The Simplest Salad - Tomatoes & Cantaloupe

This is a non-recipe recipe, in that it's a ridiculously simple 4 ingredients (not including the S&P). But, it's one of my favorite salads. It's a great light lunch or a simple side for dinner. Tomato and cantaloupe is a glorious combination, that I know you'll enjoy!

The Simplest Salad - Tomatoes & Cantaloupe | Shiny Happy Bright

I vividly remember the dinner party where I first had this combination of flavors. It was mid-summer in Abu Dhabi and about a thousand degrees outside, so we just hung out in people's houses and had dinner parties. I was over for dinner at a friend's house, and I'm sure they made a lovely main course, but all I remember was this salad and talking about how good it was. It was actually embarrassing how much I talked about the salad. 

The Simplest Salad - Tomatoes & Cantaloupe

I hope you enjoy this flavor combination as much as I do. I think it's really important to use a very ripe cantaloupe. Mildly ripe cantaloupe is just meh. The flavor, and color, is at its best when it's super ripe. 



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Red Thai Curry Turkey Meatballs

Red Thai curry is flavorful and savory - it's a perfect pairing for turkey meatballs and lots and lots of veggies. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal. It's healthy and delicious - what could be better? This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, whole 30 compliant, and paleo. 

Red Thai Curry Turkey Meatballs - a delicious main meal that's full of veggies and flavor | Shiny Happy Bright

Red and green Thai curry are some of my favorite flavors. I used to be a little nervous about using lots of it in dishes - thinking it would be overpowering. Not only is using heaping tablespoons full of it a good idea for flavor reasons, but it also gives the the curry the beautiful rich color. I've been making this recipe a lot lately and testing out different vegetable combinations with the turkey meatballs and the curry. I did it with purple cabbage and brussels sprouts the other day and it was delicious, but not-so-photogenic. The below recipe is probably my favorite combination, though, because I love the subtle asparagus with the rich curry. The snow peas and bell peppers give it a little crunch and pop of color. 

Red Thai Curry Turkey Meatballs - a delicious main meal that's full of veggies and flavor | Shiny Happy Bright

I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe! 



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Rose Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles

Super simple dessert alert! This recipe for rose strawberry coconut milk popsicles is a really delicious (and healthy!) treat. They take a few hours to freeze, but the recipe only calls for 10 to 15 minutes of hands-on time. 

Rose Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles (gluten free, vegetarian, dessert) | Shiny Happy Bright

I was inspired to make a rose popsicle, because I've been watching the Great British Bake Off (the Great British Baking Show to those of us who are Americans and watch it on PBS) and it seems like every time the contestants want to go "unique", they bring in some rose flavor. Paul Hollywood always warns them off, saying rose is too strong a flavor. I generally agree with that sentiment, as I've had one too many baklava with cloying rose syrup. So, I've gone with dried rose petals for this recipe - which just gives a nice hint of rose with overpowering the other flavors. 

Rose Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles (gluten free, vegetarian, dessert) | Shiny Happy Bright
Rose Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles (gluten free, vegetarian, dessert) | Shiny Happy Bright

After freezing these, I popped them all out of the popsicle molds, covered them in chocolate, pistachios, and rose petals and then individually wrapped them in plastic wrap and popped them back in the freezer. It makes it much easier to serve for a post dinner treat. But if you're going to serve them all at once to a group, then definitely make them as directed below and serve them immediately after drizzling them with chocolate. 



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