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Hibiscus Sparkling Soda Spritzers

Cranberry-pink effervescent bubbles blushing with tart lemony flavor, these ice-cold hibiscus sparkling soda spritzers are about to become your favorite mocktails, hands down. For the best thirst quencher ever, look no further!

hibiscus sparkling soda spritzers with shot glass

You start with a strong tea of dried magenta-red hibiscus flowers. (To be more exact, the dried calyx centers of the flowers.) Sweeten the tea with honey, just enough to soften the flower’s tangy sharpness. Pour a shot of the bright syrup over ice and top with fizzy water. Ta-da!
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Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Pitas with Lemon Tahini Sauce

These warm dog days of summer, forget the oven, even forget your stovetop. Turn on the grill. Whip up a casual summer dinner–grill roasted eggplant and tomato pitas with lemon tahini sauce.

Overhead shot of eggplant and tomato pitas with lemon tahini sauce

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Red, White, and Blueberry Salad

Let’s get patriotic with a red, white, and blueberry salad! Decorate salad greens with stars cut from thin jicama slices, sweet blueberries and red pepper. Add corn shaved off the cob, sliced celery, and salty feta crumbles for a salad of brilliant flavors and textures! 

Red, White, and Blueberry Salad in wooden bowl

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Lentil Spinach Keema and Saffron Rice {vegan, gluten free}

A dose of curry spice simmered with earthy brown lentils, tomatoes and thin green spinach ribbons–that would be this savory vegan lentil spinach keema and saffron rice. There is one ingredient in the simmer that I didn’t say–it’s a surprise!

Lentil Spinach Keema and Saffron Rice plated ready to enjoy

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Kale and Kalamata Olive Turnovers

Leafy green kale, briny olives and salty cheese tucked inside pastry, but not the pastry you would expect, these kale and Kalamata olive turnovers are made with egg roll wrappers! Using paper-thin purchased dough sheets means plenty of flavorful filling and a delightful oven-crisp crust.

Kale and Kalamata Turnovers on platter with turquoise table runner

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