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Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara.

The other day I was feeling so uninspired when thinking about dinner and I had made up my mind that we would have a simple and casual pasta night. We had been out on the water all day just soaking up the sun and exploring Lake Simcoe, I didn’t have the energy or the desire to do anything fancy once we got home.

My intention was to simply saute some vegetables and grab a can of tomato sauce from the pantry. Staring down at the counter I realized I had accumulated asparagus, bacon and mushrooms and the wheels started turning in my head. Simple stayed but casual went right out the door. Pasta night was on and we were making roasted asparagus and mushroom carbonara!

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I knew that this pasta would be amazing since asparagus and mushrooms are such a fabulous combination! Although I was feeling slightly more inspired, I was still super lazy so this carbonara recipe is pretty easy and really you just need to cook the bacon while the vegetable roast and the pasta cooks and then you mix everything together with the sauce. Done. Nobody needs to know this took you next to no time to put together!

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Watermelon & Froyo Pupsicles .

It has been exceptionally warm and humid this summer and don’t get me wrong, I am loving every minute of it! You will not hear me complaining this year about the heat at all. Hot days just mean more time spent out on the water working on my tan or sipping sangria on a patio!

One thing I do think about when it’s really hot is how I am going to keep Winston cool and hydrated. Anytime I pull out either pineapple or watermelon from the fridge this little doggo freaks right out! He knows exactly where in the fridge we keep them and knows I play the 2 for me, 1 for you game. I started thinking how I could use this fruit to make dog treats when the thought of pupsicles took over!

 

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I made these with only 2 ingredients – mainly because there wasn’t much pineapple left and I didn’t want to share it with him! Watermelon and plain yogurt. I dusted off the blender to puree the watermelon but you can use a food processor if you have one. Or if the heat has you feeling super lazy, grab a potato masher and go to town! It won’t be perfect but I assure you your pup won’t know any different.

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Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs.

Most people refer to this time of year as summer but I like to think of it more along the lines of Kebab season! Sure, you can make them year round but they just taste better in the summer time!

Last summer I shared my favorite go to recipe for chicken & veggie kebabs marinade which is still one of my top favs! Today though I want to share my newest kebab obsession – Hawaiian chicken kebabs!

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These are so simple to make and honestly taste ah-maz-ing!!!! We have made them a few times to make sure we have the mixture right and really the only thing I may change next time is I think I will double the marinade for pouring over my rice (which you could also thicken up on the stove-top with just a little bit of cornstarch if you’d like). You can never have too much sauce right?

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