Portraits on a Camping Trip

I took portraits of my dear friend Laura’s daughter on a recent camping trip we took. I’ve been photographing her since she was a newborn, and what a journey it’s been. Just thought I’d share a few 🙂

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Creamy Broccoli Salad

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I made this for Easter this year as a dupe for a creamy broccoli salad we made at the co-op I used to work at. The recipe we made there had vegan mayo for the sauce base, but I wanted to attempt a more whole food based version. It turned out great, and my darling cousin just texted to ask for the recipe (Hi Katie!). It’d been in my mental draft folder for the last few weeks, so I figured I’d sit down and type.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Sauce

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked in water for one hour, then drained
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more if needed
  • Juice of one half lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • water- add 1 tablespoon at a time until sauce is creamy and pourable

Blend sauce ingredients until creamy. Pour over other ingredients and stir until broccoli is coated and combined well.

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Sunday Faves

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Happy Sunday folks! I hope you had a lovely weekend and found something enjoyable to do! Here are some of the neat-o things I’ve found on etsy this week…

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I want to make some cool bath salts like this. They are so darn gorgeous.

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This is awesome. I love that it has a strap.

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This packaging is awesome and it sounds like it’s amazing.

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Ok, I wouldn’t actually spend this amount on this, but it’s SO DAMN GORGEOUS.

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I adore these. 

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This is great!

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I wouldn’t spend this amount on jewelry because I won’t wear a piece this big every day, and there’s a real good chance I’d lose it. But it’s really beautiful.

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This makes me want to paint.

Buddha Bowl with Miso Tahini Dressing

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I made this meal for my sister and boy, did we love it. So many textures and flavors. It’s a little bit time consuming, but if you pace things just right, super simple.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 lb brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
  • 2 medium sized beets, peeled and chopped
  • 2 baby bok choy heads, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 1 Tblsp coconut aminos
  • 2 Tblsp Miso (I use chickpea miso because I’m sensitive to soy)
  • 2 Tblsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • sea salt
  • green onion, sliced for topping

Dressing:

  • 2 Tblsp tahini
  • 2 Tblsp Miso
  • 2 Tblsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 lemons worth of juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Blend dressing together. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix together coconut aminos, miso, water, and a pinch of salt. Place onion slices in a shallow pan. Pour sauce over and roast for 1/2 hour.

Toss brussels sprouts in olive oil and sea salt. Pour onto cookie sheet and roast for 20 minutes to a half hour.

Par boil the slices of sweet potatoes. When just beginning to get tender, place on a cookie sheet and roast for 15 minutes.

Rinse pot from sweet potatoes, fill will water and beets and simmer until just tender.

Saute’ baby bok choy in 2 Tblsp water and 1 Tbsp coconut aminos. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.

When everything is cooked through, layer into a bowl and drizzle with dressing. Top with green onions.

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Sunday Faves

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Happy Sunday folks! I hope you had a lovely weekend and found something enjoyable to do! Here are some of the neat-o things I’ve found on etsy this week…

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This ring is gorgeous. Wow. Wow. Wow.

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I’ve been wanting some creatures and critters to put in the flower beds. This one is a cutie.

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As is this one.

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Love love love. 

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What a gorgeous hankie.

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I LOVE these. 

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I also love tea. And this pin.

Sunday Faves

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Happy Sunday folks! I hope you had a lovely weekend and found something enjoyable to do! Here are some of the neat-o things I’ve found on etsy this week…

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This sounds amazing, and is super beautiful.

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Hahahaha.

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Ginger and white tea? Sounds amazing!

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Awwww this is so cool.

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These are so darn cute.

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These are gorgeous.

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I’ve been daydreaming about what kinds of dishes to have when I move out of my current home. These are real neat!

Sunday Faves

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Happy Sunday folks! I hope you had a lovely weekend and found something enjoyable to do! Here are some of the neat-o things I’ve found on etsy this week…

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This is one wildly amazing piece of artwork.

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I’ve been thinking about blending something like this up for myself.

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This shop may contain my favorite ceramic pieces I’ve ever seen.

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This is a gorgeous necklace.

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These are gorgeousssss.

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This is beautiful. It’s a colander!

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These mushroom embroidery patterns are so darn gorgeous.

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This is such a neat looking sedum! It would be perfect for my nieces fairy garden.