Foodie Alert! Fancy Food Show Favorites

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a good week. I’m taking a break from my usual Friday link roundup today and talking about some amazing food I tried recently.

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Fancy Food Show here in New York. The show is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event and featured over 180,000 products (confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, and more) and more than 2,400 exhibitors from around the world. Needless to say, I was pretty excited to be to be there!

While I was there, I tried tons of unique and interesting foods and was able to learn about some great companies. It really was awesome, if a bit overwhelming! There were definitely some trends – lots of organic/non-GMO products, foods infused with lavender, beef jerky, and flavored syrups to name a few – that I’ll be looking for on my local shelves.

Today I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite products from the show. Believe me, it was really hard to narrow this list down after trying so many wonderful foods! Fancy Food Show Favorites | Hello Little Home #SpecialtyFoods Continue reading

Easy Striped Nail Art

My latest Julep Maven Box arrived a couple weeks ago, and I fell in love with the two nail polish colors that I received: Tamara, a lipstick red, and Lorenzana, a taupey-gray. Both colors look great on their own, as well as together.

I decided to experiment a little and combined the two colors for some easy striped nail art.

Easy Striped Nail Art | Hello Little Home #Manicure #NailPolishThis is about as simple as nail art can get. So even if you are nail polish-challenged like me, I’m confident that you can do it.

I have lots of polish, so I decided to use some other colors, too. Are you ready to get started?

Easy Striped Nail Art: Supplies | Hello Little Home #Manicure #NailPolishHere’s what you’ll need:

  • base coat
  • top coat
  • neutral nail polish
  • 1 or more shades of nail polish for the stripes
  • manicure clean up pen and/or orange stick
  • tape

Easy Striped Nail Art: Choosing Colors | Hello Little Home #Manicure #NailPolishLeft to right: Color Club Hot Tropics, Ruffian Fox Hunt, Julep Tamara, Essie Sunday Funday, Essie Tart Deco, Color Club Reign in Spain (part of a set), Piggy Polish All That Glitters; Front: Julep Lorenzana

I test a number of colors on a piece of white paper, so I could see what worked best together. I chose to use five different colors for my stripes, but this manicure would look just as pretty with one color.

Start by covering your nails with your base coat (I love Orly Bonder) and then paint your nails with a couple coats of your neutral color. The polish should completely cover your nails. Use your nail polish clean up pen or orange stick to fix any mistakes, and then wait for your nails to dry before starting on the next step.

I’m impatient, so I added a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to speed the drying process up.Easy Striped Nail Art: Base Coat | Hello Little Home #Manicure #NailPolishOnce your nails are dry, add two strips of tape to each nail, leaving a narrow gap open between the strips. I used painter’s tape, but transparent tape (the kind used for wrapping gifts) would also work.

Note: I went a little crazy with the tape! You just need enough to cover your nails.

Easy Striped Nail Art: Apply Tape | Hello Little Home #Manicure #NailPolishChoose one of your stripe colors and paint a thin layer right over the tape. Easy Striped Nail Art: Apply Polish | Hello Little Home #Manicure #NailPolishRemove the tape and admire your stripe.

Easy Striped Nail Art: Remove Tape | Hello Little Home #Manicure #NailPolishRepeat this process on your remaining nails. Finish your manicure by adding a top coat.

Easy Striped Nail Art | Hello Little Home #Manicure #NailPolishThat’s it! I have to admit that I was pretty impressed with myself when I finished this easy striped nail art. Give it a try … it’s such a subtle way to add a little extra fun to your manicure!

Have you ever attempted nail art?

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Balsamic Cherry Sauce + How to Pit a Cherry

I have been obsessed with cherries lately. It all started with a sale at my local Whole Foods: $1.99/pound! That’s about a third less than usual, so I grabbed two big bags. I’ve snacked on countless fresh cherries since then and done a little baking, too. They are so sweet, and I just can’t get enough.

My love of cherries started early. I grew up near Door County, Wisconsin, which is known for its cherry orchards. My mom took my sister and I cherry picking every summer, and it was always something I looked forward to. I’m sure I ate more than I picked most years!

This Balsamic Cherry Sauce was inspired by an upside-down cake I baked recently. It was made with cherries cooked in butter and brown sugar with a touch of balsamic vinegar. So good!

