Thursday, August 20, 2009

Edible Artwork?

Here are two fun acrylic paintings I did a while back. I am a huge fan of both of these recipes... guacamole and omelettes. And, I have a few more of these "foodie" still life paintings planned.

9" x 12" acrylic on finished canvas

My Guacamole Recipe:

2 medium, ripe Haas avocados -- peeled, pitted, and sliced
3 T chopped cilantro
1/4 onion finely grated
1/4 tomato finely chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and smash lightly by hand with a fork or potato masher. Serve with fresh tortilla chips.

9" x 12" acrylic on finished canvas

My Omelette Recipe (for 2):

5 large eggs
2 T chopped parsley
1 T finely grated onion
2 T bell pepper finely chopped
1/4 cup tomato finely chopped
1 oz. shredded havarti cheese (more or less to taste)
1 T milk
salt and pepper to taste

Beat eggs. Add remaining ingredients and beat together. Add 1 T butter or Pam spray coating to non-stick skillet and cook over medium-high heat. The havarti gives the omelette a wonderful rich and creamy texture.

Hope all my blogging friends are having a blessed and fruitful week!


  1. Christi, you are something else!
    I love your paintings and your recipes! I have never used that kind of cheese before that you put in your omelet. I will have to check that one out!

  2. Girl, truly amazing art work.

    I love guacamole and omelets and will certainly try your recipes.
    I've never put lime juice in guac but I can see where it would be delicious.

    hugs to you,

  3. What a great combination - painting and cooking! Truly wonderful - feasts for the eyes and for the tummy.


  4. These are lovely Christi...Great for a dining room or maybe a seating area in the kitchen...


  5. Well Christie,
    I wish I had a ton of money as I would devote a room in my house to your pictures. I am doing a room makeover right now actually. My son has moved out with a family of his own so it is quite fun to change things up.

  6. Those paintings are done so realistically that I feel as if I could reach out and take one of the vegetables for Sunday supper. Hope that all is going wonderfully for you!

  7. Love the foodies,love guacamole!!!Your a ver talented artist.The foddie looks so real.XXOO Marie Antionette

  8. These are lovely the black backgrounds.


  9. Hi Christi!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! It gave me a chance to come over and meet you.

    I KNOW you understand having the house for sale and trying to create. I bet you are relieved that you made the decision to take it off the market for now. I can't wait to see what you do with your new studio.

    Those paintings are wonderful! How fun that you gave recipes to go along with the paintings.