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Top Food Trends of 2022 – Part 2

Let’s continue with the anticipated food trends for 2022.

Chewy Food
In Asia, chewy foods that require strong jaw muscles are revered, and the texture is starting to make its way into American cuisine due to the cultural influence of social media.
Aside from boba, the concept of chewy food has also expanded to include rice cakes, ice cream, and tteokbokki. My Mochi ice cream is a small but oh-so-delicious treat that’s made from ice cream and peanut butter. It’s the most popular novelty food in the US.

Coffee Alternatives
Due to the weather conditions and rising temperatures, the coffee harvests have been affected. The price of coffee has also increased due to the limited supply.
Alt coffee is also an increasing trend. There are also single-serve tea bags that are caffeine-free. These products are very similar to traditional coffee.
A golden milk drink is also becoming a new favorite. This drink is made with milk and spices, and it’s usually served hot.

Allergy-Friendly Foods
In the US, there are around 32 million people with food allergies. It has been estimated that one in thirteen kids have at least one food allergy. Since there are few safe options in the grocery store, parents are more likely to create their kids’ food.
There are also individuals who make it themselves by creating products that are 100% allergen-free. Christine Allen started Mo’Pweeze after she couldn’t find anything that was suitable for her kids with food allergies.
Partake Foods is an online store that sells allergy-friendly mixes and cookies. There are also apps that help consumers find establishments that offer allergen-free products.
The number of people with food allergies has increased significantly. This is also evidenced by the number of user comments on allergy-friendly food blogs.

Eating to support mental health
In the past two years, 48% of Americans have focused on improving their mental and emotional health. If so, then it’s time to start consuming more functional food and drinks.
From energy drinks to detox and recovery aids, there’s a whole slew of products that promise to improve your health. Take a look at these products and accept that a new healthy ritual is just a part of a whole wellness puzzle.
Giada De Laurentiis, a celebrity French television personality, has also launched a new show called Simply Giada, which is inspired by her book “Eat Better, Feel Better.”

Indigenous restaurants
This list is mainly comprised of individuals who are teaching us that food is important. Many of them are Native and Indigenous activists, chefs, and makers. This list is also for those who are underrepresented and have a hard time accessing foodways who have therefore fought for food sovereignty.
Expect to see more people interested in the food that Native and Indigenous chefs are cooking. We especially admire Crystal Wahpepah, who is the first Native American to compete on “Chopped.”
She has created seasonal menus that feature dishes made from local corn and buffalo. Another noteworthy example is Sean Sherman, the creator of The Sioux Chef, a modern Native American restaurant in Minneapolis.
You won’t find traditional colonial ingredients on menus at many establishments. Instead, you’ll find dishes made with indigenous-produced ingredients.

Ice Cream Snacks
The disruption of working and home life has caused us to eat differently. Since we’re now focused on consuming more than just food, we’re also consuming frozen dessert bars as a snack.
Instead of being served ice cream, frozen treats are becoming more prevalent. These are low-calorie, individually wrapped, hand-held ice creams that are usually less than 500 calories.

Top Food Trends for 2022

The pandemic has changed the way we cook, and it’s given rise to new challenges and opportunities to reconnect with our kitchen. You may have gained a more refined palate while you mastered making silly mini pancakes. During this period, many of you also took on a serious social and racial equality stand. You also supported the efforts of local communities that are reclaiming food sovereignty.

After years of studying the trends for 2022, we decided to focus on what matters most to you now: what makes you happy and how we can make better food and beverage choices better for the planet.

Condiment Obsession

According to a survey conducted, 92% of American families plan on continuing to eat at home. However, cooking fatigue is real. If you’re not cooking as often because you don’t have the energy, then it’s time to step away from the kitchen and take a deep breath.

Due to the endless variety of food companies offering bold and diverse flavors, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to satisfying your hunger. Condiments are a great way to enhance taste and introduce bold flavors into family favorites. 

