• IMG_4162 Manresa- Culinary Masterpiece - Manresa 320 Village Ln, Los Gatos, CA Exceptional, exquisite, artful, and posh only begin to describe my experience at Manresa. Manresa is a fine dining extravaganza designed to delight all your senses.  Plan to arrive and spend your entire evening here. Complete with attentive servers, sommelier, amazing chefs, and a planned 14 course meal, yes […]
  • IMG_4189 Four Daughters Kitchen - Four Daughters Kitchen 3505 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266   Work trips don’t have to include a hotel breakfast especially if it’s the $12 buffet option. On my last trip to Los Angeles, I decided to venture out to Manhattan Beach for some beach side breakfast.  I was deciding between 3 spots and this […]
  • The Chili Sampler Barney’s Beanery - Classic Westwood Eatery been around since 1920 this is the original location but now there are 6 around the Los Angeles area. So I’ve always heard of Barney’s Beanery and my recent trip to  UCLA had me looking for an original place for lunch.  I ventured in and sat down at the open seating patio.  […]
  • 19141276_s Another Season of Training Starts NOW - I’m starting with a running group this Spring to train for yet another 1/2 Marathon, this season will mark my 15th and 16th 1/2 marathons.  It’s time for a new watch.  I’ve always loved the Garmin but mine is probably 10 years old.  It still works and is in great condition but I’m stepping up […]
  • banana muffins Spiced Pumpkin Muffins - Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather is crisp and cool, the leaves start to fall, and best of all it’s pumpkin season! Pumpkin is a hearty squash that boasts many vital nutrients to keep your eyes, heart and immune system healthy, loaded with beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium to […]
  • 8219546_s The Breakfast Habit - The Breakfast Habit  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  How many times have you heard that before?  But how many of us actually take time to eat breakfast? Research shows that over 60% of people skip breakfast at least 3 times a week or more. Study after study shows that breakfast is […]
  • Signature_edited-1 Signature Meals Part II - Signature Meals Part II-Take out After work as you’re driving home, you realize you’re  starving…  What should you eat for dinner, pizza, a burrito, Chinese food?   I’m guessing a freshly prepared salad with homemade dressing and crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and thinly sliced carrots is not at the top of that list.  That is why […]
  • Signature_edited-1 Create Signature Meals - Part 1- recipes you make at home Signature meals are: Nutritious and delicious Family favorites Meals that can be made or prepped ahead of time Made without the use of a recipe because you’ve made them so many times you don’t need one anymore Made with ingredients that you have on hand often Now here […]
  • taco bake Sweet Corn Taco Bake - If your family is like mine taco night is a BIG hit.  Everyone seems to like Mexican food in my house.  The kids love it because it tastes good and I love it because you can be so creative.  Whether you like sweet, spicy, cheesy, creamy, crunchy or all of the above you can make […]
  • 7222628_s Congratulate yourself EVERY day! - I like to think in health in terms of the positive.  Feeling good about the things you are doing right can have a positive impact on your mood and health immediately. Each morning pick something you would like to accomplish to boost your wellbeing.  It can be something you already have scheduled like a yoga […]


Stephanie Lasher is a registered dietitian. Information contained on this site should not be used to diagnose medical conditions. Persons with serious health issues should consult a physician before undertaking any new diet or exercise plan.