Foodie Finds: Trilogy Cafe

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Today is my cousin’s birthday (Happy Birthday Ellie!) and we spent this past weekend celebrating. I picked her up from her university on Friday and most of our three days together were spent partaking in our two favorite things: eating and shopping! (We are so predictable.)

One of the amazing stops was Trilogy Café, a 100% organic, vegan, gluten free and soy free café that sits on a rooftop in downtown La Jolla. My mom accidentally found this place and I’m so glad she did! If you also read AnneandElle.com, you know that my mom and I are health nuts, so we were stoked to discover they serve up tons of raw and paleo goodies! But this cafe does not discriminate – even those who could care less about health will be salivating as they watch the fresh salads, wraps, smoothies, acai bowls, and desserts pop out from the kitchen.

I ordered The Wrap of Zen: a raw paleo coconut wrap filled with sprouted house made hummus, butternut squash, beets, avocado, and cucumber, topped with their infamous Almond Love Sauce. It was AMAZING! My cousin ordered a chocolate layered mousse masterpiece, my mom got a superfood salad with the most amazing dressing, my littlest brother devoured an acai bowl, and we ordered an apple pie for the table because we simply couldn’t resist. It was all DELICIOUS!

Trilogy’s rooftop location doesn’t just offer incredible views to gaze at while you eat. You can also stop in for a yoga or aerial yoga class. So my dear San Diego friends, make your way down to La Jolla and check this gem out! I’m sure now that the secret’s out, lines will be winding out the door of this new cafe in no time!

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What To Do With Leftover Turkey?!?

Curry Turkey Salad-5067The week of the best day of the year has arrived: Thanksgiving, also known as the official start date of a month long of feasting before New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym every day begin. At least that’s what the average American’s final few weeks of each year tend to look like. But why? Why not strike a balance.

That’s what this month’s blog post on my mom’s blog is all about… the 80/20 rule that says if you eat well 80% of the time, you are free to indulge 20% of the time. And indulge doesn’t mean binge! Find out more over at the blog

And also check out the amazing Curried Turkey Salad with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes recipe! It is the perfect way to strike a balance and nourish your body after a Thanksgiving feast. Get the recipe here!

AnneandElle.com Has Officially Launched!

If you have been following my blog for a while, you already know that over the last year I have been dedicated to getting in shape and eating healthy. My body, energy level, and overall well-being is thanking me every day for making the choice to put down the junk food, stop the late-night snacking, and get moving.

But what this post is really about is the launch of the food blog my mom and I have teamed up and created. This has been in the works for months and we are finally ready to go live! Our mission is to deliver delicious, gourmet, organic, and nutritious recipes that anyone can make no matter what their skill level in the kitchen. Each post will also educate readers on the benefits of adding certain health foods into their diet.

This post is all about BEETS! Did you know ancient Romans used beets as an aphrodisiac? And that they’re also an antidepressant? More fun facts and the delicious recipes are waiting for you at AnneMasri.com!

ROASTED BEET HUMMUS WITH THYME

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BEET GREENS WITH GINGER AND DATES

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