Working from home is a beautiful thing... more time to be with your family, for some people the chance to be more productive, and above all, the ability to be on your own schedule. No matter how flexible you opt to be, the goal is to be able to be as comfortable as possible, as you're now in the comfort of your own home. Making your space as cozy and 'you' as can be is key -- your home office should spark creativity, inspire you to get your best work done and be the birthplace of your most fantastic ideas. Here are of my favorite local South Bay furniture & home decor stores to make your home office truly enviable.
Artistic Habitat in Redondo Beach - Sustainable and gorgeous home decor and furniture
If you'd like to have your space designed for you, look to the best...
If shopping online is your preference, click on each image below to shop chic + stylish home office supplies that will truly elevate your space!
What does your ultimate home office look like? Are there any local stores you love that I missed?
Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Basil Pesto...
Recipe via Minimalist Baker
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 55 mins
A simple, 9-ingredient spaghetti squash pasta with sun-dried tomato and basil pesto! A light, plant-based meal that's perfect for fall and winter.
Recipe type: Entrée, Side
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
Serves: 2 as entree, 4 as a side
- 1 large or 2 small spaghetti squash
- 1/4 cup (30 g) raw cashews
- 1/4 cup (33 g) toasted pine nuts (or raw walnuts)
- 2 Tbsp (6 g) nutritional yeast
- 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
- 2 cups (~120 g) fresh basil, packed
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 1/2 Tbsp or 9 g)
- 3 Tbsp (20 g) sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (if in oil, drain)
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
FOR SERVING optional
- Toasted pine nuts
- Vegan parmesan cheese
- Red pepper flakes
- Garlic bread
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and line a large baking sheet with foil.
- Carefully halve spaghetti squash lengthwise using a sharp knife. I find the best way is to pierce the skin with the very tip of the knife and push it all the way through to the other side. Rock the knife back and forth to cut one half all the way through, then repeat on the other side. Use an ice cream scoop (or sharp spoon) to scrape out the seeds and most of the stringy parts.
- Brush the interior with oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Place cut-side down on baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes, or until a knife easily pierces the skin and flesh. Remove from oven and set aside.
- In the meantime, add cashews, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, and sea salt to a blender or food processor and pulse until a fine meal.
- Add basil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and olive oil and puree into a fine paste. If it has trouble mixing, add a bit more oil or hot water (2-3 Tbsp) to help encourage it along. It doesn’t need to be finely pureed, just well-mixed. A bit of texture is a good thing in this dish. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
- Use a fork to scoop out spaghetti squash into fine strings and divide between serving plates. Top with desired amount of pesto and lightly toss.
- Serve with additional toppings as desired (listed above). I prefer red pepper flakes and vegan parmesan cheese.
- Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, though best when fresh. Pasta can be enjoyed hot, chilled, or at room temperature.