The Olives Branch restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem if you are looking for freshly prepared, authentic Lebanese food. Located in San Juan Capistrano on Rancho Viejo rd., it is a tucked away from the bustle of the San Juan Capistrano Mission District, with plenty of parking available.
Research shows that vegetarians have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower instances of diabetes and cancer. They do not simply omit meat from their diets, but instead increase their intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. All of these plant-based foods have many other nutrients that benefit our health such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, etc.
You do not need to go completely vegetarian to reap these benefits. Try to incorporate a few meatless meals per week. You’d be surprised at how easy it actually is! In fact, you may already be eating some vegetarian meals without even realizing it.
Butter can be a point of tension when starting a new diet. If you're going dairy-free or reducing fat, but you need butter for cooking or baking, what can you do? Chef Rebecca has crafted a butter-less butter recipe that is so tempting and desirable, people are making the switch regardless of diet choices!
Let’s start off by getting one thing straight, CBD (cannabidiol) is not Marijuana, although it does come from the marijuana plant (a male plant not female). It will not get you “high” as it doesn’t have THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the main ingredient that gives the psychoactive effects many people associate with when thinking of Marijuana.
Most people have in mind when the new year begins it means starting fresh or lets start that diet and change our habits. The easiest way is to start small. Take baby steps. Your changing your way of eating long term not short term. Here are some easy steps to follow to get you on track:
1. Drink water instead of high sugar drinks – Stay away from carbonated drinks and stick with water
2. Try to eat healthy meals at home instead of going out to eat – eating clean at home is healthier than heading to a restaurant where not-so-healthy ingredients are used
3. When grocery shopping, read labels – make sure your not buying ingredients with additives
4. Use smaller plates – make sure you're controlling your portions and not eating more than what is recommended
How did you end up being a personal chef?
I have worked in the culinary industry for over 10 years in many different ways, and while most of the experiences were enjoyable, they didn't give me the opportunity to be one-on-one with customers. I really enjoy being able to individualize cooking for clients. There is much greater satisfaction in making a meal for someone I know personally and having them enjoy it. Also, working with people that have specific diets and nutritional needs is a really fun challenge and something that you don't get to do a lot of in the restaurant or catering world.
Wishing for a warm and hearty side dish? OhSheGlows.com has shared a wonderful recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond Pecan Parmesan that could even serve as a main course! This recipe also shares how to make your own non-dairy cheese alternative. Read on to find the recipe and leave a comment with your thoughts.
One of our favorite holidays traditions is a cookie swap. Everyone brings a batch of their favorite homemade cookies and then we all fill up a container with everyone's goodies. The sweetest moment, the one I wish for every year, is for someone to ask for the recipe. That's when I know the cookies are good.
Are you wishing for a fabulous cookie recipe? One that everyone will want to know the secret of? Try our chocolate chip cookies, and let us know what you think!
Chef Corey has created a favorite dish for this time of year. This stuffed chicken recipe is easy to make for two, or even for a crowd! (Just multiply the recipe). Read on to the next page for the recipe. Be sure to leave a comment if you make the recipe, we'd love to know how it goes!
This recipe is an old Whole Health Everyday favorite. The bread was so popular when WHE was a weekly meal delivery service, people called it the "zucchini crack" and would order 2 loaves weekly!
Find the recipe by clicking below!
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