Brie, Bacon, & Apricot Grilled Cheese by Guest Contributor Laurence Makano
Almost Kosher is excited to introduce food blogger Laurence Makano bringing us our next guest post, a Brie, Bacon, and Apricot Grilled Cheese! Her recipe contribution is not kosher, but if you were to substitute the bacon with pastrami, duck bacon, or beef bacon, and pair it with a vegan camembert (add about 15% coconut oil for melt-ability!) or daiya cheese it could be enjoyed without treif.
When I first came across Yammie’s recipe – I thought, oh em gee. Am I pregnant? Who doesn’t like a grilled cheese? With bacon? Okay, with brie cheese? Now, how about with apricots? Yes, you read right, apricots! Don’t worry, if your mouth is watering over this Brie, Bacon + Apricot Grilled Cheese, it doesn’t mean you’re pregnant, it just means your palette is developing.
I highly recommend trying this recipe with the balsamic reduction, it adds an extra je-ne-sais-quoi to it. I decided not to do it, but please give it a try.
During this cold weather, all I have been craving is pure comfort food. The stick to your ribs kind and the not-so-good-for-you kind. It’s the cold weather, I’m tellin’ ya!
I personally like sandwiches or food that can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner. This Brie, Bacon + Apricot Grilled Cheese is both sweet and salty, is a great meal that needs little effort and few ingredients to prepare. This sandwich is the perfect combination. It is an amazingly delicious way to have a cheat meal without having too much fat and calories. It’s filling, delicious and can be prepare the night before. Just pop it in your toaster oven or on a hot pan for a few minutes, and voilà!
About Laurence Makano
Wedding and event planner during the day, mom to two dogs at night. My work life consists of two things: making people happy and making sure I don’t forget anything. Stressful right? Tell me about it. The one thing that gives me complete freedom, is food. Growing up, I was extremely difficult with food. Wouldn’t try anything new or anything that didn’t look like a bag of chips. Fast forward to now, if I’m dining out I always pick a dish I’ve never eaten before and at home, cook food I never thought could come out of my kitchen!
I started my self-titled food and lifestyle blog to push me to learn various new techniques but most importantly to showcase my styling skills (that I am still improving)! In my house, the party is in the kitchen, I want my blog to feel like you’re walking right in it. From comfort food to desserts, I allow myself to explore the culinary world. I hope my readers can enjoy the ride and try dishes from around the world through me.