30 Lazy Summer Dinners to Make Every Night in June

PureWow’s round-up of  “30 Lazy Summer Dinners to Make Every Night in June” includes two mouth-watering recipes from Weeknight Society. Check out the delicious and easy-to-make recipes below.

Spicy Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Spicy bean and sweet potato tacos. They’re vegetarian and packed with protein, so it’s the perfect option for Meatless Mondays or Taco Tuesdays.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS
START TO FINISH: 30 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons butter

1 sweet potato, diced

1 onion, sliced

1 can black beans, drained

1 can pinto beans, drained

1 teaspoon chipotle powder

2 teaspoons cumin powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds

1 package soft tortillas

½ cup sour cream

1 avocado, sliced

1 lime, cut into wedges

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the sweet potatoes and onions. Sauté until slightly browned, about five minutes.

2. Add the beans and spices. Cook over medium heat until the veggies have softened, about 10 minutes.

3. Smash the beans with the back of a spoon until the mixture has thickened slightly.

4. Scoop the bean mixture into soft tortillas. Top with sour cream, avocado and cilantro to taste. Serve with lime wedges.

One-Pot Orecchiette Ragu

It’s ready in 30 minutes, and there’s only one dish to clean after. Total win.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS
START TO FINISH: 30 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

1 pound Italian pork sausage

1 cup chopped red onion

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 cup diced carrots

1 cup diced celery

3 cups chopped dino kale

1 pound dry orecchiette pasta

6 ounces tomato paste

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large saucepan (at least 4 quarts), cook the sausage until browned. Remove from pan, reserving the rendered fat of the sausage.

2. In the same pan, cook the onion, garlic, celery and carrot in the rendered sausage fat until the vegetables are slightly softened.

3. Add the kale and cook until softened.

4. Add the tomato paste and 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil. Return the sausage to the pan and add the noodles.

5. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

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CAP UCLA Teams Up With Theatre at Ace Hotel

Beginning in September, CAP UCLA, the organization known for presenting contemporary, often experimental, live performances is partnering with the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to bring a third of its programming to the center of the city. The crosstown collaboration will include the Los Angeles premiere of Taylor Mac’s critically acclaimed “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” a Pulitzer finalist and one of the most buzzed-about pieces of performance art this year. The 2017-18 season for CAP UCLA launches in September and will feature about 50 main-stage acts. Fifteen will appear at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Highlights include a mid-career survey of the work of sound artist Ryoji Ikeda, who “basically creates poetry out of binary code,” Edmunds said; Oakland-based jazz vocalist Goapele; Meow Meow, the “cabaret diva of glamour and goodness,” with musician Thomas Lauderdale; and visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra in a conceptual talk about growing up across the street from the brothel that “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” was based on. That event will feature actress Lili Taylor on guitar. Then there is theater artist Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.” The epic show is a cycle of four music, dance and spoken-word plays, each six hours long, that challenge an establishment culture rooted in sexism, racism and homophobia. The themes are explored through 246 popular songs from 1776 to 2016.

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New Client Update: Weeknight Society

It’s been a busy spring at Malloy & Co. so far! We are excited to bring on a new and incredibly talented client: Alexandra Hedin of Weeknight Society

Lifestyle expert, Alexandra Hedin, created Weeknight Society to help busy parents, like herself, prepare delicious, healthy and manageable weeknight meals for their families. Every Saturday, weekly menus are uploaded to the custom app, complete with step-by-step photography and an aggregate grocery list, which allows you to check off items as you shop. Calling for seasonal ingredients found at a local farmer’s market or grocer, these meals help you take advantage of the freshest flavors of the season!

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Intern Spotlight

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Cisco Home’s Newest Sustainable Collection

Cisco Home’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection delivers environmentally friendly furniture, handmade in Los Angeles. Champions of sustainable living, Cisco’s products are meticulously handmade by local artisans using sustainable materials and manufacturing techniques.

All wood is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, which includes wood rescued from fallen trees in urban areas and retrieved from demolished buildings. Using FSC certified wood ensures that the materials used in the production of Cisco Home’s furniture comes from responsibly managed forests which provide environmental, economic and social benefits. The company uses foam that is free of fire-retardant chemicals and all glues and stains are water based. 

The newest collection for Spring/Summer 2017 is an undiluted expression of the core essence of this unique brand: clean, sustainable and sophisticated designs made by hand in Los Angeles.

 

 

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Marin Fine Home’s Newest Listing: Bigger is Definitely Better

While tiny houses might be on trend in San Francisco, this contemporary four-level residence, listed by Tracy McLaughlin of Marin Fine Homes, is big enough to house even your extended family and is ideal for entertaining. Complete with high ceilings, glass walls, and oak floors, this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom abode prove that in Sausalito, bigger is definitely better.

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Intern Spotlight

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The Albright: Celebrating 40 Years on the Santa Monica Pier

January 2017 marks The Albright‘s 40th anniversary on the historic Santa Monica Pier! In homage to their opening year, The Albright is featuring $19.77 specials all month long, inspired by items off the original menu.

Despite being the longest-running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier, The Albright’s views are anything but outdated. With a strong commitment to sustainability and green living, The Albright is the only restaurant on the Pier to earn a Green Business Certification and was the recipient of the 2016 SQA Award for Excellence in Stewardship of the Natural Environment. Yunnie and Greg are committed to making a difference that goes beyond their own restaurant and benefits the Pier and their community for years to come.

The Albright 40th Anniversary Throwback Menu:

Jan 1-10: Spicy Seafood Soup with fresh clams, mussels, cod, langoustine, squid, shrimp and jasmine rice $19.77

Jan 11- Jan 20: Calamari Appetizer with spicy chipotle aioli & New England Clam Chowder in our sourdough bread bowl $19.77

Jan 21- 31: A Cup of New England Clam Chowder, Fish n’ Chips Special, Small Fountain Soda, Fresh Homemade Cookie $19.77

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You Need to Start Paying Attention to the Performing Arts at UCLA

We’re excited to see our talented and brilliant client, Kristy Edmunds, featured in Los Angeles Magazine’s December Issue! Read on below to learn more about her roll as the director of the Center for Performing Arts  at UCLA and her exciting plans for the future, that are sure to have a profound impact on the Los Angeles’ art and culture scene.

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New Client Update: Nina Hatvany

A look back at a fantastic first three months working with Nina Hatvany and her team in San Francisco!

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