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01.17.17

VEGAN NACHOS

vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest

we’re on a real cauliflower kick over here and have no plans of ditching it anytime soon! this time we prepared it in a cast iron skillet over the stove and it was delicious on its own but maybe even better paired with nachos. these vegan nachos really hit the spot and making the cashew cheese was super simple. i’ve avoided making it in the past because it seemed complicated but i was wrong, it couldn’t be easier. and i now want to add pickled vegetables to everything i make! follow this tutorial if you’re curious on how to make them! – joanie

vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest
vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest

vegan nachos
what you’ll need:
• 1 head cauliflower
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/2 tablespoon paprika
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• salt to taste
• 4 tablespoons olive oil
• a few sprigs of cilantro
• 1 lime to garnish
• pickled red onions and jalapeños
• 1 can of whole kernal yellow corn, drained and rinsed
• 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
• tortilla chips
• 1 avocado diced

cashew “cheese”:
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
• 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 4 cloves of garlic
• 1 1/2 cups of soaked cashews 

vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest
vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest

cashew “cheese”:
• place all of the ingredients in your blender (we used a vitamix) and blend on high until smooth and creamy. taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

cauliflower: 
• using a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat. place the corn on the skillet and let them roast for about 5-6 minutes; moving them occasionally so that they can char on all sides. remove and set aside. cut the cauliflower up into florets. using the same heated cast iron, roast the cauliflower with an additional 3 tablespoons of olive oil. season with the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder and salt to taste. roast for about 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.

vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest
vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest
vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest

the rest: 
a while back we shared with you this pickling recipe and had a batch from the night before of red onions and jalapeños. our jalapeños came out a bit spicy but so good!

to assemble, place in a large platter with a layer of chips, then add the roasted cauliflower, corn, black beans, avocado, cilantro, pickled red onions, pickled jalapeños, and cashew cheese. spritz with a squeeze of lime and enjoy!

vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest
vegan nachos recipe | designlovefest

styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis

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01.11.17

THE NOW SPA PARTY

the now spa in LA | designlovefest

last night i had a party with 10 of my girlfriends at the now spa at their new silver lake location (they have 3 in LA now). they have definitely found a way to basically transport you to a relaxing day in tulum mexico for a massage on the beach. all the details of the spa are spot on, a crystal mandala mirror, the best smelling candles, fuzzy throws on the massage beds, simple and chic furniture…the now has got a special charm for sure. and did i mention the 50 min massages are $60!? such a good deal.

the now spa in LA | designlovefest
the now spa in LA | designlovefest
the now spa in LA | designlovefest

love their relaxation stations! and how cute are those cactus all lined up??

the now spa in LA | designlovefest
the now spa in LA | designlovefest

that crystal mirror was my favorite part.

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the now spa in LA | designlovefest

the sound of waves, fuzzy blankets, and a calm environment.

the now spa in LA | designlovefest

visit the now HERE! they open the silver lake location in about a week, definitely go check it out. xx bri

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01.11.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 68

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“a lrnce photo inspired the colors in this line from walt whitman.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

01.06.17

NEED THIS JACKET

!!!!! so cool

picasso

photo found here

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01.06.17

OH INSTAGRAM

oh instagram | designlovefest

sometimes i have a love hate relationship with instagram. while i find taking photos, editing, documenting, discovering new artists all very inspiring…i also think it can be unproductive, repetitive, self indulgent, inauthentic, and sometimes boring. two very strong stories to each side.

oh instagram | designlovefest

each year i try to clean it up so i feel more positive than negative. i go through and unfollow anything that makes me feel not so great and i start following new content. i do love the feature on intagram if you follow someone new it recommends people with a similar aesthetic, that’s super helpful. i fell down a very inspiring hole the other night and followed 20ish new people and it brightened up my feed and made instagram interesting for me again. i really do think it’s a wonderful platform, i just feel like you have to tweak it sometimes!

oh instagram | designlovefest

one of the accounts that i found and enjoy is @apieceapart. i like that it’s a clothing line, but also shows her constant inspiration. which makes the account less about the sales and more about the bigger picture and process.

oh instagram | designlovefest
oh instagram | designlovefest

so what do you say, are you going to go look for some new inspiration today? find someone you like to follow and check out who they follow and start there! xx bri

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