On the Menu: Seasonal Vegetable & Brown Rice Bowl

There are days when I end up having cereal for dinner because it’s all I have the energy to make – especially when the nights when I’m by myself. After having cereal the other night I decided something needed to change so, with a bit more planning I don’t have an excuse to get caught with nothing to eat.

Last week, I spent a little time while the kids were napping to prepare lunch and dinners for a few days. My goal was to prep as much as I could to make it easier on myself. I thought I would share this easy recipe, in case you’re also having one of those weeks where you have no idea what to make. This seasonal vegetable and brown rice bowl is a go to in our house – I love picking up fresh produce at the farmers market for this dish.

Seasonal Vegetable & Brown Rice Bowl

Ingredients


1 cup uncooked brown rice
1-2 ears of corn
2 small cucumbers
½ box of cherry tomatoes
a few sprigs of parsley
olive oil
juice & rind of one lemon
salt & pepper
½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions


  1. Prepare the brown rice according to directions. (To make it really easy, I actually use Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice that comes in a bag)
  2. While the rice cooks, chop the corn off the cob and sauté with olive oil, salt & pepper
  3. Chop the cucumbers, tomatoes, and parsley
  4. When rice is cooked, toss together with the corn
  5. Top with the cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley and feta cheese

Enjoy!

And be sure to check out our archives for more recipes for more inspiration!

Lifestyle: Slowing Down This Fall

Now that I’m back to work, life has started to feel like the autobahn in Germany. Activities are flying by and I’m finding little time to slow down. One thing I’ve recently begun to do that has been a great help, is getting up thirty minutes earlier each day. During this time, my goal is to wake up slowly and intentionally start slow. I always begin the day with a small pot of tea and sometimes a book. I try to avoid my phone and computer, since the remainder of the day will be “plugged in.”

I’m excited to have autumn here. There is no question that this is one of my favorite seasons. There are still the farmer’s markets but they are beginning to have fall fruits and vegetables. Crisp apples are something I always love to see appearing. Warm oversized sweaters are another item I look forward to pulling out of my closet – I’m loving this one from Cuyana. I’ve also been lengthening my evening walks to enjoy being outside just a bit longer than before.

I would love to hear from all of you. What do you do to slow down? I need all of the help I can get!

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street 

Style: The Game-Changing Street Tight

Fall has officially arrived, which means getting my fall wardrobe in order is essential. This season I’m obsessed with tights and love wearing them for everything – for both day and night. When I get ready in the morning I think about my day – client meetings, installs and photoshoots. But then how I can look appropriate for my workday and then go straight into mom mode when we head to the park as I walk through the door. Lucky for all of us, Athleta has created Street Tights that are both comfortable and stylish.

The past few weeks I’ve been wearing the Highline Hybrid Cargo Tight from Athleta non-stop. What I love about these Street Tights is they are high-waisted, have zipper pockets and the fabric is luxurious. How often do you call a pair of athletic pants luxurious? These are!

Outfit Details


Highline Hybrid Cargo Tight in Black
Responsible Down Vest in Black
Thermal Honeycomb Sweater in Dove
Mule Slide in Black Suede
Boat Tote in Black

One thing is for certain, if you get asked where your tights are from by your clients, neighborhood friends and coworkers then you know they are keepers. These Street Tights are quickly becoming my go-to this fall season!

This post is a partnership with Athleta. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street 

Interiors: Amelia’s Nursery Reveal

BIG reveal today, I’m sharing Amelia’s nursery over on Rue Magazine! Since it was my second time around designing a nursery, it felt a little more difficult to decide how I wanted to go about designing the space. I’ve seen how fast Jackson has grown out of the nursery stage of life (see Jackson’s Nursery here). Why do they have to grow up so quickly?

The initial inspiration came from spotting a beautiful grey otomi textile artwork from St. Frank. Having grown up in Mexico City I wanted to bring a little touch of that into Amelia’s room. I always like to start with one special item (in this case, the wall hanging) and then go from there. The rest came together quite seamlessly. Since the space is 8 x 10 and also the walk-through to Jackson’s room (have to love city living) I knew we needed to keep it simple and have the middle area of the room clear for us to get through (or in Jackson’s case – run through).

It’s amazing how such a small space brings my so much joy. Each piece means something. The Sally King Benedict ink drawing (a gift from my mom to Amelia) I’ve wanted one of her pieces for years – her work is amazing! The Pehr Designs mobile Amelia could look at for hours – she just stares at it talking up a storm. I love how incredibly soft the Pottery Barn Kids rug is for her to lay on as she attempts to roll over. Her crib and dresser from Land of Nod are two of my favorites – I love the color of wood of her crib, it s beautiful grey tone and the dresser matches Jackson’s in case they ever share a room or we use them in the future as nightstands. And lastly, the prayer beads with a heart brings texture to a blank wall. As you can see, each and every piece was carefully selected.

Nursery Sources


St. Frank Grey Otomi Textile Artwork
Pehr Designs Mobile, Swaddles and Pom Pom Basket
Land of Nod Archway Crib and White Campaign Dresser
Pottery Barn Kids Grey and White Rug
Midland – Pom Pom Basket
Sally King Benedict Ink Drawing
Noble Carriage Jess Brown Doll
Hudson Grace Prayer Beads with Heart
Madeline Weinrib Suzani Pillow (on Glider)
Serena & Lily Rope Laundry Basket

To see the full tour of the nursery pop over to Rue Magazine.

Photos by Andrea Posadas | Designed by Caitlin Flemming