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poke bowl

How To Make A Poke Bowl

Living in California it's like a new poke shop opens up everyday. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining. I am a huge fan of these healthy tasty bowls and I have them at least 3 times a month. I've always been a fan of sushi and eating raw fish because of the flavor and the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Poke, pronounced poh-keh is a Hawaiian word which means to “slice or cut crosswise[...]
Green smoothie bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

I came across Amazing Grass Green Superfood when I was in my local Whole Foods. They had a little set-up where you could try their products in juice. I purchased the Green Superfood powder as a way to add more greens into my diet. It was just after the holiday season and I was feeling super sluggish and wanted to get back into a healthy lifestyle. I've used Spirulina powder as a green supplement in the[...]
whisky hot chocolate

Whisky Hot Chocolate

Yes whisky hot chocolate. At first I was like ugh I don't know if this is going to be any good. My husband was like ughhh I'll just have the whisky lol. It actually turned out to be delicious. Any Bailey's Irish Cream lovers? This drink is for you. One of my fondest moments of the holidays is sitting around the fire with my family and enjoying a glass or two of Baileys. I like how this drink is differe[...]
roasted butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup

First day of November and today and I am so00 ready for fall. The weather in Los Angeles has been all over the place lately. It got so hot last week it was 94 F / 34 C in October. I was fully wearing summer dresses all week. I still can't get over that being a Canadian. I'm used to it either being constantly raining or 3 ft of snow on the ground by now. Finally we've been getting some much needed rain[...]

Yummy Summer Meal: Gazpacho

Gazpacho is pretty much a must during summertime in our home. My husband and I usually add in some raw food options a couple of times during the week and Gazpacho is an amazing choice. It's so light and if you refrigerate it before serving, it is quite refreshing. We took our dinner to the beach one night and this Gazpacho recipe was a delight. Serve it up with some bruschetta and you have great summer[...]

Where to eat: Tulum

Tulum has such an eclectic vibe which just makes sense with all the different options of places you can dine at. Whether you decide to go to the main street in Tulum town for cheap and I mean CHEAP tacos or on the Tulum beach strip, there is an abundance of places to dine at. Here is a list of all my faves on the beach strip: Casa Jaguar This is hands down my favorite restaurant just because of  [...]
Spriulina Green Smoothie Bowl

Spirulina Green Smoothie Bowl

Transform your regular smoothie into a nutritionally dense smoothie bowl. Creating a bowl with all the right ingredients can be a perfectly balanced meal. I love all the health benefits of Spirulina but the taste is a little jarring for me. I like how this bowl hides the intense taste and is jam packed with so much goodness. Have you ever tried Spirulina? It’s an algae that is 60-70% protein, hi[...]
What to do in LA beach bike route

What to do in LA this Weekend

Does a scenic bike ride along the beautiful marina to the clear sand beaches of Playa del Rey tickle your fancy? Well how about we add on a boozy jazz brunch at Playa Provisions on the end? Sold? Yeah I thought so. Playa Provisions is from Top Chef alum Brooke Williamson & her husband Nick Roberts and has taken Playa Del Rey by storm with their popular multi-concept spot. There are four different[...]

Seafood Boil Recipe

Are you prepared to feast? Are you prepared to indulge in all of this southern glory? This seafood boil is super easy to make and is packed with so much cajun flavor. We've got king crab legs, dungeness crab, jumbo shrimps, spicy andouille sausage, sweet corn on the cob and red potatoes. I did say it was a feast. The fun factor of this meal is extraordinarily high. Lay some news papers on the table, ro[...]
Mexican Street corn

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo. In honor of the day when the Mexican army battled and defeated the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 let's celebrate with this tasty recipe from our friends south of the border.  This recipe takes your basic grilled corn to an extraordinary level of yumminess. Have you ever tried street corn before? If you haven't here's what your getting yourself into. Corn smoth[...]