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Hot Weather!

Hello, everyone!

What do you eat when it's really hot out? We usually default to salad, but I'm looking for a little more variety and I would love to hear what others do.



Hummus, pita bread, and chopped veggies always go over well. I usually buy pre-made spinach pies and stuffed grape leaves to go with.
Hummus wraps! We're also obsessed w/ brie sandwiches - brie, arugula, and cranberry spread. Yummmm.

We also like tacos - just warm up refried beans until they're not cold. I personally like them w/ cool black beans, but my husband does not.
I like to eat bean burritos or fajitas. I just posted a recipe for peach mango salsa on my tumblr, in fact, and it goes great with beans or chips and dip: http://amandy032.tumblr.com/post/7660422525/peach-mango-salsa-this-is-my-favorite-hot-weather
Grill! Grilled veggie burgers are great. We also make potato packets a lot, which is one of my favorite things about summer. They're simple: chop up some potatoes bite-sized, stir in pesto, cheese, salt, and other herbs, and wrap it up in foil. They take about 20 minutes to cook. You can make single-serving pizzas and grill them too. Grill the crust, add the sauce, cheese, and toppings, and grill it just a little bit longer.

There's lots more you can do. Just search the internet and I'm sure you'll find lots of ideas. :)
Salad! (;
If you eat cheese, then Basil, Tomato, Mozzarella sandwiches on toasted cracked wheat sourdough bread. After toasting the bread, put a little mozzarella on one slice, then top with sliced tomato, drizzle with olive oil and then salt and pepper and then put basil leaves on top. Cover with the other piece of bread, pop a couple of toothpicks in and cut in half. Yummy.

I also had some extra pesto a couple of times when I made this, so I put a thin smear of pesto on the bread before the mozzarella then made as above. WOW!!! Talk about flavor. If you don't do cheese, it is still a great sandwich without it.