Blackberry Mint Iced Tea Lemonade

Iced tea lemonade with a hint of mint and crushed blackberries, a refreshing drink for a hot summer day. 

Blackberry Mint Iced Tea Lemonade | Cooking with a Wallflower

During the summer, two of my favorite drinks are iced tea and lemonade. There’s something just so refreshing about those two beverages.

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Strawberry Peach Popsicles

Sweet strawberries and peaches blended and frozen into delicious Popsicles, perfect summer treats with no added sugar.

Strawberry Peach Popsicles | Cooking with a Wallflower

I am super excited to share this popsicle recipe with you and with my friends at Fiesta Friday! Filled with my favorite fruits, strawberries and peaches, they’re delicious, healthy, and easy to make (but unfortunately not quick due to freezing time.) What more can I ask for in a summer treat? I can eat these all day and not feel guilty. Although… they might not freeze fast enough for me to devour them all day.

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Lotus Root Chips

Sprinkled with salt and pepper, these lotus root chips are crispy and delicious. It’s an Asian inspired snack that’s both healthy and easy to make.

 Lotus Root Chips | Cooking with a Wallflower

Last week, my best friend and I went to a dumpling restaurant because we’re both obsessed with Shanghai dumplings, the ones with the soup in the center. While I was browsing through the menu, I noticed that they offered lotus root chips as an appetizer. I didn’t order them, but all of a sudden, I had this craving for them. I know. Odd, right? How can you crave something you’ve never had before? But I did.

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Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Sweet strawberries and peaches blended into swirls of red and yellow orange for a healthy and delicious smoothie. This beverage is summer in a glass, perfect for a hot day. 

Strawberry Peach Smoothie | Cooking with a Wallflower

 Hope you had a fun Father’s Day! I certainly did with tons of food and cake. Pictures to come later =)

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Spicy Garlic String Beans

String beans stir fry with garlic and crushed red pepper for a simple and healthy side. This dish is great for a quick dinner idea after a long day at school or work.

Spicy Garlic String Beans | Cooking with a Wallflower

String beans and garlic are a staple in my house. If we want something quick to make as a side for noodles or rice, we prepare string beans, add a little bit of garlic, a dash of salt, maybe a little bit of crushed red pepper flakes. Simple but oh so very delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think =)

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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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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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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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