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You can’t have cookies without milk, right? Cookies LOVE milk. And yet, for almost 100 YEARS, the Girl Scouts have been selling their delicious cookies, and milk has been nowhere in sight.

In honor of the upcoming National Girl Scouts Weekend (February 26-28), got milk? helped the Boy Scouts surprise the Girl Scouts with the missing milk! The scouts were excited to work as a team and make sure that folks who stopped by would finally have the opportunity to enjoy milk and cookies together. The scouts earned official “got milk?” patches, raised cash for their troop and enjoyed milk and cookies together. And all was right with the world.

Watch a short video that recaps the fun activity:

Text and Video Credit: RL Public Relations

Every time I visit Corner Bakery Café I always get the feeling of wanting to go back immediately the next day because their meals are delicious and the perfect size. And when you feel they might be a little too big for your appetite you can save them for the next meal of the day or share them with someone.

You really cannot go wrong with what you order at Corner Bakery Café because all their food is fresh and made-to-order.

From the moment I walked into Corner Bakery I felt as if I could stay there all day tasting their different food items on the menu, but seeing how I was in the middle of moving from one house to another it was impossible to do. Plus, I don’t think that would align too well with the healthy lifestyle I promote.


Nonetheless their fast service and amazing food made the lunch break my fiancé and I took very well worth it.

There are some new items on the menu that Corner Bakery has launched for 2016 and I recommend you order at least one to taste all the goodness in these meals made to perfection:

Anaheim Scrambler – For breakfast, this dish is made with freshly scrambled eggs with Applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, green onions and cheddar cheese, topped with avocado.

Chopped Salad – This salad features all-natural chicken, Applewood smoked bacon, avocado, bleu cheese, tomatoes and green onions tossed with iceberg and romaine lettuce and our sweet and spicy house vinaigrette.

Pesto Cavatappi – All-natural grilled chicken and cavatappi pasta tossed in our rich pesto cream sauce and sprinkled with toasted bread crumbs.

Since my fiancé and I had been running around all day with moving boxes, driving a U-haul and carrying furniture we wanted something refreshing so during our visit we opted for the Chopped Salad. The salad came in a big portion that we both ate and then we even had leftovers for dinner that evening.

We also ordered the Chicken Pesto on Ciabatta Ficelle which comes with all-natural chicken, arugula and tomatoes with their sweet and spicy house vinaigrette and pesto mayo. In addition we ordered the Tortilla Soup, which came in the right portion control amount. YES!

I am Latino and growing up my mom would make us tortilla soup and this one in particular at Corner Bakery reminded me of those days when I was young and ate homemade soup.

I love pesto and tomatoes so the sandwich made me feel in heaven while taking every bite out of it.

To top it off and since we both have a sweet tooth we went with the Lemon Bar, which is delicious and perfect for the sunny weather we’ve been having in California lately.


We received our food within minutes and the people there were so attentive to make our visit the best one, just like they were with everyone else walking in the door.

What has been your experience at Corner Bakery? Do you usually eat there or take-out? Have you visited?

If you haven’t I recommend you take a trip to Corner Bakery for your next meal. In addition, I’ve got a gift card ($$$) giveaway that I am raffling off so that you and a special someone can go and experience their great food and venue.

I look forward to seeing your participation.

For the details on how to participate message me on my Facebook page.

Did you know that February is National Chocolate Lovers’ Month?

Choco-Cinnamon Popsicle Hot Chocolate

Choco-Cinnamon Popsicle Hot Chocolate

I am here to confirm with you that it is. In addition, if you still haven’t received your chocolate fix for the season I will also share with you some original hot chocolate recipes from my friend, Amara Barroeta, from Amara Chocolate & Coffee that she created after teaming up with the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of the iconic got milk? campaign.

Would you be surprised if I told you that my fiancé and I celebrated Valentine’s Day at Barroeta’s Pasadena-based Amara Chocolate & Coffee shop?


I hope you are not surprised because we are not fans of going on a fancy date that day because you end up spending twice or triple the amount of money on a dinner than any other day and you end up eating what is cooked for the masses so our outing thanks to Got Milk? and Amara Chocolate & Coffee was perfect.

While we were there we saw visitors from all ages from newborns to elderly couples enjoying their cups of coffee on that sunny morning. It’s a quaint place, but feels as if you were at home. The owner was there and she greeted everyone as if they were part of her familia.

