And I Quote:

Time is Limited // shutterbean

A person often meets his destiny // shutterbean

Gratitude is // shutterbean

Everything Comes to Pass // shutterbean

Our only Security // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 41

Here’s what this past week looked like.

The three musketeers.

My Everyday Life: Week 41

I love lists, Friday!

I love lists, Friday!

 

  1. This lake house.…. deep sigh…..
  2. These pumpkin pie tartlets look dang good. I like the coconut cream addition.
  3. I wonder how this pumpkin bread would taste with my honey candied walnuts.
  4. 75 Iconic photos that will define the 21st century (so far!)
  5. This restaurant encourages 1 star yelp reviews.
  6. Make an Ordinary Day HAPPY.
  7. Her version is just as good as the original.
  8. Learning to Love Criticism.
  9. This necklace would be so fun to make for lady craft night at my house.
  10. I’m really not sure why this Beyonce video made me teary. 
  11. People you see at the grocery store... I almost always get behind the person writing the check.
  12. Victoria makes LA look super pretty.  Love this Palm Springs guide too!
  13. Someone make me a breakfast sandwich with these.
  14. I have cheese platter envy.
  15. Oooh a new Bill Murray movie!
  16. I fell down a rabbit hole researching The Automat my dad told me about when I was a kid.
  17. Kangaroos fighting…I cannot stop watching.
  18. This is my life. 
  19. Elise and Jen have me intrigued on this whole capsule wardrobe thing. Here’s a podcast about it.

 

My friends Shauna & Danny are working hard to get their gluten free flour out into the world. Here’s more info on their kickstarter. I’m so proud of them for working so hard to make their dream come true!

mybites

Once Upon a Recipe made my Cornflake Marshmallow Cookies into a COOKIE SKILLET.

Life in Limbo digs my fried egg technique.

Add a Little adapted my Kale Salad with Coconut & Rice

 

Greek Salad Bites

Greek Salad Bites // shutterbean

Well, I made Caprese Bites, why not make a Greek Salad Bite?  A chunk of cucumber, a bit of feta (it’s kinda hard to poke on something thicker than a toothpick!) a little grape tomato and an olive to finish it off.  They’re incredibly satisfying. Go ahead, see for yourself!

Honey Candied Walnuts


Honey Candied Walnuts // shutterbean

Candied walnuts are like the diamond stud earring of the salad world. You can quote me on that. They complete a salad in the same way diamond earrings complete an outfit. They’re a classic and they never go out of style. I wonder what Audrey Hepburn thought of candied walnuts. Were those a thing back then? Probably…because they’re classic. Anyways, they add a crunchy toasty sweetness to whatever you put them in….even if it’s your hand.  I tend to overdo how much I put in my salad bowl. Life is short, yo.  Nuts are awesome. You can quote me on that too.

Honey Candied Walnuts // shutterbean

This recipe from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food II: popped out at me when I was flipping through for salad inspiration. Honey?! Yup. Got that. Sugar, water & walnuts. Always in my pantry. That’s it and that’s all. I may have sprinkled sea salt on half the batch because that’s how I do.  Seriously, make yourself some. They’re such a good thing to have in your meal prep arsenal. Snack on them, pair them with a cheese plate, toss some in an apple crumble, put them in your yogurt and of course they belong in SALAD NATION!

Outfitting: Seriously Delish

Outfit inspired by the Seriously Delish Cookbook // shutterbean

ONE/TWO/THREE/FOUR/FIVE/SIX/SEVEN/EIGHT/NINE/TEN/ELEVEN/TWELVE

I had so much fun coming up with an outfit for the Huckleberry Cookbook, so why not make another one?  Today I bring you an outfit inspired by the Seriously Delish Cookbook. This beauty belongs to my friend Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is.  It’s a wonderful cookbook; I’ve already made the Sour Cream & Onion Popcorn recipe and it was AWESOME.

When I think of Jessica, I think of Kate Spade, stilettos, bold prints and bright shades of pink, blue and green. I also think of lip gloss, fun eyeshadow colors, and glittery nail polish. If you haven’t seen her monthly beauty posts, you totally should. They’re pretty comprehensive! Her cookbook cover is moody with jewel tones–which makes it a perfect color palette for Fall.  I’m looking forward to making an outfit inspired by Joy’s cookbook next!

 

 

Sweet & Sour Roasted Delicata Squash

Sweet & Sour Roasted Delicata Squash // shutterbean

If you haven’t tried delicata squash, YOU SHOULD. It’s one of my favorite things about Autumn. What I like most about them is that they’re pretty easy to roast. Cut off both ends, scoop out the seeds, slice them up and let the oven do the rest.  Maybe I just like that they’re cute and scalloped on the edges. Maybe I just like that you can eat them skin and all. I think that’s it.

Sweet & Sour Roasted Delicata Squash // shutterbean

A few years ago I fried Brussels Sprouts and man they were good. What made them so dang amazing was the honey lime sriracha sauce on top. I thought it might be a nice thing to add on top of roasted delicata squash so I tried it. Here it is and….

Sweet & Sour Roasted Delicata Squash // shutterbean

OMG it’s good. How could it not be? The sweetness of the squash! The sweet & sour tang of the sauce! A match made in haven.  I brought these to a ladies dinner and I turned a few people on….to delicata squash! They were instant fans and the serving dish was wiped clean. Honestly though, I could totally eat a whole batch myself. I find roasted delicata squash irresistible! There’s just something about they’re texture and sweetness that gets me.

And I Quote:

All sorrows are less // shutterbean

Imagination is the highest kite // shutterbean

Deep meaning often lies // shutterbean

Not until we are lost // shutterbean

There is more to life // shutterbean