Ingo’s Tasty Diner

The thought of eating at a diner conjure fond memories for some. Remember sitting at the counter, looking at the pies and treats under glass domes, and enjoying those favorite comfort foods? Over the decades the institution of diners and their patrons were replaced with quick, fast food conveniences. Moving forward we can now come […]

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Vacation, Food and Challenges

I hardly ever go on vacation.  So when I heard the Motivational Interviewing Conference this year was in Venice, Italia I jumped on registering and decided to add amother week for fun and research. Italy is having a “Indian Summer’ as they call it so it is hot, muggy and challenging to walk around.  My […]

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Boulettes Larder at the Ferry Building

This past weekend I was in San Francisco for my annual diabetes conference and was beyond excited to go back to my most favorite restaurant of all time – Boulettes Larder.  I do a fair number of restaurant reviews for “clean eating” restaurants but never have I found such amazing flavorful, sustainable food within a […]

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Farmhouse, Friends and France

While visiting our good friends Lucille and John Jack in France they suggested we take a road trip to the Burgundy region of France.  This rolling foothill region of France is notorious for it’s wines; food and quaint, picturesque villages nestled in lush densely wooded areas. Lucille researched where to stay and came up with […]

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Breakfast in Brussels

One of my favorite things in Europe is eating breakfast.  Depending on where you stay the breakfast is usually a great selection of yogurt, fruit, cheeses, nuts/seeds and of course carbohydrates of many types depending on the country. Our hotel is Brussels (Hotel Metropole) had one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve seen and could […]

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The Misfit in Santa Monica – Clean Foods Only

Multiple times a day clients ask me “Where can I eat on the West side that has the type of food you are recommending?” Since options are scarce, I would draw a blank and try to divert them to eating at home and limiting their eating out meals. That changed a few days ago. Bob […]

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A Lunch to Remember…boulettes larder

Jeffrey and I got off the plane in San Francisco hungry and looking for a place to eat lunch.  After checking into the hotel we decided to let the wind guide us to sustenance. What better place to come every other year for a diabetes conference to learn the cutting edge research?  This year we […]

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Carbs Worth Having

As many of you are aware, my philosophy around starchy carbs is avoiding them as much as possible.  A few months back, Huckleberry Café in Santa Monica opened up on Wilshire.  They have had amazing reviews on their baked products.  I’ve conveniently avoided them but have to confess I had to go there at least […]

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