Posts in Live Well
Banh Mi Flatbreads x Purple Carrot Plant-Based Meals

Purple Carrot is a plant-based meal kit delivery service that I love. When you order, a box of 100% plant-based recipe ingredients arrives upon your doorstep with enough to cook three meals per week. Just choose from the weekly recipes online, and an insulated box full of ingredients complete with recipes arrives.

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Self Care is the Best Trend Since Zumba

Self care. These are two little yet powerful buzz words everyone is talking about lately. So what's the story with everyone being all about self care? Well, it isn't all about having a spa day once a week, although that would be ideal. It could just be a morning hike, a yoga class, a massage. It could also be not answering your phone or texts after 6pm. Whatever self care is to you, it's time you started doing it.

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Scratch Bar & Kitchen, On the Vegetarian Side of the Menu

Scratch Bar & Kitchen, Chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and wife Margarita Kallas-Lee’s main tasting menu restaurant, just so happens to be in Encino. You may not even notice it hiding within a mini mall of sorts along Ventura Boulevard. Recently refreshed with an interior layout remodel, Scratch is like no other place you've ever dined at before.

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Just Desserts

It's a little late here, the beginning of the weekend, and my youngest daughter and I just came back from a very satisfying Japanese dinner. I've wanted to post more, do more, and write more this new year, but as January came around, I caught a terrible flu. There was nothing --- nothing --- that I could do except stay in bed and feel awful.

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Fabulous Places: Dining & Drinks Discovered in LA

Dining poolside, rosé all day, Sunday brunch, luxurious lunching during a world class horse show, food and wine festivals, even a retro tiki cocktail oasis revamped from the 1930's in the urban jungle of downtown. There have been many culinary and cocktail events with new dining experiences happening here in Los Angeles, such as supper club dinner theater shows, ramen pop-ups inside of restaurants, and other evolutions of dining.

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This Roasted Carrot Soup Transports You Into Monet's Garden {RECIPE}

Impressionist painter Claude Monet's cook, Marguerite, used carrots grown in the Monet home garden within many of the dishes served at the artist's dining table. Since discovering the cookbook Monet's Palate, I made a recent jaunt to my local farmers' market, gathering handfuls of carrots to make this soup.

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Terrine's Spring Cocktail Menu

Mixologist Ryan Wainwright commands the bar at Terrine, the brasserie by Stephane Bombet, Kris Morningstar, and Francois Renaud. Wainwright's signature cocktails infuse ambiance into the chic restaurant as he serves up the latest cocktail menu. We sat down at the bar and took a taste of what’s fresh on the cocktail menu this spring.

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