Summer Solstice Party Menu

I celebrated my birthday with a Summer Solstice Party. With lots of prep work and zero cooking except for grilling, this  easy summer menu feeds 20 people easily and keeps you enjoying the party, not slaving in the kitchen, while looking like WAY more effort than it is.

If guests ask what they can bring, suggest beer, vodka, a prepared salad or a desert. For dessert, my sister brought these Lemon Bars which were a huge hit. I couldn’t eat them so I made my standard Peach Cobbler, which I’ll post separately soon. Another friend brought some wonderful prepared salads from Whole Foods which added a nice touch to the menu.

If grilling isn’t an option, the meat and fish can be prepared in a hot heavy skillet on the stove.



Grilled Tilapia Tacos  | Party Guacamole and Chips | Chicken Apple Sausages


Lavender Infusion Cocktails |  Ginger Infusion Cocktails |  Cucumber water | Light Beer | Iced Tea |

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Taco Cage Fight: Gluten-Free Fish Tacos, Fruit Guac, and Margaritas

Husband and I ate tacos the whole weekend of Cinco De Mayo. Tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It started as a coincidence, I kept it going as a joke, and then didn’t want to break our Taco Streak, so by Sunday evening it became THE ULTIMATE TACO CHALLENGE CAGE FIGHT XXVI.

I blame the margaritas.

Gluten-Free Fish Tacos  Cook Time: 20 minutes  Serves: 2

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Gluten-Free Breakfast Tacos – Vegan or With Eggs!


Husband and I are busy people, but I like to make him breakfast. These take only a few minutes to make and are yummy, veggie-and-protein-filled, and gluten-free. I’ve also included my standard vegan recipe from when I didn’t eat eggs.

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