Monday, July 18, 2016

Fresh Blueberry Muffins

The perfect summer recipe during blueberry season!

1.5 cups white flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup canola oil (or grapeseed)
1 large egg
milk (up to 1 cup volume with egg and oil)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 ounces fresh blueberries 
coarse sugar (for topping muffins)

Preheat oven to 400. Mix dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Add oil, egg, and milk up to one cup total volume in measuring glass, add vanilla. Stir to mix in egg. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir with fork until just combined. Fold in blueberries with a spatula. Spoon into approximately 8-9 muffins cups. Sprinkle tops with coarse sugar. Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Slightly adapted from Inspired Taste.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

No Cook Vegetarian Taco Salad

This is my favorite summer go-to dinner recipe. Black beans replace ground beef for as an easy and healthy variation. No cooking required! Keeps the kitchen cool and is ready to serve in just 15 minutes!

mixed greens, torn into bite size pieces
1 (15-ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1/2 package taco seasoning mix (.5 oz)
tortilla chips (plain or flavored)
shredded cheese
avocado (sliced or diced)
sour cream
salsa, or catalina dressing

Combine taco seasoning mix with black beans. Top torn lettuce with beans, crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sliced avocado, etc. Serve with sour cream and salsa or dressing.