Balsamic Cherry Sauce | Hello Little Home #caramel #dessertYou are going to love this Cherry Balsamic Sauce! It’s basically a thin caramel sauce with cherries added. The balsamic vinegar adds an extra layer of flavor that complements the tart cherries perfectly.

This sauce is best served warm and would be delicious over pancakes, pound cake, and other sweet treats. Personally, I love it over ice cream!

Keep reading after the recipe to learn how to pit a cherry and get a label for your sauce (it makes a great gift).

Balsamic Cherry Sauce

Yield: About 3 Cups

Balsamic Cherry Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • 4 cups cherries, pitted and halved

Instructions

  1. Place a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Add butter, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and salt.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and everything is combined.
  4. Add cherries and stir to coat.
  5. Raise heat and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer until cherries are tender and sugar is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Serve warm over ice cream, cake, or pancakes.

Notes

- This sauce is very thin. If you'd like a thicker sauce, try adding a little cornstarch (1 - 2 tablespoons) along with the butter and sugar.
- Refrigerate unused sauce. Rewarm before serving.

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Balsamic Cherry Sauce | Hello Little Home #caramel #dessertBalsamic Cherry Sauce | Hello Little Home #caramel #dessertCherries can be a little tedious to prepare, but don’t let that stop you from making this Balsamic Cherry Sauce. My trick for pitting cherries gets it done in no time!

Here’s how to pit a cherry the easy way (without a special pitter):

You’ll need a cake decorating tip. Mine is a Wilton 12 round (affiliate link) and measures about 5/16-inch across the small end. The exact size doesn’t matter, but it should be slightly smaller than a cherry pit.

Remove the stem from your cherry. Place the cherry onto of the small end of the tip (stem-side down) and gently press down on the cherry. Cover the cherry with your hand as you do this to minimize cherry juice spraying everywhere. The tip will push the cherry pit right out.

How to Pit a Cherry | Hello Little HomeWant to give this Balsamic Cherry Sauce as a gift? Click the image below for a free label:

Balsamic Cherry Sauce Label | Hello Little Home #printable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your favorite seasonal fruit?

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Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week.

This was a very busy week. We had friends in town, and I didn’t have much time for blog reading. So I’m going to keep things short this week!

Here are my favorite posts from the week:

New York Skyline | Hello Little HomeNew York skyline view from the Staten Island Ferry.

I love Greek food, so this Greek Vegetable Casserole from Simple Living and Eating caught my attention right away.

Cherished Bliss has a great post on How to Make Citronella Candles. I could have used this a week ago … my legs are in a sad state!

This Rosemary and Lemon Infused Cake from Living the Gourmet is absolutely gorgeous.

How cute is this Instagram Paper Album from Simply Kelly Designs? She used a Silhouette to make hers, but I think you could make it without one.

Just looking at the photos of Brooklyn Farm Girl’s Jalapeno Cheese Wonton Poppers makes me hungry!

Real Food by Dad’s Tropical Tequila Sunrise Popsicles are the perfect cocktail substitute on a hot summer day!

What are you up to this weekend?

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P.P.S. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today … my favorite way to start the weekend:)

Peek into My Home

I’ve made a few changes around my apartment lately, so I though it would be fun to share a peek into my home through a few snapshots.

Peek into My Home | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #decor #apartmentThere’s been a problem corner – never before seen on Hello Little Home! – ever since I moved into this place. My husband and I have tons of books, art, photos, etc., and there just wasn’t a lot of room for them in this tiny apartment.

There’s a huge radiator that has stopped me from putting bookcases in this corner, which is what we really need. We’d talked about getting some shelves installed, but that’s a pricey addition for an apartment that we’re not sure how long we’ll live in. So everything has stayed in boxes for the most part. Like I said, it was a problem corner!

While I was visiting my sister a couple months ago, my husband took some of the books out of the boxes and stacked them on the radiator. I didn’t hate it (ha), so we kept it up.

Peek into My Home: Books and Photos | Hello Little Home #organizationI like how it looks, and it’s nice to have access to our books. If we were planning to stay in this apartment longer, then shelves would be a better option, but I’m happy for now.

One of my college paintings got displaced when the books came out, and I’m trying to figure out what to do with it.

