A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting a spring luncheon for my one of my good friends Carolina. She was one of the people who convinced me I could start a blog and I am happy I listened! Growing up, food was always used in celebrations and to say thank you to friends and family. So that is what I did, I made her a quick lunch and we had fun shooting photos and playing with my daughter. It was a wonderful afternoon.
This was the menu I put together for our lunch.
I had the cheese platter, drinks and salad ready before Carolina arrived.
I had to wait for her to arrive to make the flat bread because the squash blossoms I had were already wilted. Carolina was kind enough to offer to buy new ones so I can make the original flatbread I wanted to make. When you buy squash blossoms use them right away! That was a lesson learned for me. To prep the squash blossoms cut out the stem inside and wash thoroughly.
To make the flatbread I spread some cashew Alfredo sauce on the bread and topped it with vegan mozzarella cheese. I then layered the squash blossoms on top and seasoned with salt and pepper. I had them in the oven for 15 minutes.
I served it along side a green salad and mustard vinaigrette. The salad is very easy to put together. It’s as simple as putting all the greens you have on a plate with some avocado and peas. For the dressing I combined one tablespoon of dijon mustard with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with half a garlic clove that had been finely diced. I served it on the side along with some vegan sausages.
For dessert I made it easy and served some paleo chocolate chips I baked a few days before with some matcha fudge and chai tea.
It was such a nice afternoon that was easy to put together even with a toddler running around. I aim to make a luncheon like this a quarterly event with different women who inspire me. If you are around the Bay Area let me know! I would love to have you over for lunch.
A big thank you to Carolina for these photos. You are so talented my friend. I can’t wait to do this again with you.
Rezel, the honor was all mine. Your styling and kitchen skills are undeniable- you’re crazy talented! Thank you for a delightful and tasty lunch.
Thank you for being my friend 🙂
I loved this menu! The colors were so vibrant and reminded me of summer! I agree I love cooking because it brings together my friends and family 😊
California produce is on fire this year and cooking for family and friends gives me life!
What an amazing luncheon you put together! The gourmet fare and the aesthetics of the entire blog are a feast for the eyes!
Thank you Grace!!!
Holy crap! Do you live in a magazine. What a perfect day.
Hi Abby!! It was such a nice day. Come to Cali!!