This Sunday it's Mother's Day in France and in Sweden. In the US, it was a couple of weeks ago, and seriously I don't understand why we don't have an international day for this very special occasion! Anyhow, there is always a good reason to celebrate your mum. Have a look at 10 special recipes for a special mum and be inspired!
Let's start with some breakfast ideas, in case you would like to surprise your mum early in the morning, bringing her some nice flowers and delicious breakfast treats.
Both lovely and healthy, this smoothie has everything to please your mum. Very simple recipe, delicious ingredients, lots of love inside. This has it all!
These lovely French "chouquettes" – basically choux puffs garnished with pearl sugar – are usually served for breakfast in France. Most of the people buy them in a bakery but I noticed lately how easy it was to bake them. Give them a try!
This is like a Nutella but in a healthier version since there is no palm oil and only natural ingredients. Spread some onto a large slice of bread (or even better, onto a slice of brioche), or simply offer an entire jar of Newtella to your mum, she will be more than happy!
Then of course it's time for lunch, and your mum surely like something both colorful and pretty. Plus she might appreciate something quite healthy, with lots of vegetables and wholesome ingredients. Here are some ideas that your mum will love!
This beetroot gaspacho with a ravishing goast cheese cream is among the best starters I have had lately. Very refreshing, both sweet and salty and very good looking too!
Salmon and avocado are like best friends, and I really enjoy the two of them together. Then if you add a twist of grapefruit and some quinoa, you get a very healthy salad, packed with protein!
Oh yes, making ravioli takes lots of love, I tell you! Making ravioli takes time, but it's a really fun activity to make with your family. It's both simple and elegant. Add a twist of sweet potato and goat cheese, it will amaze your mums taste buds!
DESSERTS & SWEET TREATS
This is the one, the newborn on the blog. I really love this raw cheesecake recipe. Super easy to make, very refreshing and with some nice hints of exotic tropical flavors.
Cookies, cookies, cookies… what else? Yes, you need to take care of your mum all day long and I'm sure she will appreciate a whole batch of these beauties. This recipe doesn't lie. The best cookie dough ever!
Mother's Day is often the time of the year we start to bake with strawberries. If you are tired with the classic strawberry pie, give this amazing meringue strawberry rhubarb pie a try. Just amazing.
And my favorite: matcha vanilla layer cake. A wonderful pastel layer cake to tell your mum you love her. If you are part of a big family, this cake will be perfect!
Happy Mother's Day to all the mums around the world!