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Almond Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe


It’s not easy to find healthy “treats” that aren’t loaded with sugar. I’ve been searching everywhere for them because I’m 2 weeks into the Whole Life Challenge, an 8-week online healthy challenge where you give up sugar, bread, and most processed foods and track your exercise. I love sweet treats so I came up with this satisfying smoothie. It has almond butter, cherries, and Vega Protein and Greens powder. The powder ... Read More »

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes for Que Rica Vida Party


It’s finally (knock on wood) cooling down here in Los Angeles. It’s time to start to thinking about Fall and those great recipes that it’s been way too hot to cook. Last week, I was able to experience Fall at the Qué Rica Vida Re-Launch event. Que Rica Vida is a site that features Latino food recipes brought to you by General Mills. The bloggers in attendance were asked to ... Read More »

Eat Delicious Food and Help Hungry Kids


I just started a new diet and I’m starving, but I may need to throw all that away to help No Kid Hungry, a group that is trying to alleviate hunger in the United States. Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the US suffer from food insecurity. And in Los Angeles, 1 in 4 will go to bed hungry tonight.  Several Los Angeles restaurants have come together to help ... Read More »

Why Gluten Free Cheerios Matter to Me


The call from the doctor was short but devastating: “We think you have cancer, we just can’t find it.” My soon-to-be husband was getting sicker and sicker and no one could figure out the cause. Months passed and he continued to lose weight, becoming weaker and more anemic. Finally, a simple test revealed that he had Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder where gluten attacks the lining of the stomach. It ... Read More »

M Café in Brentwood Review


When Sarah and I were invited to try M Café in Brentwood I expected to be hungry when I left. Its website boasts “Contemporary Macrobiotic Cuisine,” which to me meant an assortment of salad paired with salad. I could not have been more wrong. I left feeling stuffed, but very good. The food was not only healthy, but delicious. We started with hand-cut sweet potato fries with sea salt, chili, ... Read More »

New LG ProBake Ovens with Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria decorating a cookie photo credit Sarah Jaye for LG

This post contains affiliate links. How many times have you burned half of something you’re baking – like holiday cookies – because your oven doesn’t heat evenly? I know it’s happened to me, and it always makes my kids sad. LG Electronics USA has designed a new way to bake that ensures even cooking – and especially baking – with their ProBake Convection technology. I was on hand recently when Celebrity ... Read More »

Is It Worth a Babysitter? The Penthouse at The Huntley


It had been a while since my husband and I had a date night so we wanted to do something special. There are many new restaurants in Los Angeles that we were anxious to try like Redbird and Perch downtown. It was so hot outside that we thought we should head near the beach. So along with half of Los Angeles if felt like, we went to Santa Monica. It ... Read More »

Frozen Custard Cupcakes for National Frozen Custard Day


This is a sponsored post. This Saturday, August 8th, is National Frozen Custard Day. To celebrate, I made what is now my kids’ favorite dessert – Dreyer’s Snickerdoodle Frozen Custard Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream. Frozen Custard is a rich and extra creamy dessert that is the perfect compliment to cake. (And it’s good all on it’s own, too.) My boys and I tried all six of the Dreyer’s Frozen Custard flavors ... Read More »

Blueberry Pie Parfaits with Dreyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream


This is a sponsored post. If you love pie and ice cream then you’ll want to try this Quick and Easy Blueberry Pie Parfait with Dreyer’s Slow Churned Vanilla Ice Cream. We’re celebrating National Ice Cream Month with Dreyer’s Ice Cream and Frozen Custard by featuring a different recipe each week. When I started thinking about what to make, I was hoping to come up with a wholesome, ice-cream-for-dinner recipe. It was that ... Read More »

Coffee Ice Cream Sundae with Mexican Hot Fudge


This is a sponsored post. It’s National Ice Cream Month and we’re celebrating by featuring different recipes made with Dreyer’s Ice Cream or Frozen Custard. This week’s recipe is a Dreyer’s Coffee Ice Cream Sundae with Mexican Hot Fudge and Gluten Free Brownie pieces. I wanted to make a sundae because one of my favorite memories as a kid was having homemade hot fudge sundaes as a treat on special occasions. I ... Read More »