Showing posts from February 13, 2011

Quesadilla in minutes + salad

INGREDIENTS 4 tortillas-ezekiel sprouted grain or equivalent 1/2 packet of smoky tempeh 1 cup of daiya non dairy cheese or equivalent 4 tbsps hummus 4 beets 1/2 bag of mixed salad cup of organic tomatoes 4 tbsp flax seed oil 1 tsp mustard balsamic vinegar black pepper/kelp salt
DIRECTIONS Heat small non stick frying pan for a few minutes. Cook the smokey tempeh until golden on each side-2-4 minutes. On one tortilla cover with 1/2 cup of cheese, and the other spread 2 tbsps hummus and the cooked tempeh. Cook for a few minutes or until beginning to turn golden. Turn the tortilla over and cook the other side. Repeat for the second quesadilla. For the salad, mix beets, salad and tomatoes together and add salad dressing-stir flax seed oil, mustard, vinegar and seasonings together separately and then add to salad. Serves 2-4
TIP For a quesadilla at anytime, store bag of tortillas in the freezer-they only take a few minutes to defrost:)

Quick Quinoa

INGREDIENTS 1 cup of aspargus-chopped 1 cup of snow peas 2 cups of brussel sprouts cut into halves 1 cup of edamame 1 cup of mushrooms 1 cup of quinoa 2 cups of water 1 tbsp sesame oil braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce kelp salt
DIRECTIONS Put quinoa and water in pan until boiling, then cover and simmer until water is absorbed -10-15 minutes Steam all vegetables for 7-10 minutes Add sesame oil to heated wok and add steamed vegetables and seasonings. Toss for a few minutes. Combine vegetables and cooked quinoa together and serve immediately. Serves 4

Kiss Me Kate Beer...Just in time for the Wedding!

Castle Rock Brewery have announced plans to celebrate the Royal union by brewing a very special ale. Castle Rock's head brewer, Adrian Redgrove, says it will be a great British beer full of British hops and barley. "Kiss Me Kate will be elegant, tasteful and British to the core. It'll be brewed to 5%, pale in colour and, we're sure it'll be the ideal way to toast the couple's future happiness. " I wonder if we will be able to get it at The Cat and Fiddle in Hollywood....

Come on You BLAggers!!

Our football team The BLAggers have a game on tomorrow!! At M V Recreation Center, in Mar Vista . Against a newly formed local team, that is currently nameless! If you are in the neighbourhood, stop in and show your support. They might even give you an orange slice at half time!! Kick off 2.15pm

The Brit Awards - Results

Mumford & Sons and Tinie Tempah lead at The Brit Awards. If you are attending Coachella this year make sure to check them out, as they will both be performing! Mumford and Sons won the Mastercard British Album of the Year. Tinie Tempah won 2 awards, both voted for by the public. Best single and Best British Breakthrough Act. Take That were named Best Group, after a 17 year wait. For those of you who were luck enought to attend Plan B's show at the Troubadour a few weeks ago, you will be pleased to hear he won Best British Male Artist See below for a full list of winners
Brit Awards 2011 - Full List of Winners
British Male Solo Artist Plan B
British Female Solo Artist Laura Marling
British Breakthrough Act Tinie Tempah
British Group Take That
British Single Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
MasterCard British Album of the Year Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
International Male Solo Artist Cee Lo Green
International Female Solo Artist Rihanna
International Breakthrough Act Justin Bieber

The Author by British Playwright Tim Crouch

$25 Tickets to The Author at The Kirk Douglas Theatre!

The Author
By Tim Crouch
Kirk Douglas Theatre in downtown Culver City
February 15 - 27
All Tickets are $25!
Seating is extremely limited.
For tickets call 213.628.2772 or go to

Coming to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for 13 performances only in an exclusive US engagement after selling out in London and Europe, The Author is one for the daring theatergoer. The London Guardian calls it “a dazzling theatrical experience that lets nobody off the hook” – including the audience. Without giving too much away, The Author challenges the conventions of theatre and changes your perspective as an audience member. CTG’s Literary Manager Pier Carlo Talenti writes: “The Author has no protagonist. It doesn’t even really have a stage. You don’t grasp its story until it’s over. And yet it is viscerally theatrical. This is the kind of play that I particularly love, the play that defies description and that …

Brits in LA Newsletter February 14th

This weeks newsletter is brought to you by Mike Sullivan’s Santa Monica!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week? I have been completely consumed with making my Toscar entry. My team just finished filming our version of 127 Hours! If you are not quite sure what The Toscars are, you can read all about them here

Happy Birthday to Brit in LA members, Lynn Jose, Emrhys Cooper, Ali London, Leelu Morris, Christy Lee Hughes, Poppy Webster, and Katie Goldfinch!

Facebook has been playing silly buggers this week and not sending out the invites to everyone! If you want to come to Breakfast Club on Tuesday, RSVP here

If you are looking to lease or buy a car but are having trouble getting the credit to do so, look no further. Mike Sullivan’s Volkswagen Santa Monica have found a loophole in the system and are able to offer the Foreign Business Professionals Plan. Speak to Joe Seymour over at the showroom and he will go through all the details with you.

Call him on 310 26…

Vivienne Westwood comes to LA

LOS ANGELES (February 4, 2011) – Vivienne Westwood Ltd. announces its arrival in the United States with an expansive 10,000-square-foot-retail store in the heart of Los Angeles’ Melrose shopping district. Now recognized as a global brand, Vivienne Westwood is known for its avant-garde yet timeless designs, and Vivienne herself is considered to be one of the most influential fashion designers in the world today. The company intends to introduce Vivienne Westwood to the American consumer with the highly anticipated opening of the Los Angeles store in February 2011.

The shop will offer Vivienne Westwood’s full range of offerings under one roof, including Westwood’s Gold Label, Red Label, Anglomania, MAN Collection as well as jewelry and accessories. The store will also house a new jewelry collection designed especially for the Los Angeles store; the collection will include a limited-edition pearl skull winged pendant, coin keyrings, and printed and Swarovski-encrusted made-to-order bel…

Across The Pond......

We would like to introduce you to our newest blog contributor, Fiona Haines!

I couldn’t be happier to be writing the first Across the Pond column for the Brits in LA blog. I was a Brit in Los Angeles, but for now I am back home in good old Blighty, staying connected to you guys through this column, where you’ll find reviews, events and all the news from over here on this side of the pond. So lets get started… I feel compelled in this first column, to make reference to the recent events in Egypt. Thankfully the last 24 hours has seen Mubarak stand down after 30 years in power. With the military now in control, protest leaders are working to form a Council of Trustees to defend the revolution and, hopefully, help the Arab worlds most populous country take it’s first tentative steps towards democracy. Watching the escalating violence and hearing the desperation of the Egyptian people – one can only hope that a peaceful future is ahead for this incredible country steeped in so much glo…