09.13.18

SAMSUNG COOKING SHOW!

last month i worked on a really fun series of 4 cooking “mini shows” on my stories. samsung let me have creative control with the recipes and styling of the videos and allowed me to keep everything natural (which i am so grateful for!) it’s amazing when a brand believes in you to showcase their products in a way that feels authentic. we started off with the refrigerator in our kitchen which is awesome. i love how spacious it is, using the features on the screen and that we turned the bottom right side into a wine fridge! next we installed the and it’s divided in half so that you can cook on two different temperatures or take the shelf out (for larger items like a turkey!) and cook with just one temp. it makes entertaining easier to be able to time and cook different dishes appropriately. i also love using the griddle on the top for all sorts of dishes!

i gotta admit that i was pretty nervous to take this new hobby of mine to another level of vulnerability by putting myself out there, but it pushed me in a really good way. it’s really rewarding to learn a new skill, make mistakes, do trial and error, see improvement and most of all find a new passion! i hope you all enjoyed it if you happened to see it, and you can see a ton of my cooking stories on my instastories highlights if you missed them.

here’s a little recap of what i made!

WEEK 1

the first weekend i did breakfast two ways. one was a baked eggs hash cooked in a cast iron that is great for a big group, and the other was a fancy toast recipe that is easy and delicious. we talked about how to poach an egg, how to garnish etc. i loveeee cooking eggs so i had to start with those!

in each episode i included 5-10 kitchen tool links that i used in the recipes or just love using in my own kitchen. should i link more here?

 

the second week i made one of my favorite meals when entertaining. quick and simple carnitas tacos in the slow cooker! it feeds a ton of people for very cheap, it’s interactive and they taste amazing.

for the third week i wanted to showcase the farmer’s market since it’s become a big part of my weekend life. i put together a big steak salad with seasonal fruits and also did a step by step of a simple salad dressing you can make in a few minutes.

and for the finale! i had just traveled to peru and was inspired by the food and drinks we experienced on the trip. i wanted to recreate some of the dishes we loved, so we brought back some ingredients from the market, bought a peruvian cookbook and had a blast making this lunch.

i learn more about cooking everyday and i still have SO much to learn. it’s been a cool new journey for me and i can honestly see it as a big part of my future. just not sure how yet? my goal with these little shows is to push myself to stay inspired, to keep experimenting, and hopefully to inspire YOU to do the same. and if nothing else, it’s kinda rela to watch someone make food, so there’s that! thanks for your support, love ya! – bri

(and thank you Samsung for partnering with me on this project! hope there’s more to come!)

09.11.18

DRESS YOUR TECH / 243

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09.10.18

TOASTED FARRO AND LAMB BOWL

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

we got the most gorgeous ceramics from  recently (use code LUXDLF for 15% off your order!) and we wanted to make something pretty to eat that would compliment the colors of the plates and bowls (love the and combo!). we landed on toasted farro bowls with lamb meatballs and creamy lemon feta dressing, soooo good! we cooked the farro as directed and then heated olive oil in a fry pan and toasted the farro until it was slightly crispy and browned. make these, they might even rival our famous greek bowls. – joanie

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

makes 3-4 servings

lamb meatballs: 
• 1 pound ground lamb
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 egg
• 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
• quarter white onion finely diced
• 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• zest of 1 small lemon

farro bowl:
• 2 cups farro
• red onion or pickled onion (we use
• 2 cups cucumbers diced
• 4oz block feta cheese diced (we got the 8oz block from trader joes and used for bowl and dressing)
• parsley chopped for garnish

creamy lemon feta dressing:
• 4oz block feta cheese
• 6 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt
• 3 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 garlic cloves
• pinch of salt

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

• cook the farro according to the packaging directions. once cooked drain and rinse under cold water. set aside.

• pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. in a bowl mix the ingredients for the lamb meatballs, just throw it all in there and mix with your hands! . roll into tablespoon size balls and place in a lined baking sheet. place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are no longer pink inside. remove from oven and heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. fry in the oil until browned on all sides. remove and set aside. using the same pan add more olive oil and let heat, once hot add the farro and toast in the oil for about 10 minutes or until it starts smelling toasted and is slightly charred.

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

• for the feta dressing, combined all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
 
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

• to assemble bowls, start with a layer of toasted farro, then add the lamb meatballs, cubed feta, cucumber, and pickled red onions. garnish with parsley, and the creamy lemon feta dressing. enjoy!

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toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

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09.07.18

STYLED / YOGA

image from one of our faves places for workout gear,

i’ve recently rekindled my love of yoga and i’m really enjoying getting back into the rhythm of my practice. when i lived in pasadena i used to go all the time because i had a teacher i loved but i moved around a bit after that and stopped making it a priority. yoga is a beautiful thing to add to your life and if you’ve never tried it, i’d highly suggest giving it a shot. try to go at least 5 times before deciding if you like it or not, the first few classes can be really challenging and awkward as it’s a much different way to move your body than most other workout classes. but once you get the hang of it, it’s such a nice break from life for your body and mind. i usually love working out in cotton t-shirts but that doesn’t really work with yoga as you’re upside down and your shirt ends up covering your face and getting in the way. it’s really best to practice in tight tops. i found a few fun pieces, because who doesn’t love cute gear to workout in?! another thing i love about yoga is that (at most studios) it’s a really judgment free, welcoming place. everyone is trying their best and moving at their own pace and it feel really free and light. and if you wouldn’t normally wear a crop top to work out here, yoga is the place to try it.  – joanie

 $70 – cropped but not too cropped, love the fun back detail on this one. a little more money than i like to spend on workout gear but still very cute.

 $48 – same style as the one above but a little longer, could be worn with jeans or a high waisted denim skirt post yoga class.

$17 – i love the joy lab collection at target and this is such a pretty color, a cross between lavender and blush.

 $25 – i also take an adult beginner ballet class and this would be perfect for that.

 $30 – a classic ribbed tank but workout style, comes in loads of colors!

 $55 – i love outdoor voices clothes and also their mission, it’s just about showing up and doing things that involvement movement, whatever that may be.

  $88 – high rise leggings are a must for me. i hate having to stop and pull up my pants half way through class.

 $35 – this summer i’ve found myself reaching for my bike shorts more than my long leggings. it’s nice to let our legs breathe every once in awhile!

 – $68 i’m a sucker for anything dancer inspired and this is chic and practical.

09.06.18

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 108

the colors in this mary oliver excerpt are inspired by a ensemble. –

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