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Fresh CuisineHealing Broth

“Bone broth isn’t just broth, and it isn’t just soup. It’s concentrated healing.” — Kellyann Petrucci, ND When I first heard about bone broth, I was a little baffled. I did not understand how someone could drink bone broth on its own and say it makes a difference to his Read more…

Fresh CuisineSpinach, Barley and Lemon Soup

When you’re in the mood for a light, but heavy on flavor soup, chocked full of nutrients, try this recipe for Spinach Lemon Soup. I learned this one from a professional chef in New York City a few years back, and believe me, it stands the test of time. The Read more…

Fresh CuisineA Healthy Twist on Classic Fare

Across from the Polo Grounds in Indio is a new contemporary community called Trilogy at the Polo Club. The all-ages resort boasts an “active lifestyle” and offers a large community and separate lap pool, state-of-the art fitness center, tennis and pickle ball courts, bocce courts, and even a life-sized chess Read more…

Fresh CuisineHoliday Meals for the Paleo Lifestyle

New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker has a lot to celebrate in her new cookbook Celebrations, a collection of tasty holiday recipes she’s reformulated for those who live the Paleo lifestyle. Walker’s story is an empowering example of taking control of your body and health through nutrition. In her Read more…

Fresh CuisineHealthy Thumbprint Cookies

In my quest to find foods that offer guiltless pleasure, I’ve stumbled upon this special nugget of a healthy recipe at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health in New York City. There to satisfy my unending appetite for healthful eating, I was given a recipe for what has Read more…

Fresh CuisineAutumn “Jewels in the Fruit” Pomegranate

Yes, pomegranates are back in season from September to November. This light and colorful dark pink fruit can be used in multiple ways from juicy fresh pods and dry seeds to freeze-dried powder or juice form. In India, we do not let any part of this yummy deliciousness go to Read more…

Fresh CuisineJicama or Not to Jicama

I cannot believe I had never tried this vegetable before I came to the USA, and I must say I have tried quite a variety of exotic fruits and vegetables in my time. I know the local folks out here must know this amazing vegetable. Yes, I am talking about Read more…

Fresh CuisineSpinach Burger

Sometimes we crave a good burger, so with health in mind, here is one for you!  Mainly vegetarian, totally satisfying with no guilt trip, and a lot of nutrition with only 482 calories.  Try this healthy option and you will be convinced that vegetarian food can also be very delicious Read more…

Fresh CuisineGranting Produce to Valley Seniors

With nutritious meals essential to a healthy life, the Auen Foundation is providing a $50,000 grant to FIND Food Bank in support of its signature program, Project Produce. The program provides fresh fruits and vegetables to local residents in need of food assistance. “This generous gift will help deliver healthy, Read more…

Fresh CuisineFeel Good Food

When dining out, Asian cuisine can often be a healthy choice – especially if artificial ingredients like MSG have been replaced with healing spices in homemade sauces. And if you start with regionally sourced ingredients and authentic Vietnamese recipes, then add influences from other cultures, you have truly fusion fare Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Flavor or Essense

For my birthday, my husband surprised me with a weekend getaway to Two Bunch Palms. We had heard about their renovation and renewed focus on wellness, so we were excited to check it out. We always enjoyed visiting Casino, the resort’s 1920s-style restaurant with its fireplace, dark wood and velvet Read more…

Fresh CuisineGrab-N-Go Healthy

When you think ‘convenient, fast food to go’ images that come to mind include hamburgers, sandwiches and burritos. Healthy fare is hard to picture, and often even harder to find. But that trend is changing here in the Valley with FRESH Juice Bar opening a second location in Palm Springs, Read more…

Fresh CuisineHealthy Eats Around Town

Desert Health® is proud to feature reviews on some of the Coachella Valley’s healthiest restaurants. Click here to read more! Read more…

Fresh CuisineReplacing Fast Food with Living Food @ Fresh

As many people are switching from coffee to green drinks these days, and from fast food to living foods, juice bars are essential to every community. Fortunately, we now have Fresh Juice Bar, the Valley’s newest stop for a healthy snack or meal. The smells of fresh fruit and vibrant Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Yard House: Catering to Healthier Palates

People are starting to make healthier choices when it comes to foods that best serve their bodies. Many are choosing vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, and low carb lifestyles. It’s not uncommon these days to ask for dietary considerations when inviting friends for dinner. And when choosing a place to dine out, Read more…

Fresh CuisineHip, Cool & Healthy at the Workshop Kitchen + Bar

A visit to the Workshop is an experience for the senses. Chef/Owner Michael Beckman, his architecturally saavy partner Joseph Mourani, and sommelier Lonny Abugow have combined their worldly experiences to create a myriad of complementing and contrasting elements brought together in one tantalizing package. The restaurant’s stunningly modern interiors are Read more…

Fresh CuisineLocal Ingredients and a ‘Partnership for a Healthier America’: A Winning Combination at Lantana

When deciding where to eat out, we don’t often think of going to a hotel. It’s different in the desert, where we have many world-class restaurants inside world-renowned resorts. Located inside the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, Lantana is one such hidden gem. It serves wholesome, local and thoughtfully sourced food. Read more…

Fresh CuisineGourmet Vegetarian Served Up at Solano’s

Solanos Wellington

Solano’s Bistro used to be in a small space in La Quinta. Locals raved about their fresh cuisine, but size made getting a reservation difficult. This year, Solano’s moved to a new location in Old Town that is three times larger, yet it maintains the same charming look and feel. Read more…

Fresh CuisineHealthy Eats “On the Go”

If healthy food is a priority, you’ll agree that one of the hardest things may be eating on the run. Sure you can pack fruits and nuts to munch along the way, but sometimes you want a hearty lunch you can grab-and-go that will satisfy your taste buds, re-energize, but Read more…

Fresh CuisineHealthier Cheese Quesadillas

Growers market

Everyone loves quesadilla and it can be a healthy snack! Enjoy this recipe (with even healthier replacement options) from Growers Market and Stick Figure Salsa. What you’ll need: Cooked or canned black beans, drained and rinsed One avocado, peeled and thinly sliced (you’ll need a few slices per person) ½ cup Read more…