Meet Ash, one of our resident foodies:
Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Bianca, one of our resident foodies:
Bianca is a Southern California sista living her dream in Los Angeles. Keeping up with trends is what she lives for and she chases everything fun, fab and happening! You’ll probably spot her checking out a new restaurant, at a concert, or chatting with an upcoming designer. She loves Coca-Cola in a can...not in a bottle.
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. iKasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon an adorable little website called, Sugarfina. Obviously I was captivated by the color-scheme but upon further investigation I began to uncover whimsical sweets and decadent treats that had my mouth salivating in an instant!
Sugarfina is an online candy boutique created by Rosie O'Neill and Josh Resnick after being influenced by a showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The two decided that they wanted to create a unique candy experience for grown-ups, so they toured the world testing and tasting hundreds of candies to cultivate the best there is and share it with all of us!
Now not only are owners Rosie and Josh passionate about what they do, they are also pretty sweet to the planet! Their Malibu based company is powered by 100% renewable energy, the Sugarfina packaging is printed on soy-based with eco-friendly inks, they use recycled materials in all their shipping supplies (which is unbelievably adorable by the way!) AND they donate a portion of all proceeds to two wonderful charities, KIVA and The Lili Claire Foundation.
The team at Sugarfina was nice enough to let me sample some of their favorites and let me tell you, as someone who grew up with their mom working in the candy industry, this is some of the best candy I’ve ever tasted! Here are a few of my favorites:
Greek Yogurt Berries: These tasted a lot like fruit snacks, which I love! They had a creamy texture at some parts as you can see from the picture. The flavor of each fruit was distinct and delicious!
Champagne Bubbles: The texture of these little drops reminded of something similar to Mochi however the slight crunch from the tiny candy pearls on top made them instantly addictive. I love nonpareilles or “SnoCaps”, which have the same candy pearls so these obviously stood out to me.
Dark Chocolate Toffee Almonds: I’m a sucker for dark chocolate, but honestly, which lady out there isn’t? However, the slight hint of salt you get from the inner layer of toffee in these nuts make them the perfect little treat to kick a dessert craving to the curb. You know... when you’re “trying” to be good!
The Bento Boxes from Sugarfina make amazing gifts for any occasion! Did someone recently get engaged? Need something for Mother’s Day? Want to tell your favorite blogger from The Dish how much you love them? No matter what the reason, Sugarfina is sure to make anyone’s day sweeter!
Since Sugarfina is super sweet to Kasey’s Kitchen and The Dish, we have a giveaway for you!
Enter below to win the Founder’s Faves Tasting Box sent right to your door!
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It seems like April is a busy birthday month, so we thought what better way to celebrate than with a guilt-free cake pop! Every where we go, the foodie community is going nuts over this cake pop phenominom, but who can eat those all the time with out seeing it on the scale?
NOT US! Here is an amazing guilt-free recipe for your favorite trendy treat, cake pops! Give it s atry & tell us what you think!
What you need:
What you do:
**Makes 48-50 balls.
Recipe via skinnytastes.com
With bikini season vastly approaching it’s best to keep our figures in mind when hitting the bars or barbequing with friends. By no means should you deny yourselves from living a happy, and fulfilled summer (this always means having a glass of wine in hand for me), but steer clear of the typical summertime beverages like margaritas, pina coladas, and Long Island Iced teas as they contain more than 750 calories each! #NOTworthit
Waistline Alert: WINE IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND!
Luckily, you have another option, wine. It only contains around 125 calories per serving (5oz pour), so around 6 glasses with equate to the caloric intake of only
For even fewer calories (ONLY 100 per glass) try the Skinny Girl wine collection in Moscato & Rose for something sweet or their Red & White California blends. Because nothing is as good as skinny feels.
PS- always drink responsibly and remember to call an Uber for a safe ride home!