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Loren Brill
Loren Brill is a New York-based yogi, foodie, and healthy lifestyle advocate. She is the Founder & SweetEO of Sweet Loren’s, a cookie dough company founded on the promise of real, whole ingredients that are not only delicious, but fuel for the life you want.

In today’s world, we care more about what we put into our bodies than ever before. Loren combines her knowledge of food and active lifestyles to give readers a unique perspective on where and how they eat. Through her adventures at top-rated restaurants, local haunts, and hidden gems – she offers up her own take and recommendations.

She is always on the hunt for the best ingredients—both in her own kitchen and all over the world. She continues that hunt – writing about food that fits her philosophy of healthy, active living—wherever she is.

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 and studied with The Natural Gourmet Institute.

Be SWEET to Yourself.

Entries by Loren Brill

Florian: Shelly Fireman Brings on More Great Italian

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 5:21 PM

Restaurateur Shelly Fireman, best known as the creator of the staple Italian bistros Trattoria Dell'Arte, Bond 45, and Cafe Fiorello, opened up Florian this year. The restaurant feels like a mix of all of these bistros, yet with a modern twist. Fireman's unbelievable sculptures and art are placed in the...

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Shaggy Hair Studio: One of the Best in NYC

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 10:36 AM

Finding a great hair studio and stylist who can do everything from a great blowout to highlights to full color -- once found -- is a true keeper. But, you already know this.

I've jumped around a lot from salon to salon in NYC --from super expensive to fairly cheap...

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Krupa Grocery: Brooklyn's Delicious Addition

(2) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Krupa Grocery is a special addition to the neighborhood. Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn just keeps getting better. Serving morning coffee, pastries, and three square meals--this IS your neighborhood spot.

Chef Domenick Gianfrancesco hails from Queens, went to the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), and landed an externship at Tom Collicchio's Craft...

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Lobster All Year-Round: Ed's Lobster Bar

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Ed's Lobster Bar is an escape from New York City in the heart of SoHo, NYC. With a gorgeous marble 35 seat bar, this restaurant is great to dine at alone, with a friend, or on a date. The menu fits the bill for casual to celebratory. Love a restaurant...

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Where Vision Meets Taste: Ellary's Greens

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 2:29 PM

It's so rare that I find a great restaurant that matches my exact philosophy--bringing good, whole ingredients that are not only nutrient-dense but simply, and unequivocally, delicious. Ellary's Greens is a charming eatery on Carmine, nestled in the West Village - a neighborhood known for amazing Italian pizzerias and vegan...

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Chic Casual: Trattoria Il Mulino

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 5:48 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 | 1:05 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 | 11:39 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 | 2:07 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 | 7:01 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 | 4:57 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 | 1:39 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 | 12:59 PM

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 | 10:44 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 | 11:33 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 | 1:03 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 | 11:07 AM

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


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 | 10:43 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 | 12:02 PM

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 | 10:56 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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