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Meal to Room


Inspiration can truly come from anywhere, in this case, it came from Team Jungalow lunch cooked up by Bethany — a delicious salad medley served on some of our fun Moroccan dishware that I scooped up at the Hotel Figueroa liquidation sale last year.


After making horchata the other day, we were left wondering to do with the leftover rice and almonds used which led to this experimental salad of toasted rice and almonds.

P’s and Q  Salad
(4 servings)

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 ½ cup pea tendrils

1 ½ cup peas

½ shallot

2-4 cloves of garlic

1 cup mint (divided in two)

Lightly saute shallots, garlic and peas.

Toss shallots, garlic, peas, quinoa, pea tendrils and half of the mint in a bowl.

Sprinkle the remaining mint on top and serve.

Horchata-7And this carrot salad brought in that pretty orange to the meal as well as the bedroom in the form of the vintage suzani we put behind the bed.

No Waste Carrot Salad
(4 servings)

1.5 cups toasted rice

.5 cup toasted almonds

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup of pitted dates quartered

2 cups of roasted delicata squash

zest and juice of a mandarin orange

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of cardamom

pinch of cumin

2 tbs honey

¼ cup calendula petals

With the exception of the petals, toss all ingredients together, sprinkle with petals and serve.


And here is the bedroom that goes with healthy meal ;)


The indigo patchwork quilt recalls the blue Moroccan dishes. The vintage suzani recalls the carrot salad. The mix of tropical foliage in back recalls the pea tendrils in the other salad. The sunburst rattan mirror is echoed in the sunshiny yellow plate from R.wood studio.


Pretty fun, huh?


Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

7 responses to “Meal to Room”

  1. Caitlin says:

    What a beautiful display! And those plates are everything! Can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  2. Is the decor turkish or moroccan?

  3. No wonder they say that the dish that is served very nicely will be much tastier than the dish that is served usually.

  4. Veronica says:

    I’m so grateful for this information

  5. Milly says:

    This is the information I am looking for.

  6. Dianne says:

    a feast for the senses, for sure! Can’t wait to try the salads

  7. Om says:

    i m very health concuss , i love salads, thank you for sharing very god and easy salads recipe, god bless you.

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