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Peach Crisp for Two (aka you and mom)

Peach Crisp for Two (aka you and mom)

I know you already have your thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts all ready but in the case you don’t, I’m here to help. If you’re low on cash but savvy in the kitchen, whipping up a delightful recipe for your mom is always a great gift idea. Instead of your typical breakfast in bed, I thought this year...
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Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Waffles with Raspberry Compote

Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Waffles with Raspberry Compote

If I could pick my favorite meal, it would have to be brunch. There's something so special about the fact that pretty much anything goes at brunch. Cocktails, outrageous egg dishes, fries, stacks of pancakes, and waffles topped with everything imaginable. In an effort to make one of my favorites ...
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Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze

Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze

If I could pick my favorite combination of flavors, it would be a tough toss-up between banana & peanut butter, and chocolate & peanut butter. Notice a theme here? I love peanut butter more than I can even put into words. Dramatic? Not at all. Haha it's just too good! One of my favorite i...
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Top 3 Fitness Studios in LA

Top 3 Fitness Studios in LA

“Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it."   Was I always active? I have always been somewhat active as a kid. I enjoyed going on walks after dinner, playing handball, tetherball & kickball. Yeah, the typical P.E activities! In middle school, I became more sedentary. I...
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A Typical Training Day for an Olympic Athlete

A Typical Training Day for an Olympic Athlete

As a professional triathlete, I train anywhere from 20-30 hours a week.  In addition to the physical training, a huge part of my training includes my nutrition, recovery and massages.  I do all of these things to make sure my body is at its' best every day! My workouts vary a lot and look differe...
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The Best Banana Nice Cream

The Best Banana Nice Cream

I recently have gotten quite a few messages on how I make my banana ice cream so thick and creamy, so I figured it was the perfect time to write a recipe on it. If you follow me on Instagram, you know how addicted I am to these bowls.  I make this about 3 times a week!  If you have never made thi...
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My LA Marathon Experience

  On March 19, 2017 I completed my 5th marathon when I crossed the finish line at the LA Marathon!  The LA Marathon is one of my favorite races. The course takes runners from Dodger's Stadium across LA and finishes in Santa Monica. The 2016 LA Marathon was my first marathon and holds a special p...
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Top 5 Real Food Restaurants

Top 5 Real Food Restaurants

This is such a hard list to make since I have about 30 restaurants I consider “top 5”! But I’ll do the best I can ;).  I’m going to stay away from the trendier places like True Food Kitchen & Sweet Green, since those already get plenty of love! In no particular order, here are 5 places I rec...
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Macaroon Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Macaroon Bars

No-bake desserts and snacks are quickly becoming my favorite. They're SO easy to make, delicious, and you can make them healthier with nuts and dates. No need for processed flours and added sugar. One of my absolute favorite combos is dark chocolate and coconut. Those classic chocolate dipped mac...
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Toastest with the Mostest

Toastest with the Mostest

I am addicted to toast. I know people say addicted lightly, but I have always had a love affair with crispy toasted bread, Even before the whole avocado toast thing caught on, I had a piece of toast every day for breakfast for two years straight before school. No lie. And it was dry toast. No top...
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Almond Butter Miso Sauce

Almond Butter Miso Sauce

As a recipe developer, I am always trying to come up with new and interesting combinations with food. However, there are nights when the last thing I want to think about is food. Especially after working 9 hours a day, all I want to do is sit and watch The Crown on Netflix while doing a DIY face ...
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Almond Butter Breakfast Bowl

Almond Butter Breakfast Bowl

I’m not sure about you, but I’m pretty much obsessed with nut and seed butters. Peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, walnut butter, hazelnut butter, cashew butter, pistachio butter, etc! I WANT IT ALL. I typically stick to my top 3 though; almond butter, peanut butter and sunflowe...
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