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  • Rustic Whole Grain Cherry Tomato Bruschetta [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 26, 2013 | 9:30 am

    Italians would never make bruschetta on whole grain bread. Believe it or not, it’s not even easy to find good whole grain bread in Italy. But come on, no matter how good a fresh, crusty, country loaf of ciabatta might be, white flour is just not that good for us. (Don’t tell my... read on

  • Summer Peaches Are Here

    By Elana Horwich

    June 19, 2013 | 9:00 am

    I always figured peaches were a super sugary fruit as they are so darn good. But it is not so. Peaches:

    • are often less than 100 calories, making them a guilt-free snack.
    • have a low glycemic load, meaning this fruit has only a subtle impact on your blood sugar.
    • contain small amounts of beta-cryptoxanthin which has anti-cancer and anti-aging properties.

    When given peaches, make peach cobbler. Here's my Famous Guiltless Cobbler recipe.

    Want to take cooking classes with Elana in Los Angeles? Go to mealandaspiel.com.

  • Chef Jeff Salad [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 12, 2013 | 9:00 am

    This salad is named after world class chef Jeff Thickman of Florence, Italy. He is a family friend and was in town this week. I invited him, his partner Igor and friend Lissy down to Santa Monica and was planning on treating them to Shutter’s for lunch and a view. Last minute they... read on

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  • Popcorn Cauliflower [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 10, 2013 | 9:00 am

    There’s not much to spiel about here except that when I was researching online to find out what temperature other cooks used to roast cauliflower, to my dismay I found that most put too much “stuff” in their recipes. Cauliflower already has a unique flavor and, when roasted, the... read on

  • Simple Couscous with Quickest Homemade Broth [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 5, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Chances are if you are serving couscous, you are making something else that has onions in it. Well, save those onion peels...the outer layer and the skins. They have great flavor. Scrounge up some celery, a carrot, something green like a bay leaf or a piece of parsley and you'll... read on

  • Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Prunes [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 3, 2013 | 9:00 am

    My definition of good food is that it makes you want to roll around on the floor shouting mammmmmmmma! This dish will make you want to roll around on the floor and shout grannnndmaaaaaaaaa! But this is NOT that bland and boiled grandma meal made from food that is two steps away... read on

  • Roberto’s Eggplant Parmigiana [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 29, 2013 | 9:00 am

    This dish is named after Roberto Benabib, writer and producer of WEEDS. He and his wife Samantha, a college friend of mine, were my first daring clients. I delivered food twice a week to their love-filled home after the delivery of their baby Carolina. We had an initial... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Elana Horwich is the founder of Meal and a Spiel, a boutique Beverly Hills cooking school and online recipe resource based on the philosophy that anyone can learn to cook. Her...

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