With the warm weather fast approaching on us her in So. Cal. it would be uncomfortable to sip on some hot chocolate so you have the option of making your beverage cold and that’s exactly what we did. We had the Choco-Merida “cold” (dark Chocolate and milk).

“While developing these hot chocolates, I took inspiration from chocolate’s beginnings and revisited some of the original ingredients. I’m really excited about the results, especially because each drink is so different, yet all have the perfect silky texture and flavor you can only get by using milk,” adds Barroeta. Amara’s experience and travel has awarded her the ability to combine flavors from all over the world and bring them together in each one of her delectable creations.

Creamy Peanut Butter-Coconut Dream

Creamy Peanut Butter-Coconut Dream

Now more than ever, chocolatiers are giving us a lot to look forward to with the craft chocolate trends that is taking the chocolate world by storm. To develop original and exciting hot chocolate recipes that are guaranteed to capture your eyes and hearts this month Barroeta’s delicious, milk-based recipes range from a Mexican Choco-Latte with dry chile pasilla to a Popcorn Crowned Orange Hot Chocolate with orange peel and caramel popcorn. These recipes are inspired by chocolate’s history and the craft chocolate trend.

This warming, filling and satisfying drink has never gone out of style, and milk has always been the go-to base for the perfect cup. Milk has the ability to tone down spices, balance sweetness and harmoniously bring together ingredients to achieve extraordinary flavors. A quality hot chocolate requires pure and natural ingredients – from the cacao bean to the base. “I always use milk for my hot chocolates because it gives them the richness and creaminess I’m looking for,” said Barroeta.


She continues to practice her craft daily, making everything from delicate handmade pastries to truffles, fondues and sipping chocolates – all made with imported Venezuelan chocolate.

While we visited this cozy chocolate and coffee café situated on busy Raymond Avenue in Pasadena we couldn’t pass the opportunity to indulge in the delicious “La de Pabellon Arepa.” This type of food is a white corn flatbread, born in Venezuela. To top it off we also pleased our palate with freshly-made churros and dipped them in three different sauces; freshly-made guava marmalade, chocolate and “dulce de leche” and if that wasn’t enough the churros were topped with Vanilla and Pistachio ice cream! YUMMY!

Watch Barroeta at work here:

Guests that visited Amara Chocolate & Coffee on Valentine’s Day were able to select from delectable options: Aztec-Latte (chile pasilla, dark chocolate, expresso and milk), Choco-Merida (dark Chocolate and milk) or Venezuelan (rich, sipping hot chocolate).

Mexican Choco-Latte

Mexican Choco-Latte


With an eclectic background as a chemical engineer, a former Miss Venezuela contestant and now an expert chocolatier, Amara Barroeta is a talented entrepreneur who is quickly making a name for herself in the world of chocolate. She first discovered her passion for chocolate working with Pastry Chef Pascal Chérancé, in Caracas, Venezuela, known by many as the “mecca of chocolate”. After traveling the world and being inspired by different cultures, Amara began to create her own recipes which culminated in making her dream of opening her own chocolate shop a reality in 2012 with “Amara Chocolate & Coffee.”

Her chocolate career hit a high note in 2015, when Amara attended the International Chocolate Awards in Germany and came back a winner. Her famous chocolate was awarded the bronze prize in the category of Drinks and Dark Chocolate.

The California Milk Processor Board was established in 1993 to make milk more competitive and increase milk consumption in California. Awareness of got milk? is over 90% nationally and it is considered one of the most important and successful campaigns in history. Got milk? is a federally registered trademark that has been licensed by the national dairy boards since 1995. The CMPB’s Spanish-language campaign began in 1994 using the tagline “Familia, Amor y Leche” (Family, Love and Milk). The toma leche (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, in order to better align the English and Spanish language work. The CMPB is funded by all California milk processors and administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Popcorn Crowned Orange Hot Chocolate

For all of Amara’s hot chocolate recipes, created exclusively for got milk?
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When I found out about Green Blender it was the perfect timing because my fiancé and I were in the middle of packing boxes, cleaning our old house and moving into our brand new home and our time was dedicated to putting stuff away and loading it into a big truck for the BIG move. The time we spent in the kitchen during those two weeks was shortened due to the fact that we were moving and that was very unusual for a #fitcouple because that’s our favorite place at home. (wink)

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But, when I found out about Green Blender and how they deliver superfood smoothie recipes and ingredients to your doorstep I thought it was the smartest idea. They really got us through the week when we wouldn’t have time to make breakfast and these energizing and full of vitamins smoothies made the cut.


