Friday, July 11, 2014

Triple Berry Crisp - GAC Exclusive

One of the greatest gifts the supermarket has ever given me is frozen fruit. I love that regardless of the season I always have fresh fruit on hand to make yummy and only semi-naughty desserts to knock out my sweet-tooth cravings. This Triple Berry Crisp is my go-to when I am only cooking for one or two and want something quick and easy. It is not overly sweet but it hits all the notes that a sweet-tooth craves while keeping the natural tart characteristics that I love from the berries. 

Click below to get the recipe exclusively on my Krystal Keith in the Kitchen blog series on GAC. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Watermelon Sorbet - GAC Exclusive

We are smack dab in the middle of summer and I've got the perfect dessert to serve at your Independence Day celebration. (Unless you are like me and want it poolside all summer long!) I always feel good about eating this too because it is as close to clean eating as I could make a dessert and is so refreshing, deceiptfully yummy and the best part....insanely simple to whip up! I hope you guys have a blast celebrating our great country this weekend. Click the GAC logo below to get the recipe...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Brussel Hash

As you can guess I have been spending a lot of time in Nashville lately which means I get to try new restaurants and find inspiration! Nashville is quickly becoming a hub of food culture. With all the different districts(The Gulch, East Nashville, Germantown, etc.) and the identities within each district some really talented chefs have made their way into their niche market and are making their mark. One restaurant in particular I tried recently was the Eastland Cafe. Everything I had there was delicious but one bit of inspiration I walked away with? The idea of brussel hash.  I was introduced to this incredible Charred Brussel Hash which featured brussel sprouts, asparagus and potato. What I loved about it is that potatoes were the featured ingredient in the side dish, the veggies were, which still allowed me to feel good about eating them all, which ofcourse I did. I tried my hardest to tell everyone at the table how awful they were so I didn't have to share. "Trust me...You don't want to try them, their just terrible...I hate to waste them so I'll just MAKE myself"  Just kidding, I'm a good food-sharer and if you don't think you'll like something I want to share...I'm a great force-feeder! I come by it honestly. 

1 lb brussel sprouts chopped
1/2lb asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2lb potatoes (baby or fingerling)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped bacon
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper

Saute onion, garlic and potatoes over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes. Add in brussel sprouts and asparagus, salt and pepper and toss. Let cook, stirring occassionally, for 7-8 minutes. Allow sprouts to char a bit before stirring and allowing to char again. Add water and let steam for 5 more minutes or until potatoes and brussel sprouts are cooked through. The brussel sprouts should be tender but should remain bright green - aside from the charred bits ofcourse!

Side Note:
I made these as a side dish for Beef Wellington when I made dinner for my friend Sloane from Sweat and Sequins and her husband Invisible Dave - You might remember his name from my Simple Cinnamon Roll post. They loved them as much as I knew they would!

Pair your Brussel Hash with any of the following for a perfect meal:

Patsy's Halibut

Seared Ahi Tuna

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin