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100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Review

100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Cover

Sarah was given a sample cookbook for review. All opinions about it are her own. This post contains affiliate links. The 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook is based on the very popular blog of the same name. Lisa Leake, the cookbook and blog author, decided her family’s eating needed to be overhauled after seeing Michael Pollan speak about our food supply on an episode of Oprah. Once she learned ... Read More »

Date Night at Riviera 31


I talk about this a lot, but it’s not easy for my husband and I to get away for a date night. That made the invitation to a happy hour cocktail tasting at Riviera 31 Lounge at the Sofitel Hotel that much more exciting. We decided to ask our friends, who we do babysitting trades with, to watch our kids for a couple of hours and we went out. It ... Read More »

Q & A with Celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval


Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Richard Sandoval shared some of the recipes he created using Abuelita chocolate at El Super market in Paramount last week. I wasn’t able to attend, but I was able to do a Q & A with Sandoval about why he wanted to work with Abuelita and what the upcoming holiday, Dia de los Muertos, means to him. Yvonne: Why did you want to do this campaign ... Read More »

Jelly Shots? Yes! From Ludlows Cocktail Co.

Ludlows Cocktail Co jello shots

Ludlows Cocktail Co. is on a Mission: to Reinvent the Jello Shot. So they have introduced their version, called the Jelly Shots, in 5 flavors: Planter’s Punch, Meyer Lemon Drop, Moscow Mule, Fresh Lime Margarita and an Old Fashioned. MomsLA got a chance to sample the shots recently and we are now big fans. Does it help that they are made with all natural ingredients, no preservatives, and no artificial ... Read More »

La Lechera Challenge


My partner and I eagerly opened up the contents of our box for the La Lechera Cooking Challenge. Inside, we found almond milk, tapioca pearls, hard peaches, dried apricots, basil and, of course, La Lachera sweetened condensed milk and dulce de leche. What could we possibly make out of that? Chef Pati Jinich of Pati’s Mexican Table filled us in on the rules last week at Surfas in Culver City. Our ... Read More »

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop Review

my family selfie at dinner Hermosa Beach Fish Shop Sarah Auerswald

Hermosa Beach is full of surfers, people who like to be near surfers, some of the most beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean in the world, and now a terrific family restaurant as well: Hermosa Beach Fish Shop. My family got to sample the food at Hermosa Beach Fish Shop and we really enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is very comfortable. The Food The first thing you ... Read More »

Date Night at Bacari PDR

beet salad at Bacari PDR

I had a romantic dinner date with my husband at Bacari PDR recently, and let me tell you, it was about time. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day busy-ness of life and routine food and forget about dating the man you fell in love with, not to mention the food you fell in love over. And luckily for me, both my husband and Bacari PDR are terrific and worth ... Read More »

Pressed Juicery + New Juice Book

JUI1 Greens 1 image p 43 reprinted with permission from Juice by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores & Hayden Slater (Ten Speed Press, © 2014)

I want to admit something to you: I once owned a juicer. I spent a bunch of money on it, too. But I just wasn’t up for the cleaning and prepping of all the fruits and veggies, so I gave it away. I wanted the juice, just not the juicer. Thank goodness, then, for Pressed Juicery: they do the juicing (and cleaning) and I just get to do the drinking. ... Read More »

What You Say with a Glass of Milk Lasts Forever


The following is a sponsored post.  What You Say with a Glass of Milk Lasts Forever Brought to you by got milk? In this video, a young firefighter remembers a conversation he had with his mom as a kid where he’s pouring himself a glass of milk. That memory helps him face his first day on the job and turns him into a hero, because milk fuels a better future. ... Read More »

Lorna Jane Nourish Cookbook Review

Tamari honey nuts + Lorna Jane Nourish cookbook

Nourish: The Fit Woman’s Cookbook, by Lorna Jane Clarkson, is a beautiful book, filled with recipes, advice for Active Living, tips to get and stay healthy, and awesome graphics. Clarkson, the creator behind the successful Australian fitness clothing company named for herself (Lorna Jane), also features prominently in the book, since she is apparently her own best salesperson for the Brand. Clarkson radiates fitness, health and happiness and it’s very ... Read More »

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