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How to Sweeten Lemonade with Fruit Not Sugar

Many of us are on determined quests to reduce sugar consumption. But what about summer's favorite drink, lemonade? Can lemonade be sweetened with fruit instead of processed sugar? The answer is a definite "yes". My experiments turned out so well, we're drinking fruit-sweetened lemonade nearly every day! Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 29) Summer Suppers

Anyone looking for new dinner ideas? (Aren't we all?!) Today's collection is jam-packed with fresh, seasonal meals to carry us through the summer ...

Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese

How to make basil pesto at home. My simple pesto recipe calls for just five ingredients and two easy-to-remember techniques to prevent the problems that we some times encounter with homemade pesto, bitterness and muddiness. My pesto recipe is made without cheese, that means that sweet, fresh basil flavor really lets loose. Fresh & Seasonal, a Summer Classic. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep. Rave Reviews.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 28) Summer "Extras"

Too hot to cook? If not yet, then soon. So here I've collected some of my very favorite "extra" recipes for summer, the little things that make it extra easy to put together a quick sandwich, salad, taco, pizza or a quick meal with a touch of something special, all without planning. More and more, it's these "little extras that make all the difference" that fascinate me.

Best-Ever Macaroni Salad

My own special recipe for Macaroni Salad, full of crunch (thank you, six different chopped vegetables) and a light and bright savory dressing (thank you, less mayo punched up and seasoned with lemon, mustard and dill pickle juice). It's the classic summer salad, just recast and much improved, like store-bought except made from scratch and so much better. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. The Summer Classic, Just Better. Budget-Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 27) Low-Key Celebrations

A collection of recipes for low-key summer celebrations, little fuss and few fireworks, just a few of summer's best recipe ideas for small gatherings, even just the small family units of two and four that hold us together right now. Happy Canada Day, dear Canadians. Happy 4th of July, fellow Americans. And Happy Summer, to all of us ...

Chicken Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Garden Tzatziki Sauce

"Where's the beef?" Let's put red meat aside for the moment and instead choose a summery Greek-style chicken sandwich served with a chunky Greek tzatziki, updated with lots of vegetables from the garden. Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Budget-Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. High Protein.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 26) Blueberries, Baby!

Happy Father's Day to all ... and let's hope all the dads, grandpas, uncles, teachers and all who "father" like blueberries because I aim to turn tongues blue with an almost-all blueberry edition from coffee cake (two!) to pie (two!) to ... a few savory surprises!

Fried Egg Quesadillas

Hello, easy breakfast on the fly! For everyone who's a fan of fried egg sandwiches, here's a fast and fresh tortilla version. That's right, no bread, just a flour tortilla. It's quick and easy, needs just a single skillet, calls for just three ingredients ... but fills you up with healthy protein. Could a Fried Egg Tortilla turn into dinner? Naturally! Just add fixin's like salsa, sour cream, avocado, pickled jalapeƱo and more and you've got yourself a feast. Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Budget Friendly. Just Three Ingredients. High Protein. Vegetarian.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 25) Midsummer

A quick read, a collection of summer recipes from the lands of the midnight sun, just in time for the summer solstice here in the northern hemisphere. Yes, it's "midsummer" on June 20th. Perhaps there's a recipe or two or three here that will inspire your own Nordic-style celebration of the official start of summer ...