Thursday, September 1, 2011

eat; fruit salad with banana chia pudding

As most of you know, I've been in New York staying with friends over this last week. I must admit to having a little panic attack about the idea of not being able to make my green smoothies for breakfast! I even considered buying a blender and leaving it behind at my friends place, just so I could keep up my morning ritual! 

It was a ridiculous idea and I did eventually talk myself out of it. I decided to change up my breakfast and settle for a more 'travel friendly' breaky. A banana chia pudding served with a fruit salad. I have been having this every morning and it is yum and easy to make!

What you need;
2 Tbls chia seeds
3/4 coconut water, filtered water, almond milk, soya milk or whatever liquid tickles your fancy.
1 banana
1 cup of fruit salad made from your favourite fruits.
Handful of your favourite nut, soaked

Place the chia seeds into a bowl and pour the coconut water over them. Stir and set aside while you cut up the fruit for the salad. Let the seeds soak for at least 5 minutes. 

Add banana to the chia seeds and mash with the back of a fork. Stir through into the chia pudding.

Add your fruit salad and stir through. Top with your favourite nuts.

Vola! A healthy and appetizing breaky for when you're on the run!

You can be totally creative with this breaky adding raw cocoa nibs or shredded coconut, dried fruits or fresh mint. Change it up and enjoy!

Buon Appetito!

pink; hare swing

I have limited internet right now so no real blabbering is going to happen today on eatpinklove. Apologies in advance :0(

This work titled Hare Swing was created in 2010 by Adam McEwen who is a New York based artist. It is made of fiberglass, lacquer and rope. McEwen's work has been discribed as turning the banal into poetic interventions, disorientating the viewer's perception in a novel way.

When looking at this work, I can't help but think of Alice In Wonderland. It's as if the ending of the story was turned into a satisfying and revengeful win for Alice, who followed the hare down the rabbit hole. The victory of being able to swing on the dead rabbit is her own personal achievement for being lead astray by it.

I cannot help but try and imagine how I would feel swinging on this object. Swinging instigates feelings of euphoria, freedom and youthfullness, but I cannot imagine experiencing this if I were to swing on this fiberglass hare. It is the point I suppose. McEwen does a wonderful job with this work to twist our own prescribed feelings towards an act that is ingrained in us from childhood and twists it so we can re-examine where that is actually coming from. 

I do love this work, even if it does churn my stomach a little. I would have to be standing infront of it to really answer the question "Would I actually swing on this hare?' Not sure if I would, but that is exactly what is asked of this work.

love; ten things i love this week

1. Being the photographer at one of my bff's wedding. What a great day! LOVE!!!

2. Champagne! How great is it to drink bubbles when celebrating with friends a milestone in life.?!?!? LOVE!

3. Having a hurricane party during New York City's 'hurricane'. Seems like everyone was doing the same here! It was an anti-climax but fun preparing for it. Check out this 'ehow' on partying after hurricane season. LOVE!

4. Hanging out with old friends and making new ones. One of my friends households was hosting three British people, who we all bonded over during the hurricane party. I do love meeting new people whilst hanging out with old ones. LOVE!

5. Checking out new vegan cafe's and restaurants when in a new city. I've noticed alot more mock meat here on the East coast of the U.S than in the West. I'm not a huge fan of it but can appreicate the creative work that goes into it.

6. Bagel and cream cheese! How great is an 'everything' bagel with cream cheese?!?!? LOVE!

7. One of my friends brought my attention to this pair of shoes during the week...SERIOUSLY!!!! I WANT!!!! Check out the complete range here. LOVE!

8. Fresh juice! I'm not a huge fan of juicing but as I am away from my friend the blender, juicing has become a very familiar acquaintance! LOVE!

9. The village feel of New York. I do love walking to the grocery store, having a drink at the local and catching trains to where I'm going. This city is definitely user friendly. LOVE!

10. Visiting the carousels of New York. What an amazing history and experience really! LOVE!