Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

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Have I told you about my love of heirloom tomatoes and how I dream of someday moving to Greece (or Italy) and spending my days growing the most luscious varieties of tomatoes?  That smell that your fingers takes on when you pluck one from a plant- it’s my favorite!  It’s the epitome of Summer for me, that smell, and a juicy bite into a warm, fresh tomato.  I always think I can taste the sun and the air and the earth.  They’re heavenly.  And I prefer to eat them with the simplest preparation, like these sweet little bruschetta!  I hope you love as much as I do.  xx- Sarah

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Acai Parfait

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Are you completely exhausted of me being all “OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER” about every recipe I post?  Me too!  But THIS ONE!  This one really is the best thing ever!  Or maybe, just maybe, I’m just obsessed with putting things in my mouth that taste amazing.  And that, combined with my tendencies to over-excite, lead me to make wild claims about everything delicious my mouth touches.  I don’t know.  I suppose you’ll just have to make this and judge for yourself.  You long-suffering recipe makers, I love you so!  xx- Sarah

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Watermelon Basil Salad

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The Summer of 2014 will from this day forward be remembered as the summer of the watermelon in our house.  We just can’t get enough.  It’s obscene how much we’ve eaten and this salad pretty much ensures that we’ll eat our weight in the melon at least two more times before the juicy fruits go out of season!  That’s not weird at all.  But this salad, OMG this salad!!!  I love the basil watermelon combo so much, but the pine nuts and balsamic take it over the edge.  Hope you love as much as I do!  xx- Sarah

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Green Onion and Pea Risotto (GF + Vegan)

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I bought a bag of shelled peas at the Farmers market and then agonized like a girl over a prom dress about the best way to eat them.  Do you do that too or is it a special kind of crazy?  There’s a limited selection of veggies in the desert so something like a bag of fresh peas can really send me over the edge and get my neurotic juices flowing!  Mmmmm, but risotto with fresh peas- it was totally a happy dance in the kitchen moment when I had my first bite!  If you’re in the market for an easy weeknight dinner that celebrates summer, well here you go, I made this for you.  xx- Sarah

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Peach and Nectarine Crisps (Vegan + GF)

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There are few things I’d be excited to turn my oven on for when it’s 114 degrees (for those who aren’t familiar with the fahrenheit/celsius conversion 114 degrees is basically the temperature of a frying pan, or the surface of the sun).  That said, I would walk barefoot and naked through the desert with no water for a good 45 minutes in 114 degrees if it meant at the end I could have these crisps (with a big glass of ice water, naturally).  You’ll be relieved to know that I did not have to!!  But they’re that good and I’ll be damned if I don’t fully enjoy stone fruit season the way nature intended me to just because of a bit of heat!  And aren’t these mini pots the cutest thing ever?  Such a fun way to serve dessert to guests.  Happy weekend all!  xx- Sarah

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Simple Summer Pasta Marinara

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I know what you’re thinking- too simple to be a recipe.  But, and this is a big BUT, this sauce is incredible. Really, spectacularly good.  Add all of this confirms my belief that simple food is the best food anyway.  If you’re going to eat pasta this summer, which I can’t think of a single reason why you wouldn’t, then this is the way to do it!  Three cheers to tomato season!  xx- Sarah

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