this stuff is incredible! the perfect cooling and uncooked dinner! not only is it gluten, dairy free and vegan but it’s nourshing as well! so what’s on the plate?
stuffed portabella with riced cauliflower and kale with a smokey sunflower sauce and topped with coconut ‘ricotta.’ i ate this dish at eden and knew i had to recreate it!
what you need:
-1-2 portabella mushrooms de-stemmed and cleaned
-coconut milk (1 can) full fat
-mesquite (3 drops)
-sunflower seed butter (4tbsp)
-1 bunch kale
-(optional) a few sprigs watercress
i used this recipe for the vegan ricotta but omitted the daiya. set this aside and use as a final garnish!
using a food processor, ‘rice‘ your kale and cauliflower. in a small separate bowl, mix 4 tbsp of gently warmed (10-15s in the microwave) sunflower seed butter with a 3 drops mesquite, 1tsp paprika, dash vinegar, 1tbsp vegenaise and 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped. feel free to ‘thin’ the sauce with more vinegar or warm water if it’s too thick.
next, mix the ‘sauce’ over your riced cauli/kale mix and stuff your mushroom. cut the portabella cap in half and garnish with your coconut ricotta and some watercress. enjoy!
just wanted to take a moment and give a shout out to this incredible guy…looking quite dapper i might add! cheers nate
ack. so that house we had an appointment to see? yeah…the realtor called and told us that someone bought it ‘over.the.phone.’ WUT? sigh. investors are snapping everything up so us normal people can’t buy
also, i decided to take a little trip down a few flights of stairs yesterday. cue the crutches and some badly sprained ligaments in between my metatarsals. yikes…nothing is broken and thankfully, my knee/shin decided to join in the party of breaking my fall.
i got quite a workout walking with crutches from my parking spot to the office! it was hard work and i was starting to sweat by the time i walked to the front gate! i’ll see you guys tomorrow with a tasty recipe!
hopefully, this week takes a turn for the better!
i wasn’t going to post today but i had to share two great things that came my way. check out this free app by lulu called the ‘om finder!’ i downloaded it already hence the screen snap from my phone you can find yoga classes and times anywhere! pretty cool right?
secondly, kate spade saturday sale is on for the next 48hrs! you cave 25% on anything on saturday.com by using the promo code below!
pretty cool right? ok i gotta jet! we found a promising house to look at but first we have dinner reservations here in celebration of nate’s bday! wish us luck! happy weekend! x
the house hunting has taken us full steam ahead into budgeting for the future this year. that said, we aren’t going to be taking any huge trips even though travel is one of our mutual favorite things to do. in lieu of taking a string of vacation days, i am opting for a ‘here and there’ type day off when i feel the need to intellectually/emotionally and physically recharge.
nate has to use up his days as well, so we planned ahead and made it a date! we started off the day by picking up our converted wedding tapes from 2007! the videographer gave us the raw uncut film and we had a business put it onto dvd for us so we could watch it when the memory mood strikes
next up, we wandered over to te cafe and i had the best soy matcha latte of my life! it took the barista about 7 minutes to make but it was worth the wait!
finally, we headed off for a relaxing appointment! a pedicure for me and a man’s manicure for nate! they sure do know how to pamper you at studio booth. i love that place! this is the color on my toes by OPI called ‘eurso euro.’ we capped off the evening with dinner reservations and came home and sipped some wine as we people watched the art gallery crawl’s first friday happenings! i secretly wish every friday was that fabulous, but then i might not appreciate it as much. it was exactly what i needed to recharge!
what gets you ready for a challenging week?
another crazy work week and more house hunting failures. i took last friday off and have a recap of our adventures coming up. let’s just say it was EXACTLY what i needed!
we have an appointment tonight to see a place that just went on the market yesterday! hopefully we won’t be met with 8 other offers and people going ABOVE the list price?! seriously? but let’s get back to happy things. . .
i might be a sucker for the packaging but how incredible is this hand creme by library of flowers? i’m definitely channeling my inner nature girl mmm white sage! it’s my pick of the week! share yours in the comments below!
last weekend was one of the most magical weekends thus far in 2013. the highlight was a musical experience with owen pallett and grizzly bear. they are some of the most technically talented musicians i have seen to date! it was exactly what i needed after a long and difficult work week.
i used to attend shows nearly every weekend when i was in high school! music has always made me feel alive and been therapeutic especially when times were difficult. i could feel the weight coming off my shoulders and my soul was singing for hours in the post show glow.
here’s a shot of nate in the beautiful carnegie music hall: (the frontman of grizzly bear ‘liked’ this photo on instagram! i was pumped!)
action shots. . .
my favorite song by grizzly bear is this one they played it live and it was absolute perfection…even down to the whistling. x
what was the last concert you attended?
it’s actually sunny today (albeit still chilly) BUT i can’t help day-dreaming about the beach. here are my essentials! p.s. i need to show you the cute suit i picked up at target of all places! it’s the perfect cornflower blue! and oh…grizzly bear was amazing so stay tuned for that recap. tip: the frontman approves of nate
natural sunscreen//swimsuit//beach towel//kate spade saturday sandals//coconut water//navy cover up//beach tote
what’s your must have item for the beach?
i hope you get to do something fun this weekend! we’re seeing grizzly bear in concert, heading to easter mass and a fun meal afterwards. don’t forget to dye some eggs! it’s a tradition around here TDP kicking it old school. . .
some help from grandpap. . .
i’m just going to pretend that there aren’t snow flurries outside my window.
now tell me, what more could you possibly need? i’m a long time fan of marais and thrilled to pieces that you can purchase their shoes in the usa! once i spied their spring like spread and new styles, i was smitten! the boardwalk wedge in cobalt is my personal favorite!
image via emmadime
what’s putting the spring in your step lately? besides a cute pair of shoes, i’d say coffee
this savory soup comes together faster than you can say ‘second helping please!’ the best part? it’s creamy and rich but free of both gluten and dairy!
gather up the following ingredients:
-1 medium yellow onion
-2 tbsp evoo
-1 large bunch cilantro (omit if you don’t dig it and sub 1-2in ginger root)
-1 small clove garlic
-4c chicken broth (or use vegetable broth if you’re veg)
method: in a large pot, put chopped onion and minced garlic and saute in evoo for 5-8mins. next, pour chicken broth over onions and toss in cilantro that is roughly chopped. cut 600g carrots into similar sized pieces and put into stew pot. bring broth to a boil and reduce to medium heat simmering for 15-20mins or until carrots are tender. process in an emulsion blender, food processor or pour into the vitamix and blend in batches for a thick, savory puree!
my bowl is garnished with sriracha, sesame oil drops, fresh pea shoots and red cabbage! i hope you enjoy this flavorful spring time soup!
what’s on your table this week?