Taste Bud Pleasures

Home, Food & Body, The Dressing Room

These look fun and taste great, there’s even a possibility of sneaking in some extra veggies without the kids knowing 😉

If you’re looking for a healthy snack be sure to give these a go (they are easier to make then they look)!

Inside Out Veggie Rolls

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MAKES: 32

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1/4 cup Obento mirin seasoning
  • 4 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1/2 small yellow capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Lebanese cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 small carrot, peeled, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium avocado, thinly sliced

METHOD:

  1. Make sushi rice: Rinse and drain rice 3 times or until water runs clear. Place rice in sieve over a bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to drain.
  2. Place rice and 1 cup cold water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 12 minutes or until water has been absorbed. Remove from heat. Stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer rice to a large ceramic dish. Using a spatula, stir rice to break up lumps. Gradually add seasoning, lifting and turning rice, until rice has cooled.
  4. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Cook asparagus for 2 minutes or until bright green and tender. Drain. Refresh in a bowl of chilled water. Drain.
  5. Place 1 nori sheet, shiny-side down, on a sushi mat. Using damp fingers, spread 1/4 rice mixture over nori. Sprinkle over 2 teaspoons sesame seeds. Cover rice with plastic wrap. Turn mat over so nori faces up. Slide plastic onto mat, nori-side up.
  6. Spread 1/4 mayonnaise along centre of nori. Arrange 1/4 capsicum, cucumber, carrot, avocado and asparagus over mayonnaise. Using mat, roll up firmly to form a roll. Unroll mat, keeping plastic intact.
  7. Cut roll into 8 slices. Remove and discard plastic. Repeat with remaining nori sheets, rice mixture, sesame seeds, mayonnaise, capsicum, cucumber, carrot and avocado to make 32 pieces. Serve.

TIP:

  • If you have left over seasame seeds, use them to garnish rolls.

ENJOY!

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DIY Face Mask – Yogurt & Egg Whites

Hair & Beauty, The Dressing Room

Now whilst this might sound disgusting, it is really good for your skin! It’s a great DIY face mask with

minimal ingredients and no fancy tricks to make it work. We loved it, see what you think!

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DIY FACE MASK

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 egg whites, separated from the yolk and placed in a bowl
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt (or any plain yogurt)

METHOD:

  1. Combine egg whites with the 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Mix together well and apply to face. Leave on face for 5-10 minutes then rinse off with warm water, followed by a warm washcloth.
  2. Your skin should e left feeling soft and smooth!

Your skin should be left feeling soft and smooth!

Taste Bud Pleasures

Home, Food & Body, The Dressing Room

Whilst some people squirm at the thought of mushrooms we drool with delight 🙂

At the moment we’re obsessed with baking stuffed mushrooms and this is one of our favourite ways to do so:

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

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SERVES: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4-6 large field mushrooms, stalks removed
  • olive oil
  • 3 cups (600g) ricotta
  • 60g sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup (20g) grated Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons chopped oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus extra for garnish
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Brush the mushrooms on both sides with olive oil. Place mushrooms, cavity-side up on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Combine the ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, parmesan, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper and egg in a large bowl.
  3. Divide the ricotta mixture between the mushroom cavities, piling the mixture roughly in the centre.
  4. Bake mushrooms for 15-20 minutes or until topping is golden and mushrooms are tender. Place on serving plate and sprinkle with extra chopped parsley. Serve with a green salad or toasted bread.

ENJOY!

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Taste Bud Pleasures

Home, Food & Body, The Dressing Room

We’ve been hearing about the goodness of super food quinoa for a while

now and have been dying to test it out as a side dish!

Walnut and Fetta Quinoa Salad

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SERVES : 8

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 stalks celery, halved, thinly sliced
  • 150g Greek-style fetta, crumbled
  • 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 12 semi sun-dried tomatoes, drained, thickly sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

METHOD:

  1. Place quinoa and 2 1/2 cups cold water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Transfer to a large plate to cool.
  2. Combine oil, lemon juice and garlic in a large serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add quinoa and remaining ingredients. Toss gently to combine. Serve.

