One the of quintessential flavors of summer is a cool, zesty bowl of gazpacho. I like including melon for a touch of sweetness and extra hydration. This vegan recipe is excellent on its own, but if you want to boost the protein, you can add sautéed shrimp, diced grilled chicken or chopped almonds.
I love the 4th of July. As a kid it meant heading out to our cottage on the pond, roasting marshmallows and watching the mini fireworks display reflect over the water. I’m happy to report that our Independence Day celebration won’t be too different, minus the pond and the fireworks (too dangerous for the little ones). There will definitely be grilling, some running through the sprinkler, and some s’mores. And let’s not forget relaxing–it is officially summer now after all!