Archive | BRUNCH

Mini Beetroot + Goat Cheese Frittata

 



If you have been following us, you know that I have been trying new recipes out using beets. This vibrant purple root has a distinct taste that could taint many people’s taste buds. I use to push away anything that had beets in it. But ever since we moved to Sacramento, beets have been in a lot of dishes here. Once it’s cooked correctly, you can’t beet it! Often when finding recipes for the blog, I gravitate towards pretty attractive dishes, and this beetroot and goat cheese frittata is just that. The goat cheese tones down that beet taste and the roasted onion mixture brings all the flavors together to bring you one tasty and pretty frittata. Plus, it’s so easy to make! A perfect dish for brunch you may have coming up. 

I N G R E D I E N T S

Two large beetroots, trimmed, peeled and coarsely grated
1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 red onion thinly sliced
1/2 shallot, thinly sliced
Two green onions, finely sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Two teaspoons thyme leaves
crumbled goat cheese
Two eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk 
Extra thyme springs, to scatter
Fresh herbs, to serve

D I  R E C T I O N S

Preheat oven to 350°F. If you’re using cast iron skillets, preheat those in the oven as well. You can use greased muffin tins as well. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, red onion, green onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until onion mixture is softened and browned, set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk. Add the cooked onion mixture and thyme. Pour mixture into prepared skillets. Add a spoonful of beetroot and drizzle the balsamic vinegar on top of the egg mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the eggs are just set. (Adjust baking time for a larger frittata). Remove from the oven, sprinkle on fresh herbs and freshly cracked black pepper. Let cool slightly and serve.

xx

Abby

SaveSave

SaveSave

Continue Reading

By on February 22, 2018 in BEIJOS EATS, Breakfast, BRUNCH, EATS, FOOD

0

Healthy Overnight Raspberry Oats


I’m ending our health week with a yummy breakfast dish that is pretty, insanely delicious, and is made in just three steps! Breakfast during the week in our house is pretty chaotic. I have a lot of hats that I wear in the morning, and a chef is one of them. Trying to get my kids to eat early in the morning can be challenging, especially something that is healthy and nourishing to help them achieve a productive day at school. But of course, there are the mornings where a bowl of cereal or toast with Nutella will have to do. So prepping breakfast the night before like these overnight raspberry oats make my mornings a little bit smoother, and has this mama smiling cause I’m giving them a healthy meal and I have time to brush my teeth that morning. 

Photos by Kylie Compton Photography



O V E R N I G H T  R A S P B E R R Y  O A T S

These overnight oats are so easy to make! This is an excellent activity to do with your kids as well. I find when they help out in the kitchen, they will be more open to trying new things. 

I N G R E D I E N T S

Serves: 2 -3 

1 cup organic raspberries
1 cup almond milk
1 cup organic oats
1 tbsp organic chia seeds
1 tbsp  Manuka honey (any kind of honey will work)
Juice and zest of ½ lemon

D I R E C T I O N S

Place raspberries and the almond milk in a blender and blend it well. Then, pour into a bowl, where you’ll mix it with all the other ingredients. Cover the bowl with a lid or foil and place in the fridge for a night or a couple of hours.

In the morning, decorate with fruits, nuts, honey, coconut flakes, or even bee pollen. Whatever you like! 

This will last 2-3 days in the fridge. But, it only lasts a day or so at my house. These little monsters love this healthy dish. I imagine you can also use other fruits as well, something I will have to try out. 

xx

Abby

 

Continue Reading

By on January 26, 2018 in BEIJOS EATS, BRUNCH, EATS, HEALTHY

0

Create Your Own Paradise Breakfast

 


Now, what would tropical week over here at Beijos be without some yummy food? When I get to go on vacation. Pause. Sorry, I just sat here for what seemed like 10 minutes trying to figure out when the last time I went on vacation. Eeks! Looks like that is in order soon! But when I do, my souvenir is indulging in all the food I can get my hands on. So in the mean time, I whipped up a little tropical breakfast by the pool to crave my indulgences. Plus, it’s keeping summer going since I’m in full denial of fall approaching. 

Photos by Candiss Koenitzer


This little setup is perfect for brunch with your besties or just a Saturday morning with the fam. Create your own paradise instead of day dreaming about it, and you can do it in no time!

I’m letting you in an on a little sneak peek here guys! Check out the blanket… this guy will be a part of our collab with Gunn & Swain coming soon! 

