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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…

Fresh CuisineBaked Brie & Apple-Pear Chutney Appetizer

From Growers Market & Kitchen Creations This delectable treat is easy to make and will impress your guests Unwrap a 4” wheel of brie cheese Cut an 8” square from 1 puff pastry sheet Place 4 Tbs Kitchen Creations fresh Apple-Pear chutney in center of pastry Sprinkle with slivered almonds Read more…

Fresh Cuisine“The Queen of Clean Cuisine™” Offers Organic Cooking at Jennifer’s Kitchen

Greek wrap with baked falafa

A Desert Health Review When you walk into Jennifer’s Kitchen, you are reminded of a Napa Valley café, quaint with both bistro and family style tables and wine décor adorning the walls. My mother and I stopped by to enjoy lunch one day after meeting Jennifer and sampling her cuisine Read more…

Fresh CuisineMinestrone Soup

minestrone soup

A healthy & hearty winter meal suggestion from the Growers Market family 1 lb mixed fresh vegetables, such as celery, zucchini, carrots, young cabbage, spinach 4 tomatoes 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 3 tablespoons olive oil 6 cups vegetable or meat stock 2 cups dried pasta (short type) 1-14 Read more…

Fresh CuisineA Trip to the Italian Countryside

Raised garden beds provide the outdoor ambiance

“Welcome to our home” is the feeling you get when you enter the magnificent La Spiga Ristorante Italiano. La Spiga was recommended by friends as a wonderful place to eat, but not until our recent visit did I learn of the freshness of their ingredients – many right out of Read more…

Fresh CuisineFrom International Acclaim to Local 4H

4H

Jimmy Schmidt Brings it Home at Morgan’s Chef Jimmy Schmidt is world-renowned as a culinary innovator and former owner of the famed Rattlesnake Club restaurants in Denver and Detroit. Throughout his successful 30-year career, he has received numerous awards and accolades, and is the only chef honored with the distinguished Read more…

Fresh CuisineSlow Food Desert Cities Helps Build Vegetable Gardens in Public Schools

Initiated in Rome in 1986, the Slow Food movement was formalized in 1989 when the founding Manifesto of the International Slow Food Movement was signed in Paris by delegates from 15 countries. Today there are more than 100,000 members in 132 countries who are focused on traditional and sustainable foods, Read more…