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Fennel for your Backyard Parties and Patriotic Celebrations


Fennel is one of the quintessential scents, flavors, and foods characteristic of California’s Mediterranean climate. While it is a frequent ingredient favored by Italian, Mediterranean, and modern California cuisine, it is often overlooked by Americans even though the vegetable can […]

Chef Love’s Green Warrior Soup

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Eating “Green” doesn’t get much easier than this!   This easy to prepare raw vegan soup is a wonderful daily staple. The generous measurement of spinach makes it nutrition dense, the avocados provide sustained energy and satisfying healthy fats, and […]

Creamy Coconut Curry by Chef Chaya-Ryvka

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Chaya’s Creamy Coconut Curry is a versatile sauce that can be used in a variety of ways. Try it  as a dressing marinated with  raw cubed veggies for a delicious raw creamy curry, as a dip for crudite, spread in […]

Avocado Appetizer


Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free, and Gluten-Free I LOVE this recipe because it switches up regular guacamole with more exotic Asian flavors. Plus, it is a visually beautiful dish to get things started. Your palate and body will agree. Nutrient-dense food like […]

Farmers Corner : Celery – It’s More Than Just Crudités

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In Southern California, we are fortunate to enjoy celery all year, but its season peaks in the cooler months of November through February. Given its omnipresence, it’s easy to take this powerful health food for granted. According to Michael Murray’s […]

Eat For Love?


Five Surprisingly Seasonal And Sensual Foods You know greens are good for you, right? In terms of our overall health, we all know greens help fight cancer, provide fiber and help us fill up on vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients without breaking […]

Farmers? Corner: A Rainbow Of P?s At Their Peak!

Persimmons, Pomegranates, Peppers and Pumpkins (--try saying that five times!)

These colorful produce items all peak in Southern California in November, providing a gorgeous bounty for your Thanksgiving table. Ayurveda divides the world among three primary doshas or seasons – vata (Fall into the early part of Winter), pitta (Summer) […]

The Farmers’ Corner

Savor The Season With Summer Squash And Sweet Stone Fruit Eating seasonally is a simple, sustainable and enjoyable way to balance your health. And it is especially easy when you shop at your local Farmers’ Market or farm stand. From […]

Chard With Carrots


  Foods that support the spring season include the dark leafy greens, which are cleansing as well as nourishing. This lightly spicy dish (with ginger and turmeric) makes good use of spring greens. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons oil 1 tsp grated […]

Cultured Vegetables & Digestion

When it comes to health, digestion is where the process all begins. If there is anything off-balance, it can affect not only how we feel before, during or after we eat, but also throughout the entire day (and beyond). Balance […]

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