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On the Menu: The Grain Bowl

Thanksgiving, it’s the feast that keeps on giving. Tired of all the leftovers yet and want to re-create them into something tastier? I had some roasted veggies left over from our dinner party and turned them into something more palatable for the next day’s lunch. If you didn’t have roasted veggies for your feast yet, try this simple recipe that is sure to come in handy. All it takes is 15 minutes, and you can mix them up with greens and grains for a healthy, hearty and delicious salad or just enjoy them as a side for your next big feast!
 

Roasted Veggies
2 cups chopped Cauliflower
2 cups chopped Broccoli
2 cups Green Beans
2.5 Tbsp Olive Oil
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 tsp Salt
1-1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Turmeric
Black Pepper

 

Preheat oven to 350. On a baking sheet, lay down veggies, onion and garlic. Then drizzle oil and lemon over the veggies and sprinkle on the spices (salt and pepper). Bake for 10 minutes, then mix with a wooden spoon. Let it sit in the oven another 5 minutes. Feel free to leave in the oven a little longer for a crunchier texture.


Turn Those Leftovers Into this Healthy Grain Salad

1 cup mixed Wild Rice and Brown Rice
1 can Coconut Milk
2 cups Roasted Veggies
3 Kale Leaves, de-stemmed and torn into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup chopped Pistachios

 

Dressing:
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp Gluten-Free Soy Sauce or Amino Liquids

 

First, cook the rice. When cooking grains, use this as a golden rule: one-part grain to two-parts liquid. Wash and rinse grains first, then place in a rice cooker with coconut milk and/or water. Using coconut milk gives the rice a subtly sweet taste and aroma (reminds me of Thailand every time!).  Second, place kale in a bowl and drizzle in 1 heaping Tbsp Olive Oil. Massage the oiled leaves with your hand until well-coated and the Kale starts to relax, which makes it yummier in a salad. Once rice is cooked, throw into the bowl the grains, veggies and pistachios. Pour over the dressing and toss well. Serve, and enjoy!


Recipe by Susan Whang / Photo & Styling by Caitlin Flemming

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A Look Inside Decorate Workshop + A Giveaway

I’ve been following Holly Becker of Decor8 for years and years (since 2006) – it’s one of the first blogs I started reading. It ultimately inspired me to start Sacramento Street over three years ago. I couldn’t believe it when I was asked to participate in the Decorate Workshop, A Creative 8 Step Process for Transforming Your Home book tour.


In Holly’s second fabulous book, she shares all of her design secrets and also the eight step process/workshop to help you transform a home or room that will reflect your personal style. This is something a lot of people struggle with – no need to fear anymore friends. Holly asks questions throughout the book that will have you getting one step closer to your perfect interior style. It’s a brilliant way to approach design – see the first four steps below!

 

Here’s how you can enter to win a copy of Decorate Workshop:


Leave a comment on this post telling us what room in your home you’ve been having trouble decorating.


I will draw one winner on Sunday, December 2nd at noon (PST) and announce the winner on Monday, December 3rd!


The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Chronicle Books. Be sure to check out the next stops on the Decorate Workshop blog tour:

 

    Wednesday, November 28 – Hooray & Design For Mankind
    Thursday, November 29 – Decorology & Bloesem
    Friday, November 30 – The Curated House & Design Muse
    Monday, December 3 – Simply Grove & In Honor of Design
    Tuesday, December 4 – In My Own Style & This is Love Forever
    Wednesday, December 5 – Knack Studios & This is Glamorous & Mom Inc. Daily
    Thursday, December 6 – Justina Blakeney & Mint
    Friday, December 7 – The TomKat Studio & Down and Out Chic


A HUGE thank you to Holly and Chronicle Books for hosting this giveaway!


Photos taken of Decorate Workshop by Caitlin Flemming

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A brand new week . . .

Starting a work week after four days off makes for a very happy Monday. I feel completely rejuvenated and ready to dive head first into a busy schedule and the start of holiday gatherings. This week is going to an exciting one indeed. I’ll be sharing some amazing posts (one of which is unveiling my Minted art wall) and then Friday I’ll finally be to tell all of you a little bit about what I have in store for my next chapter. It’s exciting – I promise!


A few things inspiring me this weekend – the winter issue of Elle Decoration (it has endless inspiration), flowers from our Thanksgiving table arrangements (take a look at our Thanksgiving snapshots) and the latest notebook I’ve been using to stay organized.


Cheers to an amazing week ahead!


ps. Congrats Claire for being the Bae Home & Design giveaway winner! I’ll emailing you shortly.

Photo by Caitlin Flemming

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Thanksgiving Snapshots

This Thanksgiving we hosted friends and family at my Mom’s. After the hustle and bustle of  styling the tabletop and cooking it’s always lovely to look back at all the photos taken. This year we wanted to do a more natural and organic tabletop with Astier plates, a beautiful linen runner and stunning blooms I bought at the flower market.

Place cards were made with extra rosemary sprigs we had lying around the kitchen.

I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful long weekend whether you traveled or stayed close to home. It’s always nice to have a few extra days off. Happy Sunday!


Images by Caitlin Flemming and Claire Giffen (my cousin)

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