Wednesday, May 4, 2011

health food

hi everyone!

i promised a normal post today, but i'm not quite there - my cold seems to have moved down to my chest (oh joy!) so i kept myself awake coughing most of the night, and thus didn't wake up in time for any cute outfitting. i DID muster up the strength to make sam and i some supper last night, and decided to make it as healthy as i could (well, as healthy as i can FOR ME, which means still pan-frying it and slathering it with cheese.) it was lovely and delicious, so i snapped some photos.


the sandwich was a bunch of leftovers on two pieces of sourdough: steamed broccoli, grilled portobello caps, and various pitted olives with a schmear of artichoke garlic cream on one side and goat cheese on the other, pan fried in a bit of olive oil.

the salad was really bright and refreshing, and quite healthy - i love beets, but i never eat them raw, so this was new for me.

1 beet, peeled
2 carrots, scrubbed
a splash each of white wine vinegar, sesame oil, and honey
1 t cumin seeds
some kosher salt

grate the beet and carrots in your food processor, if you have one, or your box grater if need be. add the other ingredients, toss, and voila! healthy and delicious.

one wedding conundrum down, and another pops up. bridesmaids gifts. this has been so stupidly hard for me. obviously i adore each of the girls that will be standing by my side on the big day, but i'm at a loss as to what to get them - they are all so different, so maybe individual gifts are the way to go, but i'm worried that will get pricey. . . any ideas? what did you do for your bridesmaids?

and thank you SO MUCH for all of your kind words on my last (mushy) post. i don't usually get so personal and it was really touching that everyone had such nice things to say and is so happy for us. . . what can i say? i'm pretty darn happy for us, too.

have a lovely wednesday, everyone!

xo audrey


  1. I am not having a wedding party, but I am going to be asking the girls who would have been my bridesmaids to help me out with some things on the day of the wedding, so I plan on getting them gifts. This may be bad etiquette, but I am really leaning towards cash or gift cards. Let's face it, that's what people want/need. I think the girls would really appreciate a free meal or some gas in their tank as opposed to something like a silver trinket box engraved with their name.

  2. this looks incredible. I'm drooling. Yummy!

  3. Hey Audrey-

    I found a plate I liked and had this woman make different jewelry out of it for each of them:

    I think they liked it and I was able to personalize it a bit more. It was one of my harder wedding decisions too!

    Good luck!


  4. Yum, I love simple salads like that but always foget to make them.
    Being an eloper (I've never used that descriptor before), I didn't deal w/ gifts but think silk scarves, vintage or hand painted, could be a cool/personal gift.

  5. Hi Audrey! I've just started following your blog and I love it! I saw your comment on "My fiancé, Sam, makes these amazing truffle oil goat cheese-stuffed fingerling potatoes. They are heavenly."

    I'm currently drooling at the thought..but would prefer to drool over the real thing. Can you post the recipe? Many thanks!


  6. That dinner looks SOOOO yum! Sam's a lucky dude (for many reasons). I wish I had a good suggestion for bridesmaid's gifts... I mean, you could make personalized mixes of songs that remind you of the girl in question. But I'm sure you've heard that.

  7. i got my bridesmaids each a necklace, they were all different (and i didn't get anything super pricey) i wrapped them by tying them in vintage hankies. they all seems to love it.

  8. I think with bridesmaid gifts its the thought that counts- if you are crafty you could make these-
    I would pick up some vintage house wears and some essential oils you like. Then I would buy some mini match boxes and some labels you can print out and make a personalized match box sticker with the date of your wedding etc- and a sweet note.