These days, it really feels like you can’t scroll through Instagram or browse a fashion/style site without encountering one of the latest food trends — unicorn food. And we are certainly not complaining about this!
If you’ve never heard of unicorn food before, you’re probably wondering what the heck it is. Pretty much, unicorn food is anything food that is bright, colorful, often sparkly, and beautiful. The “almost too pretty to eat” kind of stuff. We covered part of the trend back when Williamsburg-based café The End started serving up their signature Unicorn Lattes, a pretty blue elixir topped with colorful sprinkles. But, most unicorn food tends to gravitate into the realm of over-the-top sugary desserts. See the Unicorn Café in Bangkok, where you can dress up in a unicorn kigurumi onesie, hang out with Lisa Frank and My Little Pony plushies, and dig into colorful desserts.
But some bloggers are changing that. One of our latest obsessions is the colorful food created by A.J., a 20-year-old yogi and author of food blog The Indigo Kitchen. Check out a few of our favorite recipes below to see what we mean.
A.J. has been changing the whole unicorn food game with colorful, savory, healthy foods like this Rainbow Unicorn Sushi. P.S. click on the photo to check out the recipe!
…Or these Unicorn Noodles. What sorcery made these gorgeous pastel colors? Purple cabbage and lemon juice — no, seriously.
These Rainbow Onigiri are the food our shojo anime-loving 13-year-old selves needed. But we’ll gladly accept their company now.
By the way, how amazing is it that A.J. never uses any artificial food colors, ever? We’re so obsessed with his plant-powered, healthy unicorn food — and you should be, too. Check out his recipe page on One Green Planet, read his blog, and follow him on Instagram for more colorful food and creative, nerdy ideas (like Pikachu-shaped rice on curry).
Unicorn food may have its detractors, but personally, we believe that everyone has a right to enjoy their food. And besides, cooking is a creative process — so don’t be afraid to make things colorful.
And if you’re looking for more healthy vegan recipes, check out the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone. With over 8,000 vegan recipes (and over 10 new recipes added daily), you’re going to find something you love!
Lead image source:Unicorn Noodles