All posts tagged: yummy

Summer Salads

Do you find that your appetite is less during the summer? I certainly do! Summer salads are the way to go! Here are two quick and easy salads that you can make. Not only are they filling but they are also delicious! Fig, Prosciutto and Avocado Salad (serves 1 as a full meal or 4 side salads) 1 avocado 5 slices of Prosciutto 1/4 cup of goat cheese 2 handfuls of pine nuts 1 container of arugula 4 figs Dressing: Oil and Vinegar Chicken and Peach Salad (serves 1 as a full meal or 4 side salads) 4 thin chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into pieces (I did mine in soya sauce, maple syrup and a bit of sesame oil) 2 handfuls of pine nuts 2 Peaches 1/4 cup of fig goat cheese 1 container of arugula 2 plum tomatoes Dressing: Agave Syrup, Sesame Oil and splash of Olive Oil  

Mini Peach Cobblers

I came up with this recipe due to a large amount of leftover pastry. Not only were these little guys delicious but they were easy to make and to top it all off they’re so cute! Perhaps you’re wondering how I ended up with leftover pastry? Well, it’s an interesting story; we’re running camps at Seasons this summer, we serve snacks, I bought kiwis for snacks, thought the toddlers would be adventurous in their snack eating. Toddlers and being adventurous with food not always a good combo, long story short at the end of our second week we had an abundance of kiwis leftover. What to do with lots of kiwis, well ask Google of course! I ended up makingĀ  a fruit tart (which I will save for another post). Long story short, leftover pastry from the fruit tart. We don’t like to waste anything around here, especially food. So initially I thought I would try making mini fruit tarts but as soon as I started shaping the pastry in the muffin cups I knew …

Strawberry Tarts

Not only are these easy and delicious, there’s also the option of making them gluten free. You can purchase gluten free graham cracker crumbs and the rest of the recipe doesn’t include any gluten. The prep time takes about 20 minutes and they’re the perfect dessert to serve along side a scoop of ice cream at your next dinner party. You can also substitute the milk with almond milk for a healthier version. Ingredients (for 12 tarts) 12 muffin cups 12 tbsp of graham cracker crumbs 12 tbsp of melted butter 2 tbsp of butter 8 squares (1 ounce each) of dark chocolate 1/4 cup of milk/almond milk 6-8 strawberries 1 handful of blueberries Directions Preheat your oven to 275F Line your muffin tray with muffin cups. Add 1 tbsp of graham cracker crumbs to each cups. Pour 1 tbsp of melted butter into each muffin cup. Bake the muffin cups in the oven for about 10 minutes (keep your eye on them, take them out when they turn to a golden brown). Use a …

Peach and Brie Cheese, mmmmm!

So you’ve got people coming over this evening and you have just realized that you don’t have the time to make an appetizer. Not to worry! The peach and brie puff pastry is the easiest and quickest appetizer you can make, plus it happens to be delicious. It also only has 4 ingredients, so you really can’t beat that! Ingredients: 2 peaches 1 round of brie cheese 1 sheet of puff pastry 1 egg – beaten Directions: 1) Cut the peaches into slices 2) Roll out a phyllo sheet so that it is big enough to wrap your brie cheese. Cut the brie cheese in half and place the bottom half of the round in the middle of the puff pastry. 3). Place your cut peach slices on top of one half, place other half of brie cheese on top of the cut peach slices and then add more peach slices on top. Option: drizzle honey on top of your peach slices. 4) Wrap up the “goodness” in the puff pastry and twist the excess …