Welcome to the July seasonal produce guide, coming one day early! This week has been crazy with photo shoots for the cookbook. Cookie and I had an outdoor shoot with a fantastic local photographer, Sarah Sweeney, earlier this week, and I’m so excited to finally have photos of us together. I have about one million photos of my Cookie girl, but very few of us together. I might post a sneak peek on Instagram, so stay tuned, and I’m going to share some snaps of our kitchen shoot this afternoon (we’re cookieandkate).
What are you craving for July? How do lots of salads sound? I have a fresh green salad coming to you in the next couple of days. When you make a recipe, please leave a comment to let me know how it turns out! Your comments keep me inspired. You can also share photos on Instagram with the hashtag #cookieandkate so we can all see. If you’re eager for even more cooking inspiration, check out my full July seasonal post here.
Gluten free and vegan
“These tacos were absolutely delicious!!! Especially the avocado cream on top. My boyfriend is a gluten free vegan so these were perfect!!! We made them twice last week. Thanks for such a delicious recipe!” – Desiree
Berries! Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Strawberries
“I made this salad for guests the first day you posted it. Added strawberries, blueberries and raspberries since I had them all on hand. The salad was AMAZING! We all agreed that it was the best salad any of us had ever had! The maple glazed sunflower seeds are the crowning touch! Great job, Kate.” – Cindy
Gluten free and vegan if you use vegan ice cream
“I made this for a cooking class I taught and everyone loved it!! Hopefully you get some more readership, because I tell so many of my patients about your blog :)” – Tricia
Gluten free and easily vegan
“I made these last night and they were WONDERFUL! I loved the flavor; the lime adds a lot. I followed the recipe exactly and they are fabulous the next day for lunch!” – Laura
Gluten free (see recipe notes for vegan option)
“OH my goodness Kate, I have loved every recipe I’ve made from your site….but I have to say the Sushi Bowl is the best yet, YUM!!” – Charlene
Gluten free and easily vegan (skip the feta)
“This might actually be my favourite grain salad ever. The combination of textures is phenomenal– definitely don’t skip the toasted almonds! It’s a little bit involved but if you multitask it comes together fairly quickly. I’ve made it several times now and will definitely continue to do so as long as I can get fresh sweet corn!” – Elinor
That’s my only green bean recipe! Here are some great green bean recipes at Love and Lemons »
Vegetarian and delicious
“Tried this last night it was DELICIOUS and SO EASY! On my lunchtime favorite list. Thanks Kate!” – Carolyn
Vegan and gluten free
“We are volume eaters in my household and we need large quantities of food to feel full! This pesto was a total hit, my kids were shovelling down the whole meal and begging for more. VEGETABLES. MORE VEGETABLES? That’s a first! THANK YOU!” – J Marie
“Kate, this salad is so delicious. The DRESSING–I know everyone is going wild for your coconut bacon, which is wonderful and all, but the DRESSING! I love that it is oil-free so you can really load up on it. This salad is raising the bar for salads in my book. You’ve done it again, Cookie and Kate!” – Tory
Easily gluten free and easily vegan
“I made these tonight and they are so delicious. A perfect summer meal. I also mustvsay that this is the first time myself and my boyfriend have actually enjoyed (even, loved) tofu! Yay for soggy free perfectly crisp tofu.” – Deana
I need you guys to try these and let me know how they turn out! I loved them.
See notes for gluten-free and vegan options
“Just made this with my husband and it turned out great. We decided to try something new, meat free, and this was definitely the dish to convince us to try even more. Was easy to follow and if we could get it right on the first try, anyone can.” – Pj
Gluten-free and easily vegan (see notes)
“I made this as a dessert for a ladies group dinner and everyone LOVED it! Thank you.” – Daniela
Gluten-free and vegan
“Absolutely wonderful recipe- so fresh and light compared to traditional potato salad and was a hit during my father’s birthday! Liked it so much we’re making it again tonight!” – Tori
Gluten free and easily vegan
“This was a hit with the whole family including the non-veg husband and the growing, picky 13 year old boy. He came back for seconds and just asked me to add this to the rotation for next week. (He and I have also polished off 2 batches of your toasted muesli. haha!)
You’ve fed me all week! :) I love your recipes so much.” – Kerry
Easily gluten free and easily vegan (see notes)
“Didn’t think twice about whipping this one up for tonight since all I had to buy were the zucchinis and tomatoes. I made it vegan with nutritional yeast and OH MY this is an amazing recipe. So simple! You are quickly becoming my favorite food blogger! Can’t wait to share this creation with my loves. Thanks” – Lauren
I need you to try these crostini and comment to let me know how they turn out!
Don’t forget to tag your recipe photos #cookieandkate so we can all see them! If you’re looking for an ingredient that didn’t make the list, check my new ingredient index for relevant recipes.
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