After taking Pamela Salzman’s Thanksgiving cooking class last month, we’re officially in love. She taught us how to whip up deceptively simple dishes like salad and sweet potatoes in a way that made our taste buds soar (But Seriously the BEST sweet potatoes we’ve ever had…sorry mom). We love Salzman’s approach. Her recipes are health conscious and eco friendly, but still approachable, accessible and appealing to a wide variety of palates.

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There’s a rumour going around that Salzman is starting a new holiday series! Go to pamelasalzman.com for class info and some amazing recipe ideas!

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If your like me and have a severe caffeine addiction, try my latest obsession Coco Cafe. A mixture of coconut water and cafe latte – super filling and the perfect mid-day snack. It’s the healthy energy boost.

Coco- Cafe – Find at Whole Paycheck… Cute packaging, too…

Awaiting the opening of Moon Juice in Venice on Rose – by Amanda Moon! Juice or die.

Axe… Finally….

August 1, 2011

It’s back after months and months (felt like years) of being closed due to a fire. They even opened a huge outdoor patio. You know where to find me…

AXE: 1009 ABBOT KINNEY VENICE CA 90291

My Morning Coffee…

June 21, 2011

Gjelina Take Away in Venice (AKA GTA) has officially opened… The perfect morning or afternoon fix and you don’t need a reservation months in advance. Currently they are open till 4pm but that is changing very soon…

Kafe K’

June 6, 2011

One of my favorite intimate eats on the Westside! Run by a beautiful european couple… She’s always dressed to the nines and always has a smile. Amazing coffee, vegan muffins and delicious sandwiches and salads…

Kafe K
2208 Main St. #B
Santa Monica, CA 90405

The Skinny

May 31, 2011

These are the most amazing healthy snack for those of us that need our carb and crispy crunch fix! The cinnamon is delish… Gluten free low carb.

Skinny Crisps – find em at Whole Foods

Latest obsession – Pressed Juicery in the Brentwood Country Mart! The most insane concoctions of veggies, roots, spices and fruits – perfect for cleansing, for detox or just for flavor. So far we can’t live with out the Apple Lemon Extra Ginger! You can also have it delivered! And, yes, it is so LA – they even have the Lemon Cleanse – lemon, water and cayenne pepper… Woody Allen a-la Annie Hall would totally curse this place!

Some of our other fav’s…

Detox 1
Ingredients: lemon, cayenne pepper, filtered water; Nutritional Benefits

Greens 2
Ingredients: kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon

Roots 1
Ingredients: beet, carrot, kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery

“Felt like I was bathing in honey.” – Woody Allen, describing his affinity for New Orleans jazz music.

The ultimate show stopper, Miele Con Tartufo white truffle infused honey (it’s in the Whole Foods cheese section). Goes with any cheese. Perfect for showing off at a dinner party, while still being subtle. Just like Woody.

Affogato at Caffe Luxxe!

August 16, 2010


Caffe Luxxe opens at Brentwood Country Mart. Special secret: Ask them for a cup and a shot of expresso and go next door to Sweet Rose and they will give you a scoop of icecream – wahh la, you have a Affogato! p.s. The Salted Carmel at Sweet Rose is divine.