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Finally a Place For Us . . . . The Veggie Grill

May 17, 2011 | 1 Comment
Finally a Place For Us . . . . The Veggie Grill

As a child growing up in Iran I once saw my favorite pet lamb being cooked in a pot in the kitchen. Needless to say I was converted to vegetarianism at the age of seven.  I decided to stick to this, and for over  a decade to the horror of my carnivorous parents I ate ...

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Creative Compost

May 13, 2011 | 3 Comments

To compost is truly to give back to our mother. There is nothing better then completing the cycle of harvesting from the garden, nourishing ourselves with it, then returning it back.  At first I was intimidated by the process and the scientific terminology. It has to be the right amount of nitrogen and carbon material ...

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Finally . . . The Market is Coming

April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
Finally . . .  The Market is Coming

Finally we can have a gourmet shopping market here in Los Angeles, even better the west side of Los Angeles, that is equivalent to the Ferry  Building in San Francisco or Dean and Deluca in NYC.  The Market will be a purveyor of local gourmet goodies ranging from artisanal chocolates, heirloom produce, organic meats, local ...

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Almond Joy

April 20, 2011 | 3 Comments
Almond Joy

                                   I used to see a Sikh doctor and everyone in the office had really luminous skin. One of the nurses told me it could be a result of drinking fresh almond milk every morning. That started me on ...

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Kaling me softly . . .

April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Kaling me softly . . .

I fell back in love with kale after having a kale salad at Gjelina the amazing restaurant in Venice. They make their salad with breadcrumbs, shaved fennel, radish, lemon, ricotta salata, and breadcrumbs. I have just improvised on that recipe and prepared it with tuscan kale, lemon, olive oil and sesame seeds. The trick i ...

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California Olive Ranch

April 5, 2011 | 1 Comment
California Olive Ranch

The most amazing Olive oil. I have tried many out there but this brand I actually crave. I’m convinced anything will taste better with this oil and some sea salt. Everything from salad to roasted vegetables or even a hunk of fresh baked peasant bread. Their web site has some amazing recipes which I will ...

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