The New Green Kitchen

A lot of people start their eco-friendly lifestyle in the kitchen. There are plenty of sustainable products out there that will make your life easier and less cluttered. One example of this is Stasher, a company that makes reusable storage bags.

Food waste is a large contributor to waste in the US, comprising 21% of all landfill. This is why composting is so important to reducing food waste.

The Food Network has launched a campaign called Combating Food Waste, which encourages people to turn their organic waste into something that can be used in their gardens and houses.

Underground Ordering

During the height of the pandemic, almost 8 million people were out of work. As a result, many states loosened restrictions so that people could sell “cottage food” directly to their customers. This was the key to Eric Huang, who was able to save his family’s restaurant after transitioning to a direct-to-consumer model.

Expect more restaurants to start using social media platforms to connect with their customers and expand their reach beyond the traditional restaurant model. 

Fishless Fish

People are starting to understand the environmental impacts of illegal fishing. Due to the rising cases of ocean pollution, the term sustainable seafood has become outdated and unreliable.

According to a study conducted by the Yale Center for Communication, the carbon footprint associated with farming tilapia and catfish are equivalent to that of beef.

There are plenty of options out there that are both fish-free and plant-based. These products could be considered sustainable alternatives to traditional seafood.

Grocery Loyalty Pays

In the new world of grocery shopping, we’re using apps to order and pay for our food. While some basic items are cheaper, the cost is increasing due to the rising cost of food.

With grocery prices increasing at a 3.5% rate, many companies are revamping their loyalty programs to give members even more benefits. These plans can be found at Walmart, Albertson’s, and Kroger.

Some apps are also giving users exclusive perks, such as free shipping and delivery. They also have various bonuses, such as double gas points and discounts on prescriptions.

Tips For A Healthier You In 2022

After a challenging year, many Americans are ready to start making resolutions for the coming year. While many of them are focused on improving their mental and physical health, many others are planning on improving their diet and exercise. Thankfully, all of these go hand-in-hand. Below are some tips for a healthier version of you in the next year.

Get Exercise Regularly

There are numerous benefits of getting regular exercise. Being physically fit can help improve your mental and cardiovascular health. It can also reduce depression and improve your mood. Being active can help prevent mental health issues during the pandemic and during normal years.

Eat Healthy Meals

In addition to eating lots of vegetables and fruits, a diet low in red meat can help prevent chronic diseases and boost your blood cholesterol levels. It can also improve your risk of cancer. Aim for protein in the morning to keep your blood sugar in check and prevent it from getting too high. This can also help control appetite and prevent diabetes.

Get Enough Sleep

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted people’s sleep patterns, it’s still important to get at least eight hours of sleep a night to prevent infection and keep you mentally well. Try to set and keep a regular sleep schedule. Avoid caffeine and electronics before you head to bed.

Protect Yourself From Viruses

Getting a flu shot and a COVID-19 shot is the first step in the prevention of illnesses. If you feel sick, stay home so you can rest and avoid spreading the illness to others. Be sure to wash your hands often and wear a mask when around crowds of people.

Make A Plan

No matter what resolutions you set for the new year, it will be easier to stick to them if you make a plan and follow it. Create incentives, tell other people, write down goals and own up to what you want to change. All of these will help you stay accountable.

Most Americans are more than ready to say goodbye to this year. It has been difficult to stick to resolutions while going through the pandemic. Following some of these tips will help you get and stay healthier in the coming year and beyond.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies

Oh! Nuts Dried Fruit Gift Basket | Healthy No Sugar Added Huge Assortment of Dried Fruit Gourmet Holiday Gift 

  🍎 VEGAN, ALL NATURAL & NO SUGAR ADDED: Our nutritious dried fruit is packed with healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber for the ultimate diet-friendly indulgence. No additives, naturally sweet, zero sugar added, dairy-free, and vegan safe. 

