Grilled fruits?

One of my favorite experiements has been grilling fruits on the barbecue. Grilled fruits add depth to warm salads, main courses and obviously make amazing desserts. On a hot grill, the natural sugars in the fruit are released and caramelize to make delicious,sweet (and healthy) additions to a Summer or Fall meal.

Here are some amazing grilled fruit ideas that you can add to your arsenal of culinary surprises!

( click on the images for links to the recipes)

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Dressing 

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Grilled Apricot, Gorgonzola, and Candied Walnut Arugula Salad 

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Grilled Orange Shrimp Skewers 

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Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with Honey Yogurt Sauce 

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Grilled Strawberries and Marshmallow S’mores

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Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Bananas

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Grilled Peach Pizza

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Simple Grilled Cinnamon Apples Slices With Honey Drizzle

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Grilled Fruit Cobbler (can be made gluten-free)

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Grilled Grapefruit

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As some of you know, I’m not only vegetarian but lactose sensitive and unable to digest refined sugars or too many raw fruits and veggies. That makes cooking for me a little (a lot) tricky. However,since I’m an avid foodie and very passionate about cooking, Ive been able to experiment and discover new ideas that work around my dietary restrictions. Most of the recipes will probably have to be altered to fit my restrictions but it’s always great to discover new inspiration. Grilled fruits = WIN!

 

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Rainy Day Please Stay

My usual self would be frustrated at the disappointing weather that is keeping me from tanning. However….lately I’ve been enjoying moments of downpour where I can study in peace or simply relax. With my two finals exams coming up, a rainy day is the perfect way to cuddle up with my notes and focus on what needs to be done.  On the bright side, yesterday was sunny and beautiful. I visited an art festival in a trendy neighborhood and was able to pick up so nice artwork. Today is also the perfect day to make a rainy playlist or do some DIYs.

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Enjoy your day whatever the weather and have a happy father’s day 🙂

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Music Hype-Summer Favorites

Songs taken directly from my June/Premature Summer playlist on iTunes. Looking forward to jamming to these while I run or just having some nice tunes for lounging around.

Born Ruffians-Permanent Hesitation

Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams- Get Lucky

p-s: Also check out his beautiful cover!

Dirty Projectors-The Socialites

The Dig- I Already Forgot Everything You Said

Klingande-Jubel (Original Mix)

The Lighthouse and the Whaler-Venice

Wavves-Sail to the Sun

Swim Deep-Honey

And finally, for the sake of the end of exams and of the school year…

Imagine Dragons- On Top of the World

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Good luck to everyone with finals or important events coming up! Be strong, Summer is only a few days away! 🙂

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Music hype-MS MR

Released today May 14th!

MS MR – Secondhand Rapture

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After their first single release just about a year ago, the New York based duo is releasing their debut full lenght album-Seconhand Rapture. Looking forward to buying the album since I’ve been a fan for such a long time. As well as touring with Jessie Ware, MS MR are both extremely interesting and have a great sense of style. I also have a little crush on Lizzy’s hair changes! Here are their songs Hurricane and Fantasy from the upcoming album! Enjoy

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Happy Mothers Day!

I remind you to be kind to your mothers day. I believe it is one of the hardest and most underappreciated jobs so do something nice for your mom and show her that all her love is appreciated.

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My mother and I have never been particularly close but I like to use Mothers Day as a day to show my love for mom! Simple ideas or acts of kindness can really touch the heart. I tend to stay away from store-bought gifts because making something crafty is more personal and sentimental but if that is too time-consuming, or your crafting habilities are very limited here then some stores might have exactly what your mom wants.

For this Mothers Day, I made a DIY Jar of reasons why I love her .She can keep it on her desk and re-read them whenever she feels like I forget to show her my appreciation. It’s impossible for me to wake up before my early-bird of a mother so I put out a little card with the jar and told her that breakfast would be ready for her once she can back from walking the dogs. I chose a very simple menu of apple pancakes, fluffy delicious eggs, roasted potatoes and fruit salad.  To add to Mothers Day, ALWAYS and I repeat ALWAYS promise to clean up. Showering her with gifts and food is great but she might feel a little insulted if she’s arms deep in gross dish water from her breakfast. To add to her relaxed morning, mum won’t have to do all the cooking today because we are throwing a BBQ dinner party for my aunts, grandma and my mother.

Mother's Day Card from letterhappy, $3

Question authority but never your mother- Coffee cup at Caribou

Lets also thank people who have taken the role of mother, grandparents, fathers, aunts and uncles. And give courage to those who have lost their mother or their child.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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Road trippin’

Spontaneous road trips-Late night driving-Gas station slushies-Good music-Meeting strangers-No maps-Cliff jumping-Days at the beach-Driving through the desert-Concerts-Fairs-Sleeping under the stars-Festivals-Roadtrip journals-Getting lost-Campfires-Wanderlust-Live bands-Bridge hopping-Lets go anywhere

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Let’s go on a road trip.

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Pastels in Bloom

Mulberry Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

  • Inspired by England’s Flora and Fauna
  • Laid-back tones
  • Contrasting prints
  • Simple leather accents
  • Springtime color: Bright Apricot, Nude, Light Berry Cream, Pistachio, Raspberry, Dark blush, Mint and Biscuit Brown
  • Beautiful runway design
  • Amazing showrooms and store installations
  • Poodles on the runway
  • Pastel garden gnomes??

Highlights: Poodles, garden gnomes, star studded front row (as always), beautiful runway design, gorgeous handbags, tropical gecko print!

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Mulberry Berlin Store Installation

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I tend to lose focus when blogging about only fashion so the Spring Mulberry collection made it very easy for me to focus on the design of the new Berlin store. As I tend to do with most runway shows or new collections, I found myself more focused about the structural design and conceptual pieces that tie the collection once in stores. I wish I was this creative!

Have a lovely week!

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