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Pumpkin-Spiced Brain Food Latte & New Year Reflections

I do some of my best thinking on Sundays.  This time of year combined with a Sunday and I get to share a few things with you to help to relieve some of the stress of this time of year.

Here, I'm sharing this latte recipe (below) and my new year advice. 
Cozy up, click through and see if you can define a brand new year!

 
 
 
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MICHELE'S PUMPKIN-SPICED BRAIN FOOD LATTE

  • 1 standard brew of your favorite Nespresso coffee (Original or Vertuo), a double espresso press or substitute with 5 oz. strongly brewed French Press coffee.
  • 2 Tbsp. MCT Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage (I like Silk Coconut-Almond blend)
  • 2 Squirts liquid Stevia sweetener
  • A dash of B's Pumpkin Spice Blend (recipe below)
    • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
      2 teaspoons ground ginger
      2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
      1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice...
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HUE+Food : Slow-cooker Coconut Curry Chicken

hue+food Jan 12, 2017

So, I made this post on Instagram and the crowd went wild wanting to know my recipe for slow-cooked Coconut Curry Chicken. So I will share it. I also thought I would use the opportunity to talk about color in food and how it plays such a role in helping us enjoy our culinary adventures because it's the first impression of what we are about to eat!

My mom always taught me that we eat with our eyes first.  Pretty food is good food.  So I use color theory whenever possible to dress up even my weekday meals.

For this yummy, warming dish, the Mustard yellow of the curry is the splash of predominant color on the plate so to make this even more appetizing, I used complimentary colors to create more interest.  

The Leaf green of the cilantro is complimentary to the Mustard yellow.

And the Red-Orange red of the red peppers is a primary color with the yellow. They all go! And the plate looks so appealing.

Color theory is a huge part of helping our eyes decide if...

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