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Dark Chocolate Bark From The Oaks at Ojai

The Oaks at Ojai Dark Chocolate BarkThis recipe comes to us from The Oaks at Ojai, an oasis of health and wellness in Southern California. The Oaks prides itself on creating calorie-conscious but full-flavored cuisine. This Dark Chocolate Bark recipe, a perfect example of that philosophy, is also one of the sexiest homemade chocolates we’ve tried. Made from a base of premium, dark chocolate, it combines decadent richness with a medley of raw nuts and dried fruits. Read more

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Fennel and Tangerine Salad with Arugula and Sweet Onion

fennel and tangerine saladIf you love salad, winter can be a hard time of year. No plump, juicy tomatoes to decorate your plate. (Pity, since some say tomato is the original fruit of temptation.) The lack of peaches, basil, fresh little gem lettuces and summer squashes could get any salad lover down. Read more

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Morning Mango Nice Cream Recipe

Vegan Morning Mango Nice Cream RecipeWe found this recipe while hunger surfing Instagram. It was so simple and perfect that the author, theglowingfridge, was able to post the entire recipe in the comments–now that’s our kind of weekday breakfast recipe! Although we don’t actively promote a vegan lifestyle, we love the philosophy and approach of the author, a health and nutrition writer and creator of The Glowing Fridge. Read more

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Steel Cut Oats For Dinner: Turmeric Porridge with Kimchi and Fried Egg

steel cut oats for dinner--Turmeric Porridge with KimchiSteel cut oats for dinner? Why not? Oat is really just another whole grain. And steel cut oats, oats that have been chopped up rather than rolled, have a texture reminiscent of other grains that have been slow cooked.

We’re featuring this particular oat recipe because it takes the aphrodisiac of oats and layers it with other libido boosting ingredients. Read more

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Butternut Farrotto with Baby Kale and Parmesan

butternut farrotto

The kind of comfort food your body needs

Winter weather requires hot, comforting food. Your idea of comfort food might include a pile of poutine. But I argue that you can layer the comfort you crave with the nutrients your body needs. This butternut farrotto is a variation on a recipe by Chef Annette Tomei, who is also one of our editors. Read more