When I had this idea to do a tropical breakfast, so many breakfast items came to mind. Do I go with the popular acai or dragon bowl? No, cause I kinda already did that last year with my tropical papaya bowls. Or what about tropical chia seed pudding that I have seen all over Pinterest? No… maybe I will try that another time. I wanted something with pancakes and fruit. I got it! Mini flat cakes it is! This is a take on all the pretty avocado toasts you see but with mini pancakes and tropical fruit. And of course, you always need a big platter of tropical fruit! 

I got a little tropical with my place setting with custom palm frond placemats by Meghann Miniello. Add your tropical playlist to the mix and you are ready to party in paradise but in the comfort of your own home! 

Let’s face it. The tropics can be in style all year long, you don’t need to wait till its warm outside to bring out some paradise. With summer ending, I’m actually wanting more tropical in my house to keep those vibes occurring all year long. Shop my favorites below!

Happy Friday!

xx

Abby

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Continue Reading

By on September 1, 2017 in BRUNCH, EATS, ENTERTAINING, PICNIC, SUMMER, TABLESCAPES, Uncategorized

0

A picnic for Mother’s Day

When I think of celebrating Mother’s Day, I think of brunch. Since my kids were little, my husband has always made it extra special in the morning with either going out to brunch where we got married in Santa Cruz or having breakfast in our backyard. But just like any other holiday you will be fighting crowds in a restaurant or an afternoon of cleaning up at home. Sorry excuse me, the males will be spending their afternoon cleaning up while you make sure they don’t miss any spots from your comfy couch.

Instead, head out into the spring sunshine for a quiet picnic brunch with the people you love. I love this idea of doing a picnic at your local park, I’m not sure why this idea hasn’t popped into my head before. Tons of room for the kids to run while Mom and Dad hang back and watch from afar while sipping on my champagne and yummy nibbles. Sounds like a perfect Mother’s day to me! Now, if I were you I would leave this page open on your computer and direct your hubby or loved one towards all the pretty, so they get that subtle hint of what Sunday should consist of. If they don’t catch on, don’t be upset… they probably won’t… just do what I would. Pack up all the stuff, write up that grocery list, and put it right next to the front door. 

Photos by Erin Milnik

What about throwing a little Mother’s Day brunch bash for just your girlfriends and you? Could you get that many mamas out of the house at the same time? That always seems to be the issue with my besties. A laid back and most importantly quiet morning with your favorite ladies celebrating you! Go ahead and Spoil Yo Self!

 

 I’m currently obsessed with layering vintage rugs any chance that I can get. Secondly, anything rattan! Lauren, the babe behind Cultivate Rentals based out of Santa Cruz, made all my rug + rattan dreams come true with her goodies. I might not give them back to her. Sorry, Lauren! Alongside, she had dreamy leather poufs and sheepskin to add more layer. This was one dreamy setting to add my favorite Little Market items too. 

White + Gold Flatware | Dusty Pink Plates

This picnic was all about relaxing and spoiling yourself. I took The Little Market’s Rose Soaking Salt and placed a little pile on each plate for the guest’s name to sit on. Each guest went home with their own bottle, can’t let the day go away without a relaxing bath! 

Napkins | Placemats | Wooden Chargers

This arrangement from Busy Bee Florals is gorgeous! Those claire delune peonies mixed in with those dusty rose pink roses… I could just stare all day. Sitting on a pretty rattan tray on top of layered vintage rugs really make those colors pop! 

 


Pillows and extra blankets are a must for picnics. Toss them around your eating area for your guests to lounge and relax on. Have you seen Little Market’s new pillows? Check them out here. There are some great neutral and colorful patterns you can mix into your home. Don’t forget your Gunn Swain Blankets too! Right now, they are having a sale! Buy one blanket and get the other half off! What a deal! 





Our pal, the one and the only mama of the year, Meghann Miniello created these fun triangle acrylics for each guest’s place setting. You know what I love about acrylic, is you can write on it and then wash it off after and reuse for another event. Create timeless shapes and colors and keep on hand for any type of holiday or even when you are just having some pals over. A fun detail touch that will certainly go far in your guest’s eyes.  


One dreamy picnic that any Mother would want to join! So who is with me and doing this Sunday morning?!?

Special thanks to all these beautiful ladies!

