As you ready yourself for the spring holidays and general turn-of-the-season entertaining, consider adding this simple (yet impressive-looking) recipe to your arsenal. Elegant, party-ready foods needn’t take much of your time to prepare, or be particularly difficult to execute. Here, I use a sheet of puff pastry, onion, herbs, cherry tomatoes, feta and French olives (all of which happened to be in my refrigerator) to make these bite-size tarts. This combo makes a great Mediterranean-inspired dish, but really any mixture of pantry items will do. Consider it my contribution to your spring cleaning.
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5 Foods to Spring Clean Your Diet
The long days and mild weather are making me crave change. Beyond buying new pillows for my living room (maybe a topic for another kind of blog), I’ve been craving lighter foods. And many of spring’s specialties have added health benefits that make them must-haves on your plate. Try these 5 foods to spring clean your diet:
Asparagus: These green spears are brimming with nutrients. Fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin C are all found in asparagus for very few calories (40 calories per cup). Asparagus also contains antioxidants and certain compounds thought to protect against cancer.
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Like some of you, I’m over winter. In fact, I’m not a fan. I dream of warm sunny days, a glass of chilled sparkling wine and multicolored cork wedges. But nothing gets me as excited as all the fresh food, my friends. To help me get prepared for bikini season (and keep me from seasonal depression) I’ve designed a spring menu I can get really sink my teeth into.
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