Recipe: Spicy Cool Roasted Squash

How can the same dish be both spicy and cool, you ask? Executive Chef Yousef Ghalaini of Fig at the Fairmont Hotel here in Santa Monica explains that it’s all about the spices — Vadouvan and Calabrian chili, paired against the cool sauce — cucumber yogurt with mint. This recipe is great as a side dish or entrée for a …

Leftover Cranberry Dip

Can you believe Thanksgiving has already come and gone?! Not to be cheesy, but time really does fly when you’re having fun! And speaking of cheese (mmmmm… cheese), I discovered this great cranberry dip recipe that is phenomenal slathered on a bagel, on top of crackers, or even just spread over a piece toast. I don’t know about you guys, …

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Pizza is definitely one of my favorite food groups. What’s that? You don’t think pizza is a food group? Well, let’s just agree to disagree. Whether I go with a classic cheese or pile my pie high with yummy toppings, it’s always good to me. When I heard people taking about replacing the dough with a cauliflower crust, I was …

Lucky Charm Chia Seed Pudding

I’m always in search of recipes that satisfy both my adult brain and my inner child. My grown up voice says, “Eat chia seeds! They’re nutritious, packed with fiber, protein, Omega-3s and more!” But my kid voice says, “Marshmallows shaped like rainbows and clovers make for a perfectly respectable meal!” This magically delicious (there, I said it) dish created by …

Blossoms: They’re What’s For Dinner

This dish is one of those that is so beautiful you aren’t sure if you can even eat it. Well, you can — and you should! Squash blossoms are one of the most delicious plants on the planet, especially when they’re packed with pine nuts and warm cheese. It’s hard to believe these delicate flowers stem from the same place …

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding

Hannah Bronfman is the very definition of #inspiration. A fitness enthusiast, foodie, DJ, and star of the new show Hannahgram, Hannah somehow finds time to share all of that and more on her super motivating Instagram account. It got me wondering, what does a busy bee like Hannah have for breakfast? You know it’s going to be delicious and healthy. …

Artichokes… No Joke!

Finally it’s artichoke season! This flowery veggie is one of my faves for many reasons. Besides being delicious and fun to eat, this super food is packed with health benefits. As it turns out artichoke hearts have more antioxidants than blueberries and even cranberries. Plus they have more fiber than lima beans and even prunes! I never would have guessed …