Easy but impressive dishes

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Easy but impressive dishes

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Wherever the Insight Team travel, our resident foodies seek out the most authentic culinary experiences, granting Insight guests a true taste of all the places we visit. Right now very little travel is happening and all of our great ways to dine have had to be put on the backburner until the world opens up again.

That said, at Insight Vacations, we believe that food is an integral part of coming together, whether that be on your travels with locals or fellow guests or closer to home with your friends and family.

We’re sharing some recipes that are easy to pull together but will still give you the wow factor. Who could ask for a better combination!

Breakfast Bowl

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Breakfast bowls have gained a huge amount of popularity in recent years mostly due to their eye-catching beauty on social media. The trick to a beautiful breakfast bowl (say that three times fast) is prepping the ingredients before assembly. Cut up your fruit in slices and fan them out, or even use a cookie cutter to get fun shapes. Layer on top of yogurt or acai, add granola crumbs or seeds, drizzle with some honey and dig in. You are the master of your bowl, the combinations are endless!

Find a recipe here.

Starter - Onion Soup in a bread bowl

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Did you know that historians believe that the bread bowl dates back to the 15th century when a nobleman sought to impress a duke by digging out the inside of a round loaf of bread and filling it with soup rather than using normal tableware? The story goes that the effort paid off as the duke helped the nobleman start a shop in what would later be known as Dublin.

In this recipe combine the depth of cooked onions with gruyere cheese in a bread bowl and enjoy.

Main – Upgrade your leftovers

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At Insight Vacations we have partnered with The TreadRight Foundation to ensure we #MakeTravelMatter that means staying true to our values and ensuring sustainability of our activities. That said we believe sustainability starts at home. Why not turn your leftovers into a feast for the eyes by piping mashed potatoes on top of your casserole dish?

It is as simple as making your mashed potatoes as you usually would, putting them into a piping bag with a nozzle and letting your creativity flow.

Side – Whole Corn

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This recipe can be customized in many ways but the end result is a delish side that is also beautiful. Sometimes the simple things are the most divine.

Dessert – Baked Alaska

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A baked Alaska is a spectacular cake, topped with solidly frozen ice cream, the whole enveloped in meringue, then browned and served still warm from the oven. This recipe is sure to delight at the end of a dinner party.

Drink – Affogato

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If the Baked Alaska is too much perhaps consider an Affogato. This typically Italian dish/drink combines coffee and vanilla ice-cream into the perfect after dinner treat! If you really want to bring the wow factor why not add a touch of gold leaf to the top.