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Just another day playing with rainbow cauliflower. Also known as the grind in my world. Enjoy! 🌈😂✌🏼
Not gonna lie though... I’m pretty stoked at what the grind looks like in my world. 🙃
And on that note I’m heading to the Farmers Market... tune into my stories to see what rainbowlicious produce I find and watch me grind away! 🌈🤘🏼
Ba-Bam! The bf & I collaborated on our first food photography shoot yesterday and these No-Bake Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars was our first shot! He’s behind the cam and those are my very purplelicious fingernails! 💜💅🏼😘
It’s been super fun and pretty damn novel for me to be in a relationship after being single for most of my adult life... ❤️🤷🏻♀️
We’ve been making an effort to do all sorts of thangs together. You can only get to know someone so much from talking thinks me. It’s really about seeing them in all sorts of different experiences and environments and outta their comfort zone. 💞🤘🏼
He’s a photography hobbyist, mainly into landscapes, and I was damn well ready to see what it would be like doing some yummy food photography togetha! 📸
Was RAD!!! 2 shoots and a stop motion later and our relationship is stronger than eva! 💘
Only had to mega scold him a few times when he kept trying to eat the food! Rule no.1 of food photography: don’t arrive to the set hungry. Cause no ya can’t eat what I’m about to shoot! 🤨😂
He said he’d never real seen me be bitchy before and I’m pretty sure he has know... ya try to eat my world of our before I photograph and the biatch in me will come out! 😜
We also started our own private book club together, are constantly in search of new things to try together and at 6:30am tomorrow we’re doing our first core workout! 💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾
For all those with partners, inspire me please! What kinda new n’fun stuff do y’all to together building your partnership :)? 💖🥰❤️
And for all those single out there ~ I hope ya are where ya wanna be and/or find whatcha looking for. I kissed a whole lotta toads in my day... 🐸😛✌🏼
***also I should mention these sweet treats are vegan, glutuen-free, very delicious and inspired from @crowded_kitchen Note to self: make cleaner cute next time! 💜🙄
And ending with the real important stuff: whatcha all think of the purple nails?! 💜💅🏼😂
Shaved Carrot Ricotta Tart.
Cause I’m all about tarts these days. And always carrots. And making rainbows outta produce. 🌈🌱✌🏼
Is there a word for the gut wrenching feeling when ya take food outta the oven and the vibrant colors of your produce are massively dulled?!?! These ribbons were wayyyyyy more vibrant pre-oven and my orange and coral carrots now practically look the same... #notstoked 💗🧡😂
But it was very delicious and I want y’all to know I’m working on a yummylicious carrot tart recipe for the blog... oven dulled colors and all! 🌈💜🤷🏻♀️
Life update: the bf and I are collaborating on our 1st food photography shoot today... yaya!!! He’s basically being my rockstar assistant but I’m snapping at him every time he tries to sneak in a bite of the food...!!! 🤨😂
Saturday’s are for playing with farmers market bounty and this Sat I’m making some Magic Mineral Broth ~ YAYA!
Now there’s a ton of yummylicious Magic Mineral Broth recipes out there but often it’s really a way-to-use-all-the-long-lost-and-forgotten-veggies-in-my-fridge-broth. 🥕💜😂😂😂
For reals though. Have a few sprigs of fresh herbs ya forgot about along with some leftover veggies ya don’t know how to use?! Make Magic Mineral Broth I say! Simply throw it all in a pot, add some aromatics, spices (peppercorns, juniper berries and star anise are my fav), and my favorite healing ingredient seed weed (optional but oh so good!), cover with water, bring to a boil then simmer for 2 hours, strain and voila, health in broth form has been made! Enjoy. 🌱😇
Do you have any secret magic Mineral Broth ingredients ya love adding? Do tell cause I wanna know!
Blog post on all the benefits and uses and varieties for Magic Mineral Broth coming to ya super soon... have ya stoked for it! 🥕🌈✌🏼
Cauliflower & Beet Tart going into the oven. How the heck is that a cauliflower tart ya ask :)??? 💗💜🤷🏻♀️
Well let me please explain. 😇
The filling is sautéed purple cauliflower puréed with shallots, thyme, veggie stock, eggs, salt n’pepper and topped with chiogga beets, all on a very yummy homemade buttery flaky crust. Can be made with any color of cauliflower and other veggies can surely be used too!
