Beautiful personalized plates, a giveaway, and a recipe

I have the most talented 11 month old nephew. He went on etsy and sent me this beautiful plate with "chow" written on it! How smart is that kid! He knows me so well!


Walton did have some help though, Janet at Custom Sepia did an amazing job. So amazing in fact, I wanted you all to meet her and check out her shop! She has a great selection of plates and platters that she will happily personalize for you. Having a hard time thinking up a good gift for someone? Do they like to cook and entertain? Bingo, Custom Sepia all the way! I mean how classy is this thing?? I LOVE IT!!


Janet has agreed to give a winner something from her shop (prize to be announced). How do you enter you ask? Head on over to her shop and take a look around. Then come back here and tell us what your favorite thing is on her site. What would you have your plate say? Simple as that! If you want to gain another chance, write about this giveaway on your blog or tweet about it, then come back here and leave me a comment with a link.
You have until Sunday the 20th to leave a comment.
PS. Sorry to the international folks, since ceramics are so heavy and $ to ship, it's limited to US contestants (sorry all my international readers!!)

Now onto the recipe that I made to celebrate this beautiful plate.

Tomato, Spinach, and Goat cheese stacks

Take a big juicy tomato and slice it up.
Place some baby spinach leaves on top of the tomatoes.
Top off with the fried goat cheese and drizzle with some balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, crack some fresh pepper on top for good measure.

To make the cheese
Slice a log of goat cheese into medallions, dunk into a bowl with a beaten egg white, then dunk into a bowl with whole wheat bread crumbs/salt/pepper. Dip back into the egg white and then back into the breadcrumbs. Place in a frying pan with a spray of olive oil. Cook one side until browned, flip and brown the other side.

CHOW!!!

OK lets face it, the stacks are pretty... but I'm here eating these alone... so why bother with the formality... toss a bunch more on the plate and chow down!


Done and Done

85 chews:

Jennifer said...

Great plates!!!! I love the custom family platter. 2 of my little nephews adore personalized things like such, they are always painting things like plates, bowl, cups, rocks...anything they can think of to personalize. I know they'd love this plate!

Wonderful salad! I love frying goat cheese too!

Jennifer said...

Great plates!!!! I love the custom family platter. 2 of my little nephews adore personalized things like such, they are always painting things like plates, bowl, cups, rocks...anything they can think of to personalize. I know they'd love this plate!

Wonderful salad! I love frying goat cheese too!

VeggieGirl said...

AWESOME!! My plate would say "Holy Yum." :)

Astra Libris said...

SO beautiful - both the plate and your gorgeous goat cheese stacks! I love how the stacks turned into your 'informal' salad - so much fun! :-)

Oh my goodness, your plate is fantastic! I would love a plate just like yours, with "laugh" written on it... :-)

oh i like the family platter, great plates you have a nack for finding cool stuff will tweet it and follow ya on there as well Rebecca oh and great chow!!

Lindsey said...

I love personalized plates, sooo cute!

I would love a big oatmeal bowl with my name on the bottom ; )

JP said...

I love the round "your words on the plate" set (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29533273)... gorgeous!

Love,
JP
http://denimdebutante.com

Your salad looks too pretty to eat.
I've always loved square plates. I would choose the pot luck plate with the family name on it.

Amanda said...

I absolutely love the idea of having plate guest books at weddings. Sooo- I love her wedding guestbook plate (go figure ;))

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30493412

thanks for pointing out a great little corner in the wonderful world of Etsy!

Megan said...

Those stacks look awesome! I recently made some with tomatoes and grilled eggplant. Haven't posted them yet. I love the fried goat cheese!

And the plate is adorable! She has a lot of great stuff on her site... it's so hard to decide.

Maria said...

How fun! I love this idea. The family platters are great! I love the square plates too. Mine would say: Bon Appetit! or Eat Less, Move More-a great reminder for all of us:)

Mags said...

Oh, I just love your plate. Perfect for you!

I also really like the personalized family platter with the drawing on it. Too cute.

I love the Custom Family Platter! That's so cute!

My son's favorite would be the dancing skeleton plates, though. Adorable!

Wow, Steph, I love it! Thanks so much for the link too, these will make great gifts.

Personally, I really like the square plate, like yours, only mine would say ... Diva ... naturally! Oh and you can fill it up with some of those yummy stacks too. ;)

Natalie said...

love your plate, can i just have one like that?!?! i'd also love one that said "savor"!

thanks for the giveaway...and now i'm craving goat cheese!

