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  • Little Italian Potato Sticks with Rosemary and Thyme [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 2, 2014 | 9:00 am

    These are kind of like french fries except one, they aren’t fried, and two, I am choosing not to give the French credit for them. There is no political or historical reasoning behind that decision.

    This is not because only a generation and a half ago, basically after two...

  • How To Stuff Your Face and Stay Thin Over the Holidays

    By Elana Horwich

    December 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Eat only celery! Just kidding. Like that’s an option. People who give that kind of advice clearly could never be good in bed.

    We warm-blooded people are all going to eat a lot…as this is a time to relax, be with loved ones and stuff our happy faces.

    I often talk about how food...

  • How To Make The Best Quinoa In Town

    By Elana Horwich

    October 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

    The Basics of Quinoa

    I make the best quinoa in town, and considering I live in the capital of quinoa, Los Angeles, this is quite an accomplishment

    My tricks are:

    1. Make your life easy and buy a rice cooker. (buy here)
    2. Dress the quinoa while it is hot and serve it while...
  • Strawberry Macedonia with Fresh Mint [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    October 2, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Tired of having guests pass out in a food coma on your couch or get up to leave as soon as the meal is over? Dessert shouldn’t be an annihilation. This dessert is a pick-me-up that keeps the party going. Furthermore, everybody swoons and it only takes minutes to make.

    ...
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  • Perfect Summer Sangria [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 14, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Sangria is tricky. Made well, it is a mouth-enlivening sensory experience formed by the perfect marriage between earthy notes of good wine and the sweet acidity of juicy fruits.

    At worst, it is a hangover that doesn’t quit and a headache that splits temples in two. I’ve been...

  • 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...

  • Vigor Triggers: Spring Herbs

    By Elana Horwich

    May 1, 2013 | 12:00 pm

       

    Mint is perfect for an after dinner herbal tea. It:

    • aids digestion
    • is beneficial for nausea and flatulence
    • can help headaches or migraines. (Hint: take a little peppermint essential oil and rub it on your temples and scalp when you have a headache)

    Parsley is...

  • Oy Veh, a Vegan Salad [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    While I am away travelling I want to make sure you all eat!

    The last thing a cook wants to hear when she walks into a party that she has been preparing for for three days is that someone, the party-host’s brother no less, is a vegan. Had I known I would have made some of the...

  • Quinoa Tabouli with Four Fresh Herbs (RECIPE)

    By Elana Horwich

    January 21, 2013 | 11:00 am

    A recipe from last Wednesday's Fab Five Cooking Class....

    I do not propose to make a tabouli that will revolutionize world-wide tabouli. In fact, this recipe is not technically even tabouli at all.  It is made with quinoa and adds fresh basil and cilantro, all of which are...

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