They say blondes have more fun, and I’m always up for a good time. Since, however, I have never been brave enough to stray from the dark chocolatey brown-hued tresses I have always been used to, why not do so vicariously through…dessert?!
Happiest of Holidays to everyone, everywhere!! For those who celebrate Christmas, you have likely been seeing lots of red and green by now, whether it be in your red garland-clad pine tree, green leaves cradling holly berries, or Rudolph’s glaring red nose on that festively “ugly” sweater that dearest Grandma kitted you. Perhaps even your food has received a heaping dose of celebratory colors with the generous dusting of red and green sprinkles on those holiday sugar cookies…
Let’s not forget that as delicious as all the sugar-plum-inspired sweets and treats are, the holidays also give us the gift of many naturally festive foods. From roots of red to leaves of green, here are some wholesome treats to get you into the holiday spirit…no food coloring required!
Steamed baby beets and spinach
Shrimp, red bell peppers, and asparagus with glucomannan noodles
Inspired by these deliciously merry ideas? You can get the glucomannan noodles, beet chips, and dry roasted edamame here:
I wish you all the happiest, safest, and most delectable of seasons ever!! Cheers, my dear friends!
As much as I appreciate the simplicity of single elements (for example, enjoying an unadorned cup of black tea or a monomeal of an entire cantaloupe), I also enjoy a good mash-up. Thanksgiving has come to be the perfect day to celebrate the the luxury of stuffing a cornucopia’s worth of different foods into our bottomless stomachs at once, and what better way to artfully do so than with…a sandwich?! Continue reading
If there were hundreds of hours in the day, I would grow all of my own vegetables, raise my own chickens, and zealously climb up the coconut tree to pick my own coconuts before milling them into coconut flour.
Unfortunately, time is limited, and to-do lists seem to expand beyond limitations. That’s why convenience foods definitely hold their place in one’s culinary arsenal, especially during the busy holiday season.
So, for all of you pie-lovers…
With the holidays right around the corner, this party in Bento-ville is inspired by one of my favorite entertaining appetizers: the classic shrimp cocktail. These small but mighty protein powerhouses aren’t the only ones invited, however. Also on the guest list are glucomannan noodles (which I absolutely love for their numerous health benefits) along with a simple and easy homemade cocktail sauce. After inviting a few extra accompaniments, the result is another wholesome, fun, and delicious meal that is well worth celebrating!
If you aren’t already bento-ing, it’s time to take a dip into the world of organized eating! I love to combine homemade elements with convenience foods to create a meal that is as tasty to the eyes as it is to the palate. This edition features a high-volume dip that is protein-packed, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Continue reading
Are the food police going to break down my door and arrest me for using my lemon press on a lime, then proceeding to store the other half of it in my lemon saver?
Hopefully not. As far as food and recipe conventionalism goes, however, I certainly don’t mind breaking the rules!
Cheers, my friends!
Oh, why must homemade chocolate ice cream be so delicious? I just can’t help but devour this ticking time bomb of a brain freeze faster than I can dish it. The bottom of the bowl is nearly seen even before the top of the thick, fudgy glisten of the chocolate peanut butter sauce. Continue reading
Does art mimic nature, or does nature mimic art?
Nonetheless, who doesn’t thoroughly appreciate a good contrapposto root vegetable?!
Michelangelo’s David photo: http://www.accademia.org/explore-museum/artworks/michelangelos-david/