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5 Aesthetic Do-It-Yourself Dishes to Make for an Appetizing Meal


May 21, 2023

Are you looking for some appetizing dishes to make for a meal that will wow your friends? With a little bit of creativity and a willingness to try something new, you can easily create some delicious and aesthetically pleasing dishes that will make your meal memorable. Aesthetically pleasing foods are typically more delicious and enjoyable than foods that are not.

This article contains five do-it-yourself dishes that you can make for an appetizing meal. From a childish twist on a classic breakfast dish to a flavorful and healthy ratatouille, these recipes are sure to bring something special to your table. So, get ready to get creative and create some truly aesthetic dishes that will make your meal unforgettable.

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

Mini strawberry shortcakes are one of the cutest desserts you can make! They are an aesthetically pleasing and fun meal to make because they look charming and inviting. They are also easy to put together, which makes them great for a quick snack or dessert.

Additionally, the combination of fresh strawberries, fluffy cake, and sweet cream creates a delicious flavor that is sure to please any crowd. Overall, mini strawberry shortcakes are a great way to make a meal that looks and tastes great. Now there are dozens of mini strawberry shortcake recipes, but I have collected the best recipes and listed them down below.

Lil' Luna - Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

Wanderlust and Wellness - Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

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Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a great aesthetic meal to make because they are both delicious and visually appealing. Smoothie bowls are a great way to get creative with the way you present a meal. You can top smoothie bowls with a variety of fruits, nuts, granola, and other toppings to make them look vibrant and colorful.

Plus, making smoothie bowls is incredibly easy. To make a smoothie bowl, you simply need to blend your favorite fruits, such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, etc., with a liquid base such as almond milk, coconut water, or yogurt. Once blended, pour the mixture into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. You can find some easy smoothie bowl recipes below.

Caramel and Cashews - Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Laura Fuentes - Peaches and Cream Smoothie

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Mini Pancake Cereal

Mini pancake cereals are very popular on social media right now and for good reason! A cereal of mini pancakes is a great and fun meal to make because of its adorable presentation and the opportunity to customize the meal to your tastes and preferences. To make a mini pancake cereal, start by mixing the pancake batter (equal parts all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt).

Then, pour the batter into a greased mini muffin tin and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. Once the mini pancakes are cooked, eat them as you would with cereal. Put the pancakes in a bowl and top with milk and your favorite toppings, such as fresh berries, chocolate chips, or syrup. Enjoy! For some mini-pancake recipes, check out the links below.

Cafe Delites - Mini Pancake Cereal

Salty Side Dish - Mini Pancake Cereal

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Matcha Cake

Matcha cakes are an aesthetic and fun meal to make because they provide a vibrant green color that makes you want to dig in your spoons as quickly as possible. The color green is associated with natural beauty and will create a calming, serene atmosphere. Matcha cakes also have a unique flavor that is both sweet and slightly bitter, which is pleasing to many people.

The combination of the green color and unique flavor make it a visually and taste-wise appealing cake. They are a delicious and flavorful treat that can be enjoyed by all. Additionally, they are relatively easy to make, especially if you use a matcha cake mix.

Dessert For Two - Matcha Cake

Drive Me Hungry - Matcha Cake

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Ratatouille is the ultimate dish to express your creative side while keeping everything aesthetic. This is an amazing meal to make because it is colorful and can be cooked in a variety of ways. You can mix and match different ingredients and flavors to make the perfect combination.

To make ratatouille, dice your favorite vegetables and let them simmer in oils and spices. Serve the ratatouille hot with a side of your favorite proteins or grains. Ratatouilles may take some time to make, but they are worth it. This dish is very appetizing to look at and is sure to impress others. For some ratatouille recipes check out the links below.

Food Network - Ratatouille

Tasty - Ratatouille

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Do-it-yourself dishes are a great way to enjoy a delicious and aesthetically pleasing meal. With the right ingredients and a little creativity, you can create five amazing appetizing dishes that will make any meal a special occasion. These dishes are sure to please. So, why not give it a try and enjoy an appetizing meal that’s beautiful and unique?

Cove Johnson Rabidoux
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Cove Johnson Rabidoux is a writer whose work can be found on Teen Ink, The Teen Magazine, The Spearhead Magazine, the Hot Pot Magazine, Leaders Across the World, and on her blog "Blue Pencil Writing." She serves as an editor for the Trailblazer Literary Magazine, Hot Pot Magazine, Cathartic Youth Magazine, and more. When she is not writing her novel, Cove enjoys reading, traveling, and baking.