Meet Ash, one of our resident foodies:
Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Bianca, one of our resident foodies:
Bianca is a Southern California sista living her dream in Los Angeles. Keeping up with trends is what she lives for and she chases everything fun, fab and happening! You’ll probably spot her checking out a new restaurant, at a concert, or chatting with an upcoming designer. She loves Coca-Cola in a can...not in a bottle.
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon an adorable little website called, Sugarfina. Obviously I was captivated by the color-scheme but upon further investigation I began to uncover whimsical sweets and decadent treats that had my mouth salivating in an instant!
Sugarfina is an online candy boutique created by Rosie O'Neill and Josh Resnick after being influenced by a showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The two decided that they wanted to create a unique candy experience for grown-ups, so they toured the world testing and tasting hundreds of candies to cultivate the best there is and share it with all of us!
Now not only are owners Rosie and Josh passionate about what they do, they are also pretty sweet to the planet! Their Malibu based company is powered by 100% renewable energy, the Sugarfina packaging is printed on soy-based with eco-friendly inks, they use recycled materials in all their shipping supplies (which is unbelievably adorable by the way!) AND they donate a portion of all proceeds to two wonderful charities, KIVA and The Lili Claire Foundation.
The team at Sugarfina was nice enough to let me sample some of their favorites and let me tell you, as someone who grew up with their mom working in the candy industry, this is some of the best candy I’ve ever tasted! Here are a few of my favorites:
Greek Yogurt Berries: These tasted a lot like fruit snacks, which I love! They had a creamy texture at some parts as you can see from the picture. The flavor of each fruit was distinct and delicious!
Champagne Bubbles: The texture of these little drops reminded of something similar to Mochi however the slight crunch from the tiny candy pearls on top made them instantly addictive. I love nonpareilles or “SnoCaps”, which have the same candy pearls so these obviously stood out to me.
Dark Chocolate Toffee Almonds: I’m a sucker for dark chocolate, but honestly, which lady out there isn’t? However, the slight hint of salt you get from the inner layer of toffee in these nuts make them the perfect little treat to kick a dessert craving to the curb. You know... when you’re “trying” to be good!
The Bento Boxes from Sugarfina make amazing gifts for any occasion! Did someone recently get engaged? Need something for Mother’s Day? Want to tell your favorite blogger from The Dish how much you love them? No matter what the reason, Sugarfina is sure to make anyone’s day sweeter!
Since Sugarfina is super sweet to Kasey’s Kitchen and The Dish, we have a giveaway for you!
Enter below to win the Founder’s Faves Tasting Box sent right to your door!
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It seems like April is a busy birthday month, so we thought what better way to celebrate than with a guilt-free cake pop! Every where we go, the foodie community is going nuts over this cake pop phenominom, but who can eat those all the time with out seeing it on the scale?
NOT US! Here is an amazing guilt-free recipe for your favorite trendy treat, cake pops! Give it s atry & tell us what you think!
What you need:
What you do:
**Makes 48-50 balls.
Recipe via skinnytastes.com
With bikini season vastly approaching it’s best to keep our figures in mind when hitting the bars or barbequing with friends. By no means should you deny yourselves from living a happy, and fulfilled summer (this always means having a glass of wine in hand for me), but steer clear of the typical summertime beverages like margaritas, pina coladas, and Long Island Iced teas as they contain more than 750 calories each! #NOTworthit
Waistline Alert: WINE IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND!
Luckily, you have another option, wine. It only contains around 125 calories per serving (5oz pour), so around 6 glasses with equate to the caloric intake of only
For even fewer calories (ONLY 100 per glass) try the Skinny Girl wine collection in Moscato & Rose for something sweet or their Red & White California blends. Because nothing is as good as skinny feels.
PS- always drink responsibly and remember to call an Uber for a safe ride home!
Mention the word "food" and most foodies are down to grub, whether they're hungry or not. Food brings people together and if you obsess over a certain type than a festival dedicated to that single "best thing ever" is the place you want to be. This Saturday is dedicated to cheese lovers and taco lovers.
The 11th Annnual Grilled Cheese Invitational - This is for cheese lovers and is presented by The Grilled Cheese Truck, so yes they will be there. Other famous vendors who will bring the cheese are Heywood Grilled Cheese, The Counter, Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese, The Oaks Gourmet, Melt It, Elbows Mac & Cheese, Cheesy Amigos, Dogtown Dogs and more.
Be a spectator and grub from the sidelines as the competition for the best grilled cheese sammie takes place. Registration is currently closed for this, but hey there is always next year! Get your tickets here and don't wait because this event will sell out.
Taco Madness at Grand Park - The best taco in L.A. conversation always turns into a heated debate and this weekend Grand Park in downtown L.A. is turning into taco heaven.
Tacos from Guerrilla Tacos / Mariscos Jalisco / Mexicali Taco & Co / MexiKosher / Taco Punta Cabras / Leo’s Taco Truck / Yuca’s / Frida Tacos and more will start at $1. Enjoy beats from DJs, a beer garden by La Cita and live mural paintings! Get all the info here!
