Mothers Day is right around the corner and instead of braving the crowds, my siblings and I have decided to host brunch at my home. We’ll grab some pretty flower bunches from Trader Joe’s, put a little “Laid Back Brunch” station on Pandora, enjoy the glow of candlelight  and serve up our personal favorites from these easy but delicious brunch menu’s. When I say easy, I mean it. I hate to be caught up in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying their mimosa! Today I’m sharing my personal favorite “Earthy + Fresh” menu [I love every. single. thing about this menu but the new to me Capellini Alla Checca is amazing!]. This weekend and early next week I’ll share two more equally delicious and easy menus with a little something for everyone – think “Light + Springy” and “Cozy Comforts”.



Earthy + Fresh Menu

Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad
Brussel Sprouts • Olive Oil • Minced Garlic • Lemon • Sea Salt
Prep:Halve each brussel sprout, toss brussel spouts, a pinch of minced garlic, sea salt and olive oil in a bowl, spread the brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet and roast at 400 until golden brown, splash with a squeeze of lemon juice and serve

Avocado Toast
Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread • Olive Oil • Lemon • Himalayan Salt Flakes
Prep: Mix olive oil and a squeeze of lemon into a small bowl and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes, Toast bread,  mash Avocado and put a generous amount on top of the bread, drizzle with olive oil marinade and top with himalayan salt flakes.* add chili flakes if desired

Capellini Alla Checca
Capellini • Olive Oil • Minced Garlic • Heirloom Tomatoes • Basil • Sea Salt • Parmesan Flakes
Prep: While bringing water for the capellini to a boil, peel the skin from the tomatoes with a vegetable peeler, dicing when finished. In a bowl mix together the diced heirloom tomatoes, olive oil and a generous pinch of salt. Tear a few leaves of basil apart with your hands a stir them in. Once the water has come to a boil, add sea salt and cook the capellini al dente. Plate/Bowl the capellini when cooked, top with the tomato mix and garnish with parmesan flakes. [adapted from here]

* All of these recipes are pretty allergy friendly. If you have any questions on how to make any of these with substitutions that would still be delicious and not change the integrity of the recipe, please email me!



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