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WP24 By Wolfgang Puck

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Located in the towers of The Ritz Carlton in Downtown LA we find WP24 by Wolfgang Puck on the 24th floor. A modern lounge and restaurant with award-winning modern Chinese cuisine and an amazing view over Downtown Los Angeles as you dine. Inside the JW Marriott LA Live you can also find Ford’s Filling Station.

As you enter the floor and make your way toward the restaurant you first have to pass the “nest” which is the amazing bar lounge area that they have. I could seriously spend all my time there, it looks so amazing with the little “nests” around the tables!  Thereafter you pass a bar area and lastly you walk into the restaurant are which is lit up by several small amazing lights in the ceiling and an 180 degree view over downtown Los Angeles.

Image courtesy of the Ritz Carlton

The restaurant was surprisingly not too busy for a Friday night, which we quite enjoyed. The noise level wasn’t loud and we didn’t have to scream to have a conversation. Perfect for catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in a while. The waiters were extremely friendly and seem to have an amazing knowledge on the items on the menu and were to a lot of help as we tried to decide what to order.

We were seated right next to the windows with the view as you can see on the picture. It was amazing, the view itself made it worthy coming here. We started out with some Chili “Dan Dan” Dumplings and XO Seafood Dumplings (on the picture below). Not only was the presentation beautiful but the food was truly amazing with all the rich flavors. As a complementary from the chef we were also sent Maine Lobster Spring Rolls, Steamed Bao Buns, Marinated Cucumbers and Prawn Toast.

Dragon’s Fire Cocktails with Patron Anejo Tequila, Grapefruit and Jalapeño.

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For the head I decide to go with the Crispy Skin Kurobuta Pork Belly which came with Wok Fried Green Beans, Golden Chives, Chilies and Garlic. I loved the beans because they were cooked yet crunchy inside and the pork just tasted amazing. Michaela went with the Szechuan Style Prime Beef Tenderloin which was made in Smoked Chili Shallot Sauce and “La You” Hot Oil. The beef was perfectly medium cooked and so amazingly tender! With that we also ordered a Farmer’s Market Vegetable Fried Rice to go with the food, and was sent the Stir Fried Summer Squash from the chef which we both loved. Amazing taste and it had sunflower seeds which I loved.

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We finished off the dinner with sharing a Banana Cream Pie with Coconut, Lemongrass and Finger Lime Banana Cocoa Nib Ice Cream. The flavors were perfectly combined and I really liked the coca nibs in the ice cream. We were also sent a few small sweet treats.

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Plan Check X Gudetama Takeover

Thursday night I was invited to a special VIP dinner launch of the Plan Check X Gudetama takeover. I got to try out the special menu that are available at all Plan Check + Bat locations until November 29. The multi-course menu includes a Crispy blanket egg, soy sauce egg, spicy pork belly sausage, miso aioli as a starter. Followed by a Gudetama two beef slider (the mini burgers) sunny fried quail eggs, cheese two ways, bacon two ways, ketchup leather and hot sauce. As dessert you get a chocolate custard pudding with a apricot thumbprint cookie. A orange-ginger egg cream soda is also included in the meal.

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My absolute favorite were the sliders. Holy moly how good they were! The hot sauce just made it so perfect. The little eggs were so adorable you almost felt guilty eating them up, but I’m happy that I did!  If you decide to go and grab this lovely menu it will cost you $39 but included in the meal is also a Gudetama x Plan Check t-shirt.

The whole restaurant were covered in Gudetamas and the Gudetama girls rolled in a big one, can you believe that there was a person inside of there?!

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Sorry if the pictures aren’t the best, but night, lighting. You get the deal. 

Lets be real for a moment

We all have those days. Ladies, you know what I’m taking about. We all have them. Those horrible days where we thought that nothing else could go wrong but then there it is. The uncomfortable feeling we get every now and then when something funky is going on, which is totally normal, but it just makes you so uncomfortable. We all have them, don’t try to deny it. I know for sure that I have those days!

