Foodie Friday: Paleta Catering – A Marriage between Healthy & Sinful

Here’s the conundrum.

Picture it. My BeautyFrosting 2nd Bloggiversary. April 16th, 2014.

Just a few of the 70 fab-fashionista-fit-foodie bloggers at the shindig. What-oh what- to do? Photo by Drunken Pixel

You have 70 bloggers as guests. Fashionistas – who are foodies – who are fit – who are fabulous…who also have to be photograph-ready at all times. And you also have cocktails. And, um, cake.

So corndogs and pizza are definitely out of the question. But what you do when you have a houseful of nutritionally-minded mavens who are hungry but don’t want to blow their diets and want to be healthy but don’t want to sacrifice taste?

Well, there’s only one way to turn – my godsend –  Paleta.

The Paleta spread: When Healthy Meets Sinful. Pacific Rim Chicken & Tofu Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Local & Imported Cheese Board, Crudite with Assorted Hummus and Greek Yogurt Dip and Paleta Power-Up Chewy Bites *Photo by Takahiro Watanabe


I’ve been a fan of Paleta for a while now – ever since I met Chef Kelly and learned about her passion for pleasing the palate while promoting health through healing. What sort of healing? The kind of healing that comes from eating farm-to-table fresh and filling your body with whole foods.

Paleta Crudité with Lemon Hummus, Sundried Hummus and Greek Yogurt Dip. Um, You know, "Taste the rainbow?" Well, this truly IS tasting the rainbow - but of farm fresh veggies rather than high fructose corn syrup. Photo by Takahiro Watanabe

My guests couldn’t stop gushing about the eats. I was shocked at how much these girls could put back. Sorry, y’all, just speaking the truth here. It was refreshing to see my fashionista friends ACTUALLY EATING at a party. It’s a rarity – like seeing Bigfoot or something. But, yep, that’s how good it was.

Paleta Pacific Rim Thai Chicken & Tofu Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce *Photo by Takahiro Watanabe

I did have one complaint though. My guests ate ALL the satay and I never got a taste!!! I was craving it so much after hearing everyone rave about it that I actually just ate a spoonful of the spicy peanut sauce. Oh, don’t you judge.

Next up for me? After a month of Coachella, trips to Palm Springs and events galore (see aforementioned cake and cocktails), I’m gonna give Paleta Home Meal Delivery a try. At the very least, I’ll be giving myself the gift of health and at best, I may lose a few pounds so I can be a swimmie siren this summer. Lofty goals, I know, but I really do think Paleta can help me get there!

Thanks so much, Chef Kelly and Paleta for being a BIG part of my very special day!



BF Asks: Which Paleta delicacy are you most craving now?

Foodie Friday: Paleta & Sonya Dakar Get Glowing! Beauty Detox

I almost couldn’t decide on a title for this blog! Is it Fitness Friday or Foodie Friday? Well, it’s really both. You see, as much as I may hate to admit it, I am indeed a girl-on-the-go.

On-the-go for a 6 am call-time in Burbank with my Paleta & Sonya Dakar Get Glowing! Detox breakfast

And if I don’t watch it, this can wreak havoc on my body, health and skin. When protein bars and Starbucks lattes just won’t keep you satisfied, fulfilled or nourished, it’s time to look for another option, Los Angeles.

Lucky for me, I am an avid devotee of Paleta meal delivery.

My favorite Paleta treat - the magic milkshake being enjoyed by my painting of Audrey Hepburn by Jo Almeida


So, I was one of the first to hear about the beautiful new program Paleta has going with complexion powerhouse, Sonya Dakar – the Get Glowing! Beauty Detox ($229).


Paleta & Sonya Dakar Get Glowing! Beauty Detox ($229)


For $229, you get a two-day beauty & body overhaul thanks to the women who know beauty, body and bounty best. This two-day detox has everything you need to get you feeling your beautiful best fast!


A day in the life of Paleta & Sonya Dakar Get Glowing! Beauty Detox


Delivered straight to your door each morning,

On my doorstep: Paleta & Sonya Dakar Get Glowing! Beauty Detox


you’ll open your Paleta bag (complemented by a cheerful, sweet, seasonal gerber daisy) to find farm-to-table-fresh cold-pressed juices, veggie smoothies, one energy bar per day, Paleta’s signature (and my favorite) Magic Milkshakes, end-of-the-day bath salts to flush out those pesky toxins and Sonya Dakar’s signatue skincare regimen with age-fighting vitamins and antioxidants.

Each component – the nutrition and the skincare – will deliver dynamic results on their own but, together, they are a powerhouse. The two-week Sonya Dakar skincare system includes a gentle micro scrub, detox face wash, moisturizer, sunblock and an organic omega booster serum to cleanse, nourish, hydrate and plump the skin – leaving it glowing and gorgeous.