I love goat's cheese. I think it's underused. I love the idea of frying it! I've always preferred it warm!

I love the conversation starters! What a cute idea!

jlsemon at gmail dot com

Anne said...

Ohh that plate is so cute! I love the butterfly plates :)

The conversation plate is awesome. She's got a good idea there.

Pam said...

I love the plates AND the goat cheese stacks.

Kristen said...

I love the birthday platter on her website. My friend Melissa and I are in love with your site and creating healthy scrumptious meals and treats as well. If I were to make a plate I'd have written on it " life is short, make it delicious. " Thanks for all the wonderful posts!

craftygal86 said...

How fun!! Thanks for sharing this etsy store. I really like Set of 4 Appetizer or Dessert Plates With Love Quotations AND ALSO the skeleton plates.... It's too hard to chose ONE favorite!

Fried Goat Cheese has got to be one of the tastiest things ever. Love this!

Deanna said...

I love the rectangle platters and mine would say "Mangia!".

Love the plates; I would definitely go with the "Never Lose Your Potluck Dish Again" saying "Pursue Healthfulness"... Even more importantly, I love this recipe! I am currently on a goat cheese kick and am finding any way to take advantage of the waning tomato days.

Shannon said...

your nephew is awesome, and how perfect is that plate?? :) i love the idea of incorporating your blog into serving... i see a tri logo on mine!

yummy salad!

Nice plates and the tomato & goat cheese stacks sounds delicious!

Celeste said...

I love the custom family platter!

I'd have the plate say: Wilcox

(our last name)

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Special K said...

How do you fry goat cheese??? Looks yummy!
I am living off the jam this week, so thankful for you!
Hey, I need recipes for my Amazing Bar Giveaway! can you help?

She is very talented--everything is so classy and elegant looking, but yet has a funky type vibe! I really like the customized family platters :-)

Neena said...

I love the custom family platter! And the custom handwriting platter! What a great etsy shop!

Megan said...

I love the Thanksgiving plate. It would make any guesy feel so special!

Cucinista said...

Hey Steph, great post as usual. Love the stacks on the new plate... great dinner party appetizer. Speaking of which, my favorite plates were the conversation starters. If they weren't so large, I'd carry them with me to parties :) I'd have my plate say something very simple and Alice in Wonderland-like: Eat Me.

Rachel said...

What an awesome idea ! :)

The etsy shop is incredible! I love it. I would have mine say a love quote or something.

itsahero {at} gmail {dot} com

Rachel said...

Here is my tweet!! :)

http://twitter.com/TeenieWahine/status/3962010540

itsahero {at} gmail {dot} com

Emma said...

I love the friendship plates: what a wonderful idea! The butterfly plates are also beautiful as well... its hard to chose a favorite!

Emma said...

I mentioned the giveaway at the end of this post!.

Natalie said...

The dancing skeletons are so cute! I would love to use those plates around Halloween. And I would write KILLER on my plate!

Natalie said...

And I tweeted :)

Jenny said...

Oh wow, the Etsy site is amazing, I could literally get lost for days :) I don't know if I could pick a favorite! I adore adore the plates, simple and chic, and her bedding is fabulous :)

I would have "peanut butter and jenny" written on my plates. Not too original, but oh well :)!

Jenny said...

p.s. love the blog :) hope you don't mind if I add you to my google reader!

Laura E said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I loved the square plates with friendship quotes such as-- The most I can do for my friends is to be a friend.

Junghwa said...

i would love to win this AWESOME giveaway. personalied plates would be so beautiful!!!!

Freddie said...

oh how very lovely! I think the custom handwriting is the most charming, but for me personally- I love the one you got! And as for what I'd have my plate say... hmm, Bon App├ętit would be pretty cute ;) or maybe something super simple like just: "yum."

eclairre said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25699986

I would have mine say "I kick ass!" lol

I LOVE your plate!
This looks amazing--goat cheese mmmmm!

LAC said...

I love the family platter! I would personalize mine with my initials!

Jenn said...

I love the beautiful snowflake design on the "Personalized Holiday Treat Plates" and would personalize it with the saying, "Let it snow" :)

Michele P. said...

Ilike the family platter and also the butterfly plates, both are very nice!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted here http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/3995766341

micaela6955 at msn dot com

What a great idea! I love these plates. I think my favorite item is the conversation starter appetizer plates. We all know it can be awkward sometimes at dinner parties, so this would be a great way to get things going. I would choose the appetizer plates and have my blog name, 'Healthy Chow' placed on the side (just like yours) so that it shows in pictures. Thank you!

