Your Solution to the Same Old Recipes

Happy Friday, Everyone! So I’ve heard a lot of ladies complaining recently (including myself) that they’re sick of making the same old recipes that they’ve been making all summer. Everyone starts the summer all excited by fresh salads and grilled meats, but by the end of the season, understandably so, you grow tired of the same meals, and tired of thinking up new creations.

Well I have the solution for you! Meet Mary Louis! She’s my college roomie’s little sister and a healthy-eating chef-extraordinaire! She uses fresh, healthy ingredients to create new dishes and put delicious spins on tired dishes 🙂 See below for a yummy, light, colorful dish, “Caprese Bowls with Pesto Rice & Peaches.” And check out her Facebook page and Website for lots of other savory ideas!

Caprese Bowls with Pesto Rice & Ripe Peaches

Serves: 4
Start to Finish: 20-50 min (depending on rice cooking method)

1 cup dry Brown Rice or 2 cups cooked Brown Rice
Sea Salt
1/3 cup Basil Pesto (get my recipe here or use store bought)
Mixed Greens
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 ripe Peaches, pits removed, cut into bite size pieces
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved or quartered
8 ounces Fresh Mozzarella (I used Bocconcini, or bite size mozzarella, each ball halved)

To Make
Cook rice according to package instructions. Cooking dry rice takes about 45 minutes, frozen cooked rice or pre-cooked rice works too. If cooking dry rice, use 1 cup rice with 2-1/4 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Meanwhile, prepare pesto (if making from scratch, store bought works too). Cut peaches, tomatoes and mozzarella. Toss greens with vinegar. Divide dressed lettuce between 4 bowls or plates. Evenly distribute peaches, tomatoes and mozzarella over greens.

When rice is finished cooking, add pesto to rice and stir until well combine. Scoop about 1/2 cup pesto-rice onto each bowl. Serve with a fresh basil garnish if desired.

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