  🎀 UNIQUE TRAY TURNS INTO BAKSET: Snacks come presented on pretty wooden tray that folds from a countertop trivet into a standing fruit basket. Makes a fun display for holiday dinners, family parties, corporate events and more.

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Pukka Herbs Support Selection Gift Box, Collection of Organic Herbal Teas,

  45 sachets of incredible organic herbal teas selected from the Pukka range for seasonal wellness. 

  Elderberry and Echinacea – Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey – Turmeric Glow – Blackcurrant Beauty – Three Ginger 

  Bring these incredible herbs alive by infusing in freshly boiled water for up to 15 minutes 

  100% organically grown and ethically sourced ingredients. Vegetarian, kosher and non-GM

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Oh! Nuts 12 Variety Mixed Nut Gift Basket, Holiday Freshly Roasted Healthy Gourmet Snack Gifts | Premium Wood Tray

  PRESENT A GIFT THAT LEAVES A MEMORABLE IMPRESSION: This signature Oh! Nuts rustic wooden tray is filled to the brim with healthy goodies. The lidded container is neatly divided into 12 compartments featuring an assortment of HIGH-QUALITY GRADE A FRESH NUTS. Replace the traditional candy, chocolates, and baked goods with healthier, trendier treats 

  FESTIVE NUTS BURSTING WITH UNIQUE FLAVOR: You and your family will love to snack on this tasty sampler of sweet, salty, and savory goodness. The jumbo cashews, pecans and filberts are freshly roasted to perfection and then slightly salted to enhance their truly delicious taste, the pistachios are rich, nutty, with pleasing earthy undertones and the pumpkin and sunflower seeds provide a fun mouthful of assorted crunchy goodies.

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Urban Accents MOVIE NIGHT™ Popcorn Kernels and Popcorn Seasoning Variety Pack (set of 8) – 3 Non-GMO Popcorn Kernel Packs and 5 Gourmet Popcorn Snack Seasoning- Perfect Gift for any Occasion 

  BURSTING WITH FLAVOR: We’ve included a popcorn flavoring for every taste! White Cheddar, Sweet & Salty Kettlecorn, Chili Lime, Buttery Caramel and Sizzling Sriracha gourmet popcorn seasoning. 

  POPCORN GIFT SET: Give this delicious popcorn kernel and seasoning set at your next dinner party or holiday gathering – it’s the perfect foodie gift for any occasion!

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A Gift Inside Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket for Christmas

  Best selling deliciousness: thousands upon thousands of gift-givers can’t be wrong! One taste of our prized gourmet, gooey caramel corn, including both straight caramel and real-chocolate drizzled, generously heaped into this basket full of favorites, and you will understand why 

  Handmade chocolates, handmade caramel corn. We pop fresh popcorn, melt real Challenge butter and caramel, and drench it in the rich, thick goodness. The melters are full of real chocolates, pouring out pans of chocolate barks, pressing whole almonds into the warm, thick Slabs. Nothing but the best will do for our favorite people-our customers-giving to their favorite people

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Cookbooks Across Europe

This month I thought we could feature Irish cooking for St. Patrick’s Day and then go on to feature cookbooks from Europe!

1. The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook (Love Food) Hardcover – January 15, 2019 

Pubs in Ireland are the cornerstone of their communities, relaxed places where locals and visitors can experience the best of traditional Irish hospitality. Many pubs have also become the place to go for a great meal, with a choice of both traditional and contemporary dishes. In recent years Irish cooking has been transformed, with skillful cooks making the most of wonderful fresh local produce to create delicious new dishes and giving a twist to many classics. This collection includes the best of both worlds – with best-loved favorites such as Irish Stew and Split Pea and Ham Soup and also newer recipes, like Scallop Chowder or Oatmeal and Raspberry Cream to set your taste buds tingling. So just open this book to enjoy the best of traditional and contemporary Irish pub cooking.

