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Fresh CuisineFarm to Front Door

What happens when your livelihood comes to a screeching halt? You learn to pivot. That was the advice which inspired Palm Springs restaurateur Tony Marchese of Trio to think outside of the box. “With the pandemic, my business coach told me, ‘You need to pivot. Your business is closing and Read more…

Fresh CuisineRosemary and Garlic Flaxseed Loaf

Bread with Butter

With our current crisis, I have personally chosen to take better care of my overall health. However, it’s difficult to be a foodie and make healthier choices, especially when you’re emotionally governed by the chaos in today’s world. And it seems that during these uncertain times, my need for simple Read more…

Fresh CuisineSprouting 101

Although hot summer temperatures may be making it hard to grow our own food, sprouting seeds and microgreens indoors can offer a great opportunity to nourish our bodies. These nutrient powerhouses can be grown right on your own countertop in just 3-7 days. The benefits are numerous, and the process Read more…

Fresh CuisineLet Food Be Thy Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine.” — Hippocrates, the father of medicine Facing today’s COVID-19 pandemic, our focus should be shifted to supporting the wonderfully complex immune system that protects us from foreign invaders. The best weapon against any disease is always prevention. To build that weapon, we need to feed Read more…

Fresh CuisineHealthy Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Peanut butter Cups

Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? Back in the day, a king-sized Reese’s didn’t stand a chance around me. Now, with a healthier diet, I have found you don’t have to give up this addictive combo; simply change the ingredients for a guilt-free (and nutritious!) pleasure. These Chocolate Almond Read more…

Fresh CuisineDeliciously Dehydrated

Dehydrator

You can’t talk about good health and proper nutrition without focusing on hydration as physical dehydration can land you in the emergency room.  But eating dehydrated food can have quite the opposite effect on your body. The dehydration process seals in nutrients and provides delicious snacks with a long shelf Read more…

Fresh CuisinePaleo Skillet Tortillas

Gluten Free with Tiffany

The most challenging part of following a clean diet long term is fighting the idea that we have to give up our favorite foods. Missing the comfort foods that once satisfied our savory, doughy cravings does not have to be the case on a grain-free diet. Today, we have access Read more…

Fresh CuisineEating to Alleviate Menopause Symptoms

Eating-to-Alleviate-Menopause

Menopause. That wonderful time in a woman’s life when she may experience hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, migraines, brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, vaginal dryness, weight gain, breast pain, dry eyes, chest pain and shortness of breath. Many women try hormone replacement therapy to ease their symptoms, but often the Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Miraculous Mushroom

Your Health Matters - with Janet Zappala

For a while there, it seemed that kale was at the top of the superfood kingdom…on nearly every menu and making its way into practically everything. Even fast food eatery Chick-fil-A rolled out a superfood kale salad. The ubiquitous McDonald’s also incorporated the healthy green, offering a kale breakfast bowl. Read more…

Fresh CuisineHealthy Chocolate Pudding

pudding

Have you tried avocado pudding yet? It is truly one of the greatest creations I have ever discovered. A friend first served it at a dinner party and I shamelessly devoured the leftovers without sharing. It is THAT GOOD! If you have yet to discover this simple and healthy delicacy, Read more…

Fresh CuisineEggnest Noodles

Gluten Free with Tiffany

If you are looking for a new inspiration this year to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, consider investing under $40 in a kitchen tool called a “spiralizer.” A spiralizer can make long ribbon shapes from a variety of vegetables that can be cooked or eaten raw. These noodle-like vegetable Read more…

Fresh CuisineNew Year Healing with Ginger

The winter season, when many suffer from common illnesses, is here, so I want to share something to keep your inner and outer fire burning to keep you happy, healthy and full of vitality through these next few months.  In Ayurvedic medicine, agni (Samskrit for fire) is the entity responsible Read more…

Fresh CuisineCountryside Comfort at French Rotisserie Café

Fabienne Struelle and Luis Fuentes moved to the desert to retire, but it wasn’t long before they decided to do something new. Led by her love of cooking cultural cuisine and his passion for wines, they chose to follow their hearts and open what has quickly become a favorite neighborhood Read more…

Fresh CuisineWhy Keto is Taking the World by Storm

Keto

Who’s heard of Keto? At this point almost everyone, even if they aren’t completely sure what it is and how it works. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Tim Tebow and Lebron James didn’t start the ketogenic, or keto diet trend, but they’ve certainly added fuel to the already-hot fire. Read more…

Fresh CuisineRaw Vegan in The Valley

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What is a raw vegan diet and why the heck would anyone follow it? I’ve been doing so for over 12 years now and can’t imagine eating any other way.  A raw vegan diet includes fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds not heated over 115 degrees. There is an elegant simplicity Read more…

Fresh CuisineThese Are a Few of My Favorite Things

If you’ve decided to cut down or eliminate sugar, I salute you. It isn’t easy. It’s in almost everything which you quickly learn when you give it up. And with the holidays here, temptations are sure to grow. Sticking with Mother Nature’s bounty and reading labels is the only way Read more…

Fresh CuisineMore Veggies Made Easy

More Veggies Made Easy

We all want to eat more vegetables, but often the effort gets boring. Eating more of the same old thing – salads, sautéed, steamed or roasted veggies – diminishes your enthusiasm and can derail your efforts. The secret is to keep things interesting and easy.  Since starting a pescatarian diet Read more…

Fresh CuisineChocolate Chestnut Bars

‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ comes to mind when you hear the word chestnuts, but did you know this seasonal treat also has many health benefits? Chestnuts can help improve digestion, are high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and high in manganese and several B vitamins supporting heart, bone Read more…

Fresh CuisineQuick Comfort Food + Healthy Pickin’s

Heirloom Craft Kitchen

What do you get when you combine an award-winning chef, classic comfort food, and a large array of wines and beers with farm-to-table ingredients, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes, and fast and friendly service? You get a casual, comfortable and accommodating café called Heirloom Craft Kitchen. Located at the corner Read more…

Fresh CuisineOkra Stir Fry

Healthy Fried Okra

Okra is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s an edible ornamental flowering hibiscus which smells of cloves and looks a little like a cotton plant. This aromatic plant has many uses and is an important crop within the U.S. because its fresh leaves, buds, flowers, pod, stem and seeds all Read more…