I've started tinkering with a paleo diet. The paleo diet isn't that much different than how I currently eat - gluten free, dairy free and free from refined sugar. Paleo take two extra steps by omitting all grains and legumes. The paleo diet is based on what our ancestors could eat and forage in prehistoric times, so think meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Those are all in my wheelhouse already, so I just needed to figure out what to eat for breakfast with the removal of all grains. I do like something warm in the morning, but also need something hearty, so that brings us to today's paleo protein porridge recipe.
I've been enjoying some shows in Hollywood lately, though there's no enjoyment in that drive from the westside. Last month it took me 90 minutes there and 25 minutes back. While I do like taking the metro, that ride is almost 2 hours one way, so driving is still a small time savings. Next time, I'm shooting for the matinee!
Birch Restaurant offers creative plates at the corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga, making it a convenient stop before a show at the Pantages or Avalon Theatre.
The Mar Vista is a casual restaurant on Venice Boulevard, serving creative dishes in a relaxed, neighborhood setting.
AR Cucina is Akasha Richmond's latest restaurant debut in Culver City, serving rustic Italian cuisine. It's a great stop before seeing a show at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
This paleo protein porridge is a quick and easy breakfast to keep you fueled all day long. It's grain free, dairy free and full of superfoods to maximize your energy.
These avocado chickpea lettuce cups with hearts of palm are a great starter or side to a nice lunch. Add your favorite protein for a complete meal that's gluten free and dairy free.
This vegan cauliflower queso may be dairy free, but it's so rich and creamy that you won't even realize that it's actually healthy. The Instant Pot pulls this recipe together in no time at all.
Whether you're planning on going out for a big party on New Year's Eve, or staying home for a quiet celebration of your own, it's always good to have a cocktail recipe or two in hand.
This sparkling cranberry aperol spritz is festive enough for your next holiday celebration, but easy enough to prepare for a quiet night of cocktails at home.
A great way to sample some of the 28 wineries San Luis Obispo is by attending the Roll Out the Barrels wine weekend where you can get up close and personal with many of the local winemakers.
Venice Italy is a beautiful city surrounded by water and best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Get lost in the rambling streets, eat great food, drink fabulous wine and relax in the charm.
Skip overrun Capri for the more undiscovered and unassuming island of Ischia Italy. Ischia's food, wine and thermal spas make it a great stop when visiting Southern Italy.
A drive along the Amalfi Coast reveals stunning water views from high atop cliffs with picture perfect Italian towns to visit like Positano and Ravello.