grilled shrimp carbonara

When summer nears its end and the sweltering days give way to cool and breezy evenings, I like to plan meals that I can enjoy outdoors. Usually that means setting my outdoor dining table and firing up my grill to barbecue a light meal of meats and veggies, but lately I’ve been craving carbs. I decided to satisfy my craving with a spin on one of my favorite pasta dishes, Grilled Shrimp Carbonara. Grilled Shrimp Carbonara is a classic pasta dish from Rome consisting of just a few simple ingredients: egg, Pecorino Romano cheese, cured pork, and pasta. I chose to get creative with myRead More →

Patriotic Recipes and Entertaining Ideas

Fourth of July is the ultimate summer holiday. Friends and family gather together to BBQ, listen to music, spend the day in the sun and view the fireworks display that will light up the nighttime skyline. Whether you’re hosting a fancy soiree or attending a backyard cookout, we’ve created a list of patriotic recipes and entertaining ideas that will make your July 4th both entertaining and memorable. From starters, to red white and blue inspired desserts and drinks, we’ve got you covered! Once you’ve figured out what tasty recipes you’re going to make, set the theme of your party with our entertaining ideas. Next onRead More →

comfort foods to make this winter

During the winter months when the temperatures drop and it begins to get dark early, we immediately put our heaters on and get all warm and cozy at home. We throw on our warmest pajamas, fluffy socks, and stream our favorite TV shows. But what kind of cozy night in is it without some tasty comfort foods to make this winter? Here at A Girl in LA, we are guilty of having cravings for carbs, and we are strong supporters of treating ourselves and indulging in these delicious foods. Here is a list of some of our favorites for you to try! Tomato Bisque withRead More →

Tasty Vegan Recipes

I was introduced to eating vegan at one of my favorite restaurants, Cafe Gratitude a few years back. I will admit, I’m not a vegan (I love dairy too much), I consider myself to be a pescatarian because I eat sushi on occasion. I gave up eating meat when I found out that I was highly allergic to beef, and slightly allergic to chicken. After that I decided to stop eating meat all together; and to be honest I never really missed it. The biggest challenge for me was finding what to eat in its place. There are many benefits to cutting meat out ofRead More →

Christmas Recipes to Make This Season

There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays, but what better way than with food!? With so many different Christmas recipes to make this season, it’s time to start planning the perfect food to bring to your family get-together. Here’s a list of eighteen of our festive favorites; from drinks and appetizers, to entrees and desserts…there’s plenty to choose from. Most of these can easily be made the day before and popped in the oven once you’re done unwrapping your presents. Your contribution will surely be a hit at your holiday festivities! -Appetizers- Holiday Hot Spinach Dip Source: allrecipes Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread Source:Read More →

Thanksgiving Menu

With every passing year Thanksgiving seems to come quicker and quicker. Before we know it  everyone is changing their iced coffee orders to anything pumpkin spice or ordering hot cocoa. It can come upon us so fast that we feel like we blinked and it’s time to start our Thanksgiving planning. With the holiday fast approaching, A Girl in LA wanted to share with our readers some of the delicious recipes on our Thanksgiving Menu. If you’re hosting turkey day for the first time or you want to bring a dish to Friendsgiving, take a look at our menu and let us turn you intoRead More →

15 Halloween Party Snacks - A Girl in LA

With all the time that goes into costume preparations for Halloween, the food planning can often get overlooked. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, it may seem like a good idea to stop by the grocery store last minute and pick up a premade appetizer and dessert. An even better idea is to create a Halloween inspired dish that is simple, delicious, and that takes very little time with minimal ingredients. Here’s a list of 15 Halloween party snacks that you can make the day of Halloween, and that won’t take away from getting your hair and makeup perfect for the big night.Read More →

Pitaya bowls, aka dragon fruit bowls make a great breakfast or after workout snack. They’re easy to make (under 5 minutes), and have tons of health benefits. They’re loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B2, iron, magnesium, they’re high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and they’re organic. You can get creative with how you make them. If you’re not a fan of pineapple or strawberry, or looking for something different, you can use just about any fruit or fruit combination. All the ingredients used can be found at Whole Foods. INGREDIENTS: Almond Breeze, Unsweetened Almond Milk 1/2 Banana sliced Whole Foods Organic Lemon / Blueberry Granola 1 Pack Frozen PitayaRead More →