March Madness—No Need

March is always an exciting time of the year: We turn the clocks forward so we get an extra hour of light after work; winter finally gives up on itself and relinquishes its time slot to spring; and the NCAA brings us the perennial festival of basketball known as March Madness! And while “madness” might…

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Give the Gift That’s Always in Good Taste!

Who do you know in the Los Angeles area that would like delicious, healthy meals delivered fresh to their door? California Chef gift certificates are the perfect gift for anyone who loves healthy food, is too busy to cook, needs to adhere to a special diet, or wants to lose weight. Family-style meals and individual…

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Out With the Old, In With the New

For many of us, 2016 was a challenging year. As a country, we went through one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in our nation’s history, and even now, long after the vote tallies have been finalized, rancor remains. I’ve even heard of families cancelling Thanksgiving celebrations together because support for different candidates split loved…

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Give the Gift That’s Always in Good Taste!

Who do you know in the Los Angeles area that would like delicious, healthy meals delivered fresh to their door? California Chef gift certificates are the perfect gift for anyone who loves healthy food, is too busy to cook, needs to adhere to a special diet, or wants to lose weight. Family-style meals, senior meals,…

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Kicking Back With Checca

Summertime cooking always means lots of grilling. This summer go beyond marinade to boost the flavor of your grilled steak, chicken, and seafood. Since this season is also tomato time, use checca as a simple way to enhance both the look and the taste of whatever it is you’re grilling. There’s no stove or oven…

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How to Avoid the Holiday Hangover

Warm holiday season greetings to all of you! Yes, it’s that time of year again, and in what has now become a holiday tradition, I’m re-posting a blog I did a few years ago that always gets a lot of comments and thanks from readers. It’s my own little recipe for maximizing holiday cheer—while minimizing…

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5 Ingredients to Add Flavor to Your Thanksgiving Feast!

At first glance, the typical Thanksgiving feast appears to be a healthy, balanced meal. There’s the lean protein (turkey), the healthy carb (potatoes), and of course, some fruit (cranberry sauce) and veggies (maybe green beans). However, by the time all the butter, sugar, and marshmallows are added, healthy has left the building. But flavorful doesn’t…

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Happy 10-Year Anniversary, California Chef! Now What?

As I wrote in my last blog, this month marks the 10-year anniversary of California Chef! Getting here has been an exciting, challenging, and highly rewarding journey, but as we look back on the ride, we’re also planning for the road ahead. So here I share my thoughts on transitioning from reaching one milestone to…

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