Salads Vegetarian

Persimmon, Fresh Mint + Ricotta Salata Caprese

persimmon and mint caprese lilas kitchen

I hope the holidays are treating everyone very well! This time of year just seems to get jammed packed for us and all of a sudden we find ourselvesย in the new year ๐Ÿ™‚ I am traveling again over the next few weeks to visit fam although wanted to squeeze in this lovely Persimmon, Fresh Mint + Ricotta Salata Caprese recipe. I just had to share it with you, it honestly is such a great addition to any winter dinner whether your hosting or if it’s just for you during a weeknight.

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Drinks Main Course

Hard Cider + Steamed Clams (A Divine Holiday Duo)

hard cider and steamed clams lilas kitchen

A few weeks back I was invited to a hard cider tour and tasting at theย AppleGarden Farm. This beautifully quaint farm is tucked away in Tomales (CA) and run by the sweetest couple, Jan and Louis Lee. They are the cider artisans behind the refreshingly light and crispย beverage. In the past, I have only had hard cider that was incredibly sweet and not something you could pair easily with meals.ย Their brew of ciderย could not be more opposite and I must say it was a welcomed change! Itย contains zero added sugars, flavorings or concentrates AND it’s gluten-free. In addition, their beverage is created 100% from fermented apple juice, solelyย from apples grown on their beautiful farm.

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Escarole with Roasted Potatoes + Golden Beets

golden beet escarole salad lilas kitchen

First and foremost happy holidays to everyone! I hope that the past few weeks have been filled with tasty meals, lots of laughter, family and friends for you all. I am finally back in the country, I was out the past few weeks in Brazil visiting fam. Now, I am so looking forward to sharing a few new recipes and holiday beverages as we approach 2016! To begin, this Escarole with Roasted Potatoes + Golden Beets is a wonderfulย winter saladย to add to your winterย recipe box.

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Main Course

Salmon Sashimi Bento Bowl with Zucchini Roll Ups


I have to apologize for the lack of posts over the past week, I’m currentlyย traveling and visiting with my husbands family in Brazil (for the holidays). With the time difference and not having wifi 24/7 I hope you can understand! I think it’s always good to unplug and get some rest & relaxation when possible. On another note, I prepared a few special posts for you before I left and this is one of my favorites. It’s aย Salmon Sashimi Bento Bowl with Zucchini Roll Up’s and it’s absolutely divine.

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Warm Winter Vino

Looking for an easy, warm and vibrant drink to get your Thanksgiving dinner started on the right foot? I highly recommend this refreshingly tasty Warm Winter Vino. Itโ€™s not an overly strong drink and is subtle enough to compliment all of the wonderful Thanksgiving flavors on the table.

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Salads Vegetarian

Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Chopped Radicchio Salad

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Chopped Radicchio Salad Lilas Kitchen

This year I am having a very “untraditional” Turkey Day (spending the holiday in Rio de Janeiro with my husband’s fam) so I was sure to make this Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Chopped Radicchio Salad before we left. With Thanksgiving right around the corner I had to share it. Why?? Because it’s filled with healthy veggies (love that), super tasty (also love that), subs in for a colorful yet uniqueย Thanksgiving side (perfect) and I just had to get my Thanksgiving fix in before we were off! It’s a cinch to put together which is a huge plus, especially if you’re hosting dinner on the big day or even in charge of bringing a side.

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