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Four Easy Ways to be Healthier for Summer

April 23, 2015 2 comments

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. I was recently invited to become a Blue Diamond Tastemaker, and as a longtime customer, I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity. As always, all opinions are my own and I truly appreciate your support!   Summer is SO CLOSE. Can’t you feel it? It’s right about this time every year that you start seeing hundreds of articles about how to slim down […]

Travis’ Big Birthday Surprise(s)

April 20, 2015 4 comments
Dinner

If you’ve reading for awhile, you know I love surprising people. Remember the time I surprised my brother for his birthday, or my dad back in February, and the majority of my family, just last month for Passover? It’s safe to say, I got my dad’s love of surprises. Well a few months ago, I knew I wanted to make Travis’ birthday in April extra special. I started reaching out to his family […]

What I Ate Wednesday 4/15/15

April 17, 2015 0 comments
Zing Bar

Hi Friends! Yay for Friday! Is it me or did this week draaaaaaag on!? I have a lot of fun plans in store this weekend, so I was just anxiously awaiting the weekend since Monday. Travis’ birthday was yesterday and his sister, Justine, flew in from NYC to surprise him. I am so happy she is here with us this weekend. Justine has the ability to make everything way more fun […]

6 Tips for Perfect Whole Grain Baking

April 14, 2015 10 comments
6 Tips for Perfect Whole Grain Baking

I try to bake with whole grain flours as much as possible. We all know that whole grains are much healthier than simple white flour, but do you know why? It’s because whole wheat flour has almost four times more fiber than all-purpose flour and provides more potassium, magnesium and zinc. However, if you’ve baked with whole wheat flour before, you know that it can be tricky and it is not always as simple as […]

Friday Link Love

April 3, 2015 5 comments
Friday Link Love

Hi friends! Popping in from Boston today for a little Friday Link Love. I surprised my family and flew home for Passover. You might remember that I surprised my dad last February, but this time he was actually in on the surprise! He knew me being home for Passover would make it extra special for my mom. I took the redeye from LA and landed in Boston bright and early this morning. My […]

Cod with Cherry Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives

April 1, 2015 7 comments
Fish with Tomatoes and Olives

Today might be April Fools Day, but this recipe is no joke. This simple fish dish was sent to me by my dad a few years ago when I expressed a desire to learn how to cook more seafood. This meal boasts all of the flavors of a delicious Mediterranean feast, but requires only a handful of ingredients. I’ve made it with cod, tilapia, and halibut – really, whatever is on sale at the time. […]

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites

March 26, 2015 1 comment
Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites

As promised, I am sharing a DELICIOUS snack recipe with you guys today. Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites! I whipped up these Bites last week and devoured them all within just a few days. Whoops! They are super easy to make and I bet you have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Even if you don’t, no worries! This recipe is extremely customizable. Feel free to substitute dried […]

What I am Loving Lately

March 23, 2015 0 comments
What I am Loving Lately

Hellloooo friends, happy Monday! I hope you guys had a great weekend. My weekend consisted of an early morning rowing practice, a fun date night out at a local wine bar, evening walks with Bessie, and some delicious recipe development that I will be sure to share with you soon! I thought what better way to start a Monday than with a list of things I am loving lately. Feel […]

Natural Products Expo West Recap

March 16, 2015 3 comments
Healthy Snacks

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. This expo has been around for 35 years, and it is the world’s largest natural, healthy and organic products event. I was hoping to share this post with you guys last week, but I think my blog got a little overwhelmed by the number of pictures I tried to include in the post, so I had to […]

Five Foods from Last Week

March 10, 2015 0 comments
Basil Gimlet

Last week was a pretty delicious week in the food department. Here are five foods that fancied my taste buds:   1. Bourbon Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Los Angeles Planned Parenthood Food Fare. I had the pleasure of attending this amazing event at the Barker Hanger in the Santa Monica Airport last Thursday evening. The restaurant group for which I work was serving food at the event, so I was able to attend […]