02 August 2012

Thankful Thursday: July

Simple pleasures--a dip in the cool (if not frigid) Pacific Ocean, a casual bike ride, a homemade meal with a loved one--are helping me to retain a certain level of sanity in this summer heat. I'm certainly thankful for that.
Cheese-less pizza with tomato, fresh white corn, olives, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil.
Watermelon-tequila concoction and grilled pizza dough.
Italian and purple ruffle basil growing in the backyard garden.
Black bean and quinoa patties with kale, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and crispy fried onions.
Apricot frangipane tart.
Homemade vanilla bean ice cream (AKA, "nilli").
Blueberry ginger hand pies.
Pistachio spinach pesto quinoa with sun-dried tomatoes, cannellini beans, mushrooms, and cabbage.
(All photos recycled from Instagram.)

7 comments:

  1. Love the purple basil in backyard

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  2. Jojo @ vegan.in.brighton8/3/12, 2:10 AM

    So many gorgeous pictures! I love a piece of the Apricot-Frangipane tart!

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  3. what a beautiful post. i always feel so full when i think about everything i have to be thankful for! an wow that pistachio spinach pesto quinoa looks fabulous!

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  5. These pictures are great! Everything looks delicious.

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  6. Everything looks so good! I'm drooling over here. MMM Pistachio spinach pesto quinoa YUM!

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  7. those little hand pies are just too cute!


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