02.17.15

WORKSHOP WITH PLANNING PRETTY & FEASTLY

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something  exciting is coming you way! My dear friend Camille of Planning Pretty and I have teamed up with Feastly to bring you a fun workshop filled with delicious food, styling tips & photography tricks to make your Instagram pictures look mouth-watering. We will dish up some of our favorite brunch meals while sipping on mimosas and learning about styling the perfect plate and editing for Instagram.
The workshop is happening on Sunday, March 1st, 11am at Feastly Offices and we would love if you can join us!  

The workshop will be from 11am-1pm, so we will have plenty of time to eat, drink, learn and mingle. This event is great for everyone who loves a good brunch but also wants to get the ins & outs of styling & photography. Hop over to Feastly for more details and get your tickets here!

My friend Camille will focus on styling the perfect table, choosing the right props and centrepieces while I will share my knowledge about the perfect angle, backgrounds, light & editing for Instagram. This is going to be really good! And all for only $38/person.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Thank you Feastly for inviting us to host this fun even and I hope to see some of you there!

PS. If you are looking for some other great culinary experiences make sure to browse Feastly meals and follow along on Twitter for news and updates.

Cheers,
Ana

 

*photo by Planning Pretty




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02.12.15

CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH SHRIMP & FRIED EGG

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January is over but  hopefully you are still practicing your clean eating resolutions. Being spoiled with all that deliciousness and diversity over the holidays it might be hard for the healthy dish to keep up the excitement on the menu, that’s why I aim to create new dishes to jazz up the daily food routine. Eating healthy requires discipline and not having enough options will likely throw us back to old habits.

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One of my current obsessions are meals with asian note. I love all things soy, miso, ginger  and rice. They give just the right taste support to any vegetables, curry,  fish or meat and feel so fresh and not overwhelming. Yet too much rice can be contra productive when it comes to loosing that hard-won muffing top. We need something that will give us the satisfaction of eating rice, but without the carb overload – and that’s where the cauliflower comes into the play.

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This all year around and super versatile veggie is a perfect fit to make a great rice substitute. Besides being super tasty, this side can be made in no time, prepared in advance and stored in the fridge to be used when ever you need it. The whole magic behind cauliflower rice is to rinse the cauliflower, cut in small pieces and pulse it in a food processor until you get fluffy, grain-like pieces. Season with some salt & pepper, your herbs of choice and that’s all. If you like it crunchy leave it raw and if you want the more soft version sauté it for 1-3 minutes in olive oil. It’s been my staple for the past few months and  the mixing possibility seam to be endless.

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Today’s asian inspired cauliflower rice with shrimp and fried eggs became quickly my favorite breakfast or lunch alternative to scrambled eggs with hash browns or usual salad. It will restore your taste buds and provide nourishing ingredients for your body. The seasoning with ginger, tamari  & toasted sesame oil give this meal tangy character and the silky egg yolk will create a creamy texture. Gently cooked shrimp and shitake mushroom make sure your plate gets color and variety.

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I suggest you make a big batch and invite your friends over for a fun family-style Sunday brunch where everyone can top their cauliflower rice as they like. Yes, you can also make this dish also for dinner and any other meal of the day. Give this delicacy a try sooner, then later and discover the great taste and option of cauliflower rice.

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CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH SHRIMP & FRIED EGGS (serves 4)

Ingredients:

– 1 medium head cauliflower
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
– 2 tbsp tamari  or soy sauce
– 1 thumb sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
– 5 shitake mushrooms
– 12-15 medium size shrimp with tail, thawed
– 4 eggs
– 3 scallions
salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower and cut the florets into small pieces, wash and pulse in a food processor until cauliflower is grind  to grain-sized pieces. About 2 minutes.

2. In a frying pan heat the toasted sesame oil, 1 tbsp olive oil and the ginger until oil is hot. Add cauliflower rice and soy sauce and saute for about 5-7 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

3. In another pan heat the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil, add the shitake mushrooms and shrimp and fry for about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the pan, place it on a plate and season with a little bit salt & pepper.

4. In the same pan fry the eggs as you like them. Add some oil if needed and season with salt & pepper while cooking.

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02.05.15

OLD SCHOOL RESTAURANTS MAP BY KATE WONG

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Today I would like to introduce you to my lovely friend and amazing illustrator, Kate Wong.
Kate is an aspiring painter with passion for water colors, cats and all things pretty and painted. We met few times and worked on some fun projects, but our last one, is the closest to my heart. Remember my post about old school restaurant few weeks back I wrote for 7×7?
That one got some great exposure and we decided to bring it to life on a map. Who doesn’t love to dine in a restaurant that dates to the beginnings of San Francisco. I certainly  do and I like it even more when  presented on beautifully illustrated map.  Kate has this talented to make things looks soft and dreamy, creating eye catching color palettes and airy atmosphere in her pictures.

I send over my images to Kate and she came up with all this super cute and accurate details, that make me wanna jump into the picture and stroll the streets. I think this map would make a great postcard, date invitation or a print for all you San Francisco fans. What do you think? What would you do with this map?

Thank you Kate so much for making my round up on old school restaurants look sooooooo good!

I really hope you like it and make sure to check out Kate’s portfolio, follow her on Instagram and of course cross off at least three restaurants from this map. Also folks, make sure to check out her iPhone case collection for Casetify! My absolute favorite is the Cactii Garden.  Which one is yours? Now enjoy some more of her amazing work.

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