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.