I cannot tell you how much I look forward to this extended weekend. The weather is supposed to be superb and all I want to do is… nothing.

Not only is Memorial Day a time to appreciate all the men and women who have fought for our country, but it also un-officially kicks off the grilling season. Grills are fired up, side dishes are being made and beverages are put on ice. I love it.

Simply Organic Grilling Collage

I’m thrilled to share with you this project I worked on with Simply Organic. The mission: to flip the script on the traditional grilling menu. I developed a portion of the recipes and photographed all twelve of them in three, 10 hour, crazy, whirlwind days. I battled rain, a grill that wouldn’t light {ummm that would be because my husband turned off the gas… duh} and I can assure you that every and I mean e-v-e-r-y dish that I own was used, that’s including my blogging prop dishes too! I don’t think I’ve ever washed so many bowls, utensils and serving dishes in my life. My kitchen was destroyed but the bonus… eating all this scrumptious food.

So below I’ve included a few of my favorite recipes so you can get excited about the upcoming grilling season and become inspired this weekend… and who knows, maybe try something new.

In the meantime… fire-up those grills and let the grilling season begin!

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Savory Grilled Turkey Burgers with Parsley and Thyme

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Grilled Chili Rubbed Salmon with Cucumber Mango Salsa

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Teriyaki Tofu Sliders with Grilled Pineapple and Spicy Sriracha Aioli

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Adobo Grilled Asparagus with Toasted Almonds

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Purple Potato Salad with Dijon Dill Dressing

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Grilled Vegetable and Herb Pasta Salad

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Berry Blast Popsicles

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Red, White and Blue Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

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Grilled Lemon Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs with Coconut Cream

For more grilling recipes head on over to Simply Organic and feast your eyes on some deliciousness!

Have a safe, fun and scrumptious weekend!