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I’ve been sun-gazing at sundown for the last three days and I can’t get enough of that golden light in my eyes. Maybe that’s what compelled me to make this kumquat-tangerine marmalade last night. Has that ever been done? I didn’t have bergamots. It’s especially lovely with the dash of orange blossom (neroli) water and Chambord raspberry liqueur I added. Can I please be hired to make fine and fancy things in tiny batches for others? I shouldn’t be the only one eating the sun. #culinaryarts #chefdecuisine #marmalade #whattodowithkumquats #jamonit #glutenfreetoast #artisan #sungazing #imbolc
Nobody actually fills their muffin cups only 2/3 of the way, right? It’s all about the spillover. And since these muffins are low in sugar and full of fiber from sweet potatoes, coconut flour and flax seeds, I shouldn’t see my own muffin top spilling over. These have candied ginger and goji berries, I almost forgot to mention. #veganbaking #paleo #plantbased #healthyfood #intermittentfasting #firstmealoftheday
It’s been on my mind for days to make this and finally it happened. It’s a casserole-ish, lasagna-like sort of thing. Two kinds of beans, brown rice, hatch chilies and stewed chipotles, corn tortillas, spinach, yellow squash, olives, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, lime juice, cilantro and daiya pepper jack. Topped with coconut sour cream. I forgot the corn. Will probably freeze half so I don’t get sick of eating it. I know this account wasn’t supposed to be for food but it’s my only creative outlet right now. #veganfood #plantbased #veganmexican #beans #vegandinner
A simple vegetable soup with a complex broth. I forgot to add the cabbage because once I put the bean thread noodles in, All I cared about was getting to eat them. I guess I’m kind of noodle-starved while trying to lose weight. Anyway, this homemade vegetable broth was simmered for over an hour with sliced ginger, turmeric, garlic, hot pepper, lemongrass and dried porcini mushrooms Then more turmeric, coconut cream, veggies, tofu and noodles. It’s kind of boring, like my life is right now. But the color reminds me of that bright, round thing I used to see up in the sky which made me feel warm. I can’t remember what that thing is called, but I sure miss it. #turmeric #plantbased #healingsoup #broth #veganfood #tofu #noodlesoup
I’m down to one meal a day with my fasting overnight now extending to nearly 18 hours. That means one meal that has to be so delicious I don’t miss the others. Here is a red curry with yams, tofu and green beans. No rice, nobody got time for that. #veganpaleo #veganfood #glutenfreevegan #glutenfree #plantbased #tofu #solublefiber #intermittentfasting #biohacking
I made myself this beautiful bowl of hot and sour soup out of heart-wrenching memories, shattered dreams, agonizing emptiness, aborted missions, unappreciated sacrifices, unfulfilled desire, abandoned visions and unrealized potential. It was seasoned with guilt, shame, deep sadness and regret. I’ll be dining alone on this soup tonight. My wish for 2019 is that the broth of this soup, which contains the concentrated extracts of humility, compassion, forgiveness, self-respect, empowerment and rebirth, will help me to digest the aforementioned ingredients and nourish my soul in all the ways I need it to. I will die and be reborn a hundred times before I leave this world, I imagine, and I’ll always be alone in that process. Unless you’re eating a bowl of rebirth soup along with me, in which case, bon appetit, mon ami. #selfcare #healing #healingfoods #almostvegan #vegetarian #plantbased #cleansing #culinarymedicine #oksomaybethisisamidlifecrisis #ithinkineedadog
This deep purple and holographic glitter pedicure is my way of trying to find some light in the darkness on a very sad and lonely birthday. It’s got to be better than having my day ruined by narcissist addict boyfriends like the last two years, so there’s that. My son is the only one in my entire family who has wished me a happy birthday. Most of my family is dead to me. All I have is memories of being told they were too busy or tired to Celebrate my birthday, or an obligatory, hollow text. Meanwhile, my Facebook page is filling up with loving greetings from people I barely know, new friends, a few diehard old friends, and this is all I have. Go towards the light, like a seedling breaking through the ground. I was born on the lightening side of the solstice, with every passing day filling us with more and more light. It may take a constant reminder to stop looking into the shadows hoping to transform what is there. Today I dedicate myself to a practice of looking to the light, and letting go of who and what doesn’t have enough love, patience, tolerance and compassion to believe in and support me. Whatever lives in the shadows, if it wants to grow and thrive, it will also find a way to reach towards the light. #solstice #selfcare #happybirthdaytome #capricorn #cancermoon #midlifecrisis #virtualhugsaccepted
Not cookies! (Yet) tonight the kitchen witch was busy making body butter, lip balm and dream salve for gifts and to sell or trade at an intimate community gathering on Saturday. Next photo: golden milk paste. Tomorrow night it might be candles if I’m feeling that motivated. I got a huge wind in my sails this week as the days creep closer to the one I was born on, December 24th. I have traditionally spent my birthday alone, making and wrapping gifts, and this time will be no exception. My kids always want to be with their grandparents for Christmas, and I can rarely find anyone free to do the kind of things I like to do on my birthday. Truth be told, I’m so used to doing them alone, it is kind of weird to have someone with me. The last two years, I shared my birthday with men who didn’t deserve the honor. Seriously, both of them totally ruined the day for me. This year, I’m taking it back. I’ll go to this event and hopefully trade some of this stuff for other gifts, then spend my birthday in the studio making things for people I love. I’ve already done almost all the shopping for things the kids need. The only thing left to spend money on is my yearly pedicure. I’ll probably post a pic of that on Monday. Anyway, I’ll be @omcultureseattle on Saturday if anyone is interested in joining us I can send you the Facebook invite. Or if you want to meet up with me to buy some stuff I can do that Saturday as well. #kitchenwitch #herbalist #diychristmas #diygifts #homemadeeverything #goldenmilk #bodybutter #cannabisinfused #cbd
