Spring Luncheon with a Friend
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.