Quick Recipes for Serving Two Created for Grace Church
I recently created a series of recipes for serving two to be posted on my church’s blog. If you ever attend a service at Grace Church, you may hear about the Way of Discipleship. It is an intentional, time-bound relationship focused on learning and embracing 11 practices essential to following Jesus Christ. It’s one person walking with another on their journey of learning about these essential practices. Two people.
Sometimes, these two people like to eat when they meet together. You’ll find plenty of examples of sharing meals and breaking bread in the Bible. Eating together is a wonderful way to deepen the experience of such a relationship. During the nine week sermon series, A Taste of the Good Life, I created a recipe that serves two for each week. (I love this church! So awesome that they wanted to post recipes on their blog. I felt honored to have the opportunity to help in a way that is so much a part of my life.)
I put together two-person recipes that are quick and/or easy to make, yet still boast full flavor and presentation. They all prep quickly, but some require longer cooking times. I use these recipes as a snack, lunch, or a light dinner for two people. And whether it’s a meeting through the Way of Discipleship, a picnic lunch with a friend, or dinner with your husband, these recipes are perfectly proportioned for two people to share. Sharing is caring. For me, food is a big part of building community with other people.
Quick Recipes for Serving Two
Baked Brie Glazed with Cherry Preserves
I love this small plate. Serve it as a perfect little snack for two people, or turn it into a wonderful addition for a spread of small plates. The tart sweetness of the cherry preserves matches perfectly with the creaminess of the brie. It comes together in 5 minutes. Can’t go wrong!
Breakfast? Or anytime, really. Fruit and cream cheese combines wonderfully, and honey and flax meal adds the finishing touch on taste and presentation. Kids will rave about this quick snack.
Sundried Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese
Amp up your typical grilled cheese sandwich with a tasty dollop of sundried tomato basil pesto. This restaurant-grade griller can be created in no time flat. Add a cup of soup or a side salad to round out the meal.
Balsamic & Bleu Chicken Salad
Serve up a healthy and satisfying salad—especially if your guest prefers a low carb eating plan. Balsamic vinegar and bleu cheese is a classic combination. Freshly grown garden lettuce makes this salad really stand out. (We’re gardening advocates!)
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Flatbread With Cilantro Cream Sauce
Meatless Monday just turned into a party. Flatbread “pizza” topped with black beans and sweet potatoes will fill up the heartiest of appetites. The cilantro cream sauce in this recipe can also be drizzled over salads for a fresh twist in place of ranch dressing. Delish!
Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes
Stuffed potatoes—especially cheesy ones—take the award for filling comfort foods. I like this recipe because it comes together in one pan and I’m all about easy kitchen cleanup.
Roasted Red Pepper Tuna Wraps
Tuna salad has always been a favorite of mine. But the same old, same old gets a bit redundant. I gave the typical tuna salad wrap a fresh and flavorful makeover by adding avocado and roasted red pepper. Reminds me of something you might find in California—or at least restaurant menus trying to emulate Cali cuisine!
Fragrant Rosemary, Lentil & Barley Stew
Barley rocks in my kitchen. Pair it with lentils and a fragrant, tomato-based broth, and it really shines in this vegetarian stew recipe. So easy to make, I can barely rationalize buying canned soup ever again.
Sweet Heat Beet & Baby Kale Salad
If you’re looking for a bowl full of vitamins, you’ve found it. They’re in the bright colors of these superfoods. I like to dress up my kale in sweet and spicy. You’ll feel like a million bucks after every crunchy bite of this salad.