I’m sharing some of my favorite late summer recipes for inspired eating!
Over the summer I started working with a new business coach, and before I knew it, I was rebranding my entire business. Not at all how I imagined my already jam-packed summer.
When I wasn’t sitting at the makeshift desk in my bedroom in Maine working on the rebrand, I was feeding hungry hordes of houseguests, doing laundry, and running the vacuum. The visitors included family, friends, and even our family’s friends. We steamed dozens of lobsters, made as many beds, and did a fair amount of babysitting.
It was bliss and a LOT, even by my standards!
It feels good to be back in Virginia, working at my desk, gearing up for The 21-Day Wellness Reset, and looking forward to our next babysitting week in September.
Enjoy these late Summer recipes; they are staples in our home, especially the Zucchini Lasagna:
Easy Zucchini Lasagna
This is one of my favorite late Summer recipes! My mother used to make a version of this recipe with more steps than I could bear when prepping dinner. I took a good look at the ingredients, added corn, and simplified by combining ingredients in ways that made it quicker to assemble while keeping the same delicious texture and flavor.
Tomato, Corn and Basil Summer Sauté
I make this recipe every summer in different variations. Sometimes I use cherry tomatoes; others, it’s chopped beefsteak or even Marzano tomatoes. The corn might be freshly shucked and sliced off the cob or leftover from last night’s dinner. Out of basil, I have used parsley, cilantro, and even tarragon. This recipe is a formula for using the best produce summer offers and also making the most of what you have on hand.
Hearts of Palm Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Mushrooms are one of my favorite ingredients because of their versatility and ability to create savory rich flavors called umami. This flavor profile is due to the presence of an amino acid called glutamate, which is also found in meats, fish, and cheese.
This recipe can be made vegan by substituting a high quality vegan cream cheese, such as Miyokos brand.
No-Cook Tomato Sauce Recipe
No-cook tomato sauce is perfect for hot summer nights and can be assembled hours before use. It’s tastier the longer the tomatoes, herbs, and garlic steep. Tossed with al dente pasta, it can be served hot or at room temperature, and the addition of grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp makes it a more substantial meal.