Sharing a few bits from Christmas that I’m so excited for!
I was very fortunate and received lots of things I’ve been swooning over this year, from my loved ones. I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and create some new recipes for you all. I have lots of fun props for my photos. Including a sneaky new lens, yay!
Thug Kitchen Cookbook
My sweet brother got me this and I’m already inspired by it. I’ve flipped through it a couple times, read a few recipes, but I’m going to read it throughly later this week.
I’ve noticed there are a bit of asian dishes, which makes me very happy. I love everything summer rolls and pad thai. Can’t wait to try out some of these and let you all know what I think.
Disclaimer, if you’re not a fan of swearing – then I wouldn’t recommend purchasing this. If it doesn’t phase you, or you can look past it then I’d recommend it.
Hammered Condiment Bowl + Scoop
How gorgeous is this bowl?! I absolutely adore the look of hammered metal. The texture is absolutely beautiful, especially the detailing around the edge.
I can’t wait to use this in a future recipe as a prop, I think it will look beautiful in photos! (gift from my grandma <3)
Canon 24-105mm Lens
I’ve made it my mission to add a new lens to my collection once a year. It’s rather pricey, but I know the investment pays for itself in due time. I had been eyeing this lens after having the opportunity to play with it on my sister’s camera.
Luckily, she actually found a white box special on it that was about 40% off. Which means instead of it arriving in the typical black box, this comes in a basic white box because it was apart of a camera body set but was separated. So they pass on the savings to you. But it’s absolutely perfect and I’m already in love with it!
You can probably sense a theme here, I’m a fan of things made from wood. I just gravitate towards rustic pieces, like vintage mason jars too. I find it all so beautiful when combined.
My grandma actually found these somewhere, no two are alike and I really love that aspect. Each one is completely unique and beautiful in a new way. I can’t wait to set these out and start using them.
Carved Owl Spatula
If you know me, then you know I LOVE owls. I think my obsession started about 4-5 years ago. They’re such gorgeous creatures.
So everyone knows, when in doubt to get me something with an owl on it and I’ll love it. Plus, this is a kitchen tool so that’s a bonus!
The detailing in this is amazing, I love the owls little face and the adorable acorns. I believe my grandma found this at World Market – aka the store I give all my money to haha.
Handmade Veggie Tea Towel
This beauty was a gift from my wonderful designer, Kat Marshello. She helped me redesign my entire brand, plus she’s an incredible friend and I’m honored to work with her.
This tea towel is hand stamped, another rustic element to add to my collection. I think this will be in tons of recipe post photos! It’s the perfect pop of my favorite color, green and I couldn’t ask for a more personal and thoughtful gift. It embodies my whole brand/lifestyle – Plant Strong Vegan.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday, know matter what you celebrate or believe in. I also hope you had lots of yummy food and spent some quality time with your loved ones.
Thank you all so much for the well wishes, love and support this year. I’m so touched by this beautiful community <3