Put Some Spring in Your Step!

As you hopefully already know, we turned the clocks ahead by 1 hour early Sunday morning. That means that today—as the first workday after the change—is when many people will truly notice how much extra daylight we’re now getting in the early evening. The sun won’t set here in Southern California until just about 7:00…

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February: The Month for Anyone Who Has a Heart!

As the month that gives us Valentine’s Day, when images of hearts become ubiquitous, it is fitting that February is also American Heart Month—an opportunity for all of us to learn more about how to keep this critical organ healthy. And, judging from the statistics, we better do so in a hurry! As the official…

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Healthy Nachos To Score Big on Super Bowl Sunday!

If you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, you don’t have to blow it on Super Bowl Sunday. This simplified California Chef recipe for Guiltless Turkey Nachos is less than 400 calories per serving, and it’s satisfyingly delicious. Not only are these nachos healthy and diet friendly, but they are even gluten free!…

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5 Tips for Keeping This Year’s Resolutions!

If, like many people, you follow the January ritual of making new year’s resolutions—and then are stung by the lack of success you have in keeping them—here are 5 tips for making 2015 the year you get things right! These tips are taken from a blog I did on the subject early last year, and…

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Wishing You All the Best in 2015!

As we get ready to close out 2014 and ring in the new year, I want to thank all of our wonderful clients for entrusting their dietary needs to us this year and our dedicated staff for making sure that those needs are met with the level of care and professionalism that we pride ourselves…

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Tips for Celebrating the Holidays!

Warm holiday season greetings to all of you! Yes, it’s that time of year again, and in what has become something of 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…

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It’s Hard to Be Healthy Without Healthy Carbs!

Throughout my 9 years of cooking healthy meals at California Chef, many people have requested no-carb diets, and it still makes me cringe each time I get the request. I work with many nutritionists, dieticians, and doctors, and none of them has ever recommended a no-carb diet for their clients. Healthy carbs (whole grains, legumes,…

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Super-Healthy Superfood Smoothie

With each passing day of summer, it seems Los Angeles is getting hotter and hotter. On these sweltering days, don’t give in to the gelato or ice cream craving; take out the blender instead! In just a few minutes, you can make a satisfying ice cold smoothie that simultaneously cools you down and revs you…

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Celebrating America

I’ve always loved Independence Day. As a kid growing up on the East Coast, for me, this holiday usually meant heading down with my family to my grandparents’ farm just outside of Ocean City, Maryland. We’d spend long days at the beach, with my siblings and I staying out in the water for hours until…

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A Gourmand Getaway

Although I’m the executive chef here at California Chef, a health-focused personal chef and meal delivery service, I understand and fully appreciate the value of an occasional decadent splurge. Eating right, exercising regularly, and making an effort to find sufficient time to just plain relax are rewarding habits that give us the best chance of…

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A New Chance for New Year’s Resolutions!

If you’re anything like me, you feel like you’ve just gotten your home back “to normal” after the holidays, and BAM!!! It’s February already! February! That rude fact started me on my recurring internal discussion about how can time possibly fly by so fast—and as it does, does it earn loyalty miles? (Oops, I digress).…

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