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Long Island Beach Bungalow

Today I’m sharing this très chic beach house located on Long Island, NY.  It’s a 70’s bungalow located right on the water and I love how the owners used a navy and white color theme throughout!  Also did I mention the super cute Adirondack chairs??  Check it out:

Long Island Beach Bungalow

Crazy in love with this wallpaper choice!!

Long Island Beach Bungalow

Long Island Beach Bungalow

Eyeing that bench!

Long Island Beach Bungalow

and those views!

Long Island Beach Bungalow

Long Island Beach Bungalow

I love how the sunflowers make this room really pop

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Long Island Beach Bungalow

I love these chairs! They remind me of the ones in french cafes.

Long Island Beach Bungalow

The cuteness is real!!!

Long Island Beach Bungalow

 

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Cauliflower Falafel

My Meatless Monday recipe for Cauliflower Falafel is super easy to make!  Which is mostly due to the fact that we are not grinding anything up and rolling it into small falafel balls, instead we’re leaving the cauliflower whole and covering with seasoning.  Sooo much easier and takes a lot less time but it tastes the same!  Scroll down for the recipe and pics:

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cauliflower Falafel

  • 1 package pita bread, this recipe also works well over a bowl of rice

Cauliflower:

  • 1 head of cauliflower chopped
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3 tsp coriander
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • black pepper to taste

 

Chickpeas:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

 

Sauce:

  • 1 cup yogurt of your choice
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, minced
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

*Note:  If you’d like to skip the sauce, you can always buy some hummus instead

 

Optional Toppings:

  • fresh parsley
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cauliflower Falafel

 

  1. Preheat oven to 425′
  2. Chop up the cauliflower and season/oil in a bowl.  Spread on a baking sheet.
  3. Prepare the chickpeas by draining the can, rinse, and pat dry with a towel.  Mix chickpeas in a bowl with oil/salt and set aside.
  4. Roast cauliflower for 10 minutes then add chickpeas and roast together for an additional 15 minutes.
  5. While everything is roasting in the oven, mix your sauce together.
  6. Spoon out sauce onto pita bread and place roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on top.  Top with parsley for extra flavor.

*Note:  This recipe is delicious with chopped cucumbers and tomatoes

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cauliflower Falafel

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cauliflower Falafel

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Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

This little beach house on the Amalfi Coast hits all the right spots in a big way!  The interior design of the beach house is kept light and open, punctuated with wicker vases and sea creatures.  Oh yeah, and did I mention the views?!!  Get ready to fall in love, as this beach house is chiseled into a cliff overlooking the sea.

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

I love the woven shades used throughout the home

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

& all the open shelving!

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

Get ready for the views!

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

Petite bedroom located upstairs overlooks the sea from above the tree line.

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

lobstaaahhh!

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

This sweet little outdoor space with tree and hammock

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

You can’t beat those views!

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

Now we head down to the pool

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

More views!

Amalfi Coast Beach House Tour

I love how beach lovers know no bounds when it comes to building homes seaside! “Oh what’s that? A super dangerous and rocky cliff, yeah we can chisel into that and build you a beach house no problem”.

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Curry Tofu Bowl

It’s been sooo cold outside lately!  So I wanted to share a meatless Monday recipe that warms me up.  My Curry Tofu Bowl is delicious, piping hot and you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like.  It’s also gluten-free if you sub the soy sauce for coconut aminos.  Scroll down for the recipe and yummy pics!

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Curry Tofu Bowl

 

For the dish:

  • 1 block super firm tofu
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 cup of left-over rice (optional)

For the sauce:

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp curry paste (color of your choice, I used yellow)
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos for GF
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • handful of fresh basil leaves (optional)

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Curry Tofu Bowl

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Curry Tofu Bowl

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425′.
  2. Peel and chop your sweet potato into cubes.  Mix 1/2 tbsp of avocado oil with sweet potato and lay out on a baking sheet.
  3. Chop your broccoli and mix with 1/2 tbsp of avocado oil and set aside on a separate baking sheet.  When oven has preheated, put only the sweet potato in for 35 – 40 minutes.  At the 20 minute mark, put the broccoli into the oven, that way the potatoes and broccoli will come out of the oven at the same time.
  4. Dice the tofu and heat 3 tbsp of avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Once the oil is heated, place the tofu in for about 1 minute on each side or until browned.  Remove tofu from oil and set aside.
  5. Add the remaining sauce ingredients (except for the cilantro and basil) and bring to a simmer.  Stir occasionally and let cook for 12 – 15 minutes.
  6. When the sweet potato and broccoli come out of the oven, add all your ingredients into a bowl (including the cilantro and basil) and pour the curry sauce on.  Now you’re ready to eat!

 

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Love this Kenny Chesney quote.  Forever dreaming about getting away…

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Beach-Up Your Home

Today I’m going to walk you through step-by-step how to beach-up your home.  Even if you don’t live by the sea, it’s super easy to get that breezy beach vibe flowing through your house.  Chances are, if you’re anything like me, you already have a lot of the elements needed for a coastal design.  It’s just all about how you put the look together and finish everything off!

How to Beach-Up Your Home

Let’s start with fabrics. Using more natural fibers like linen and wicker around your home can make it feel more connected to nature i.e. the sea

How to Beach-Up Your Home

Incorporate sea shells as trinket dishes on coffee tables or in bookcases.

How to Beach-Up Your Home

Bring in the scent of the sea through coastal soaps, candles and essential oil diffusers.

How to Beach-Up Your Home

Weathered wood fits perfectly into a beach home and it’s super easy to distress a piece you already have with some white wash and sand-paper.

How to Beach-Up Your Home

The bedroom is another great place to add more natural fabrics, a linen throw and simple striped pillows add just the right touch.

How to Beach-Up Your Home

How to Beach-Up Your Home

If your beach home doesn’t have beach views, consider adding beach prints instead!

How to Beach-Up Your Home

Soft blue hues on cabinets offer reminders of the sea

How to Beach-Up Your Home

Now let’s take a look at the outside of your home. If you’ve got room for outdoor seating make sure you take advantage of it!

How to Beach-Up Your Home

A cozy spot in the shade, surrounded by plants and still maintaining that breezy-beach vibe through striped pillows and wicker seating.

How to Beach-Up Your Home

Dutch doors and weathered stoops feel super coastal. If you rent or are afraid to saw your door in half, don’t worry! Just add a beachy doormat and some plants to beach-up your entrance.

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Strawberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I don’t know about you, but this holiday always makes me want to open up some bubbly!!  That’s why I’m sharing my super easy to make Strawberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe.  It takes next to no-time and is absolutely delicious!  You can use fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe.  If you use fresh (like I did) you’ll be able to make cute little garnish hearts with them.  The downside to using fresh strawberries is that you still have to freeze them to get the full effect of the drink.  OR you could just buy both.  And in case you were looking for something yummy to eat with this delicious cocktail, it pairs well with my Sea Salt Chocolate Donut Recipe.  Grab my strawberry cocktail recipe below and have a lovely holiday:

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe

 

  • strawberries – frozen, fresh or both
  • champagne or prosecco

 

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • If you used fresh strawberries, set some aside for your garnish.  Take the rest of your strawberries and chop the greenery off the top and freeze.  It does not take long to freeze strawberries, I think I left them in the freezer for about 2 hours.
  • Blend frozen strawberries with champagne/prosecco.  There is no wrong ingredient proportion!  You want to get tipsy?  Add more champagne!  You love strawberries with all your heart?  Add more strawberries!  I promise it will taste good, no matter what.

 

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe

 

 

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe

 

photos via Pinar Kucuk and Heather Gill

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