Crostini recipes; oh you mean fancy toast? When you think about it, crostini is pretty much glorified toast. And it tastes oh so good! With crostini, the varieties and options are endless. Even the weirdest flavors combine well together. When we host dinners, crostini is always a go-to appetizer. It's so easy to make, the flavor profiles are usually complex, and they look amazing. So, lets break it down to the basics. A crostini is essentially toasted bread, usually a baguette with olive oil on top. There are no boundaries when it comes to toppings, here are some ideas.
Spring is getting closer and closer, which means it's time to enjoy all of the fun things that come with the season. Warm weather and fresh florals are two spring things I'm most excited for. Easter is just around the corner too! When I was grocery shopping at The Fresh Market, I got a wave of inspiration on what to make for Easter brunch. They have the cutest Easter candy display; I wanted everything! Believe it or not, I managed to pull together a brunch that would be perfect for Easter in less than 2 hours. It included a brie and charcuterie board, a rack of lamb with mint pesto, roasted veggies, THE BEST cheesecake and fresh fruit. Decor was super easy too, all thanks to The Fresh Market.
March 6, 2018
Homemade Falafel Recipe and Gyro Recipe
When my family gets together for dinner, we try to create meal options that the whole family can enjoy. Since…
February 19, 2018
Citrus Salad Recipe with Avocado and Vinaigrette
With citrus season in full bloom, I'm incorporating the tart fruit into my meals as much as possible. When you think of citrus, dessert or sweet preparations usually come to mind, but savory citrus meals are just as good. Recently, I'm adding a few slivers of citrus into my salad for extra brightness and flavor. This citrus salad with avocado and vinaigrette is one of my favorite lunch meals. Also, combining oranges, lemons, blood oranges and tangerines creates a colorful meal that is so pretty to look at.
February 15, 2018
14 Quinoa Recipes that are Protein Packed
Quick and healthy: two qualities to look for when planning meals. That's why quinoa is a go-to and has been for years. I'm sure you've heard of the many health benefits that quinoa has. It's high in antioxidants, protein, and fiber. Quinoa's best characteristic, it only takes 15 minutes to cook. Like I said, quick and healthy. Common uses of quinoa include salads, buddha bowls, and stuffed preparations. I even found interesting sweet preparations that I'm excited to test out!
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Garlic Crostini
With the weather getting colder by the day, I see myself craving hot meals that warm up my insides! My favorites are soups and curries, so I thought why not combine the two into a curried soup. So, for my meal prep Sunday, I made this curried butternut squash soup with garlic crostini and enjoyed a bowl every single night! Yes it's THAT good! The whole process was made extra easy thanks to the Vitamix Explorian 320!
November 10, 2017
19 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Another Thanksgiving preparation gem right here. Some people say the turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner, but I think…