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the darling x aerie retreat: some recipes!

October 25, 2017

hi friends! Hope your week has been amazing so far. A few weeks back, I got to partner up with two AMAZING brands, Darling Magazine and Aerie and had the opportunity to host and cook for their retreat! We invited 20 women, and together spent a weekend in the Hamptons having some quality intentional rest time. We ate like queens, swam in the pool, I taught a personality workshop, and we explored the Ocean shore. The weekend was absolutely dreamy. Cooking for 20 women can be overwhelming, but with the help of my assistant and a few simple and beautiful recipes, the weekend was overwhelmingly enjoyable. I wanted to share a few of my favorite recipes with you that are some go-to’s for groups like this!

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Food Picky Bits

heirloom + garbanzo + basil salad with fresh lime

October 12, 2017

I love hosting more than anything- I love inviting people into space. But let’s be real- cooking for groups of people can be both exhausting and I N T I M I D A T I N G. This simple salad recipe is one that I love for fall. It’s vibrant. Packed with flavor and color and nutrients, it’s a guaranteed guest pleaser. And don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity… With only a few ingredients it’s still a knock out dish that will leave your friends feeling full and satisfied!

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Bigger Bits Food What I'm Eating

summer kale clean salad with a fried egg

June 20, 2017

I recently got to do a little series of videos with some of the world’s greatest humans, Paper Antler.

They’re the kind of friends that last through every season, and working with them is just FUN. We did a series of easy, quick, and nourishing videos, all in tune to Jonny’s amazing beats.

Food, eating well, nourishing our bodies- these things we do on the daily have the power to heal. I’ve been thinking a lot about the gut. It’s this part of our body that we have to fine tune our selves to listen to… It’s a practice. It’s a discipline to slow down enough and pay attention to the way that something feels internally.

This afternoon over a conversation with a friend, we spoke about how everyone can identify with pain, because we all spend our lives trying to run from it. I think often with food, with nourishment, we are absent minded to it’s effect on the way we feel- we spend our days running too fast to notice what a meal makes us feel. But truthfully, it’s one of the greatest practices you can begin to value. Because when you slow down to listen to your gut, everything else begins to illuminate. You begin to notice other small things. You learn to listen more intently. You tune in.

This salad, is simple, it’s so darn good, and it’s a gut friendly one. Make it. Slow down a little bit. And give a pause to how and what you feel today. You’re worth your time.

Breakkie Food Series

brunch at firefly + a lobster scramble

April 12, 2017

I am such a fan of brunch. Any day, anywhere. I love a good avocado toast, a mimosa, and lingering over the best meal with a few girlfriends. That is the beauty of food to me really, that it creates an experience and space to exist with one another. To linger. To actually take time to ask questions, be present and enter into one another’s lives. Brunch in my mind, is the perfect setting for just that. The beautiful Firefly (which happens to be this mysterious almost secret-like) entrance in Studio City recently started doing a brunch that has a reputation of being delightful, so I knew I had to pop in for a visit.

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Bigger Bits Food

turmeric + apple + carrot soup

February 16, 2017

Turmeric! It’s the main spice in curries, and is arguably the most powerful herb for your body. In fact, turmeric has been found to have benefits that are equivalent to many pharmaceutical drugs. It’s a miracle worker, and so delicious to cook with. It’s anti-inflammatory, increases antioxidant capacity in the body, is linked to brain function, rumored to lower the risk of brain cancer, and is known to help prevent some cancers. Magical right?!

One of my favorite things to make during a busy week is a pot of soup. That way, when I get home from a long day, I’ve got a vat of deliciousness waiting for me. Along with a slice of crusty bread or a salad, this turmeric + apple + carrot soup is the perfect one pot go-to dinner that also fuels your body with all the delightful perks of eating well.

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