s'mores

In honor of National Ice Cream Day I thought I’d put a twist on the basic s’mores we all enjoyed as children. The other day when I came across SmashMellow’s Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows, I knew I had to replace the traditional marshmallows that I had been using. I must say that the finished product was not only delicious but it was also a more fancy approach to your basic s’mores. Instead of just sandwiching them between two graham crackers, I also decided to use some of my favorite Gelato to create a frozen treat. These s’mores are the perfect combo of chocolate, sugary toasted cinnamonRead More →

A Trip To The Local Farmers Market

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, which means new initiatives to educate people about the importance of having a healthy and balanced diet full of fresh nutrient-rich plant matter! This week I visited a few farmers markets in the area to show you how beautiful and delicious fresh produce can be. It Starts with One Recipe If the idea of incorporating so much produce into your diet is intimidating, simply take it step by step. Pick one day out of the week to use all fresh ingredients to make something yummy. You can even prepare some salads to eat throughout the week. You’ll fall in love withRead More →

In honor of National Pizza Day I thought I’d share with you my favorite pizza accessories and my new favorite Los Angeles pizza joint, Skinny Bitch Pizza. Yeah, you read that right, Skinny + Bitch = Pizza. This is the answer to all you pizza lover’s prayers who want a “healthy” version, which until now I didn’t believe existed. Skinny Bitch Pizzas are gluten-free, and have a cauliflower crust, they’re made with turkey pepperoni, fresh veggies, skim mozzarella or you can opt for vegan “cheese”. Choose from five types of 12″ pies, like “The Marissa” (my favorite), which is made with mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, andRead 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 →

I found this Spicy Avocado Sandwich recipe on The Coveteaur, and my boyfriend and I decided to make it. You really can’t go wrong with eggs and Avocado–perfect day or night.  Also, if your having friends over for Sunday brunch, it’s easy to make and would go great with Mimosas. We substituted the bacon for turkey bacon to make it a little bit healthier, and sometimes we’ll use croissants fresh from the bakery instead of ciabatta. Ingredients: – 2 tbsp mayonnaise – 1-2 tsp chalula (more or less depending on taste) – 1/2 avocado, sliced – 5-7 pieces aged gruyere, sliced – 3-5 slices of bacon, fried – 2Read More →

I think it all started with my love for the movie Marie Antoinette. The scene where she’s eating all the desserts, made me want cake, éclairs and macaroons ASAP. I had heard of Bottega Louie, and one day I was walking out of the apartment I had just moved into, and saw it was a few blocks down the street and decided to walk in. OMG…I became obsessed! It takes a lot of self-control to not walk in every time I pass by and order one of their desserts or buy a box of macaroons. Last year I bought my sister and my mom aRead More →