Last week I was faced with a Friday date at the Roosevelt Pool. On Wednesday.

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I panicked. I’m not ready to be in a swim suit! I need time to prepare! I never got around to that juice cleanse!

You see, I’m not a fan of my belly. It is kind of soft and mushy and really the only part of me that I really don’t like.

You know the thing. The, if I could just have a flat belly/toned arms/tight booty/skinny thighs/perfect hair/etc. my life would finally be complete, feeling.

But if I ever had gorgeous abs and a flat belly (doubtful, I love food too much) would I finally be happy with my body or would there always be just one more thing?

I’m heading to Mexico this month for a family trip and I plan on living in bikini’s the entire time.

With or without the perfect belly.  (But I’m hoping it is more perfect than not).

Thoughts? 

thai mussels

thai mussels {from market to table}

We have done a very poor job of utilizing the LA Farmers’ Markets since moving here. So last Thursday I decided that I wasn’t going to plan every single meal of next week like I normally do. I would go to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market (considered one of the best in LA) Sunday morning and

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2011 in review

I thought it would be fun to review 2011 through my blog! It’s been a busy year, but a really, really good one! Here are some of my favorite posts from 2011: Favorite Healthy Appetizer: Thai Guacamole – from almost a year ago! SO good! Favorite Cheese Appetizer:  Roasted Grapes with Brie – need more.

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chinese bbq pork with provolone

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant… and seen something that sounded so interesting but you just weren’t able to order it because there were so many other things on the menu that you needed to try? When that happens to me, I jot down a few words and email them to myself. Inspiration I

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enjoying the holidays

Last year I was in the midst of a “healthy holidays” series and I came to an important realization. The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, without stressing out about how many calories are in that cup of egg nog and worrying about being perfectly healthy the whole time. I’m going to eat cheese and

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weekend

lunch crunch workout greens for lunch shopping at the grove happy hour at the farmers market (under heat lamp) wrapping presents christmas cookies (Thanks Amy) thai delivery hot power Fusion yoga class green & glowing smoothie from whole foods And lots of work thrown in between. How was your weekend?   Tweet

frosted sandwich loaf

frosted sandwich loaf

The title sounds scary, right? I know. This recipe is a little scary. But it’s more about where the recipe is from. Along with a ziploc bag full of garden-fresh brussels sprouts stuffed in my suitcase, I also came home from Wisconsin with this cookbook. It is the Congressional Club Recipe Cookbook that had been

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