I love roasted strawberries. Especially with balsamic vinegar and honey. It might just be my favorite way to eat any kind of fruit–watermelon and cantaloupe also pair well with balsamic vinegar, though I don’t generally roast them. Anyway, roasted strawberries are a wonderful condiment to a number of things. Pancakes and waffles, ice cream and yogurt, toast and bagels. In this Roasted Strawberry Cream Soda, I pair them with coconut milk and sparkling water for a tasty, refreshing treat that’s sure to satisfy kids of all ages. With our all-over-the-place winter weather, I’ve been vacillating between hot chocolate and lemonade cravings while still wanting to try something new. With no dairy and as much or little honey as you want, it’s a way healthier alternative to those other carbonated beverages you might be tempted to reach for! And if you’re in the mood for something other than strawberries (or just don’t want to turn on the oven) but still want an ice-cold treat, I have lots of other options for you:
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I may make my living as a food blogger, but my health-consciousness actually began long before I started cooking. Growing up with a sensitive nose and skin that would break out into a rash at the slightest provocation, I’ve been making my own cosmetics and cleaning products since high school. I hoped that avoiding these environmental toxins would not only improve my health, but be better for the environment and save me some money compared to buying high-end non-toxic products at a health-foods store. Whatever your reasons, making your own household products is easier than you might think. My e-book A Clean Space has all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to get started–and it’s only $6.99!