Thursday, September 27, 2012

recipe: red lentil soup

images + recipe via bldg25

Welcoming Fall and the cooler weather, all I've been craving lately is soup. Split pea, carrot, lentil, broccoli cheddar, you name it. This dish is the perfect hearty and healthy recipe to bring on October with... And my favorite part about making soup? It's eaaazy.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup uncooked red lentils
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 quart low sodium organic chicken, or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 medium carrots, cut up
  • 2 organic celery stalks, cut up
  • 1 cup organic baby kale
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a medium pot, bring water and broth to boil. Add in lentils, reduce to medium heat, and cover until beans soften and being to blend with the liquid (about 15-20 minutes). Add in more broth if/as necessary.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté carrots and celery with olive oil in medium saucepan over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until lightly softened. Add in spinach and kale, with a little bit of the broth until the greens are wilted.
  3. Once lentils are fully cooked, transfer sautéed vegetables to the pot and reduce heat to low. Add in cooked brown rice, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper--and you're done!
OPTIONS
Addition of onions, chorizo, chicken.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

sheer fun



Mildly obsessed with the latest sheer nail polish collection at American Apparel.

Imagine the possibilities...

Friday, September 21, 2012

L.A. through l.a.Eyeworks lens

via refinery29


This is too cool not to share. Artist Molly Schiot shows us the iconic landmarks that define Los Angeles in collab with l.a.Eyeworks. Welcome to my life! 

You can visit l.a.Eyeworks on 7404 Melrose Ave 7386 Beverly Blvd, or online here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

get away



Hiii! I've been incredibly busy lately but haven't forgotten about this 'lil blog, it's getting REDESIGNED and should be back in action in OCTOBER.

In the meantime, find me on instagram (@samnegrin), twitter, facebook, pinterest, tumblr ! 

xx