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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Dinner Abroad in Belgium

Since one of my new endeavors seems to be restaurant reviews I decided to do one on a restaurant while visiting Brussels.  There are multiple restaurants to dine in and choosing one was challenging. There is a section of the city called Grand Place, which is the center for many activities and contains multiple shops […]

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Napa Valley Grille

Napa Valley Grille (NVG) invited me to do a critique of their restaurant for my clean eating blog.  In Westwood Napa Valley Grille is a favorite of many of my clients so I was curious as to what they were up to. Previously, I had not thought of NVG as a “clean-eating” restaurant but two […]

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West 4th Jane Food

Late this afternoon we were in downtown Santa Monica to get some Euros for our upcoming trip to France and on the way back to the garage stumbled on this fun restaurant.  I had not yet heard of it so I looked at the menu, was impressed and thought – why not? West 4th Jane […]

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The Veggie Grill

A few months back this restaurant opened up near the office.  A few clients had asked me about it but I never had a chance to try it till today.  I asked our office staff to join me to get a flavor of their food and choices.  It was the perfect opportunity to have a […]

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True Food Kitchen

I’ve strategically avoided going to the new Santa Monica place to avoid the crowds but after hearing rave reviews about one of the restaurants from a few of my clients the pull overcame my fears of parking hell. True Food Kitchen meals are based on simplicity and sustainability.  They boost their food has simple, fresh, […]

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SELF BLOGS

I had my fill of writing this week so please do take a look at my SELF blogs – there are 16 in total and 2 more coming this week. There’s some new ideas for healthy meals and a great cookie recipe.  Thanks for your dedication and loyality in reading my entries! You can find […]

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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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