Being soothed by the skin-replenishing Sonya Dakar & Paleta

Speaking from personal experience, I felt detoxified,cleansed, rehydrated, energized,  lighter and wasn’t left hungry (an impossible feat in itself!). Bonus? I lost 5 lbs in 2 days after a wild weekend.


Best still? My skin was utterly glooooowing.

Glow on, girl...


Which was perfect for my appearance on Access Hollywood Live.


Feeling glowing, lighter and ready for the runway on Access Hollywood Live


Bottom line? I needed to feel my beautiful best and Paleta and Sonya Dakar delivered the goods. And this beautiful Get Glowing! Beauty Detox can help you too.

And just for being a BeautyFrosting reader, you can get 10% off any Paleta first order of Get Glowing! Beauty Detox, meal delivery, cleanses or juice detoxes. Just use the code, BEAUTYFROSTING10.



BF Asks: What do you snack on when you’re on the go and trying to stay healthy? 

Daily Delights: What’s Delighting Me Right Now 7/22/13

So what are daily delights? Daily delights are the little things that make life worth living. Things that inspire. Encourage. Make Me Smile. Make Me Laugh. Make Things Rosier.

The happy little things, people, events, products, places and pieces of art that make the world a happier place to live in.

Are these things mind-blowing? Earth-shattering? Life-changing. Not usually. But they’re things that make me smile and, thus, make me want to share with you.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed them.

(These are usually pictures I post on Instagram of things that I’m loving at that exact moment. So if you want to get my daily delights on a daily, moment-by-moment basis, follow me on Instagram at @beautyfrosting)

1) A lovely, summer barbecue hosted by the beautiful Moll Anderson in Malibu. While the food and drink was delicious, the new friends I met were even more delicious!

A summer barbecue hosted by the delightful host-and-hostess-with-the-mostest, Charlie and Moll Anderson in Malibu


2) The Sonya Dakar and Paleta #GetGlowingLA event at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills. With facials from Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic, delicious and health lunch and juices from Paleta, feathered brow sessions with Kristie Streicher Beauty Bar, manicures and pedicures from Nail Garden featuring wHet Nail polish and Scratch nail wraps, makeup applications from The Fairest Makeup Studio and more, there was endless pampering to be participate in!

Sonya Dakar & Paleta Get Glowing LA event at Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic


3) A summertime pool party to celebrate the birthday ofMegan O’Brien of Meg’s Makeup? Amazing!! But a summertime pool party with some of favorite blogger friends. And, of course, party favors from some of our favorite skincare lines such as The Body Shop and Bikini Soft Oil. Too much fun! What a perfect summertime Sunday!

Meg's Birthday Pool Party - complete with Body Shop party favors, mani comparisons and friends (Roxy Manning of Red Carpet Roxy, Jennifer Chan on E!, Megan O'Brien of Meg's Makeup and Sydne Summer of Sydne Style!)


4) These layered necklaces that Sydne Summer of SydneStyle was sporting on Sunday. A heart (Stella and Dot) and a seahorse (Dogeared) – could anything be more summery?


Sydne sporting her layered summer necklaces


5) This Georgetown Cupcake that I got as a favor for attending the Spaphile Night of Beauty at The Shore Hotel. Scrumptious, I tell you! And – in an attempt to be, um, healthier – I saved it for breakfast with tea the next day!

BeautyFrosting + a Georgetown Cupcake = A Very Happy GIrl



BF Asks: What were your Daily Delights this week? You know you had some!!  

Thirsty Thursday: Paleta Pressed Core Detox

This is no typical Thirsty Thursday.

I am the queen of cupcakes and the sheba of sugar but not today my friends.

Today, I am here to tell you the juicy details of my Paleta juice cleanse…and how it changed my weight, my habits and my life.

Well, the proper name is Paleta Pressed Core Detox Cleanse.

It’s serious folks!
Juice all day long.

Some of my friends had tried it and loved it — and by friends, I don’t mean the hundreds of  celebrities who love Paleta such as Mila Kunis, Adrien Grenier, Brooke Bourke, Kaley Cuoco, Lisa Rinna, Giuliana Rancic and more.

I mean friends who had tried it and swore that it changed their eating habits and health.

So what could I lose except a day of having to plan out my meals and excess weight?

Nothing. So I did it.

I only ordered one day (for $54.60 – $64.50/day) and, to be honest, I was dreading it!

So imagine my delight when my cleanse day started with this at the door:

Good Morning Sunshine from Paleta!

“Un fleur? Pour moi?” (That’s “A flower? For me?” in French for you non-francophiles).

“S’il vous plait et Merci” (That’s “Yes please and Thank you”, also in French). I’m tres Paris!

That cheerful gerber daisy got me excited and in the mood! I took out all of my fresh pressed Paleta juices and lined ’em up on my dining room table. They were kind of the ultimate who’s who in healthy juices!

