Gazpacho, or chilled vegetable soup as a friend of mine calls it, is a true blessing when we are overwhelmed with the goodness from our gardens or Farmers’ Markets but are too hot to eat. I am constantly playing with this recipe and tonight I am sharing with you my favorite for this season – so far. So pull out a few tomatoes, a sharp knife and, in minutes, a tasty soup will be ready.
Archive for July, 2015
Many people have chosen to be gluten-free whether because of celiac disease or recognizing that they are sensitive to gluten and may suffer achy joints, headaches or fatigue from eating gluten. As a society, people are very used to reaching for a quick snack and often are looking for a bar to throw in their pocket book or bag as part of their “emergency pack” for when they are out and about and get hungry. Hope bars are gluten-free and made with organic ingredients.
In Christine’s own words, ” I created Hope Bars for kids using quinoa as a main ingredient, and combined it with other nutritious ingredients while making sure it was delicious and “kid approved”. Since the schools in our town are nut free, I also made a nut free version using sunflower seed butter. ”
I tried the Dark Chocolate Cherry Hope Bars. They had just enough sweetness to make me feel like I had a special treat. They had a nice crunch and are packaged in such a way to be easily transportable. All that and they are gluten-free, dairy-free and 100% organic! She also offers nut free options. Visit their website to learn more and try them for yourself.
Banana Date Spiced Smoothie – A Green Smoothie
Don’t let the color of this smoothie fool you. Despite having a full serving of a green leafy vegetable, this smoothie as a wonderful banana taste with a nice spicy finish.