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Food Article Archives

The articles in the section cover all aspects of healthy and delicious foods. Everything from farm to table restaurant reviews, profiles and interviews with top chefs and recipes.

Everyday Aphrodisiacs

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Ingredients close at hand can create foods fit for seduction.  by Amy Reiley  You don’t need to set aside a day and an arsenal of expensive ingredients  to cook an aphrodisiac meal. Many of the foods that have been regarded as aphrodisiacs throughout history are probably already in your pantry. Ingredients like garlic, walnuts, carrots, cinnamon, and vanilla offer a fascinating folkloric history that includes strengthening our desire and staying power. Fortunately, modern nutritional research … [Read more...]

Superfoods and Two Delectable Recipes by chef Julie Morris

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Superfood - Micronutritional Powerhouses  On the quest for a balanced life, chef and author Julie Morris’ mission is simple: to share recipes and nutrition tips that make a vibrantly healthy lifestyle both easy to achieve and follow.  Superfood. Admittedly, this term has been tossed around in the marketplace a lot, to be fair, it’s a rather broad term with no official parameters. But in the Oxford Dictionary, superfood is defined as, “A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial … [Read more...]

Beet-Farro Salad by LYFE Kitchen

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By Chef Tal Ronnen and Chef Jeremy Bringardner 397 calories 425 mg sodium Ingredients: 2 cups mixed greens 1/2 cup farro, cooked and cooled 1/2 cup apples, sliced 1/8" 1/2 cup fennel, shaved as thin as possible on a mandolin 1 tbsp red onion, thinly sliced 1 tbsp walnuts, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup roasted beets 2 tbsp dried cranberries 1 tbsp basil, torn 1 1/2 oz maple-sherry vinegar   1) Toss all ingredients together in a mixing bowl to  evenly distribute ingredients. 2) Pile … [Read more...]

ELIXIRS and ART: Silverlake Welcomes Moon Juice

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Expanding its digs to the other side of town means Moon Juice’s cold-pressed, 100% organic CCOF certified juices and nut milks are now available on the east side of LA. Owner Amanda Chantal Bacon – a former Los Angeles Times Magazine food writer and Lucques line cook – has opened a 1,200-square-foot shop on West Sunset Boulevard. Three times larger than its sibling on Rose Avenue in Venice Beach, the space offers an expanded menu, including a new assortment of live cultured and sprouted raw nut … [Read more...]

Moonlight By The Fire ~ Mulled Spiced Wine

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Created by Anna Wasserman-Hartman Ingredients: 16 (1 box) Numi Orange Spice tea bags 1 bottle (750ml) Malibu Family Wine’s 2010 Saddlerock Merlot (we recommend it!) 1 bottle (750ml) port 1 bottle (750ml) vodka 2 oranges, quartered 8.75 oz. natural sugar cubes 4 quart pot with lid 1 metal sieve Matches **Make sure to set aside another pot to use when straining in step #5. 1. Squeeze orange quarters and drop them into a large pot along with all tea bags. (Remember to remove paper … [Read more...]

Seasoned to Perfection ~ Chef Suzanne Goin

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Words by Bekah Wright, Photography by David Young-Wolff As Suzanne Goin settles in on a window ledge of A.O.C. Restaurant during the photo shoot for this article, one can’t help but think of a comment she’s just made about the growth of the businesses she shares with partner Caroline Styne. “It’s right here,” she’d said, straining the top of her head against her hand in reference to a ceiling. “We always have a lot of irons in the fire, and this is the year everything happened.”  Goin’s path … [Read more...]

Turmeric-Spiced Root Vegetables ~ by Suzanne Goin

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From the  article, Seasoned to Perfection by Bekah Wright, as featured in the Fall issue of Find Bliss 2013. Turmeric is a rhizome or rootstock of a South Asian member of the ginger family. As the major ingredient in curry and a cheaper alternative to saffron, it is commonly used in Indian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern cooking as much it seems, for its color as for its flavor. In fact, in the past turmeric was used for dyeing textiles and fabrics, for making cosmetics, and even for religious … [Read more...]

Wine Cheese Chocolate July/August

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  Compiled by Vanessa Harris Photos by David Young-Wolff Sangria by Frey Organic Wine   Do you love red wine but find it a bit too robust for the warm summer months? Here’s a solution: Frey Organic Red Wine crafted into a homemade sangria makes for a refreshing tipple to enjoy any time of the year. Located in Mendocino County, Frey Vineyards is the largest winery to have taken on the challenge of producing truly organic wine. Made with no added sulfites, their wines support … [Read more...]

Green Splendor: The Quest for Fresh Inspires Restaurant Gardens

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There is a growing awareness across the country about the story of food.  Despite the many failures of our current national food system, there are shining examples of communities that care for the way food is grown, shared, and consumed -- and the public is welcoming this movement with open arms.   By Britta Turner   Throughout Southern  California - in Los Angeles, specifically - you may have noticed many neighborhood restaurants serving locally-sourced ingredients. What … [Read more...]

Wine Cheese and Chocolate June 2013

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Living Light with Raw   By Vanessa Harris Valli Unite’s Il Brut and the Beast Vino da Tavola   While perusing Matthew Kenney’s M.A.K.E. menu in Santa Monica, you’ll come across a list of assorted homemade and brewed beverages: almond milk, cold pressed juices, fizzy kombuchas, and fruity smoothies. The refreshment that may catch you off guard on the strictly raw menu is Valli Unite’s Il Brut and the Beast sparkling wine.   This biodynamic sparkling wine is … [Read more...]

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