Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mr. Brainwash - Love is the Answer

This is by far my favorite Mr. Brainwash to date.

OH GP!!!!

  Ok, I am slightly obsessed with GP and by slightly I mean A LOT!
  I may or may not follow he blog religiously and possibly have a girl crush on her :)
Here are a couple of my favorite looks she has put together for her followers:


It's trench coat season...

They complete any look be it blackest black skinnies, deconstructed denim or corporate attire and make you look well put together instantly.
My favorite looks are by Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Kate Moss. Just  look at them; no wonder why trench coat is still the coolest outerwear staple of our closets.

Urban Cinderellas with Cap-Toe Shoes

I heart Gwyneth's turquoise pumps and how they  add instant zing to her otherwise neutral combination.
JCrew, Asos and Stuart Weitzman carry more affordable selections if you don't want to break the bank for Manolos, Louboutins or Vuittons :)

Hollywood is obsessed with Christian Louboutin's clear cap-toe stilettos

Veggie Burgers

As a devoted Whole Foods lover, I often enjoy their Bella Burger , well maybe a little too often :) Since my tastebuds have been crying for acchange, I have started looking for a recipe that I could re-create at home.
I found it at
I really like Angela's healthy, vegan recipes with a kick.
Thanks Ange!!!!

IMG 8700   Our Perfect Veggie Burger

Our Perfect Veggie Burger

Crunchy, chewy, with a crispy outer shell, these delicious veggie burgers have all the right elements we love in a veggie burger. Light on the beans, these burgers aren’t mushy in the middle, but have a nice mixture of breadcrumbs, chopped almonds, sunflower seeds, and seasonings to round them out. Best of all, they work great in the oven, frying pan, or even on the BBQ. They can also be made gluten-free by using gluten-free oats, Tamari, and breadcrumbs. Don’t have breadcrumbs? Just process a few slices of bread in the food processor for instant breadcrumbs e.g. 3 slices of Ezekiel bread.

Yield: 8 burgers

  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • Flax eggs: 2.5 tbsp ground flax + 1/2 cup warm water, mixed in bowl
  • 1 cup oats, processed into flour* (other flours might work)
  • 1.5 cups bread crumbs (I processed 3 pieces of Ezekiel bread until fine crumb)*
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and roughly pureed or mashed
  • Heaping 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley (or fresh herb of choice)
  • 1/3 cup almonds, chopped (toasted if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, (toasted if preferred)
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Tamari (soy sauce)
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp kosher salt)

1. Preheat oven to 350F (if baking). In a large skillet, sauté onions and garlic in 1/2 tbsp oil. Mix your flax egg together in a small bowl and set aside for at least 10 mins while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
2. Place all ingredients (except spices and salt) into a large mixing bowl and stir very well. Now, add seasonings and salt to taste.
3. With slightly wet hands, shape dough into patties. Pack dough tightly as this will help it stick together. I made 8 medium patties.
4. Cooking methods: You can fry the burgers in a bit of oil on a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side. If baking in the oven, bake for 25-30 mins (15-17 minutes on each side) at 350F, until golden and crisp. For the BBQ, pre-bake the burgers for about 15 minutes in oven before placing on a pre-heated grill until golden and crisp on each side. Our preferred method of cooking was frying in the skillet!!
GF Note: To make these burgers gluten-free, use certified GF oats, GF Tamari, and gluten-free breadcrumbs.

IMG 8653   Our Perfect Veggie Burger
IMG 8655   Our Perfect Veggie Burger

Sometimes I cook....

Most times I don't :)
And even though I am really good at it, I don't like cooking for one so I usually opt for a quick bite at Whole Foods or sushi if not a protein shake :)
That being said, I'm going to delve into cooking for a few posts or so...
I would like to share with you my friend's to skirt steak marinade that's to die for if you like steak
                     Step 1: Mix all ingredients
                     Step 2: Marinade skirt steak
                     Step 3: Grill
                     Step 4: Enjoy! YUM!
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
4 scalions chopped
2 large garlic cloves pressed
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp cummin
3 tbs dark drown sugar

We could all use more art after all

A short and sweet preview from Manuel Ocampo's upcoming solo exhibition at the Tyler Rollings Fine Art Gallery in Chelsea, New York. The exhibition is scheduled to take place from November 8 - December 22, 2012.

Manuel Ocampo: The View Through the Bull of a Manual Laborer of Menagerie Gussied Over White Ground: 20 Years of Self-Loathing and Intestinal Mishaps

Mr. Brainwash UK Edition

Apparently I can't get enough of Mr. Brainwash 
I woved to own *at least* one piece when I move to my spacious TriBeCa loft :-)
One can dream, right?

Black Lipstick? Just in time for Halloween

Ikos has this uber cool set of "thinking lipsticks " that reacts to the pH of your skin by changing colors and adapting to your skin tone.
The black turns from light purplish pink to fushia while the white changes from frosty white to light pink to lavender pink to cotton candy pink.
I am notorious for carrying at least 2-3 lipsticks/lipglosses around. This might just be the solution to declutter and carry one universally flattering color for all my skin tones in between seasons.
The black reminds me of Halloween for sure :)
They are $20 each and can be bought at