Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

July 15, 2014

I usually bake my sweet potatoes in large batches, but in the summertime, I choose to ignore the oven. Crockpot, who knew you were my year-round buddy?  Scrub the potatoes clean, pierce them with a fork, wrap in foil, and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours. Eat with maple butter… …or mash it up! […]

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Blue Apron Meals

June 8, 2014

I’ve heard a lot about Blue Apron Meals. Joy is a big fan, and was kind enough to gift me with a box. Three vegetarian-friendly meals arrived, packed on ice… …complete with step-by-step instructions. While the ingredients are all measured out, you still have to clean/prep them… …which does wind up taking a bit of […]

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Blue C Sushi

May 9, 2014

I’m at The Arclight several times a month – and have been thrilled to watch the culinary scene expand over the years. All my favorites are within walking distance – Veggie Grill, Stella Barra, Umami Burger, Shophouse – and now Blue C Sushi! We sat inside by the conveyer belt… …which gave us a lovely […]

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April 23, 2014

Freshology is a Gourmet Weight Loss Meal Delivery based in Los Angeles, that ships nationwide. I’ve never tried this particular service before, but have heard a lot about them, via their famous clients. We got to meet the founders/staff – including Chef Raffi Asadourian – for a sneak peek at their Los Angeles headquarters… …and […]

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DeSano Pizza Bakery

February 12, 2014

I honestly didn’t know what to make of DeSano Pizza Bakery when I first heard about it. Neapolitan Pizza, popularized in Nashville/Charleston, in a 7000 square foot space across the street from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Santa Monica near Alexandria (and not much else)…. …when I drove by twice the other day (on […]

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