Organic Cleansing

The potent symbolism of a new year escapes very few of us. Resolutions get made. Goals are set. I’m sure the words “get healthy” are said more on January 1st over any other day of the year.

Around this time, a lot ...


Simple & Grounding Miso Soup

So it’s the holidays. And just when it’s time to spread good cheer, the flu decides it wants to spread its love too.

So far I seem to have been a-ok this year from a flu and cold standpoint. But oh no ...

Chef’s Notes: Goji Berries

Between fancy food tricks alongside the seemingly neverending wave of annoying diet fads (that are sure to have your mother worried), it’s only natural that our skeptic wall to powerful “new” foods has become pretty thick.

I follow the rules of ...


Candy made from real stuff

Corn Syrup.
Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil.
Mono and Diglycerides.
Malic Acid.
Artificial Flavors.
Blue #1.
Red #40.
Yellow #6.

Everyday, thousands of packages ...


Turnips: The Forgotten Tuber

Next to a gleaming pile of tomatoes, and far outdone by a collection of fuchsia-colored radishes and candy-striped beets, I studied the heap of dusty white turnips humbly sitting untouched. While the Santa Monica farmer’s market buzzed with Sunday morning action, the ...


Spaghetti Squash Marinara

There’s an excitement about fall. The long shadows, the crisp air, the justified scarf-wearing, but most importantly, the squash.

My dear winter squash, it’s so good to have you back. Summer squash was really just a fling – it has nothing on ...


Extreme vitamin C in cacao? The honest truth.

Not that I ever really need an excuse to eat chocolate, but I have to admit the recent media blitz regarding cacao’s “extreme vitamin C content” had me reaching for an extra piece or two. Night-time newstations buzzed, and highly trafficked websites ...


Secrets to making crazy-good smoothies

For an instant healthy makeover, just add a smoothie into your daily routine. Smoothies are a perfect opportunity to sneak in limitless amounts of nutrition into a killer-tasting glass.

Probably the single easiest concoction to make at home, you really can’t really ...


Sweeten up your diet with dates

If the $32 billion-plus yearly sales of the candy industry have one thing to tell us, it’s that ol’ Mr. Sweet Tooth is a naughty little guy. Yet what if . . . what IF . . . candy was actually good ...


The little seed with a lot to offer: Chia

Summer may be technically winding down, but in Los Angeles the heat wave’s still going strong. Needless to say, I’ve turned into a complete and utter juice monster. The hotter it gets, the more fresh-pressed juice I consume in attempt to keep ...