Organic Elegance Mother’s Day

So, with just 4 days to go until mom’s special day, we are continuing the series of “How-To” Themed brunches. Today let’s focus on an Organic Elegance. When we say that, we mean keeping it natural, using local ingredients, keeping it real – preservatives free if possible, using elements that will enhance the brunch and keep us close to nature.

At the VIBE agency, we try to be eco-friendly. It is the only way to keep the planet going, and we hope we can change the world, one person at a time. To demonstrate our love for the environment, and mom, and  help raise awareness of going green, we’ve decided to create an Organic Elegance Mother’s Day theme. Celebrate your Mother’s Day by also celebrating the Earth we live on! This simple and easy green-inspired party will leave everyone feeling refreshed and delighted, especially mom!

For décor, we’re keeping it simple and responsible. Try an earthy burlap cloth to dress the tables, which will preferably be located outside — in a garden, in your backyard, on a balcony, anywhere the sun can shine. As for centerpieces, if you’ve learned one thing from these themed blogs, it’s to be creative with centerpieces! You can play around with terra cotta or wheatgrass pots, fill them up with moss add some flowers on top, and you got yourself a beautiful earthy design.

Try a “veggie garden/crudités display” by placing baby carrots, zucchini, squash, and cucumber spears (Organic? Better!) in wheatgrass pots. You can also use bamboo plates, which add to the earthy elements and are also reusable. If you must use disposable plates (after all, no one likes cleaning up… and no asking mom!) try these biodegradable options: Verterra, Bambu, Ecopalm – functional, responsible, and pretty!

For the main dish, visit any local farmers market for an array of delicious fruits and vegetables. Try an heirloom tomato salad. Buy an assortment of beautifully colored heirloom tomatoes— green, purple, red, yellow— cut up, add some fresh basil and a hit of aged balsamic vinaigrette.

Next, go to your favorite local fish market, and pick up your favorite fresh catch. Cut up some squash, carrots, and zucchini, add with fish in a ceramic baking dish, add a squeeze of lemon and olive oil, dash of salt and pepper, and bake at 400°F. Cooking time will vary depending on what fish and the thickness of the filet. Thin filets usually take 15 minutes, small steaks anywhere from 10-15. So keep an eye out!

Lastly, whip up some fresh squeezed ginger orange juice. Squeeze fresh oranges, add 1 teaspoon of crushed fresh ginger for every cup of OJ, and heat until boiling, let boil for 5 minutes total. Pour juice through a strainer, serve warm or cold.

With these delicious dishes, you are sure to impress your guests, while also becoming a responsible locavore! Mom won’t forget, and our Earth will appreciate your gorgeous green affair.

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