Salads can become really caloric really quickly if you're not careful, and so creating your own salad dressing can really cut back on a lot of unwanted fat, sugar and preservatives! And making your own dressing is surprisingly really fast and easy to do!
Dutch Baby Pancake + Peach Bellinis
TBH I had no idea what a dutch baby pancake was, but Elide had previously made a very thick, dense pancake in a rice cooker, so I was expecting that, but as it turns out a dutch baby pancake, or a DBP if you're cool, is NOT like that at all!
Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé
Elide made these for our Valentine's Day celebration dessert and they were insaneeeeelllllyyyyy good. Beware, if you do not like chocolate, stay away! I like everything sweet, and even took two bites and was like "omg we need to add vanilla ice cream" its THAT chocolate-y. But seriously indulgent.
Cranberry Orange Almond Green Beans
When grilling Elide on whether she ACTUALLY made this recipe up, because I can't fathom creatively and confidently mixing flavors on one's own, Elide said that the inspiration started from a recipe for cranberry green beans. According to her....that was boring! She had some almonds laying around...and then thought about another flavor profile that goes well with cranberry, and decided on orange. Cranberry orange scones are Elide's favorite scone flavor, so I guess you can think of these green beans as a healthy take on a cranberry orange scone ;). Let me know if that mindset helps you resist scones moving forward...