Bulgur-Stuffed Mini Peppers

In the heat of the summer, you'll be thankful for this raw, fresh, crunchy appetizer you can easily make ahead for guests. 2/3 cup of warm water 1/3 cup uncooked bulgur 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup minced red onion 1/4 cup dried currants 2 Tbsp, extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2...

Alaska: Harding Icefield Trail

Alaska: Harding Icefield Trail The 8.2-mile round trip Harding Icefield Trail is a spectacular day hike. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of...

Dark Chocolate Apricot Bars

Dark Chocolate Apricot Breakfast Bars! INGREDIENTS Serving: 12 bars 1 cup puffed rice ½ cup oats ½ cup pumpkin seeds 1 ⅓ cup almonds, roasted ½ cup dried apricot, diced ⅓ cup corn syrup ½ cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bar dark chocolate PREPARATION 1. Combine puffed rice, oats, rice, and apricot into a large bowl. 2....

Weekend Adventure: Kayak the Santa Cruz Sea Caves

Weekend Adventure: Kayak the Santa Cruz Sea Caves! While most people know about Santa Catalina Island, many people are unaware about the beautiful Channel Islands just north of LA. Santa Cruz Island in particular is known for having breathtaking sea caves; in fact one of the largest sea caves in the world,...

Weekend Getaway: Catalina Island

Just a 14 minutes helicopter ride or 1 hour boat trip away, Catalina Island is a great place to getaway for the weekend for some great food and fun! Catalina Island offers many great activities such as snorkeling, sailing, glass bottom boat tours, jeep excursions, botanical garden hikes, wine tasting, and many more.  The restaurants...

Larchmont Village, Los Angeles

Larchmont Village holds a special distinction in a megacity like Los Angeles. It’s the smallest neighborhood in the city occupying just half a square mile in central LA. Unlike the rest of the city where cars rule, Larchmont is pedestrian friendly – a true breath of...

CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH MUSHROOMS

INGREDIENTS: 1 head cauliflower 3 cups mushrooms, sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced 1 cup parsley, chopped 1 cup onion, diced (about 1/2 small onion) 2 cups spinach ( optional ) 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 tsp sea salt PROCESS: Cut cauliflower into chunks, and put into a food processor. Pulse 10-15 times until you get...

MILLARD CANYON FALLS

    "Millard Falls is just half a mile from the trailhead, up one of the most pleasant canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains. Millard Canyon is fairly narrow, measuring less than a hundred feet across in most areas. Getting to the waterfall requires numerous creek crossings as...

PARSNIP POTATOES

  INGREDIENTS: 5 big parsnips 2 potatoes Loads of garlic Lots of olive oil Parsley Rosemary Salt Onion powder Garlic powder DIRECTIONS: Cut the potatoes and parsnips into small cubes. Sauté till tender, a little mushy. Some people prefer to purée but I like the lumps. Serve and enjoy! ...