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How to make the holidays dishes more enjoyable with berries.

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With the holidays season bestowed upon us, we cannot help but eagerly anticipate the excitement for the holiday dishes we will be sharing with our loved ones, savoring and preparing our memorable holiday feast. As delicious most of our favorite holiday dishes may be, on its own, nothing completes these holiday meals any better than with the touch of delicious, healthy berries made by the leader of the premium of all-natural dried fruits market Stoneridge Orchards.

The Kitchen Table, Stoneridge Orchards, Holidays

Stylehopping had the pleasure of attending Stoneridge Orchards A Taste of Winter, an evening event in NYC where Carlene Thomas a nutritionist from Healthfully Ever After, spoke about the benefits of consuming berries, as well as insights and some quick and easy holiday delights from the very talented, Chef Lisa Adams.

Stoneridge Orchards, Cheese, Berries, Holidays

Because homemade cranberry sauce is a staple in every household’s holiday table, Stoneridge Orchards Brand Ambassador, Chef, and blogger at All Good Things blog, Lisa Adams spiced things up and combined a few ingredients as a proposal for the festivities.

Chef Lisa Adams,Stoneridge Orchards, Cheese, Berries, Holidays

Quinoa Cranberry Pilaf, Stoneridge Orchards, Chef Lisa Adams

Impress your guests this holiday with some quick and easy holiday delights from the all-natural ingredients that Stoneridge Orchards offers, which are all natural; contain NO HFCS, sulfites, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors or flavor, NON-GMO Verified, and Kosher Certified. In addition to being good for your health, Stoneridge Orchards products are full of flavor, where each bite is a special treat for your family and guest during this holiday season.

Stoneridge Orchards, Holidays

Stoneridge Orchards products are great additions to salads, bakery items, as a snack or trail mix. Conveniently packaged in resealable packs. It is available at Walmart, as well as www.iherb.com/stoneridge-orchards.

Stoneridge Orchards, Holidays

Enjoy this delicious recipe to prepare for the upcoming holidays and special occasions, courtesy of Chef Lisa Adams.

Chef Lisa Adams, Stoneridge Orchards Blueberries,

 

Ingredients

6 Baby Lamb Chops
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp Stoneridge Orchards Dried Blueberries
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Pistachios toasted and chopped

Method

Mix brown sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper and pat onto the lamb chops. Grill lamb chops over medium heat until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 125 F for medium-rare, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, add the balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until reduced by a third. Add the blueberries and honey. Cook for another minute. Stir in the butter. Arrange the chops on a platter, spoon blueberry sauce over them and scatter with the toasted pistachios.

By Carol Dubon and Angelica Guillen

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Stylish celebration of Diwali in New York!

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Diwali is a tradition passed through generations all across the globe including New York City.

Desai Foundation

Diwali, The Festival of the lights is celebrated every year by the Hindu community all over the world. It is one of the most cheerful, colorful and enthusiastic celebrations spreading happiness and positivity, embracing the good over the evil. The Stylehopping team had the opportunity to experience this traditional event hosted by Megha Desai, Director of The Desai Foundation.

Over 300 guest attended the 3rd Annual Diwali on the Hudson to support The Desai Foundation which mission is to help the community by promoting better health and education, implementing educational programs to promote Indian culture and heritage in the United States.

All the attendees enjoyed the exotic mix of western, Bhangra and Bollywood Tracks by DJ Rekha, a full open bar, delicious Indian food and desserts courtesy of Desi Galli, The Kulfi Co., and Rajbhog Foods, Inc.

Desi Galli, indian food

Diwali on the Hudson

The event was held at Sunset Terrace, Chelsea Piers where a very stylish crowd made this event very enjoyable, all wearing very elegant and fashionable outfits to the event. Nyla Rodgers, (MAMA HOPE), DJ Logic, Kirk Douglas (The Roots), Falu Shah (Singer), Nihal Mehta (ENIAC Ventures), Anu Duggal (Female Founders Fund), Madhuri Parson (Designer), entrepreneurs Kavitha Shukla, Gary Sharma (GarysGuide) and Elisa Miller (Out of Women 2.0) were among the attendees.

Nyla Rodgers (MAMA HOPE Founder), Megha Desai (Desai Foundation Director)
Nyla Rodgers, Megha Desai wearing Payal Singhal

 

Kirk Douglas, DJ Logic, Falu Shah (Left to right)
Kirk Douglas, DJ Logic, Falu Shah (Left to right)

 

Teresa Bigelow, Nihal Mehta and Anu Duggal (Right to Left)
Teresa Bigelow (Dilip Mehra Saree), Nihal Mehta and Anu Duggal (Sabyasachi Dress). Right to Left

 

Designer Zameer Kassam
Designer Zameer Kassam and companion. Right to left.

 

Sonali Patel and companions
Sonali Patel (center) and companion (left) dressed by Anjali Dulhanj Atirmav

 

The Desai Family-Founders of The Desai Foundation
The Desai Family

 

Angelica Guillen and Carol Dubon
Stylehopping Team: Angelica Guillen (Asos Dress) and Carol Dubon (ECI-New York Dress). Left to right.

For next year Diwali celebration and to learn more about the work of The Desai Foundation please visit their website at www.thedesaifoundation.org

Photo Credit: J’adore Andy Photography and Carol Dubon

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Predestined by art…

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Vintage, romantic, flowers, predestinedinlove, gossamer, lace,,ethereal, angelica guillen, stylehopping

It was a rainy day; I arrived 15 minutes after 10 am holding a cup of coffee in one hand and full of excitement. Sandra Cristina approached the door with a warm and pleasant smile on her face, she introduced herself and the MUA/Hairstylist Cristiane, 5 minutes later we started getting ready to shoot.

The studio was beautiful, romantic and elegantly decorated with huge windows that filtered the natural light to the space, just a dream come true for any photographer/artist. I was wearing vintage pieces by Gossamer, and the chemistry was magical, the dream team making art.  We created a very romantic and ethereal collaboration. It was predestined. (more…)

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