Just for you.

I can’t tell you how often I look at a dish and just exclaim “YEAS.”

Food doesn’t do that to you? You don’t see that brownie sundae as a work of art? That drippy chocolate doesn’t pull you in?

You don’t make your dinners beautiful, just for you? I look at them as a gift to myself.  Do I want to eat something visually unappealing, or do I want to show myself appreciation and worth by making something I am proud to look at, and excited to eat.

And sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful.

It’s not rocket science, it’s just food at it’s best.

I feel like a hippie saying this, but it’s a soft hug from an old friend.

YEAS, I sure did.

Apple, Brie, and Arugula Salad with a Pear Balsamic Vinegar

  • 2 green apples
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 5 ounce block brie
  • Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar, from Figone’s in Sonoma County
  • Freshly cracked salt and pepper

Slice the apple thinly with a madolin.  Stack thin slices of brie and pieces of arugula alternating between apple slices.

Stack until you can’t hold any more layers.  Drizzle with cinnamon pear balsamic and season with salt and pepper.

And take it in. How beautiful your dinner can be. How worth it you are.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

7 Responses to Just for you.

  1. Whit! This looks amazing. Nobody ever understood why I was always trying to make my food “look pretty” in the high school lunch line – but clearly you get it! :)

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