Peek into My Home: Diner Painting | Hello Little HomeIt’s a copy of one of Ralph Goings’ diner paintings. Definitely not perfect, but I always liked it, and it’s hung in all of our apartments. We don’t have a wall for it here, and the glass was cracked in our move. I may just take it out of the frame, and then re-frame it later.

During that same visit to my sister, my husband also hung a bunch of pictures and created a gallery wall over our TV.

Peek into My Home: Gallery Wall | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #decor #apartmentIt’s a little wonky and weirdly-spaced, so I’m planning to work on it soon. He included the mirror above, which is one of my all-time favorite thrift scores. I think I’m going to move it to our bedroom.

Sometimes changes aren’t planned! I bumped into my one bookcase a couple weeks ago, and broke a favorite elephant figurine and the bowl that held my mini rock collection.

Peek into My Home: Rock Collection | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #decor I like how the rocks look sitting out, so they may stay. They’re sitting on our photo albums. I make an album for each year, plus special trips. It’s a great way to get all our digital pics off the computer. I’m a few years behind on the albums at this point though … another project!

Remember the chalkboard magnets I made a couple months ago?

Peek into My Home: Chalkboard Magnets | Hello Little Home #DIYI still have them on our fridge. We went through a pizza phase a while ago, hence the pizza message from my husband. He also wrote one of my favorite requests, “More wine, please!” on another magnet … ha ha.

My kitchen hasn’t really made much of an appearance here. It’s a super tiny, galley kitchen so space is at a premium. My spices are stored in an vintage crate above the microwave.Peek into My Home: Spice Storage | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #DecorThe crate says “Hillbilly”!

Moving back into the living room … I made some more bubble wands. I’ll let you know why soon (it’s a mystery!).

Peek into My Home: Bubble Wands | Hello Little Home #DIY #craft #bubblesAfter redoing my fireplace, I had to find a new place for my painting and ended up hanging it over the couch.

Peek into My Home: Painting over Couch | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #decorI’m happy with it for now. The wall was empty before, so it’s nice to have something filling the space.

One more pic! It’s my vintage globe.

Peek into My Home: Vintage Globe | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #decor #apartmentYou can see the books and a little of the ginormous radiator in the background.

That wraps up the tour for now! My apartment seems like it’s forever in transition, and it’s never felt “done.” I’ll have to do an official tour at some point though!

Have you made any changes to your home lately?

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Pack Your Bag! Everything You Need for the Beach

Have you been to the beach yet this summer? Unfortunately, I haven’t, but I’m hoping to rectify that soon!

Of course, I have already started to think about what I’ll wear and pack. A cute swimsuit and coverup are a must, plus a fun hat, sunglasses, sandals, and roomy tote. Depending on my mood, my style might veer preppy, flirty, or just plain old fun!

Here’s everything you need for the beach … there’s something for every style!

Everything You Need for the Beach | Hello Little Home #style #fashion #summerPreppy

Flirty

Fun

What is your beach style?

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Mexican Black Bean Wrap with Avocado & Tri-Color Slaw

The heat and humidity have officially settled in here, and I’ll pretty much do anything to avoid standing over a hot stove. Which means that I’m continually on the hunt for no cook summer recipes.

One thing I always love eating in summer is a delicious sandwich. They’re so easy to throw together, and you can really get creative with ingredients. After making my Chinese Chopped Salad last week, I had some leftover ingredients that I decided to turn into a sandwich.

The result is this Mexican Black Bean Wrap with Avocado and Tri-Color Slaw.

Mexican Black Bean Wrap with Avocado & Tri-Color Slaw | Hello Little Home #recipe #vegetarian #nocookThere’s no cooking required, making it the perfect recipe for these hot summer days we’re experiencing.

This Mexican Black Bean Wrap is filled with delicious mashed beans and avocado (no cheese necessary). I used those leftover ingredients to create a super tasty tri-color slaw. The crunchy slaw pairs perfectly with the creamy beans and avocado, and a tortilla holds everything together.

Try this recipe during your next heat wave or sooner!

