hubs heart healthy brunch

This year will be all about mastering health and balance. I want my husband to live forever and that starts with breakfast. Here we have gluten free oatmeal + fresh blackberries + shaved coconut + lupita’s local honey + toasted pecans + raisins + almond milk + fresh squeezed oj.


yucca hash

Astellar yucca hash + smoked pork loin + truffles + farm fresh egg + avocado + berries for my husband.
I can not eat nightshades therefore, I can’t eat potatoes. So sad for me. I LOVE potatoes. Alas, I discovered I can eat yucca and sweet potatoes so I am currently making recipes containing these substitutes.


mason jar lid hack

I made a fried egg sandwich for breakfast this morning, but boy was my egg an UGLY, messy shape. I wanted to use a circle cookie cutter to cut around this mess after I cooked it. Alas, I didn’t have one, but out of the corner of my eye I saw a mason jar lid ring! I popped out the lid top and cut a perfect circle out of my ugly egg. Success! Life hacked.


Fruitvale Station takes home a couple big wins at the Gotham Awards.

Michael B Jordan, Mel Diaz, and Ryan Coogler have been having a very good week. Here is a pic I snagged from Mel’s Instagram after MBJ won at the Gotham Awards last night. So proud to have fed these talented actors on this movie. ❤️


astellar is popping up at the native tongues appreciation night! ❤️

We are popping up at the Native Tongues appreciation night at Project One Gallery in San Francisco on Saturday! Think De la Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah, Black Sheep, etc. Starts at 9pm. We will be selling tacos until we run out!
Project One Gallery
251 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 938-7173
Here is the menu. See you there!

Here is the flyer for the event!


Astellar mini farm update.

When we lived in our first home, we didn’t have the proper yard space with the right amount of sun so we planted an urban farm in milk crates. This made it easy to move the plants around the light. Since then we have moved and my lovely father in law graciously installed raised beds and a drip system.
In our first garden we planted cauliflower, kale, broccoli, and lettuces. At first broccoli was in abundance. But then we got the whitefly. I wasn’t around enough to take care of the garden and without any prior knowledge of how to properly take care of a garden, we miserably failed our first harvest. Since then I have been told that earthworm castings curbs whitefly.
Second season I decided herbs were the way to go in at least a full bed. I have three beds total. Success! I still have tons of parsley, rosemary, thyme, chives, mint, lemon basil, and oregano. It is so clutch to have these things at my disposal. I cook everyday!! My friend, Ji, gave me advice to make a fish emulsion mixture and feed my garden. Guess what!?! It totally works! I also planted zucchini, gherkin and persian cucumbers. I had to give zucchini away!!
Now we are moving into winter and I planted heirloom carrots, spinach, kale, chard, and all my herbs are still in abundance. Promise to keep you updated. I have really enjoyed the farm to table experience.


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