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food_play - PASTA WITH GEORGIA SHRIMP by Annabelle Guldner

Last night we improvised like so many nights! Some whole wheat pasta, shrimp we brought back from our trip to Savannah and a assortment of veggies did the trick! A nice creamy sauce made with organic heavy cream, caramelized onions and tempeh complimented the shrimp veggie medley... Sprinkled with cheese and hemp seeds this turned out to be quite a delicious meal!

food_play - GERMAN TRADITIONS by Annabelle Guldner

Since our German vacation didn't happen this past holiday season I felt in need of something from home... So I made some traditional Gluehwein! It put me in the spirit of Christmas and with the cold and snow here in Colorado I could imagine myself on the Christmas markets in Germany, hands warmed from the Gluehwein and in wonderful company of friends. I missed that this last Christmas... But here is to tradition!

It’s easy to make! You will need:

  1. one bottle of red wine

  2. two oranges

  3. three cinnamon sticks

  4. agave syrup or honey

  5. five star anise

  6. five cloves

  7. a little bit of cardamom

    Heat up the wine to a simmer (don’t boil it!)

    Add the spices and honey as well as cut up oranges

    Cook it all down for 3 hours (add spices as needed, don’t let it come to a boil)

    ENJOY really hot, but don’t drink all at once!

food_play - MAHI MAHI ON QUINOA-LENTIL-PEA MEDLEY WITH PAPRIKA-ASPARAGUS by Annabelle Guldner

This was a spontaneous adventure of fridge and pantry hunting. We prepared some quinoa with black sesame seeds as a base. In a different pan black, green and pink lentils and peas were cooked and seasoned with fresh garlic, nutritional yeast and pepper. Zucchinis and mushroom were added to the mixture along with a balsamic reduction and fresh lemon juice. The mahi mahi was placed on the quinoa and steamed for 5-8 minutes. Almonds were roasted for a nutty flavor and sprinkled over the lentil medley. The fish was served over the quinoa and lentils and finished off with a little bit of truffle oil. The asparagus was grilled with paprika and cayenne pepper and arranged around the dish. Voila! Delicious!

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food_play - fish with remnants of the fridge by Annabelle Guldner

When you say you have nothing to cook with, the result usually is fabulous once your rummage through the remaining things in your fridge. That's what we did last night. We has some beautiful wild caught salmon and needed to experiment with a little side dish that would do it justice. Voila - black rice and quinoa with lemons, figs, peas and almonds, seasoned with fresh cilantro, pepper, nutritional yeast and some fresh garlic.... In the end we could've just eaten that by itself, but the salmon really lifted it! Tim grilled the salmon with lemon juice and olive oil and seasoned it with only salt and pepper. It was so yummy and unique and super fun to cook! Another one for the books!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

food_play - Salmon à la Timabelle by Annabelle Guldner

Check out our little feast last night... wild-caught salmon seasoned with herbes de provence, olive oil and fresh lemon juice on a bed of broccoli rice and quinoa spiced up with jalapenos, apricots, fresh garlic and tempeh... What a delight! Sweetness and spiciness combined with the smooth and gentle flavor of salmon - something different, and totally worth trying!

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

food_play - ZOODLES! by Annabelle Guldner

food_play - ZOODLES!
Zucchini noodles were on the menu yesterday! We enjoy the different alternatives for pasta and rice dishes like zucchinis, spaghetti squash, and cauliflower. What a great way to get additional nutrients and vitamins and cutting out carbs and consequently lowering your sugar intake. This particular dish with spinach, tomatoes in a balsamic sauce and topped with feta cheese, was delicious! And filled with much more flavor as if accompanied with plain pasta!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.


food_play - REDWINE-JALAPENO SAUCE ON BLACK BEAN PASTA by Annabelle Guldner

This little treat was a delicious meal... very spicy, but the good kind of spicy! The sauce is tomato based with red wine, jalapenos, fresh cilantro, zucchini, mushrooms and orange bell peppers. Rich and organic spices like black cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and chili pepper lifted it and turned it into a one-of-a-kind spaghetti sauce. Served on black bean pasta, and sprinkled with hemp seeds,  nutritional yeast and good quality cheese... mhhhhh it doesn't get better than that... or healthier. I love my meat-free nights... they are always the most experimental and fun! 
And let's not forget about the home-made German dessert delicacy; Windbeutel.... fresh choux pastry filled with berries and organic cream.... a good night!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

food_play SUMMER FARE IDEAS by Annabelle Guldner

We tend to be less hungry during the summer days when it's hot outside. But when we are hungry we also prefer lighter fare and foods that doesn't make us feel heavy and bloated. Check out these simple and quick summer foods that will give you energy without filling you up!

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Avocado dressing infused with lemon and lime zest on organic greens with dill and blood oranges - A salad is always a winner but so it doesn't get boring be experimental with the salad dressing. and add-ons. Throw in some blood oranges on organic greens and dill et voila!

Mushroom and Brie quiche with nuts enhanced with spelt and almond flour - Quiches are a great way to take in something substantial that is still light and summery. I love to spice it up with different mixes and also throw in some unconventional flours for flavor and nutritional value!

Summer bruschetta - Bruschetta is a classic, but the toppings don't have to be classic. I like using healthy or nut and seed breads and cover them with what I feel like. This one is a salmon and caper bruschetta on cream cheese with red onion. But possibilities are endless and you can always create something new and refreshing!

Bon Apetit! 

Simple - Quick - Easy - Delicious - Healthy!

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