A magical pink beet fruit smoothie recipe that tastes amazing even though it has an entire raw beet hidden in it! Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make.Is there anything better than a cool smoothie that magically starts your day with not only fruits, but vegetables? People go crazy for green smoothies, myself included, but this recipe is like a hidden green smoothie. It’s a magical pink color but still has vegetables hidden in it…. Read More »
Have healthy breakfast waiting for you in the morning with just 5 minutes of prep time with easy chia seed pudding parfaits made with a surprise ingredient!
Chia seeds are magical. When you put them in liquid, they swell and make a thick liquid, like a pudding. Even though there is no scientific evidence that they reduce your appetite or make you feel full, you’ll definitely find people who swear that they do! Regardless, the tiny seeds are packed healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and even calcium.
You’ve probably come across chia seed pudding recipes made with almond milk or coconut milk. What about other liquids though – like juice? This is what I set out to investigate…. Read More »
How to make Chilaquiles Verdes in just 15 minutes with ONE PAN. This traditional Mexican dish will be your new favorite breakfast recipe.
First things first. Let’s learn how to pronounce your new favorite breakfast food. Say it with me, “Chee-la-key-lays”. Easy peasy.
Chilaquiles are the bomb. Fried tortillas, simmered in salsa and topped with all things good – chiles, crema, cheese, and avocado. Om nom nom. It’s comfort food, but with a bit of heat and so much flavor!
Making chilaquiles from scratch is no joke. There is frying and chopping and simmering and a whole bunch of work involved.
This easy version tastes just like the real thing and it will only take you 15 minutes – start to finish. It’s the “I don’t want to spend three hours making breakfast” version of this traditional Mexican food.
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Strawberries are the centerpiece of this simple but delicious rustic strawberry galette. Galettes are deceivingly simple to make and are the perfect brunch or dessert recipe.
During one of my rare weekends off in May, Pat and I had the chance to pay another visit the farm where our CSA (community supported agriculture, or farm shares) comes from. You might remember the last time we visited Eatwell Farm – to attend one of their famous tomato sauce canning parties!
Our visit coincided with one of Eatwell’s Strawberry Days. Strawberry days celebrate the start of strawberry season (yesssss!) and visitors to the farm get access to the strawberry fields for the day to pick as many berries as their stomachs can hold. There were also homemade picnic lunches, so we spread our blanket at the edge of the orchard and enjoyed the (almost) summer sun…. Read More »
A recipe for tartines, or open-faced gourmet breakfast sandwiches, topped with labneh and amazing spring produce like ramps and asparagus.
As evidenced by my loaded avocado toast recipe last week, I’m all about putting a gourmet spin on breakfast staples. This time of year it’s so easy to put the focus on buying high quality ingredients that don’t need a lot of fussing to turn into an amazing meal. The farmer’s markets here in California are bursting with incredible produce…. Read More »
Avocado toast gets a hearty upgrade with thyme, tomatoes and ricotta cheese. It’s easy to make and great for breakfast, or breakfast for dinner, especially when paired with Château de Lascaux Carra AOP Pic Saint-Loup wine from the Languedoc wine region in the south of France.
So, avocado toast.
I think we can officially say avocado toast is a thing, not just a trend. It’s become a permanent brunch staple, joining the ranks of classics like pancakes and egg scrambles. I would argue though, that avocado toast is far superior to those foods, as it makes an amazing dinner as well…. Read More »
Your childhood dreams have come true with this unicorn toast recipe made with easy all natural food dyes made from plants, fruit and spices.
So this happened.
If you’re like me, unicorn toast has been blowing up your Instagram feed. It’s everywhere. That being said, most versions are loaded with food coloring and artificial dyes. It takes a lot of dye to get color this vibrant! Don’t get me wrong, I use food colorings all the time. Heck, edible food paint is one of the most popular recipes on A Side of Sweet! Sometimes it’s fun to explore a natural alternative to food dyes though.
All of the colors you see in this post are completely natural. The dyes come from nature, using plants and fruits. It’s pretty cool and makes it extra special if you think about it.