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Oliver’s Prime Steakhouse

dessert - dinner - restaurant - vegetarian

Abe and I were invited to the Sunset Strip…

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…inside the Grafton Hotel to check out the new Oliver’s Prime Steakhouse.

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We munched on hot, homemade pretzel rolls while looking over the menu (which glowed in the dark)…

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…of course there’s plenty of meat…

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…but since I was eating with this guy, we decided to share a bunch of vegetarian sides.

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Charred corn with fresh basil…

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…perfect garlic parmesan fries with three dips…

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…Thai Chili Broccolini…

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…fluffy Quinoa with Oranges and Snap Peas…

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…Baby Kale Salad with Roasted Grapes, Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese…

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…and Grilled Baby Artichokes with Burrata, Arugula, and Lemon Vinaigrette.

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The dessert menu isn’t online – I snapped a photo…

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…then polished off this Berry Crumble.

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All dishes were solid – I’ll have to come back another time for a steak – and maybe a staycation!

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Oliver's Prime Steakhouse at the Grafton on Urbanspoon

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The Nutcracker

holidays - snacks

Christmas is coming Christmas is coming! It’s taking every bit of restraint in me not to buy every single thing at Target right now. Along with our first live tree, we just got our first set of stockings!

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Two snack foods I associate with The Holidays – Mandarin Oranges (these are Satsumas)…

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…and whole nuts.

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I wish I had the kind from my favorite ballet…

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…but this guy (<—that I believe is from the 99-cent store back in Astoria) always does the trick!

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Stella Cookie

dessert - restaurant - salads

A Palms Springs stowaway!

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Crumbled the Candied Orange from Norma’s into a chopped salad with Baby Kale, Spinach, Chard, Hot Chili Oloves, Coconut Cashews, and Hummus.

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Dessert and drinks later in the evening at Stella Barra with new friends Joshua and Kate. I asked Chef Jeff to put aside a Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookie, so I could review it in a future podcast – as requested by a listener (also named Kate)!

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That, plus 1/4 of a regular rice krispie – which was extra buttery…

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…Salted Caramel Pudding…

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…another cookie – with bacon…

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…and a slice of cheese-less, vegetarian pizza.

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Speaking of vegans, my girl Leslie WON $10K for The Humane Society last night!!!

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Ozery

breakfast

Just doing my Morning Rounds here…

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…these are Ozery’s newest product they sent to try – I’d never heard of this company before, but apparently you can find their goods at places like Whole Foods and Sprouts.

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Tried the Cranberry Orange, toasted, straight up with some tea…

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…like a fluffy pita with dried fruit.

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Spent the morning being interviewed by Kit Rich for Beautylish

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…now I’m gonna enjoy half a melon before tonight’s LA Food and Wine Tasting!

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Orange Spinach Salad with Vanilla Yogurt Dressing

recipe - salads

As I mentioned the other day, I’m a member of Stonyfield’s new Clean Plate Club – and it has finally launched!

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I’m bringing a salad to lunch at Jae and Randall’s today, so I decided to consult the Stonyfield site.

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This is based on the Spinach, Orange and Fennel with Maple Yogurt Vinaigrette – I left out the maple syrup and fennel parts, but added some mache leaves….

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…plus sunflower seeds in lieu of pepitas.

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The dressing looks like some kinda Food Truck breakfast, doesn’t it?

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Once it’s all mixed up, however, it’s quite stunning…

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…see y’all with the rest of the meal later!

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