Authentic Homemade Vegetable Mandu Potstickers Recipe

There are so many variations to some form of a dumpling that I’ve tried but I had to reach out to my mom and ask her how to make a really simple one. The Korean version of a dumpling is called “mandu” or it’s also known as a “potsticker”.  Surprisingly so many Korean dishes are a lot easier than I thought. It always seemed so complicated growing up and seeing my mom cook this dish (as well as this bibimbap recipe) but as long as you have the ingredients (which are usually very similar from dish to dish) then you are good to go!

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Sweat + Connect: Pure Barre Downtown Los Angeles Event June 2018

20 ladies came out to tuck and hold at Pure Barre Downtown Los Angeles, on June 17, 2018. We had Tori Simeone, who is a Studio Tone it Up! trainer teach the class and teach everyone what a “tuck” is, since so many ladies had never tried barre before!

We followed up the workout with protein bites (courtesy Tori) as well as a walk over to drink some matcha at a local coffee shop.

Since this is the first Sweat + Connect event, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would people like each other? Would they talk to each other? And yes both things happened! …

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Intermittent Fasting For Healing Inflammation In Your Gut

When you tell people that you are fasting, the immediate response is that you’re fasting for weight loss. Yes, weight loss can happen, since the window in which you are consuming calories is shortened; however, there are so many more benefits to intermittent fasting (IF) that are important to your overall health. One being improved gut health (which is SO important to me!). Just as sleep reenergizes your body’s cells and heals the heart (among so many other benefits!), it makes sense that rest for your digestive tract, would also have healing affects for your gut.

Before we get into exactly why intermittent fasting is …

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Why I Quit My Six-Figure Management Consulting Job

I have worked at a large consulting firm for the past, almost five years, now. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the consulting world, imagine this: you get a corporate credit card, you get to fly each week and accrue platinum status at hotels and airlines, and on top of all the perks, you get to work alongside executives at leading companies that impact the global economy. It sounds pretty fancy, right? What isn’t shown in the consulting lifestyle though is living in hotels, staying up until 2am every night to meet client deadlines, eating dinner alone every night in your room to meet …

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Class Review: BoxUnion Santa Monica

BoxUnion Santa Monica Boxing Studio

There’s something about hitting a bag that makes me really happy 😀 If there’s ever a boxing studio to try out, I’m there! BoxUnion has been open for a couple of years now and I’ve been a few times by this point. Even though I am a regular at boxing, it is still always a workout that really gets me sweating!

Class: The class set up at BoxUnion is perfect for someone who is newer to boxing. Within the 45 minute class, you will learn the basics of boxing – you’ll see how to throw a proper jab, cross, hook, and upper cut – all …

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