gwyneth paltrow

dark chocolate bark//iphone.

how beauteous is this?
and it's SOOOOOOO
bring in the kiddos
bring in the love fest
this is a fun family activity
in the kitchen!
this is super good for you
in terms of candy makin'

dark chocolate bark
(inspired by it's all good)
14 oz. of good quality dark chocolate
(i love green & blacks 70% dark bars)
i used 4 bars for a small baking sheet
roughly chopped//sliced almonds
coconut flakes//goji berries
pistachios//maldon sea salt
as for measurement i just put how
much i wanted on each pan

*rock it*
line baking sheet with parchment paper
i place a bit of oil on baking pan
spread it around & then place paper on it
so that the paper will stick nicely down into pan
(no fighting with the paper and the melted chocolate!)
bring a pot of water to a boil 
place chocolate into a glass bowl
& set it over the pot
i like to stir the chocolate
with a wooden spatula/spoon
while its melting
it can be very grounding
stir until it's completely melted
pour into your baking pan
then go at it with your toppings
sprinkle them any which way you like
put the pan in the freezer for about 15 - 30 minutes
so it has time to set and you can break it apart
to eat immediately or put it in fridge in an air tight container!

this is such a great gift or a sweet to have at the ready
super doable & fun for everyone

i hope you will try this and tell me what you think
click into the blog & let me know in the comment section
what do you think about the iphone experiment? 
will you tell me in the comments too? this is the first time i have 
used my iphone for a full post! i would love to know your thoughts!

the next miracle is
there will be special
happenings for this one!
july 26th//10 - 1pm//$100
rsvp soon//we are almost full

summer in a ball jar//white peach & ginger.

the old me: who has time to
make a summer drink?
you (& the old me): not me
the new me: we have time now!
this is so delicious!
it's summer in a ball jar!
you: wow, ok, love it.
(or maybe that's you and me)

white peach& ginger
(inspired by it's all good)

3 cups water
1/2 cup raw honey
(i think this was buckwheat or avocado)
2 1/2 pounds white peaches*
(about 8/no pits/chopped)
2" knob of fresh ginger

*fire away*
put everything in a medium sized pot
on high heat//bring to a boil//
turn off & cover pot
let it cool to room temp
puree in blender
here is where it gets tricky
the recipe calls for straining
which is not an RM//julesy thing to do
(who has the freakin' time!!!!)
i just want to make something
in the two precious minutes i have
sound familiar? 
so i did try to sieve this beyatchie
but it was taking FOREVAH
so i drank it as is
which was so so so good
a little thicker than intended
(and frothy) but the taste was delightful
it's gotta be over ICE!

it really did feel like the summer
vibration hit me in a whole new way
i want to know your special summer drinks
& if you make this recipe will you share it with us?
click into the blog & comment

*if you are close to the hollywood farmers market
go to ken's stand...his stone fruit are the best.
mango nectarines & white peaches are out
right now & they are incredible!
so lucky to be blessed with the best.*

avocado cucumber soup.


i am so excited to share this 
green love fest with you!
why? because....
1. we are building your summer soup 
archive of EASY beauty (blender) soups
2. it's a perfect julesy recipe: 
throw it ALL in - blend - eat!
3. it's so DELICIOUS!
4. oh and everyone can eat it
(you don't need teeth ;)
it's a win*win*win with LOVE.

chilled avocado cucumber soup*
2 english cucumbers//peeled//seeded//chopped
2 haas avocados//scooped out or chopped
3 limes//zest & juice
1 teaspoon of salt

*mix it up*
put all of the above in the blender
turn it on & up
it's thick like a pudding
or mousse and so so good
for a moment i thought maybe
i should add water b/c of the thickness
but i grew (in about 1 second) to LOVE it

i feel like this would be a beautiful addition to 
salmon, shrimp or scallops maybe with
some mango & an entire island vacation!
*this soup/mousse/pudding is ALL about the
sourcing of the food! find the tastiest, freshest,
grown with love produce so that your soup
tastes amazingxxxx

this recipe is inspired by gwyneth
paltrow's latest cookbook 'it's all good'

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