Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chocolate and lace

Some mornings I crave the strangest things. Take for instance, goats cheese apple flat breads topped with dark chocolate on a bed of spinach. Paired with my Holy Mate tea. Trust me it was delightful! I usually avoid all grains so I have to get creative in the kitchen. I make these pancake/flat breads out of coconut flour. I use them for sandwich, pancakes, pizza dough substitutes. They are tiny and perfect for one. You can make them sweet or more salty bread like depending on the oils and milk you use. Coconut oil and coconut milk lean towards a sweeter result. Olive oil and hemp milk are more salty bread like. My favorite is a Spring olive oil by Sciabica. It has a buttery aftertaste that mixes well with the coconut flour. This is my current favorite 85% dark chocolate by Alter Eco. It's very low in sugar and has no emulsifiers.

Grain free Coconut flat-breads

1 TBSP freshly ground flax seeds + 3 TBSP water
1 TBSP Coconut flour
1 TBSP Coconut milk 
1 TBSP Sciabica Spring Olive oil
Sprinkle of Pink salt

Mix together and cook on a oiled cast iron hot plate like a pancake

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


These quirky Stubbs & Wootton palm tree needlepoint slippers are a recent find. A bargain at 2.99 for a 400.00 shoe! This is my favorite October dress. I found it in a vintage linen box that my friend gave me. The pearls are also from his aunts collection. Dear Agnes had great taste!  Perfect for a dreamy late evening picnic.

 Gorgeous trim!
 I got this painterly James Jean tote a while back. I love the delicate look.
 October has the most incredible skies..
Listening to: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Weird Fishes

Woke up to some delicious roasted Japanese sweet potatoes. Our friend has a farm so I acquire so many goodies. My immediate thought was sweet potato mash with salmon! I can eat salmon for breakfast lunch and dinner. It's my favorite food. It instantly makes me happy and ready for the day. I don't like taking too long with breakfast so multitasking is essential. I cooked all except the fish/tea on a cast iron hot plate. Breakfast was done in under 10 min :)

Black sesame Salmon, Steamed collard greens, raw spinach/red sweet pepper, Sweet potato Mash, Soy Matcha latte

Japanese Sweet potato Mash
1/2 -Japanese Sweet potato ( already baked)
Dash - Unsweetened Eden soy milk
Pat - Goats butter
Drizzle - Sage honey
Sprinke- Pink salt/Black pepper
Place a ramekin in the middle of a warm cast iron hot plate.
Slightly mash the sweet potato and add all the ingredients on top. Voila!

Collard Greens
I toasted some garlic with olive oil spray and tossed the greens for about 30 sec. Serve under the fish. 

Match Latte 
Boil 3/4 cup water with 1/4 cup of Soy milk
Stir into a bowl containing 1/4 tsp of  matcha, whisk until frothy, enjoy!

This breakfast was so filling I saved half for dinner! Thinking about a raw veggie smoothie for lunch.... 

Listening to: Radiohead - In Rainbows

Monday, October 17, 2011

Art weekend

October started with a bang! I attended APE (the Alternative Press Expo) a few weekends ago in San Fransisco. There was so much talent in one place. The artist Jen Tong really stood out from the rest. I was immediately drawn to her fantastical dreamy comical illustrations. Another highlight was watching the cartoon network team from Adventure time doodle in front of us! I also got to meet the lovely Shelly Wan! I love her gorgeous art.
I grabbed this adorable tote! I've been loving neon lately. This is now my favorite art tote!
 We headed out to Potrero Skatepark after hours of pouring through wonderful art! My eyes were tired but it was so nice to watch the sunset and get some sketches of my own in.
 I had an early start with the best breakfast at La Boulange on Polk.
 Then it was off to the beach for a early morning run! I wish my view was this incredible every morning. It will be soon :) But with palm trees...Can't wait for LA....
 Next we set out to the de Young to catch the Picasso show. I admit I didn't know much about him other than the obvious and whatever they taught us in art school. I'm glad I went in with clear eyes. It made it much more fun to explore and make my own option of his art. My favorite period from this exhibition was the one involving Dora Maar.
It just so happened that the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival was in golden gate park that weekend. So we followed the crowd towards the music.  I never expected so such a grand event and so many people!
Bikes galore!
A cupcake bus in the middle of golden gate park!
Lots of outfits to checkout. What an amazing weekend and awesome start to October!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Oh Green World

I have all these wonderful vintage place mats that I acquired from my friends late aunt. I thought it would be fun to document some of my creations. I love to cook and make most everything from scratch. Hope you like!


This is my Happy morning green porridge. I have so many variations of this concoction but this is the most filling and energizing. Especially after a good workout. All ingredients are organic and mostly local.

Green porridge

2 TBSP Goats yogurt
2 TBSP Fresh Ground Flax seed 
1 TBSP Flax Seed oil
1 TSP Spirulina
3/4 Cup water 
Hand full of: Dark kale, Curly kale and Spinach
Garnish - Hemp seeds, Pumpkin seeds, sunflower sprouts, dash of coconut flakes, Pink salt and Cinnamon

Blend all, garnish and enjoy!

Listening to: Gorillaz - Demon Days