This entire month just FLEW by and I’m shocked another month is over. That means only a few months left of summer (yay!) and sweating and bugs and making jeans uncomfortable and ovens annoying to turn on…. do ya feel me?
During June I had a chance to try out a new cookbook – Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor, the blogger behind my #1 favorite food blog, Cookie + Kate. It’s a great cookbook! The recipes are simple but delicious, and I love how each recipe has a way to modify it. There are suggestions to swap out veggies or grains if you don’t have the specific ingredient on hand. Or suggestions to make the recipe vegan or gluten free. It’s a simple, real foods cookbook that even a beginner cook could master.
As for recipes, there were some summer favorites that entered the rotation!
Austrian Potato Salad | This is a mayo-free potato salad that is OH so delicious! It’s packed with flavor thanks to mustard. It’s just the best thing ever. I have to be careful when I make this – can’t make too large of a batch or I am tempted to eat the whole thing in one sitting!
Parmesan Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes | I’ve had this recipe at least 5 times at my mother-in-law’s house, and I love it each time. I decided to whip up a batch for a fun weeknight side. It’s one of those recipes that looks fancy and full of effort, but it was easy as pie. (well… maybe not pie… pie is hard!)
Kale Sweet Potato Curry | One evening I was cruising Pinterest and saw this pin for meals to make when you don’t feel like cooking. Win! It was the perfect recipe for the moment. I had a pile of kale and sweet potato that I had intentions for but little motivation. So I instead decided it would be better if they became a curry. Because nothing screams summer like a curry, right? But seriously, when you’re craving comfort food but don’t want to fire up the oven, a curry is your friend! And this was definitely cheaper than take-out Thai food.
What are some amazing recipes you’ve tried lately? Have you peeked in your trusty recipe box recently?