The simple set I did for Stone Soup children’s theater in Seattle. This was mostly volunteer work, with a small stipend and no budget for materials. It was mainly an exercise in rolling with numerous unknowns and last minute plot twists from a capricious director. The play was a montage of songs from various musicals, including Hamilton. I’d love to put some heads together on rounding up more arts funding for children’s theater in general. It’s truly heartwarming to see these kids bravely standing up on stage and singing their hearts out. I would love to be able to give more to theaters around here but like everyone else, I have to earn a living and that takes up most of my time. Let’s make a collective wish that #46 is a president who values the arts enough to allocate federal funding to small theaters like this one. #childrenstheatre #childrenstheater #seattletheatre #setdesign #setpainting
Latest epic collage from my son, @dismal_pretense, based upon a dream he had recently. Please follow him and help him get his art all over Instagram. He is starting to make prints available on paper, clothing and more. I’m sure he will post on his page when that goes fully live. #collageart #collage #collagear #collageoftheday #artistsoninstagram #proudmom #surrealism #psychedelicart
I haven’t had much Korean food in my lifetime between years of vegetarian or veganism and not being able to tolerate MSG. But the words “tofu house” snared me tonight and brought us into this authentic restaurant. So authentic, my soup was almost too spicy to eat. So authentic, they didn’t even bother finishing the walls in the joint, the food is their main concern. So authentic, 80% of the diners were Korean students. I loved the little bowls of condiments and appetizers set out before the meal. Ruby had vegan Bi Bim Bap and I had a tofu soup with seafood (two clams and a whole shrimp that ruby hated looking at). The server cracked an egg into my boiling bowl of soup. Everything was delicious once it cooled down enough to eat. I’ve been in the city a lot more lately than usual because of mural painting and set work I’ve been doing for a children’s theater. It leaves me feeling drained at the end of the day because I am used to being surrounded by far more trees and animals than people. But the culinary adventures make it worth the energy expenditure. We are quite limited out here in the country. Anthony Bourdain would have approved of this place, unfinished walls, kind, cheerful staff, and all. #tofuhouse #tofu #pescatarian #koreanfood #anthonybourdain #partsunknown #seattlefoodie at Korean Tofu House
Some days are simply an exercise in what not to do. Can I get a “Doh!”? My reaction to this, after “you’ve got to be fucking kidding me!”, was what I call “artistic denial”. It’s like spiritual bypassing in that it involves a departure from the physical reality of a situation to dissolve into a creative moment. In this case, instantly realizing that this “accident” resulted in some pretty cool art (second pic). And then, back to reality, the clean-up was not fun, especially in the client’s white bathroom. #painter #artistsoninstagram #painting #mural #muralart #muralartist #seattleartist #polymath #hotmess
I had to take time off from this mural because of shoulder surgery on my painting arm. I’m back at it and it should be finished up this month. I absolutely love painting and sNg to do it more, but other than mural commissions I don’t know how to make a living as a painter so I tend to forget about it. I’ll be available as of January for a new commission if anyone needs a wall painted in the Seattle area. I’ll be starting a personal chef job this month but will still have time to take on art and design jobs. #artistsoninstagram #paintersofinstagram #muralist #pnwartist #pnwmarinelife
And then there’s this. Why did it take B & J so long to make non-dairy ice cream? #vegandessert #veganicecream #benandjerrys #dairyfree
I’ll ful-feel your weeshes with my taco-flavored keeses ....😘😽💋🌮 garlic tofu with spinach and black beans, daiya cheese and coconut yogurt. Bouncing back after a thanksgiving break with dank vegan vittles #vegantacos #plantbased #veganrecipes #dairyfree #meatlessmonday
Real bad-asses have scars that prove it. #survivor
We sleep pretty late around here. I managed to get up early enough on Saturday to catch this view behind the house. I am so blessed to live here in this forest. I could sure use some help so I don’t lose my home. If you want to find out how you can help, please send a DM and I will direct you to my email. #naturephotography #forestlife #pnw #cascadia #starvingartist #singlemom #pleasebuysomething #investorneeded #artistsoninstagram
Ok just one more food post before I go back to sharing non-edible art. We made salad rolls last night after frying some tofu. They came out just ok, not spectacular. Lacking Thai basil, and I like these a lot better with shrimp so they were kinda tasteless. The peanut sauce helped. They are fun to make once you get the hang of working with the rice paper. I always feel like a Vietnamese grandma when sit down to make rice paper rolls. #veganvietnamese #springrolls #saladrolls #tofu #veganchef
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