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Before & After: A Minimal & Streamlined Kitchen Reno in Milan. Séverine Piller and her boyfriend Gianfranco loved this Milan apartment from the start—specifically the loads of natural light and great architectural bones.

Before & After: A Minimal & Streamlined Kitchen Reno in Milan

But Séverine, an interior designer, saw ways to improve the space to fit their modern tastes a little more. And one big change was the kitchen renovation. As [the kitchen] is also the entry of the apartment, it needed to be functional and practical but still give a feeling of being spacious and inviting. I think we achieved this by designing this bar that also sort of functions as a sideboard while leaving the kitchen as open as possible. While there was certainly nothing "wrong" with the kitchen in this Milan apartment when Séverine and her boyfriend Gianfranco moved in, it didn't quite fit their need for a more open-feeling kitchen or streamlined minimal aesthetic.

Replacing the table and chairs with a standing bar helped open the space. Small but sweet design details add interest without adding clutter. 10 Up & Coming Vegetarian Blogs You Should Be Following. We headed to the West Village to meet up Lo Bosworth to talk about her blog, TheLoDown.

10 Up & Coming Vegetarian Blogs You Should Be Following

Winner of Best Celebrity Blog at the 2015 Bloglovin' Awards, Lo and her team have perfected the art of immersing readers in a New York City state of mind, with nonstop fashion, beauty, food, and lifestyle content that we can't get enough of. Check it out! What’s your story? For me, starting TheLoDown required taking a leap of faith above everything else. I was cruising through the end of my culinary program at The International Culinary Center, and was doing well making some cooking videos and chronicling my experience there. BuzzFeed Food. Deluxe Eggs Florentine - Food & Drink - msn. 10 Smart Tips for Cooking in a Tiny Kitchen — The Kitchn - Apartment Therapy Main. How To Make Cauliflower Rice. I am not a rice hater!

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

So please know that this post is not written out of rice haterism. Rice is delicious, healthy, and many cultures around the world have thrived on it for centuries. So you see, I have nothing but love for rice. But do you know what a serving of rice is supposed to be? A pitiful half cup. Now, let me be clear. Pull off the leaves and break the cauliflower into large florets, then rinse them well. At this point, you have two options: you can grate your cauliflower florets or you can process them in a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor or you want to make sure your cauliflower rice grains are uniform in size, using a box grater works well too.

Now it’s time to cook your cauliflower rice! Depending on the plans you have for your cauliflower rice, you can add some chopped onion or minced garlic to the oil before adding the cauliflower, or stir in chopped herbs or fresh lime juice after the rice is done cooking. Leafy Salad with Walnuts & Blue Cheese. Mexican-style bean stew. Braised beef & roasted garlic pie. Sugar Free Carrot Cake. Because sugar free week can’t be all cold and creamy ice cream, I made us miniature carrot cake bites!

Sugar Free Carrot Cake

They’re naturally sweetened, which, in my book, means: no funky sugars, chemicals, or trips to the health food store required—not that I dislike going to the health food store. Actually, I love love love it. Some women shop for shoes, I shop for food. I’m in a constant struggle to keep a reasonable amount of food in my pantry versus buying one of everything that looks good. Cottage chilli hotpot. Speedy weeknight suppers: spinach and cauliflower dhal recipe. 1 tsp tomato puree 1 green chilli, finely chopped 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds 2 tsp garam masala (see note below) 1 tsp tumeric 300g fresh spinach 1 small cauliflower, broken into small florets 800ml chicken stock Squeeze of lemon juice Fresh coriander Heat a generous slug of olive oil over a moderate heat in a large casserole pan and add the onion.

Speedy weeknight suppers: spinach and cauliflower dhal recipe

Simple Yellow Curry. As I've mentioned before, red curry is a dish that we eat almost every week.

Simple Yellow Curry

We love it! We are big Thai Express fans. (If you are local to Springfield, MO you must try it.) But I have a confession: yellow curry was my first love. I used to order yellow curry all the time before red curry took over my life. Cranberry & chestnut falafel. Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice. on bloglovin. Recipe: Sweet Potatoes with Chickpea Tomato Sauce — Weeknight Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn - The Kitchn. Chickpea Stew with Grilled Flowering Greens. Part of this recipe is applicable to any time of year, in any part of the world you live, and it’s great to eat for any meal.

Chickpea Stew with Grilled Flowering Greens

The other part of this recipe involves a specific ingredient that’s not conventionally harvested, and only exists at a specific time in a plant’s life cycle. Combined, the earthy, savory and hearty element (chickpea stew) complements the youthful, bouncy and springlike element (flowering greens) for a fully satisfying, complete meal. Yes, a meal can be as simple as that. I like to buy one exciting, cool, maybe expensive, or rare ingredient at a time, and keep a handy stock of basics at home with which to round it out. It’s an easy routine to make everyday cooking more fun and diverse, without being too overwhelming. Flowering kale The problem with flowering leafy greens is that although the blossoms are light and delicate, the stems and leaves have usually grown tough and fibrous by this stage, not very palatable. Roasted butternut squash with goat's cheese recipe.

Roast chicken with butternut squash, chorizo & chilli.