All of the ladies here at The Dish are on a budget, so it is our mission to find cheap, DIY, remedies to keep us at our best. Asian women have been using rice water for centuries to nourish beautiful skin & hair. Rice water is a great skin toner & hair wash.
Simply boil your rice & use the left over water & viola. Easy, simple & sure to get you that glow back! Give it a try & tell us if it works for you!
Bet you didn't know that, right?! We'll if you ever owned an easy bake oven or had fun helping a relative in the kitchen, you know that food equals science and can be pretty cool to watch.
The Ice-Cream lab in Beverly Hills just opened with the idea of a place where you become your own food scientist in a real made to order ice cream shop.
Move over Vanilla, there is a new flavor in town...Banilla!
State of the art machines instantly freeze the 100% organic, fresh, and local ingredients you choose. You even have the option to churn your ice cream into a shake. How could you resist signature flavors like Angeles Apple Pie, Blue Velvet, Salt Lick Crunch, Banilla and Coffee Brittle.
Plus, seasonal flavors like Caramel Popcorn are a total game changer.
The Ice-Cream lab is also available for parties, special events, catering
9461 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Due to the recent events, it’s hard for me to get Boston out of my head. It’s hard to watch the news coverage and not feel saddened for those who witnessed such horrific acts on innocent people. However, I must say that it warms my heart to see the Boston Brotherhood that rose to the occasion, opening their hearts and their homes in the wake of tragedy. That is something that needs to be celebrated. The resilience of the city.
Boston is the city that I spent many weekends as a child at the New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, or in Faneuil Hall. The city where I spent 4 years in college making friends that will be in my life forever, and the city where I discovered my passion for food.
Today I want to share with you a recipe that reminds me of home.
Amazing Lobster Roll from The Lobster Trap - Cape Cod, MA
New England Lobster Roll
This is one of my all time favorite things to eat...like, in the whole world, forever and ever.
I’ve learned that very few people out here in LA know what a Lobster Roll is and no, it’s not something off of a sushi menu! This is a summer staple back East and believe it or not, it’s pretty easy to replicate.
This recipe will make 2 sandwiches... or one giant one. I won’t judge.
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Natural ingredients are not only good for inside your body, but outside too. Recipes for homemade face masks, moisturizers, hair treatments, nail strengtheners, foot treatments and more could be sitting right in your kitchen. Next time you're in the kitchen or grocery shopping for the week, pick up some fresh ingredients you can treat your entire body to.
Banana Honey Face Mask via sheknows.com
1 ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
10 drops of lemon juice
Smash banana with honey in a small bowl. Add lemon juice and combine well. Apply mask to entire face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with a warm washcloth.
Fresh Strawberry Mask via totalbeauty.com
Strawberries are rich in salicylic acid, the same key ingredient in many commercial acne products. Reduce stress-induced blemishes with this edible mask.
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon sour cream
2 teaspoons honey
Directions: Mix together all ingredients until smooth using a fork or blender. To Use: Spread over your face and neck and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat skin dry.
Avocado Oil Conditioner via totalbeauty.com
This rich hair conditioner is similar to the "hot oil" treatments offered in salons. It contains avocado oil, which keeps hair soft, radiant and flexible.
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together and stir until smooth and creamy. Massage into your hair and scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap or warm towel and relax for 15 minutes. Shampoo and rinse hair well.
use it in
the age-fighting scrub recipe below; apply once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells, suggests Cleo Londono, aesthetician and owner of Metamorphosis Day Spa in New York City.
Scrub it on: Pomegranate Exfoliating Scrub via health.com
Cut off pomegranate crown, and score rind in sections, without cutting all the way through. Place in a bowl of water for 5–10 minutes. Break rind away from seeds, which will sink; strain seeds. In a food processor, combine 2 tablespoons seeds and 1 cup uncooked oatmeal. Transfer to bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons honey (an antiseptic) and 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Apply to face for a few minutes, then rinse. For rough patches (like elbows), add 3⁄4 cup turbinado sugar.
Honey Lip Scrub via becomegorgeous.com
You will need the following:
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of baking soda or brown sugar
a few drops of olive oil
Mix the honey and baking soda until a smooth paste is formed.
Apply the mixture on your lips and leave it on for a few minutes then gently rub the lips to remove dead skin.
Wash your lips with water and apply olive oil on your lips to moisturize them.
"We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day than to invite customers to try our new menu & give away 10,000 free melts," said Jonathan Kaplan, Founder & CEO of THE MELT.
What better way to ring in National Grilled Cheese Day than with a grilled cheese sandwich from the best place in town? THE MELT! You can find The Melt at 15 different location around California. Easy right? The first 10,000 people to sign-up at eatcheese.com will recieve a QR code for a free melt (up to $6.75).
CLICK HERE to find a location, order online, or simply druel over some amazing food!