About Us

Judit Corina Brunch French Toast

Hello and welcome to Chateau LaLa, where we (Judit and Corina, the mother-daughter duo) are behind the blog with a mission to Eat Healthy and Live Well to stay forever young!

We want to inspire you to live a healthier balanced life and stay trim and fit. Being healthy is the new chic and with today’s busy schedules we sometimes forget to really nourish our bodies and souls with clean, fresh local ingredients.

Our eating habits dramatically changed after Paul, Judit’s husband (who was always athletic and fit), was diagnosed with diabetes and we really had to focus on the quality of the ingredients and the effects of the foods that we consumed. His sugar levels have majorly improved with our conscious way of clean eating and he has regained his energetic personality.

The recipes we share are a variety of California Fusion with European traditions and reflect our dedication to eating healthy by omitting refined white sugar and limiting processed white flour. We try to find alternatives for those ingredients that are just not good for you, but in no way will you feel deprived and even though we try to eat healthy most of the time, there is room for some indulgences as well. Sometimes you just have to enjoy your favorites, albeit in moderation. We don’t really follow any fad diets and stay away from low-fat and fat-free on the nutrition labels since those products have been more processed.

We are also passionate about moderate wine consumption and it’s health benefits so you may find a touch of wine in some of our recipes and an occasional winery visit in our stories.

French Toast Judit
Judit (the mom)

Judit: “In the last decade, I had slowly gained 20 extra pounds of weight and no matter what diet or exercise program I tried, I just could not lose the weight and keep it off. I always cooked healthy, however only after I focused on limiting refined sugars and watching carbohydrates, it allowed me to lose pounds without having to be on a terribly restrictive diet.”

Corina Photo French Toast
Corina (the daughter). Visit her on CorinaSchweller.com

 Corina: “My skin really reflects what I eat, and if I have a lot of processed foods then I do get blemishes and irritations. Eating healthier has benefited my skin and also simply makes me feel better throughout the day. I have a lot of energy to start with, but tended to be lethargic after sugar heavy meals. Now with a more mindful approach to what I put in my body I feel more balanced and I still get to enjoy chocolate desserts!”

Family Photos


We are a mother-daughter duo (don’t tell Corina that Judit looks like her sister- on the other hand please do say it to Judit as many times as you can) and we are friends as well. In Europe families like to spend time together of course there is always talk about food…and we do talk a lot about food.

 About Judit  About Corina

Loves long dinners with family and friends and to go wine tasting before a good dinner.

Loves to eat out and dance until the sun comes up or stay in with a good book and comforting meal.

In the kitchen has her “Mise en place” in order before cooking and is neat and organized.

Jumps right in cooking. Her process could be called “Mise en floor” while many things end up on the floor…

Listens to Chansons, Opera, Kenny Loggins and Bob Seger.

Has musical tastes are all over the board and include House & Techno and Mozart.

Passionate about nutrition.

Focused on fitness and chocolate.


Our recipes are easy to follow, good for you, comforting, and reflect the taste of the region. We hope to touch lives and inspire you to live healthier with our delicious recipes that are occasional infused with wine, but always infused with love!

Judit Corina
We would love to hear from you. Since we do get a lot of mail please be patient with our response.

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  1. says: Donna

    I can’t find how to sign up to receive recipes. Please let me know how to get them.
    I love the recipes I’ve looked at!

    Thanks for your help.

  2. says: Guyla

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I’ve taken a tour of yours and love the concept of the mother/daughter project. Your photos are lovely and your enjoyment of each other comes through! Makes me miss my mom…..in a good way!

    1. That is very kind of you to say Guyla! We may not always agree on everything as a mother and daughter, but in the kitchen we do agree on creating meals that we both find delicious and nourishing. We are glad you like the concept and hope to share many more photos of healthy recipes and travels with you.

  3. says: Nadine Lothrop

    I am terribly sad to see that the raspberry mousse recipe has been removed – would you mind sending it to me?

  4. says: Row

    Thanks for popping by my blog. 🙂 This is a lovely site! I’m eager to learn more about wine, especially how to pair it with food, so I think I’ll be wandering around here for a good while. 🙂

  5. says: Maggie

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! It’s really nice to know your blog, it’s lovely!
    I cook with my mom too sometimes, but it looks like you guys did a really good job!

    I loving drinking wine myself and I always try to find the right wine to go with the food. California has really nice wine. Although it’s expensive here in my city, but I still will order a nice bottle of Merlot if I got a chance.
    Just followed your blog on Facebook and Pinterest. Hope to see more delicious recipes and videos. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your compliment Maggie, and we are happy to be able to share a little taste from Santa Barbara! We do enjoy cooking together and looking forward to bring more recipes and videos to our site. It was a pleasure to watch and learn from your videos as well 🙂

  6. says: Mélanie

    glad to meet you pretty girls… 🙂 Judit, we have a lot in common… 😉 long story, short: your blog is simply amazing, congrats! 🙂 Mélanie

  7. says: Min

    Hello, Judit and Corina! It is clearly evident how much you two enjoy being around one another. Ya’ll’s (yes, I’m from Texas) zest for life an passion for food and wine is inspiring. I truly envy you guys… I would love to start a food blog with my mom, who in my opinion, is the best cook I know. She only cooks Korean food, and while I beg her to write down her scrumptious recipes, it never happens. I don’t know if it’s a Korean thing, but they say it’s all about feel. I’ve grown up watching, no stalking her in the ktichen so I can somewhat imitate her dishes. Anyway, I look forward to following and learning more about wine and food pairings!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment Min! Your mom must be a wonderful cook. We love Korean food, and had to smile when you mentioned about your mom never writing down the recipes. Perhaps it is world wide… our mother in law / grandma in Germany cooked from feel and memory and when asked about a recipe she just said, “a pinch of this and a little hand full of that”. We are so thankful to our mom/grandma and aunt in Hungary for giving us many old recipes and looking forward to share them here soon.

  8. says: Nancy McGarry

    What a fun website! Where are you ladies located? I too love to cook and pair with wine.

    Cheers from Portland, OR USA Home of some of the best Pinot Noir!

    1. Hello Nancy and thanks for stopping by! We are on the Central Coast and not too far from the wineries. Yes you do have wonderful Pinot Noir in Portland! We have a couple favorites from that region as well. Cheers!

  9. says: Matti Partonen

    You are gorgeous duo Judit and Corina!

    Happy New Year 2012 to you and your family and hope on next year a better one:)

    Wishes from Finland
    Matti Partonen