Wednesday, August 17, 2011

French Canisters, A Recipe & Debra Hall Lifestyles


Hi there!

I wanted to share with you a simple healthy recipe I found for

eating clean, my French canisters

and my talented friend Debra Hall of Debra Hall

Lifestyle’s new blog and website.

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This rice pilaf recipe is simple and healthy.

Have you ever heard of using avocado oil instead of olive oil?

Delicious and nutritious!!!

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2 Tbsp of Avocado oil

1 yellow onion (peeled and chopped)

1 carrot (peeled and grated)

2 small firm zucchini, (grated and drained of juice)

1 clove of garlic (passed through a garlic press)

2 Tsp of cracked coriander

1 cup of basmati rice (soak rice for one hour before use)

2 cups of vegetable stock or chicken stock

1 Tsp of sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

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In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion, carrot and zucchini cook until soft.

Add garlic and coriander and cook until garlic becomes fragrant.

Drain rice, rinse and add to skillet.

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Heat through about 5 minutes.

Add stock and bring to a boil, once boiling, reduce heat and let cook for 30 minutes or until

rice is tender. Once rice is cooked turn heat off, let pan sit covered for 5 minutes.

Salt and pepper to taste. YUMMY!

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I love these French Canisters. They are the perfect white with

small veins of blue. I have been re-decorating and will show you

what I have been up to next.


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   I would like to introduce to you  my friend

Debra Hall of

Debra Hall Lifestyles!

Debra and I have been working together this past month on some

fun things.  It started with me photographing her house and quickly

developed into a new blog, website and friendship.

She is extremely talented and has an amazing eye.


If you like the English Countryside, Industrial finds, gorgeous Vintage Jewelry

and much more, be sure to visit her website and follow her blog.

She has great idea’s that you won’t want to miss


(images for Debra Hall’s website by Lu Tapp Photography)

Be back soon!!

Have a wonderful day



  1. Love your french canisters and cant wait to see what changes you have made in your decor~ Thanks for the recipe too! xo Rachel

  2. LOOKS YUMMY !!! look forward to your photos everytime! Canisters are so cute!!!! take care

  3. That recipe looks wonderful! I love the tip about the avocado oil, i'm so trying this! Precious little canisters, now i'm off to see your new friend's blog...


  4. I will make your rice:0 It looks delicious.And the canisters? Just beautiful.

  5. The pilaf looks great. Guy loves pilaf, so I'll try it. Can't wait to see the new photos of your decorating. Love the canisters!

  6. The rice looks wonderful. Really hungry now.