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So what do we do about it? Try to ignore it and hopes it goes away? Always brings pairs of fresh units just in case? No thank you! Thanks to U by Kotex Liners we can #BringComfyBack and feel safe in any situation! No more dragging along fresh undies, where do the dirty ones go anyways?? The U by Kotex Curve Liners come in a smaller compact package, in a bunch of different fun colors, which is perfect for anyone on the go. Unfortunately I could not find it in my store, but I did however find the U by Kotex Lightdays Liners which also fits me perfectly since they are very flexible and soft.

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Want to try out some samples or get discounts of the U by Kotex Liners? Head over to their website HERE to grab your coupon now!

Saturday movie night with BOOMCHICKAPOP

Around our house there is always a lot going on, I am barely home and when I am no one else is. Me and my roommates, we all have very different schedules. Two of us are in school and one girl works nights – which means that she sleeps during the days and is off to work before I even get home. But there re those few days where we all are home at the same, it is abnormal and wonderful. It doesn’t happen too often, and especially not on weekends as we always try to do something on our free time.

I loaded up with some new snacks from BOOMCHICKAPOP for tonight as everyone agrees to that even though we love snacking, we should all do it as healthy as possible. BOOMCHICKAPOP is gluten-free, contains no GMOs and are pretty low calorie. I found these at VONS just down the street form my house, which I was very happy about. Visit their website to find out which store close to you have them.

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I chose the BOOMCHICKAPOP White Cheddar and Sea Salt, but they also come in 2 more flavors; Sweet & Salty and Lightly Sweet. 2 for $6 got me real good and I could resist the offer while it was there. The popcorn seem so fresh and I really like the taste of them. The taste is not to strong, since I don’t like say foods that is perfect, it was just the right amount of flavor on them!

I also want to encourage you to join the giveaway that BOOMCHICKAPOP have right now on their Facebook page. Show us how to  #BringTheBoom and you might win A ‘Halloween Kit’ Complete with Halloween necessities, a $50 Target gift card and Multi-packs of either Sea Salt or Sweet & Salty. It can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Hope you all have a bomtastick Saturday night! 

Easy meal prep with Suddenly Grain Salad

As the most stereotypical student that I am, coking can sometimes (mostly all the time) be such a hassle. Either I get some super late and I am so tired that I just end up eating anything or nothing, or Im “too busy” to cook. I went out to get myself the new Suddenly Grain Salad, I have never tried these before so I did not know what to expect. My first impression was that there were a mixture of grains that you were supposed to mix with veggies, but when I opened the Suddenly Grain Salad box it was all included!

The Suddenly grains Salad comes in three different tastes; Harvest Grains, Southwest Grains and Tuscan grains. I tried the Suddenly Grain Salad “Southwest Grains”, as I love the chipotle vinaigrette. That taste is just marvelous and I love it! So, as I said everything was already included in the little package that I bought, so I went head and followed instructions. In 3 easy steps my meal was done! Starting off I wanted to boil the little bag of grains and veggies in water for 17 minutes, so I started off by boiling up water and letting the grains cook. While the grains cooked I prepared the vinaigrette mixture. I took one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of cold water and mixed it with the powder mixture of the vinaigrette. Easy peasy!

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This is basically what it looked like while mixing everything together. You have the grains and the vegetables in a little cooking bag that you open up after it has been cooked and you mix it into the vinaigrette. Oh and I forgot, you can serve this meal warm or cold. If you want it cold, you leave the bag under cold running water for a minute or two, and if you want the meal warm, you let it rinse under warm water for a little while. After mixing the vinaigrette and the grains you are all done with your meal! I would personally suggest adding some chicken and some other vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber, avocado or whatever you like to your Suddenly Grain Salad! It is however perfectly good to eat by itself, and I really enjoyed the taste of the Chipotle vinaigrette.

