Archive for August, 2009

Saturday Dish…

August 28, 2009

AvocadoandCrab

Avocado & Crab with Marie Rose Sauce

I love avocado and  I love fresh crab so together they make an incredible combination, a simple but special meal. I’ve been in sort of a food rut lately. I really enjoy simple meals with great flavor so when I came across this recipe I knew I’d try it this weekend.  I also think it would be a great light meal paired a crunchy bread toasted with sweet butter and a nice glass of white wine to kick off or end an afternoon of shopping with the girls.  Looks delish! Have a great and tasty weekend!

SERVES: 4
TIME: 10 minutes

  • 8 ounces fresh jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • coarse salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Veganaise or your favorite mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 small shallot, finely grated
  • 2 avocadoes, cut in half, pits discarded

In a medium bowl, squeeze the juice from one half of the lemon over the crab and stir to combine with a large pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Whisk the Veganaise, ketchup and shallot together in a large bowl and fold in the crab, being sure not to break it up too much. Fill each avocado half with a quarter of the crab salad. Cut the remaining lemon into wedges and serve alongside the stuffed avocados.

{photo credit & recipe : GOOP}

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Design I love…

August 27, 2009

agnesbeforeagnes_afterLately I’ve been so inspired by the images and ideas on many of the design blogs I read daily. So I’ve been trolling through thrift and consignment shops to find some unique pieces to add to my decor. This DIY project I saw this morning is great. Wow, an old piece totally was given a pretty impressive and much more modern chic look. I would have never thought to use chicken wire.  I’m totally going to try to replicate this one. Now, the hunt for the perfect piece continues…

{photo credits: Design Sponge}

Lula Magazine…

August 26, 2009

Lula 1Lula 2I am back from my birthday weekend and it was wonderful. I spent time with my so sweet boyfriend, had great food and a facial at my favorite spa Bliss.  So now I’m back and (somewhat) recharged.

I saw this new magazine Lula in Barnes and Noble then I saw a post about it over at I am Style-ish so I thought I’d share. It looks like the Web site is still being developed. I’ll be keeping my eye out for this one…looks interesting!

Rest and Relaxation…

August 24, 2009

Happy Monday. I’m still enjoying a long relaxing weekend for my birthday. Back to posting tomorrow!