From the category archives:


bathing suit ready: a vichyssoise to dive into from Chef Morgan

July 13, 2011 Eat

I love summer soups, but tend to stay away from the cream based ones to avoid the high calorie count. Here is a great cold low cal summer soup idea from Chef Lisa Morgan Baker and her website Simple Pleasures. Liss teaches cooking classes in LA, and her website, Chef Morgan, Simple Pleasures, is full […]

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Mother’s Day: to brunch or not to brunch?

May 3, 2011 Eat

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and here’s my “tip from the carpool lane” for you. Make sure your significant other and kids know this information. And, make sure they know your feelings about how the day would be best spent. There’s no room for subtlety here. In fact, if brunch at a local hot spot […]

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Lemonade on Beverly, the perfect lunch spot

April 15, 2010 Eat

Lemonade is a lunch spot I could imagine eating at every day. Lemonade offers a multitude of different salads of the most interesting combinations. I don’t mean green salads, they are much more complex than that, and also serve an array of proteins: ahi tuna, buttermilk chicken, skirt steak, salmon, as well as stews and […]

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Lark Cake Shop -Silverlake: Easter Cookies

April 3, 2010 Eat

I’m sure you’ve been baking for the past few days, and decorating eggs. But if not, Lark Cake Shop in Silver Lake has some beautiful Easter cookies to share with your friends and family. If you’re going to an egg hunt these would be the perfect item to bring along. If you aren’t familiar with […]

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The Waffle: Hollywood

March 2, 2010 Eat

I love going out to breakfast with my family. It is a time where morning seems relaxing and we really enjoy each other’s company. Plus, there is no arguing about food as my kids really like breakfast. There’s a new kid friendly diner in Hollywood called, The Waffle, guess what their specialty is? The waffles […]

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Tip: The Dirty Dozen, fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticides

February 17, 2010 Eat

I know that organic food is better for my family.  But it also tends to be more expensive. In this economy where people are looking for ways to save what may be helpful is to look at the following list of the “dirty dozen.” The following foods tend to have far more pesticides than the […]

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John Kelly Chocolates, Los Angeles

February 12, 2010 Eat

If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, or is a chocolate lover, give them a decadent Valentine’s Day by bringing them a box of John Kelly handmade chocolate truffle fudge. It’s called chocolate truffle fudge because the consistency is creamier than regular truffles which taste rich, but are sometimes a little dry. John Kelly’s truffles are […]

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Sweets for the Soul – Brownies and more – Atwater Village

February 1, 2010 Eat

Who doesn’t love good old home made brownies? My kids would, if I ever made them. But how convenient that I don’t have to. Lily LaBonge has just opened a browine store. A former television producer, Lily always gave brownies as gifts and now she is baking brownies as a business. The brownies are out […]

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Brentwood Country Mart’s 50% off sale

January 24, 2010 Eat

  The Brentwood Country Mart, on 26th street off San Vicente, is a delightful place to stop shop and eat. There are shops of every kind: clothes for you: Calypso, one of my favorites, James Perse, and Jigsaw, among others. For kids, there’s Roberta Roller Rabbit, with her adorable kurtas, and The Poppy Store which […]

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TIP: Chocolate Chip Cookie secret

September 26, 2009 Eat

Here’s a tip that every Mom should have up her sleeve: fool proof chocolate chip cookies. My friend, Andrea, fabulous LACityMom – mother of four!? brought these to a kindergarten picnic and they were the best cookies any of us had ever tasted. She was kind enough to share her secret. These are so easy […]

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