Eat In Rainbow

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Well, hello guys!

I'm starting off 2017 with rainbows. Weeeee! 

As seen on Instagram, I'm sharing some tips and tricks of making this gorgeous Eat in Rainbow flatlay. It's really easy. All you need is patience, a good weather (by good "flatlay" weather, I mean cloudy days haha) and a lovely white background to work with.

I normally position my flatlay board out in the courtyard, where I get lots of soft, natural light or as close as possible to the window when I style them in the kitchen. Avoid harsh afternoon sunshine hehe. 

Okay, now straight to the Rainbow flatlay.

The most important thing to have is a small plate (from a tea cup) or anything small and circular to start with, like a cellotape or a CD (Um, CD? Who still uses them haha).

Pick the purpliest and of darkest blue kind of fruits you can find. In my case, black grapes and blueberries are the ones hehe. Create a semi-circle and slowly work your way through with lime green all the way to the multi-coloured arc. 

Here are some fruits and veggies I've used in my rainbow arc :

1. Red : cherry tomatoes, Truss tomatoes, red capsicum, strawberries

2. Orange : carrots, orange capsicum, peaches

3. Yellow : yellow cherry tomatoes, yellow capsicum, lemons

4. Lime Green : limes, kiwis, figs, white grapes (but they're actually green)

5. Purple : Black grapes (but close to purple/dark blue colours), blueberries

Feel free to slice some citruses, cherry tomatoes and strawberries. These fruits are absolutely the prettiest when cut into half. Perfect for flatlay!

Pure happiness!

Well, looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous beautiful "Eat in Rainbow" flatlay.

 

Pink Smoothie Recipe

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Who doesn't love strawberries? This recipe is easy breezy. Anyone can do it. Yeah!

First thing's first, you need a good blender. And a mix of fresh and frozen ingredients. Takes minutes to blend them up. Truly!

  1. INGREDIENTS (Recipe serves 2-4, depending on the size of bottle or glass)
    
    2 tablespoons full of greek yoghurt (or any yoghurt you fancy). When I meant full, like a ginormous mountain made of yoghurt.
    
    1 cup of strawberries cut into halves*
    
    1 frozen banana 
    
    1/4 cup milk**
    
    a bunch of mint leaves
    
    *If you have frozen ones, by all means, use them! Frozen strawberries give it more of a ice cream texture.
    
    **any milk of your choice

OPTIONAL : add  1/4 cup of vanilla custard if you feel like a milkshake kind of smoothie.

And if you like coconut water like I do, you can add a dash into it as well. I use Raw C Coconut Water, just love the taste of it :)

Add all ingredients into blender and blitz them till the smoothie turns a pretty pink. 

One thing I learn (since I'm that lazy person who likes cooking things in bulk, so there's always food in the fridge haha) is to make a tub full of pink smoothie goodness, ready to go for breakfast for the next few days to come. Often times, I just drink it or eat with berries and muesli. 

Have fun + stay fabulous! 

xoM

 

How To Make A Yummy Muesli Kind Of Breakfast

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

So, I'm a big fan of the colour green. This is a true story haha, as I have lots of green things, including a forest green coat and a mint green bike.

Anyways, in today's blog, I'd love to share how to create a pretty smoothie + muesli kind of breakfast. I'd like making my smoothie from scratch. Here's one which I've used for a green smoothie. Link here. But, if you have a store bought yoghurt in fruity flavours, you're more than welcome to use it too, hehe. 

Often times, I eat in colours so I normally would go for all sorts of fruits (as long as they taste delicious too!) especially berries and kiwis. 

Ingredients (or... with what you have in your pantry + fridge)

 1. green smoothie (click here for recipe) + white yoghurt (to create marble effect)

2. fruits - strawberries, blueberries, golden kiwi

3. almonds

4. muesli

5. flowers from your garden

Grab a shallow pasta plate or bowl. Scoop in a few spoonfuls of good green smoothie goodness. I normally make mine the previous day, so it's ready to go. Yay!

Use a tea spoon to drop in dots and dashes of white yoghurt to create a fun, marble kind of effect. Just have fun and it doesn't have to be perfect, really.

Now, the assembling part is my favourite. Place the muesli first (they can get messy if you place them last, hehe). Then, the fruit slices go next. 

Strawberries sliced thinly, approx. 3 cm so it stays afloat in smoothie. No one wants their fruits to sink to the bottom! For the blueberries, I love a scallop effect, so i cut them into half. 

Now, the golden kiwis are my favourite part to slice. cut from the middle, and imagine a zigzag line has been drawn around the kiwi. Use a sharp knife to cut the patterns. Once you've pulled the kiwi fruit apart, you'll get the most gorgeous star pattern you'll ever lay your eyes on!

And yes, I eat the kiwi skin, haha, someone told me it's really healthy. So, I went along with the idea of health (to be honest, I'm just being lazy)

Popped in the kiwi, almonds and flowers into the smoothie bowl. And voila, before you know it, you've created a true masterpiece!

Hope you enjoy your smoothie as much as I do teehee.

xoM