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Staying slim the French way: no yoga pants or gym required

A common complaint many of us have when it comes to working out, staying slim, or being fit is that it interferes with our lives in some way. We don’t have time, we don’t want to sacrifice good food or drinks, and we certainly don’t want to miss out on our social life. What if I told you there’s a way to stay slim, healthy and happy in your own skin without ever stepping foot in a gym or sliding…

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Delicious Low-Calorie Cheesecake Recipe

The key to both long-term and short-term health is to be consistent. We all know by now (and if you don’t, now you do) that fad-diets just don’t work. Physically, yes they often are effective. But keeping and staying shape and healthy is both physical, mental and emotional as well. An effective way to maintain a healthy weight and diet is to replace, and not omit. For example, instead of telling yourself “I will never eat cheesecake ever again!”, you can simply…

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Simple Sourdough Starter

  Every wonder how Sourdough bread gets its distinctly sour taste? As it turns out, Sourdough bread gets its unique flavor through a process called fermentation, just like beer and kombucha does. Sourdough dough is made using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast, and its super simple to make your own Sourdough starter at home.   Sourdough “starter” is exactly what it sounds like. It’s what you will use to begin making a Sourdough recipe, whether that’s bread, English muffins, pizza dough, or pancakes.…

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GF Coconut Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  If you’re looking for a low-calorie, healthy breakfast or just a sweet treat with all the flavor and none of the guilt, this recipe is one to try. Sometimes, I am just craving that carby-texture of pancakes, muffins, and breads in the morning, but I’m really not all about the carbs and sugars that come with it.   These muffins are a favorite of mine because they are simple to make, healthy to eat and satisfy my cravings without the guilt or bloat…

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Iconic French Patisserie Ladurée Opens at The Grove

Much of the allure of traveling to France is indulging in decadent pastry shops complete with their adorable Parisian decor and irresistibly sweet treats. Unfortunately, cruising over from France to LA each time you have a pastry craving is not exactly realistic. Luckily, Laurée is making it possible for you to now satisfy your craving for those pastel-colored macarons, rich chocolate medallions and other distinctively French cakes, cupcakes, scones and more.   Ladurée has been the leading name for French patisseries since 1862…

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