As summer (finally) begins to
take hold, my little garden is just starting to grow.
I know, the end of July and I *hope* to pick my first tomato this week! It might be a small harvest this year (hoping
for a long fall!)
Anyhow, now that the weather
is hot, my basil is growing by leaps and bounds. I was just about to harvest a bunch to make
pesto when I cleaned out my freezer and found a few frozen pesto cubes from
last year’s harvest!
I needed to use that up
before making new and I knew I absolutely wanted to make a pesto burger!
I paired the burger with a
Tomato Basil Hamburger Bun and it was to DIE for!
Some may choose to mix the
cheese and pesto and stuff the burger, but I’m not completely sold on stuffed
burgers. That and I’m lazy, so I just
mixed the cheese and pesto throughout.
These will definitely be making another appearance on the grill this
summer…just as soon as I harvest that basil!
I know, baking & summer
don’t seem to mix. But the way I figure
it is, the AC is on anyway, I might as well use it to my advantage!
The reason I think baking and
summer go so well together is that summer is also grilling season and there is
nothing better than complementing a great grilled burger with a fantastic bun!
In this recipe, I combined
the classic combination of tomato and basil!
The basil is the star here, with just a hint of tomato, so if you’d like
the tomato to be the star, I suggest adding a few more tablespoons of tomato
As you can tell by the title,
Erin is a Register Dietitian. She’s also a Mama who loves cooking and
I love that Erin
cooks healthy recipes, but also loves cookies!
A girl after my own heart!
Since it is a blazing hot
July, you’d think that I would grill something for this reveal, but we were
surprised by a cool rainy day last week and I had some stew meat in the
freezer, so I got to whip up some comfort food instead!
This is a nice, hearty soup
(gotta love the superfood, quinoa, making an appearance. The soup was fantastic! Though, if I were to make it again, I think I’d
add in some corn and maybe some chipotle pepper – some spicy and sweet would
round out the soup beautifully! I
definitely think this will be making another appearance once the weather turns
I love me some steak tacos,but I typically only make them in the summer, because I live in the tundra and
my grill spends more time buried under the snow than not (though thinking about
it, I could totally cook the steak in a skillet instead of grilling. The thought just never occurred to me. Duh.
But I digress…)