Hi Steph - I just tweeted about this amazing giveaway. I'm @NicoleChow. Thanks!

Hangry Pants said...

What a cool idea!

Heather said...

Tweet: HangryPantsCool customized plate giveaway! http://bit.ly/1YN9sz

Lori Maffei said...

Great idea & so cool looking!

The family platter is great! My plate would say, "Holy Yum"- same as veggiegirl, but it's become a common phrase in my vocabulary!

Lis said...

The square plates are gorgeous and I love the ones with friendship quotes...they'd be perfect to serve at a girls night dinner. I really like Hold a true friend with both your hands!

Oh my gosh I think the dessert plates with the Keats quote are just plain beautiful! I would order the dessert plates but with my favorite lyrics!

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I linked back here: http://www.feedmeimcranky.com/2009/09/13/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-criticism/

I love the elegant and affordable guest book platter since I am getting married in November. It is such a clever idea! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
Lisa

Um...Hello!??! I LOVE your chow plate!!! :)

Missy said...

Love the plates!! Mine would say "Missy Maintains" So cute!

I think personalized plates are very thoughtful gifts. They are so beautiful. The Fun Platter and Plate set is very cute and the Skeleton Set is perfect for Halloween.

Just tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/TheSkinnyPlate/status/4050582939

Ashlie said...

I really love the modern butterfly salad/appetizer/dessert plates. While I also like the one's with words - including your "chow" plate and her "feast" plate - I like that these are simple and very pretty. I'm a baker, and I would love to display something sweet on those plates!

abelmore@purdue.edu

Gelseigh said...

The Fun Platter & Plate set is adorable... my favorite is the nosh plate =)

Any of the plates or platters with the black widow on them are awesome. xD I would totally be happy with any of them though! Great giveaway by the way, thanks.

I linked back to you here:

http://tastyhealthfood.blogspot.com/2009/09/stonyfield-farm-yokids-squeezers.html

Link back here:

http://theskinnyplate.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/eatsmart-precision-pro-digital-kitchen-scale/

Your blog is a very good source for information about beautiful appetizer plates and I found this interesting blog about Appetizer plates, Skewers, Bamboo plates.
http://wwwt.catererstore.com/

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Your blog is a very good source for information about beautiful appetizer plates and I found this interesting blog about Appetizer plates, Skewers, Bamboo plates.
http://wwwt.catererstore.com/

Emma said...

I mentioned the giveaway at the end of this post!.

Rachel said...

Here is my tweet!! :)

http://twitter.com/TeenieWahine/status/3962010540

itsahero {at} gmail {dot} com

Neena said...

I love the custom family platter! And the custom handwriting platter! What a great etsy shop!

Celeste said...

I love the custom family platter!

I'd have the plate say: Wilcox

(our last name)

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Shannon said...

your nephew is awesome, and how perfect is that plate?? :) i love the idea of incorporating your blog into serving... i see a tri logo on mine!

yummy salad!

Love the plates; I would definitely go with the "Never Lose Your Potluck Dish Again" saying "Pursue Healthfulness"... Even more importantly, I love this recipe! I am currently on a goat cheese kick and am finding any way to take advantage of the waning tomato days.

Anne said...

Ohh that plate is so cute! I love the butterfly plates :)

I love the Custom Family Platter! That's so cute!

My son's favorite would be the dancing skeleton plates, though. Adorable!

Maria said...

How fun! I love this idea. The family platters are great! I love the square plates too. Mine would say: Bon Appetit! or Eat Less, Move More-a great reminder for all of us:)

Your salad looks too pretty to eat.
I've always loved square plates. I would choose the pot luck plate with the family name on it.

JP said...

I love the round "your words on the plate" set (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29533273)... gorgeous!

Love,
JP
http://denimdebutante.com

Astra Libris said...

SO beautiful - both the plate and your gorgeous goat cheese stacks! I love how the stacks turned into your 'informal' salad - so much fun! :-)

Oh my goodness, your plate is fantastic! I would love a plate just like yours, with "laugh" written on it... :-)

Jennifer said...

Great plates!!!! I love the custom family platter. 2 of my little nephews adore personalized things like such, they are always painting things like plates, bowl, cups, rocks...anything they can think of to personalize. I know they'd love this plate!

Wonderful salad! I love frying goat cheese too!

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