15 Rainbow Foods We’re Making for Pride Month and Beyond

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You’ve shopped your favorite queer-owned fashion brands, donated to Black trans nonprofits (we love For the Gworls, The Okra Project and the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition) and shipped your best friend Magnolia Bakery’s Pride banana pudding to benefit the National Black Justice Coalition. Keep the celebration of Pride going all month long (and well beyond) with these rainbow-inspired recipes. Each one features an ingredient you can buy from a queer-owned business, furthering your support.

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1. Rainbow Waffle Cake

Cake-batter waffles meet the simplest vanilla icing. Make it à la mode to take things to the next level.

Serve with: Hill Country honey and vanilla bean ice cream from queer-owned Lick Honest Ice Creams in Austin, TX.

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2. Rainbow Vegetable Skewers

Fire up the grill for eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and any other vegetables that catch your eye. Stick to one veggie per skewer so each one cooks evenly.

Use: Aranya pepper from Diaspora Co., founded by Sana Javeri Kadri, a queer woman from Mumbai, India. Diaspora Co. sources equitable, single-origin spices directly from farmers and works towards decolonizing the spice trade.

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3. Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

The prettiest app around only takes 15 minutes to make. All that’s missing is a sunny patio and a glass of vino.

Use: Swap ricotta for clabbered cottage cheese from Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco, CA, cofounded by two queer women.

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4. Rainbow Sangria

Apples and oranges? Yawn. Try kiwi, blackberries, clementines and pomegranate seeds on for size instead.

Use: Before Sunrise sparkling wine from Burlington, Vermont’s ZAFA Wines, owned by Black queer winemaker Krista Scruggs.

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5. Cake Batter Dip

The secret to your kids’ newest obsession? Boxed confetti cake mix.

Use: Vanilla Sprinkle Snack Cake Mix from Baked, a queer-owned bakery in NYC.

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6. Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich

Sink your teeth into cucumber, arugula, red bell pepper, radishes, purple cabbage and every produce color under the sun. The veggies are held between layers of herbed cream cheese.

Serve with: Sis Got Tea’s bottled Tea of the Week. This online business was started by a black queer woman, Arielle Clark.

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7. Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad

This side has it all, from artichoke hearts to diced salami to pepperoncini. The tangy Italian vinaigrette will be your new salad go-to.

Use: Organic Arbequina and Picual extra virgin olive oil from The Gay Farmer, based in London, UK.

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8. Rainbow Smoothie

Bring on the layering. Separate whatever frozen fruits you have on hand by color, blend and pour. Ta-da.

Serve with: Breakfast bars from Billy’s Bakery, founded by transwoman Lauren Reece. Shipping to Brooklyn and Manhattan only.

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9. Cake Batter Waffles

Breakfast hasn’t looked this fun since…well, ever. Top with vanilla whipped cream, or keep it classic with lots of butter and syrup.

Serve with: A cup of Peruvian dark roast from Queer Coffee, a lesbian-owned company. Queer Coffee donates $2 to Campaign for Southern Equality for every bag sold.

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10. Rainbow Cake Batter Ice Pops

Sprinkles just make everything better.

Use: Instead of making your own homemade custard, use ice cream from San Leandro, CA’s KoolFi Creamery, owned by a queer Indian immigrant couple. There are lots of vegan options too. Shipping to select areas of California only.

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11. Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza

Store-bought naan makes for the easiest pizza crust ever. Don’t be shy about the mozzarella.

Use: City Saucery’s Ugly Tomato Sauce, a queer-owned NYC brand that uses overripe, bruised or strangely shaped produce.

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12. Rainbow Fruit Salad Bagels

Meet your kids’ new favorite breakfast. They’ll have so much fun decorating they won’t even realize how much fruit they’re eating.

Use: The Baz Bagel Baking Kit from Baz Bagels in NYC. The queer-owned shop will ship you bagel flour, malt, yeast and three different toppings to make your own bagels, plus a few other goodies.

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13. Rainbow Grilled Cheese

Transform any shredded white cheese into ooey-gooey prisms of deliciousness. All it takes is a few drops of food coloring.

Serve with: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery’s 2016 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay. This luxury California vineyard is home to Theresa Heredia, a queer winemaker.

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14. Protein-Packed Rainbow Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls

Stay full and energized all morning with fresh fruit, granola and chia seeds. We’ll take ours with shredded coconut, please.

Serve with: Coconut chai loose-leaf tea from queer-owned Paru Tea Bar based in San Diego, California.

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15. Funfetti Cake Batter Blondies

Don’t get us wrong: Sprinkle-coated cookies will never go out of style. But they’ll have to take a backseat to these soft, chewy cake-mix blondies.

Serve with: B’Cause Blend from Equator Coffees in California. From now through the end of July, the queer-owned company will donate $1 per bag sold to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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