By Katie Staab
The 4th of July holiday is about honoring long-standing traditions and celebrating what we love about America. This holds true for the food — the centerpiece of any holiday party. While burgers, hotdogs and potato salads hold dominant places as traditional Independence Day fare, the recipes below are undeniably American for their own reasons:
How it celebrates America: The world has Americans to thank for the cupcake’s rise in popularity, and this one is decorated in a fresh, flag-inspired fashion.
How it celebrates America: When you season your shrimp with Frontier Co-op’s Organic Blackened Seafood Seasoning, you’re helping restore America’s wetlands. One percent of sales from the seasoning line is donated to wetland restoration projects.
How it celebrates America: Two words: bourbon and BBQ. Marinade your chicken in a sweet and spicy homemade BBQ sauce full of Simply Organic spices and spiked with bourbon.
How it celebrates America: Where some would see roadblocks, Americans see inspiration. That’s how we churn out world-changing inventions and clever adaptations, like vegan ice cream.
How it celebrates America: While this fruit and yogurt version is a far cry from the ice cream truck or missile-shaped ice pops, our Berry Blast Pops will nonetheless fill you with nostalgia for bygone 4th of July celebrations and long, freedom-filled summer afternoons.
How it celebrates America: Nothing helps us remember our abundance like summer’s zucchini harvest.
About the author: Katie is a content management specialist for Frontier, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia, spending her days bringing to life articles, recipes, images and other information about natural living. When she isn’t salivating over new recipes or discovering her latest essential oil obsession, Katie loves to run, practice yoga, read multiple books at once and experiment in the kitchen.