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True Food Kitchen

June 21, 2011

Filed Under : EAT

true food kitchen

If you follow my twitter, you may have picked up on my obsession with True Food Kitchen.  It’s a recent addition to the Santa Monica Place mall (they have multiple locations, one being at Fashion Island for all my OC peeps!) and it’s pretty much my new favorite place.  To put it bluntly: the food is damn good.

But not only is the food good tasting, it’s also good for you.  Everything on the menu is extremely fresh, wholesome, and full of vitamins.  They really focus on the individual ingredients and even grow their own herbs and some vegetables on property.  I can’t wait to try every single thing on the menu (even their cocktails are bomb.com by the way).

Foodie tip: for lunch, order a sandwich – they come with a sweet potato hash and a tuscan kale salad.  For dinner, order multiple things and share – you’ll want to try the many different options on the menu, from the wild mushroom pizza to the ahi tuna sliders.

Here are some photos from my last trip there:

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[they grow their own herbs right in front of the restaurant]

[each table has an adorable succulent plant…extra points in my book]

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[heirloom tomato & watermelon salad w/ goat cheese & roasted cashews]

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[corn & ricotta ravioli in a roasted tomato & parmesan broth]

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[chicken sausage pizza w/ tomatoes, fennel, & fontina cheese]

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[strawberry rhubarb crisp w/ vanilla ice cream…I almost passed out when I ate this, it was that good]

Weekend Snapshots

June 5, 2011


This weekend was a good busy.  You know the kind?  Where you’re busy but you’re doing things that you love doing like furniture shopping and eating out at yummy places?  And going to art shows and watching a marathon of Julie Delpy movies on Netflix?  You know what I mean?  A super good busy.

Anyway here are some snapshots that I took this weekend (and these photos are all from my iphone because I may or may not have lost my camera’s battery charger in the move…which of course I will find the minute the new charger is delivered):

Blueberries + Anthro bowls are like a match made in food blogger heaven:


Gluten free pancakes with blueberries and nectarines:

gluten free pancakes

Furniture shopping (more like browsing) at HD Buttercup in Culver City:

hd buttercup

Art show in Culver City:

d face

Sometimes the Kogi taco truck is hard to track and follow around but luckily they serve their delicious Korean/Mexican/Californian fare at the Alibi Room…pretty much ate everything on the menu:

alibi room

Starting to organize various corners of the apartment:


My kind of coffee at Groundwork in the Santa Monica Place mall:

groundwork coffee

Loved the red light fixtures at CB2:


Getting inspiration for the succulents I plan on getting next weekend…and hopefully plant in this planter:


Eating lunch at my new favorite place, True Food Kitchen (tempeh/lettuce/tomato/avocado sandwich with a side of sweet potato hash and kale salad):

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Trying on new shoes that I bought:

cole haan shoes