Alchemy in the Kitchen

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Warm rainbow salad with butter lettuce, spinach, red and yellow tomatoes, purple cabbage, black beans, yellow squash, hearts of palm, sun flower seeds and roasted sweet potato.

This salad was so good! Ate it with salsa and chipotle Chalula hot sauce.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#Rainbow salad  #vegan  #vegetarian  #salad  #recipe  #healthy food  #food  #clean eating 

redefiningfood:

Redefining my favourite ingredient: Stuffed Sweet Potato…with Sweet Potato

Recently I’ve been on a huge sweet potato binge. As in I’ve had sweet potato roasted, steamed or mashed almost once every day (sometimes twice) and our pantry is overflowing with sweet potatoes. So when my mom suggested a way to vamp up what I already eat on a daily basis in an absolutely healthy way, I was overjoyed. She presents: Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato Skins with Spicy Sweet Potato Sesame Mash

  1. Firstly, steam or boil your sweet potato to a soft consistency (you can do this also by microwaving it for 5 minutes, but that kills nutrients so I don’t recommend it) such that you can spear it with a fork. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius. 
  3. Then, cut the sweet potatoes in half and scoop the soft sweet potato meat from it’s skin, leaving half a centimetre of sweet potato on each skin and taking the rest and putting it into a bowl.
  4. With the sweet potato meat, add chopped onion, tomato, diced grilled red bell pepper and black and white sesame, with lime juice/salt/pepper/chilli flakes to taste. Mash them all together, adding almond milk if necessary for a smoother consistency. 
  5. Once you have your mash, spoon it back into the sweet potato skins and wrap each individual stuffed sweet potato half in aluminium foil. 
  6. Bake the stuffed sweet potato for 7 minutes at 200 degrees celcius (you can even add cheese on top if you like) and let it cool for 5 minutes, before enjoying!

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— 1 week ago with 714 notes
writingnotebooks:

Ooooh, I LOVE this question!
Lots of people keep journals with systematic diary entries, but I understand that it doesn’t work for everyone.
Here are some cool/interesting/fun/motivational/productive things you can do that don’t necessarily include keeping a diary:
Turn a Moleskine (or other notebook) into a planner/organizer/PDA/productivity system
52 lists
30 Days of Lists
Answer "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind"
Start a gratitude journal
Create a "life handbook"
Keep morning pages
Start a scrapbook
Use journal prompts to answer questions when you feel like it
Participate in the 7-week Life Cleanse
Keep these 9 lists updated — REALLY useful things to keep track of!
Take notes as you learn something new
Use a notebook to keep track of goal-setting and productivity: 60 Ways to Improve Your Life in 100 Days
Keep a recipe book
Keep a reading journal/movie journal/music journal/fashion journal
Start a quote book
Make a travel journal — use it to plan your trip/vacation, then glue in transportation ticket stubs, itineraries, maps, photographs, dinner receipts at fancy restaurants, and write about your adventures
Doodle in it
Write poetry
Cut out and glue pretty pictures
Create a bucket list journal and record each item as you complete it
Does that give you enough ideas to start with? :)
(Made rebloggable by request.)

writingnotebooks:

Ooooh, I LOVE this question!

Lots of people keep journals with systematic diary entries, but I understand that it doesn’t work for everyone.

Here are some cool/interesting/fun/motivational/productive things you can do that don’t necessarily include keeping a diary:

Does that give you enough ideas to start with? :)

(Made rebloggable by request.)

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— 1 week ago with 68724 notes

riverplants:

foods dangerous to dogs:

  1. avocadoes
  2. alcohol
  3. raw bread dough
  4. caffeine
  5. chocolate
  6. grapes and raisins
  7. onions and garlic
  8. macadamia nuts
  9. raw salmon
  10. xylitol (artificial sweeteners)

if you have a dog please reblog this

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— 1 week ago with 134841 notes

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Tian Provençal - Named after the earthenware dish used for both serving and cooking, this French vegetable dish from Provence is one that will surely impress your guests. Eight ingredients is all it takes, plus a little artistic effort that makes it ever-so-pretty.

Baking it concentrates all of the flavours and celebrates these beautiful summer vegetables. If you’re not the artistic type, forego the radial pattern and layer the vegetables like a lasagne. It’ll be just as good…RECIPE

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— 2 weeks ago with 3112 notes
Tomato salad with heart of Palm, marinated mozzarella and balsamic vinegar.

Tomato salad with heart of Palm, marinated mozzarella and balsamic vinegar.

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#healthy  #vegetarian  #recipe  #food  #mine 
Tomato salad with heart of Palm, marinated mozzarella and balsamic vinegar.

Tomato salad with heart of Palm, marinated mozzarella and balsamic vinegar.

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#healthy  #vegetarian  #recipe  #food  #mine 
Late night selfies because.

Late night selfies because.

— 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
#me  #selfie  #personal 
Warm rainbow salad with sweet potato,  sautéed kale, black beans,  heart of Palm,  cabbage, mushrooms,  tomatoes and roasted beets.  Basically everything in the fridge.

Warm rainbow salad with sweet potato, sautéed kale, black beans, heart of Palm, cabbage, mushrooms, tomatoes and roasted beets. Basically everything in the fridge.

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#vegan  #vegetarian  #healthy  #salad  #food  #clean eating 

savethekirbys:

odditiesoflife:

Architect Student Converts Old Bus Into Luxury Rolling Home

Architect student Hank Butitta has a new home, although its on wheels. He made it with his own hands, and a little help from his friends, from an old bus he found on Craigslist.

Butitta got tired of designing buildings that didn’t exist for imaginary clients in school and wanted to work with his hands on something tangible. So he bought a bus off Craigslist and, with help from friend Justin Evidon and brother Vince, they spent nearly 14 weeks converting the run-down old bus into a sleek, modular living environment complete with a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage, and even a floor made from wood panels stripped from an old gymnasium.

Now that Hank’s bus is finished, the group is embarking on a 5,000 mile tour around the U.S. which has just about reached its halfway point. You can see more photos, video, and follow their travels over at Hank Bought a Bus.

source

Yes okay I can has

(Source: odditiesoflife, via personalmacrocosm)

— 3 weeks ago with 180604 notes