Mexican Black Bean Wrap with Avocado & Tri-Color Slaw

Yield: 4 wraps

Mexican Black Bean Wrap with Avocado & Tri-Color Slaw

Ingredients

    For slaw:
  • 1/4 small cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • For beans:
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • For wrap:
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 large tortillas

Instructions

    Prepare slaw:
  1. Combine cabbage, carrots, red pepper, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Toss lightly.
  2. Cut lime in half. Slice one-half into four wedges. Set aside.
  3. Juice the other lime half. Add the juice to the vegetables, along with the olive oil, cumin, and salt.
  4. Mix slaw well. Set aside.
  5. Prepare black beans:
  6. Drain black beans lightly but do not rinse. Place them in a medium bowl.
  7. Add cumin, chili powder, and salt to the black beans. Using a potato masher, mash the beans and spices together until the beans are about 3/4 smashed.
  8. Stir beans well. Taste and add additional salt, if necessary. Set aside.
  9. Assemble wraps:
  10. Cut avocado in half and remove pit.
  11. Use a spoon to remove avocado from peel and then slice about 1/4-inch thick.
  12. Place one tortilla on a flat surface. Spread center of tortilla with 1/4 of the black beans.
  13. Top beans with 1/4 of the sliced avocado.
  14. Spoon 1/4 of the slaw over the avocado.
  15. Fold up tortilla like a burrito.
  16. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make four wraps.
  17. Serve wraps with lime wedges. Enjoy!

Notes

If your tortillas are stiff, microwave them for 15 seconds before assembling your wraps.

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Mexican Black Bean Wrap with Avocado & Tri-Color Slaw | Hello Little Home #recipe #vegetarian #nocookWhat is your favorite summer sandwich?

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Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week.

The past couple weeks have been really busy around here. I went to the Fancy Food Show, a trade event showcasing specialty foods. There were tons of things to try … almost too much. I’ll be sharing some of my favorites next week, and let me tell you, it’s been hard to narrow down!

This past week or so, I’ve been kitty-sitting again. I loved spending time in Brooklyn near our friends and hanging out with that mischievous cat. He likes to sleep during the day and then get up in the middle of the night. A lot of pouncing was involved and did not make for very good sleep … ha ha!

Here are some of my favorite links from the past couple weeks:

Purple Flowers in Brooklyn | Hello Little HomePretty flowers poking through a fence in Brooklyn.

I love a twist on a classic recipe, like these Spicy Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies from Running to the Kitchen.

Wit Wisdom and Food has some great Paleo and Whole 30 Links that are definitely worth checking out if you’re considering a diet change.

Make a Linen Gauze Wrap with The Purl Bee’s tutorial. It’s super easy and has a fun neon accent.

This Grilled Egg and Cheese from I Am a Food Blog is a souped up, cheesy version of toad in the hole (egg in a basket, etc.). Yum!

Rodney the Cat | Hello Little HomeRodney caught in the act!

One of my personal goals this year was to improve my photography. If you’re trying to do the same, don’t miss Brit + Co.’s 10 Tabletop Photography Tips.

Pinch of Yum’s Healthy Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos are making me seriously hungry.

Have you seen Woods of Bell Trees’ stunning DIY Otomi Stenciled Floor? It’s gorgeous!

If the photos of these Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Burrata and Cherry Tomatoes from The Londoner don’t make you hungry, I don’t know what will!

Snails | Hello Little HomeOur friend’s backyard was full of snails. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many in one place before!

Lovely Indeed’s DIY Shibori Dyed Placemats would be the perfect thing to dress up an outdoor table (or indoor for that matter).

Get fancy with your toast! Oh She Glows has an Ode to Toast that will make your mouth water.

Make a gorgeous DIY Gemstone Picture Frame with The Crafted Life’s tutorial.

Camille Styles’ Roasted Potato Salad with Fennel, Tomatoes, and Asparagus would make a brilliant summer meal.

Water Tower in Brooklyn | Hello Little HomeThe sun setting behind a water tower.

These Watercolor Luggage Tags (get the free printable!) from Design Sponge are stunning!

If you’re a brownie lover like me, check out these Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Smitten Kitchen … OMG!

How many of these 50 Essential Cult Novels (via Flavorwire) have you read?

Beers at Covenhoven in Brooklyn | Hello Little HomeRelaxing with some beers at Covenhoven, a cute little beer bar.

A few sales to keep you busy this weekend!

