# from Elegant Themese email from Daryl

Happy Labor Day and Fall!

Have you started thinking about Labor Day cooking yet? I don’t know how you are feeling, but I, for one, am grateful to make it through this summer in one piece. What with one thing and another. So let’s celebrate with some comforting food with Indian flavors. If you don’t have a grill, all these recipes can be made without one. And all are familiar with just enough of a twist to keep everyone salivating.

You can make your own naan or buy it as a smart shortcut for naan pizza, then use your oven or grill. Every recipe either requires or lends itself to being made ahead, so you can prep the meal as you have time. I love all of these recipes, but if you’ve never tried making your own ice cream (or even if you have!) the roasted strawberry ice cream is so easy and so good—a perfect end of summer celebration. Paired with the almond crunch cupcakes, and you will be in sugar heaven.

I hope you give these recipes a try, and I would love to hear from you.

Happy cooking!

~ Alonna

Six Indian-ish Labor Day Recipes

Chicken Shawarma Wrap

Chicken Shawarma Wrap

Juicy tender chicken marinated in a tempting mix of common spices. Chicken shawarma is a soulful centerpiece of any meal—grill in the summer or roast in the oven. And it is perfect for entertaining.
Naan pizza toped with keema (Indian ground beef), pickled onions, and chutney

Naan Pizza

This naan pizza recipe welcomes your leftovers and is all the better for them when you need a quick, healthy meal, or you just plain crave pizza with an Indian twist.
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream (No Churn) Ice cream served up in a gold-rimmed bowl with some fresh strawberries for garnish, looking all creamy and beginning to melt.

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream (No Churn!)

Rich and creamy roasted strawberry ice cream with three secret ingredients. Lots of garnishing and mix-in ideas, churn and no-churn, no egg, no overnight chill!
Cardamom Crunch Almond Cupcakes - Served on a gold platter with fluffy whipped cream and strawberries.

Cardamom Crunch Almond Cupcakes

Cardamom crunch almond cupcakes are tender little delights with an irresistible crunchy topping that takes to whipped cream, berries, and stone fruits of all kinds. Being gluten-free is a bonus.
Indian-ish Yogurt Potato Salad - Served in a large grey bowl with a wedge of lime and a dusting of bright green chopped cilantro.

Indian-ish Yogurt Potato Salad

An easy, vibrant yogurt potato salad mixed through with colorful, crunchy vegetables. No egg, no mayo, this is healthy and perfect for your next picnic or cookout!
Indian Turkey Sloppy Joes - Served with do-it-yourself garnishes of chopped onions, lime wedges and toasted sesame seed buns.

Indian-ish Turkey Sloppy Joes

Sloppy and healthy, but oh so flavorful, Indian turkey sloppy Joes will make both kids and adults happy. Use any ground meat you love, or tofu crumbles, and serve on hot toasted buns for added flavor and crunch.

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