2. French Cooking for Beginners: 75+ Classic Recipes to Cook Like a Parisian

From Paris direct to your table―the complete French cookbook for beginners 

The French may not have invented cooking, but they certainly have perfected the art of eating well. In this definitive French cookbook that’s perfect for beginners, you’ll discover how to make the timeless, tasty cuisine served up at French dinner tables and in beloved bistros and brasseries.

Author François de Mélogue breaks down classic French cookbook dishes like Duck Confit with Crispy Potatoes, Bouillabaisse, and Coq au Vin into easy-to-follow steps perfect for the newcomer. Along the way, you’ll learn how to put together a cheese board any Parisian would be proud of, fry the perfect pommes frites, and pair food and wine like a pro. Let’s get cooking the French way! Bon appetit!

3. The Complete Italian Cookbook: Essential Regional Cooking of Italy

From the heart of Italy directly to your table―110 authentic regional recipes 

Italian cuisine’s abundance of flavor, high-quality ingredients, and regional diversity make it one of the most popular in the world. Unlike some other Italian cookbooks, The Complete Italian Cookbook will help you make beloved dishes in your own kitchen with more than 100 authentic recipes from all over the country.

4. 1,000 Spanish Recipes

From one of the most influential experts on the subject, a cookbook culminating her 40-year career and lifelong love affair with Spanish cuisine.

Penelope Casas was one of the premier authorities on Spanish food. She taught Americans about jamón serrano, Manchego cheese, and chorizo, in addition to countless dishes, from patatas bravas to churros. She wrote several acclaimed books, and 1,000 Spanish Recipes is her final work and legacy. It is a very special addition to the award-winning 1,000 Recipes series.

5. Grandma’s German Cookbook

Whether it’s crispy fried potatoes, steamed dumplings, or a creamy jelly roll stuffed with raspberries, no one makes food as good as a German grandmother — that is, until now! 

Featuring eighty-five classic recipes, from soups to Sunday roasts, and desserts to Christmas favorites, Grandma’s German Cookbook is loaded with recipes any German grandmother would proudly serve her family.

They’ll also discover charming profiles of German grandmothers and their takes on classic dishes, for added authentic inspiration.

Edita Kaye’s Favorite Books On Managing Anxiety

Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts Hardcover – January 28, 2020 

by Jennie Allen (Author) 

4.7 out of 5 stars 5,129 ratings 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • You can choose hope in the midst of chaos. The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges you to exercise your God-given power to shift negative thinking patterns and take back control of your thoughts and emotions.

Unfuck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with science (5-Minute Therapy) Paperback – Illustrated, November 7, 2017 

by Faith Harper PhD LPC-S ACS ACN (Author) 

4.5 out of 5 stars 936 ratings 

A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hellbent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide.

Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes―having melt downs, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it’s not good to do these things, but it can’t help it sometimes―especially if it’s obsessing about trauma it can’t overcome. That’s where this life-changing book comes in.

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World Paperback – October 8, 2019 

by Max Lucado (Author) 

4.8 out of 5 stars 3,053 ratings 

Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational anxiety your constant companion? Let God help you win the war on worry and receive the lasting peace of Christ. We all encounter anxiety, but we don’t have to let worry and fear control our lives. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety.

Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry Paperback – January 2, 2015 

by Catherine M. Pittman PhD (Author), Elizabeth M Karle MLIS (Author) 

4.6 out of 5 stars 672 ratings 

Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research.

The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity Paperback – February 2, 2017 

by Melanie Greenberg PhD (Author) 

4.5 out of 5 stars 129 ratings Modern times are stressful—and it’s killing us. Unfortunately, we can’t avoid the things that stress us out, but we can change how we respond to them. In this breakthrough book, a clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original approach to help readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good.

new year cooking space Edita Kaye

A New Year is a Great Time to Plan a New Cooking Space

The beginning of a new year is all about doing away with the old and improving your life. For anyone with a love of food and cooking, an upgrade to your kitchen might be just the thing you need! Here are a few books to get you started and give you ideas to fit your culinary needs.

