Inspired by our recent trip to Spain, I created this summery gazpacho. With tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers readily available at every farm stand, it’s the perfect late-summer meal. It comes together in minutes. Adding leftover shrimp infuses protein and bulk to your lunch. Serve it with crusty bread and you’ll have a great family dinner or a fancy party appetizer! For more, head on over to Audrey’s.
Giulia DoyleGazpacho with ShrimpA fresh meal, perfect for an entree or an apetizer
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- 2 large tomatoes, cut into chunks
- 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 4 inches in size)
- 1/2 yellow, orange or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon chardonnay vinegar
- 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili (optional)
- 6 large shrimp, steamed, sauteed or grilled - peeled
- In a blender, puree tomato until almost smooth. Add cucumber, bell pepper, garlic, vinegar, and oil and season with salt, pepper and chili. Pulse until mostly smooth.
- Chill soup in the refrigerator 30 minutes (or up to 8 hours). Adjust seasoning; thin with water if necessary. Before serving, chop 4 shrimp into small pieces. Garnish soup with chopped shrimp, a drizzle of olive oil and add one shrimp on each bowl as a garnish.
- Notes: The quality of your ingredients really make a difference here. Try to use the freshest produce you can find and use the best quality vinegar and olive oil you can afford.
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A friend of mine attended an all white PopUp dinner party last summer, and I swear I spent the entirety of that evening stalking her Instagram account. It’s pretty much the coolest concept ever, and such a wonderful way to bring like-minded people together. This particular beauty was pulled together by Hand Made Events, and with Sorella Muse behind the lens you’re going to want to spend some time in the gallery.
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From Hand Made Events… The PopUp Dinner Brooklyn was an elegant, graceful “pop-up” flash dinner picnic that was held in a secret location in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The location was disclosed to ticket holders three hours before the event began at 5pm. Dinner promptly started at 7pm. The night gathered over four thousand guests dressed elegantly in white as they decorated and designed lavish table decor, and brought their own inspired cuisines with their favorite beverages of choice to enjoy an unforgettable summer evening with friends in Brooklyn. There was an array of wandering musicians during dinner followed by a performance by Ben Folds and later Dj OP for dancing.
PopUp Dinners are spreading across the country! From San Francisco, to LA, to Miami, to Charleston, these events are becoming popular with people everywhere.
Founded in 2011 in San Francisco, Garrett Sathre and Nicole Benjamin, partners at Hand Made Events, are continually inspired and thrilled to create new events that bring people together to celebrate the simple things that connect us all; wonderful food, great wine, and dining with those we love.
Photography: Sorella Muse | Lighting: Stortz Lighting | DJ: Dj OP | Event Planning & Design: Hand Made Events | Special Performance: Ben Folds | Sponsor: Acura
So I’ve been out of university for a solid 8 years (omg!), but that doesn’t change the fact that back to school season still excites me to no end. And though my dorm room days are over, I vividly remember the cold, sterile environment we were all faced with come September. But have no fear! With a few accessories (that won’t break the bank), that dorm room, and those classes, are about to become a whole lot more bearable.
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