Mix it Up
Tired of your own cooking? Three ways to expand your repertoire.
Farm to Doorstep
Why not take a break and let Freshology deliver tasty, calorie-controlled meals right to your doorstep? The delivery service partners with local farms for fresh produce. With really inventive recipes they create nutrient-dense, healthy, whole foods without losing a keen focus on taste. Plans include gluten-free, postnatal and weight loss, as well as our fave, Freshology Gold. How could you possibly go wrong with meals like Creole-style shrimp Caesar salad, Parmesan flaxseed tuille and chicken andouille sausage? And if that doesn’t fill you up, there is always the white chocolate raspberry mousse for dessert. freshology.com
Take a cooking class at the Wellness Kitchen at California Health & Longevity Institute. Learn how to eat healthy with inventive recipes, nutritious ingredients and the perfect wine pairings with the Wine Wednesday class: dinner with a lecture and Q&A with a nutritionist and a wine expert. Or discover dishes that are made with local, fresh, sustainable produce at Farm-to-Fork Fridays: cooking demonstration followed by a communal dining experience. With both classes, recipes are your take-home gift. chli.com
Taste of India
Order the Kitchen Curry Master, which includes a recipe book filled with gorgeous photos of authentic, gluten-free Indian dishes (we loved the tutorial on spices in the very beginning; turmeric is part of the ginger family—who knew?) and an aroma-preserving, brushed steel container packed with fragrant, fresh spices. There are even a few refills. The kit is the brainchild of Patel Williams (a.k.a. “Neena”), who lives in the Valley.
Continuing the wave of Los Angeles restaurateurs coming to the 818, particularly toward the East Valley, comes The Woodman—which opened last week, replacing Smiles Cabaret at 13615 Ventura Boulevard. It's that buzzy kind of casual neighborhood place to drop by for a drink or a meal. The Woodman is owned by Ryan Sweeney, who is […]
While we’re proud of the original Valley restaurants that launched in 2013, we’re just as excited for the Los Angeles restaurants that opened up a new branch in our neighborhood this past year. You may have been to the Sherman Oaks’ The Local Peasant, but the Woodland Hills’ build-out is not to be missed. And […]