winter recipes

first let’s state the obvious: i have been gone far too long. this post was supposed to go up the week after thanksgiving but hey, it’s still cold out!!

pumpkin smoothie bowl

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ingredients: 2 frozen bananas, 1 ripe banana, 1/4 can pumpkin puree, water if needed

toppings: molasses, coconut, chia seeds, buckinis

directions: blend all ingredients (try blending the ripe banana and pumpkin first!!), then pour into a bowl and arrange toppings. this is a simple, healthy winter breakfast with a classic flavor that can be enjoyed in both warm and cold climates!!

marinated salad

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ingredients: baby carrots, red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, black olives, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, black pepper

directions: chop all veggies into small pieces and add to large bowl. in a smaller bowl, mix vinegar and olive oil to taste (i try to use as little oil as possible) and drizzle over veggies. crack pepper over veggies and tossed. keep in the fridge (if you haven’t eaten it all already!).

sweet potato mash

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ingredients: large sweet potatoes, maple syrup, brown sugar, earth balance, cinnamon

directions: bake sweet potatoes for 30 mins at 400 degrees fahrenheit. peel, chop, and mash with fork. melt desired amount of earth balance in small dish, then stir in maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon to taste. drizzle over potatoes and stir. this has been my favorite treat since i was a little kid and i still love having it every thanksgiving and christmas!!

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winter menswear inspiration

  
i recently made a new ootd video and i thought i’d make a post here as well. i’m going to try to start posting here at least three times a week, but if you want to see more from me i’m on instagram and youtube every day.

 

rethinking my pose

this outfit was a bit of an accident: i woke up late, did my makeup, and threw on clothes that would be warm enough for 8 am class in north dakota. however, the fact that most of my clothes are white and black makes it very easy to have a last-minute outfit turn into a cute take on casual clothing. i also love men’s clothes for fast days since they look put together but are just slouchy enough to be comfortable.

 

ignore the snow
it was about 8 degrees out when i did this shoot, so props to my boyfriend for being willing to be my videographer (he’s from a warmer locale). i love winter shoots because the background looks serene and allows my outfit to stand out.

 

the watch is from target and the tattoo bracelet is from a hot topic three pack
it’s important to remember that clothing is meant to be versatile. i try to stick to certain colors and shapes that i know i’ll actually wear on a regular basis and be able to mix and match – another reason i love menswear.

 

these have been loved

  outfit details: top, stafford tailored culture (large); varsity jacket, journeys (mens small); joggers, adidas (small); shoes, converse (mens 7).