Green Blender is a food delivery service that will deliver organic food (vegetables, fruits, liquids and superfoods) to your home every week. One shipment will last you 5 days, containing 5 different smoothie recipes.

One smoothie makes 2 smoothies so you can share with your spouse, roommate or stash it away for lunch or dinner! Believe me that second serving a day will NOT go to waste.


Green Blender aims to solve one problem people face on a daily basis: eating healthy is good for you, but eating healthy is also difficult with the busy lives we have.

My fiancé and I have at least one smoothie/juice per day (for the past year we have been about that lifestyle) so trying Green Blender was natural. It was great to learn about all the different pairings that can be made with all the goodies that we’re sent. In your box, you’ll get original smoothie recipes and pre-portioned ingredients.

For instance I never thought about putting tofu in my smoothies and there was one smoothie in particular that used that as an ingredient and guess what? That was my favorite one of the week! You can find that recipe on their website because they share all of their amazing recipes there.


The smoothies in my box included:

  1. Pecan Oatmeal Cookie
  2. Orange Beet Protein
  3. Poblano Pepper Pick-Me-Up
  4. Sweet Almond Pie
  5. Cranberry Kumquat Tart

In addition to all the perfectly portioned ngredients Green Blender will also send you colorful straws for each smoothie, information about their company and a sheet w/ the recipes that shows a legend with the benefits of each ingredient.

For any of you who are travelers or always on the road this would also be the perfect box to order because you’d be receiving it in the mail before starting your busy week and knowing that you’d be eating the healthiest food possible because Green Blender focuses on sourcing the highest quality of ingredients, and they work with organic farms, urban and local farms, green markets, and vendors who value sustainable practices whenever possible.


Thank you Green Blender for getting us through some rough times and keeping our nutritious lifestyle on point. We could not have done our move without your delicious and premium drinks and cheers to these smoothies that satisfy!

If you want to give Green Blender a try, you can use the code GUSTAVO and get 20% off your first box.

Disclosure: I received a box from Green Blender in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

Has it ever happened to you… When you do not feel like cooking after work? Especially when you are out of work tired, lazy and overwhelmed.

Well it was one of those days for me last Thursday evening when gf was out of town for several days and I did not feel like going home to cook for myself. (I’m thankful to my gf because she usually does all our cooking! I am a blessed man.) Though that evening, I treated myself to some delicious seafood at Hermosa Beach Fish Shop. I LOVE seafood by the way. It was my first time there and I was very impressed with their quality of food and fast service.


I arrived and the ambiance was great. I really felt as if I was at a fish shop steps away from the beach because it really has that laid-back atmosphere, but you can’t tell that the beach is actually several blocks away.

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop is located at the corner of Pier Ave. and PCH, and you will not have any problem finding parking. It’s also the sister store to Pacific Beach Fish Shop and Encinitas Fish Shop and this trio of stores has been serving the San Diego area since 2010.

As soon as you walk-in you can smell the delicious food. Customers can eat inside, or take their food out onto the dog-friendly patio to enjoy the breeze.

I decided to sit inside and immediately chips were brought to my table. I served myself some salsa from the salsa bar, which is made fresh every day. The green salsa was my favorite – spicier.

While I looked at the menu and the grand variety of endless possibilities I opted for their famous TKO Taco that comes with Mahi Mahi grilled marinated with the Fish Shop seasoning to start. This was just the beginning and I knew I was in for a good treat.

Then I went ahead and ordered the shrimp ceviche. It was as good as the one my mom makes and my mother’s is the best. Lol

I had to pair all this succulent food with one of their craft beers on tap, which was the Expatriate IPA from Three Weavers Brewing Co. located in Inglewood, CA.

It poured a golden hue with a big fluffy white head. The smell was dominated by fruits and citrus, ranging from grapefruit to apricot to peaches to white wine grapes. Very sweet and incredible nose. The flavor is mostly bitter grapefruit with hints of herbal hops, but there’s an incredible malt balance reminiscent. Mouthfeel is medium.


Inside the restaurant/bar you could watch surfer videos, families gathered and an older and younger crowd like myself knew that this was the place to be on a Thursday night.

Locals and visitors enjoy Hermosa Beach Fish Shop’s “build-your-own fish” menu that consists of three steps:

  1. Choose your fish (up to 12 choices including red snapper, salmon and jumbo shrimp)
  2. Choose your marinade (blackened seasoning, lemon butter, chipotle glaze, and others)
  3. Choose your style. Have your fish as a sandwich, salad, taco, or plate.

