LOVE OF FITNESS: Training Mate

Ever want to work out by getting cheered on by really good looking people with Aussie accents? You’ve come to the right place. Founder Luke Milton brings his HIIT workouts all the way from the shores of Australia to three locations in Los Angeles (Studio City, West Hollywood, and Santa Monica). Full disclosure – I’ve […]

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Love Of Fitness & LA Update

A little rundown of what’s been going on since my last post (I don’t even want to look at the date). Husband and I have relocated to Southern California, more specifically, Beverly Hills. Now before you start thinking that we’re living large in the 90210, we’re not. Beverly Hills has plenty of multi-family residences (aka […]

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around the world with chicken soup.

Chicken soup has long been touted as a magical cure for the common cold, with at least one study suggesting that the ingredients help fight upper respiratory ailments. Old wives tale or not, there’s no doubt that a big steaming bowl of chicken soup is comforting when you’re not feeling well.  I’ve rounded up recipes […]

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the safest catch tuna.

I consider myself a “conscious omnivore” – we try to eat organic and local whenever possible, and the meat that we consume is of the highest quality we can afford, from small farms in the area.  Truth be told, my husband and I have considered cutting meat out of our diets on various occasions, but […]

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me versus the meringue.

My father-in-law is the undisputed king of meringue in the family – I’ve never seen someone whip up a batch so effortlessly.  I always get nervous when making meringue – will it be too dry? Too tacky? It’s a crapshoot every time, at least for me.  But when I saw these gorgeous organic raspberries at […]

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nigella lawson’s decadent polenta cake

I don’t really watch a lot of cooking television, but I happened upon an episode of Nigella Lawson’s show where she made this simple cake with lemon drizzle that literally made my mouth water.  This recipe has always stuck in my mind, but I never really got around to trying it, until Jules brought home […]

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salt of the earth (and sea).

I have long been an avoider of salt.  My friend Cindy once followed me around the kitchen with the salt, seasoning behind me because I tend to make things a little on the bland side. I’m a bit of a unicorn in terms of my culture, as Filipinos tend to prefer things pretty salty, but […]

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