What I Ate This Week | Healthy Blueberry Crisp & The First Corn Pizza of the Summer

There was corn at the farmers market last weekend. Corn! In June! Granted, it was only one stand. And really, it wasn’t even a stand, it was just a pick-up truck full of corn. But still: corn! That’s something to get excited about, right? (And clearly I’m not the only one who gets excited about corn, because there was a long line of people waiting to buy it from that pick-up truck.)

Obviously, corn went on the menu this week. As did blueberries, strawberries, and ice cream. Yup, it must be summer.

Here’s what I ate this week:

Oatmeal Chia Berry Crisp Oatmeal Chia Berry Crisp from The Spicy RD // I only used blueberries in mine because birds and ants finished off my remaining strawberries, but these were delicious! They’re made with coconut oil instead of butter, so they’re vegan too. I’m usually not a fan of blueberry tarts and pies and whatnot because the blueberries are so syrupy and way too sweet for me, but these were perfect–I sweetened them with just a touch of Grade B maple syrup.

Fresh Corn, Poblano & Cheddar Pizza Fresh Corn, Poblano and Cheddar Pizza // This is our little summer tradition–I make it at the beginning and the end of corn season because it’s just so darn good.

Roasted Strawberries with Black Pepper Roasted Strawberries with Black Pepper from Epicurious // I bought a pint of strawberries at the farmers market and when I got home, I noticed that they were already starting to go south, so I decided to roast them all. These were a little too peppery on their own, but they were amazing when served with ice cream.

Bangkok Peanut Ice Cream Bangkok Peanut Ice Cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home // Oh, did I mention ice cream?! ZOMG this was so, so good. I had this cookbook on my Amazon wish list for ages and I finally ordered it a few weeks ago. This was the first recipe I made from it and now I kind of want to make a new one every week this summer.

Whole Wheat Penne with Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties with Broccoli Pesto from Vegetarian Times // Well no, these aren’t bow ties. But it’s pasta! And pasta is pasta! I also had to substitute some parsley pesto that I already had on hand for the parsley. I’m still on the fence about broccoli pesto. This is the second time I’ve tried it and I just don’t know. I love the flavor of broccoli, but something about it in pesto form just doesn’t seem right to me, texture-wise.

Kimchi Grilled Corn on the Cob Kimchi Grilled Corn on the Cob from A Spicy Perspective // I grilled this on my grill pan and I was too impatient to get nice grill marks on it, but we loved this. Who would think to put kimchi on corn?! But it’s delicious!

Soft No-Bake Granola Bars Soft No-Bake Chocolate Granola Bars from The Pancake Princess // I exhausted my muffin supply this week, so now I’m having these granola bars for breakfast. These are so tasty and easy to make too! I had been meaning to make granola bars for so long, but never got around to it until now.

Roasted Tomato and White Bean Couscous with Roasted Garlic & Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette Roasted Tomato and White Bean Couscous with Roasted Garlic & Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette from Baker By Nature // I knew as soon as I saw this that I was going to make it. And I did! I used chickpeas instead of white beans, but other than that, I stuck to the recipe. There’s a lot going on in this recipe, but it all comes together beautifully. I sprinkled a little bit of merlot salt on the top, which sounds crazy pretentious, I know, but I bought it when we were on vacation in Savannah last summer. It’s vacation salt, okay?!

June Love With Food Box June box from Love With Food // I decided to subscribe to Love With Food and this was my first box. My favorite thing in here was the Do More Bar–it was like a coconutty Rice Krispie treat. Super tasty!

What’s New on the Marketplace This Month

Summer Barbecue Essentials I’ve rounded up some of my favorite summer barbecue essentials, including my wee bitty lime green grill. Because no, you don’t need a massive gas grill to enjoy barbecued food this summer! I also have a $5 off $30 or more coupon code for Abe’s Market, and giveaways for Bear Naked Granola & Stretch Island Fruit Leather, Goodies Co., two weeks of vegetarian meal deliveries from Blue Apron, and more.

Disclosure: The link to Amazon is an affiliate link, so if you were to purchase the delightful Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams book, I’d get a small percentage of the sale price for sending you over to Amazon. And the Love With Food link is a referral link, meaning that I’d get points for referring you. Delicious, delicious points.

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Kiersten Frase

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Comments

  1. says

    Do you know how many times I’ve said I’m going to make something from the Jeni’s cookbook? I’ve had my ice cream canister in the freezer for two weeks. It’s currently housing chocolate dipped banana halves.

