We did it. We made it through another month. Was it just me or did July seem to fly by? With plenty of social outings, friends and family in town, and tons of time spent working on the cookbook, I’m feeling spent. I’m very much looking forward to a (fingers-crossed) quieter month ahead.
Before we jump into August, let’s recap what we did and ate in July, starting with recipes!
1. Avocado Boats (2 Ways) // 2. Gluten Free Birthday Cake (Vegan) // 3. Cold Brew Caramel Frappuccino // 4. Easy Vegan Falafel // 5. Kumquat Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing // 6. Blackberry Basil Mojitos // 7. Strawberry Arugula Salad // 8. Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels // 9. Easy Traditional Red Sangria // 10. Blueberry Quinoa Salad // 11. Raspberry Coconut Mango Sorbet // 12. Spicy Plantain & Black Bean Tacos // 13. Coconut Lime Watermelon Slushie
What We Did //
- On July 4th we went camping on Mt. Hood with friends. While it was fun, we confirmed once again that we are not camping people. Nature hates us and we love our bed – end of story.
- John attended a conference here in Portland, which meant several social outings, as well as face time with some internet friends (like Holly, a.k.a. our cookbook designer!). We made plenty of trips to the farmers market, ate like kings, and drank too much wine (is that even a thing?). I can’t wait to do it all over again next year.
- We also hosted family in July, which meant eating all of the donuts, ice cream and pizza in Portland we could find.
- We celebrated my birthday in true old person style – with Indian takeout and a movie. My couch is my happy place and I’m owning it. I also enjoyed a piece of this cake. Swoon.
- We also made a quick trip to Washington D.C. (just like we did last summer!) to get some East coast hang time with friends and brunch like professionals.
What We’re Craving //
Next month’s recipes are a total mixed bag! I tried to choose a theme, but simply couldn’t. Just know I’m aiming to maximize end-of-summer produce and provide several more heat-free meals to keep us all cool.
Thanks for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for a new (MUST-SEE) recipe. Cheers!