Customers can eat inside, or take their food out onto the dog-friendly patio to enjoy the breeze. In addition to the build-your-own fish menu, Hermosa Beach Fish Shop also offers many other delectable seafood dishes, including Lobster Lumpia, Crab Cakes and Fried Calamari. For appetizers, they offer a succulent, tomato-based Fish Shop Soup, New England-style Clam Chowder and Fish Shop Chowder.


These can be washed down with either soft drinks, wine or any of the draft- or bottled beers they offer from their extensive beer menu. There is no corkage fee!

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop uses only the freshest fish caught right on the Pacific Coast. They make all of their seasoning and sauces by hand, and soups and salads are made from scratch each day.

The night progressed and I knew I had to make another decision; plate #2 so I choose the Fish Shop Shrimp, a popular and addicting one too according to many customers The shrimp is seasoned in Fish Shop seasoning-sautéed and served with a chipotle aioli dipping sauce.

Let me confirm that it was mouthwatering.

I also had a side order of the seaweed salad and macaroni salad. I had to taste each and they were delicious. I was very full by then that I had to take leftovers home.

The fast-casual environment is perfect for popping in for a quick lunch or dinner or unwinding with friends and family just like I did on Thursday after a long day at work. I will be returning with family because it is one of those places that is worth visiting again and again to indulge in other plates.


Thanks Brian for your hospitality!

For more information on Hermosa Beach Fish Shop visit them online:

Every time I hear the word “posadas” it transports me back to my childhood years with my family and friends when we celebrated #LasPosadas in our humble and low-income neighborhood. Yes, I was raised in a very humble environment where I didn’t have a luxurious lifestyle, but what made it all better was keeping alive these traditions that bring so many families together. Nowadays I honestly feel this is more important than all the wealth in the world because we distance ourselves from what truly is important and its traditions like these which unite and remind us where we come from.

I loved this time of the year as a child because we were usually out of school and it meant connecting with friends for longer periods of time (playing outside) after performing the #LasPosadas ritual, eating authentic food such as champurrado, tamales, ponche with fruit, buñuelos that mothers cooked with so much gentleness and love.

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Las Posadas in English means “the inns”, which is a Mexican Christmas tradition based on the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph and their search for a safe haven, or “inn” to stay before the birth of Jesus. The 9-day long tradition takes places from December 16-24 each year, friends, families and neighbors participate as “innkeepers” and host a Posada at a different home each night.

When I was young I loved going to all of my friend’s homes because every family that was hosting the posada had a different dish with a peculiar good taste. It’s known that the evening’s host family provides the traditional Las Posadas food, which is an essential element to the festivity.

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At the end of the night children are given “aguinaldos” or small bags filled with treats and candies which symbolize the celebratory journey during the posadas. Usually on the last day of Las Posadas a piñata is torn open with a stick! That was fun too. Want to learn more about #LasPosadas visit HERDEZ® Las Posadas page.

To this day when I do participate in posadas my favorite dish is the savory tamales. And I know tamales can be eaten any other time of the year, but I prefer to have them only during the holiday season because they hold such a strong meaning to me. Tamales are like sacred to me and I won’t eat them any other time of the year.


HERDEZ® truly understands the value of #LasPosadas too so I love that I get to participate with them in this campaign as they highlight a tradition that is so ingrained in our culture. HERDEZ® products are always a must have in our Mexican household and I can’t think of a better salsa to add to my tamales that my mom prepares with so much love. She was so kind to share her recipe with me which I will share with all of you in case you are eager to make tamales this holiday season. My favorite are the cheese and “rajas de jalapeño” tamales. I am a cheese-lover so these do it for me, topped with some salsa verde from HERDEZ®! YUM.


Since HERDEZ® understands the symbolism behind #LasPosadas they are holding a photo contest on Instagram. The Share in the Magic of #MisPosadas contest lasts from December 7th – January 6th and you should all participate.


Each week, a fill in the blank question relevant to the holiday will be posted for fan to answer with a photo. Three top winners will be selected as well as honorable mentions. Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: Dinner prepared by a personal chef for up to 4 people in your very own home!

2nd Place: $250 Gift Basket

3rd Place: $200 Gift Basket

Honorable Mention: Custom T-shirts

To enter in the photo contest simply submit a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #MisPosadas to answer the weekly fill in the blank question.

