Curried Sweet Potato Chips

The bloat and fatigue of the holidays has officially set in and in an effort to (literally) trim the fat, I’ve been trying out some lean snacks. Not gonna lie, I’ve definitely been binging on left over pie, but today I swapped out the stocking stuffed chocolate for curried sweet potatoes and I almost didn’t miss the processed sugar.  (more…)


Taqueria Juanitos


Taqueria Juanitos — Home of the Five Dollar Combo

If you’re ever in the Valley, check out the hole in the wall called Taqueria Juanitos. The Mexican fast food restaurant is located in a small shopping center in Encino on the corner of Balboa and Victory. As you may know, Encino is a little bit of a drive but it is totally worth if you’re in the Valley because their food is just as delicious as their deals.

I love the vegetarian combo shown above. It comes with rice, beans, chips, sliced radishes and two soft tacos filled with lettuce, avocado, beans and tomato. The tacos have the perfect amount of spice to them, which doesn’t overpower their flavor at all. Taqueria Juanitos also specializes in a variety of meat-filled tacos with a wide range of flavors.

The only downside is the drink situation. Each refill is considered a new drink, which can get pricey. I recommend bringing your own drink or savoring your drink until you get your food.

LYFE Kitchen


LYFE Kitchen, which means Love Your Food Everyday, is home to delicious foods that don’t break the bank. I can easily say, LYFE Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. This may be due to the fact that their food is fresh, full of flavor, locally grown, organic and leaves you feeling great!

Personally, I love their Garden Burger, which is 100% Vegetarian. It comes with a delicious kale and lemon salad, which you will end up craving constantly.

Their menu also includes, breakfast entrees, the best fries, flatbreads, soups, salads, burgers, pasta dishes, sandwiches, beer, smoothies, and amazing homemade flavored water.

LYFE Kitchen has two located in the Los Angeles area, which are located in Tarzana and Culver City.  According to their website, a West Hollywood location is coming soon.