Start your Monday off right with five gob-smacking websites from Stupidly Simple Snack’s Amy Cao. When it comes to food, the Internet is chock-full of culinary sites. But we find it can be overwhelming to sort through the good, the bad and the half-baked foodie content out there. Googling food websites will return so many search results your glycemic index might skyrocket through the roof and straight on to the moon. And if the moon is in fact made of cheese, well you’re in trouble. So let Cao keep your feet firmly planted on the ground with her expert recommendations.

When you aren’t checking out the Hungry Nation network, naturally, take a gander at Amy’s fresh five to get your food fix. Just as we wouldn’t let fresh food spoil, so we promise not to spoil her fresh five. But here’s a nice whiff of where to get the full meal. And by whiff, we mean link love and by meal, we mean food website. We’d also work on our metaphors, if we weren’t so darn distracted by this week’s Fresh Five.

Foodspotting – not just restaurants, but dish recommendations!

ParlaFood – a food and travel blog based out of Italy, ‘nuff said.

LondonEater – more than just foodporn, but also great foodporn.

Midtown Lunch – never spend your lunch hour eating jalapeno poppers alone at TGIFriday’s again!

Eataku – a talent scout for Marvel Comics, shares his passion for food scouting. 

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Say Hello to Stupidly Simple Snacks

Hey there, soldier. Judging by your tired eyes and the pen ink all over your white shirt, we can tell it’s been a long week. Hasn’t it? I bet a delicious snack would pick you right up! Say, perhaps some Banana Pudding or Holiday Reverse S’mores or Caramel Apples or even some savory Hummus. Okay, you’re licking your lips and nodding, that’s a good sign. Now what if we told you all you have to do to get these yummy treats… is make them yourself? Wait, no no no, come back. Please stop crying. It’s going to be so easy, trust us. We promise it will be easy, nay, stupidly simple! There, there. There, there. It’s almost the weekend.

Meet Hungry Nation’s Amy Cao. Her snack recipes are so stupidly simple that they’re downright smart. Whether a whiz in the kitchen or just a food spectator, anyone can appreciate her user-friendly instructions. In fact, Stupidly Simple Snacks can turn the fact that you “can’t cook” into one of your best-kept secrets. The joke’s on them, but the treats will be all you.  

Cozy up to Amy as she makes an Italian fave of cantelope with prosciutto in the above video. And if you’re curious about the deviled egg recipe she mentions as an all-time favorite – and let’s not kid ourselves here, you definitely are – well, you can check it out right here. When it comes to Stupidly Simply Snacks, we can’t help but make things easy for you.

Speaking of eggs, you can check out her latest egg-cellent (sorry) recipe on her channel, which you may as well subscribe to while you’re there. It’s so, you guessed it, simple!

Stay strong, Hungry Nation, your boss can’t hurt you on Saturdays.  

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!! 😄


Wedding Card

I have been working on a wedding card for a friend. This has been a constantly changing project which started back in 2014, eventually the Bride and Groom came with an idea inspired by the designs of Alma Langerak.

Totally different from what I’m used to draw and eventually because of limited time, I decided to draw everything in pieces and putting them all together using Pixelmator. So the first four images are the images used to create the inside and the outside of this wedding card. Yes that single flower filled the whole tree :)

I know I haven’t been very active with Paper this year, this card has been one of the reasons for that. It actually took away some of the joy in drawing. But I’m finding my joy again, working on a new piece right now, maybe I’ll post a WIP later today or tomorrow.

amycao, I would tell you when the wedding card was ready, so here it is :)

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