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EASY Strawberry Shortcake | Tastes of Summer

Strawberry Shortcake
Biscuit Ingredients:
2 cups flour
¼ cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter, cold and cubed
¾ cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten for egg wash
2 tbsp sugar for sprinkling

In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk together flour, sugar baking powder and salt. Add butter and mix until it reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix until dough comes together into a ball. Transfer dough to a work surface and flatten out with a rolling pin or your hands until it’s ¾ of an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter or a mason jar lid, cut out circles. Place circles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 350ºF for 12-15 minutes, or until biscuits are lightly golden and baked through.

Strawberries and Cream Filling Ingredients:
3 cups strawberries, quartered
2-3 tbsp sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1-2 tbsp icing sugar
1 vanilla bean

In a small bowl, mix strawberries with sugar. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, whisk cream until it begins to thicken. Gently sprinkle in icing sugar and vanilla and continue to whip until soft peaks form.

Once biscuits have cooled completely, cut them in half. To assemble, begin by placing a layer of strawberries on the base of the biscuit. Top with cream and other half of the biscuit. Top with more strawberries and whipped cream.

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3 Incredible Veggie Burger Recipes!

Portobello Halloumi Burger
4 portobello mushrooms, stems removed
1 tbsp thyme leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
8 halloumi slices
Pepper to taste
*Lightly salt mushrooms since the halloumi can be quite salty.

Burger buns
1 avocado, smashed
tomato slices

Drizzle portobello mushrooms with oil and sprinkle with thyme and garlic. Season with pepper to taste. Grill or fry mushrooms to your liking. Meanwhile, grill or fry halloumi slices until golden on both sides. Assemble burger with your desired toppings and enjoy!

Black Bean Burger
½ red onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup breadcrumbs
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Green leaf lettuce
Guacamole or avocado slices
Red onion rings

In a food processor, add all ingredients and pulse “dough” forms. Divide mixture into 4 and shape into burger patties. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Fry burgers over medium-high heat until golden on both sides and cooked through. Assemble burger with desired toppings and enjoy!
*Lightly oil your hands when forming burger patties so mixture doesn’t stick to them.

Caramelized Onion Lentil Burger
1 onion, finely diced and caramelized
2 cups lentils, cooked
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp thyme
1 egg

Goat cheese
Roasted red pepper slices

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Divide mixture and shape into burger patties. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. On a well oiled pan or grill, fry patties until golden and inside is cooked through. Assemble with desired toppings and enjoy!

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Healthy 2-Ingredient Fruit Slushies!

Jalapeno Mango Slushy
2 mangoes, diced
1-2 jalapeno slices
1 cup ice

Strawberry Basil Slushy
2 cups strawberries
1-2 basil leaves, torn
1 cup ice

Lemon Blueberry Slushy
1 ½ cups blueberries
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 cup ice

Pineapple Coconut Slushy
2 cups pineapple
¼ cup coconut milk
1 cup ice

Watermelon Mint Slushy
2 cups frozen watermelon
2-3 fresh mint leaves
Splash of water if needed

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