This salad was so easy to make, costed me about 3 dollars and I didn’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

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I wanted to share a coupon with you guys, it will give you $0.75 off any Suddenly Grain Salad and you can find the coupon here.

Have you ever tried any Suddenly Salad products before, or will you try out them now?

Just ordered

School is about to start and I need to get into a routine. Ive been thinking about joining the gym in my neighborhood. Its a lot of boxing, kickboxing and stuff like that there which I find more fun then going to a “regular” gym. I will still train with Nicklas every now and then like I have been for the summer but my guess is that our schedules aren’t gonna match much as I have nigh classes twice a week and then day classes.

Anyway, I just ordered some stuff from Adidas. A big bag for all my workout stuff. I need somewhere to put my boxing gloves, jumping rope, towels, shoes and so on because now everything is laying everywhere basically. I also got a pair of leggings, they are so comfy and kind of sporty chic so I could still wear them out.

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Start off your day with Plenti Greek Yogurt

Now if you know me, Im the worst at eating breakfast. Im tired in the mornings, too lazy to even care. I wake up, brush my hair, my teeth, pick up some clothes and Im off to wherever I need to go that day. Im also too lazy to prepare breakfast the evening before so Id rather buy something on my way or just grab a Coffee. Not good, I know. But i have Plenti to tell you guys.

I did pick up some Plenti Greek Yogurt from Yoplait, their new Plenti Greek Yogurt with oats, flax & pumpkin seeds. I don’t know how many times Ive told myself that I would eat things like oatmeal for breakfast, because its easy to make, but honestly I hate the taste of it. This is not like any other yogurt that is plain, but with the seeds and oats it makes it more enjoyable, it will ease your hunger for a longer time because of the fibers, and it is a great way to start your day! It has been so easy for me to grab a yogurt and go and they are in a perfect size.

The Plenty Greek Yogurt comes in 8 different flavors, Black Cherry, Vanilla, Coconut, Peach, Blueberry, Raspberry, Spiced Apple and Strawberry, I picked up 5 of my favorite flavors, so far the coconut is my favorite! Now remember that all of these yogurts not only have oats and seeds, but each flavor also have fruit in it like mostly yogurts do. IMG_1019

Nutrition wise the yogurt contains 12 grams of sugar which is kind of a lot, but it is also 12 grams of protein, 50 mg of sodium and 1,5 g of fat which isn’t bad at all, especially with the extra fiber you get even if that is only 1g. The total calorie count is 140, but anything like this is better then “light” versions of dairy products. For me, this would be the perfect snack after my workouts, it gives me fat and protein which are more then allow to take in after a workout. Since I’m on a diet I don’t really eat dairy, Ive never really have but I also try to stay way from as much sugar as possible. But after my workout I can eat almost anything because thats the time when my body can use the nutritions and fats properly.

The reason to the name “Plenti” is because Yoplait believes that more is more and that it is possible to add more good things to your life. Hence all the good stuff in the yogurt. For more info you should visit Plenti Greek Yogurts website yourself or check out their Instagram.

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Easy, Cheap and Healthy Lunch tips – Tuna and Egg salad on Avocado.

So if you’ve been following me on Instagram you might have noticed some changes in my life. The biggest one in particular esthete Im starting a healthier and more active lifestyle. I workout for about 5 times a week, twice with my friend and PT. Im mainly focusing on doing a 8 week transformation so it is of course taking up a lot of time with other things that I do.

Food is, what I think at least, about 80% of the whole thing. If your don’t eat right you won’t see any major changes in such a short time. Thats why Im changing everything in how I eat, sleep and what I do during my days. I have daily goals such as walking at least 10 000 steps, weekly goals and right now its skipping drinks with sugars in it and candy/chips. So instead of just cutting everything off right away I take one ting, one goal, at the time.

Now lets start with the recipe.

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