Since it’s summer, I’ve received a bunch of requests from you asking me to plan your picnic! Well I actually had to go to a picnic so I whipped up some quick and easy dishes and decided to share them with you… aren’t you lucky!
easy summer sangria
A fruity and boozy drink is all you really need when the sun's out!
- 1 bottle red wine
- 3 oz french brandy
- 2 C fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 C chopped fruits (orange slices, apple slices, lime slices, frozen strawberries)
Divide the red wine evenly into both large mason jars. Then add 1 1/2 oz of brandy per jar.
Submerge fruits into the mixture and top with 1 cup of orange juice per jar and a few ice cubes.
Seal the jars and refrigerate until ready to go!
For this recipe I used 2 x 1 litre mason jars with tight fitting lids for easy transport!
easy hummus & avocado wraps
These could be modified however you want with different spreads and toppings!
- 4 to 6 whole wheat wraps
- 1 1/2 avocados
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/8 C fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
- 3/4 C hummus
- 1/8 C sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1/8 C pitted kalamata olives, finely chopped
Mash the avocado with lime juice, cayenne, salt and pepper until very smooth. Spread an even layer on top of 2 wraps. Add roughly chopped basil on top of the avocado mash. Then roll the wrap tightly end to end. Cut with a sharp serrated knife into pin wheel rounds
Another option is you can place another wrap with a little bit of spread on the inside, face down onto the top to make a quesadilla. Then cut into triangles.
Do the same for the hummus wraps and add sundried tomatoes and/or olives on top of the hummus layer. Keep refrigerated or in a cooler.
cookie dough balls
These super simple treats are the perfect snack for a picnic or even in a bagged lunch!
- 1 C natural peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 1 1/2 C almond flour
- 1/2 C vegan chocolate chips
- 1/4 C sweetened shredded coconut
In a large mixing bowl combine peanut butter, almond flour, and chocolate chips with your hands until it forms a cookie dough like consistency. It shouldn't be too dry or too sticky. Be sure to stir the peanut butter very well to mix in the oil that settles on top!
Roll the cookie dough into bite sized balls and roll in shredded coconut. Freeze for longer storage or refrigerate until ready to serve or take on your picnic.