Summertime, and the living is easy. The drinks are cool, the sunsets are hot, and the air of ease carries us through everything we do. And this year, more than ever, we will definitely appreciate every second of it: Every night on a patio, every trip we get to see a beach, or water, or take a car ride (or, you know, just anywhere out of the house). It feels more special and more meaningful than ever.
And while we might miss some things from summer in years past (all the bigger gatherings and events), one thing is for certain: Summer still brings on magic. Of healing, of the power of being able to get outside and be in nature, and of the beauty and relaxed feeling of longer days. All of it feels especially welcome after the year it’s been so far.
Summer is the time to keep it simple — let’s eat well to feel well and enjoy the season and its magic.
Maple-Hot Sauce Grilled Chicken with Grilled Peaches
Makes 4 chicken breasts
Notes: This marinade works great for steak, shrimp, and fish, too! If peaches are not in season, use whatever fruit is, like apples, pears, plums, or berries, or veggies of your choice, instead.
- 4 organic chicken breasts
- 2 peaches, semi-firm, sliced in half
For the Maple-Hot Sauce marinade
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (or more, if you like it spicy)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt and pepper
Mix marinade ingredients together first, then place chicken and peaches in a shallow glass baking dish or plastic bag and pour the marinade over the top for up to 24 hours before grilling, pan frying on the stove, or baking at 375 degrees until cooked through.