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Life is Messy Kitchen Launch Party

Life is Messy Kitchen Launch Party

 

Hoping to hear all the inside secrets behind the making of Life is Messy Kitchen? Like, what it was like to work with a professional photographer? The recipes testing + finding (or not finding) the ingredients? The crazy process of designing the cover? The meltdowns? The stuff that went utterly wrong, like that time we killed a dehydrator… TWICE?

 

Well, you’re in luck, cuz I’m hosting a Life is Messy Kitchen Launch Party together with Marcela Macias + Marbel Canseco, TODAY, November 25 at 3PM ESTClick here to RSVP + save your seat!

 

And you wanna be there because we will be giving away signed copies of the book + the cutest kitchen props ever. AHHHH!!! It’s true.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

 

Photography Credit

Susana Aramburú

The Mess Behind the Book

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Friday Video Time is BACK!

 

My hair is still in crazy launch mode anymore, but we’re getting there. (Everything that’s not my pajamas is progress.)

 

This week marked the culmination of a 15-month in the making creative project: Life is Messy Kitchen. On Tuesday, thousands of people visited the site. Crashed it after one hour. We were back shortly. Then Europe woke up + crashed it again. Doubled our bandwidth. Doubled it again last night after receiving an alert that the domain www.lifeismessykitchen.com was about to exceed its bandwidth limit. I have never been prouder of my community hehehe. That’s what I call an avalanche of love. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

 

What people get to see is the end, the final product, the editor’s cut, the proofread edition, the gorgeous book behind the mess.  Showing off perfect it easy. Sharing what happened before the story of triumph is what’s hard.

 

I have so many glossy things in my archives to show you. All those happy testimonials from clients. All the doors that have already opened for me + my team. All the tweets. All the recipe recreations that have started to pour in. It’s always a good time to share those. But today is not that day. Today, I’m here to talk about the messy parts people don’t see.. don’t talk about.

 

Click play to watch the most vulnerable I’ve given myself permission to get!

 

 

CLICK TO TWEET: Rock bottom prepares you for extraordinary adventures – http://bit.ly/1F8PqZj @mayicarles

 

CLICK TO TWEET: When we are brave enough to show up, we will discovered the infinite power of our light – http://bit.ly/1F8PqZj @mayicarles

 

CLICK TO TWEET: Mess exists to help you craft the most epic story of triumph EVAH – http://bit.ly/1F8PqZj @mayicarles

 

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join us

Hoping to hear all the inside secrets behind the making of Life is Messy Kitchen? Like, what it was like to work with a professional photographer? The recipes testing + finding (or not finding) the ingredients? The crazy process of designing the cover? The meltdowns? The stuff that went utterly wrong, like that time we killed a dehydrator… TWICE?

 

Well, you’re in luck, cuz I’m hosting a Life is Messy Kitchen Launch Party this next Tuesday, November 25 at 3PM ESTClick here to RSVP + save your seat!

 

And you wanna be there because we will be giving away signed copies of the book + the cutest kitchen props ever. AHHHH!!! It’s true.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

 

Photography Credit

Susana Aramburú

Life is Messy Kitchen Teaser

HELP!!! Please tie my hands to the back of my chair. I cannot control myself from leaking more Life is Messy Kitchen behind the scenes. I hope by the time November 18 comes around, I’ve managed to at least keep the book cover a secret.

 

Goshhh! I could never be the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy. I’m the worst secret-keeper in the galaxy.

 

Having cleared that out to assume no responsibility for third party damages, here’s a lil’ teaser of our trailer video:

 

 

CLICK TO TWEET: Impatiently waiting for Life is Messy Kitchen to come out after watching the teaser – http://bit.ly/1zoY6cx @mayicarles

 

Who’s excited about the full Life is Messy Kitchen mini movie now? I know right? It’ll premier this November 18. Bring popcorn.

 

A special thanks to Joey Loreto + Dorina Szabokelly + my cousin Karina Pallares + uber talented Sarah Tyler for this amazing video collab.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

Behind the Scenes: Life is Messy Kitchen Top Secret Project

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Flight attendants, please prepare for departure. Life is Messy Kitchen launches in ONE WEEK!!! Countdown will commence in 3-2-1…

 

CLICK TO TWEET: Life is Messy Kitchen launches in ONE WEEK!!! Get it first – http://bit.ly/1gnWpqt @mayicarles

 

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This week, we are putting together the last puzzle pieces + hopefully pulling the last all-nighters of the year + finishing a very top secret coloring book with the tri-MC League (Marbel Canseco + Marcela Claudia Macias + yours truly, Mayi Carles).

