So these pine cone elves happened, and how freakin’ adorable are they?! I had to write a post for them just because I think their lil faces are so precious! They’re pretty self explanatory, just pine cones, pom poms (the eyes are tiny pom poms) pipe cleaners, hot glue, and prepare for a huge glitter mess! Next time I’ll probably use white glitter puffy paint to eliminate the mess. Finding the right pine cones is a bit of a challenge, but once you get good ones they’re so freakin’ cute!!
I’ve mentioned before that I LOVE Asian food, not only because it’s tasty and it’s good for you, but because it’s versatile and so much fun to cook! I’ve decided to save a bunch of money on takeout by taking a trip to the Asian grocery store, and sharing some tasty items with you so you can do the same!
1. Peanut Sauce
2. Soybean Sprouts
These little sprouts add a perfect “crunch” to your meal. I prefer to use them in noodle dishes. Simply add them later in the cooking process so they can absorb some flavor but still maintain their crunchiness.
3. Quail Eggs
4. Mini Eggplant
5. Thai Eggplant
Tofu has become one of my favorite things to make because it works as an excellent healthy meat replacement! I know many people who still find tofu weird and tend to shy away from it, but if you’re reading this article I assume you are open to it or have had it before. If not, no worries! I’ve written a tofu tutorial here.
7. Rolled Squid
9. BBQ Seasoning Mix
Feel free to leave some recipe ideas and discuss your favorite dishes in the comments! XO