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Recipe of the Week: Chia Seed Pudding

Recipe of the Week: Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are low in calories and high in nutrients and dietary fiber. In addition to beneficial fats and fatty acids, chia seeds provide a healthy amount of minerals including calcium, potassium, manganese, and zinc. What could be better than a dessert recipe that tastes as good as it is nutritious?   Ingredients: 1 cup […]

Recipe of the Week: Chik’n Tikka Masala

Recipe of the Week: Chik’n Tikka Masala

Tikka is the Punjabi word for an Indian dish of small pieces of meat or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture. Masala is an Urdu word for any of a number of spice mixtures ground into a paste or powder for use in Indian cooking. When you put them together you get a rich, creamy, […]

Recipe of the Week: Alphabet Soup

Recipe of the Week: Alphabet Soup

From Chef Randy: As a kid, I couldn’t wait for mom to make alphabet soup for Saturday lunch. I looked for pieces of macaroni to spell my name and was usually disappointed that I couldn’t find a “y”. Then, I was disappointed that the soup was no longer hot when I got around to eating […]

Recipe of the Week: Jim’s Mom’s Southern Candied Yams

Recipe of the Week: Jim’s Mom’s Southern Candied Yams

When Robin and I were quite young, we were adopted into a large Greek family. We celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with them for over 30 years. One of the members of the family was a country boy from Georgia, Jim White, who made wonderful candied yams as his contribution to their Christmas dinners. I asked […]

Recipe of the Week: Savory Brunch Crepe

Recipe of the Week: Savory Brunch Crepe

  Savory crepes are generally made with non-wheat flours such as buckwheat. I use a nice blend of buckwheat and rice flours for my crepes; then throw in some zucchini, herbs, and sesame seeds. These crepe pancakes are totally gluten-free. The filling for the crepes is simple yet elegant: Lightlife Ham Slices, Teleme cheese, sliced […]

Ojai chef and author Randy Graham has a new cookbook, Ojai Valley Slow Cooker Cookbook

Ojai chef and author Randy Graham has a new cookbook, Ojai Valley Slow Cooker Cookbook

In the introduction to this new cookbook, Randy says: This cookbook is written for my single mom friends and for all of my friends who have expressed a need to eat nutritiously, but don’t have the time to plan, prep, and cook after a long day of work. It boasts 19 tried-and-true slow cooker double […]

Recipe of the Week: Panko-Portobello Mushroom Burger

Recipe of the Week: Panko-Portobello Mushroom Burger

  Ingredients: 4 Portobello mushrooms (cleaned and gills removed) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole milk 2 cups panko breadcrumbs ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper Grapeseed oil for frying (or vegetable oil) 4 brioche buns (sliced in half) 1 large ripe avocado 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice ¼ teaspoon Sriracha sauce ½ […]

Recipe of the Week: Breakfast Baby Dutch Babies

Recipe of the Week: Breakfast Baby Dutch Babies

From Chef Randy: Dutch baby pancakes, sometimes called German pancakes or Dutch puffs, are a hybrid of pancake, crepe, and popover — all in one skillet. I like to pour the batter into a mini-muffin pan and serve them like popovers as opposed to puffy pancakes. Your friends and family will smile when you bring these to […]