GOOD LUCK and you can’t celebrate #LasPosadas without all its traditional food so here’s my favorite tamale recipe prepared by my mom in her very own Zacatecas, Mexico style.


30 dried corn husks

Tamale dough

4 cups instant corn masa for tamales

2/3 cups shortening

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Cheese and Jalapeño filling

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium white onion, sliced

1 can (12 oz.) sliced jalapeños chiles, rinsed and drained

½ lb. Oaxaca, asadero-style cheese or string cheese, cut into 3 x ¼-inc strips


1. Pull 1/4-inch strings from reserved husks to wrap tamales, or use twine; set aside. Cover corn husks (including pulled strings) with warm water and let stand until pliable, at least 30 minutes.

2.Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix 2 cups of the broth and remaining tamale dough ingredients. Beat with electric mixer until well combined.

3. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook and stir onion in oil 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in chiles; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot.

4. Drain corn husks; pat dry with paper towels. Place 3 level tablespoonfuls dough on each corn husk; slightly spread out, making indentation in center with back of spoon. Place 1 to 2 strips cheese and onion and chile on center of dough; fold dough around filling. If corn husks are too small, overlap 2 husks. Fold bottom one-third of corn husk over filling; fold sides in toward center. Tie tops with corn husk strings.

5. In 5-quart Dutch oven, place round cooling rack. Pour boiling water in Dutch oven, almost touching rack. (Water should not touch tamales when they are added.) Place 6 empty tamale husks on top of rack. Stand tamales inside pots, leaning against sides all around. Cover; reduce heat to medium. Simmer gently 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until tamale dough becomes firm. Add more water if needed during cooking time. Let stand uncovered 10 to 15 minutes. Carefully unfold each tamale by removing string and opening husk.


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I want to hear from you. What holiday traditions do you have and how does HERDEZ® fit in? Share personal or family activities and recipes showcased during this holiday season and this season brings your family together.

Do you love this recipe? Love authentic Mexican food recipes? Then I highly encourage you to check out HERDEZ® website to find out delicious HERDEZ® brand recipes and ideas to bring your family and friends together during this beautiful #LasPosadas season.

I’ve been to Bottega Louie several times while living in Los Angeles and it never fails that there’s a long wait, but worth it (this time 1.5 hours). But, once you get past that hustle and bustle you are in for a delicious treat in this Italian restaurant in the Brockman Building at the corner of 7th and Grand in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

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Plus it looks very ritzy and fancy, but you’d be surprised that it’s reasonably prized.

Floor-to-ceiling windows put the whole shebang that is Bottega Louie on full display: gray-veined marble floors, bare white walls, imposing pillars and a ceiling high enough that Cirque du Soleil trapeze artists could do their act. There’s a roaring wood oven where pizzas are freshly made at your request, the market up front with many sweet goodies (their macaroons are to die for in my opinion), gleaming open kitchen where the cooks make food into art pieces (you’ll be mouthwatering) and the bar area near the front serves creditably as a cocktail lounge, a wine bar and a café.


Credit: (at)TinaTastesLA on #Instagram

It’s believed that this is the most successful of the dozens of restaurants that opened in downtown back in 2009. Bottega Louie is a project of investors Keat Bollenbach and Daniel Flores, with a kitchen run by Sam Marvin, a Patina veteran whose mid-’90s Melrose café Modada was credited with jump starting the fondue revival, among other things, and who guided the past few years of Le Dome. The restaurant is designed down to the colors of the macaroons in the bakery case and the typeface on the butcher paper. (credit: Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly)

This dining gem serves mostly American-Italian classics, like stuffed artichokes, fried calamari, and clams oreganata, sliced steak, eggplant parmesan, and crisply sautéed branzino drizzled with a sauce fragrant with anchovies, garlic and olive oil. Though, two of my all-time favorite pizzas are the crisp-edged Neapolitan-style and Artichoke pizzas that come out of the big wood-burning oven.

This was my first time I visited Bottega Louie for brunch so an order of the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes served with Vermont Maple Syrup was a must! They were delicious as expected. Look Below!


As you exit the Bottega Louie you’ll be drawn to some of their pastries, sweets, cakes and of course macaroons (yes, I hand-picked a box of them to go).

Bottega Louie is an easy place to be happy with a lot of noise and people!

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This is the Mexican equivalent to the American grilled-cheese or turkey sandwich, an everyday treat you throw together with what’s left in the fridge. In Mexico, that’s beans, cheese, and salsa. Though molletes are available in restaurants, they’re definitely best made at home (it’s like re-fried beans taste better at home), when you can make sure to properly butter and toast the bread, add the right amount of beans and cheese, then melt that queso under the broiler. Nom, nom!



