Step into my kitchen for some tasty and healthy summer treats
By Cindy DeVore, founder of Valley Green Naturals
I love to bake and cook! Especially when it comes to preparing dishes that are made with wholesome, nutrient-dense, health-conscious foods. Thinking about what I might cook up this weekend, I realized that I have not posted a recipe blog in quite a while. And so… lucky readers, here’s to some yummy and fresh ideas for your weekend! Click any of the photos to view the recipes.
Summers are hot and oh-so-humid in Virginia, so it’s nice to have light dinners or healthy snacks early in the evening, followed by a walk around the farm watching the fireflies twinkle in the fields. Click the photo above for the easy recipe to my "Sweet & Salty Chèvre with Raw Honey!"
Blueberries are a favorite summertime munchie here at Valley Green. Not only are they a sweet treat that you can pop in your mouth like candy, but they’re one of nature’s Superfoods. Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries also are high in potassium and vitamin C, making them a top choice of doctors and nutritionists as part of a healthy diet. Not only can blueberries lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, they also are a natural anti-inflammatory.
At Valley Green, we grow raspberries and have abundant wild blackberries. We haven’t started growing blueberries yet, so we buy them from local farmer's markets or the grocery store. My go-to brand for store-bought organic blueberries is Driscoll’s. They are deliciously full of flavor and can be found in most stores. Click on the photo to see the recipe for this fabulous "Blueberries & Cream Cake!" (Photo credit: JustaPinch.com)
Need the perfect addition to your Sunday Brunch menu? Check out the recipe for these heavenly-delicious Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes! (Photo credit: JustaPinch.com)
I think this one is my favorite! Click the photo for the award-winning recipe to this incredible Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake!
Hope you enjoy the recipes, and have a great summer!
Cindy Lawson DeVore is the Founder and CEO of Valley Green Naturals, LLC, a manufacturer of clean-ingredient, head-to-toe personal care products for the entire family. Find their products in health food stores or at ValleyGreenNaturals.com.