The Beautiful Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Connie from Foodessen and Joanna from the Food Gurly awhile ago, but I haven’t had a chance to write this post.


If you haven’t stumbled into these two blogs yet, you should really go check them out. Connie’s blog is filled with delicious recipes both American and German plus she gives us peeks into her life in Germany. Joanna’s blog is filled with tons of gluten-free recipes and reviews of gluten-free products. Both blogs are amazing, so go take a look at them! =)

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Mexican Fruit Cocktail

A refreshing mix of chopped fruits seasoned with citrusy lemon juice and tangy Tajin. A quick healthy snack for the family on a hot summer day. 

Mexican Fruit Cocktail | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have you ever had a Mexican Fruit Cocktail? If you haven’t, you’re missing out! It’s one of my favorite desserts during the hot summer season (and throughout the year).

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Three-Ways Roasted Vegetable Soft Tacos

Filled with sweet corn, diced zucchini, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes, these tacos are soft in the center with a slightly crunchy edge. Quick to make and customizable, this soft taco is delicious and perfect for a summer meal with your family.

 Three-Ways Roasted Vegetable Soft Tacos | Cooking with a Wallflower

Toasted soft tacos are a new fave!

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Mini Frozen Strawberry Peach Yogurt Cups

Creamy honey yogurt filled with diced sweet strawberries and peaches, a refreshing little treat for a hot summer day. Simple to make with just three ingredients, these mini yogurt cups are guilt free and delicious snacks for the entire family to enjoy. Mini Frozen Strawberry Peach Yogurt Cups | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper

Garlicky cauliflower florets seasoned with lemon pepper and crushed red peppers. This combination is perfect for a quick and healthy snack or as a side to any dish.

 Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have you ever tried roasted cauliflower? If you haven’t, you’re missing out!

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Cheesy Tomato Basil Quesadilla

Warm crispy tortilla filled with melted cheese, sweet grape tomatoes, and refreshing basil. Each bite is filled with cheesy flavorful goodness.

 Cheesy Tomato Basil Quesadilla | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy June! Can you believe it’s already June? Time flies by so fast! Another few weeks and it’ll officially be summer!

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Spicy Cauliflower and Tomato Stir Fry

Cauliflower and tomato stir fried in a slightly spicy ketchup based sauce, a simple but tasty dish to accompany rice or noodles.

Spicy Cauliflower and Tomato Stir Fry | Cooking with a Wallflower

This cauliflower dish is one that I grew up with. It’s one of my family’s “I’m too lazy to go grocery shopping” dishes.

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Creamy Avocado Tomato Basil Pasta

Pasta tossed in creamy avocado, sweet grape tomatoes, and refreshing basil. With just a hint of garlic and lightly salted, this dish is delicious and healthy, just in time for summer.

Creamy Avocado Tomato Basil Pasta | Cooking with a Wallflower

Don’t you just love summer ingredients? I certainly do. And the ingredients in this pasta dish are simple, delicious, and refreshing, which is what we need for hot lazy summer days.

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Life of a Wallflower Part 8 – Davis Wedding

I mentioned that I went to a college friend’s wedding, but I haven’t had the time to share some photos of their special day. You’ll get to see what I saw in this post =)

It was so amazing with DIY decorations for an outdoor Hawaiian themed wedding. The weather was perfect too! I was so worried that it was going to be super hot. Living in Davis for four years, I knew that late spring until late fall, the temperatures could be over 100oF. Luckily, that wasn’t the case.

Emily (from Emily’s Daily) and I helped set up a few of the tables. The bride did such a great job drawing out the plans that we knew exactly how to set up everything the way she wanted it. The sign was hand painted.


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Shrimp and Lotus Rootlet Salad

An Asian inspired salad filled with red cabbage, sweet carrots, refreshing basil, crunchy lotus root, and juicy shrimp.  Simple to make and healthy, this salad is a great option for the summer season.

Shrimp and Lotus Rootlet Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! How did you celebrate? I’d love to know what everyone did.

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