 

Here’s a sneak peek… SHHHH!!!

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CLICK TO TWEET: SHHH!!! Behind the Scenes: Life is Messy Kitchen Top Secret Project – http://ctt.ec/EBZ2e+ @mayicarles

 

Between Marcela’s jaw-dropping photographs + Marbelita’s killer design ideation + guest recipes from my favorite foodie friends + a ton of quirky illustrations hand painted by yours truly + your generous spread-the-words, I’ll be surprised if Oprah’s people don’t call. And shocked if you don’t faint from glee. (Bring a pillow to cushion your landing, just to be safe.)

 

By the way, if you have no intentions of owning a copy of Life is Messy Kitchen, HIDE YOUR KIDS. I repeat, hide your kids. If those lil’ supers see it, you’ll be screwed. Like when they see Lucky Charms in the cereal aisle. There’s no turning back. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you.

 

Stay tuned for more Life is Messy Kitchen behind the scenes magic!

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

 

P.S.: If you would like to be a part of the Life is Messy Kitchen LAUNCH-O-RAMANESS for a chance to win cool prices + social media love from me + good karma calorie-free cookie points, shoot me an e-mail at mayicarles@gmail.com.

 

Photography Credit

Sarah Tyler

Creepy Veggie Canoe with Bloody Sauce

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Trick or treat yo’ self with this Halloween meal special: Creepy Veggie Canoe with Bloody Sauce. Delicious + nutritious + a lil’ terrifying. EEK + yummy. All at once. It must be witchcraft.

 

This recipe is gluten-free + sugar-free. And if you omit the mozzarella, well you just got yourself a vegan feast.

 

It’s so easy to make, you gotta try it!

 

Cue the Alfred Hitchcock soundtrack. And let’s eat!

 

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veggie canoe ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cooked
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • ½ cup mozzarella mini balls (optional)
  • Bloody Sauce (see below)

 

veggie canoe directions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F. Prick sweet potatoes a few times with a fork. Place on a baking sheet in the oven + roast for 30-45 minutes. You will know it’s done when a knife can easily pierce the skin + the center is soft.

 

Step 2: Remove sweet potatoes from oven + slice each one down the center, like a jacket.

 

Step 3: Stuff the sweet potato with toppings. Pour Red Pepper Mole over the top. Serve + enjoy.

 

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bloody sauce ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle
  • 1 medium onion
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can red peppers
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • 1 freshly squeezed lime

 

bloody sauce directions

Step 1: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt oil + add all spices. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about a minute. Add onions + salt, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic + tomatoes, and cook another couple minutes. If the pot gets dry at any point, add a little of the juice from the red peppers.

 

Step 2: Pour canned red peppers into the pot + cook for 5 minutes.

 

Step 3: Carefully transfer the mixture to a blender. Add pitted dates + cacao powder + almond butter + lime juice. Blend on high, adding water to thin as needed, until desired consistency is reached.

 

Step 4: Serve. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to one week.

 

Enjoy!

 

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i need your help

You might have heard, Life is Messy Kitchen comes out November 18. I’m overly excited + nauseous too. I really feel something BIG is coming. And I would like you to be a part of it. I really think this project has the potential to reach Oprah’s Favorite Things list. But I can’t do it without you.

 

If you’ve been following me for a while, or just joined in, this is your chance to play a big role in something real special. To see something go from nothing to a best-selling sensation that touches the lives of millions. And you’ll get to tell your grandkids, “Yeah, I was a part of that. I raised my hand first. I knew Mayi before she made it. When people still made fun of her videos. I was there, at the very beginning. Before Oprah.” LOL.

 

So, would you like to be a part of the Life is Messy Kitchen movement? I know you would do it just because, but it’s also nice to know there will be to cool prices + social media love from me + good karma calorie-free cookie points. You in?

 

Wait… seriously? You would do that for me? For Marcela Macias, my rockstar photographer? For Marbel Canseco, my genius book designer? For every artist + chef + foodie + mad scientist + blogger that left their mark in this book? You know what that means to us? Shoot me an e-mail to mayicarles@gmail.com + I’ll send you all the details my friend!

 

If this books makes it to… who know, The Ellen Show, it will be because of YOU!

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

 

Photography Credit

Marcela Macias // Susana Aramburú

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