August has gone and September has come, but that doesn’t mean summer is over! Whether you’re back to school or changing your mindset from what am I doing this weekend to what should I wear to work, there is no reason to let that summer spirit fizzle. I mean, summer doesn’t really end until September 21st, right!?
Well, in the spirit of keeping summer alive, I’ve come up with a few NOBREAD-approved recipes and ideas to make it feel like summertime all the time!
The Endless Cocktail…
Raspberry Vodka Mojito, with Stoli Gluten Free Vodka!
What You Will Need:
2-oz Gluten Free Stoli Vodka
3-4 large fresh mint leaves
Handful of fresh raspberries
2 slices of lime
3-4 Tbsp simple syrup. See post here for how! (Note: Leave out the fruit when making this mojito)
Lime Club soda
Mint and raspberries for garnish
What You Will Do:
In a glass, muddle together mint leaves, raspberries, lime slice and simple syrup until all ingredients are mixed together.
Add vodka and stir well.
Fill glass 1/3 full with ice and top off with club soda and stir.
Garnish with fresh berries and a sprig of fresh mint and serve.
The Endless Feast…
BBQ season is year-round for me. When you live in LA this is a bit easier thanks to the year-round warmth, but even in my NYC days, I grew up with my father bundling up and battling the winter cold to grill our family steaks for Sunday Night Steak Night. Just because the BBQ may have to be moved indoors doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a BBQ! Here are a few of my favorite BBQ recipes that CAN and SHOULD be made year round!
Check out our post on how to grill the perfect salmon, here!
My all-time favorite recipe to make is my Avocado Basil Pesto Pasta! Top it off with grilled shrimp or a protein of your choosing to make it extra filling… recipe here!
The Endless Party…
As much as I believe in living in the moment, I also love planning for fun events in the future. Here are a few festivities and holidays on the horizon we can all look forward to!
September 16- National Guacamole Day
September 26- National Pancake Day
September 29- National Coffee Day
Apple picking month!!!
October 4- National Vodka Day (We all know which alcohol I’ll be celebrating with!)
October 15- My birthday!
October 27- National Potato Day
October 29- National Oatmeal Day
October 31- Halloween!