02.22.19

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 119

gertrude stein in a palette inspired by an a.w.a.k.e. look. –maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

02.18.19

FAMILY RECIPES / 2

hey guys, ivan here. thank you so much for your feedback on my previous family recipes post. it’s been such a rewarding project putting together and also such a joy to see others loving the recipes as well! for my next round of recipes i wanted to share some family favorites. these are recipes that my mom makes in no time and can feed a lot of people. i’ve been lucky to have all my immediate family living here in los angeles and these are some of the most requested recipes throughout the year when we get together.

chilaquiles are always such a treat to eat. i remember as a kid my mom would make this on sundays and it would feel so special. this salsa verde recipe is mind-blowing. how most people make the salsa is by boiling the ingredients and then slightly sautéing it in oil before blending. this version skips that step and uses a cast iron to get all the beautiful flavors out of the ingredients.

green chilaquiles:
• 6-8 tomatillos
• quarter yellow onion
• 5 garlic cloves skin on
• 1 small bunch cilantro stems removed
• 2 jalapeños
• 1 teaspoon salt (plus more to adjust)
• cotija cheese (queso fresco is great as well)
• crema
• fried eggs
• tortilla chips

remove the husks from the tomatillos and wash well until the sticky residue is removed. cut into halves. bring a large cast iron to medium/medium hight heat. add the tomatillos, onion, jalapeños (devein if you can tell they will too be spicy!) and garlic cloves with skins on and roast for about 10 minutes; shifting the ingredients every few minutes. once roasted remove the skins from the garlic and place all the ingredients into a blender. add the salt and cilantro and blend until smooth. adjust the salt until you got the right amount that you like.

fry your eggs to your liking. to assemble start by having a base of chips, drizzle over the salsa verde, crema, cotija cheese, and top with your fried egg. garnish with cilantro if you have extra. enjoy! if you are making this recipe for one, you will have plenty of salsa verde left over and will hold well in the fridge for a few days.

ceviche:
• 2 wild caught white cod fillets
• 2 roma tomatoes diced
• 1 jalapeno
• 1 bunch cilantro de-stemed and chopped
• 3-4 lemons juiced
• 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
• 1 large avocado diced

serve with:
• chips or tostadas and hot sauce

cut the white cod fillets into small cubes and place into a large ceramic or glass bowl. devein the jalapeño and dice it up (keep some of the center if you’d like a little heat in your ceviche). add the remainder of ingredients in the bowl and mix well. keep in the fridge at least an hour for the acidity in the lemon juice and salt to cook the fish. a slight note when making this is that I used malden salt when making these recipes and 1 1/2 tablespoons was the perfect amount for me for this ceviche. if using a different salt i would adjust to taste as the density of the salt flakes will make the difference in taste. serve with your favorite chips and hot sauce.

esquites (mexican corn salad):
• 4 ears of yellow corn (kernels removed)
• 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
• juice of 2 limes
• 1 big bunch of cilantro de-stemmed and chopped
• 1/4 – 1/3 cup mayo
• quarter of red onion diced
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
• 1/2 cup cotija cheese crumbled (or feta if not available)
• salt + pepper to taste

serve with: 
• chips and hot sauce

heat a pan on medium heat and add the oil. once heated sauté the corn for about 4 minutes. set corn aside in a large bowl to slightly cool. after a few minutes add the remainder of the ingredients and adjust the spices to taste. this is traditionally eaten in a cup with a spoon as this is street food and topped with hot sauce. but this also goes great served with chips or tortillas and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

also, joanie made an excellent version that roasts the corn and has the addition of avocado, see the original post here!

photography and food styling by ivan solis 

02.15.19

BIAS CUT SKIRTS!

bias cut skirts | designlovefest

i used to work in vintage, buying and sorting tons of pretty pieces and one thing i was always always on the hunt for was anything bias cut! originally seen in the 30’s, bias is when the fabric is cut at a diagonal which means that when worn is lays completely flat against the skin and sort of moves with you, like how when you’re wearing a slip and it hugs your body so closely it can go undetected under clothing. it heavily reappeared in the 90’s (think all those floral dresses we were wearing) and it’s still a style i love today.  it’s insanely comfortable to wear and it’s also very flattering as it hugs your curves. i highly recommend hunting down and trying something bias cut if you haven’t already. i currently own three bias cut skirts, this one from realisation par, a yellow version of this from anine bing, and the newest addition (currently 20% off with the code weekend), that i’m wearing today from LACAUSA. they’re the perfect thing to wear with a simple t-shirt and denim jacket, or with a sweatshirt. they normally come in either silk or rayon, lots of fun prints out there, maybe start with a solid color (love this matching set!) as it’s easy to wear and move on from there! – joanie

bias cut skirts | designlovefest
bias cut skirts | designlovefest
bias cut skirts | designlovefest

02.13.19

WAFFLES!

i was tempted to call this post valentine’s waffles but really these are waffles for anytime of year! i know we’ve posted several waffle recipes but this one is my current favorite, easy to throw together and they are light and crispy. the whole batch makes about seven waffles (depending on the size of your iron) and the batter keeps well in the refrigerator for about 4 days so no need to use it all at once. whipping the egg whites is an important step, it takes a couple extra minutes but makes them so light and airy! – joanie p.s. this is the waffle iron i use, under $30 and works like a charm! 

waffles
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
serves: 5-6

what you’ll need/
• 2 eggs – separate the egg white and yolk
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 3/4 cups milk
• 1/2 cup coconut oil
• 1 tablespoon white sugar
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

• start by putting your egg whites into a medium size mixing bowl and whip on medium/high speed with a hand mixer until soft peaks form, add the sugar, vanilla, salt, baking powder and egg yolks continuing to mix on medium. add the coconut oil and half of the flour mixing on low and mix, add half of the milk continuing to mix and then the other half of the flour. start folding by hand and mix only until everything is incorporated.

• heat your waffle iron on medium/high. once heated, spray with coconut oil and put batter in, cook until browned, serve immediately! enjoy!

photos by: Ivan solis 

more delicious recipes here!

02.13.19

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 118

i’m gonna love you any old way. this palette’s inspired by a vika gazinskaya valentine. –maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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