Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Easy Paleo Granola (See Jane Make)

I grew up eating my mom's granola.  Nothing compares--it's been my favorite for decades.  However, I tried a co-workers granola and when she told me it was paleo, I couldn't believe it.  It was crunchy, nutty, coconut-y--pure deliciousness.  How could there not be grains in it?  Well, I immediately googled and decided to make my own (as I didn't want to spend $15 on it at Whole Foods).  I found this recipe and made a few tweaks to it to create my own perfect, paleo granola.

1 cup raw walnuts
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup raw pepitas
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw pecans
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup dried cranberries
4 T coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t kosher salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Pulse nuts in food processor/blender (the Vitamix is powerful, so not too long--you want plenty of chunks).  Melt coconut oil over low heat and add honey, cinnamon and salt.  Combine all ingredients and spread evenly on parchment paper.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring at least twice while baking.  Let sit for at least 20 minutes while cooling (this is important--it created a chunky texture!)


PS It's REALLY filling because there's no oats in it.  This stuff keeps you full until lunch, easily.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Striped Dress + Leather Jacket (See Jane Wear)

Three dots dress, Zara leather moto jacket (old but similar), Prada booties,
Saint Laurent 'preppy round' sunglasses, Mansur Gavriel bucket bag,
vintage fur stole (similar)
A striped dress and leather jacket combination is no stranger to me and my closet.  I've been pairing them together long before the blog started  in 2010.  That's right--I've been doing this blog for just about five years.  Whoa.    

Seriously, check out these outfits (leather jacket + striped dresses!)--they go back as far as 2010:

Monday, February 23, 2015

Checked Coat (See Jane Wear)

Zara check coat (similar and HERE), J brand jeans, J Crew heels, Madewell white shirt,
Saint Laurent sunglasses,
Chanel 'boy' bag
Buying a new coat for spring?  This is Chicago, after all...winter lasts until June.  I couldn't resist the oversized checks--plus, in black and camel, to boot!

Most importantly, how do you feel about Jerome's cameo?  Happy Monday!