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Fresh CuisineFruit Makes It Fancy

As July temperatures spike into the 100-teens, we desert dwellers emerge into baking parking lots and remember the importance of hydration. Most year-round residents have a lukewarm bottle of water rolling around under car seats and a liquid-bearing vessel on our desk at work; yet, many of us walk around Read more…

Fresh CuisineDo You Zoodle?

One of the best gifts I ever received was my spiralizer. It is the perfect kitchen tool for turning zucchini into noodles, or “zoodles.” These colorful creations from carrots, yellow squash, zucchini and the like can be added to salads, side dishes and of course, to make an ideal pasta Read more…

Fresh CuisineWhat’s on That Label, Egg-xactly?

Now that we are well into spring, that season in the desert which can seem all too fleeting, the public’s attention often turns to eggs. In the U.S. people buy close to 180 million eggs1 around Easter time for dyeing and hunting. Eggs, however, are an agricultural product that defies Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Next Generation of Healthy Fast Food

Three years ago, life on the go inspired Indio resident Michelle Steadman to create a healthy raw food bar for herself and her family. It wasn’t long before she, her husband Kevin, and son Logan were mass producing, packaging and selling their TRUElicious food bars to Whole Foods and other Read more…

Fresh CuisineArtichokes Have a Lot of Heart

This unique and exquisite flower offers a lot of healing properties. Did you know that an artichoke is a cluster of many budding small flowers that come together with many bracts (individual leaves)? They congregate to create an edible base that we call “the heart.” The leaves have a slightly Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Benefits of Eating Seasonally and Locally

Seasonal eating is en vogue. Between the coveted White House vegetable garden, numerous food-related books, and sustainable restaurant menus, our world is being re-educated on how eating locally grown, in-season foods is beneficial for the planet, your health, and your wallet. Historically, eating with the seasons was the only survival Read more…

Fresh CuisineGreen Bean Salad

This is one of the easiest and tastiest, not to mention the most nutritious, salads you can make in a minute – well, maybe not literally a minute, but close to it. Once you blanch the beans and then shock them, it’s nearly done. Serves 4. What you’ll need: You’ll Read more…

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 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…