Healthy Recipes

Loads of easy, healthy recipes to help you get back on track after a trip’s worth (or just a weekend's worth) of indulgences.
Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho |

Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho

It seems I brought the heat with me back from Cuba — at least to Los Angeles. For the past 48 hours, it’s been blazing hot here with temperatures north of 90°F and it’s made me so lazy I can barely lift a finger, never mind cook. Enter this Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho from Tess Master’s cookbook, The Blender Girl

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Sake Miso Mussels with Wilted Greens |

Sake Miso Mussels with Wilted Greens

 I love to get away. If there’s a trip to be had, I can be packed and ready with suitcase in hand within minutes. Like that one time my coworker casually invited on a last minute trip to Europe and showed up at the airport a day later with luggage and ticket in hand. True, it was slightly awkward...

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Coconut Red Curry Chicken Wrap with Spicy Peanut Sauce |

Coconut Red Curry Chicken Wrap with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Ok, I'm going to have to be a bit cagey for the next day so please forgive me, but I absolutely pinky promise to tell you why come this Friday. You see, I'm traveling but it’s best I don’t tell you where I'm headed until I'm actually there. Any guesses? Have at it – I just can't confirm or deny u...

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Walnut-Miso Vegan Cheese |

Walnut-Miso Vegan Cheese

I don't have a particularly addictive personality, but, if there's one thing that I'm close to addicted to, it'd be cheese. I'd surely have to go to Cheese Lovers Anonymous. I mean, I was eating it for every meal when I was in culinary school. But, hey, that’s what you do when you live in France,...

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Baked Chicken with Jalapeño Pesto |

Baked Chicken with Jalapeño Pesto

Let’s pretend - let’s pretend our family dinners are Donna Hay perfection. Let'’s pretend our family meals aren’t at the mercy of whatever I’m testing that week. Let’s pretend my family are not my culinary guinea pigs and I'm not asking them for feedback every 2.5 milliseconds.

But, seeing as I d...

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Shrimp Cocktail With Avocado and Cucumber |

Shrimp Cocktail With Avocado and Cucumber

In L.A. your car is your own private world. Never mind that anyone can peer right into that private world anytime they roll up next to you at at stoplight, we Angelenos become oblivious to the outside world so we do all sorts of  forms of living in our cars from false eyelash application and hair...

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Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs |

Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs

Avocado toast certainly isn't anything new and there are as many versions as there are avocado varieties. But that doesn't mean it gets any less delicious each time you make it. I like texture of crisp toast with mashed avocados, spicy greens, and perfectly soft boiled eggs, but make it your own and mix it up as you please.

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Kale-Strawberry Smoothie |

Kale-Strawberry Smoothie

Sometimes I need a vacation from my vacation. I was only in Mexico for 72 hours but I felt like I had been gone eons when I returned. It was like Baja abducted us and ten years passed during the weekend -- and I blame it all on my sister's friends. They may be 10 years my senior but that only mad...

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Mango, Avocado, and Feta Kale Salad |

Mango, Avocado, and Feta Kale Salad

We need to discuss the important of musical anthems. Do you have one? Well, in the same way we think we all need a musical anthem, we also believe a food anthem helps you eat healthy. And right now our anthem is all about salads and this Mango, Avocado, Feta Kale Salad is a winner.

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Exceptional Tomato Gazpacho |

Exceptional Tomato Gazpacho

Have you ever seen a sloth in action? If not, please block away some time towatch this video. If so, then you have a really good idea of the pace of life in California in summer. It was almost too hot to eat — which, for this girl, is saying a lot. Not even a salad would suffice because the whole...

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Toasted Garlic Edamame Hummus |

Toasted Garlic Edamame Hummus

You know that person, right? The one who would eat chickpea hummus all day long. Maybe that person is you? Well, sometimes you gotta mix it up, which is when we turn to this Toasted Garlic Edamame Hummus. 

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Vegetarian Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatballs |

Vegetarian Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatballs

It’s time to dial it back, take it down, bring it in, or engage in any other motion that’s going to get me back on track. It's been a whirlwind of travel and the last two weeks were spent too far from home. Well, I’m headed back home — albeit for just 72 hours — and desperately in need of a home-cooked meal to calm me down and charge me up. Enter this meatless spaghetti and “meatballs” dish, made with spaghetti squash and quinoa. I know, all my Italian relatives are slapping me silly from an ocean away. But, really, they shouldn’t knock it ’til they’ve tried it.

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