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Meatless Monday: Groovy Garbanzos!

On Meatless Monday, we know how important it is to get your protein fix at lunch so you can stay full and energized until the end of the day. One of the easiest, most versatile and delicious ways to do that is with garbanzo beans, or as many people know them, chickpeas! Chickpeas are jam-packed with protein and fiber and are super versatile — blend ‘em smooth, form them into patties or leave them whole. Plus, their neutral taste can easily pick up any combination of flavors and spices. And while we adore ’em in hummus, we had to recommend a few more creative takes on chickpeas, too!

Try a Middle Eastern Platter for a new, healthy take on breakfast

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Weeknight Meal Planner

There’s no better feeling than having a full week of delicious, healthy and quick meals planned for you and your family. So, to make your life easier, we’re sharing five fast and simple recipes for the upcoming week. Dinnertime just got a whole lot better!

 

Monday, July 28

Mexican Macaroni and Grilled Corn

 

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Peas Try This Must-Have Veggie

Another reason we love summer? The brightness of all the produce! There’s no other time of year when stoplight red tomatoes sit next to sunny yellow corn and deep purple eggplant. But we can’t forget about the green! Nothing adds a pop of color to a dish quite like a sprinkle, mash or saute of peas. Whether you like sugar snaps, pea shoots or are more of a traditionalist, you’ve gotta try one of these dishes after your visit to the farmers’ market this weekend.

 

Beer-Braised Chicken and Peas

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The One Thing You Need to Make this Weekend

As the last weekend of National Ice Cream Month approaches (we know, we’re tearing up a little bit over here, too) there’s no better way to send off the sweetest time of year than by whipping up some homemade ice cream! Brrrrr-illiant, no? So whether you like chocolate, vanilla or something fruity, it’s time to schedule a date this weekend with the coolest kitchen accessory: your ice cream maker!

 

Triple Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

 

 
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Four-Ingredient Bourbon Cocktail

No party is complete without a signature cocktail. But that doesn’t mean you need to whip up some crazy concoction with 14 different ingredients that you’ll never use again. Keep it simple, but still impress guests with our four-ingredient sipper. Your friends will think you’re a master mixologist (trust us) when you make this Bourbon Cocktail!

 

 
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It’s National Hot Dog Day!

Summer and hot dogs go hand in hand, so it’s only appropriate that today, in the heat of the season (pun intended), is National Hot Dog Day! Whether you like a straight-up ketchup-and-mustard classic, or you like to be more adventurous with your toppings and preparation, one of our 10 most popular hot dog recipes is sure to suit your fancy for franks. The best part? These recipes are so quick and easy, you’ll be able to make ‘em tonight for dinner before the sun goes down!

 

Classic Coney Island Hot Dogs

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The Ultimate Picnic for a Park Outing

Looking for a fun, after-work idea? On a nice summer night, treat yourself (plus your sweetie or friends) to a concert in the park! Make one portable dish and buy the rest for an easy summer feast, because, what goes better with music than a delicious meal and a cool beer?

 

 

Make it: Grilled Pork with Rice & Quinoa Salad is easy to pack in individual portions, which means no extra serving utensils or platters required!

 

Buy it: Pickles, beer, fruit tart, heavy cream and crystallized ginger.

 

Semi-homemade: Jazz up a bakery tart or cake with a dollop of cream whipped with chopped crystallized ginger.

 

Pack smart: Each Kip It Cutlery To Go set gives you two handles and mix-and-match heads. Snap on a fork, knife, spoon — or chopsticks! ($6 for a set, surlatable.com)

Save room in your cooler by packing your beers in a Chill It six-pack freezable bag. ($15, chillitbags.com)

 

 

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Weeknight Meal Planner

There’s no better feeling than having a full week of delicious, healthy and quick meals planned for you and your family. So, to make your life easier, we’re sharing five fast and simple recipes for the upcoming week. Dinnertime just got a whole lot better!
 

Monday, July 21

 

Pesto Tortellini Salad

 

 
 
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What to Buy at the Farmers’ Market: Cherries

To us, there are a  number of thing that signal the beginning of summer. The smell of the grill, the sound of the Mister Softee ice cream truck, and the sight of beautiful, vibrant cherries. The are the earliest tone fruit to reach harvest and although they are perfect eaten as a snack, we love to add them into sweet and savory dishes all summer long.  While you’re shopping at the farmers’ market this weekend, look for full, glossy cherries with a deep color and green stems. They’ll last in your fridge for 4 to 5 days, which will give you plenty of time to make all of our favorite cherry recipes!

 

Perfect for a dinner party appetizer: Cherry-Mozzarella Crisps

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