Introducing: Dine X Design - A New Website By Kristin Guy

Introducing: Dine X Design – A New Website By Kristin Guy

  This announcement is long overdue…three months almost to the day, actually. When lights went dim here on the ol’ Cuisinerd HQ at the end of 2013, we’d been plotting and planning a rebranding that would ultimately benefit the consulting business that happens behind the scenes of this website. Our...
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The Perfect Paddle: Aloe Remedies For Skin & Body

The Perfect Paddle: Aloe Remedies For Skin & Body

_________________ Aloe paddles, like cactus paddles, seem an intimidating kind of of plant for my kitchen. I have tried to conquer the cactus (in taco form) – but results were of the  slimy mushy-mush variety. Read: No Bueno. Preconceived notions aside, when a massive leaf of aloe showed up in my weekly CSA box…I was...
Hey Daddy-O! Father's Day Recipes & Food-Centric Gift DIY For HGTV.COM

Hey Daddy-O! Father’s Day Recipes & Food-Centric Gift DIY For HGTV.COM

If you follow along on instagram, you’ve probably noticed a whole bunch of crafty business happening behind the scenes around these parts. As an independent creative, it’s pretty exciting that each week brings an array of surprise work your way. You never know what new projects you’re going to be tackling (be it recipes, local...
Mobile Speakeasy: Bar Cart Design, White Negroni Cocktail & Jazz

Mobile Speakeasy: Bar Cart Design, White Negroni Cocktail & Jazz

There are only so many ties and coffee mugs you can gift your Father this time of year. Buying the man who claims he’s already got everything he needs is an intimidating fete at best. A fete that gets harder as an adult because apparently finger paintings are no longer being accepted around these parts…darn....
The Summer Sandwich Must Have: Bánh mì Recipe

The Summer Sandwich Must Have: Bánh mì Recipe

We eat a lot of Bánh mì  sammies in our house and they always seem to become more of a frequent flyer once the Spring and Summer months push through. Maaayybbeee that has to do with how perfect they are to enjoy in the park or on the beach – just sayin’. This Vietnamese treat...
Modern French Kitchen Design & Californian Nicoise Salad Recipe

Modern French Kitchen Design & Californian Nicoise Salad Recipe

I have never been to Paris. It’s been on my list of travel desires for nearly two decades and I’ve somehow managed to find myself in many other places but. Thankfully I live in a city with countless local Parisian escapes, where I can pretend streets are made of cobblestone and that chic striped shirts and...
Silk Soy Milk: Now That Tastes Like A Party

Silk Soy Milk: Now That Tastes Like A Party

Certain things can become mundane and feel a bit routine in life. Let’s face it we all get into ruts..Like eating the same flax seed flakes in the morning or tossing in the ol’ usual suspects into a blender. Guilty as charged. So when Silk Soy Milk asked me try out their new taste I...
¡Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Entertaining For HGTV.COM

¡Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Entertaining For HGTV.COM

  Hola at me party peoples! Spring fiesta-timing is in full swing and this month I’ve been incredibly honored to be producing festive entertaining content for HGTV.com. Cinco De Mayo might be one of my favorite holidays eating/hosting-wise and living in Southern California certainly allows me to indulge in authentic Mexican culture any day of...
BYOB: Koteli Reusable Shopping Bags

BYOB: Koteli Reusable Shopping Bags

I am guilty. Some days I am very guilty. I’m talking about the days when I forgot my reusable shopping bags in the car or in the kitchen drawer. The days I am then forced to pick between paper or plastic and then stuff said waste under my kitchen sink, reusing my mistakes as a...
Minimalist Modern Design For The Kitchen

Minimalist Modern Design For The Kitchen

I’m a little obsessed with this set up. Hexagon tile work and bare wood cabinets….simple at it’s best. Perfection. I’m drooling actually and I need this look in my life pronto. Those cupboard knob cutouts!? Stop it. Just stop it with your gorgeous minimalist self. I’ve found myself going back to this image countless times...
Health Warrior Recipe In A Box: Acai Berry Chia Bar Smoothie

Health Warrior Recipe In A Box: Acai Berry Chia Bar Smoothie

I am one lucky lucky, let me tell you! Over the past few years I’ve gotten some awesome surprise deliveries. Like the time 24 perfectly bubble-wrapped avocados arrived in need of a signature and a case of ol’ blue eyes showed up asking to be used in a new recipe….annnnd just recently this here “recipe...
The Korean Restaurant Guide, Los Angeles

The Korean Restaurant Guide, Los Angeles

Recently my blog-buddy, neighbor and good friend Mr Nathan Hazard set out on the streets of Los Angeles’ Koreatown on an adventure with me to test drive a brand spankin’ new Korean Restaurant Guide Book. This obsession of indulging in a Korean feast together started a few weeks ago when we were both swooned by...
Emerald Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table: It's So Easy Being Green

Emerald Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table: It’s So Easy Being Green

Who says this time of year has to be about shamrocks and rainbows?! Who says you have to dye your food weird colors in order to celebrate? That is so not happening! Spring has sprung and I want my house to look like the smell of fresh cut grass. Yes, I’m talking about green, baby!...