07.18.17

CALIFORNIA COBB SALAD

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there is something about summer that makes me naturally want to eat healthier. mostly because it’s hot outside and the farmer’s market is full of beautiful produce which makes me gravitate towards salads. i know it’s probably a stretch calling this a version of cobb salad but it was my inspiration so i’m sticking with it. we kept the dressing light but it would be nice with something creamy like an avocado dressing as well. and, you could use any type of greens for the base, we went with kale because it packs a heavy nutritional punch but use whatever you have on hand. if you use kale, do not forget to massage for 2-3 minutes with a little lemon and olive oil, makes a world of difference with the texture. oh, and we toasted our bread in the leftover bacon grease and we highly recommend you do it too. – joanie  

cobb salad | designlovefest

california cobb salad
serves 6
• 2 heads of kale – chopped and massaged with juice of half a lemon, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper.
• 2 tomatoes or a package cherry tomatoes
• 6 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
• 2 avocados
• 4 hard boiled eggs (to make: put eggs in salted water, bring water to a boil, turn off the heat and cover the pan, let it sit on the burner for 10 minutes. drain and rinse in ice cold water). 
• 1 can chickpeas, well rinsed and dry
• 2 cans of tuna mixed with a little mayo, olive oil, salt and pepper
• chopped green onions
dressing – juice of half a lemon, 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, 1/3 cup olive oil or avocado oil mixed together, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.

 

cobb salad | designlovefest
cobb salad | designlovefest
cobb salad | designlovefest

• heat a 1 teaspoon avocado oil in a pan and toss the chickpeas in it until golden brown, sprinkle with salt.
• put your kale in a bowl and pour half of the dressing on it, mix well. lay out all ingredients. pour remaining dressing on top. toast your bread in oil or bacon grease and cut up to serve along side. enjoy!

cobb salad | designlovefest
cobb salad | designlovefest

tell me your favorite summer salad recipes, i’m on the hunt for new ones!

cobb salad | designlovefest
cobb salad | designlovefest

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07.17.17

TODOS SANTOS TRAVEL GUIDE

todos santos! what an adorable place to visit. we took a short little 4 days, 3 nights trip and loved it! here’s everything we did and a few tips along the way…

you fly into the los cabos airport, rent a car and drive about an hour and fifteen minutes to todos santos. it’s an easy drive, pretty much just one road all the way there through the desert. i would say renting a car is a must. i barely saw any taxis around and i hear it’s pretty outrageous in price to get a taxi from the airport. you want a car to easily jump around to all the close by restaurants. everything is fairly close by, but not really walkable in the heat from the hotel we stayed at.

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07.17.17

STYLED \ 20

there is something about summer that makes me gravitate towards the color blue in my wardrobe. sky blue, sea blue, navy blue, royal blue, floral prints in blue…all of them. it’s a fresh color, easy to pair with other things (i love blue topped with a denim jacket), a departure from classic neutrals like tan, white and black and feels fitting for the hottest months of the year. some blue favorites below! -joanie

 

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styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest

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07.14.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 72

lately i’ve been loving baths. they’re relaxing, and a great way to take a break from the day. here are a few staples to make your relaxation that much better. a few must-haves: a candle, bath soak, and background music. i like to play spa music on in the background and light my favorite candle to unwind… flowers and bath bombs are always a nice touch too. have a relaxing weekend! –

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07.13.17

DRESS YOUR TECH / 198

made these summery desktop downloads for us this week! these are giving us a series case of wanderlust. click through below to download the desktops…

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