Strawberry 'Donut' Cakes

April 29, 2013

Strawberry Donut Cakes / blog.jchongstudio.com #glutenfree #paleo
i've never considered myself a food blogger and actually – never even really considered myself much of a 'blogger' either. my blog started as a place for me to save things that inspired me but since pinterest came along, i've been using this space to document my favorite things like travel, design, photography and yes, food! last week someone called me a 'food blogger' and it made me chuckle inside. im so thankful to have readers on my little space on the web. being able to share my adventures and reading your comments make me smile. so i've been wondering, what is your favorite thing to read on my blog?

and now... some strawberry 'donut' cakes – i called them donut cakes because it's not really a doughnut and more of a cake in a doughnut shape!
Strawberry Donut Cakes / blog.jchongstudio.com #glutenfree #paleo

Progress | San Diego

April 24, 2013

Progress / blog.jchongstudio.com
Progress / blog.jchongstudio.com

last week some i drove down to san diego to visit some old friends who were visiting from atlanta, it's so great to reconnect. with facebook, email and everything social on the internet these days it's easier to stay in touch but being in the same place just feels totally different! we spent most of our time at home hanging out with their little kids but we did make a lunch stop at station tavern and then walked into this adorable shop called progress along the way.

progress carries unique fun finds for everyone. you can find jewelry, magazines, kitchen goods, toys, paper goods and even furniture. one of my favorite things in the shop were these typography map posters. it looks like they have an online shop coming soon for those of you who aren't in the area but until then check out their blog for updates!
Progress / blog.jchongstudio.com

Sweet Potato Baked Chips with Orange and Thyme

April 22, 2013

Sweet Potato Baked Chips / blog.jchongstudio.com
i love potato chips but of course they aren't always the most healthy go-to snack. after saving countless recipes i'm finally taking the time to make some of those delicious eats from my recipe box. im a big fan of sweet potatoes and sometimes actually even prefer them over regular potatoes – these baked sweet potato chips are easy to make and yummy snack!
Sweet Potato Baked Chips / blog.jchongstudio.com
Sweet Potato Baked Chips / blog.jchongstudio.com
SWEET POTATO BAKED CHIPS WITH ORANGE AND THYMYE adapted from melangery
2 sweet potatoes
4-5 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of blood orange zest (if you like the zesty flavor add more! you can also use a regular orange too)
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of thyme

1. preheat oven to 325º
2. using a mandoline slicer slice the sweet potato into thin rounds
3. in a small bowl mix olive oil, thyme, orange zest + juice together.
4. toss sliced potatoes in olive oil mixture - make sure pieces are evenly coated.
5. on a baking sheet, place potato slices in a single layer – you will need multiple baking sheets for all of the potatoes or wait till one rack is clear
6. sprinkle with salt and bake until edges are golden brown, about 20 mins.
7. allow chips to cool and serve!

Sweet Potato Baked Chips / blog.jchongstudio.com
Sweet Potato Baked Chips / blog.jchongstudio.com

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Livin’ The Sweet Life with Sunshine Sweet Corn {Contest}

April 17, 2013

Roasted Sunshine Sweet Corn Salsa / blog.jchongstudio.com #sweetlife
Roasted Sunshine Sweet Corn Salsa / blog.jchongstudio.com #sweetlife

with spring in full swing and summer approaching i look forward to one of my favorite things: eating corn! i was lucky enough to get my hands on some sunshine sweet corn from a collective of family farmers in florida. the best thing about this corn? it's especially sweet and is in peak season in april and may - two months before summer!

the folks over at sunshine sweet corn have got a fun pinterest contest running – pin any of the recipes you see here with the hashtag #sweetlife and be automatically entered to win some great prizes from brands like le crueset and williams sonoma. be sure to hop on over to their site for the full details and enter for your chance to win.