  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large rolls, preferably teleras, Portuguese, kaiser, or ciabatta, split
  • Generous 1/4 cup Refried Black Beans,homemade or canned
  • 6 ounces Chihuahua cheese or provolone cheese, shredded
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo
  • 3 eggs cooked omelet style
  • 1 Haas avocado


  1. Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 500°F.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium heat until it’s nice and hot. Spread the butter over the cut sides of the roll halves. Place them, cut sides down, in the pan and cook until they are lightly golden brown and crispy, a minute or two.
  3. Spread a thin layer of beans over the toasted side of each roll. Top with a thin layer of cheese. Cook the molletes (open-faced) in the oven just until the cheese has melted and turned golden brown in a few spots, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Serve the molletes on a plate and let everyone top the molletes with an egg, pico de gallo and avocado themselves.

This measurement will make 4 servings.

Sabias que los Haas Avocados poseen buenas grasas que ayudan absorber nutrientes de otras comidas. Estos aguacates no tienen colesterol y estan llenos de vitaminas y minerales. Esta pizza combinacion, simple de hacer en casa y al estilo mexicano es perfecta como un aperitivo para tus invitados en la cena de Accion de Gracias o cualquier otro momento.  


Saborea Uno Hoy para la oportunidad de ganar 1 de 16 premios, incluyendo FitBits®, sets de cuchillos franceses y tabla para cortar de Laguiole® y sets de delantal y bolsa para compras de Saborea Uno Hoy.

Sigue (at)SaboreaUnoHoy en Instagram, toma una foto que muestre cómo tú o tu familia disfrutan la temporada de fiestas comiendo aguacate y compártela en Instagram etiquetando @SaboreaUnoHoy y usando los hashtags #SaboreaUnoHoy y #sweepstakes para participar.

Adicionalmente, 80 seguidores serán seleccionados al azar como ganadores de un cortador de aguacate.

¡Casi 100 premios!

Para ver la receta y como preparar esta saludable pizza de trigo visita este link de una publicacion similar aqui en mi blog. 

It’s that beautiful time of the year where everywhere you go it’s decorated, smells and feels like the holidays are here. Yay! Not only that, but some places such as Corner Bakery have rolled out with their delicious fall flavors for all of us to enjoy.

Unfortunately, this year my gf (@fitwithcarmen) and I will not be spending Thanksgiving together so we couldn’t think of a better place than Corner Bakery to celebrate this special day in advance. Their holiday-inspired sandwiches and sweets are to die for. I love Corner Bakery and every opportunity I have to visit I will do so because their food is the highest quality. Their restaurants are also very cozy and welcoming making you feel at home and not a lot of restaurants have that vibe so thank you.


Last Saturday was dedicated to running errands and scratching off almost 100 items off our “To Do” list (Lol) and we were on the go all day. Literally, from one place to another. We wanted to visit a very casual restaurant to celebrate our very own Thanksgiving dinner so we did that at Corner Bakery in Lakewood, California.

I had previously done my research and I already knew the sandwich that I would be ordering – The Gobbler. This sandwich is inspired by Thanksgiving Day leftovers, piled high with holiday favorites including oven-roasted hand-carved turkey, buttery sage stuffing, fresh mixed greens and house-made cranberry mayo on whole grain harvest bread. YUMMY!


Their new crave-worthy breakfast, lunch and dinner items with a fall twist, started being available on September 29. For a limited time, guests will find a new Thanksgiving-inspired sandwich, new soup and salad offerings, and a seasonal twist to the restaurant’s popular buttermilk pancakes.

We also ordered the tomato-basil soup which is not holiday-inspired, but we both love tomato and basil so that was a no brainer. Guess what? No other place has a tomato and basil soup as delicious as they do at Corner Bakery.


Our visit to Corner Bakery was relaxing and memorable because we were able to have that alone time we hadn’t had in a while since we had been on the go all day and as a matter of fact all week. So it was perfect to sit down, relax and enjoy a spectacular meal.

The service was great too.

We shared our food, but we couldn’t help it with the sweets so we each got our own treats. I chose the pumpkin cookies filled with crème and my gf chose the Gingerbread Pumpkin Baby Bundt, which I later helped her finish. Lol


Visit Corner Bakery today for your holiday-inspired grub and sweets and share with me what you order…


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