And that swirl is me playing with the effects of red wine vinegar on my purple cauliflower... ❤️💜🤷🏻♀️
Want the recipe :)? 💜🌱 If you’ll make it then I’ll share! 🤨😂✌🏼
Happy FriYAY friends!!! 💗💜❤️
What my citrus *used* to look like for my Winter Citrus Upside Down Cake. Before I wise-d up and cut the pith off entirely that is! Cause I don’t want no bitter pith flavor in my cake and don’t think ya do either! 🤨🍊✌🏼
RECIPE ON BLOG | link in profile☝🏼
Quick, quick, quick, cause apparently Spring officially started yesterday (hey weather can ya please get with the Springtime program) but there’s still enough winter citrus still around to make this cake today! And I show ya how the new improved and wiser me now cuts the citrus for it!
I still really enjoy looking at the citrus shot, pith and all, and hope ya do too! The colors of produce are simply WOWIE I say!!! 💜🌈🍊
Cold damn this weather has got me craving carbs all over again! And if I’m gonna eat carbs... ya know I wanna purplelicious-fy it!!! 💜💜✌🏼
Please meet my Pappardelle with Purple Cauliflower, Mustard, Brown Butter & Parsley. Thank ya @bonappetitmag for the recipe inspiration ~ this pasta dish rocks!💜🙌🏾
And how do y’all like my new word??? Purplelicious-fy. Obviously means to turn something purplelicious! 💜😛😂
Look at that lusciously creamy eggplant flesh sweetly asking ya to eat it!!! 💗💜🍆
NEW RECIPE ON BLOG | link in profile☝🏽
Bulgar Stuffed Spiced Eggplant with Fresh Herbs and a lemony Tahini-Yogurt Drizzle.
Middle Eastern spiced eggplant roasted until perfectly caramelized, mixed with an
herbed spiced bulgar salad and topped with a bright and tangy tahini drizzle for a
hearty, healthy, and deliciously vegetarian dish! Would love to hear your thoughts... it’s *very* YUM!!! ❤️😘
Root Veggie Tarte Tatin. Side angle style. And I wanna know who’s made this beauty :)?!?! 🌈💜🤷🏻♀️
Recipe on blog | link in profile☝🏽 Tender, earthy, and sweet caramelized root veggies are layered on top of buttery dough with cheese, onions, garlic and fresh herbs for a decadently delicious vegetarian savory tart situation! 💗🌱 I’ll be making all sorts of rainbow-licious tarts at my pop up on 4/6 and would love to have ya there!!! 🌈🌈🤘🏼
Salmon Salad Platter. Not pictured: bowl of mixed greens and vinaigrette. Please meet my new favorite dinner party appetizer. I’m all about food where my guests have gotta get in there and use their hands and communal kinda dish situations.
It’s more of an idea than a recipe and the idea goes like this: roast a nice piece of salmon, place on a board and surround by all sorts of seasonal veggies and other goodies that would taste yummy in a salmon salad. Here we got: avocado, Ninja radishes, tomatoes, purple n’pink potatoes, yellow n’purple cauliflower, sheep’s milk feta, roasted garlic, romanesco, blood orange, lemon, lime, fried capers and fresh herbs. Every time I make this dish the toppings are *slightly* different. I go for a mix of colors, flavors and texture. Shall I share this recipe/idea on the blog :)? 💜🤷🏻♀️
Life update: Big Sur & the bf are EPIC!!! Found a little Wi-Fi and sneaking in a post while he gets some work done. 🤫
Heading to Big Sur this weekend with the bf for a romantic getaway!!! 💘
Or what he simply calls a getaway and I call a *romantic* getaway! 😂
We’re staying in a little cabin by the river with no Wi-Fi... 😝
We’ll be hiking and playing and enjoying nature and eating yummy food and on Sat we’ll double date with my sist and her hubby! 😘
So on that note: I’ll be adventuring mostly offline but sneaking in some stories when I can. The bf is slowly but surely warming up to the idea of making appearances on my stories ~ yaya! 👊🏼
I love posting and engaging with y’all on here and please know you’ll be missed!!! But it’s gotta be good for the soul n’mind to unplug everyone once in a while so I’ll be trying my very best to do just that but quick, quick, quick before I do... got any Big Sur recs for us :)??? 🍃🌊✌🏼
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It’s a Rainbow-licious Root Veggie Rainbow kinda day!!!
Just cause IG was down yesterday... 🤨
And I couldn’t look at anyone’s feed all day (anyone else get IG withdrawal?!?!) so I perused my own... 😂😂😂 And re-fell in love with this shot! Hope ya do too!!! 🌈🌈✌🏼
Life update: just kidnapped the bf and am taking him down to Santa Cruz for his very first time!!! 🏄🏽♀️🌊💘🤙🏼
He doesn’t surf... yet!