Cherry and strawberry crisp that’s naturally grain free, sweetened without refined sugar, with a perfect crisp upper crust and a bubbling cherries and berries underneath? Yes my friends, we are talking paleo cherry and strawberry crisp today and this sweet treat is about to win over your summer loving heart.
There’s something about a fresh fruit crisp that is the very epitome of summer dessert charm. It’s a simple + humble treat that, when paired with a scoop of creamy (in this case, dairy free) vanilla ice cream is like the cherry on top of a perfect summer day.
We’ve been doing a lot of that simple cooking these days as the light ebbs long into the evening hours (although we are on the other side of that trend now, it will still be awhile before we’re eating dinner in the dark).
Dinners on our deck with the cool evening breeze are embraced as often as possible, usually with a glass of rosé (for me) and a cold beer (for him) in hand. And when you top off some sublime al fresco dining with a bowl of fresh paleo cherry strawberry crisp, we’re talking pretty near perfection as far as simple home feasting is concerned.
Well Mexico has totally rubbed off on my kitchen agenda and I’m kind of loving it. I mean, without a week in Mexico I’m not sure we would be talking about kombucha rose and fresh citrus margaritas!!!
And just in time for Cinco de Mayo 😛
Currently I’m sitting in my favorite little sunny coffee shop where I find I’m always the most productive (isn’t it strange how sometimes where you work affects how you work? I kinda love it), and I just finished editing these pictures. I was so deep into getting the kombucha pour shots looking just right, (and was obviously thinking about how delicious these margaritas were) that when I took a sip of my iced almond milk chai latte I totally expected it to be a margarita 🙂 Coffee shop margs? Maybe I’m onto something…
I can never stay away from roasted vegetables for very long. And this time, I found some very pretty spring purple sprouting broccoli to roast and drizzle with a caper basil tahini sauce! And after a week in Mexico eating (and let’s be honest, drinking) ALL THE THINGS I’m pretty pumped to be sharing this healthy deliciousness with you.
Purple sprouting broccoli just happened to be that one piece of sweet spring produce that I discovered on my latest trip to the grocery store, but if you’re local market shelves aren’t stocking this pretty veg don’t fret! You can easily substitute broccolini or regular broccoli. But if you DO see it at the store I bet you’ll wanna grab some, too.
I mean LOOK at that gorgeous color.
I love broccoli, but when broccoli is purple it’s a whole other level of love.
Like can’t keep my hands off it love.
And on top of being beautiful, it has a really spectacular flavor as well. It’s quite sweet and incredibly tender, with all the charming complexity of broccoli that we love. And actually a closer relative to romanesco than broccoli, oddly enough. but comes into season a bit earlier than either.
Which makes it the PERFECT candidate for a vitamin packed spring roasting indulgence.
Charred to perfection and drizzled with CAPER BASIL TAHINI SAUCE and we’re talking some seriously amazing stuff, you guys.