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my favorite local grocery and food delivery/pickup options in los angeles…

As we head into our 4th month of stay-at-home here in Los Angeles, I've found joy in being able to support local restaurants and food businesses who cannot have dine-in services right now. It's not only a great way to get food (safely via pick-up or delivery), but it helps to support small businesses who […]

play with your food!

I've always admired those moms who make fun faces or shapes out of food for snack time—there' something so charming about it, but it also seems like it takes a TON of time. So rather than write it off and assume it would take too much time, we challenged ourselves to create a fun, healthy, and delicious afternoon […]

happy friday + my food network debut!

Happy Friday! Earlier this spring, I auditioned to be a guest judge for Food Network and got to be a part of Cake Wars: Christmas which we filmed back in May. If you've seen Cake Wars, it's the same idea but with an extra mega dose of Christmas added in. They combine groups of food artists—bakers, sugar […]

{oh joy eats} ohana seafood company…

One of the things I missed most during my past pregnancies wasn't alcohol, but sushi and other forms of raw fish. It's one of my favorite things to eat. I know raw fish isn't for everyone, but if you're into it, then poke (which is very popular in Hawaii) is one of my favorite ways to […]

comfort food…

I've been under the weather for the last few days, so these illustrations by Monica Ramos just make me laugh. I'd love to be diving into a donut or sleeping on a giant piece of bread right about now…

the cutest party foods for kids…

When we threw Ruby's little ice cream social, I wanted to make sure the kids ate a healthy meal before filling their bellies with the special ice cream treat. So I called upon my crazy-talented friend, Matt Poley from Heirloom LA, to come up with healthy and kid-friendly foods to feast on. What he came […]

play with your food…

I love seeing the way that other people can look at things so differently than I normally would. Last week, I met Julie of Julie's Kitchen who makes these amazing food collages from items she's picked up at the local market. They are simple, beautiful, and have just that perfect touch of whimsy… {Photos by […]

happy friday + little food adventures…

Over the holiday break, we had a total staycation. We decided to stay put this year and recover from all the traveling from my book tour this past fall. I was worried I'd be so bored at home for a week, but it was actually amazing. Bob was off from work, too, so we just […]

Make Someone Happy – No. 03: Food & Friends

With the upcoming holidays approaching and lots of merriment to be had with family and friends, here's the newest in my Make Someone Happy series. It's all about setting up a fun and festive table for those you love…and giving them some fun surprises when they sit down to dinner. I love mixing and matching, […]

food on paper…

I'm slowly building my wall of food-related art in our dining room and love coming across more fun options. I love these simple, yet quirky drawings by Elizabeth Graeber called Food on Paper. There's something about the way these simple objects are drawn that give them a bit of a personality, too… — Joy

street food fun in {los feliz}…

Our new favorite Monday night ritual is to grab dinner at the Los Feliz Din-Din-a-Go-Go where there's a weekly rotation of LA food trucks every week. This past Monday was one of my favorites as I was craving a boba milk tea and a hot dog like crazy {both which I'd get again in a hot […]

playing with your food…

…in this beautiful series of plated food vignettes photographed by Andrea Bricco and styled by Casa de Perrin… — Joy {photos by Andrea Bricco, via Rue Magazine's preview anniversary issue}