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Easter brunch ideas from Rama Ginde

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The following Easter brunch ideas are courtesy of Chef Rama Ginde of Cresskill, New Jersey.

Easter brunch is a great way to celebrate delicious spring produce:

— Use eggs as the main star; eggs cook fast and are the perfect symbol for Easter

–Use seasonal ingredients which have great flavor — like asparagus, mushrooms, and peas (KZ says: What about a frittata?)

–Serve your meat differently by making lamb burgers and laying out a  burger bar. Serve different condiments like spicy mayo, caramelized onions, pea-basil pesto and the list goes on. (KZ says: What about mint chutney with lamb burgers?)

–End your brunch with chocolate. Try frozen hot chocolate with fresh whip cream, crushed hazelnuts and a cherry to top it all. (KZ says: I’ll drink to that. You might want to add Bailey’s Irish Creme or Kahlua for the adults.)

Rama Ginde is the owner of WannaBee Chef, a cooking studio featuring private and group cooking classes, cooking parties and catering services. WannaBee Chef also provides signature gourmet meals to go. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America and French Culinary Institute, Rama is also certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University’s Teachers College.

What are you making for Easter brunch?

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