ALASDAIR MCLELLAN | SAM ROLLINSON | SELF SERVICE MAGAZINE | ISSUE 39 | FALL WINTER 2013 2014
This is perfect. Listen to Da Rocinha 2 by Sango.
For my third and final video with LeafTV, I turn spaghetti squash into squash spaghetti. Video, recipe, photos, the whole shabang here!
Talking food with the beautiful Phoebe Lovatt. Read here.
If you snoop around my kitchen, 9 times out of 10 there will be kale in a bag that is falling apart (cough cough Trader Joes), some sort of nut, Greek yogurt, eggs. These are my basic fridge staples, then a revolving door of citrus, fruit, veggies, and a stinky cheese on a good day.
Yesterday I was browsing food blogs and guess what, I got hungry. After pacing around a bunch, and opening and closing every cabinet, trying every snack in the snack basket, I pulled out zucchini, kale, and almonds.
I decided I was going to make zucchini noodles! I’ve seen the spiralizer used for making zucchini noodles, but unforrrrrtch I don’t have that toy in my bin. What I do have is my super kawaii Japanese mandoline!
I picked this up recently, it’s inexpensive, easy to use, and pretty efficient. I’ve shaved radishes so rice paper thin you could blot your T-zone with them. The slicer includes julienne blades in 3 different widths. For these noodles, I used the medium blade.
So just using 3 ingredients I already had in my kitchen, I experimented and whipped up something really delicious! I’m a NOODLE FIEEEEEND, and these zucchini noodles gave me my noodle fix.
ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH KALE ALMOND PESTO
*Bear with me, I did not use a recipe, I just sort of barbarically freestyled it using my own measuring system of “handfuls and glugs.” Use this as a jump off and feel free to modify as you please!
1 handful of Tuscan kale
1 handful of raw almonds
1/2 clove of garlic coarsely chopped
Salt and Pepper
1. Rinse the zucchini and wipe it dry. Chop the top off. Now run the entire length of the zucchini through the mandoline slicer. Keep at it until you’re left with a 1/4” thick slice. Turn the slice on its side and run it through again. Stop when you think you’re about to shred your hand into strips. We’re good.
2. Put your noods aside and let’s work on the pesto. Put the kale, almonds, garlic, and a glug of olive oil into a food processor and pulse to your liking. I like my pesto chunky. If you don’t have a food processor, you can definitely chop it all down by hand and use the olive oil to coagulate it all together into a chunky paste like consistency.
3. Cool! Now put a teensy bit of olive oil and chili flake in a non-stick pan. Toss the zucchini noodles in, add a dash of balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and saute on high heat for a few minutes.
4. Pull the pan off the heat, and stir in the pesto. Add more salt and pepper to taste, and then devour!
*For you fit/health freak-a-leaks, this dish is dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and can be raw if you decide not to saute the zucchini.
The February issue of Glamour Magazine is on stands now…and I’m in it! How cool is thattttttttt. In it, I talk about my beauty basics. With a lot of travel and late nights in da club, its easy to start looking like a zombie. My cardinal rules to avoid looking like a hot fuggin mess are:
1. Remove your makeup before bed. Sounds like a no brainer, but when you’re stumbling in at 4 in the morning drunk with a bag of Jack in the Box late night munchies under your arm and maybe a hot man on your other arm (OKAY GIRL!), chances are you’re not thinking about washing your face. But make it a point to remove that gunk off your face anyway. Your skin uses your slumber time to replenish, repair, and breathe. In the Glamour bit, I mention Neutrogena makeup remover wipes, but lately I am into the Yes to Cucumber wipes. Leave some makeup remover wipes near your bed. Easy.
2. Remove your contacts. If you have perfect vision, first of all I hate you. Just kidding. But if you’re a big time dork who has had contacts since the tender age of 13 like me, you know you gotta remove those things before going to bed. Again, very easy to skip it, but I promise you will wake up with pain in your eyeballs and a splash of bloodshot for a fun cinematic effect.
The next morning, your face will thank you. And if the morning calls for extra bright eyes, I throw on some Ardell 110 lashes. They’re natural looking but give that extra oomph that you might need for a morning business meeting, a shoot, what have you.
If you have any tips or tricks to stay fresh faced, I would love to know!
R.I.P. me cuz i diiiiiie im in @glamourmag feb issue guh guh guhhhhh
Photo credit: Arthur McDee
Really really really very very very cool to play the first ever all female lineup of Low End Theory with my girl Astronautica and major music hero Tokimonsta. I’ve been a Tokimonsta fan since day 1, and a fan of Astronautica since day 1. Big night for me! If you were there, you know it was W I L D. When I arrived for soundcheck at 8:45, the line was already wrapped around the block. My set was at 10:30p, and usually when I’ve played at the time, I’m playing for an empty room save for 3 bored bartenders and bathroom attendants who are sorting out their lollipops and hairpins. This 10:30p LET crowd couldn’t have been more opposite. Oh people who were there, I fuckin heart you.