Unusual Suspects: Paleta Pressed Juices

Unusual Suspects: Paleta Pressed Juices & 2 Boxed waters

Here was my Paleta Core Detox menu for the day:

My Paleta Menu

My Paleta Menu

I started the day with the Sonic Tonic.
It was the perfect start to a perfect day!

Paleta Sonic Tonic

Paleta Sonic Tonic - a chlorophyll-rich, refreshing drink!

What were my favorites?
The Kale Kooler (AM Snack): A super-powerful, delicious limeade hybrid which removes heavy-metals, stimulates metabolism (YES PLEASE!) and is antioxidant-rich. I want some more of this right now on this hot summer day!

One of my faces: Paleta Kale Kooler

One of my faves: Paleta Kale Kooler

The Carrot Cocktail (PM Snack): Sweet, punchy yet smooth, this vitamin C, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, stomach soothing cocktail was better than any happy hour special. And, better for me, of course!

Made it fun by sipping the Carrot Cocktail with my orange & white paper straw!

Made it fun by sipping the Carrot Cocktail with my orange & white paper straw!

The Magic Milkshake (Dinner): a vanilla bean, date-sweetened, protein-rich milkshake with omega-3, protein, and fiber that aids in digestion and is great for skin, hair & nails — which, mind you, I loved so much that I drank it too quickly and, alas, there is no picture. Yes, it was THAT delicious!

One of the pieces of advice that Chef Kelly Boyer gives you in your informative email is that you should sip and CHEW your juice. I did that for every one – HONEST!! But that magic milkshake was just too magical! My will was weak.  Have mercy, Chef Kelly.

So what were the results?
A 1-lb loss in one day that has stayed off and a cleanse that inspired me to get healthier.

As many of you know, I have lost over 40 lbs in the past year and I’m really proud of that. But this was kind of a wake up call for me. I’m all about moderation. I love the good things in life but this delicious, uber-nutritious juice cleanse was just what I needed to push me gently, and healthily, towards losing that last 20. Now, nothing can stop me! And with Paleta & Chef Kelly, as my guides, I’ll know I’m on the right path to the healthiest me possible!

Next up?

I can’t wait to try the Paleta Farm to Table meal delivery.

I just hope they will include that magical Magic Milkshake! I’m dreaming of it now…

And, to my utter surprise & delight, I am game for another cleanse because a photo shoot, guest appearance or love of my life may be right around the corner! You just never know…




BF Asks: Have you ever “done” a cleanse? Did you enjoy it? What were your results? And what did you learn from it? 

High-Low 8

I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since my last High-Low!

I have been going, going, going, going, GOING nonstop…
but I always have time to be grateful.

So here’s my High-Low this week!


1) Neighborhood Yard Sale & Mimosas with good friends!

Yard Sale with good friends & mimosas!

Yard Sale with good friends & mimosas!

2) Paleta Pressed Core Detox Juice Cleanse

Yum!! Paleta Pressed Core Detox Juice Cleanse

Yum!! Paleta Pressed Core Detox Juice Cleanse

I lost a pound in a day drinking delicious & nutritious juices and my skin was GLOWING!!! Love.

*Full review coming soon!

3) On another note: New recipes that were met with rave (or ravenous) reviews!!

BBB Cupcakes: Banana Buttermilk Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Buttercream

BBB Cupcakes: Banana Buttermilk Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Buttercream

BBB Cupcakes: Banana Buttermilk Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Buttercream


Nutella Mascarpone Frosting

BeautyFrosting's Nutella Mascarpone Frosting

BeautyFrosting's Nutella Mascarpone Frosting

4) Slumber Party time with girlfriends! Fun games, delicious snacks, good wine and LOTS of laughter made for a super fun and memorable evening!

Who says slumber parties are only for kiddos?

Who says slumber parties are only for kiddos?

5) Nothing like a summer bbq at a friend’s house on a beautiful LA day…


6) Weekly Sunday Farmers Market Brunch with friends. On the menu this week? Shrimp cocktail, crepes (of course), curried seafood in a pineapple, L’Oteria, caramel popcorn and discussing our homegrown romantic relationship theories (my Passion Set Point Theory & Jose’s Relationship Bell Curve Theory).

7) My new bathtime companion! I’ve heard such great reviews about this mystery from former Entertainment Weekly writer, Gillian Flynn.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

8 ) Morning snuggles with my BFF, Miss Ellie

Morning snuggles with Miss Ellie

Morning snuggles with Miss Ellie



I realized I haven’t been to one movie alone this summer. One of my favorite summer things to do is to go see movies alone. It always feels terribly indulgent and fun! Actually, not just summer – it’s an anytime fun thing to do! I’ve been so busy with blogging and social commitments that I’ve not taken the crucial “me-time” necessary to do that. It’s a goal for August for sure!



BF Asks: What’s your High-Low this week? Seen any movies I should check out?