Pink Flowers in Brooklyn | Hello Little HomeFinally, celebrate summer with Design Love Fest’s Mango Limeade Cocktail (or make one of the other two options). Cheers!

What will you be up to this weekend?

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Get the Look: Jamie Chung

My style tends to lean toward preppy or traditional, but lately, I’ve been drawn to a more boho look … both in clothes and in my home.

Summer is the perfect time to embrace your bohemian side … even if it’s hidden deep inside like mine! Everything is more relaxed and colorful, and “style rules” can be flexed a bit, too.

When I saw this outfit on Jamie Chung, I knew I had to recreate it. It definitely has a boho flair, but all the piece have streamlined shapes. Perfect for my version of this laid-back style!

Get the Look: Jamie Chung | Hello Little Home #fashion #style1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9    Photo from People StyleWatch

Here’s how you can get the look, too:

  1. Pair a faded chambray shirt – tied at the waist – with a printed skirt. My favorite is this embroidered a-line mini, but I found a great knee-length knit version, too.
  2. Add a pair of strappy, lace-up sandals.
  3. Carry a red clutch. I love Rebecca Minkoff’s Marlowe Mini, which has a removable strap.
  4. Accessorize with gold jewelry and a boyfriend watch. Because the skirt is such a stand-out piece, keep your jewelry simple. I’d wear a pair of thumbprint studs (actually a set of three), link necklace, and classic Timex watch.
  5. Hide behind a pair of over-sized sunglasses. This tortoise shell pair is a steal at $12!

Are you a fan of boho style, too?

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Motivation Monday: Getting Back on Track + Chinese Chopped Salad Recipe

Today is the first Monday of July, and that means it’s time for another edition of my monthly series, Motivation Monday. For me, healthy living is all about motivation. It’s about finding the motivation to skip a second helping, go for a walk, or cook instead of ordering takeout . Each Motivation Monday features easy tips and a healthy recipe.

Last month, my goal was to lose weight. Easier said than done, right? Well, the month started off well, but then I got a little sidetracked. Oops.

So my goal for July is simply to get back on track. I’m also sharing a Chinese Chopped Salad recipe that is super delicious!

Motivation Monday: Getting Back on Track + Chinese Chopped Salad Recipe | Hello Little HomeMy plan last month was to:

  • Watch portion sizes.
  • Cut out unhealthy snacks.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Track my exercise and everything I eat.

I did okay with this some days, but I seemed to lose focus most afternoon. These are all important keys to losing weight, so I’ll continue to work on these things.

Weight loss is a long, slow process, and having smaller goals has always helped me maintain motivation. Starting today, I’m going to be doing this 30 day plank challenge.

Basically, this challenge takes you from a 20 second plank to a 5 minute plank in 30 days. There’s even an app for tracking progress. Let me know if you want to join me, and we can suffer through it together!

Motivation Monday + Chinese Chopped Salad | Hello Little Home #recipe #NoCook #vegetarianIf you’re trying to lose weight like me – or even if you’re not – this Chinese Chopped Salad is a great recipe.

It’s full of crunchy vegetables, sweet mandarin oranges, and savory baked tofu (sub your favorite protein if you’re not a tofu fan). Everything is tossed with a lightly sweetened soy vinaigrette and topped with sliced almonds for even more crunch. It’s so good!

Chinese Chopped Salad

Yield: 4 - 6 main dish servings

Chinese Chopped Salad

Ingredients

    For salad dressing:
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • For salad:
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, cut into thirds
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package baked tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 1 head romaine, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 small head of red cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

    Prepare salad dressing:
  1. Combine olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Assemble salad:
  4. Place peas, carrots, onions, tofu, romaine, red pepper, cabbage, cilantro, and Mandarin oranges in a large bowl.
  5. Pour salad dressing over vegetables and toss gently.
  6. Serve salad sprinkled with sliced almonds. Enjoy!

Notes

When purchasing tofu, look for "Asian" or "Thai" flavors. If you're not a fan of tofu, it can be left out or even replaced with chicken.

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Motivation Monday + Chinese Chopped Salad | Hello Little Home #recipe #NoCook #vegetarianMotivation Monday + Chinese Chopped Salad | Hello Little Home #recipe #NoCook #vegetarianHave you ever tried to lose weight? How did you maintain your motivation?

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