Do we want to talk about it? I know Valentine’s day can be a strong love it or leave it for most but there’s no need to make it a big fuss. The gals behind The Global Style have you covered from breakfast to dessert with a combination of DIYs and recipes to inspire your own displays of affection. Today, I’m sharing up a henna inspired napkin ring DIY and my own chana masala recipe that’s sure to hit the spot!
Boho Henna Inspired Napkin Rings Tutorial
Create a special handmade piece for your romantic Bohemian table setting this Valentine’s day with these painted napkin rings. Using paint pens makes this craft an easy and relatively mess free one!
1. Prepare the napkin rings by making sure they are clean.
2. Prime the paint pens by shaking and pressing them until the tip is saturated with ink.
3. Using a pencil, draw 4 tick marks equal distance around the base of the ring.
4. Draw 4 more ticks on the other end rotated so that they are halfway between the marks on the other end.
5. With the pink pen, use the tick marks as a guide to create a petal shape.
6. Then create a skinnier petal shape by following the same shape.
7. Using the white pen, draw dots between the two layers of petal shapes.
This gives you a basic, but very pretty design that adds a little feminine touch to your table setting. You can change the colors to suit your style. Feeling especially steady handed and creative? Why not try free handing?
All that crafting make you hungry?
Valentine’s Day Dinner Chana Masala Recipe
This one pan (plus a rice cooker) dish is hearty, flavorful, naturally vegan and reheats deliciously. Buy shelf stable cans and frozen goods to keep on hand to make this a pantry staple meal. Tip: try adding potatoes and carrots!
Makes 6 servings
1 cup basmati rice
2 cups water
1/2 white onion diced
1 clove garlic minced
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 tablespoons curry powder
1/2 15 ounce can coconut milk
1 15 ounce diced tomatoes
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 cans garbanzo beans
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups frozen broccoli
1. Add 2 cups water to 1 cup basmati rice in a rice cooker or cook according to package instructions.
2. Heat pan over low-medium heat. Add cooking oil and curry powder. Let heat until fragrant.
3. Add onions and garlic to pan and cook until translucent.
4. Toss garbanzo beans with salt and pepper and add to pan.
5. Reduce heat to low and add coconut milk, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
6. Mix until liquids are fully incorporated.
7. Bring heat back up to low-medium and add broccoli.
8. Simmer for 30-40 minutes until sauce as thickened to hold mixture together without thinning out immediately.
9. Serve warm over basmati rice.
You can serve this dish with naan and fresh fruit for a multi course meal or keep it simple with the one dish. Make sure to make the extra because your partner will want some for later!
Don’t miss the other meals of the day!
Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living is sharing cinnamon sugar croissants and wine glass centerpiece for breakfast.
Kathy from Up To Date Interiors is sharing tribal inspired LOVE table decor for Lunch.
I’m sharing henna inspired napkin rings and my Chana Masala Recipe. Save this post to Facebook or Pinterest to have it for later!
Jessica from House Homemade is sharing arrow decorations and dipped Oreos for dessert!