne - packed with anti-inflammatory and immune boosting goodness | www.nyssaskitchen.com Continue reading