The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space, 2014 by Barbara Ballinger

This book is a step-by-step guide to creating your perfect kitchen. There are hundreds of photographs and abundant inspiration for layouts, advice for speaking to a contractor, checklists and more.

New Kitchen Idea Book (Taunton’s Idea Book Series), 2016 by Heather J. Paper

If you’re looking for kitchen upgrades that focus on layout, lighting and storage without breaking the budget, this book is a great option. It features photos and step-by-step instructions to help you create a kitchen that is both gorgeous and functional.

Kitchen Ideas, 2009 by Better Homes and Gardens

This gem offers hundreds of inspiring ideas, including a survey of kitchen trends, ideas for enhancing your existing floor plan, advice on mixing and matching materials, and making it all happen affordably. It’s great for transformations big and small.

Country Living 500 Kitchen Ideas: Style, Function & Charm, 2014 by Dominique DeVito

DeVito’s 2014 book is a revised edition of her bestselling book. Every page is packed with innovative ideas to make a kitchen both inviting and efficient. You can find advice on appliances, colors and patterns, walls, storage, windows, accessories and more.

House Beautiful Kitchens: Creating a Beautiful Kitchen of Your Own, 2012 by Lisa Cregan

Input from some of the country’s finest designers are included in this book, including Johnathan Adler, Jeff Lewis and Carole Lalli. The various styles and tips in this book are sure to point you in the direction of a kitchen you’ll love.

The kitchen is often the most loved and used space in the house, so why not make yours a priority in 2019!

Enjoy an Old Fashioned Christmas with these Cookbooks and Recipes

Christmas is a magical time of year, and there’s nothing more special than gathering around the table with your loved ones for a holiday meal. If your old recipes have gotten lost over the years, have no fear! Here are a few traditional resources for your next big meal. 

Camille Glenn’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookbook, 1996

Camille Glenn s well-known for writing The Heritage of Southern Cooking. In this Christmas Cookbook, Glenn provides his readers with nineteen holiday menus that will last you through the whole busy season!

An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Sweet Traditions for Hearth and Home, 2015

If you’re looking for great food and drink recipes, decorating ideas and heartwarming stories, look no further than this piece by Ellen Stimson. A resident of New England, she uses beautiful pictures to share her family traditions and encourage you to make your own traditions with your loved ones. 

Time-Life Old Fashioned Christmas Cookbook, 1996

Appetizers, drinks, soups, salads, relishes, meats, veggies, poultry, bread, cookies, candies, breakfast and food to hand out as gifts… What more could you want?!

Hershey’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookbook, 1989

For traditional cookies, candies, breads, pies, and cakes, this is a great cookbook to keep as a reference in your kitchen for the holidays.

Old Fashioned Country Cookies Cookbook, 1994

For many of us, Christmas isn’t Christmas without tons of cookies! Find tips for your favorite staples or branch out with new recipes using this book from the Gooseberry Patch Everyday Cookbook collection. 

A Very Merry Menu: 40 Traditional Christmas Recipes from Around the World: A Global Guide to Feasting, 2017

Christmas is so unique because every country does it differently. From Germany to Iceland to Switzerland to our own U.S.A, Martha Stephenson beautifully illustrates culture and tradition.

I hope these books and recipes help to make your home festive and cheery this Christmas. 

Keto Cookbooks recommended by Edita Kaye

Ketogenic Cookbooks Recommended by Edita Kaye

When you’ve decided to live a Ketogenic lifestyle, the best place to find new recipes is in a cookbook! Here are a few of my favorites that will give you new ideas and fit into your lifestyle.

