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.