ENJOY!

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DIY Flower Vases

Home, Food & Body, The Dressing Room

There seems to be a HUGE trend at the moment with ‘do it yourself’ flower vases. At one point in time re using a jar as a flower vase would of had people thinking “what the . . “! Nowadays it’s the uber-cool thing to be doing from home to cafes and restaurants! Here are some that we have come across that may inspire you in your decor.

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We’ve dressed up these amber bottles with a touch of twine for our Brunswick store:

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Taste Bud Pleasures

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With Autumn getting into full swing, so are our cravings for comfort food (quietly we hope that we are NOT the only ones who feel this way). For all the “snackers” out there, we’ve come across an easy peasy autumn snack that is sure to satisfy your taste buds! The plus side of it – you will not have to take up extra boot camp classes to burn it off!

Apple & Blue Brie Cheese Stacks

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PREP : 10 minutes

MAKES : 16

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 Pink Lady apples
  • 1 x 200g packet of Blue Brie cheese, chilled & thinly sliced
  • 300g of Walnuts, finely chopped

METHOD :

  1. Use an apple corer to remove the cores from the apples. Cut each apple crossways into 5mm-thick slices.
  2. Arrange the apple slices on a serving platter. Top with a slice of blue cheese and sprinkle with the walnut.

NOTE :

  • Make this recipe up to 15 minutes before serving. Cover with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

ENJOY!

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Stocking Stuffers

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It’s time to fill those stockings to the brim, and we have the perfect piece for everyone!

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There’s the chunky KNOT Neck pieces – the perfect addition for her Christmas outfit!

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You can also show your LOVE with these unique hand printed, hand made HEART Tea Towels…

the perfect way to brighten up any kitchen on Christmas day.

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Double the amount of LOVE around the tree… how could you not match it with a HEART cushion?!

Equally as fun, and a great touch to any lounge!

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For those who love a little sparkle, we have the GOLD CHAIN Choker and Bracelet.

Simple and elegant!

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Now we can’t forget the little ones!

Surprise them with the perfect Christmas Day outfit.

For Him: The hand printed ZIG ZAG T-Shirt with matching Nappy Cover:

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For Her: The TIE-UP Lace Top with matching Bloomers

They’ll be the hit of the Christmas Party 😉

For Her

Going into Summer, it’s time for pedicures and sandals!

We know we would LOVE to receive a pair of Gold HOLLY sandals!

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So with our stockings stuffed, we can relax knowing that our friends and family will be ecstatic to find

that Santa has been VERY good to them this year!

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY SHOPPING

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Dressing Up Your Living Space

Home, Food & Body, The Dressing Room

It’s taking your home to that next level, completely changing your living space in a short amount of time. Today we take great pride in the decor of our homes, almost as much as we do in ourselves. Accessoring your living area has become just as important as accessorising your favourite frock. So why not take the latest runway trends and use them to dress up your sanctuary . . . your home!

Neon Paradise

Are you daring enough to introduce fluorescent green, orange or pink into your interior? Fresh neon hues are exactly what you need to give your home the WOW factor it deserves. Right now it’s all about cushions, cushions, cushions! Think bright, bold and quirky; bold colours will instantly liven up any room in your home.  New Melbourne label Sunday has made modernising the living area EASY with their new collection of neon hand screen printed cushions.

With only 50 made in each print, these rare beauties are an addition to the home we won’t be missing out on!

Share your style with your home!

 Sunday the label cushions are now available at The Dressing Room.

www.thedressingroom.com.au

TDR Goes Live – 2 Days To Go

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The time has almost come with just over 48 hours to go before we launch

The Dressing Room ONLINE!

Our buyer’s weekly edit of this season’s hottest trends will give you access to a selection of

hand picked ‘must have’ pieces that will be sure to keep you up-to-date with all things fashion.

Tune in on the 08th August at 8PM for the launch of The Dressing Room e-boutique.

You won’t want to miss it!

www.thedressingroom.com.au

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