Wednesday, May 22, 2013

lace-trim shorts & cauliflower crust pizza

This DIY is pretty simple - taking some plain jean shorts and adding a little accessory to it. :)

2 feet lace/trim
cut off shorts
needle and thread

Cut the lace into two pieces that will be used as the trim to your shorts.

Pin lace onto the shorts and sew with needle and thread.

Yay! :)

2 cups of cauliflower
2 eggs
1 cup of almond meal 
1 tbsp coconut oil

1. Preheat oven 450 degrees 
2. Steam cauliflower until soft and mash in food processor or with a fork into small pieces
2. Combine eggs, coconut oil, and almond meal with mash cauliflower 
3. Form pizza shape and bake in oven for 12-14 mins or  until edges are brown

Take the pizza crust out and add your desire pizza toppings (I mixed 2 tbsp of Italian seasoning into the tomato sauce then add bacon, mushrooms, and two eggs on top) then bake for another 5-10 mins. 

Sorry no picture of this yummy pizza. =/

Thanks for joining me today! :)

<3, phu

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tart to Dye For

This might be the tastiest thing I've made in a really long time. I shared it with the Mushroom Lady, and she actually ate it... ALL! Usually, she asks a bunch of questions, takes a few bites, and hides it somewhere in her van, I'm sure to dispose of later. I'll definitely be making this one again... and sharing with the Mushroom Lady.

Caramelized Onion & Cauliflower Tart
I followed this recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but used a pre-made shell.
I suggest pre-baking the shell a bit before adding the innards to avoid a soggy bottom.

Crochet Dress Turned Ombre Skirt
A while back, I bought a crochet dress that shrunk in the wash... or maybe it was just a tunic to begin with? (That's how long it's been since I wore it.) So I decided to update it with some dye, a pair of scissors, and a hidden zipper. No tutorial for this one, guys. My mom would cry if she saw how messy my sew job was. This is definitely a project to revisit.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

cauliflower mac

i love a good mac and cheese, but sometimes the carb overload can make me lethargic for days, so i decided to check out an alternative.  i've done cauliflower mash, so why not cauliflower mac. it was super easy, and oh so delicious!

Cauliflower Mac [serves 4-6]

  • head of cauliflower florets
  • olive oil, enough to coat the cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • half onion chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups shredded cheese, you're choice (cheddar, gruyere, etc)
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. toss cauliflower florets in olive oil, salt, and pepper, just to coat.  spread on a baking pan, and pop in the over for about 40 mins
  3. melt butter over medium heat, add onions and saute for about 4-5 minutes, until tender
  4. add flour and whisk for about 1 minute
  5. whisk milk into pot, add cayenne and nutmeg
  6. when the milk flour mix has thickened add cheese in 1 cup increments and melt
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  8. remove cauliflower dish, turn oven to 425 degrees
  9. mix cheese mixture into your baking dish of roasted cauliflower, and return to oven for about 10-15 minutes, just to brown the top.
  10. serve immediately.
Hope you enjoy this healthy take on mac n cheese! Enjoy!

<3 roe [a roesy life]

DIY: tulle skirt

there's this scene of Friends, S2E1, where Rachel is waiting at the airport for Ross to return from China, and she sees him deplane with Julie.  well there's this wrap around skirt that she's wearing, that i have always been in love with!  that scene inspired me for this DIY project and dresses/skirts that are much too short.

i probably have a handful of dresses that i don't want to get rid of b/c who knows, maybe i'll be going to vegas to, or to a club!  they're still in good condition, and could be appropriate for other occasions if they were just a tad bit longer.

so i went to Joann's, picked up about 10 yards of tulle, 5 yards in platinum, and 5 yards in black, and 2 yards of a silver ribbon.

i left the tulle folded in half, the way it comes on the bolt, then folded the tulle width wise and cut down the length, creating 2 panels of platinum tulle.  i did the same with the black tulle.  line up the tulle, in alternating colors (if you decide to use multiple colors). the top of the skirt will be the tulle that is still folded, the way it was on the bolt (you should have 4, b/c we didn't cut this fold), and the bottom portion of the skirt will have 8 layers. i hope that made sense.
pardon my binder clip, i didn't have any straight pins available
taking a sewing needle and thread and make a straight stitch across the width of the tulle, i started the stitch approx 2 inces away from the top.  once that is done, i put the skirt, with the needle still hanging from the thread around my waist, and scrunched up the tulle, until i had my desired skirt width.  i then closed the stitch.  i didn't want the skirt to close completely, but to still open up gently in the middle front, so you can see the dress underneath depending on how you move.

next to add the ribbon, this was a little more difficult then i thought it was, b/c of the scrunching, but i used a simple stitch to sew my ribbon on to the tulle, right over the straight stich. leave enough of the ends to tie your skirt off.  lastly even out your bottom hem, by just taking some scissors to it.
 and i was finally done! this project probably takes about 30-60mins depending on your skills.  it actually took me a lot longer b/c of trial and error, and b/c i had to pull apart the tulle a couple of times.  however, i'm happy that i didn't give up.

thanks for stopping by! if i've inspired you, share your creation! :)

if you have any questions about the tulle skirt, feel free to leave a comment.

<3 roe [a roesy life]