2017 food, fashion, beauty and design trends to watch out for

2016 was a great year for the food, fashion, and design industry. Turmeric became the spice everyone wanted to use in their food, off the shoulder tops had a big comeback, the design industry made florals hot again. 2017 is rapidly approaching and I am already looking forward to seeing what’s going to be a popular trend in the new year. Pinterest just released its 2017 Pinterest 100 trends report earlier this month and the list is filled with a few surprises. They developed this list based on the most popular pins saved on Pinterest during 2016. 

2017 Fashion, Food, Design Trends
Here are the top 12 food, fashion, beauty and design trends to watch out for in 2017. 

Food

  1. Food is Medicine- In 2016, foods that were good for your health like turmeric saw a big upswing. Everyone, including myself, wanted to consume this powerful spice because of its known health benefits. The trend of using food as medicine is here to stay.  Look for foods like grapeseed oil, jackfruit, and kimchi to pop up on your favorite restaurant menus, cookbooks, and food blogs in 2017. 
  2. It is all about Cuban Cuisine– The travel ban to Cuba was lifted in 2016 and Americans are starting to travel to this destination again. Cuba will be the place to go in 2017 but it will also have an impact on our culinary cuisine at home. Expect to see Cuban empanadas, ropa vieja, guava inspired desserts on restaurant menus in 2017.   
  3. Brew your own beer at home– The craft beer industry was all the rage in 2016 and local breweries were popping up everywhere. In 2017, people will want to know how to brew their own craft beers at home. So expect to see home brew kits like  this one sold in grocery and liquor stores around the country. 

Fashion

  1. Camel is the new black– Camel was a popular color this fall for the fashion industry. The color is becoming a staple piece in many people’s closets. This is a trend that is here to stay in 2017. 
  2. Statement sleeves are the new off the shoulder– Cold-shoulder tops were cool while they lasted but expect to see a lot of people wearing bell-bottom sleeves next Spring and Fall like this one.
  3. Men will add scarfs to their accessories collection-I was just at a holiday party and all men wearing plaid scarves with their blazers. I love that this look is becoming a trend. 
  4. Earthy GreensThe Pantone Color of 2017 was just announced and its “Greenery”. This bright neon green color is earthy and refreshing. Based on the spring runways from Fashion Week, we can expect to see a lot of this color in our spring wardrobe. 

Beauty

  1. Natural hair and beauty will take center stage– 2017 is all about everything natural when its comes to skin care and beauty. I already rock this mantra but I’m excited to see more natural hair and beauty products on the market. 
  2. Micro-blading is the new threading– Microblading started to generate buzz during the latter part of 2016 but it looks like this trend will become popular in 2017. This process takes a few hours so expect to block out some time on your calendar to get this done. Curious to learn how the process works? This video tutorial explains it all. 
  3. It’s all about the Gold-plated nail- Last summer it was all about the round-shaped nail but this summer everyone will be wearing gold plated nails. I like this trend and I definitely might test this out for NYE. 

Design

  1. Chip and Joanna Gains made farmhouse living and reclaimed wood popular again- One of my favorite HGTV shows is Fixer Upper starring Chip and Joanna Gains. I love their farmhouse inspired designs. Their show has made farmhouse living and reclaimed wood popular again. Expect too see more of this style in 2017. 
  2. Jewel tones take a strong note-Jewel tones are expected to dominate the design industry in 2017. Vibrant colors like emerald greens will bring homes to life. 

What trends are you looking forward to seeing in 2017?

How to Make Nutrient Dense Bone Broth

Turkey Bone Broth

Turkey Bone Broth

Bone Broth was one of the hottest food trends amongst foodies, hipsters, and paleo diet followers during 2016. You may have noticed the bone broth cookbook Brodo that I listed on my fall reading list and seen several varieties now available at your local grocery store. Bone Broth is a nutrient dense cooking stock made with bones from beef or poultry. After talking to my grandmother about this trend I discovered that this how her generation has always made their stock. The marrow from the bones is filled with nutrients that often get lost because we throw the bones away. This method extracts the nutrients that are often missed by pulling them into a broth. With soup and cold season on the horizon, I thought this is the perfect time to share this recipe. 

This year I made the turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner, which was delicious and enjoyed by everyone. Using the leftover bones from the Turkey I decided to make homemade bone broth with the scraps. When making bone broth it is recommended that you use your slow cooker because it needs to simmer on low for several hours. The bones and vegetables are added with water and apple cider vinegar to cook for 12 to 24 hours on low in the slow cooker. This recipe is so easy to make that I don’t know why I hadn’t been making my own stock for years.  Check out the recipe below to learn how to make your own stock at home. This recipe can be used for beef, chicken, or pork bones.

