dairy free - gluten free - soy free - nut free - egg free - vegan
There is something about summertime since becoming a mom. A sweet spot I've found in the season that's been my least favorite for years. Now living in the desert, in all honesty, summer has been borderline depressing after living my early adulthood as a California girl. But since becoming a mom, especially a toddler mom, this little man has given me so many reasons to not only tolerate these days easier, but love them and the moments we are creating within them.
Some of my favorite summer moments and activities so far have been splashing in our kiddie pool, enjoying ice cream on the patio, evening nature exploring once the sun has begun to set and the heat has died down, summery crafts and BBQ recipes. But nothing makes it better than his early childhood summer bringing back such amazingly fond memories of my own childhood summers and it's something wonderful.
Speaking of summer BBQ recipes, I know you're all here to see what I've whipped up in the kitchen this week, or shall I say whipped up outside this week, because these babies are cooked on the grill.
I saw a recipe where someone threw cheese on corn and I was like "whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?", so I got to thinking of how I could jump on that with a vegan option and spruce it up to make it a suitable side dish to even the swankiest dinner party BBQ dishes.
And these Grilled Parmesan Basil Corn on the Cobs were born. We paired them with steak, garlic mashed potatoes and a spinach salad, but have also served them with ribs, chicken and for lighter vegan fare with a tossed bean salad and baked potatoes.
The secret is in the cheese. Go Veggie makes vegan Parmesan crumbles that are AMAZINGLY close to the real deal without the dairy and the basil gives the dish a sophisticated taste that tickles the taste buds.
To make these just follow the recipe below and enjoy a side dish that isn't just simply delicious but that plates beautifully.
BASIL PARMESAN GRILLED CORN
4 Ears of Corn on the Cob
3/4 C. Go Veggie! Vegan Parmesan Cheese
2 tsp. Fresh Basil, Chopped Fine
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
3 TBSP + 4 TBSP Softened Vegan Butter (I use Earth Balance)
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.