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Johnnie’s Pastrami: A Classic Sandwich Joint in West LA

pastrami sandwich and fries at Johnnie's Pastrami

If you haven’t eaten at Johnnie’s Pastrami, it’s about time to get yourself over there. This classic diner has a vintage feel, long-time employees and some of the best Pastrami you’ll ever eat. Located on a busy corner in between Mar Vista and Culver City, Johnnie’s was founded in 1952 by two brothers, and has been a popular hangout practically ever since. They claim the table-top jukeboxes are original! And ... Read More »

California Pizza Kitchen New Menu: More to Love

CPK slider collage

My family and I got a treat recently when we were asked to sample the new menu at California Pizza Kitchen. We’ve eaten at CPK many times in the past; my sons love pizza and I am a longtime fan of their Waldorf Chicken Salad. Plus they help support schools with their generous fundraising nights. But now that they’ve expanded their menu and redesigned the interiors, there is more to ... Read More »

The Counter in El Segundo


I was about a week into the Whole Life Challenge when I discovered that The Counter in Westfield Century City mall had closed. The Whole Life Challenge is a healthy living online challenge played with friends. I was giving up bread, pasta, sugar, and dairy and all I could think about was The Counter and it’s perfect-for-any-diet menu. Then, during week 5 of the challenge, my family and I were invited to The Counter ... Read More »

New Fall Cuisine at Jenny Craig #JennyCraigFood 

Jenny Craig Turkey and Wild Rice - MomsLA

Jenny Craig has just launched a lineup of new foods and seasonal goodies just in time for Fall. The new foods include Loaded Baked Potato, Italian Style Pasta Bake, Classic Waffles, Chocolate Peppermint Cake (seasonal), Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Pumpkin Loaf (seasonal), Pumpkin Spice Cakes (Seasonal), Homestyle Beef Pot Roast, Classic Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Turkey & Wild Rice, Apple Crisp, Chocolate Lava Cake and the Strawberry Yogurt Anytime Bar. We were fortunate ... Read More »

LA’s Top: The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Los Angeles 


Cup of joe, dirt, java, brew, go-go juice…there are many names for a cup of coffee. Whatever you call it, coffee is a way of life for many Los Angelenos and that’s why we’ve curated a list of the 10 Best Coffee Shops in LA that aren’t just a place grab a cup of beans, but a place to gather, socialize and enjoy nature’s caffeine bounty. Bricks and Scones 403 North ... Read More »

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 »