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veggie & hummus collard wraps

As a new mom, it can be super tough to find the time to eat healthy - or at all for that matter! Sometimes it's 3pm and I realize that in all the craziness I've forgotten about myself. But these collard wraps are one of my favourite things to prepare in a hurry. It's yummy and super healthy - so I never feel guilty after eating 2 or 3 of them!

After many years of struggling with my weight and seemingly endless health issues, I have come to realize that there is not one diet that works for everyone, and everyone just needs to really listen to their body, and do what works for them. I love this meal because it's vegan and whole food based - so you won't feel heavy or bloated after eating it. I don't always eat vegan though, as I find having so many rules to be just too exhausting. I usually don't do dairy, and I sometimes have meat (but only antibiotic and hormone free!), and I don't eat anything processed -  eating whole foods, and lots of veggies has definitely been the key to health for me.

The great thing about this recipe is also that it is super flexible. You can put whatever you like in it! I like spicy, so I always go for hot banana peppers and spicy hummus. Here it is!

1 collard leaf (stem sliced to flatten for easier wrapping - see second photo)

Hummus (whichever kind you prefer! I like roasted garlic or chipotle best)

Hot Banana Peppers

Avocado (sliced)

Red or Orange Peppers (sliced)

Tomatoes (diced)

Slice the stem of your collard leaf, starting mid-leaf, and continuing towards the end of the stem. This makes it easier to fold the bottom upwards when wrapping. Then cut off the bottom stem of the leaf and load on your toppings. Wrap the sides in first, and then fold up the bottom and voila! Ready to eat.

Enjoy!

xo

Melo

 

 

11/09/15

I'm a big fan of ripped denim. It's just so easy to throw on a pair of fabulous ripped jeans with a tee and a jacket and voila - you're fabulous. Especially now that I've got a baby to take care of, I really need easy to throw on outfits, and this definitely fits the bill.  When we shot this it was actually way too hot for leather - but I'm just SO excited for fall! I love my leather and I miss it in the summer. So now that the weather is cooling down, I'm super pumped to bring out the jackets. Yay for fall.

Jacket similar Jeans similar  Shoes Similar  Tee Aritzia

 

 

03/09/15

Because I have a little baby I end up living in fabrics that are easy to clean - you know....puke...baby food...etc. It's never ending. These are some of my go to pieces so that I feel comfortable, but nothing looks sloppy and everything is easy to wash. And flats are a must for running around with a baby for sure!

Coat: similar  Sneakers: similar  Jeans: similar  Tank: similar

xx
melo

31/08/15

I'm a big fan of basics. So I've pretty much been living in these shorts all summer while I run around with my little guy. But I just got this hat and it's making me wish for some cooler weather. Anyone else excited for fall?

hat: zara  sweater: similar  boots: similar 

xx
melo

CURRENTLY CRAVING

When I started designing prints, it was really to decorate my own home - which is still far from being finished - so I am constantly on the hunt for some new stuff to look good with whatever I'm putting on my wall. Currently I'm craving gold and lucite and geometric shapes, with a little wood and canadiana thrown in there. I also can't get enough plants - I mean...you can really never have too many succulents, right? These are just some pieces I put together that I really badly want. I've also thrown in one of my new prints here that has yet to be released. It is coming soon to the etsy store!

01. West Elm  02. CB2  03. Etsy  04. CB2  05. Umbra  06. West Elm  07. Melo & Co.

xo
Melo

HELLO




Welcome to Melo & Co. Thanks for visiting the site!

After months of planning and designing and redesigning - we have finally launched! As you may be able to tell - minimalism is kind of the deal here. Launching this business has been a labour of love for me. I really have a passion for hand drawn typography and so I just started designing one day and haven't stopped since. All of my prints are hand painted reflect my love for positive thinking and fashion. We should all be happy - and having happy prints around the house helps to remind us everyday to be the awesome people we are.

We all want a unique and fabulous home that expresses our personalities, so I am creating paper goods that help you express your individuality in your home. I care about the environment - so all of our prints are printed on 100% recycled paper - save the trees!

In the near future we will be launching more prints, and cards & notebooks too - so stay tuned.

But in the meantime, visit my etsy shop for more minimalist goodies

If you are looking for a custom print - we do that too. So shoot me an email at info@melo&co.com to inquire.

And follow me on instagram @melo_and_co