EAT x MAKE // Lots of Superfood “Bowl” Food + Meal Prepping

I was really diligent in meal prepping this week and trying to eat healthier. Quick tidbit on what happened: I actually haven’t been able to exercise and work out lately due to ankle/foot pain. I finally went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Achilles tendonitis and tendonitis in both inner/outer ankles on my right foot.

I have been banned from running and hiking. I’m on rest until the excruciating pain in the morning in my heel and calf cease.. ice has been helping a little. I always thought doing heel drops and stretching out my calves would help, but I learned from my PT that it’s actually harming me– my achilles is overstretched right now and I need to focus on stopping the inflammation FIRST.. before moving into exercises. No weight bearing exercises.

Anyways, this means I’ll be trying to do more swimming. I tried rowing and biking and although it doesn’t hurt my Achilles as much… it hurts my ankle tendonitis. It’s so frustrating! So I did a lot of research and read about certain superfoods that might help with my healing (like collagen and Vitamin E!).

Here goes some food for this week. An acai coconut smoothie with cacao nibs on top. I used triple berry frozen fruit blend and coconut milk.
acai coconut smoothie

Honey sesame tofu with roasted veggies & sweet potatoes over cauliflower rice and topped with avocado. I roast everything all on the first day and put everything in separate containers.. and just scoop to make bowls.
tofu sweet potato cauliflower rice buddha bowl
Roasted peppers and spicy sausage scramble. Also with avocado on top (duh).
sausage pepper scrambled egg with avocado

Shitake/button mushroom & bok choy udon with mushroom broth.
shitake mushroom bok choy udon dashi base
Jasmin tea latte with mashed strawberries (for the beautiful pink color) with rose petals.
rose jasmine latte with rose petals
Finally got around to doing this project. I dyed some kitchen towels last week and now lettered some cute food sayings on them! Heres the pink ‘nom nom’ one. hand lettering calligraphy kitchen tea towels DIY

EAT x MAKE // Belated Valentine’s Day Celebration

You know what? I had a belated Valentine’s Day celebration. It was actually a birthday, Valentine’s Day, and anniversary celebration all thrown in together. But it actually doesn’t even matter what the occasion was– this was one of the most fun things I’ve done.

It took a little planning and time to bake up most all the goodies, but once that was all aside, throwing a tea party is really a cinch. You could really buy little treats at your local store too, if you don’t have the time to bake. (I recommend Trader Joes!)

I made:
– strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting topped with fresh fruit (baked them 2 weeks ago and froze them– still super moist!).
-blueberry orange zest scones (doubled up on the orange zest!!!)
-Earl Grey shortbread cookies
-lemon dill cucumber finger sandwiches
-roasted bell pepper bleu cheese roast beef finger sandwiches

My boyfriend made:
-tomato ham finger sandwiches
-tomato lettuce turkey finger sandwiches

We bought:
-macarons (TJs)
-tart, eclair, cannoli (Whole Foods)

We made:
-London Fog lattes (Earl Grey)
-Bliss Tea (Peppermint Tea Latte)

My mom joined in on the fun too, and we ended up cutting everything you see into even smaller portions so that we could taste test everything! It was such a fun experience and definitely cost far less than going to a tea party place!

tea party high tea finger sandwiches scones fruit pastries patisserie
What are your favorite tea party treats? Do share! 🙂
Ann