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TLR Eats: True Food Kitchen // Santa Monica

TLR Eats: True Food Kitchen // Santa Monica

True Food Kitchen has quickly become one of my favorite spots in LA. The healthy restaurant has so many choices and caters to meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and people with gluten free allergies. I’ve gone to True Food several times over the past year and each time, I’ve been impressed with my meal. On Sunday I went with my sister and our friend and I had such a delicious lunch. I chose the Teriyaki Quinoa, which was so flavorful and…

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June Beauty Favorites

June Beauty Favorites

My top five beauty products from June are a mix of hair, skin and makeup items.  Read on to find what I loved as well as where to purchase them! 1. NYX Cosmetics HD Foundation For the past year or so, I used Bobbi Brown stick foundation, which I loved.  What I didn’t love was the price tag.  One stick cost $44 and lasted about 5-6 weeks if I was careful. I decided to find a new foundation that was…

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The Most Delicious Vegan Chickpea Shawarma Recipe!

The Most Delicious Vegan Chickpea Shawarma Recipe!

If you follow my instagram @thelifestylereporter, then you’ve probably seen the photo of my vegan shawarma from Mendocino Farms, a popular sandwich shop in Los Angeles.  It was absolutely delicious and so fulfilling.  It’s funny though, I honestly didn’t know what shawarma was until I saw it on their menu.  I wanted to try something new, because I usually got a salad there.  After I had my vegan shawarma wrap from Mendocino, I started thinking about how to recreate it in…

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Avocado Cilantro Pasta

Avocado Cilantro Pasta

One of our go-to vegan meals has currently been this avocado cilantro pasta dish–it’s easy and so delicious.  I found the recipe on sweetsimplevegan, but we changed it up a little bit.  The day after we made it, we took the leftovers for our lunch and it still tasted fresh and amazing! Pasta: 2 cups gluten free brown rice penne pasta 2 cups baby spinach 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed 3 cloves of garlic 1/2 red onion 1 large avocado…

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