Month: August 2015

STRAWBERRY & CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM TART

Doesn’t this tart look yummy? I can’t wait to make it! I have been having such problems with food lately due to my ulcer and subsequent treatment that I have been slowly keeping a list of the items that cause me the most trouble. Turns out that flour is one of them so I am attempting to go gluten free. Lucky for me there are some wonderful people in this world who create meals/deserts/snacks that are not only gluten free but vegan or vegetarian as well. One of my favorite Vegan blogs is Emily’s and it’s called This rawsome vegan life. Emily creates mainly raw, vegan dishes and this strawberry & chocolate buttercream tart looks just amazing. I have some friends coming over next weekend and I think that I will make this for dessert so I’m going to give it a try. Please click here for recipe.

Smoked Salmon Dip

When I saw this recipe on goop I just had to give it a try. Easy to make and easy to eat, what more could you ask for! Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature * 1/2 cup of crème fraîche 1 tbsp of lemon zest, finely grated juice of 1/2 a lemon 2 scallions, finely chopped 4 oz of smoked salmon, finely chopped cracked black pepper How to: 1. Using a stand mixer, a hand-held mixer, or a whisk, beat cream cheese until it is smooth and fluffy (about 2 minutes). * 2. Fold in remaining ingredients and season with cracked black pepper. 3. Garnish dip with some chopped scallions. goop suggests serving this dip with potato chips and champagne. *NOTE: I used Philly whipped cream cheese instead of regular cream cheese and omitted step 1.

Fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s Rustic Contemporary Home

Jenni Kayne designed her house the way she designs her clothes, simple & chic. And the minute I saw it I knew that it would be on my top 10 list of most coveted homes. The entrance with it’s reclaimed barn wood beams and full height windows just make me swoon. Inside the use of wood and neutral colors combine to make  the living room, dining room a warm and inviting space. And would you look at that fireplace! I can just imagine how beautiful it is when there’s a fire burning inside. To see more of Jenni’s home please click here.