Jun 3, 2010

Le Pain Quotidien

What a lovely breakfast...
Just as simple as delicious!

southwestern black bean burger

Southwestern black bean burger
(adapted from The Kitchen Sink)
2 cans of black beans
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 T cumin
1 T chili powder
1/4 t chipotle powder
1/4 t cayenne powder
a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce (optional)
1/2 t salt
3 T greek low-fat yogurt (or soy yogurt or soy milk + vinegar)
3/4 c oat bran
1/4 c wheat germ
1 T ground flax seeds
1/4 c cilantro
1 lime, juiced
3 T olive oil
8 hamburger buns, warmed
In a blender or food processor, blend together 1 can of beans, garlic, yogurt and spices. When that’s blended, dump into a bowl along with the remaining can of beans, oat bran, wheat germ, flax, cilantro and lime. Stir everything with a wooden spoon until you reach a consistency that is enables you to form patties. Too soft? Add in more oat bran. Too stiff? Add in a bit of water. Shape patties into 8 burgers and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a skillet over med-high heat and brown each side, about 3 minutes per side or until slightly crispy. Want to top each burger with a slice of cheese? Do so and pop in the oven along with the burger buns until melted. Top with salsa and guacamole.

Jun 2, 2010

Paris I miss your colors...

Reulf from Charlesque on Vimeo.

Fun style shots from Swedish wallpaper company DecorMaison

DecorMaison featured their collection in September, called Oas (Oasis in English). The collection is designed by textile designer, Teija Bruhn where nature has always been a major inspiration for her and for this collection. Graphic flowers in colorful composition dominate the designs intended to create peace and quiet in one's personal space.

Ivan Puig, Unsinkable art

These artworks deeply inspired me somehow...
This drowning art serie is eye catching and almost surrealist .
crecimientos artificiales and hasta las narices

Jun 1, 2010

The Trendy Little Boxes to Sleep in

It seems that everything in this economic downturn is getting smaller...
Just like these little pods where we can sleep in...

Merus Winery, Napa Valley

This is the place to be for th super fine wine lovers :)  

Welcome to Merus, a "designer" winery like no other. Located in the Napa Valley in California, Merus looks more like a Michelin-starred restaurant than your average cellar-door retail outlet. Exposed beams are the only nod to the past in this interior design strategy, which is thoroughly modern with a hint of Californian warmth.

Scandinave Les Bains Vieux - Montreal

Scandinave Les Bains Vieux

Well, for my well-being sake, I will sacrifice everything to be there right now...lol

Scandinave Spa is located in Old Montreal and close to the Old Port, the 12,000-square-foot spa is the first urban undertaking of the Scandinaveteam, spearheaded by Benoît Berthiaume, co-founder and executive VP of the Gestion Rivière du Diable group.

Occupying the ground floor of a restored former warehouse, Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal’s setting is less intimate than the rural settings of the first two Scandinave spas. The first corporate spa opened in 1999 in the log-and-stone cabin country of Mont Tremblant’s ski hills in Quebec, and the first franchise opened in 2006 in the Blue Mountain ski hills of Collingwood, Ontario.


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