Roasted Sunshine Sweet Corn Salsa / blog.jchongstudio.com #sweetlife
Roasted Sunshine Sweet Corn Salsa / blog.jchongstudio.com #sweetlife
Roasted Sunshine Sweet Corn Salsa / blog.jchongstudio.com #sweetlife

ROASTED CORN SALSA
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ears Supersweet corn, husked
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 red onion, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
2 medium-sized jalapenos, seeded and chopped (leave in some seeds for more heat if desired)

1. preheat oven to 500°f. place ears in shallow roasting pan; brush with 2 tablespoon of the oil. roast until corn is tender and some kernels begin to turn golden brown, about 7 minutes, turning once.
2. remove from heat; cool. using a sharp knife, cut kernels from corn ears (makes about 2 cups).
3. combine rest of the ingredients and enjoy with chips!


+ THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY SUNSHINE SWEET CORN. ALL CONTENT, IDEAS, AND WORDS ARE MY OWN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT +
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Herb Lester Travel Guides

April 15, 2013



i haven't been traveling as much lately, and while i do love traveling – being home for an entire month feels really great. i've seen some of the herb lester travel guides floating around the internet and i am totally smitten. beautifully designed, modern travel guides, filled with things to see and places to eat. these guides look like they are worth picking up for travel and for a keepsake!

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Makai Coffee | Long Beach

April 10, 2013

Makai Coffee / blog.jchongstudio.com
Makai Coffee / blog.jchongstudio.com
yay! long beach's got a new coffee shop – makai coffee the owner david and barista nick are very friendly and passionate about their coffee. the space is modern and clean filled with elementary type school chairs. they use all local roasters like rose park, true beans and lord windsor.

they are the new kid in town but i think they will be here to stay, looking forward to seeing how they will grow and update their shop. and excited to have a clean, bright place to work every now and then too!

Makai Coffee / blog.jchongstudio.com
Makai Coffee / blog.jchongstudio.com


Makai Coffee / blog.jchongstudio.com
Makai Coffee / blog.jchongstudio.com
MAKAI COFFEE
2769 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Proof Bakery | Los Angeles

April 08, 2013

Proof Bakery / blog.jchongstudio.com
Proof Bakery / blog.jchongstudio.com
i've heard so much about proof bakery and finally got the chance to stop in before my visit to individual medley. i tried their ham & cheese croissant and the canelle. the canelle would be my pick whenever i am back again. ham and cheese croissants just aren't the same if it isn't from tartine!

Proof Bakery / blog.jchongstudio.com

PROOF BAKERY
3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.664.8633

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Individual Medley | Los Angeles

April 04, 2013

Individual Medley / blog.jchongstudio.com
Individual Medley / blog.jchongstudio.com
Individual Medley / blog.jchongstudio.com
Individual Medley / blog.jchongstudio.com
i met monica and justin the owners of individual medley last fall at the kinfolk dinner. they shared a few stories of their first year in business and invited me to visit their shop. it took me a few months but i finally made it out to visit. the moment i walked into their store i was surprised how open and large the store was. they've got a well curated section of home goods, accessories and mens, women and children clothing, and for your sweet tooth they even have some mast brothers chocolate! they are located in atwater village near proof bakery so you can get your morning coffee and pastry on too. be sure to check them out on your next visit out to atwater village!

Individual Medley / blog.jchongstudio.com
Individual Medley / blog.jchongstudio.com
Individual Medley / blog.jchongstudio.com
Individual Medley / blog.jchongstudio.com


PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

April Round Up

April 01, 2013

i've never been much of a pink girl, but lately i've been drawn to the things with coral and pinks. while i still don't think i would ever rock a full on pink shirt – i think i might be welcoming some hints of pink into my life. are you a pink girl?

1. FARM TO TABLE   •  2. SATURDAY WALLET   •   3. KIRA SANDALES   •   4. PILLOW   • 5. OELWEIN   •  
6. VOX BRACELET   •   7. BKR BOTTLE  •   8. ODILE ESPADRILLE   •   9. UPHOLSTERED FEST TEA TOWEL

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