Goodbye summer ✌🏼. I’m still gonna keep having gelato though 🤷🏻♂️
📍@giolittiofficial // Reportedly the oldest ice cream parlor in Rome, Italy. Founded in 1890 and still owned by the same family!
Happy first day of fall! The leaves are changing, the days are cool and it’s time to get cozy! Start with this Homemade Chai Concentrate! I can’t get enough of it! 🍁🍂☕️. #hygge#cozy#chai#firstdayoffall
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Cover art for my new EP? Surplus shot from @29rooms ? My alter ego Giancarlo, fragrance designer? selfie overkill? Yes.
Woke up this morning with some lingering negative energy. I’m choosing to let that go and not allow it to affect my day! ⠀
Burned palo santo and meditated to help get rid of the energy. Enjoyed some matcha (recipe on my blog, link in profile) before teaching. Now choosing to enjoy the weekend. ⠀
Hope you all have a great weekend. The weather is BEAUTIFUL in New York so you know I’m going to spend time sitting outside. ⠀
How do you cheer yourself up?
Asian green mango salad with cucumbers, scallions, fresh herbs, fried shallots, roasted peanuts and a seared @snakeriverfarms tenderloin steak. Green mangoes (I used the Keitt variety) are unripe and can be sweet, tart, and refreshing--perfect for pickling or salads.
In a bowl, mix about ½ tsp. sugar with 1 tsp each of soy and fish sauce. Stir well, add steak, turn to coat and let marinate at room temp while you prepare the dressing and salad ingredients. To cook, take steak out of marinade, shake off excess. Heat cast iron or steel carbon pan to medium-high, add a bit of grapeseed oil and when slightly smoking, add steak. Cook all sides (top, bottom, and edges) for about 2 minutes each, 8-10 minutes total for medium rare. Remove from heat and let rest for about 10-15 minutes. Slice steak against the grain.
Dressing: juice + some pulp of 1 lime, grated/crushed garlic, fish sauce, sugar, 1 sliced Thai bird chili pepper. Adjust proportions according to taste.
Salad: Toss together a thinly sliced green (unripe) mango, ½ red onion, cucumber, and scallion. Just before serving, gently mix ingredients with dressing. Top salad with sliced steak, tender herbs like cilantro, basil and/or mint, fried shallots, crushed peanuts, sliced bird chili pepper.
Based on a @saveurmag recipe.