4th of July recipe roundup: 6 undeniably American ways to celebrate

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:

Red, White and Blue Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Red, White and Blue Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Simply Organic Vanilla

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.

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Frontier Co-op Organic Blackened Seafood Seasoning

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.

Garlic Bourbon BBQ-Marinated Grilled Chicken

Garlic Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Simply Organic spices

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.

Grilled Peaches with Vegan Cinnamon Ice Cream

Vegan Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches and Frontier Co-op CInnamon

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.

Berry Blast Pops

Berry Blast Pops

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.

Cumin and Saffron Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini with Frontier Co-op Cumin and Saffron

How it celebrates America: Nothing helps us remember our abundance like summer’s zucchini harvest.

Find more inventive, 4th of July-worthy recipes at http://grilling.frontiercoop.com/and http://grilling.simplyorganic.com/.

Katie-StaabAbout 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.

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