I hope you’re enjoying the summer wherever you are in the world. It’s so damn hot here in California right now that I’m inside with the A/C on full blast attempting to work with a newborn baby by my side. This issue was inspired by that event actually because, as you may know, I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. So I cut carbs! I know, I can’t believe it either. I did it with some success… let’s be honest, I cheated. So now I can’t be bothered with hot girl summer and I suspect I’m too old for weird girl summer. That’s why I’ve opted for a Carb Girl Summer and I know you can get down with that too. You are hot for food after all!
This collection of recipes is carbs that still scream summer. Fresh and light pasta dishes using seasonal faves like zucchini, peas, and shallots. I even recreated spaghetti alla nerano—a life-changing pasta according to Stanley Tucci. There are two unique dips for picnics, and poolside snacking accompanied by homemade vegan naan… hello garlic butter! I made vegan ham & cheese croissants the easy way and I crave them constantly ever since I made ’em! I’m also giving you a couple of fruity sweet things to top it all off. The strawberry lemonade bars are beautiful and scrumptious and my key lime sheet cake is just the snack you need to make your #carbgirlsummer a success—both are perfect desserts for sharesies.
I feel like I’m supposed to say, “get outside and enjoy the sun” but with climate change coming in hot and heavy I advise just staying inside all season and cooking up stuff from EAT IT!