Category Archives: CHOW

Switch Up Your Stocking: Healthy Gift Guide

December 12, 2017

Give the gift of ‘New Year, New You’ this holiday season! For an easy and effective gift that will get anyone in gear, swap the candy canes for gifts that will inspire healthy living. Cute workout gear and top-notch accessories motivate me to get in shape and makes every mile easier when I feel good about myself.

This year, give the gift of motivation to a loved one by stuffing a stocking with studio socks, an activity tracker, headphones and stylish gym accessories, paired with a gift card from Jamba Juice!

Jamba smoothies are made with real ingredients: whole fruits, vegetables, no artificial flavors and no artificial preservatives. Blending is the best way to enjoy your daily serving of fruit and veggies and keep your energy up throughout the day to stay fit!

In stores now, Jamba Juice is selling gift cards in premium holiday packaging- requiring no extra gift-wrap! Gift cards are a great go-to for both last minute gifts, and those smoothie fanatics on your list looking to start the New Year on a healthy note! Check out where you can pick up your stocking stuffers from Jamba nearest you: https://www.jambajuice.com/find-a-store

 

Hello Holiday Parties. Goodbye Hangovers.

December 4, 2017

Morning Recovery‘Tis the season. You just finished stuffing yourself with a bird, various starches and a coma-inducing gravy, only to wake up and find your social life just turned into Truman Capote’s.

An invite to every single holiday party in town makes it’s way into your email, Facebook feed and insta-story. What do I wear? Who do I bring? Do I take Uber or Lyft? But most importantly, how fucked up am I going to get and how bad are my hangovers going to be?

I know a guy who can help. Before the hangover starts. Well, I don’t really know him, but I read about him and I want to know him because he is now my hero.

His name is Sisun Lee and according to his bio:

Sisun was a staff product manager at Tesla, and a product manager at Uber and Facebook. He graduated with a Systems Design Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

So not only does this dude carry some serious accolades, he made a million dollars in 3 months creating a product that basically cures a hangover. It’s appropriately called Morning Recovery.

Take a gander at this infographic to see what’s in it:

Morning recovery Ingredients

And here’s how they say it works:

Morning Recovery is centered around Hovenia Dulcis, an Oriental raisin tree. It contains Dihydromyricetin (DHM) which is an anti-oxidant that supports the body’s natural detoxification processes. Morning Recovery is formulated to help support your body’s normal metabolism after drinking alcohol. Have a good time, drink it before going to bed and wake up feeling amazing.

So, this holiday season, I implore you to go online and order a massive box of this elixir. Get 20% off using code: GROOMEDLA20 – click here

Bring it to parties. Encourage your friends who say: “I dont want to puke tomorrow at work” – to have one more shot of tequila with you and an egg nog chaser. Gift them with a bottle and say: “It’s all good Tad, you can’t count to three now but drink this before bed and tomorrow you’ll jog to the office”.

It’s like Santa in a bottle – it makes every next day feel like Christmas Morning. (Disclaimer: we’re not Trump, we endorse all holidays, this just sounded better.)

Happy Holidays! Enjoy yourself and don’t drink and drive. This only prevents hangovers, not car accidents.

-Christian Majewski

24 Karat Gold, Wine Infused Cake Truffles Are Now A Thing

December 2, 2017

So, yah, this is the perfect gift (FOR ME FOR ME FOR ME PLEASE!!!) um, for that special person in your life. No doubt, this will delight in every way imaginable. And then some. And then some more. I’ll call it a home-run. A no-brainer.

The fantastic Kim Crawford Wines has teamed up with Brooklyn-based dessert company, Mini Melanie to bring you boxes of almost too pretty to eat, 24 karat gold, Sauvignon Blanc infused, chocolate cake truffles, to pair with the brand’s limited edition 2017 Holiday Bottle. BE STILL MY BEATING HEART, yo!

These one of a kind, assorted boxes of dark, milk and white chocolate truffles are hand-painted with 24 karat gold leaf and adorned with mini gold sugar dragees. Dark chocolate ganache made with Kim Crawford Wines Sauvignon Blanc oozes from the center with every bite.  

So, yah, they are of course, to be coveted asap, because they are available for a limited time only this holiday season.

You can purchase a 12-piece box of these beautiful, bite sized desserts are exclusively available at MiniMelanie.com. And for a truly festive pairing, look for Kim Crawford’s limited edition gold holiday bottle at your local retailer!

Get an eye of Mini Melanie Treats!

Beauty & Essex’s Friendsgiving Brunch Nov. 19th!

November 16, 2017

Before heading out of town for Thanksgiving to see family, celebrate with friends at Beauty & Essex! 

They will be hosting their first Friendsgiving Brunch on Sunday, November 19th from 11am – 3pm with a special dedicated menu.

The same menu will also be featured on Thanksgiving Day from 3pm – 10pm!

Menu items include dishes such as Free Range Roasted Turkey, Vermont Maple Glazed Beeler’s Ham, Jameson Candied Yams, Briased Collard Greens and both a Pumpkin and a Pecan pie!

1615 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Chef Amber at The Source Shares Fall Paleo Recipes

November 1, 2017

Chef Amber at The Source shares gorgeous Fall recipes with us!

 

Paleo Dinner Rolls (Paleo, Gluten Free) – FEATURED IN CHEF AMBERS HEALTHY HOLIDAYS E-COOKBOOK

Even picky eaters will love these high-fiber rolls. You can always double the recipe if you’re cooking for a lot of people. It’s hard to eat just 1 or 2. These are best eaten within 24 hours.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons your favorite herbs, chopped (I use rosemary, thyme & sage)
  • 1 teaspoon sumac for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together.
  3. Whisk the water and oil together then pour it slowly into the dry mixture, whisking until blended.
  4. Then whisk in the apple cider vinegar followed by the garlic and herbs.
  5. Add the egg and stir until everything is combined. If it’s clumpy, use your hands to smooth the batter.
  6. Scoop with an ice cream scoop or a large spoon (about 3 tablespoons) onto the baking sheet, an inch apart.
  7. Top with a sprinkle of sumac and a pinch of salt.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until slightly browned on the bottom.
  9. Remove from the baking sheet, let cool, and enjoy!

Paleo Beet Hummus

Not all of us can eat beans… so I created this bean-free (paleo!) hummus. It’s super easy and delicious. Just give yourself enough time to soak your walnuts and roast your beets. In the picture, it’s layered with avocado and some seeds in an endive boat,  but you can eat it any way you would eat hummus.

Ingredients

  • 2 large red beets
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions

The night before…

  1. Soak your walnuts overnight in water in the refrigerator.
  2. Roast or boil your beets until a fork will pierce through the middle. Let them cool and then peel them.

The day of…

 

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Serve in endive boats topped with avocado, sunflower seeds and a drizzle of olive oil.