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Illustrations by Robert Steven Connett, a self-taught artist... crss

LOS ANGELES READERSValerio Olgiati will be in LA January 30th at...

LOS ANGELES READERS Valerio Olgiati will be in LA January 30th at 7:00pm  to give a lecture at Sci-Arc regarding recent projects and work. With recent project completions in Miami and Bahrain (above), and publications including his recent manifesto on non-referential architecture , the conversation should be interesting in the context of Los Angeles, where the architect briefly practiced in the mid 1980s.

Butternut Squash Soup

This Butternut Squash Soup is so creamy and delicious! It has minimal ingredients and a bold flavor! It's the perfect combo deal! This recipe is one of my favorite soups ever! I make this soup in the Instant Pot for easy cooking and easy clean up! I love it and I think you will too! Make it with me! You guys all know how much I love using my Instant Pot! One of the best things to make in the Instant Pot is soup! Not only will it heat the ingredients and give it a good flavor, but it also cooks ingredients like potatoes, squash, and meat. Don't have an Instant Pot yet?  Shop the Instant Pot I like to use pre cubed butternut squash to make this recipe even easier to throw together! You can use fresh or frozen cubes. I found mine a Smith's in the freezer section and at Costco. You can also cube the squash yourself if you want to go that route, it will just add an extra step. I use my Immersion Hand Blender to make this soup creamy and smooth. I always use

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice

This Mango Sticky Rice is a copycat Thai dish that is made in the Instant Pot! This method is a simplified version of making traditional sticky rice. This dessert is quick, easy, and delicious! 5 ingredients is all you need to throw this dish together! Plus, it's easy to make a lot so it's great for feeding a crowd! Make it with me! If you have had traditional Mango Sticky Rice, you will notice that the consistency is a little different than traditional recipes. But, the taste is the same and it's easy to make in the Instant Pot! Traditional sticky rice is made using a steam method in a wicker basket. The cream sauce is then poured over the top of the rice when serving. In my copycat recipe, I cook the rice in the Instant Pot and stir in the cream sauce. I recommend using Jasmine rice for this recipe! It has the closest texture to sticky rice, without having to steam it! You can buy Jasmine rice at your normal grocery store. You will also need mang

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps are one of my favorite dishes to make! These Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps have all the flavors of your favorite Korean recipes but made budget-friendly with ground beef. It’s delicious served over rice or wrapped in lettuce leaves! This recipes comes together in a matter of minutes and it's a recipe the whole family will enjoy. Make it with me! This recipe is a budget friendly Korean Beef because we are using ground beef rather than flank steak. Both options of meat are delicious! The ground beef is a little easier to cook and is more cost effective. Choosing a lettuce for the wraps. Personally, I like using iceberg lettuce for my lettuce wraps because I like the crunch and the flavor of iceberg. You can also use butter lettuce, the pretty darker green leafs, to be the wrap. Both are great options, it just depends on personal preference. Pro tip, use both lettuces. Layer the butter lettuce and the iceberg together and get the best of both worlds! Yo

Casey Weldon lives and works in Seattle. He is renowned for his... crss

Casey Weldon lives and works in Seattle. He is renowned for his vibrant color pallet and use of light. His body of work covers a range of styles and a broad subject matter. In this particular series he offers a combination of portraiture and naturalism in which his subjects glow ominously in their surroundings. Follow @CrossConnectMag on Instagram! crss

Casey Weldon lives and works in Seattle. He is renowned for his...

Casey Weldon lives and works in Seattle. He is renowned for his vibrant color pallet and use of light. His body of work covers a range of styles and a broad subject matter. In this particular series he offers a combination of portraiture and naturalism in which his subjects glow ominously in their surroundings. Follow @CrossConnectMag on Instagram!