Vendors:

Styling + Design: Beijos Events
Photography: Erin Milnik
Flowers: Busy Bee Florals 
Rugs, Poufs, Pink Glassware: Cultivate Instagram- @cultivaterentals
Wooden Chargers, Clear Floral Glassware, Textiles, Box, and Bath Salts: The Little Market

xx

Abby 

 

Continue Reading

By on May 10, 2017 in BRUNCH, ENTERTAINING, MOTHER’S DAY, TABLESCAPES

0

Hosting a Bright & Fun Bagel Brunch

We’re just over here living Spring to it’s fullest guys!  Remember our Spring list we are working on?  Well today I am checking off hosting a bright & fun brunch… with bagels!!!  I love any reason to entertain and with Spring in the air, that’s as good a reason as any.  And well, when you add in bagels, it’s all pretty good to me!!  I had so much fun teaming up with some amazing vendors to create this spread, and seriously wait till you see the spread of all the food!!!  These are the kind of shoots I will never say no to!  This shoot is also on Inspired By This today!!

My talented friend Kayla Adams (who is in Bali right now, and I’m SO jealous) let us use her beautiful home to shoot in.  She did all of the photography and the graphics/paper goods.  This girl is beyond talented!!  But first, let’s just start with her gorgeous kitchen that she let us invade… 

Photos by Kayla Adams

Love an invite that’s straight to the point.  Also love stuffing our faces and eating like we mean it, duh!  FYI, we take brunching really seriously…

But seriously, how amazing is Kayla’s home you guys?!  Love it, I’ll host a brunch here any time!  It was made extra pretty with florals by Rekindle Creative, I love the bright Spring poppies that add a pop to the table.

Another thing I love, a table that has food on it!  What can I say, I’m easy to please!  Something nice about having some of the food on the table is it makes things more communal  I love the idea of a table full of people talking and sharing food and just enjoying themselves.  The beautiful glassware is from our friend Lisa who owns Boheme Rentals and the plates are from Bash Party Goods.  I love the fun prints from Bash and the fact that they are paper and easy to clean, I would definitely say yes to that!

Here are some of our tips to hosting a Spring brunch…

1. Play with color – It’s Spring, flowers are blooming and color is bursting everywhere!  This is the time to have fun and get creative with color.  Forget neutrals, you can play with pops of color from the table to the flowers or even the food and drinks!
 
2. Use fresh seasonal ingredients – One of our favorite things about cooking during Spring and Summer are all of the delicious fruits and veggies that are in season.  Cooking for guests this time of year can be fun and festive by visiting your local Farmer’s Market to get inspiration.  Plus, guests will love the idea and appreciate the color and freshness of what you serve.
 
3. Bring in the outside – Like we said, the flowers are blooming and some of our favorites do so during Spring.  Especially with the super bloom happening right now in California, there are so many flowers right outside your door!  Make beautiful arrangements with seasonal florals, it doesn’t matter if you buy them at the store or pick them outside, just adding color and life to your table makes a statement.

How fun and easy is that place setting… And all that yummy food is just a short reach away….  More on all of that delicious food from Colette’s Catering if you scroll down a bit!

All the pretty flowers and all the pretty glassware…  Give them to me forever and ever!  Thank you Rekindle Creative and Boheme Rentals for bringing the pretty!!

So, about that spread…. Colette’s Catering really brought it you guys, this is real life!!!  I think my jaw actually hit the floor when I saw all of this yumminess!  And yes, that is bacon right there on the top, yup….

We asked Colette’s to do some delicious bagels for this brunch and they again, did not disappoint…

Lucky you they even included some of the recipes for these bad boys… You can thank us later ;)

Nueske Bacon

Bacon with maple syrup, chopped toasted pecans, black pepper / made in oven

Add onto bagel over a thin layer of whipped cream cheese

Under Pressure Bagel

1 Sous Vide egg cooked at 75 C for 15 minutes 

Add spinach, fresh cracked pepper, sliced heirloom tomatoes and prosciutto over a thin layer of fresh whipped cream

Beet Hummus

Hummus Ingredients – roasted beets , chick peas, cream cheese, salt, pepper, lemon, tahini and garlic… Puree in blender… 

Add roasted beets & strawberries as a topping 

Last but not least, you’ve gotta have some cocktails!!!  Colette’s did it again with these tasty treats, and I love how Kayla spiced it up with the signage!!
 
Now you have no reason to NOT host your own vibrant and colorful Spring brunch!!  So go get your hosting pants on and don’t forget to share your work by tagging #beijosspringtodolist or #beijosdoesspring!
Happy Brunching!!
xx
Jacquelyn

 

Continue Reading

By on April 27, 2017 in BRUNCH, EATS, ENTERTAINING, RECIPES, SPRING

0