Current Obsession: 2 Independence Day Essentials

The 4th of July is coming up quickly and that means it’s time to get summer started right! Here are two of my summer party faves!

Simple Vodka is a product with a purpose. Not only is it sustainably-distilled, gluten-free and made from Idaho potatoes sourced locally with no added sugars, flavor or preservatives…but more importantly, it fights hunger in America. With every bottle produced, the brand donates 20 meals to US hunger relief programs like Feeing America and during the COVID-19 crisis, Simple Vodka is now donating 40 meals per bottle sold both nationally and locally to US hunger relief.

 Need some 4th of July cocktail inspo?


Simple Vodka Soda (That Gives Back)

2 oz. Simple Vodka

Top with soda water

Garnish with lemon or lime


Simple Vodka Lemonade

2 oz. Simple Vodka

Top with fresh squeezed lemonade or lemonade of choice

Garnish with a lime


Crowd Cow – Ready, Set, Grill has everything you need to elevate up your BBQQ game!

Grilling time is now. Tri-tip, rib steaks, and hot dogs are some of the top grilling cuts you will want to keep around. The box contains: Bison Hot Dogs (12oz – quantity 2) from Blackwing Bison , Tri-Tip Roast (1.5lb) from Raised Right Grass-Finished Beef, Boneless Ribeye Steak (16oz) from Raised Right Grass-Finished Beef and New York Strip Steak (12oz – quantity 2) from Raised Right Grass-Finished Beef.

Need some inspo? Here’s a great Crowd Cow dish idea idea!


Mediterranean Steak Salad

Pair this light Greek-style dressing with sliced steak to enjoy a quick and refreshing meal at home.


  • 1 New York Strip Steak
  • 2 large handfuls of assorted leafy greens (e.g. lettuce, spinach, endive)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, split in half
  • 8 kalamata olives, split in half
  • 1/2 red onion, separated into rings
  • 1/2 feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • Pita bread (optional)



Preheat your broiler. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the steak. Put the steak on a broiler pan and place about one-inch below broiler. Let cook 3-4 minutes. Flip and let cook for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from broiler and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly.

In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, olives, onions and feta cheese, and toss with the dressing.

Place the tossed salad into a serving bowl. Top with sliced steak. Serve with a side of pita bread, if desired.


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