Friday, October 28, 2016

Boyle Heights youth leaders whip up a healthy cookbook; Silver Lake says bonjour to A.P.C., Shout & About is going all out in Echo Park

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Sixteen youth leaders from Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles share their effortless yet nutritious recipes that even their high school peers could make in the recently released collaborative, “Mi Vida, Mi Salud Cookbook,” Boyle Heights Beat reports.

The teens were in charge of overseeing the entire project, which was sponsored by Youth Institute of Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA and other organizations. The youths selected the recipes, collaborated on the layout and implemented the final design. The result was a cookbook that features dozens of recipes that balances culturally relevant Latino dishes with the latest trends in healthy eating. Lentil soup, Mexican rice, pozole, kale pomegranate salad, pumpkin smoothie and veggie wraps are just a sample of some recipes.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • French brand A.P.C. Clothing Store is opening its nouvelle boutique in Silver Lake on June 26, the company announced on its Facebook page. Apparently, A.P.C. can’t get enough of Los Angeles since the Silver Lake location is the third A.P.C. retail store to arrive in the City of Angels, with one recently opened in DTLA and another on Melrose Place.  The Silver Lake boutique is located in the former Dustmuffin’s space and mirrors the décor and layout of the minimally appointed Melrose store.
  • This weekend, Tamara Houghten of Echo Park is ready to unveil Shout & About, her new stationary and gift boutique located at the 1500 block of Echo Park Avenue. The festivities start with a grand opening party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, and continues on Sunday, June 28, with an official opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Los Feliz reopened once again this past Saturday, June 20, after its second round of dealing with a listeria outbreak at its production plant in Columbus, Ohio, Eater LA reports. Because of the $2.5 million overhaul of the plant that is still in the works, Jeni’s is counting on a 110-year old dairy farm and longtime business partner in Orrville, Ohio to produce smaller quantities of their flavors.

Cecilia Padilla Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999.

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