I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS, FRIDAY!

 

  1. A shark (named Mary Lee) is now internet famous. This is 2015.
  2. Ferris Bueller, you're my hero
  3. For those of you who  don't like sharing food....
  4. A few tips for a clutter free kitchen
  5. Don Draper could stare blankly at me any day.
  6. Are you ready for the end of Mad Men? I'm not. Listen to this though!
  7. Don't be a dick. Seriously. Stop that.
  8. These summer cocktail illustrations are adorable.
  9. Good news for those who love Whole Paycheck!
  10. A very interesting article about PTSD
  11. Sweetened Condensed COCONUT MILK!! I hafta make this.
  12. So according to my cereal preference, I strive for balance AND I'm a DIY kinda lady. True
  13. Life's minor differences. *snort*
  14. Hiccup!
  15. Where I was last week. Oh and here too! 
  16. Some of these ad fails made me snort
  17. Love this DIY Spa Kit
  18. How are these places even real?!!
  19. Do you have any fake memories? I think I do.
  20. These are the CUTEST illustrations...and they're  filled with puns!
  21. If you ever have to do video conference calls, here are some good tips ;)
  22. There's a new Joy the Baker Podcast! We're back ON THE LINE.

 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls // shutterbean

Raise your hands if you hand peanut butter oatmeal balls when you were growing up!  I did and so did my husband...but I can tell you this, and salt and chia seeds were NOT in the mix. I think we had a combination that included milk powder. Hmm!  These peanut butter oatmeal balls have chocolate chips in them (which is absolutely thrilling to Cooper) and are made sweet/savory with a heavy pinch of kosher salt. It's been awhile since I've made them but I'm putting them back into the rotation because two of them give me a tremendous amount of energy and keep my candy bar cravings at bay. Plus it gives me a good reason to say the word balls.

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Brown Sugar Meringues w/ Strawberries + Cream

Meringues made with Brown Sugar! They're crispy and chewy and taste like caramel. Pair them with whipped cream and Pimm's infused strawberries. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I saw this recipe for Brown Sugar Meringues in the new cookbook A Modern Way to Eat (which I looooove BTW!) and was immediately intrigued because they looked like chocolate.... but they're made with brown sugar. Have you ever had a Violet Crumble? These kinda taste like that. They're chewy, crispy and have a hint of burnt caramel to them. I'm obsessed.

Brown Sugar Meringues with Strawberries & Cream // shutterbean

I whipped cream....

Brown Sugar Meringues with Strawberries & Cream // shutterbean

And tossed strawberries in honey, lime zest and Pimm's and the rest is history. I immediately ate three...and this is coming a person who isn't really a meringue lover. THEY ARE BONKERS. Fluffy, puffy, crunchy, chewy, carmel-like meringues! Did I mention that I put Pimm's in the strawberries?!?!

Beet + Avocado Poke Bowls

Love Ahi Poke but can't find good raw ahi? Make it with BEETS & AVOCADO instead. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

The Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl recipe in Sprouted Kitchen's new cookbook  Bowl + Spoon caught my eye recently. I'm still looking for a good local source for sushi grade ahi tuna, so in the meantime I thought I'd try out the recipe but substitute the ahi for the beets I had in my fridge.

I mean...chioggia beets kinda look like fish! Right?!

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I threw a regular beet in the mixture and the bright red juice beautifully colored the lighter beets.

Beet & Avocado Poke // shutterbean

My experiment definitely paid off! The wasabi sriracha dressing and the sweetness of the beets, the crunch of the cucumber, the creaminess of the avocado, the sesame seeds and the nori create the most amazing "sushi bowl."  Btw- this sushi salad bowl is pretty amazing too!

Beet & Avocado Poke // shutterbean

It made for the perfect lunch when we worked from home last week. Beets for the win!!!!

And I Quote:

Above all // shutterbean Never miss a good chance // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Here's what this past week looked like:

I was inspired to take extreme closeups this week.

Meringue!

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Beets.

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Sorbet

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Peppers.

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Yolks.

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Overlap.

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Cobwebs.

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Tree stump.

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Drips.

My Everyday Life: Week 18

Heavy fog

My Everyday Life: Week 18

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

 

 

  1. This week I got my inbox down to ZERO this week. Mailstrom is the shizzzz.
  2. Heidi shares her Healthy Breakfast Ideas and I'm ALL FOR IT.
  3. What a BEAUTIFUL cake!
  4. For the love of stripes.......ahhhhhh
  5. How to fit 30 outfits in a carry-on. I love Stylebook btw! I should post about it.
  6. The mother of alllll breakfast pizzas!
  7. NY vs SF.... TOO REAL
  8. Click if you love Silicon Valley in Richard Scarry illustrations. Heehee Orla Kiely Scarf!
  9. Congrats, Kasey & Matthew! Also your potatoes look bonkers!
  10. So THAT'S what happens when you saw a rubber band ball in half. WEIRD.
  11. How to the difference between the best coffee and the worst coffee.
  12. Confessions of people who LOVE food (that would be me).
  13. Ummmm. These locker room horror stories are THE WORST.
  14. Why 'Natural' Doesn't Mean Anything Anymore.
  15. Some good advice re: relationships
  16. I feel like I could have written this.
  17. I want to go back to Big Sur! This place looks pretty neat. I wonder how we'd do in a yurt.
  18. This loft is gorgeous.
  19. My dream is to spend a few months in Tuscany a la Stealing Beauty.
  20. New favorite snack!
  21. If you love yogurt, you'll love my friend Cheryl's new book- Yogurt Culture!
  22. I could watch this cat ALL DAY LONG. Maybe I will...

 

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers // shutterbean

Shishito peppers are popping up in the stores these days. I just bought some from Trader Joe's! Like...a lot of them. I usually throw them on the grill with a little bit of olive oil and some kosher salt but yesterday I didn't feel like turning on the grill. I just sautéed them in a non-stick pan with a little bit of olive oil and salt...turned the gas on high and cooked them until they blistered & softened. Within a few minutes I created a very healthy/satisfying and I didn't have to man the grill.

By the way...they're amazing on pizza!

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