Author: Nastassia

Banana Honey Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie

Let Me Eat Cake PB Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is perfect for the both morning or afternoon. It is a decadent yet healthier treat to get you through the day and great for kids too. The Dannon Vanilla lowfat yogurt adds the perfect amount of creamy richness and the Jif Creamy Peanut Butter packs it full of protein. Throw in some just ripe bananas and a little honey and you have a smoothie that feels more like a milkshake and just as enjoyable as one!

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Sweet of the Week | E.P L.P Chocolate Ginger Honey Crunch

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E.P. L.P. in West Hollywood is a super stylish and sleek spot for great rooftop drinks and great Southeast Asian food, but what you may not know is that it is a great spot for delicious desserts! Pastry chef Zen Ong just rolled out a really inventive new Spring dessert selection, incorporating his own Indonesian/Australian culinary background and influences into the menu.

The Chocolate Ginger Honey Crunch with Valrhona milk chocolate EP honeycomb, and crystallized ginger is a play on an Aussie fave the Crunchie Bar. It is all parts delicious and paired with their EP&J a twist on a classic American PB&J in roasted white chocolate candy form, you’ve got a perfect dessert. Looking for something on the lighter side? Don’t miss their EP Sweetie Pineapple Cloud with vanilla tofu, melon ice, nutta de coca, pineapple sorbet, and kaffir lime leaf.

603 N LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD
CROSS-STREET: MELROSE AVE
WEST HOLLYWOOD
EPLOSANGELES.COM
PH. 310 855 9955

Sweet of the Week | Wolf LA Chocolate Cake

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Wolf is the newly opened restaurant from chef Marcel Vigneron on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The menu features seasonal Los Angeles cuisine made from locally – sourced ingredients. Beyond the amazing savories is a swoon-worthy dessert menu. They have a Blueberry Souffle with violet ice cream that is melt in your mouth good. I didn’t get a chance to try the Roasted Banana with maple whip, peanut tuile and cacao, but the Not Your Grandma’s Chocolate Cake was heavenly. It is topped with gianduia ice cream, candied hazenuts and gold and is essentially a refined cake version of ferrero rochers!

Wolf is open for dinner Tuesday–Thursday from 6pm – 10pm, and Friday—Saturday from 6pm – 11pm.
7661 Melrose Ave. CA 90046.

 

Mini Carrot Cakes

IMG_5426When you feel like making treats like these mini carrot cakes, but don’t feel like going to the store – Instacart saves the day with grocery delivery! It has changed everything. Now when I’m missing a key ingredient but midway through baking prep I can just order groceries only. So now you can have your cake and bake it too!  Keep reading for tips and tricks to making mini carrot cakes and a sweet recipe. 

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Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines

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Lemon poppy seed madeleines are the perfect Spring sweet treat. They are so light and lovely they are perfect with an afternoon tea or as a purse snack on the go. What made this recipe even easier was using T-Sugars Icing Mill when it was time to add powdered sugar. The T-Sugars icing mill is super simple to use and makes the process of dusting your treats with powdered sugar a breeze, a few taps and you have a perfecting snow coating over your desserts.

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Happy Pi Day!

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It’s March 14th so you know what that means – Pi Day!

I know this is really in reference to this pi π. not the tasty sweet treat kind, but hey I’m all about the sweeter side of life and we’ll take any excuse to enjoy a slice of pie. Are you with me?

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I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite places to celebrate Pi Day in Los Angeles (click to read the full article). There are plenty of other great cities to enjoy pie too so feel free to leave me a comment on Instagram if you are looking for a great slice in your city!

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Slam Dunk Ice Cream Floats with Coke Zero & OREO| NCAA Tournament Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GreatTasteTourney #CollectiveBias

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Sweetening up this NCAA Basketball season with a super simple slam dunk treat (see what I did there? hehe) that is sure to make your game day party a fan favorite. Using Coca-Cola Zero™  and OREO I made an OREO ice cream Coke Zero float. To make things even sweeter I got some basketball stickers, plain wooden spoons and colorful straws to give the floats a cute themed extra touch.

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Sweet of the Week | Maru Santa Monica Lemon Meringue Tart

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Are you a lemon dessert lover like I am? Lemon desserts are some of my favorites. I just love that play of luscious creamy custard cut with a sharp lemon tang. And a good tart is just so… good! Am I right? Take a look at this lemon beauty from Maru. Those flecks of vanilla bean are so prominent and lovely and the beautiful meringue ribbon on top is perfection. It was just as good as it looks

Valentine’s Day Dessert Hacks

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To me nothing says ‘I LOVE YOU’ better than a sweet treat! I’ve taken all of the stress out of Valentine’s Day baking and created two super easy and fun dessert hacks so that you can whip up sweets for your sweetie in no time. Both recipes use Otis Spunkmeyer snacks and take minutes to put together.

Share some sweets love this Valentine’s Day!

recipes below… click to for sweet snack hacks!

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