    How’d the ice cream turn out? Was it a pain in the butt?

    • Kiersten Frase says

      It’s summer, now’s the time! The ice cream was less fussy than other recipes I’ve made, so I appreciated that. And it was really, really, REALLY good.

  2. says

    This all looks so wonderful I don’t know where to start. But probably the corn dish — we also have some first-of-the-season corn here too. Love Jeni’s ice cream.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I love corn + fresh herbs too. Lemon thyme is my favorite. I grow it in the garden and can never think of what else to do with it, so in with the corn it goes. :)

  3. Jen says

    I’m lucky to be in Columbus where Jeni’s shops are close by, but I do love her book!

    You should definitely make the lemon frozen yogurt. It’s fantastic. Last time I made it I took an idea from my other favorite ice cream book, Perfect Scoop, and stirred crumbled Biscoff cookies after it churned. The blueberry sauce she suggests didn’t turn out for me for some reason!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I want to make the lemon frozen yogurt! That was actually going to be the first recipe I made, but my husband vetoed it, deeming it too boring. Oh, and I have Perfect Scoop too. :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I’ve got some in my garden too! I bet you must be so excited now that it’s summer and all your hard work on the farm is going to start paying off. :)

  4. says

    Ahhhhhh!!!!!! My week was officially MADE when I saw the link back to my granola bars. Glad you liked them!!

    Once again, I want to make everything that you’ve listed. So much food, so little time! At the very least, I’m making the bf make the corn pizza with me if corn is still on sale at Kroger. I’m so intrigued by this egg + corn on pizza crust thing! And you are making me want to buy Jeni’s book for the millionth time, which I keep resisting because irresistible ice cream recipes are exactly what I do NOT need to keep me company all summer. Eek.

    So happy :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      They were so good! I added chocolate chips and dried cranberries to mine. :) Oh, and you definitely need to buy that ice cream book. It is awesome. And yes, maybe a wee bit dangerous.

  5. says

    I just had corn for the first time this summer too – so good! But your pizza does look a wee bit fancier and probably tastier too! :) And I’m still gorging myself on as many strawberries as possible…. had no idea I could roast them.

  6. Caitlin says

    I’m intrigued by the black pepper strawberries…but regarding the strawberries, I’m going to rant/vent for a second. How mad does it make you that you opened them and they were already turning?? Seriously NOTHING irritates me more than opening a new big bag of spinach for a salad and finding slimy dark green spinach with that putrid smell. Ugh! Ruins my whole lunch. Vent complete. Thanks Kiersten for letting me get that out. Ha.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Oh yeah, I feel the SAME way. I was a little bit peeved about the strawberries because the ones on top were beautiful and perfect, and the ones at the bottom were mushy–almost like they were arranged that way on purpose. :/ (Oh, and once I brought a tomato home from the store, took off the sticker, and realized it had been strategically placed over a moldy gash on the side–ugh!)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      YES! I hate getting bad corn! I always do that at the farmers market because I feel guilty peeling back the husk in front of the farmers, so I just quickly grab whatever is in front of me, and then I get it home and it’s going bad or the kernels are tiny. Gah!

  7. says

    So glad you liked the Berry Crisp Kiersten! Everything else you ate looks delicious-especially the corn, poblano, and cheddar pizza, and love what you did with the strawberries. Happy “almost” summer :-)

  8. says

    The corn pizza looks amazing! This post was full of delicious-looking recipes — I don’t know which to try out first! (Leaning toward corn pizza…)

  9. says

    I have those chocolate granola bars on my to-make list too, so I’m glad to hear they worked out for you! Bangkok peanut ice cream sounds so intriguing…I might have to invest in an ice cream recipe book since I would never come up with such creative ideas myself! Also, I tried those coconut mango ice pops last summer and loved them!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      The Jeni’s book is full of all kinds of creative ideas–I love it! If I’m going to spend the time making ice cream myself, it’s not going to be chocolate or vanilla. It has to be something that’s worth all the effort!

  10. says

    Yet another beautiful collection of recipes and those strawberries.. oh my god, those strawberries.. And then you had to go and serve them up with peanut ice cream!!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW, finally got my copy of the Duke’s Table in the mail today and I LOVE it! They’ve packed SO many recipes in there, short ingredient lists and so simply written. LOVE! IT!

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