Recipe Roundup: Breakfast Grains

by Kate on March 27, 2015

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For many years I powered through the first eight hours of my day on nothing but coffee and meager snacks, and was always wondering why I felt achey, tired, cranky. I’ve only recently wised up, and now that I respect the role that breakfast plays in my daily life, I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with all the healthy options out there. Yet I have a confession to make—which is that when it comes to world of grains, I am a completely uninformed newbie. There’s more to it than cornflakes and Cheerios?

As my ignorance about whole grains is starting to lift, I want to celebrate with a roundup of amazing grain-based breakfast recipes. Oatmeal is of course delicious, but I never realized how many ways you can make granola: It is a culinary universe unto itself. And porridge? Millet? Spelt and amaranth and quinoa? So many options, and all remarkably easy to throw together with nut milks, spices, fruits, and nuts to make a nourishing, delectable morning meal. Breakfast, you’re blowing my mind.

{ Image above: Roasted Fig & Honey Millett Porridge via Fig & Honey }

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 { Superfood Granola with Homemade Almond-Macadamia Nut Milk via Dolly & Oatmeal }

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 { Coconut Cardamom Granola & Creamy Vanilla Pumpkin Seed Milk via Happy Hearted Kitchen }

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 { Three Grain Blend & Breakfast Porridge via Edible Perspective }

anthologymag-blog-recipe-roundup-breakfastgrains-5{ Seriously Super Cereal via My New Roots }

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Stella Maria Baer

by Joanna on March 26, 2015

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New Haven, Connecticut-based artist Stella Maria Baer may just be my new favorite painter. Her super-detailed paintings of moons, planets, and celestial bodies actually took my breath away when I first saw them.

A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Baer draws inspiration from her memory of the desert—”the lines, the color, the space.” Plus, with a background that includes assisting Titus Kaphar, it’s clear that Baer has a knack for creating the beautiful.

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 { Images via Stella Maria Baer }

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Leili Art & Design

by Joanna on March 25, 2015

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Ceramics have kind of always been my jam. There’s just something to be said for the heirloom qualities that a good tabletop piece possesses. These pieces from Leili Art & Design are right up my alley with their neutral tones and amazing surface texture.

Each wheel-thrown or hand-built stoneware piece is made in Leili Art & Design’s MIT studio, with some pieces having been exhibited across the U.S., Israel, and Australia. The ceramicist herself has a background in fine arts, including drawing and painting, and—interesting enough—was an apprentice to Kahlil Gibran.

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{ Images via Leili Art & Design }

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All Natural Skin Recipes

by Kate on March 24, 2015

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After numerous discussions with my fellow Anthology editors about spas over the years, I can safely say we’re all on board for a little self TLC from time to time. I was very excited to stumble upon this collection of skincare recipes on the site of Austin-based design and event-planning firm Camille Styles—a treasure trove of beautiful tidbits. At first glance these look like the makings for delicious snacks, but they are actually a series of homemade treatments for cleansing, toning, and hydrating your skin. They were created by Adina Grigore, author of Skin Cleanse and the creator S.W. Basics,  who believes that the best ingredients for beautiful skincare are the exact same ones needed to feed a healthy body. 

Adina’s philosophy is one of simplicity, and all the products in her line are comprised of five ingredients or less. What I love about these recipes is that they are cost effective—made up of kitchen staples easily found in grocery stores—but also gentle, chemical-free, and easy to throw together in a few minutes. I know I’ll be taking a quick trip to the market and setting aside a little time tonight for one of these yummy treatments … How about you? 

{ Image above: Calming Aloe Cleanser recipe via Camille Styles; photography by Chaunté Vaughn }

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 { Skin Feast Mask via Camille Styles; photography by Chaunté Vaughn }

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{ Pumpkin Pie Glow Mask via Camille Styles; photography by Chaunté Vaughn }

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Jackie M. Graham

by Joanna on March 23, 2015

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Hungry yet?? These watercolors from San Francisco-based artist Jackie M. Graham are sure to do the trick. Her food pieces veer toward the realism spectrum of things, which I totally love, particularly when it means elevating the pop-tart to artform status. Graham believes in bringing joy to her audience with “fun and quippy” artwork. The amount of detail Graham captures is truly remarkable—and definitely makes my mouth water.

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{ Images via Jackie M. Graham }

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