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Whipped Feta Bruschetta

Whipped Feta Bruschetta


Cream cheese and Feta. Need I say more? A couple of weeks ago I invited some friends over for Bloody Mary’s, Benefit Cosmetics goodie bags via Birchbox, and these tasty treats.

I was originally given this recipe by a friend, but I modified it a little bit!Late summer tomatoes were on the outs and baguettes were on sale! I love the creamy, slightly salty cheese base (thank you Lactaid) and the heirloom tomatoes! This came together quite easily with Neil’s help (he also made a mean Bloody Mary Mix). I think I could have eaten an entire platter.


Whipped Feta Bruschetta

Serves 5..or 1.
1 small package of feta (about 6oz)
1/3 package of cream cheese (let’s be honest, 2oz is not enough)
2/3 cup olive oil
2tbsp lemon juice (not that lemon bottle junk!)
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
3 cloves garlic, minced
2tbsp yellow onion
2tbsp balsamic vinegar
A few handfuls of cherry tomatoes
3tbsp julienned fresh basil leaves
20-25 baguette slices, toasted

Pulse the feta and cream cheese in a food processor or Vitamix until just combined. Add 1/3 cup of olive oil, lemon juice, 1/2tsp salt and 1/4tsp pepper and process until smooth.

Up to an hour before serving, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes. Whisk in the remaining olive oil, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2tsp pepper. Add the tomatoes, stir gently, and set aside for 10 minutes. Stir in basil.

To assemble, spread generously with the cheese mixture. Using a slotted spoon, place tomatoes on top. Sprinkle with extra basil and devour.

Go Rogue

Go Rogue Cheeky Strut


Saturday I was lucky to be a part of a wild and glittery evening at Go Rogue, presented by Cheeky Strut Salon and R and Co Hair. Their talented team braided, crimped and twisted our hair into incredible sculptures for the live hair improv show!

The wardrobe was out of this world (seriously, galaxy leggings and unicorn jumpsuits!) I am still thinking of the dinosaur unicorn leggings and heels that likely wouldn’t make it past TSA. As for the products, I wanted to bottle all of the scents! I can see the Death Valley Dry Shampoo in my weekly hair wash future. I just love the packaging!


Go Rogue
Go Rogue
Go Rogue
Go Rogue
Go Rogue
Go Rogue
Go Rogue

Special thank you to KL for inviting me and letting me borrow your killer heels! Also thank you Hillary for whipping my hair into such a fabulous creation!

Mike + Aja

Aja Commission


So many awesome people [friends, family, Beyonce] have birthdays this month! My friend Aja asked me to illustrate her fur family for her manfriend Michael as a birthday surprise. I had so much fun with this piece! They have two of the most adorable fluffy cats named Nuggets and Oscar that are impossibly laid back. Nuggets and Mike are best friends, despite the mean mugging shown here. Oscar is a sweet rescue kitty with a “chicken wing” foot. I was sure to include his goggles post eye surgery.

I’m quite happy with how this turned out, and even happier that it was well received and ready to hang in their home! Happy Birthday, Mike!


WIP Aja Commission
Ready to transfer the rough sketch!

WIP Aja Commission
Netflix and line work time! I’ve been on a documentary kick the last couple of weeks.

Aja Commission