What You Need:
1 (8 ounce) round brie cheese
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
sliced baguette, graham crackers, apple slices (for serving)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place brie on a small baking sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until softened. Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes.
- While the brie cools, heat maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon over low heat in a small saucepan. Stir until the sugar has dissolved; stir in pecans.
- Pour over the brie and serve immediately.
What you need:
1 1/2 pounds of brussels sprouts
3 tablespoons good olive oil
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut off the ends of the brussels spouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves
Mix them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper
Turn them out on a baking sheet and roast for 35 to 40 minutes until crisp outside and tender inside.
Shake the pan from time to time, to brown the brussels sprouts evenly
Sprinkle with more kosher salt and serve!
What you need:
2 medium butternut squash (4 to 5 pounds total)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut off and discard the ends of each butternut squash
Peel the squash, cut them in half lengthwise, and remove seeds
Cut the squash into 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch cubes and place them on a baking sheet
Add the melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper
With clean hands, toss all the ingredients together and spread into a single layer on the baking sheet
Roast for 45 to 55 minutes, until the squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize
While roasting, turn the squash a few times with a spatula, to be sure it browns evenly
Season to taste, and serve hot!
Corner House Cafe
11815 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
If you live in Carmel Valley or Sorrento Valley, Corner House Cafe must sound familiar! The family-owned business has been impressing our taste buds since 2000, and is a hot lunch spot due to it's impressive menu, and central location. The cafe offers a wide array of food, anything from pizza to wraps, but specializes in hot and cold sandwiches.
As adults, sandwiches seem to be an underrated food group due to the fact that we consumed countless PB&J's while growing up. After discovering Corner House, sandwiches have become a popular food item for us once again. The cafe uses quality meat, cheese, and bread to provide a hearty sandwich that makes you a repeat customer.
If you are in the mood for a hot sandwich, the "Iron man" is a fan favorite and consists of Grilled Chicken Breast, Avocado, Swiss, Honey Mustard Dressing, Tomato & Sprouts on Sourdough Bread. Our favorite cold sandwich is the "Turkey Avocado" that includes turkey Breast, jack, avocado, onion, tomato, lettuce & mayo on sourdough Bread.
Be sure to order the "special sauce" too...it's a perfect compliment for any sandwich on the menu!
Parking is limited so be sure to allow enough time to find a spot!
Stratford Court Cafe
1307 Stratford Ct, Del Mar, CA 92014
This house-turned-cafe is located on the popular Del Mar street, Stratford Ct, and has been a staple of locals for years! Walking distance from the beach, the delicious cafe offers quality homemade food that coincides perfectly with the healthy Del Mar lifestyle.
Good news for dog lovers, the cafe is very dog-friendly. It is rare that you will ever see less than five adorable dogs relaxing on the patio, and be sure not miss the picture of dog trainer extraordinaire, Cesar Millan, that is framed next to the register!
The beach-casual cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day, and makes some of the best hot drinks. If you are in the mood for breakfast, our go-to healthy item is the Powerhouse scramble that comes with with egg whites, soy sausage, spinach, tomato, feta cheese, black beans, and a spinach tortilla on the side. For lunch-lovers, the sandwiches are drool-worthy and are served with the best homemade cilantro pasta.
Before leaving, do yourself a favor and order the Comfort Bowl. Don't let the name deceive you as it is a warm drink that consists of frothed soy milk, honey, and chamomile tea. Although simple, it is surely one of the most delicious things we have ever been lucky enough to taste!