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|Some of you may know I love to cook and photograph food. I also have a food blog where I share some of the recipes, and it's taken a step further with my participation in my local farmer's market where I make vegan comfort food for the locals. It's been a way for me to feel out my local community and see how they like 100% plant based food, since here in this small town there aren't many options. It's been overwhelmingly successful and encouraging. I've also been fortunate enough to share some of my recipes in two magazines this summer and making the cover of one. I'm looking forward to sharing more recipes with NY Yoga Life come this next Spring/Summer.
Anyway, a tid bit of what's been going on.
Milford Journal the recipes from top left
lemon grass curry
quinoa parfait, cashew cream, cherries, crushed berries, chocolate almond coconut crumble
avocado mash on home made whole grain bread, onions, tomatoes, sprouts
Caribbean tempeh with mango salsa
Cover image: Pasilla hummus
more of my food can be seen on Instagram
buckwheat with warm spices, cherries, coconut butter, banana and pure maple syrup
|Here's a little bit of what's going on with me lately.
During the off season things can be a bit quiet with the exception of family sessions, which have been so fun for me, and fashion week which is soon approaching and will keep me busy the entire week. However, my kitchen is blazing as I've spent the last couple of years cooking more than ever, baking, trying breads, desserts both raw and baked and anything else that has me buzzing. With all of this energy and the fact I love to photograph the successes, I decided it was high time to make a blog and share my enthusiasm with others in the hopes some may enjoy it too - I've now had it live for just a couple of months. The food is plant based, super natural, super healthy and tastes delish, and least that's what I've been told. I don't use refined sugars as I feel this contributes to health problems and low energy.
Below are images of some things I've made and which can be found on my blog along with recipes and/or links to others who have inspired a dish.
The name of my blog took a long time to come up with and one day I just blurted out to Jeff " Flip Flops and Avocados" why? Because in the summer flip flops is all I wear and I eat an avocado everyday of my life - not kidding.
|Jeff and I spent the weekend with family and friends back home in Huntington Beach - short and bittersweet.|
|Yesterday I volunteered at Farm Sanctuary in Woodstock NY - an extraordinary tranquil place with extraordinary people who care for these farm animals. All of the animals come from a sad backdrop of neglect, abuse, and/or slaughterhouses. Now they are in a peaceful place where they can freely roam, eat grass and feel safe.
As much as I wanted to visit all the animals when I arrived, I instead put my arms and back to work. For five hours I raked and pitchforked the fields and barns and LOVED every minute of it. Any bit of volunteer help is always appreciated as there is so much work to be done.
if you want to visit a zoo - visit a the sanctuary instead where you can meet the animals up close and hear their stories.
check out the link below to hear about their mission and the stories behind the animals - most of them I was lucky enough to meet.
Later at the end of the day I was able to snap a few of the lucky animals.
Woodstock Farm Animal Santuary
|me and a very sweet goat . Jeff and the rescued pig below|
|A beautiful afternoon at the farmer's market in Union Square. I munched on white bean and kale turnover and apple cider doughnut!
I really hadn't expected to take any photos and typically don't at the market but the sunny day and welcome of spring had me inspired.
Below images shot with Instagram - first time user - I can see why there are many users of this app - dreamy quality.