Food Revolution has taken to the road-on a road trip, that is! My family has been off traveling through the United States for the month of July, trying to keep from eating in fast food places and packing our own lunches. Between a family car trip, and then an adults only motorcycle tour through California, it’s been a busy month! The food travels don’t end there, however. Blog Her in sunny San Diego is next, and I’m off with 3 fellow bloggers in a shiny Chevy Traverse, sponsored by GM Canada. We are hoping to stop at Jamie’s Kitchen in Los Angeles on the way. I’ve also been nominated to be in charge of food. I wonder how that happened?
One of my teenaged son’s favorite shows to watch is Chef at Home. That big house on the ocean, Chef Michael Smith whipping up all kinds of good food, how could one not watch? These burgers take a break from traditional beef or turkey and use salmon. Try using up all those garden cukes in a wonderful salad to go with, and then dine on the patio. This is summer at it’s finest!
Photo copyright Andrew Malone
Sometimes when it’s really hot out, you want something that will cool you down. Why not try a chilled soup? Mint and garden peas come together in this dish perfect for a hot summer evening after a day at the beach. The Soup Chick is a great blog that specializes in soups, so you are sure to find something that suits your family!
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Break out your favorite barbecue sauce and whip up this really easy and delicious sandwich from Noble Pig. It also pairs well with Pinot Noir wine and thick cut kettle chips. Make sure to have lots of napkins handy, as this could get messy!
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I admit, I kind of envy Add a Pinch , with her very own chickens and garden. How cool would that be? I have been trying to source out farm fresh eggs in my area without much success. Never fear, you can still make this quiche for lunch or dinner. Toss a green salad, serve with whole wheat buns, and you are set.
Photo copyright Add a Pinch
My photo for this dish really doesn’t do it justice. The sweet mango, spicy chili, salty marinade comes together for a light meal perfect for the deck on a summer day. You can grill the prawns on the barbecue or broil them in the oven, if you wish. Fresco tiny cucumbers by Windset Farms would be perfect for this salad, as they are so deliciously sweet.
Thai Mango Salad with Grilled Prawns
Adapted from Jamie Oliver
Photo copyright Karen Humphrey