Last weekend, we had a glorious time returning to where we were married. The hotel surprised us with an anniversary dessert that was delicious, and incredibly creative in its display – a piece of chocolate cake, topped with about a cup of fresh mixed berries, wrapped in a pastry-type dough. It reminded me that there are so many ways to present food at home, ultimately, making it more appetizing. I find, the more time I can put into arranging food onto the plate, as though it were art, I am not only more connected to the nutrients I can get from each item, but also, I end up exploring many more types of fruits, vegetables, and herbs to zhush up the plate. From adding colors, to planning by flavors I think go well together – there are so many ways to get inspired and make the food on a plate appealing while still being good for you. If you’re feeling adventurous this weekend, try zhushing up your plate and share with us what you discover.
- Adding a few pinches of chopped flat leaf parsley adds a fresh taste to most things, and makes the plate look great
- Like styling an outfit, sometimes the simplest color schemes are the most powerful (think: berries (shades of red and blue), tomatoes & basil (red and green) )
- Salads are a great place to start experimenting eating by color – the shades of green and purple in lettuces are a great backdrop
- This clip from Martha Stewart is a great go-to when you’re not sure how you can add color to your plate