It’s hot outside and even hotter in your kitchen. A good way to combat this, while also getting the best use of your summer produce, is the summer salad. The New York Times offers 101 Simple Recipes for the Summer Seasons.
I’ve been obsessing over summer squash and zucchini for the last few weeks. Mostly I’ve been preparing it very simply–slicing it up and sauteeing it in a few pats of butter, adding a little salt and pepper for taste, and then drizzling on just a hint of white truffle oil and my oh my. Heaven. But next time I stop at the farmer’s market I’m going to grab a few pecks more and try my hand at this squash gallette at Strawberry Pepper.
Haven’t ever heard of the Paleolithic Diet? According to our friends at Wikipedia, it is “a nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various human species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic—a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture.” It’s not so much a diet in terms of losing weight, but one rather of lifestyle change, and something that might be beneficial to those of you who autoimmune problems that haven’t been accurately diagnosed yet, or ones that are still problematic. I know of some people who have found it to be a real game-changer in terms of their health (though it’s not something I do myself). An interesting read.