03.10.15

ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH HOMEMADE PESTO

zucchini pasta with pesto | designlovefest

who’s ready for a healthy recipe? (i know i am. i’ve been in carb heaven lately!) today we have zucchini pasta with homemade pesto. a delicious spring meal that will keep you feeling light on your toes. and it’s also quite beautiful!

zucchini pasta with pesto | designlovefest

Ingredients:
• 4 small zucchinis
•  2 cups packed basil leaves
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
• 1 tablespoon pine-nuts

zucchini pasta with pesto | designlovefest
zucchini pasta with pesto | designlovefest

Zucchini pasta with homemade pesto: Cut ends of zucchini and slice with a julienne or a potato peeler into long thin pieces  (the noodles). Set aside. Combine 2 cups basil and 2 cloves of garlic in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Slowly add the 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Pulse until blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

zucchini pasta with pesto | designlovefest
zucchini pasta with pesto | designlovefest
zucchini pasta with pesto | designlovefest

• Combine the zucchini noodles with the pesto with 1/4 cups sun-dried tomatoes, 1 tablespoon pine-nuts. Garnish with wide pieces of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

zucchini pasta with pesto | designlovefest

photos and styling by: Ivan Solis 

need more dinner ideas? here are a few:
make your OWN pasta!
the perfect chicken noodle soup
entertaining? how about the ultimate crostini station!?
or throw a sliders party
the perfect potato side dish

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03.09.15

TOP 7 / PLANTERS

You know how much we love plants around here! We’ve decided to kick off this new “top 7″ series with our favorite planters scored from around the web. Which one would you you pick for your own decor? -stephanie

leahgoren-planter

by leah goren

pink-stand-planter

by eric trine

poketo-moon-planter

rachel howe for poketo

big-dots-planter

by karin hagen

black-white-dots-planter

from gin bay

white-terrain-planter

from terrain

planter-leif-pink

from leif

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03.05.15

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP

social

we added one more social media class before i leave on my trip! only 5 spots left in the afternoon april 4th session. (morning class sold out) join us in LA right here. it’s time to give your brand some love!

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03.05.15

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 22

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“today’s phrase comes from a monkees tune with color inspiration from cocolia‘s styling.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

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03.05.15

DRESS YOUR TECH / 85

dress your tech

this week we have jennie pitts of jennie lou art sharing these bright and colorful desktops for you! download these for your phone & computer down below.

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all slightly different but equally beautiful…

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CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE DESIGNS THIS WEEK!…

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