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Sweet Recipe for Baked Pears With Chocolate Ice Cream and Olive Oil

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Sent to us from Cat Cora's Kitchen by Gaea, this recipe for baked pears continues our experimentation with desserts and olive oil. While they may not seem to go together, Iron Chef Cat Cora thinks differently and pairs them with chocolate ice cream — which goes with anything, in our opinion. Not only is this a light alternative to that after-dinner craving, it's a great way to impress your friends and family!... Read More

Chef Christopher Haatuft and Lysverket: Forging Innovative Culinary Trends in Norway

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Located within a historic building previously known to have housed city power and light company, Lysverket and can be found in Bergen, Norway, in what is now the Bergen Art Museum. The fine dining establishment is one of the few in the world that resides inside a major art museum. That alone is fairly unusual, but the culinary creations, presentation, and environment of this restaurant is what really warrants a closer look.... Read More

Celebrate Mango Season With a Fresh and Fruit-Filled Salad

Aug 9, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're a fan of mangos, you probably already know that August is the peak season for the tasty tropical fruit. To celebrate, The Westin Resort & Spa in Los Cabos have dedicated the entire month to celebrate by hosting their very own Mango Festival. Thanks to Executive Chef Manuel Peruyero's culinary skills, several new food and cocktail recipes have been added to the menu, each one showcasing the juicy fruit.... Read More

Wet Chocolate Cake With Olive Oil From Iron Chef Cat Cora

Aug 7, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Experimentation in the kitchen is booming, with unique new recipes being created every day. Whether it's the cooking method that's unusual or the ingredients, there's always something new to discover, including this neat recipe that combines olive oil with cake. This Wet Chocolate Cake with Olive Oil, created by Cat Cora's Kitchen by Gaea, is a light alternative to assuage that sweet tooth and seems pretty easy to make too.... Read More

Southern California's Baron's Market a Hidden Gem Among Natural Food Stores

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Squished together in a small room, sitting around four long tables, Baron’s Market employees prepare for an afternoon of eating and drinking. Each Thursday for two hours, managers, buyers, chefs and front office employees meet together in a back room to taste potential new products. In this family-owned business, those present joke with each other, laugh whole-heartedly and discuss current events. Without knowing any of them, it's hard to distinguish which attendees are related and which have become family over the years.... Read More

TV Personality Chef Johnny Prep Teaches Healthy Eating Habits to America’s Youth

Jul 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  1 Comment

It's hard to keep from smiling when meeting Chef Johnny Prep. Standing at over 6 feet tall, his firm grip, toothy smile and tinge of Midwest drawl give off magnetic energy. So, it’s no surprise the former Michigan State Football star-turned-engineer-turned-classically-trained-chef is a hit on TV and online, particularly with children. The self-proclaimed soup enthusiast recently released his second family-friendly cookbook, “The Magic of Cooking with Broth."... Read More

Hotel Valley Ho's Modern Summer Fare: ZuZu's Tuscan Kale Salad

Jul 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

When Arizona temperatures sizzle, the Hotel Valley Ho's Cafe ZuZu satisfies reduced appetites with its most popular light menu option: the Tuscan Kale Salad. Under the direction of Chef Charles Wiley — recognized as one of America’s best hotel chefs by the James Beard Foundation and Food & Wine Magazine — ZuZu’s seasonal American-fare menu features the kale salad among other standouts, including seared Ahi sliders, roasted tomato and goat cheese casserole, and the always-popular Zuzu Burger with Virginia Bacon, balsamic onions and Maytag blue cheese. ... Read More

Wow Friends With Chef Dana Herbert's Banana Cupcakes

Jul 18, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Bananas are one of our favorite fruits to bake with, always tasting great in breads, candies, and of course cupcakes. Chef Dana Herbert used bananas to create his very own delectable cupcake recipe and lucky for us, decided to share!... Read More

Fun Creamsicle Cake Recipe From Chef Dana Herbert

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Making a surprisingly unique cake is one of the best ways to impress a crowd. Instead of opting for a traditional white or chocolate cake, try something different that will make you look like a professional baker — like maybe this recipe for a Creamsicle Cake from Chef Dana Herbert.... Read More

Celebrity Chef Dana Herbert Is Fighting Cancer With The World's Biggest Wedding Cake

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With the nicknames "The Sugar Daddy" and "King of Cakes," it's obvious that Delaware loves Chef Dana Herbert. Even though he already had his own bakery in Bear, called Desserts by Dana, the talented chef didn't become a worldwide baking sensation until he won the first season of TLC's Cake Boss: Next Great Baker back in 2011 — which awarded him a new car, $50,000 and an apprenticeship at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey.... Read More

Freshly Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini & Portobello Mushrooms for the Summer

Jul 8, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Even the most diehard fans of Italian food need to sometimes take a break from the carb-heavy pastas and breads. To give you a lighter alternative, Chef Sal Scognamillo of Patsy's Italian Restaurant in New York City is sharing his favorite vegetable grilling recipe. Either served with other BBQ favorites or solo, this summer combination of eggplant, zucchini, and Portobello mushrooms would make a great meal to enjoy on a sunny afternoon with friends.... Read More

Start a Summer Detox With Rainbow Stuffed Peppers

Jun 24, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Summer time is known for beach bodies and health cleanses, which makes this recipe for Rainbow Stuffed Peppers a no-brainer. From the mind of Kimberly Snyder (celebrity nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods), this light recipe will help keep you energized and healthy in the summer sun. Plus, We're sure leftovers will make for a great work lunch the next day.... Read More

Charitybuzz Puts Ultimate Martha Stewart Experience Up For Grabs

Jun 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Martha Stewart is arguably one of the most famous television show personalities, with many different business ventures to her name. If you're one of the lifestyle guru's denizens, you'll be thrilled to know there's a chance you can spend the day with Stewart at one of her homes across the Northeast. Teaming up with Charitybuzz, Stewart is auctioning off several different culinary experiences where the lucky winners will be able to experience the ultimate host's flourish firsthand.... Read More

Honey Festival Sweetens up the Summer at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

Jun 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Summer travel is getting even sweeter at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte with the beginning of its Honey Festival.... Read More

Executive Chef of Newport's Castle Hill Inn Shares Clambake Recipe

Jun 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Since June is National Seafood Month, we have decided to share with you a special recipe from Castle Hill’s Executive Chef Karsten Hart. With steamed littleneck clams, chouriço, smoked seaweed, sweet corn, and Fingerling potatoes with a spicy broth, this recipe will help you prepare your very own clam back at home!... Read More

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