Thursday, April 21, 2016

Celebrate Mom with a Beautiful Brunch

Mother's Day is on its way! Don't let your love for mom go unnoticed. Celebrate her beautiful soul the best way possible: with brunch! From baked eggs to bellinis, your mom will appreciate your efforts in recognizing her on this special day!

Peach Raspberry Rosé Bellini Cocktails

This cocktail is perfect for Easter or Mother's Day brunch

Puree (makes about 1 ½ cups):
2 cups sliced peeled fresh or frozen peaches (defrosted if frozen)
1 cup fresh raspberries, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon rosewater or orange blossom water (optional)

1 chilled (750 ml) bottle rose sparkling wine
Rose petals, for garnish (optional)

Get the directions to make these dazzling drinks here!

Asparagus Ricotta Baked Eggs with Mint-Basil Puree

Easter brunch made easy

Puree (makes about ½ cup):
2 cups fresh mint leaves, plus a few more for garnish
2 cups fresh basil leaves, plus a few more for garnish
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
kosher salt

Baked eggs:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium leek, dark green part trimmed
1 bunch pencil-thin asparagus, rough ends trimmed
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
4 large eggs
crumbled feta cheese
extra virgin olive oil

Get the directions to make this delicious dish here!

Smashed Berry and Lavender Almond Whipped Ricotta Toasts

Mouth-watering smashed berry   ricotta toasts from Salt

For the topping:
1/4 cup raw whole almonds
1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds or flax seeds
1/4 teaspoon dried lavender
1/8 teaspoon poppy seeds
pinch sea salt, plus more for garnish

For the berries:
1/2 pint (about 6 ounces) raspberries, plus a few for garnish
8 ounces strawberries, hulled, quartered and sliced
1 to 2 tablespoons honey or coconut sugar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

For the ricotta:
1 cup ricotta cheese
zest of 1 lemon, plus more for garnish
1 to 2 tablespoons honey, plus more for garnish
8 (1/2-inch) slices multigrain bread, toasted

Indulge in this recipe here!

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Wrap prosciutto around blackberries and figs for a tasty appetizer.

8 figs
1 packet prosciutto
sea salt

A simple dish that packs a ton of flavor. Your mom will love this recipe!

Chicken, Apple, Sweet Potato, and Brussels Sprouts Skillet

Chicken Apple Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts. An easy, healthy one-pan dinner! #recipe:

1 lb Chicken breasts, boneless skinless

3 cups Brussels sprouts
4 cloves Garlic
2 Granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1 Onion, medium
1 Sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 8 ounces), medium
2 tsp Thyme, fresh

Canned Goods:
1 cup Chicken stock, reduced-sodium

Baking & Spices:
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1 tsp Kosher salt
Oils & Vinegars
1 tbsp Olive oil

Sweet and savory, get this tasty recipe here!

Devour the details of a beautiful brunch your mom will never forget. To all the moms out there, you're very loved! Cheers to you and a special cheers to my mom!

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