Boho Napkin Rings and Chana Masala Recipe

[caption id="attachment_7097" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Chana Masala dinner with DIY henna inspired napkin rings. Chana Masala dinner with DIY henna inspired napkin rings.[/caption]

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!

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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.

[caption id="attachment_7095" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Mix pretty hand painted napkin rings with colorful cloth napkins. Mix pretty hand painted napkin rings with colorful cloth napkins.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_7096" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Simple and pretty boho table setting with DIY painted napkin ring. Simple and pretty boho table with DIY painted napkin ring.[/caption]

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?

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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.

10. Enjoy!

[caption id="attachment_7090" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Vegan chana masala dinner recipe. Vegan chana masala dinner recipe.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_7092" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Romantic Bohemian chana masala dinner for fresh flowers and libations. Romantic Bohemian chana masala dinner for fresh flowers and libations.[/caption]

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!

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  1. That dinner sounds so good and the napkin holders are so cute!

  2. I love that you used henna as inspiration! The napkin rings turned out so pretty and I adore your colorful table setting. I've never tried Chana masala but it sounds amazing.

  3. Mmmmmm looks sooo tasty! You made me hungry now. Lol. Love the napkin rings and the little heart touches for Valentine’s Day. So creative!!


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