Is cooking always necessary?
No, no it is not.
Especially when it’s hot hot hot out and the last thing you even want to think about is turning on that dreaded oven.
Or even the microwave.
So instead of relying solely on lemon water and cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, whip up one or all of these refreshing no cook recipes.
Wait, what? No one wants to down a bowl of piping hot liquid during the summer months.
So why don’t you give chilled soup a try.
Only 5 ingredients required? Yes please! You can certainly break the rules and dunk a perfectly golden brown and gooey grilled cheese in there. (We won’t tell.)
Kind of like a Bloody Mary minus the alcohol. A splash of vodka definitely couldn’t hurt…
Slightly obsessed with avocados? Give avocado toast a break (just for one day) and drink the stuff instead. Chewing is overrated anyway.
Even if you’re usually all gazpach-no, this fruity soup will certainly change your mind. Think refreshing summer smoothie that you can slurp down with a very large spoon.
We’re not talking about your standard Caesar (which is delicious in it’s own standard way). Now’s the time to think outside that box of greens.
Skip the ground beef and grab some walnuts instead. This taco salad will give you an energy boost instead of the urge to take a 3.5 hour siesta.
Pile it on a slice of hearty whole grain bread, stuff it into a jumbo wrap, or simply take a forkful straight to the mouth. Just don’t forget a breath mint.
Are you the type to save all the croutons for last, then savor and enjoy them one by one? Panzanella is basically a crouton salad with some veggies thrown in the mix. In other words, a carb lover’s dream.
Rolls & Sandwiches:
Fun to make, fun to eat, and fun to share. Well maybe not the sharing part.
A valid excuse to consume copious amounts of addictive peanut sauce. Not that you ever need an excuse.
Rolls without the rice! If you’re not about that Paleo lifestyle, you could certainly include rice in this equation.
Meat isn’t always necessary. Especially when you can slather on the hummus like there’s no tomorrow.
Uncooked crunchy ramen noodles may be tasty, but you can do better…
If “raw” and “vegan” are foreign terms to you, all hope is not lost. Just remember, “lasagna” is in the title.
Whoever came up with the grand idea to magically transform zucchini into noodles deserves an award. A major award.
For when Joe the ice cream man skips your neighborhood and you need a break from your good friends Ben & Jerry.
When your dessert counts as a serving of fruit, you know you’re doing something right. Oh, and sorbet happens to be vegan and gluten-free.
Sometimes an ice cream cake is in order, but cake just isn’t your thing. This recipe will solve that dilemma.
Technically this frozen treat isn’t ice cream at all, but it will still satisfy your sweet tooth when that midnight snacking hour hits.