When I first stumbled across Megan Gilger's site, The Fresh Exchange Blog, I was immediately taken with her creativity, eye for design, and her sense of style. This lady is a triple threat, to say the least! I've loved following along with her and her husband Mike's instagram feeds - from everything to dinner parties, brand launches, gardening tips, and much more.
Shortly after I discovered Megan's work, I found the Just 5 Recipes series - a series that follows bloggers, cooks, and other creatives into the kitchen for a healthy, delicious, and simple recipe using - you guessed it! - only 5 ingredients. I love this idea, and knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.
It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I was trying to stay away from things that would easily be made with 5 ingredients - ruling out any sort of salad, dip, soup. These things are all fantastic (and make regular appearances in my kitchen) but I really wanted to challenge myself to make something that appears to be more complicated. I wanted the "wow!" factor when you realized only 5 ingredients were needed (and 1 is a garnish!).
Enter my 5-ingredient recipe for a Strawberry-Pecan Tart. A simple, spring/summer dessert that is light, delicious, easy to prepare - all things that are so important for warm-weather dining. I loved the way it turned out, and hope you do, too!
Head on over to The Fresh Exchange Blog for more photos + the recipe!