When I go to the Thai restaurant, I absolutely love the appetizers, particularly the lettuce wraps. With fried little morsels of goodness, topped with a soy sauce, and fresh herbs and rice noodles, it’s one of the best parts of going out. This is our own take. A recipe filled with layers of flavor, made in 30 minutes, fresh herbs, and Whole30 approved.
When it comes to the Whole30 and trying to eat as cleanly as possible, I have one major stumbling block. I’m a sucker for dessert and lattes. Last month, we were sticking to the Whole30 in our house and discovered these amazing products. While not all of them are Whole30 approved, many are and all are clean eating friendly. They’re delicious and have totally helped us curb any sweet cravings you might have.
We’re in the height of summer and are headed to the mountains for a bit of hiking, kayaking, and camping. It will be a welcome reprieve from the work week and our first time camping since moving to NorCal. It’s long, long overdue. We’ve put together this roundup of recipes because well, it’s hot. Really hot. We joke around that a Redding summer feels somewhat like the surface of the sun, where when it stays at 90 we think, “Wow, that feels cool.”
Keep reading for 8 recipes to beat the heat after the jump!
We’ve loved playing with raw foods and adding more nutrition to our diet. At times, the flavor of raw vegetables can be overly bitter and keep me going back to the skillet. This salad shifted my paradigm and now I firmly believe that asparagus and zucchini are just as tasty raw as they are cooked. This salad hosts a variety of green veggies that when cut down and into ribbons, are absolutely delicious. With a punch of onion, crunch of almonds, and creamy finish of goat cheese, it boasts a nuance of flavor and finesse unlike most salads we’ve tasted. (Remove goat cheese and this recipe is Whole30 Approved!)
There’s something about lobster. If I’m honest, there’s something about it that screams summer, endless sunshine, and fresh coastal living. While I live in mountain laden lands and it takes a road trip to get to the coast, I love the idea of having fresh seafood during the summer months. When it comes to grilling lobster, I was shocked at how simple the prep was. I wasn’t daring enough to butcher a full lobster myself and opted to purchase the tails ready to go. With the market price on seafood it ended up being around the same cost per ounce of meat, making the convenience worth it. Using charcoal and fresh herbs, this recipe remains clean, quick, and will be sure to impress your guests at any gathering.