help yourself: a new cookbook for kids.

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there’s a charming new cookbook out for kids and i just happen to live next door to its author — illustrator and activist for a new generation of healthy kids, ruby roth of we don’t eat animals. ruby’s written a new plant-based cookbook teaching kids how to cook all kinds of healthy food options — for themselves: the help yourself cookbook for... 
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unexpected guests: amanda frederickson.

unexpected guests: amanda frederickson / sfgirlbybay

today’s unexpected guest is a wonderful friend and foodie to follow, amanda frederickson. i had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady at many events here in the bay area and her instagram feed is one I frequent daily to see what she’s cooking up in the kitchen. she’s a chef, food stylist and photographer, cookbook author, a test kitchen cook in the williams-sonoma... 
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pop-up tacos + a restaurant start up giveaway.

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i’ve always held a super secret desire to own a restaurant — no, really! and friends have come to call my house their “favorite restaurant” — victoria’s restaurant, and that may be as close as i actually come. but i love to cook and have a few signature recipes i often get requests for. so when i was invited by CNBC to take a stab at creating... 
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welcome to the woodlot.

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meet Woodlot — an apothecary collection from Vancouver, british columbia. Woodlot features an all natural, eco-minded bath and body line of sustainable candles, soaps, mists, and incense. Woodlot founders Sonia Chhinji and Fouad Farraj have recently crafted two new scents — Cinder + Wildwoods just for the season, and both smell as incredible as they look, which... 
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So Long Summer Cocktail.

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the first day of fall landed last week, but it’s pretty hard to tell here in los angeles, since it’s about 90 degrees as i type this. but we thought we’d come up with a special bourbon cocktail recipe for you to say so long to summer. we call it the summer on the rocks and its main ingredient is passionfruit, which is in season right now and makes for a... 
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