If you're going to be cooking up some tasty food, why not serve it in nice dinnerware. Presentation is a major part of the culinary experience. Eating out of bowls and plates that are aesthetically pleasing will enhance your meal. Take the time to plate your food, garnish if you'd like and use dishes that you love to look at it. Trust me, it makes a difference! I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite places to buy dinnerware and some sets that caught my eye.
You can't go wrong with a classic white dinnerware set. The one pictured above is from one of my favorite stores, Ikea. I don't know if y'all like HGTV but I love all their shows. Time and time again, I hear designers on there say that no house is complete without something from Ikea. I couldn't agree more! This 18 piece set is super affordable at just $19.99. If you're into food photography, then bright white dishes like these will look great in every photo and make your food pop!
If you want to add a splash of color to your kitchen, then check out this Reactive Glaze Stoneware Dinnerware Set from Sur La Table. Sur La Table is my one stop shop for all my kitchen and dining needs. I love this set because its glaze will shine in the light and reflect it across the room. This set will also look great in your kitchen, especially if you have open shelving. Stoneware dishes are a great option if you're looking for durable pieces that have a bit of weight to them.
Over the past couple of years, there has a been of a wave of cookware brands emerging with responsibly sourced products and modern, earthy color palettes. I love seeing the culinary industry moving towards a more inclusive, eco friendly direction. One of these brands is called Our Place. The warm hues of their dinnerware set make me want to sit down and take a load off. Can you imagine if these bowls were filled with your favorite comfort food?
As you're shopping for dinnerware sets, I encourage you to explore companies that have been around for decades as well as up and coming brands. Just remember to get dishes that makes you feel good. They'll add personality to your kitchen and sprinkle a little joy on your day when you're eating out of them.
To celebrate the expansion of the Little Kitchen Academy, I'm going to share the Buffalo Cauliflower recipe I created for them. With a bake time of just 10 minutes, this is a quick recipe that your kids can help you make. I've swapped out the traditional chicken wings for cauliflower. Therefore you and your family will be eating a flavorful dish that's full of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Check out the recipe below!
I love organizing my fridge, pantry, closet, bookshelf and just about every single space in my home. There are few people who love organization as much as I do and my good friend, Kim Salisbury, is one of them. Owner of Home Method Co., Kim is a professional organizer and has guided us in creating systems to keep our home in order. Just last week, she helped us seamlessly move into our new LA home. This week, Kim and I are sharing our very best organization and moving tips!
One of the reasons why I've teamed up with WW is because I love the way they promote health and wellness. Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to cut out an entire food group in your quest to eat cleaner. It's all about moderation!