I love a good steak. And when my body wants it, it just does and I have to give it what it wants. For me Rib-eye has the perfect balance of meat and fat which means HELLA flavor. Earlier this week I went to my local farmers market and bought a $3 bag of baby kale and wanted to do something with it other than saute it. Then I remember this great chopped Kale salad that my mom used to make and also a kale and quinoa salad that I love at my friends Restaurant The Cook and Her Farmer. So boom dinner. I made a dressing (totally eyeballed) from half a lemon, half orange, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, shallots, and love.
After my birthday I have been trying to be more committed to eating Paleo. For a self proclaimed foodie, this is hard. However, I like flavor, so as long as it’s flavorful. I can break up with carbs and dairy for a while. Plus, Summer is coming and I’m trying to join the crop top movement. Last night I was so tired, and SO hungry, which is usually when I end up eating some BS that I will regret later. I also have not been grocery shopping in a while so the pickings were slim. So I opened up the fridge, discovered I had some tomatoes as well as some unused tomato sauce, eggs, spicy chicken sausage, lettuce, and carrots. Which means I have dinner and it has a name “Uova in Purgatorio!” Aka Eggs in Purgatory.
It has been a long time since I have done a food post. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram then you already understand my passion for good and pretty food. This love for food sometimes doesn’t support my love for fashion because I am not sample size (and working out is not my friend…sometimes) but I love to cook and eat. In my world having attractive food is just as important as it tasting good. My mother taught me this and my grandmother taught her so I have been this way forever. No matter what I cook, I plate my food like it is being served in a restaurant. Visuals are not only important in fashion, they are important for everything! Especially food.
Anyway, this year was my second stab at cooking my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I must say, I am patting myself on the back and so is the rest of my family. IT WAS GOOD! And Pretty! Here are a couple of tips that I have learned about plating and cooking that I would love to share:
Summer is in full swing. Which means hanging outdoors, soaking up the sun, and flourishing in the long days. This also means….DRINKS! Who doesn’t like the perfect summer beverages that’s also super refreshing? This weekend @Papidrinkswine and I decided to experiment with a mutual favorite, The Mojito. Hailing from the island of all things fine (hello) Cuba. This mix of limes,sugar, mint, and seltzer water is a good time. This time around we decided to make Watermelon flavored ones and get real fancy with it. I must say, YUM! We made a watermelon puree ,of watermelon soaked in mint liqueur, fresh mint leaves and lime. We used simple syrup instead of sugar and watermelon juice on top of tonic water. We also got our Pintrest on and froze watermelon and mint in ice cubes (because we like cute shit). Let me tell you it was SO good. We chugged those things down so fast we were tipped in no time. Try it out and tell me what you think. Also check out this article of other cool Mojito recipes and enjoy responsibly!