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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…

Abbie Cornish and Chef Jacqueline King Schiller Pair up for Pescan

Abbie Cornish and Chef Jacqueline King Schiller Pair up for Pescan

Photography credit: Camraface Actress Abbie Cornish and chef Jacqueline King Schiller paired up in Melissa’s kitchen to demo delicious dishes from their new cookbook, “Pescan: A Feel Good Cookbook.” These recipes are plant-based, both dairy and gluten-free and full of flavor. The dynamic duo are…

What’s Your Citrus Type?

What’s Your Citrus Type?

Lemons, limes and oranges are the basic citrus you see at your local grocery store, but what about Etrog or Sudachi? Some of the more exotic citruses can be intimidating and limited, making it harder to approach. While they do seem a bit intimidating, once…

Discover the Flavors of Pakistan in the Karachi Kitchen

Discover the Flavors of Pakistan in the Karachi Kitchen

Melissa’s recently had the pleasure of hosting chef, food stylist and cooking instructor, Kausar Ahmed, who just came out with her very first cookbook, “The Karachi Kitchen.” The focus of Ahmed’s cookbook is to connect people around the world through food. These recipes are based…

Clean Eating for Busy Families Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Clean Eating for Busy Families Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

This feel-good cookbook is something that the whole family will love. In Melissa’s kitchen, we had the pleasure of hosting Michelle Dudash, RDN, Cordon Bleu certified chef, and author of “Clean Eating for Busy Families, revised & expanded.” Dudash is all about simple and satisfying…

What’s for Dinner? Said No One Ever on The Fresh 20

What’s for Dinner? Said No One Ever on The Fresh 20

Food truly is the future of medicine and, Melissa Lanz, the brains behind The Fresh 20, was recently in Melissa’s kitchen to show us how to enjoy a delicious life without sacrificing health or taste. Lanz plans dinner (and breakfast, lunch and snacks) so you…