Vegetarian Cashew Fried Rice

Vegetarian Cashew Fried Rice

Brown rice is a staple in our cupboard. Because it contains the side hulls and bran, it’s higher in fiber, provides multiple vitamins and minerals and is easier for your body to process than white rice. It also is lower on the glycemic index. A ...
Salsa Chicken Salad with Black Beans

Salsa Chicken Salad with Black Beans

When it comes to finger-lickin’ chicken, you probably want to steer clear of the fried stuff that comes in a bucket. Instead, buy it broiled from the deli section of your supermarket (or cook it yourself). One of the many bonuses is that you’re ...
5 Healthy Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

5 Healthy Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Remember when you were a child and made your own Mother’s Day gifts and cards? It might have been a lopsided picture of a cat, or perhaps your first attempt at sculpture. But you knew that Mom would love it because you made it yourself. This Mo ...
No-Bake Vegan Nut-Butter Brownies

No-Bake Vegan Nut-Butter Brownies

There’s something about brownies that make us feel, well, blissful. Maybe it’s the way that they combine the best of the worlds of cookies and cakes. Perhaps it’s the ingredient that makes everything better (cocoa!). But we’d ...
4 Natural Sweeteners to Use Instead of Sugar

4 Natural Sweeteners to Use Instead of Sugar

Life is sweet in California. We’ve got our blue skies and ocean, purple flowers on the mountains and (since we’re always up on healthy food trends) sweeteners labeled “Natural” in our stores that range in color from yellow to ...
Honey-Walnut Baked Apples

Honey-Walnut Baked Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away—and a gourmet baked apple can keep the kids happy when it’s time for a healthy dessert. This recipe makes the most of the naturally sweet flavor of apples by enhancing it with honey and spices. Add nutritiou ...