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Meatless Ceviche (Plant-based)

Meatless Ceviche (Plant-based)

This meat-free citrus “ceviche” with avocado makes a wonderful appetizer, side salad or party dip! This vegan ceviche is delicious, colorful and healthy. Print Recipe Meatless Ceviche Ceviche is all the rage in restaurants, and vegan chefs have jumped on board. Here is your chance to chop…

How to Make the Ultimate Plant-Based Cheese Board

How to Make the Ultimate Plant-Based Cheese Board

Shelia Doloukani of Cheese To Table shows us the way to building the perfect plant-based cheese board. Melissa’s hosted Shelia Doloukani in their test kitchen for a cheese board building class for the media. A massive cheese and fresh produce board greeted attendees, assembled by…

Patricia Greenberg Shares Her Secrets to Aging Well

Patricia Greenberg Shares Her Secrets to Aging Well

Eat Well, Live Well, Age Well Melissa’s hosted certified nutritionist, chef and wellness educator Patricia Greenberg in our kitchen on January 10 to promote her new cookbook, “Eat Well, Live Well, Age Well.” From the physiology of aging to eating well, to fitness, managing stress,…

The Only Produce Trends for 2020 You Should Bookmark

The Only Produce Trends for 2020 You Should Bookmark

The ball has dropped, and your new year resolutions are in full effect. If you’re the kind of person that starts the new year off with healthy eating goals and a committed work-out routine, then you’ll love these produce trends for 2020 provided by Melissa’s…

You’ll Love the Joy of Cooking With John Becker and Megan Scott

You’ll Love the Joy of Cooking With John Becker and Megan Scott

Melissa’s/World Variety Produce hosted husband and wife duo, John Becker and Megan Scott, in Melissa’s kitchen on December 5 to promote the latest and greatest version of “The Joy of Cooking.” This classic cookbook dates back to 1931! This collection of recipes from Irma S.…

Sweet and Savory Orange Appeal With Jamie Schler

Sweet and Savory Orange Appeal With Jamie Schler

Who better to tell you about cooking and baking with oranges than someone who jokes about having orange juice running through their veins? “Orange Appeal” by Jamie Schler is a book that pays tribute to a lifelong passion for the most versatile fruit in the…

HelloWellness: Flow and Fuel With Claire Grieve

HelloWellness: Flow and Fuel With Claire Grieve

On Saturday, November 16, Melissa’s participated in a HelloWellness Flow & Fuel event in West Hollywood featuring LA-based celebrity yoga instructor, Claire Grieve, along with holistic health coach, Nedi Varbanova. After an amazing yoga flow with Grieve, Varbanova provided a delicious smoothie demo to attendees…

Food Market Gypsy Takes Your Palate on a Global Tour

Food Market Gypsy Takes Your Palate on a Global Tour

Susie Norris Debuts Her Third Cookbook at Melissa’s Produce Melissa’s hosted pastry chef and educator, Susie Norris, in the kitchen on November 14 to promote her new cookbook, “A Baker’s Passport: Recipes for Breads, Savory Pies, Vegetarian Dishes, Tarts, Cakes, and Cookie Classics.” This creative…

The Family Dinner Project: How to Get the Most out of Family Mealtime

The Family Dinner Project: How to Get the Most out of Family Mealtime

According to “Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook,” and 20 years of research, “Regular family meals lead to long-term benefits, including higher resilience, self-esteem, grade-point-averages and lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders and depression.” This playbook comes from The Family Dinner…

How to Get Your Freaky Fruit™ on This Year

How to Get Your Freaky Fruit™ on This Year

Are you ready for #spookyseason?? Because we are! Halloween is a time for getting together with friends and family while indulging in sweets and horror films. Whether you’re throwing a huge neighborhood party or an intimate get together with close ones, we have THE Freaky…