"A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms."

— sensei ogui

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photo: car and driver 

bmw x louis vuitton

photo: car and driver 

pesto pizza

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ingredients:

thin crust

½ tablespoon - yeast                                                         

¼ cup + 6 tablespoons - water, divided  

½ tablespoon - olive oil                                                      

1½ tablespoon - coconut palm sugar or sugar of your choice

¼ teaspoons - xanthan gum                                                     

¼ cup - potato starch

1¼ cup - almond meal 

2 tablespoons - brown rice flour

½ teaspoons - sea salt

¼ teaspoons - baking powder

cooking oil spray

pesto sauce

1 cup - basil leaves

¼ cup - grated parmesan 

¼ cup - olive oil

2 garlic cloves

toppings

1¼ cup shredded mozzarella 

teaspoon-sized dollops of ricotta cheese

6 - 7 spinach leaves

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best of lanvin fall/winter 2014

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best of balmain fall/winter 2014

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banana nut muffins

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This is my go-to to-go snack! I make a batch on the weekends and eat them throughout the week.

ingredients:

1½ cups - almond meal

½ cup - brown rice flour

½ cup - coconut flour

⅔ cup - coconut palm sugar

½ teaspoon - baking soda

1½ teaspoons -  baking powder

½ teaspoon - ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon - ground nutmeg     

¼ teaspoon - sea salt

½ cup - coconut oil

2 cups - unsweetened vanilla almond milk, divided

2 ripe bananas

2 tablespoons - chia seeds

1 cup - chopped walnuts or your nut of choice

3 tablespoons - flaxseeds

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blazers
photo: w magazine

nike x a.p.c.

blazers

photo: w magazine

I made spring rolls for the first time a couple days ago and I loved it! 

The contents of the roll included curry flounder filet, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, bok choy, and basil. Plus, I accompanied it with a dipping sauce made with mustard and soy sauce.

Next time I make it, which will be very soon, I’ll keep track of the measurements and post the recipe.

Photo taken by me.

I made spring rolls for the first time a couple days ago and I loved it!

The contents of the roll included curry flounder filet, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, bok choy, and basil. Plus, I accompanied it with a dipping sauce made with mustard and soy sauce.

Next time I make it, which will be very soon, I’ll keep track of the measurements and post the recipe.

Photo taken by me.

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty."

— erich fromm

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"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results."

— unknown

spicy chili

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ingredients:

2 tablespoons - olive oil

1 ⅔ cups - ground beef

2 - scallion stems, chopped

1 (15 ounce) can - red beans w/ water 

1 (8 ounce) can - tomato sauce 

⅓ cup - sweet kernel corn

1 tablespoon - crushed red pepper

½ teaspoon - paprika

½ teaspoon - curry powder

1 teaspoon - garlic powder

1 teaspoon - onion powder

½ teaspoon - oregano

½ teaspoon - black pepper

¼ teaspoon - nutmeg

salt to taste

optional toppings: 

shredded cheese

dollop of sour cream or greek yogurt 

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elie saab spring 2014 couture collection

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ikea’s limited-edition trendig collection

A fusion of Scandinavian and Chinese design.

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almond biscotti

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I really enjoy the challenge of finding a recipe that traditionally has gluten and remixing it to be gluten-free without sacrificing the taste. 
This has really stretched my cooking and baking skills which has been the silver lining in being gluten intolerant.
A few months ago, I stumbled upon fashion designer Lela Rose’s recipe for her front row staple, Almond Biscotti. I decided to do my own take on it, gluten-free style. 
Check out my version below.
ingredients:
1½ cup - almond meal
34 cup - coconut palm sugar
2 tsp - heaping baking powder
1 tsp - vanilla extract
Chia seed gel as egg substitute (equivalent of 2 eggs)
6 tbs - unsweetened vanilla almond milk or water
1cup - slivered or sliced raw almonds
1 tsp - flaxseeds
1-2 tbs - potato starch (optional)

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