When summer rolls around I love nothing more than to spend all of my time outside! I am always really inspired to cook with market-fresh ingredients and have always been a big fan of picnics. Wiley and I will pack a basket full of our favorite things, go to a local park and just enjoy each other and good food. It really is the best.
For this picnic, I teamed up with one of my favorite brands, who as the name implies actually are “brand less”. Brandless sells everything from mixed nuts to hand soaps, all of their products are responsibly sourced and are sold to you for a low price of $3 per item! Organic food, free-of-bad-stuff cleaning products and cute home and office supplies are all available on brandless.com and I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
When I plan a picnic, I usually try to think of the basics and then take them up a notch, after all picnics don’t have to simple and basic, it’s an outdoor party so you might as well celebrate. I always make some type of cold tea and for this picnic I used the Herbal Tea Blend and added a bit of honey. Instead of the typical picnic meal- sandwiches (which I love) I decided to make a simple pasta salad that is easy to pack in some Tupperware and load in the picnic basket. A little cracker assortment and some dessert round out the meal and these brownies are absolutely delicious!
I’m a strong believer in picnics and getting outside so the next time you’re thinking about something fun to do with friends, or your kids or anyone you love, go outside and have a picnic!