On the corner of Sepulveda and Braddock (just south of Culver) stands a unpretentious, friendly, affordable and healthy eatery featuring vegan and vegetarian options while offering some real chicken and steak – hormones, nitrates and antibiotic free, of course – dishes so you can enjoy a meal with just about anyone.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 4
An easy dessert you can pop into the oven at the beginning of a meal, this apple would make a great end to a night entertaining guests or an laid-back evening at home.
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 4
For a little something sweet with a zing, grate some ginger in your fruit bowl for dessert. Ginger is immune supportive and is a great digestive aid as well!
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 6-8
If you love pesto as much as I do, you’ll love this herb-filled creamy dressing!
You don’t need a fancy salad dressing to jazz up your greens. Be creative and use the basic ingredients you have at home.
Prep Time: <1 hr | Cook Time: 1- 2 hours | Serves: 2 This is an alternative to the popular Korean dish, sam-gye-tang, made with ginseng and dates. Though the ginseng version is commonly eaten in the summer to release sweat and thus cool the body, this ginger version can be enjoyed in the winter for an extra boost to your immune system.
A diet rich in olive oil has been long recognized for its benefits in cardiovascular health, joint health, cancer prevention, skin and cognitive function due to its anti-inflammatory effects and antioxidant properties.
But is there a difference among the array of pretty-shaped, fancy-labeled bottles at the grocery store?
Because oils are susceptible to rancidity when exposed to heat, it is important not to cook with an oil with a low smoke point and not to cook over an oil’s smoke point – the temperature at which the oil starts to break down. At this point, the heat will cause oxidation in the oil, destroying the protective properties of the oil. Imagine the process of iron turning to rust and that playing out in your food and eventually damaging your cells. This would be counter-productive to eating good quality oils.