I have really enjoyed sharing some of my seasonal recipes! You all were so excited when I shared my Thanksgiving and Holiday themed desserts, side dishes, and entrees so I’m thrilled to bring Spring and Easter recipes to you! These are a mix of my classic seasonal favorites and they offer both sweet treats but also healthy, delicious side options for a delicious meal!
Odette’s Deviled Eggs
-6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise -1/8tsp salt -1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt – 2 tsp Dijon mustard -1/4tsp ground black pepper -paprika to garnish
-Remove yolks to eggs and mash them up in a bowl -Add yogurt and mustard, stir to combine -Season with salt & pepper and add mixture into the hollow space of egg whites, garnish with paprika
Aurora’s Oven Roasted Asparagus
-1 bunch asparagus, washed and trimmed -3 tbsp olive oil -juice of half a lemon -2 cloves of garlic, minced -3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese -salt and pepper to taste
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees -Spread asparagus in a single layer in greased baking pan , drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and toss to ensure asparagus’s evenly coated -Roasted for 8-10 minutes , until tender -Remove from oven and sprinkle with garlic, Parmesan, & lemon juice -Toss and serve
Kitri’s Glazed Carrots
-1lb whole carrots, peeled and chopped -2tbsp olive oil -1 tsp fresh chopped parsley or 1/4tsp dried parsley -1/2 tsp salt -1/4 tsp black pepper -6 tbsp unsalted butter -2tsp minced garlic -1/3 cup honey
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a rimmed baking sheet -Toss carrots with oil then season with salt and pepper, place in a single layer on baking sheet -Bake for 25mins then broil for 1-2 minutes. -While carrots are baking, melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat then add garlic, let cook for another minute -Stir in honey, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in parsley -Once carrots are done, pour glaze over carrots and toss to coast completely -Let them cool slightly before enjoying!
Coppélia’s Cream Cheese Frosting
-8 oz cream cheese at room temperature -1tsp vanilla -1 stick salted butter -1/4tsp almond extract -3.75 cups powered sugar
-Beat cream cheese, butter, & extracts with hand mixer or stand mixer -add sugar gradually and mix slowly until combined -Use frosting to top dessert of choice, especially carrot cake!
I hope that you all enjoy these recipes and remember that especially as dancers, nutrition comes from having a balanced relationship with food. So be sure to fuel your body even when it comes to the holidays! If you want even more recipes be sure to check out my Thanksgiving & Holiday recipe blogs or even purchase your own copy of my Recipe Book! Lastly, be sure to let me know what recipes above you are most excited to try and have a happy Easter!
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