For a taste of southeast Asia in West Hollywood, head to EP & LP. I was seated at the counter, and it felt just like foodstall-dining in Bangkok.
The menu is designed for sharing, and I was travelling solo, so I only managed to try three dishes. All were really tasty!
I started with the Fiji-style ceviche, which came in tangy lime and chili coconut milk with prawn crackers.
Fried crab bun is stuffed with curried crab. The bun is soft inside and crispy-chewy outside. The curry wasn't overwhelming, and there were little bursts of sweetness because of the corn. Be careful, though. It is quite filling!
The colourful Asian slaw is the perfect sharing salad, and I managed to eat half of it despite the ceviche and the bun. I am a pig!
Thank you, Chef Tikaram, for dropping to say hi, and to Dwayne, who showed me the famous L. P. rooftop lounge and Melrose rooftop theatre. I am definitely ocming back next time I am in town!
Looking for a simple salad to brighten up your holidays? Combine thinly-sliced fennel with fresh Mandarin segments, @enzooliveoil Olio Nuovo, and @jqdsalt Heirloom Finishing Salt and garnish with fronds
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Love a good salad for lunch? Me too! Today I’ve used (mostly) seasonal veg and created a delicious lukewarm salad. - I sauteed some brussel sprouts and thinly sliced chicory adding some red pepper and fennel seeds towards the end. On the plate I added thinly sliced fennel, shaved purple carrot and some leftover avo. Finishing it all off with some feta, olive oil and a spritz of lemon juice. 💯🤤 Such an amazing flavour combo! .
meal preppin like a boss and eatin my weight in salad and grilled chicken. ever see that meme of the guy all excited to eat chicken and rice for the tenth time that week? relatable af
deEATS: shredded greens 🥬 topped with olives, bell peppers, banana peppers, feta cheese, cucs, avocado and grilled chicken 🥑 🍗 topped with red wine vinegar
Does your office’s never-ending holiday buffet have you craving veggies? This slaw comes from the Frohna (Mo.) Friendship Circle. Ranging in ages 28 to 88, the exquisite ladies of the Frohna Friendship Circle have gathered about every month since 1949 to share life’s ups and downs, to raise money for community organizations and — simply — to be together. I met them a few years ago and was lucky enough to have them share a few of their recipes (like the one for this slaw) with me.
After a long week of travel, my body is CRAVING some veggies - and this loaded lunch salad totally delivered 💯
In my bowl 👉🏼 Mixed greens + roasted veggies + quinoa + diced tomatoes + crumbled feta + avocado + @starkistcharlie pink salmon (loving the convenience of these packets lately!) + balsamic vinaigrette + @latejulyorganic tortilla chips for some added crunch💃🏼
What’s on your plate this Monday?!👇🏼
Taco salad for dinner today 🔥 cilantro-lime black beans, white corn, turkey taco meat, red onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, avocado and my new favorite @latejulyorganic sublime tortilla chips. These chips are top notch 5/5. No gritty weird taste, clean ingredients and versatile. Happy Monday friends 🖤
INTERMITTENT FASTING 🤔..
🤷🏽♀️Have you tried it?
🤷🏽♀️Swear by it?
🤷🏽♀️Implement it from time to time?
🤷🏽♀️Think it’s ridiculous?
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE below!
I have done it on and off throughout my own fitness + health journey and I definitely think it has its place DEPENDING on your goals. This is my first meal of the day today and I am currently doing a 16:8 fast/feeding window (almond flour grilled cheese with a huge spinach + sprout + cucumber + chicken salad 🥗😋)..
So WHAT is it?? 🤔..
🚫It is NOT a diet, set of macros, calorie goal, etc but a STYLE OF EATING that is made up of an “eating or feeding window” and an”fasted” period. ALL of us already do this to some extent because if you eat break”fast” (aka breaking the fast) you have a FASTED period through the night and a feeding window during the day..
I have found the BENEFITS of INTERMITTENT FASTING incredible (again, when they match up to your goals) Here are just a FEW of the benefits of incorporating IF into your routine that I have experienced:
👉🏽Improved mental clarity and concentration.
👉🏽Body fat loss.
👉🏽Lowered blood insulin and sugar levels.
👉🏽Lowered blood cholesterol..
There are MANY “window options” for starting INTERMITTENT FASTING but the idea behind ALL of them is to EXTEND the fasted period and REDUCE your feeding window. So, instead of feeding from 7am to 9m you might do a 16:8, or a 16 hour fast and an 8 hour feeding window. So long as the timeframes are hit, it doesn’t really matter what specific hour you start or finish. Some “IF” advocates go down to ONE meal each day for a 23 hour fast..
How/when/how long you fast will be dependent on YOUR BODY, your current lifestyle and situation, and you should ALWAYS check with your doctor to see if you may benefit from an ongoing intermittent fasting style of eating OR a day or two each week, etc..
I would love to hear your experience with it and share any advice or tips below for anyone who may interested! 🤗💜
*Let's talk meal prepping*
I've never been into the whole meal prep thing that the fitness folk and bodybuilding peeps tend to promote. 😅 I can't imagine sitting down for lunch to a box of food that I made 4 days earlier 😷 not to mention I couldn't live knowing exactly what I'm gonna be eating for the next few days... I love food & having the freedom to choose what I want when I want, so where's the fun in that?! 😳 I believe you can achieve any of your goals without stacking 14 tupperware boxes of food in your fridge on a Sunday night.
I like to cook my lunches the night before, and that's it. 😉Here's my typical lunch each day. 👌Also prob my favourite meal. Takes approx 10 mins to make/cook the chicken.
200-230g chicken breast
1/2 bag Spinach
1/2 bag salad mix
Handful of black grapes
Handful of blueberries
Handful of strawberries
Handful of piccolo tomatoes
1 red Romano pepper
Sometimes add anything from goats cheese to kiwis don't @ me.
Usually works out at around 450cals, is very filling and takes ages to eat. 🍴High volume, protein, micronutrients and fibre is key for satiety.
All that said, if you need to meal prep to stay consistent, then keep doing it. 👍 If it ain't broke don't fix it I guess.