Mmmm… Mast Brothers Chocolate

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Last post was all about health. Well, this one is a bit more sweet. Because one thing I always will be addicted to is chocolate and it makes me smile. That’s healthy too. And, I have to add: I go for the one perfect dark and bitter bite and not bars of semi-not-so-good-chocolate.

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I always have, always will be a huge fan of the Brooklyn based Mast Brothers Chocolate – the (most cool) chocolate makers. They make the best chocolate bars (I think!) – perfect bitter/sweet plus some mmmm… the most delicate range of flavors and combinations from classic- to artistic ones. They have their own personal very cool style, tone and design. Their OWN chocolate factory! Details and stories all over that makes the chocolate even more tasteful and wanted. I like like like.

Above film = Mast Brothers Chocolate presenting their new Family Cookbook (launched in US Oct. 2014). You can buy it here. More delicious choco details + news from the chocolate makers: visit the Mast Brothers website here. ENJOY!

Foodie resolutions

 

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I cannot wait to get this year started. And this year is all about planning. To a certain healthy limit. I have just started on Anne Bech’s 5th Fit book and normally I drink and eat too many “no-no-goes” during my work on her book. It is like I become a 5-year-old everytime Anne writes “make-a-healthy-choice”, I go “no-no-no-way”. And I eat a ton of too-fatty-heavy-sugarcovered-carbs and forget all about healthy choices. This time it will be different. Walks. Training. Veggies. Proteins. But most importantly I have to plan. Quick solutions are always unhealthy ones to me and the result is a tired stressful me lying on the couch. I start with nr. 1: variety and green recipes. I use Sarah Britton’s site My New Roots or Green Kitchen Stories plus the danish Aarstiderne. Above will be added on my cookbook shelf in March 2015: Sarah Britton’s cookbook MY NEW ROOTS inspired plant-based recipes for every season – I can’t wait!

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Next step in 2015: make some new breakfast rituals! I always make the same for breakfast. Skyr. Eggs. Sometimes a slice of rye with cheese. Boring. I use to be very creative and full of fruity choices and hey, now it’s gone! Now I’ve found new recipes and inspiration on all kinds of foodie blogs for daily starters full of berries and crunchy alternatives to eggs. Above breakfast with blueberries and quinoa granola I found at Green Kitchen Stories – find recipe here. And I also found a nutty delicious recipe on a crunchy glutenfree granola with quinua by Gwyneth Palthrow find recipe here.

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And then some easy steps. Soup days. Comfort food. Vitamin bombe. Great for freezing for later busy days. Money saver. Most kids love soup (red colored ones are often more popular at our house!). Above is Sarah Britton’s creamy broccoli and cashew soup – find it here.

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And a last step is planning meatless mondays. And perhaps even one more day per week without meat?! Healthy choice. Learning the kids (plus adults!) more about vegetarian choices and perhaps new kinds of veggies. And those days will add even more crunch and variety to the day. And it might also be a money-saver?! I found the above salad with watermelon radish, oranges and goat cheese at Popsugar Food, get the recipe here. And for the kids I will seperate all veggies in small bowels and I actually think they will like watermelon radish. Sarah Britton has made so many yummi meatless mondays recipes – find them here.

I know, I have to really WANT this. Health + planning in a busy family is difficult. And I’m NOT a good planner when I’m busy. But without planning I cannot seem to get us tuned into a healthy lifestyle. And I made up my mind it is NOT hard. It is much more hard without! It is fun. Colorful. High energy. It is a challenge (which I like!). And it is very tasteful. I think we will enjoy it.

happy happy new year

signe funch boye, design til mad og sundhed, yummi design, blog all about food and design, hill street butikA SUPER YEAR is ending and I wish you all the best in the new one. this year has been full of great experiences for me which all have been very enlightening to me. new clients new goals achieved – a year with the most heavy food producers and publisher in DK – the best companies and most exciting jobs ever. i’m so greateful. and a great year because i have the best buddies …yummi kids, best kids, mine børn, signe funch boye, emma funch boye, albert funch boyeEmma & Albert … and Mr J on my side. and weeks weekends and holidays full of them and stacks pancakes – yummi …

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and i daily clear my mind outside taking a looooot of photos – which sometimes drives my surroundings c r a z y – so sorry …

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heart, yummi design, all about food and design, signe funch boyethank you for stopping by (T H A N K  YOU so much) – i can’t wait to get 2015 started – and i hope you will join me – stay positive and make it a happy happy new year. X S

instagram of yummi design christmas deco. on top, the letter S: yummidesigns instagram taken at Hill Street decor boutique.

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Gifts for a foodie …

 

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Mmmm… Johan Bülow gold liquorice, Breville waffle maker at Williams Sonoma, Cuisine R-Evolution molecular gastronomy kit, cable knit planter from Leif, Heston Blumenthal’s book about classics or visit his restaurant DINNER (what a gift!), a Swedish kitchen helper Ankarsrum – I WOULD ENJOY!

Poul Lange collages and much more …

poul lange collage, grahic designer, fine artist, la based designer, bog design, collage design, illustration, blog about food and design, yummi design, signe boye art directorBack in school (the danish school of media and journalism) we visited the grand graphic designer Poul Lange at his studio in NYC. Waauuu … we were all totally fascinated by him. Graphic designer, fine artist, photographer, Danish, living in NYC, working at his own design studio in Manhattan for European companies as well as American. We wanted it all!
Yesterday Poul visited us here in Copenhagen at the lovely Mühlbach & Clemmensens Kreative Saloner. A very inspiring evening. Poul is very creative and talented in many ways creating collages, book sleeves, photography, type + calligraphy. Above collage is The Kir Royal Drink (the perfect Christmas drink by the way!) from Poul’s work for the cocktail recipe book Storied Sips.

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The evening were mostly about Poul’s work with paper, glue, photos and callagraphy which I found VERY inspiring. I seem to sit a lot in Illustrator or Photoshop almost never “outside” my Mac anymore. Back to basic again with glue, paper and copy makers all over my studio in 2015 – yes please!
The above illustration is Poul’s own label for Beaujolais Nouveau.

 

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Poul often sets up “rules” for making various collages. The above is one of a series of stories he created to give voice to a collection of vintage anonymous photographs. I like the “rules”-idea … a kind of theme which make you not think just create. Funny and unexspected designs occurs that way. Love it. Find all of Poul Lange’s work here and website for his collages here. Enjoy!

 

IKEA visiting Yummi Design

 

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The IKEA web magazine IKEA family live magazine interviewed me last month and it became an article about my home and how much I like and use IKEA + how I mix and match other designs with IKEA furniture. The above pictures are from my all time favorite room in our house: the kitchen! Find the article plus many other decor stories here. Enjoy.

 

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