Monday, June 20, 2011

{Guest Post}: Kelly Ann from The Flowerchild Dwelling

While I'm enjoying my graduation weekend and my out of town guests, Kelly Ann has kindly offered to guest post for me.  She's such a sweet person and has one of the most incredible blogs I've ever come across.  Today's post is no exception.  Enjoy! xo

Hello lovelies! I'm Kelly Ann from The Flowerchild Dwelling, and I'm filling in for Jackie today while she celebrates a huge milestone in her life. Graduating has to be one of the greatest feelings ever and I hope she's enjoying every moment. :) Today I wanted to talk about summer foods. I love summer - to me it means sunshine, bike rides, sundresses, BBQ's, and my birthday. ;) And it also means really good food! I'm all about eating fresh, easy, colourful, and healthy foods, especially during the warmer months. So here are some awesome recipes I wanted to share with you today - some I've tried, and some I haven't, yet - but they all look so delicious!

Avocados are my favourite food, and did you know that cilantro has LOTS of health benefits? It aids in digestion, eases upset stomachs/nausea, and is a great source of iron and magnesium, among many other things. I sprinkle a handful of cliantro on just about everything: salads, tacos, sandwiches, soup, you name it! You can find the recipe for this dish here.

I'm addicted to hummus, I can't wait to try this! Recipe is over here.

My dad is allergic to gluten, so I'm always on the lookout for good gluten-free recipes that he can try. This sorbet is the perfect treat for a warm, summer day. Recipe can be found here.

Like I said, avocados = favourite food. I practically eat them on a daily basis. And one of my favourite things to do is put it in a tortilla with veggies and maybe a slice of turkey or some chicken. I need to try this wrap! Recipe is here.

Quinoa is a huge hit right now, and rightfully so - it's absolutely delicious! And it's healthy! I love it, and I think this salad looks amazing. You can find it over here.

I love pasta. So much. And I love basil. I'm actually not too crazy about brie, but I think it totally works in this dish! You can find the recipe here.

When I was in college, edamame became one of my most favourite go-to snacks, and to this day I could still eat an entire bowl, easily. So when I saw the words edamame and hummus together, I gasped. Heavenly. Recipe here.

This looks positively mouth-watering! Recipe is over here.  (You could also use spinach instead of rapini)

This is, honestly, one of the best desserts I've ever had, and it's only two ingredients: chocolate and water. That's it! I'm serious, it's that easy. I could eat it every single day, it's divine! You can find it here.

If you try any of these, let me know! Thanks for having me, Jackie. :)

1 comment:

i'd love for you to say hi! i normally try to reply to your comment here! xo