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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Tar and Roses: Eating through the Garden

My cousin Barbara was coming from Pasadena to celebrate her 50th birthday with us so I wanted to pick a special restaurant.  After numerous raves from clients I chose Tar and Roses in Santa Monica. After making a reservation I looked over the menu and had some hesitation, since it was not the standard fare but decided to […]

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The Land of Bikes, Canals and Self Medication

When we planned to go to my conference this year we decided to fly in and out of Amsterdam having heard it was a fun place to visit, picturesque and one city not to miss in Europe. As you can see the canals are charming, the city steeped in history and culture and a Mecca […]

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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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Clean Indian Food in Santa Monica

Jeffrey and I wanted to celebrate finding a new puppy today and go out for a pre Valentines dinner since the cost and going out that night is prohibitive.  We were running some errands near Main Street and the sign for Dhaba caught Jeffrey’s eye. “I really feel like Indian food.”  I previously blogged about […]

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Umami Burger Lunch at Fred Segal

It was “girl’s lunch out” today at the office and we met at Umami Burger at Fred Segal in Santa Monica.  With all the rave reviews we wanted to see if Umami lived up to it’s hype for one of the best burgers in town.  From the huge lunch crowd you’d think they were the last lunch […]

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Lunch at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop in Century City

One of Jeffrey’s friends Lance told me about a new lunch place in Century City a few months back.  Since Lance is a bit of a foodie I had recommended it to a few clients based on the menu and selection but decided it was time to try it for myself. Friday was the day […]

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A Healthy Lunch at M Café in Beverly Hills

Since I don’t venture too far from Santa Monica for lunch, going to Beverly Hills is a treat so Jeffrey and I decided to try M Café which came highly recommended by a few colleagues and clients. M Café is macrobiotic restaurant.  The macrobiotic diet is composed mainly of whole grains as the staple combined […]

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Friday Night on Abbot Kinney

My good friend Nichole and fellow recent SELF blogger texted me on Friday morning saying she was going to be on Abbot Kinney on Friday night sampling her chocolates.  If you haven’t tried Nicobella’s chocolates you are missing out.  Her new line of “Munch” is amazing and a great little treat with nice variations from […]

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