Brunch is a time when you can while away hours finding out the latest news from loved ones you haven't seen in a while. But it can also take a lot of work to put together a great spread. To reduce the time spent prepping and cooking and give yourself more time to enjoy your friends and family, a Mediterranean menu is the way to go. Taking cues from Greco-Roman and African cultures, you can present a mid-day meal in a matter of minutes that's as delicious as it is interesting.
Side dishes: Couscous, Greek yogurt with honey and salad or assorted stuffed olives
Beverages: A variety of herbal teas, including jasmine, chamomile, hibiscus and lemon verbena, or a classic martini.
Holiday accent: Create a Mediterranean parfait by layering Greek yogurt in a tall glass with alternating rows of honey, fresh fruit and granola.
Recipes to try: