Love and Salt Manhattan Beach

Love and Salt fennel

Last week I was talking about the glut of seafood restaurants that have come to Los Angeles recently. With a lot of the new LA restaurants, there tends to be a formula of small plates, communal tables and cavernous spaces opening. I do love eating local California cuisine, but can we please branch out from kale, poke and artisanal toasts?

Love and Salt opened in Manhattan Beach a few months ago and yes has some high ceilings, communal seating and thickly stacked starter toasts, but their California cuisine comes with an Italian twist. Would it make a difference?

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Baked Apple Chips with Cashew Cinnamon Dip

Baked Apple Chips with Cashew Cinnamon Dip

Fall is in the air, and that means apple season is upon us. Yay! I love apples, but not the way most people might. I avoid refined sugar so goopy apple pies will not be smelled coming from my kitchen. Luckily apples have so much of their own natural sweetness, that there's no need for added sugar, but there is a way to maximize the taste without cups of processed ingredients. How might you ask?

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