To Make / Grilled Cheese

 
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     Good morning! Last week, I was craving an adultified grilled cheese. Enter: pears + brie! After deciding I needed a grilled cheese in my life, I was searching for seasonal fruits that aren't citrus (I'm currently chipping away at a giant bag of blood oranges - smoothie recipe coming next week!), and realized pears are in season. Score! They're the apple of winter, and go so well with cheese and a little honey. A sweet and creamy perfection! Get the recipe below!

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Ingredients:

- a few slices of brie

- a few slices of fresh pear

- 2 slices of bread of choice (I used sourdough!)

- a drizzle of honey

- mayo

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Directions:

1. Heat a greased skillet on medium, then spread mayo on your bread on the sides that will be grilled. Place your first piece of bread in the skillet, mayo side down, and top with your cheese and pears. Drizzle with honey, and place second piece of bread on top. 

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2. Cover with your skillet lid (this will contain the steam and help the cheese melt faster) and let grill until the cheese is melted. Then flip and let grill for 1-2 minutes, until bread is golden brown. 

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3. Slice and serve with your favorite chips/pretzels!

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Enjoy! 

Thanks for reading, and have a fun Wednesday! I'll be back next week with that yummy citrus smoothie!

To Make / Pesto Grilled Cheese

 

     Hi there! With spring comes fresh flavors, and one of my favorites for the warmer months is pesto! I'm not sure what it is about the sauce that I associate with warmer weather, maybe how well it pairs with crisp white wine? Regardless, I can't get enough of it, and love finding ways to use it other than just as a pasta sauce. Today, we have it in the form of a grilled cheese! I paired it with yummy scallions from the farmers market, and melted provolone (which literally goes well with anything you pair it with). Get the recipe below!

Ingredients:

- Ezekiel bread (or any that you like!)

- scallions

- provolone

- 1 tbs. of pesto

Directions:

1. First, chop your scallions, discarding the fronds and most of the white part.

2. Spread your pesto on your bread, then top with scallions and cheese.

3. Grill til golden, and enjoy!

To Make Grilled Cheese

 

     Hi there! Today, I'm sharing a fun and spicy grilled cheese combo, to warm you up now that it's freezing outside. Grilled Cheeses go so well with soup, it's almost a cliche. This poblano + bacon filled version is now exception, and was the perfect compliment to my butternut squash soup the other weekend. Get the recipe below!

Ingredients:

- sourdough bread

- bacon

- a poblano pepper

- white cheddar cheese

- mayo

Directions:

1. Slice up your poblano, and saute it in olive oil over medium high heat until slightly blackened.

 

2. Mayo-up two slices of sourdough, and fill both pieces with your ingredients. Then grill in a skillet over medium heat, until both sides are brown and the cheese is melted.

* Fun tip: to get the cheese to melt faster, place a lid on your pan while it's grilling to create a steam dome. The built up steam will get the cheese all gooey!

3. Once golden on both sides, slice the sandwich down the middle and serve. Enjoy!