This is a recipe for an entree salad that’s hearty enough to eat during the colder months with loads of kale, apple, pancetta, and all topped with a creamy maple-walnut dressing.
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No, seriously, last night an Uber saved my life.
Okay, that statement makes me sound so 2013, right? I mean, I don’t think I even knew what Uber was this time last year and I certainly wasn’t paging them every two seconds for rides. But, in Los Angeles, where drunk driving is a really bad habit, a car-service-for-the-people like Uber is a godsend — especially when they save your life.
Yes, I’m one to exaggerate every now and then but, on this matter, I’m totally serious. My brother and his friends invited me and my man to join for his midweek birthday celebration and it quickly evolved from happy hour drinks to an (almost) all nighter. Right around midnight we were going (in an Uber) from our very late dinner to a club and headed east on Fountain.
(If you’re ever in the Hollywood area and have to go east-west, trust me that you should take Fountain. Ok, I realize that made me sound like the SNL skit The Californians but we really do talk about driving a lot around these parts!)
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A super simple late summer appetizer of plums paired with fresh goat cheese, honey, and prosciutto.
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A recipe for a classic BLT sandwich made with chipotle-flavored mayonnaise and caramelized onions.
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For this month’s Last Friday, Lillian and I were inspired by my recent trip to Italy and decided to give the antipasti platter an update.
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A recipe for the Italian pan-charred flatbread, the piadina.
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It’s the little things. Like, say, no traffic on the way across town.
In a city like Los Angeles, that only comes a few times a year and means that gridlocked commutes become breezes. This last weekend was a kismet intersection of Passover, Easter, and Spring Break that allowed the traffic gods to look kindly upon those of us who stayed in town. And I’m not complaining about staying in LA because this city is a whole other animal when you have it to yourself (or you and only 1 million other people, but who’s counting).
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The classic spinach and ricotta shell pasta recipe amped up with the addition of spicy chorizo.
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A super simple recipe for saffron and lime grilled beef kebabs like my friend’s mother made when I was growing up.
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A recipe for Mediterranean-spiced lamb burgers served with arugula, feta, red onions, cucumbers, and an olive mayonnaise.
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