|Bright color is all the rage today.|
On the heels of an easy meal, let's eat up the colorful palette of women painter Amy Sherald, one of my contemporary influences. She is a young woman (with an adorable curly blond fro) hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, realistically painting subdued figures stripped of colorism identity, but costumed in ridiculous attire that she purposely chooses for her models. Her eccentric, large scale portraits seem inviting and humorous, but shed a darker context meant to arouse and intimidate all we know about perception. Here's a short clip of Sherald discussing painting, technique, and living each day with fortuitous optimism: BRIGHT.
|"The Rabbit in the Hat," oil on canvas, "54"x 43," 2009.|
Rice & Chickenless Strips With Avocado Cream Ingredients and Preparation
2 tablespoon olive oil (or water)
Seeds of Change's Quinoa & Brown Rice (or any similar easy rice you find)
1/4 cup Daiya Mozzarella
2 tablespoon almond milk (or any dairy free milk)
6 Beyond Meat Chickenless Strips
pinch of lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
In a skillet, set to medium heat, open Seeds of Change Rice pouch and pour out contents into olive oil or water. Let cook for 3-5 minutes.
Add Daiya and almond milk.
Stir in Beyond Meat Chickenless Strips. Turn off heat.
In a food processor or blender, mix avocado, lime juice, salt, and black pepper.
Top avocado cream on plated rice and strips.
|No fussy work involved.|
|If feeling in a more guacamole mood, add diced tomatoes and chopped cilantro.|
|Enjoying meat free, lightly "cheesed" simplicity.|