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Loren Brill
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Loren Brill is a healthy lifestyle advocate. She is a foodie with an insatiable sweet-tooth; believes in the power of whole foods; and is the founder of Sweet Loren's (www.SweetLorens.com).

Loren believes in balanced, whole living. Inspired by all different cuisines, Loren loves experiencing fresh takes on dishes. One of her favorite things is checking out top-rated bakeries and desserts. Loren loves being active--whether it be yoga, spinning, running, hiking, or swimming. A yoga teacher since she was 18, she believes in finding physical activity that you enjoy. Meditation, massage, and a spiritual practice are all very important to her balanced lifestyle. A true believer in the benefits and superior taste of all-natural treats, she bakes with whole food ingredients. Driven by her insatiable sweet tooth, Loren loves creating new recipes with whole grain flours, healthy oils, and unrefined sugars. Loren's passion is to share the essentials to lead a full, feel-good, deliciously healthy lifestyle.

She is a graduate of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California and a certified Hatha Yoga instructor. She completed the master class in cooking at The New School in New York and studied with The Natural Gourmet Institute.

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Entries by Loren Brill

Chic Casual: Trattoria Il Mulino

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 4:48 PM

Trattoria Il Mulino, the chic casual restaurant from the Il Mulino group, is located in NYC's Flatiron district. Everything on the menu -- from handmade mozzarella to their pizzas and pastas, alongside secondis including fish, veal chops, meat, veggie sides and several dessert options -- match the decor of this...

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Isola Trattoria and Crudo Bar in a Romantic Greenhouse

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 12:05 PM

Isola Trattoria and Crudo Bar is one of the coolest restaurants and spaces in NYC. AWESOME glass ceiling. DELICIOUS menu. Truly, a unique find in NYC. Have your next date, bar drinks, dinner party or celebration here. Chic, classy, cool.

You truly feel like you're in Europe or Miami...

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Catch NY Is a Must-Go

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 10:39 AM

Catch NY, a 3 story restaurant, located in the heart of NYC's Meatpacking District, has something for everyone. With a nice, modern, wooden, comfortable ambience, it's great for a date, drinks with a friend, and dinner with a party.

The first 2 stories are the restaurant, with a solid...

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Taking the Festival to the Farm

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 1:07 PM

The must-attend event for next year's Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.

Sunday's lunch at this year's PBFWF was an absolute highlight for food and location alike. World-class chefs with live music on a farm. Southern Comfort was held at Swank Farms in Loxahatchee.

This is a hydro-natural farm...

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Experience the Best of Palm Beach

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Sunny, intimate, and delicious -- that's what the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival is all about.

Since PBFWF's launch in 2003, charity work has been an important part. PBFWF has raised and donated more than $55,000.

"Truth be told, the charity work is equally as important as...

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Hosting Cloud 9, Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 3:57 PM

If there was one hashtag that could sum up how much fun Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 2013 was -- it would be #cloud9. Only a couple weeks ago I was in sunny Palm Beach, Florida at the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 2013. It was not only...

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Double Dip Apple Pie

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 12:39 PM

Happy Thanksgiving soon!

Apple pie is one of the most popular fall desserts, and for good reason too. With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I was inspired to create an stepped-up apple pie to celebate fall and the last of our local apples. The whole-grain crust is packed with flavor thanks to...

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Dessert Menu, Please, at Upcoming New York Taste

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 11:59 AM

On November 11th, 2013 New York Magazine is having their annual New York Taste event, which highlights 40 of the best chefs in the city. Awesome savory will be here, but -- let's face it -- I'm here for dessert.

Here's a sneak peak at the tempting sweet treats......

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf, Not Just for Fall

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 9:44 AM

Growing up, my elementary school sold freshly made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins every morning, all year round. I often ate them for breakfast. They weren't seasonal, they were just a crowd pleaser for people of all ages. I continue to crave them to this day.

Seeing pumpkins this time of...

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Great Sushi in NYC

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 10:33 PM

Fresh sushi is one of my favorite meals -- satisfying, clean, and light. I finally got to try Sushi Dojo recently.

Sushi Dojo is a new favorite -- unpretentious and a very enjoyable experience. I loved the lightly cooked octopus in a vinegar dashi to start, the sashimi platter, and...

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Smart Banana Bread Pancakes

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 12:03 PM

With back-to-school starting, we look for breakfasts that can please the whole family and fuel you up. My favorite: a stack of lightly sweetened pancakes. Traditional pancakes normally do not satisfy me -- although I love the taste of them. Because most pancakes are not very nutrient-rich, I end up...

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Wishing You a Sweet Jewish New Year

(3) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 10:07 AM

With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, coming upon us, I decided to try a new holiday recipe: Carrot Honey Cake.

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Carrot cake is not usually my go-to cake, but I do enjoy a cake that has more going on than a simple white...

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Intern Reporting Live from the Cronut™ Line

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 9:43 AM

As told by Loren Brill & Sarah Kaplan (faithful Sweet Loren's intern and chocolate enthusiast)

It's the night before the scheduled adventure, and let me just say that I am excited. If you live in New York City and haven't yet heard of the Cronut™ , I'm here to...

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Summer Very Berry Crumble

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 11:02 AM

When it's too hot outside to be in the kitchen all day baking, we look for easy but delicious summer dessert recipes. Here is a great recipe that is light yet satisfying, and can easily be made more decadent -- fit for a dinner party or BBQ with friends. Serve...

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Health Benefits of Eating Fish: Welcome Seacuterie

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 9:56 AM

Sweeteners are normally solely associated with sweet things, baking or desserts, but we can use sugars for making healthy savory food as well. Welcome to the world of seacuterie.

The Harvard School of Public Health reviewed existing studies that looked at the health effects of eating fish -- and...

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Irish Brown Bread, Savory or Sweet

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 10:31 AM

Irish Brown Bread!

Or traditional Irish Soda Bread, as it is also called, is a staple of the Irish. Served with nearly every meal, it's great warm, with Irish grass-fed butter like Kerrygold, or with fresh raspberry or ginger rhubarb jam like from Ballynocken Cookery School. After returning from an...

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Chocolate Chip Macaroon Cookies!

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 9:52 AM

This is where Sweet Loren's Heavenly Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough meets a classic coconut macaroon! These cookies are really delicious if you like coconut, and really fun because the texture is unlike anything I have eaten before! They are a combo of a chewy shredded coconut filled macaroon and a...

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Easy-to-Bake Homemade Matzo

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 4:10 PM

Matzo -- who knew?! -- is really just made of flour and water. I feel a little jipped that I have had to buy it all these years, when I could have made it from scratch this whole time! I think we all have these ingredients lying around at home,...

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Healthier New Year Baking -- Inspired by None Other Than the Irish

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 11:21 AM

Here's to baking up a healthier new year!

I know most of us (well, somehow I still have room...) have had our full of desserts after the holidays and new year parties. But, the new year is a great time to be inspired by new recipes, and to start incorporating...

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Finally! Hello Delicious, Gluten-Free Baking

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 2:32 PM

We have all seen the craze of gluten-free. Whether your doctor recommends you adhere to a gluten-free diet or you are simply choosing to, there are tons of great GF flours out there to play with. More Americans -- about 6 percent of the population, according to the...

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