 
How to Make Turkey Bone Broth

Turkey Bone Broth
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb of Turkey Bones
  2. 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  3. 3 large carrots, peeled
  4. 3 celery stalks, cleaned and washed
  5. sprigs of rosemary
  6. sprigs of thyme
  7. sprigs of parsley
  8. salt
  9. peppercorns
  10. 2 cloves of garlic
  11. 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  12. purified water
Instructions
  1. In your slow cooker, add your bones, onion, carrots, celery, rosemary, thyme, parsley, salt, peppercorns, garlic, apple cider vinegar. After you've added these ingredients fill your slow cooker to cover the ingredients. Set your slow cooker to a low setting and allow the ingredients to slow cook for 12 to 24 hours. Once the ingredients have slow cooked scoop out the bones and vegetables with a ladle and discard them into the trash.
  2. In a large bowl with a strainer, pour the remaining liquid to filter any particles from the vegetables or the bones that may have been left in the liquid.
  3. Allow the liquid to come to a complete cool then store it in several tupperware containers or mason jars. Freeze until ready to use.
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Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pancakes

A protein-packed recipe for the fluffiest pumpkin pancakes you’ll ever taste.
This is a quick and easy fall-inspired recipe made with spices, Greek yogurt, flour, sugar, maple syrup and pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pancakes

During the fall season, I constantly crave everything pumpkin flavored. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin overnight oats, and pumpkin pancakes.

I was sad to find out that one my favorites had already discontinued their offering of pumpkin pancakes, so I decided to whip up a batch this weekend.

Greek yogurt pumpkin panckes

Filled with fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and pumpkin spice, maple syrup, and greek yogurt, these pumpkin pancakes are a healthy option for you to enjoy one weekend morning. The greek yogurt replaces the butter and the oil in your traditional pancake recipe.

These pancakes are perfect to serve the morning after Thanksgiving  using leftover pumpkin pie filling from the previous night’s dessert.

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pancakes

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pancakes
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large eggs
  2. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  3. 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 tablespoon sugar
  8. 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  9. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  10. 1 1/2 cup of almond milk or regular milk
  11. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  12. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  13. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  14. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  15. 1 can of pumpkin puree
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar,salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, pumpkin pie spice.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt.
  3. Head a large nonstick skillet or griddle to medium-heat and spray it well with nonstick cooking spray or coconut oil. Using a ice cream scooper spoon an even amount of the batter onto the pan for each pancake and cook just until bubbles form around the edges of each pancake. For about 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for a minute.Transfer the pancakes to a non-stick baking sheet and place them into a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Top with butter and maple syrup when ready to serve.
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Kid-Friendly Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Back to school season officially kicked off in Georgia last week. Many kids are heading back to school this month in the southeast. So to help out my mom friends I decided to share this kid-friendly recipe for a berry peach peanut butter yogurt parfait. I love making parfaits for snacks because they are healthy and store well when placed in the refrigerator. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s perfect for the busy mom on the go looking for easy breakfast options or a portable afternoon snack to have after their kids sporting practice. 

Most adults would add granola to their yogurt parfaits. Instead of using granola I swapped it for my favorite organic cereal. Kids love cereal and this is an excellent way to get them to eat something nutritious. I’m also a big fan of eating what’s in season, so I bought what was on sale and chose to use peaches and blackberries as a fruit option. 

To take this parfait recipe to the next level, I added peanut butter to the yogurt to play on the classic childhood favorite, the PB&J. 

This is easy to make and a great project to involve your kids in. Have them help you wash the fruit and layer in the yogurt and cereal. I used love helping my mom in the kitchen as a child. All of the kids as school were also jealous of my lunches because we loved to get creative in the kitchen. A recommendation for keeping these parfaits cool while on the go, place the mason jars in the freezer for our 30 minutes before filling them with the ingredients. This will help keep the yogurt and fruit fresh during transport. 

Check out the berry peach peanut butter yogurt parfait recipe below.

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits
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Ingredients
  1. 1 peach, diced
  2. 1/2 cup of blackberries
  3. 1 cup of Cascadian Farms Purely O's
  4. 1 tbsp honey
  5. 2 mason jars
  6. 1 1/2 cup of yogurt
  7. 2 tbsp peanut butter
Instructions
  1. In a mason jar, layer yogurt, cereal, and fruit. Drizzle top of the fruit with honey.
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Berry Cheesecake Tart

Berry Cheesecake Tart

BerryCheesecakeTart

Berry Cheesecake Tart

Berry Cheesecake Tart

My friends and family and I get together during the summer at least once a month for a barbeque. I’m constantly coming up with new dishes to feed a crowd.

Its Berry Season! Berries have been popping up all over the grocery store produce department in my area on sale lately. I love having mixed berries on waffles, in my yogurt as a snack, and in desserts. 

Today I’m sharing my recipe for a berry cheesecake tart. It is fairly easy to make and is perfect for summer barbeque season. Check out the recipe below.

Berry Cheesecake Tart
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of washed blackberries
  2. 1 cup of washed blueberries
  3. 1 cup of washed raspberries
  4. 1 cup of greek yogurt
  5. 2 packs of Cream Cheese, soften (I used lactose-free)
  6. 2 cups of sugar
  7. 1 lemon, juiced
  8. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  9. 1 store-brought pie crust.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Once oven has pre-heated, roll out your pie crust onto your pie or tart shell neatly. Bake pie crust for 15-20 minutes until brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In your mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt,cream cheese,lemon juice, lemon zest, and sugar. Beat on a low speed until batter is combined.
  3. Add the batter to the pie crust and place in the refrigerator for an hour. After hour organize the berries row by row on top of the cheesecake. Place back in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.
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