A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a Relish Cooking Show with my friend Rebecca. You may get Relish in your Sunday newspaper. It’s the nation’s largest food magazine, and I love how it is always chock full of fresh, seasonal recipes that celebrate America’s love of food.
During the two-hour show, Relish Chef Brian Morris took us back to the basics with a mouth-watering menu. He shared some easy and simple recipes with us, and he had a really great sense of humor. We had a blast! Rebecca was actually chosen to be one of the taste testers on stage and she said that the food was some of the best she had ever eaten. We left feeling totally empowered to become amazing chefs!
Here’s a picture of me with Chef Morris…
I was so excited to pick up The Best of Relish Cookbook: Celebrating America’s Love of Food. From the editors of Relish magazine, it’s a collection of 150 quick recipes designed “to get you back in the kitchen and your loved ones around the table” – because that’s what good eating is all about, right? Spending time around the table with those you love. The book also highlights dishes influenced by America’s rich cultural diversity.
Since Tuesday was the last day of school for my kids, we kicked off summer with a recipe from the cookbook. After playing outside, we sat down at the patio table and cooled off with this smoothie. It’s the perfect drink to beat the afternoon heat!
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
The Best of Relish Cookbook: Celebrating America’s Love of Food
1 cup fat-free milk
1 6-ounce container low-fat vanilla yogurt (I used Stonyfield Organic lowfat french vanilla)
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (I juiced fresh oranges instead and then froze it)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients except ice cubes in blender; process 15 seconds to combine. Add ice cubes and process 20 seconds to crush ice; serve immediately.
Per serving: Calories 180; fat 1.5g; cholesterol 5mg; protein 9g; carbs 32g; fiber 1g; sodium 135g
Here’s to a great summer!
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