Manzanilla means chamomile in Spanish. It is also the name of my favorite brasserie in New York city.

I am Lori, originally from Wharton, TX, a single mother who lives in New York City with her lovely daughter. I have always liked blogging, as a way to express myself. The launch of this site coincided with my resolution to eat more raw and healthy food.  Therefore, I write about healthy eating and food. Truth is, I think about and write about restaurants, menus, ingredients, and calories all the time. I occasionally also ramble about my dieting journey with Nutrisystem and BistroMD, my two excellent diets.

Chamomile is my favorite tea. It’s part of my monthly 2-day detox plan.