Category Archives: Eco-friendly Recipes

How to Spruce Up Your Salads

IMG_1700It’s not easy being a salad. When was the last time you heard someone rave about a restaurant or event because of a salad they ate there? That’s a rhetorical question, but the answer is most likely never. Self proclaimed foodies’ and those who ‘live to eat’ pride themselves on the pleasurable experience that food brings them. They hold dining out at a restaurant to a high esteem and in most instances, will opt for the more exotic, satiating or fulfilling dining option, rather than the healthy one or the dish that has the lowest calorie count.

But not all hope is lost for salads. It turns out that being a foodie and a health nut is not mutually exclusive. Recently, there has been a growing trend to eat locally grown and seasonal produce. Several ‘farm to table’ restaurants have been popping up in major cities around the country. If that doesn’t have your diners convinced, we have come up with some suggestions that can elevate your salad up to must-have meal status.

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Food as Art | Asparagus Arancini with Basil Hazelnut Pesto

IMG_1571These days, part of the fun of eating something is photographing it so you can show it off later to your friends and Instagram followers. I have spent hours looking through my own social media feeds, getting hungrier as the minutes fly by because I am mainly concerned with the culinary affairs of the world. Some of my favorites include: Food52, Bon Appetit, Joy the Baker and The Kitchn.

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How To Make and Serve Bruschetta

We can all let out a collective sigh of relief now that winter is behind us, and welcome springIMG_1501
with open arms. With the change of seasons comes warmer weather, longer evenings and the ability to host dinners, gatherings and parties just for the heck of it.

Spring time also signifies a change in food choices. The majority of the population is no longer hibernating while trying to generate body heat the best they can. Bright flavors and colors start to reappear on menus and we start to have fun with our food again.

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Valentine’s Day – Fancy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine’s Day… If you share your life with someone you are definitely looking forward to spending the whole day with your lover and you are more than likely looking for gift ideas and ways to surprise her or him.

Or course flowers and jewelries are lovely but what would make Valentine’s Day sweeter than chocolate treats? You might think that chocolate covered strawberries are a classic and it is kind of true but if it is a classic it is because it never fails and always reaches the goal: make your other half happy and feel special. Plain chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate, or even dipped in nuts, nothing says romance like chocolate covered strawberries! Valentine’s Day is all about love and this is the perfect opportunity to sweep your sweetheart off their feet.

Of course you could simply buy a box of chocolate covered strawberries and have it delivered but don’t you want to be more original than that?

chocolate-covered-strawberriesLet me give you an idea. How about you plan a lovely dinner for the two of you and display these delicious treat as a dessert in a way so original that your partner can only be impressed? Forget boxes and take a look at these beautiful heart shaped skewers. How amazing would it be to get – or make from scratch, it is ALWAYS better and will definitely make a difference – chocolate covered strawberries and display them on these made-for-Valentine’s-Day skewers?

With their heart shaped heads, available in red, black and white, you can’t go wrong with them. It is original, adorable and – what’s more – Eco-friendly! Don’t waste any time and get ready for an amazing night your darling will never forget!

 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Christmas may be over – as well as the Holiday season – but as you may be aware, Valentine’s Day is once again just around the corner and now is the perfect time to start thinking about what you are going to do for your loved ones and your special someone.

Of course, there is the classic dozen roses’ bouquet and box of chocolates but wouldn’t it be great if the present was a tiny bit more original this year? It is always good to show your partner that your love isn’t generic and think a little outside of the box.

Of course, chocolate treats are always appreciated but why not get something that is a bit more sophisticated than regular chocolates? Yes, I am talking about French macarons! It will still be something your lover can eat and enjoy but is also a great to show that she/he isn’t generic.

Macarons are delicious French mini cookies sandwiches that are filled with ganache or buttercream. Very delicate, they are becoming more and more popular every day in America and all over the world.

Now especially on Valentine’s Day, presentation is everything and the box you will present your macarons in is just as important as the taste of the treats!

Luckily, your macaron packaging options are very diverse and you are sure to find the perfect beautiful and Eco-friendly gift box in no time!

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From 3 macarons up to 52 macarons (for the gourmands), you can choose from square wooden boxes with red shiny interior and long pink paper boxes (very Valentine’s Day appropriate) to cylindrical wooden boxes with latch and wooden rectangular boxes with window lid. All of them look beautiful and used with the appropriate insert will protect your delicious treats!

And if you are trying to impress your partner, you can also try to bake your macarons yourself! What more romantic than red heart-shaped macarons for Valentine’s Day? If you like that idea, you can check out this blog article that gives you a great tutorial on how to make them from scratch: click here! 

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