Brighten and Awaken Sum­mer Fla­vors

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S um­mer pro­vides an abun­dance of de­li­cious, fresh-picked fla­vors, giv­ing home chefs plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to use them in both clas­sic recipes and new­found fa­vorites. From sides to sal­ads to smooth­ies and ev­ery­thing in be­tween, sum­mer is all about cre­at­ing dishes that taste tempt­ing, bright and bal­anced.

Us­ing sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents, like peaches and other sun-ripened fruits, can help play up the bounty of sum­mer for all types of eat­ing oc­ca­sions. How­ever, with a wide va­ri­ety of avail­able choices, it can be a dizzy­ing task to se­lect recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

This sum­mer, Na­ture’s In­tent Or­ganic Ap­ple Cider Vine­gar and celebrity chef Candice Ku­mai – also known as the “Golden Girl of Well­ness” – rec­om­mend these make-at-home recipes to help brighten and awaken the best fla­vors at your ta­ble.

“Ap­ple cider vine­gar is my fa­vorite nat­u­ral way to cook, look and feel my very best for all of sum­mer,” Ku­mai said. “These recipes fea­ture its pow­er­ful ben­e­fits and bright taste, which awaken sum­mer­time cooking.”

Ku­mai rec­om­mends her Car­rot Beauty Noo­dles as a show-stop­ping side dish to ac­com­pany main cour­ses through­out the sum­mer, while a light and sa­vory Miso Kale Cae­sar Salad can curb and sat­isfy ap­petites be­fore din­ner. Mean­while, the fresh-and-fruity ver­sa­til­ity of this Peach Smoothie means you can en­joy it at breakfast, as a nu­tri­tious mid­day snack or even for dessert.

All three recipes fea­ture Na­ture’s In­tent Or­ganic Ap­ple Cider Vine­gar, which is raw, un­fil­tered, made with the mother and can be a chef’s se­cret in­gre­di­ent to brighten and awaken taste buds to the true fla­vors of food by en­hanc­ing your fa­vorite recipes dur­ing the sum­mer or any time of year. Be­cause it’s crafted with care, the clean, crisp fla­vors pro­vide a dif­fer­ence you can see and taste while help­ing add a per­fect sweet-and-sour bal­ance to tra­di­tional meals as well as new fa­vorites.

With so many fresh, de­li­cious choices, sum­mer is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to make the most of fla­vors in al­most any­thing you’re mak­ing, but se­lect­ing the right recipes and in­gre­di­ents can be the first step to­ward truly soak­ing up the bright­ness of the sea­son.

Find more tips and recipes for en­joy­ing sum­mer fla­vors at Na­turesIn­ten­tVine­gars.com, and find Na­ture’s In­tent on Face­book, In­sta­gram and Pin­ter­est.

Candice Ku­mai, the “Golden Girl of Well­ness”

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