The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet – by Jen Fisch

Jen Fisch, the blogger behind Keto in The City shares her favorite keto meals for your hectic life. As a busy mom, she knows how difficult it can be to cook healthy meals daily. These 130 recipes truly simplify the ketogenic diet. It includes one-pot meals, meals that can be made in less than 30 minutes, and even  5-ingredient meals. It’s the perfect resource for your next breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack!

The Essential Keto Cookbook: 124+ Ketogenic Diet Recipes – by Louise Hendon and Christopher Kelly

If you’re looking for more than 124 keto recipes and 200 pages of full-color, this is the cookbook for you. It features a complete ketogenic meal plan and food list to take any guesswork out of the equation. The authors featured recipes that are sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and legume-free, helping those with diet restrictions to stay on track in a tasty way.

The One Pot Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: 100+ Easy Weeknight Meals for Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, and More – by Liz Williams

If you’re trying to follow a healthy diet with a busy schedule, sometimes one-pot recipes can be a lifesaver. This cookbook features over 100 keto recipes with clear instructions that will make your mouth water. The book features no-mess meals, quick meals, simple ingredients and additional tips and information to help you stay on track.

 

Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking: Meal Plans and Time Saving Paleo Recipes to Inspire Health and Shed Weight – by Maria Emmerich

Maria Emmerich is a nutritionist and popular food blogger who takes the guesswork out of ketogenic cooking with this book. It includes more than 170 recipes, and also gives an in-depth look at the science behind the keto diet. She includes tips for success and eating at restaurants, as well.

 

 

The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Easy, Whole Food Keto Recipes for Any Budget – by Amanda C. Hughes

This cookbook is a great roadmap for navigating through the keto diet. Hughes especially focuses on sticking to the diet without breaking your budget. She stresses that a keto diet isn’t just a fad; it is a lifestyle change. In this comprehensive book with 175 recipes, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the keto diet.

Fruit Infused Water by Edita Kaye

Fruit Infused Water: Benefits and Recipes

Drinking enough water is key to maintaining good health, but there are alternatives to plain water. One of the healthiest ways to give your water a kick is by infusing it with fruit, herbs and even vegetables.

To get the most nutritional value from your infused water, you’ll have to consume the fruit after you’re finished with the water. However, if you’d prefer to discard the fruit afterwards, you’re still reaping benefits by infusing your water in the first place. For example, if you have fun creating new recipes for your infused water, it could lead to more water consumption.

Here are a few recipe possibilities to get you started:

  1. Citrus Mint Water

By adding grapefruit, lemon, mint and cucumber to your water, you’ll get a combination of freshness and citrus that is perfect for a hot summer day. Grapefruit is known to be rich in antioxidants and immune-boosting properties, so snacking on some slices while you hydrate could give you additional health benefits.

  1. Mojito Water

Alcohol can dehydrate you, but you can satisfy your mojito craving with some non-alcoholic, infused water instead! With mint and lime, your water is transformed into a light, tart beverage. If you add a touch of sugar, your taste buds are really in for a treat.

  1. Apple Cinnamon Water

When you think apples and cinnamon, you probably think of autumn days and falling leaves. However, cinnamon is great for digestion, so infusing your water with apple and cinnamon is a great treat year-round. If you add plums and pears to the apples and cinnamon, it creates great balanced flavor.

  1. Ginger Peach Water

Ginger is a root with anti-inflammatory properties that can help with digestion. When ginger is combined with the flavor of a ripe peach, it’s like they’re a match made in heaven.

  1. Watermelon Basil Water

Nothing says “summer” like fresh watermelon. By throwing watermelon and some basil leaves into your water, it’ll be a beautiful mix of green and pink that tastes even better than it looks.

  1. Lavender Lemon Water

Lavender isn’t just a great candle scent. It’s also a natural way to add sweetness to your water. By infusing your water with lemon and lavender, you can create a unique flavor combination that can be made into lemonade with a bit of sugar or raw agave nectar.

I hope these recipes give you ideas for your summer diet. Connect with me on social media to tell me about your favorite recipe!

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