Happy Sunday everyone! This is my last 'live' post until July. I wanted to share some of the most simple ideas for how to entertain at home. And then as promised, this week we will kick off with blogs in the cache surrounding adrenal health, probiotics, etc.
Cooking can be somewhat intimidating but it doesn't have to be. It's a cathartic experience actually and one of old fashion love. And gathering with those you love - those you just met - and those you want to know more - over hearty & healthy meals is one of the great joys of life!
Gathering community for a meal in our homes does not have to be stressful, expensive or time consuming. I feel like group meals aren't as common these days because no one 'has the time' but what people do not realize is how little time it actually takes. The prep can be 30 minutes!
I feel like God is blessing me with the most authentic community that I have ever had before. I am so grateful. And my most favorite activity to participate in as of late is cooking & having big dinners hosted in my condo. I plan to do this all summer long.
My suggestion is to head to your local farmers market and gather a colorful array of organic veggies. Being at the farmers market is such a fun experience in and of itself. And talking to the farmers is always an education. I tend to meet the most health minded people there.
Ask each guest to bring a healthy contribution to the dinner and be specific when they ask what type of dish would be best. Give them two options as that makes choosing easy for them. It actually serves your guests well to take the guess work out so, trust me that they will appreciate it.
In a large pan, toss in the veggies - drizzle a generous amount of olive oil - herbs & seasonings of your choice - sea salt - pepper - raw garlic - etc. Once prepared, fold over cubed & cooked buttery butternut squash.
You really only need to make one large dish because your guests are happily contributing. Serve with a large pitcher of cold/hot tea & a squeeze of lemon. Wala.
I used to really love meeting friends on Chicago patios or fancy rooftops for wine & expensive meals. And now, I am very passionate about farm-to-table organic meals, no liquor at all rather teas and flavored waters and deep conversations threaded with silliness......all in the coziness of each of our homes.
Life is grand and the most simple of experiences are typically the most memorable.
Created and curated by Kelly, Snapshots of Wellness encourages all of you to cultivate your 'joie de vivre': Compassion for Animals via food, style & lifestyle.