pomegranate season

If you’ve been to the farmers’ market or grocery store lately, you’ve probably noticed that we’re pretty deep into pomegranate season. I really love pomegranates and always buy a couple each year, though I often end up just using them to pretty up my fruit bowl since I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get the…
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brussels

I love brussels sprouts. I know not everybody does, but luckily for me (and those of you that like them too) they’ve become popular over the last few years and can be found in just about any trendy restaurant, cooked up in a variety of delicious ways. The bland, boiled ones that were set out and forced upon us at holidays…
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latest finds:

joan’s with penny

My sister and I met for lunch on Friday afternoon at the new Joan’s on Third in Santa Monica, where we had delish salads and sat on their patio, partly because it was a nice day but also because I brought little Penny with…who is as cute as ever but sometimes acts a little crazy whenever we bring her anywhere new and…
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simple chicken and white bean chili

  When I was at home last week I flipped through my mom’s cookbooks and found a bunch of recipes to try out. I was particularly excited about this chicken and white bean chili recipe which sounded easy, healthy, and delicious…and it was! The recipe calls for chicken thighs which I did use and highly recommend you do too, but…
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Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

One of my favorite restaurants in Santa Monica, Forma, is a really neat little neighborhood spot serving fresh pasta and inventive Italian food, along with a seriously great cheese selection. They recently started serving brunch which I actually haven’t been to yet but am definitely planning to visit soon. One thing from their brunch menu I’m dying to try is…
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