Sep 29, 2016

Taste of Italy preview truffle dinner

About two weeks ago,I attended to Taste of Italy media preview truffle dinner at Celestino in Pasadena. From start to finish, everything was made with truffle.
Taste of Italy is happening this Sat, Oct. 1st. More info below.

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Mascarpone, truffle, prosciutto
Celestino bruschetta with Di Stefano Burrata
Prosciutto di Parma
Arancini - Sicilian ricae croquettes

Porcini mushroom soup with black truffles
Veal carpaccio with Pecorino cheese and truffles
Ravioli filled with Quail eggs and prosciutto di parma in a fontina sauce and truffles

Risotto with clams, porcini mushrooms and truffles
Veal Scaloppini with Porcini mushrooms and truffles
Sicilian sponge cake with Di Stefano mascarpone cheese and fruit

The eighth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food and wine to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 1st in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases over 35 of the region’s best restaurants, Italian and California-Italian wineries, as well as live entertainment, chef demonstrations, and celebrity guests.

What: The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles’ Taste of Italy
When: October 1st, 2016 from 5-10 PM
Where: 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012  
Why: Proceeds from the event will support the Italian American Museum’s exhibitions and the preservation of the historic Italian Hall (the building in which the Museum is located, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places). Cost: $60 General Admission (6 food + 6 wine food tastings), $125 Premiere (10 food + 10 wine tastings, VIP bag, and red carpet entrance), a limited number of reserved tables and sponsorship opportunities available.



Caffeinated Energy Shot Cookie

Get Up and Go makes the Smart Energy Cookie, which is a caffeinated chocolate chip cookie equivalent to a shot of natural energy, or cup of coffee. It doesn't have coffee taste, and tastes like a normal chocolate chip cookie! It was so soft and bigger than iphone. I ate them as my breakfast when I woke up, instead of drinking coffee. It's a good idea for someone who doesn't like drinking coffee or tea but still want some caffeine.

DERMA E Hydrating Day and night cream

I received Hydrating Day Creme (Old Packaging) and Hydrating Night Cream (New Packaging). Derma E will launch new packaging design starting September 2016. It will roll out through March 2017 to be in all of retail stores (including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Ulta Beauty and others) with 100% of their product in the new design.

Thoroughly moisturize and plump skin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This fine, silky formula delivers the unmatched hydrating properties of nature's moisture magnet, Hyaluronic Acid (HA). A single molecule of HA can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, binding moisture to help plump, soften, smooth, tone and rehydrate skin. Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants Green Tea, Vitamins C and E, and soothing Aloe, this formula helps defend skin from free radicals and the effects of the environment.
Ideal for dry, dehydrated skin that needs long-lasting moisture throughout the day, this crème delivers maximum hydration while helping diminish the signs of aging for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

DERMA E products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free formulas do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs.

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum - A transformative retinol serum that fights wrinkles and provides hydration, for visibly smoother, rejuvenated skin. The serum is milky.

- Diminishes wrinkles
- Stimulates collagen
- Improves skin tone
- Manages breakouts
- Conditions skin

- Retinol (Vitamin A): Works at the cellular level to stop winkles, manage breakouts, and evens out skin discoloration.
- Vitamin C: Guards skin against environmental free-radicals to prevent premature aging.
- Vitamin E: Provides intense hydration to diminish the drying effects of retinol.
- Squalane: Derived for pure olive oil to soften and condition delicate skin.

My-SlimEz Forskolin

My-SlimEz Forskolin extract is ultra pure, 100% natural, made in the USA at the recommended dose and thoroughly tested.
Forskolin supplements have long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for cardio, respiratory, gut and central nervous system disorders.

Forskolin activates an enzyme called “cAMP” which impacts our cellular energy ATP pathways, our thyroid and more.

If you have a heart condition, low blood pressure or are pregnant or nursing, you should avoid Forskolin.

Real studies indicate that Forskolin really does lower blood pressure, stimulate the heart and help stop new fat deposits.

Sep 22, 2016

Green festival expo 2016

I checked out green festival expothis year for the first time. If you are vegan, organic, gluten free, healthy or has allergy, this is the event you wanna check out. Not only the food, but they also have clothing, bed, cosmetics, fabrics, baby food, teas and coffee, etc. They even had vegan nail colors!

Green Festival is an America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. The three-day Expo in Los Angeles featured thousands of products and services to celebrate green living in the local sustainability community, serving as the city’s most prominent vegan/vegetarian event for green brands and environmentally-friendly lifestyles.

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vegan protein, yes, I need it.

I'm telling you, those baby foods are yummy! Yes, I tasted!

Vegan nail color! I think it was $15 each.

Darjeeling and Earl Grey Jasmine Loose Leaf green tea

I just received those great teas by Teaveli. They are fresh and smells great. And they are both really delicious.

Smooth, flowery with a slight hint of astringency, The Teaveli First Flush Darjeeling tea is an absolute delight. Reminiscent of nuts and berries combined with slight grassiness, the tea boasts of a complex yet typical spring Darjeeling profile. Bright and intensely fragrant, an excellent addition to your collection.


Teaveli Early Grey Jasmine Green Tea is a unique signature blend of premium green tea with fragrant jasmine flowers & citrusy bergamot extracts. An exclusive blend, the tea is sisually appealing and intensely aromatic with fresh jasmine blossoms. This expertly curated tea is supremely delicious and healthy packed with antioxidants, helping relax and reduce stress.

Earl Grey Jasmine

Sep 2, 2016

Lucky Noodle King - San Gabriel

A hole in the wall Chinese restaurant in San Gabriel, offering Sichuan style noodles and other dishes. I noticed many of their items using chili oil. So if you feel like eating a bit spicy noodles, stop by!

Wantons in chili oil sauce
Fish in chili oil
Chicken fried rice
Garlic water spinach
String beans with minced pork

Pot stickers
Dan dan noodles
Braised beef noodle soup
Bing fen dessert

Lucky Noodle King 
534 E Valley Blvd,
San Gabriel, CA 91776

 (626) 573-5668

Wed-Mon: 10:30AM–9PM

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