This strawberry goat cheese arugula salad is a one of those last minute salads I made using what I had on hand at the time: strawberries, goat cheese, arugula, red onions, spicy pecans, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Salads are a must-have at lunch and dinner at our house, my kids know that there’s no question about this. We have our basic go-to salads that we always make: Nicolas tends to default to a basic salad with lettuce and tomatoes with a garlic mustard vinaigrette; while my classic salad is usually lettuce, tomatoes, onions and avocado with lime-cilantro dressing. Of course, the kids usually complain if we have the same salad every day so we have to change it up. One of my favorite ways to mix it up when it comes to salads is to combine different flavors: sweet fruit, salty creamy cheese, crunchy nuts, crisp greens and a tangy dressing seem to work great together. [read more]
This bubbly blood orange Campari cocktail recipe is with fresh blood orange juice, campari and champagne or sparkling wine. I love making bubbly cocktails and wanted to make a special Valentine’s Day cocktail that had the same color as a red rose. As soon as I saw the blood oranges I knew they would be just perfect. I also knew that I had to include champagne/prosecco or some type of sparkling wine in the cocktail – bubbly drinks are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a special dinner or any occasion.