Happy Fourth of July!!
Today is a day of red, white and blue and celebration of America’s independence. Happy Birthday America!
We were headed to a family gathering by the lake to have a cookout, swim and celebrate the fourth. While everyone else was planning on grilling I wanted to make sure we could join in while still keeping in line with our choices for food. So we broke out the sunshine burgers and tossed them on the grill to heat for a minute towards the end of the rest of the family cooking their various meats. We piled the burgers high with lettuce tomato and melted Diya cheese on millet bread. They were great and the kids loved them. It teamed up perfectly with the Waldorf Salad I brought and our Aunts potato salad.
They real highlight was dessert! I made a new favorite.
Berries N’ Cream
In a bowl, layer sliced strawberries, cream and then blueberries on top. Get it, red, white and blue!
3/4 cup walnuts
3/4 cup cashews
2 TBS maple syrup
1 TBS honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 -3/4 cup water
Put all cream ingredients in vitamix and blend until smooth, scraping sides down as needed.
You can use any nuts you would like including all walnuts or cashew, pecans, macadamia or a combo. Also, feel free to use dates (about six) in place of the honey or maple syrup. You could also use all honey or maple syrup.
Add the water slowly so it stays nice and thick. Change it up a bit by adding some lemon zest or orange zest, or coconut water to make new flavors.
For the top, I fan cut a strawberry and placed it in the center. Garnishing it this way added a nice splah of color and the kids thought it was cool to cut the strawberry this way.
So simple and beautiful. I ate 2 helpings while I was there and a nice snack of it when we got home. Gatlin stated, “I am so full of this but would eat it all if you made it again sometime.” My husband ate a huge container of it. Ok, so I don’t recommend that, but the point is, it is that good!
No need to worry about missing out on that whipped cream experience anymore. This one is sure to please.