You couldn’t have picked a better food mag to load up on supremely delicious seasonal meals that will last you all summer long. So much love, passion and energy went into this issue (and some of our best hot-weather ideas yet!). It’s also our first-ever “Easy Issue.” Whether it’s the surprisingly simple finger-licking lobster recipes, our sky-high sandwiches, the irresistible 5-ingredient meals or the staggering amount of fresh, chef-made drinks – think smoothies, juices, cocktails and mocktails, each and every recipe was curated especially for you, with your jam-packed summer schedule in mind. So how do we quantify the term “easy”? According to an overwhelming response from our readers, “easy” means recipes that are 30 minutes, 10 ingredients and 3 simple steps or less. Nearly every recipe inside was developed and tested using that simple formula – with many of them requiring even less time and fewer ingredients! Let us take the time and stress out of meal prep this summer so you can continue to eat incredibly well, but also carve out time for plenty of play. Happy summer clean eaters, and please stay in touch! (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram)
– Alicia Rewega, Editor-in-Chief
“Easy” and “lobster” aren’t two words you often hear together, but dishes such as Garlic Herb Zucchini Noodles with Lobster, and Portobello, Asparagus & Lobster Nachos are ready in 30 minutes or less.
SUPER STACKED SANDWICHES
When good ol’ peanut butter and jelly won’t cut it, reach for one of our colossal and waistline-friendly sandwiches. Think: Buffalo Blue Cheese Club and Fish & Chips On a Bun.
Ditch the mile-long grocery list for decadent dinners that require just five ingredients, such as White Wine & Clam Linguine, Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burgers and loaded quesadillas.
SWEET SUMMER SIPPERS
Equally irresistible spiked or sans alcohol, seasonal refreshers such as Stone Fruit & Ginger White Sangria and Mango Mint Iced Green Tea are your secret ingredient for entertaining friends this summer
- Grilled Stone Fruit Salad with Coconut Crème Anglaise
- Thousand Island Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Provolone Cheese
- Buttermilk Plum Cake