Bean Recaps :

Hey there and happy Monday!

Hope you all had a good Father’s Day weekend.  Mine was completely relaxing, filled with catching sun, catching up, and relaxing.  I have been out of town and on the go for the past 4 weekends, so a couple days with nothing to do but chill and hang out with friends and family was exactly what I needed.

I spent Saturday running around with a friend, trying to catch some sun and run errands.  I headed down to my parents Sunday for a day laying around the pool followed by a delicious family dinner made by yours truly!

I forgot to snap a pic with my pops, but I did catch him in his element.  Watching golf and playing with my pup Jack.  Just a couple of his favorite things



Bean Eats :

One of my closest friends left her job (where we met) for an exciting new adventure beginning today!  To celebrate the new job, we took her out to one of our favorite pizza joints in Venice.  South End.  I decided that it is definitely one of my favorite pizza places ever.  Even for a vegetarian, there are so many options.  We went with the Windward and the Kinney.  So good!  It’s located right off Abbott Kinney.  Even though it’s a pretty small place, we have always been able to get a seat or at most wait a couple minutes.  They have great service, and if you are anything like indecisive me, they will give you good suggestions and help break it all down.



Cheers to my girl and her new adventure!


Bean and Mozzarella Salad

Bean Mozzarella salad

Bean in the Kitchen :  Bean and Mozzarella Salad                                                        I am beyond thrilled that summer is just about here.  Unfortunately in Southern California we get a nasty June gloom.  It was looking as though Continue Reading

Strawberry Oat Smoothie


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Black Bean Quinoa Burger

Black Bean Burger 1

Bean in the Kitchen : Black Bean Quinoa Burger This past weekend something weird happened to me.  I didn't want to cook.  I got tired and bored just thinking about going to the grocery store then having to cook and clean.  It was strange.  I'm Continue Reading

Oatmeal Face Scrub


                      Bean on Beauty : Oatmeal Face Scrub                                                      I've always been taught to take care of my skin. Continue Reading


{ chips and guac . Source }

{ Venice Sunset } After an unusually cold and overcast week, the sun decided to come out and play for the weekend.  Socal has spoiled me tremendously.  If I don't have a certain amount of sun, I swear I start to lose it!  That being said, by the Continue Reading

Cucumber Mint Juice

Minty Lime Cleanser

It's Friday!!  The sun is shining and it looks like it will stick around all weekend.  I'm all about it. I decided Friday will be the day I post a yummy, healthy juice or smoothie recipe.  I think it's a good way to start the weekend.  Plus, Continue Reading


{ pretty palms outside the new-ish place }

Sooooo I'm back.  Took a little time off from the whole blogging thing (or like a year), but the good thing is, I'm back at it!  I could go into details about why, but I'll save you and your pretty eyeballs from reading all boring personal details. Continue Reading

Holiday Cleanse

Vibrant Bean Holiday Cleanse

  As a Certified Health Coach I get asked constantly how to stay healthy during the holiday season.  I will admit, with all the parties, treats everywhere, and stress, our bodies certainly take a hit.  A great way to help prevent weight gain Continue Reading

Vegetable Fritters


How excited is everyone that Thanksgiving is right around the corner?  Even though I get bummed out saying adios to summer, I simply love the Holiday Season.  Thanksgiving means it's fall, which means it's the coziest, most delicious time of the Continue Reading