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  • Mulled Spiced Pears [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    December 23, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Making desserts has gotten a bad rap. We are convinced it will be a lengthy process that requires flour getting all over the kitchen and some type of custard that requires needle-point precision. But who cares about that when desserts scream out the “f-word” -fattening- so loud...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Baked Frangipane Fruit Packets [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 31, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Remember, desserts are supposed to be a treat, not a death ticket to the dinner party. So often we feel fine at the start of a meal, but by the time we finish dessert we can’t wait to jump in our car and go home to vegetate away the bloated state. Imagine how that makes your dinner...

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  • Eat Guilt-Free this Summer!

    By Sima Cohen

    July 4, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Summer’s here! Indulge your cravings without packing on the pounds. Enjoy all the flavor and nutrients, and none of the guilt! Each of these recipes can be made in less than 30 minutes. No fancy ingredients or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Just simple, guilt-free recipes for...

  • Celebrating the Big Cheese on July 4th

    By Michael Israel

    July 1, 2013 | 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday USA! This week we celebrate July 4th, American Independence Day. Before we get into this week’s recipe, I would like to state how grateful I am to be living as a free Jew in the United States of America in 2013. Also, unlike the past few blogs this week’s recipe will...

  • 10 Tips for Summer Entertaining [Recipes]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 1, 2013 | 9:00 am

    1. Don’t make it fancy. Nobody likes a stuffy party. Let your guests pour their own drinks, take off their shoes and kick their feet up where they want.

    2. Ask your friends to help you during the party! They want to! Slicing bread, setting the table, lighting candles, serving...

  • 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.

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