Motherstucker’s Must-Have Recipes for July 4th!

Need fresh, seasonal, & easy-to-make recipes for your Independence Day bash?  From the first course to the last, these recipes won’t disappoint!


Gaea’s Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs, Orange Segments & Citrus Dressing




Ingredients for dressing:

o    1/2 cup Gaea’s Sitia, Crete D.O.P Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

o    Juice of 1 lemon

o    Salt

o    Fresh ground black pepper

o    Fresh ground pink pepper

Ingredients for salad:

  • 6 small cucumbers
  • Sea Salt
  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint


Wash cucumber & oranges well. Peel oranges, remove white membrane & cut fresh in thin slices. Thinly slice cucumber with a mandolin. Combine salt and two kinds of pepper in glass or stainless steel bowl & add lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil while stirring constantly with wire whisk. Combine dressing with orange slices & fresh herbs. To serve: Arrange cucumbers in dishes & pour over prepared dressing. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt.


Carrington Farms’ Flax Burger

Prep time: ~15 mins. Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.
4-6 hamburger buns


  • 1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey or bison, veal or your favorite meat.
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs Carrington Farms Organic Milled flaxseed
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 Tbs mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax & bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly beat water & egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt & pepper.
  3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins)
  4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking & grill or broil for about 1 min.

Carrington Farms Grilled Salmon






  • Oil grill with 1 tbls coconut oil
  • Heat grill
  • Coat each fillet with coconut oil & garlic powder & pepper to taste
  • Grill Salmon approx 5 – 7 minutes per side to taste.


Viki’s Granola Berry Parfait






•  6 ounces Yogurt (yogurt of choice)

•  ¼ cup raspberries

•   ½ cup Viki’s Granola Original


•  Place 2 ounces of yogurt into a tall glass or mason jar.

•  Pour a 1/3 of granola evenly on top of the yogurt.

•  Place 2 ounces of yogurt on top of the granola. Add raspberries.

•  Add remaining 2 ounces yogurt & granola on top.

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