• Ratatouille And Parmesan Ricotta Polenta- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    December 10, 2017Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches The Froehlich family how to make a Ratatouille and creamy Parmigiano Polenta on Episode 6 of Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 6 – 8 Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Difficulty: Intermediate   Ingredients for Ratatouille: 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), peeled or unpeeled—your choice Sea salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 large yellow onion chopped 2 medium red or yellow bell peppers, or a combination, chopped 1 bay leaf 3 garlic cloves, minced ½ teaspoon fennel seeds ½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried thyme,…

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  • Let’s Myth-Bust Gluten

    December 4, 2017Food

    Gluten – that intriguing word has popped up in the last few years, often mistaken for an LA fad. Although it is the bane of all Italian restaurants, gluten is very much a part of our every day meals. So let’s start with the basics: What Gluten Is And Is Not It is not a carb; it is not in potatoes or rice. Gluten is a protein most commonly fount in wheat, barley, and rye. Items like bread, pasta, cake, crackers-even soy sauce- therefore contain gluten. Gluten is not inherently bad for you, just as anything should be taken with moderation. But a growing number of people are being diagnosed with Celiac disease. Celiac is a highly sensitive autoimmunity to gluten, where the body cannot…

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  • Chicken Basil Meatballs- As Seen on Home Made Simple

    December 3, 2017Food

    This is just one of many recipes that Laila makes on Home Made Simple on OWN! For more of Laila’s recipes be sure to check out her NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4-6 people Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy   Ingredients: 2 pounds ground dark chicken or dark turkey 3 egg whites ½ onion, diced ¼ cup quinoa flour 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ground sage 1 tablespoon ground thyme 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil   Steps: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F 2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together, except olive oil 3. Use a cookie scoop or…

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  • Spaghetti For Breakfast- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    December 3, 2017Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches The Figueroa family how to make an easy spaghetti for breakfast on Episode 5 of Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 2 people Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes Difficulty: Easy   Ingredients: 4 large eggs, beaten ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or extra-virgin olive oil 1 or 2 garlic cloves, pressed through garlic press (optional) 4 ounces cooked whole wheat or gluten-free spaghetti noodles freshly ground white pepper freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)   Steps: 1. In a large…

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  • Healthy Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes

    November 27, 2017Food

    If you’re anything like us, you gorged in a Thanksgiving feast this past Thursday for Thanksgiving and still have a fridge full of leftovers to get rid of. While your first initial thought may be to throw everything out before you have another feast of unhealthy leftovers, stop right there because we’ve got a solution for you! For one, having the same meal over and over can be absolutely boring, plus we all know that having a pumpkin pie for breakfast isn’t exactly in your diet (don’t lie, we know you’ve done this the Friday after Thanksgiving before). We’re here to show you some delicious and healthy recipes using your Thanksgiving leftovers from the turkey to the cranberry sauce. So let’s dive right in! Turkey…

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  • Kale Caesar Salad- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    November 26, 2017Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali, creates a simple, but easy salad that’s full of flavor on Episode 4 of Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: Dressing ½ small ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons water 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 teaspoon anchovy paste or miso 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Salad 1 bunch kale, stemmed, leaves torn or chopped…

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  • Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    November 26, 2017Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali, makes a delicious and healthier pizza option both parents and kids will love on Episode 4 of Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life,  which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble!  http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 3 (12” Pizza) Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 1 hour Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: Pizza Crust 1 large cauliflower head (about 2 ¼ pounds), broken into florets and stems chopped 1 large egg ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces) ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon sea salt Secret Red Sauce 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 medium red…

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  • Super Sassy Roast Chicken And Potatoes- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    November 18, 2017Food

    Home Chef Laila Ali  shares one of her classic chicken recipes for a hearty, healthy meal on Episode 3 of Home Made Simple on OWN! This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4-5 People, Family Size Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes Cook Time: 1 Hour Difficulty: Intermediate   Ingredients: 3 ½ to 4 lbs. whole chicken 2 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons Super-Sassy Seasoning (see below for seasoning instructions) ¾ teaspoons sea salt, plus more for the potatoes ½ cup basic bone broth or good quality store bought broth 1½ lbs. new potatoes Lemon wedges Super-Sassy Seasoning: 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons…

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  • Green Beans With Turkey Bacon- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    November 18, 2017Food

    Home Chef Laila Ali shares her savory green bean recipe for a yummy healthy side dish on Episode 3 of Home Made Simple on OWN! This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4-5 People, Family Size Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Easy   Ingredients: Sea salt 12 ounces green beans, ends trimmed 2 turkey bacon slices 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon Super Sassy Seasoning ¼ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar or white balsamic vinegar, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted (optional) Steps: 1. Bring a large saucepan of water…

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  • Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

    November 16, 2017Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

    Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between eating and fasting. It has become one of the most popular health and fitness trends amongst men and women worldwide. But what’s all the fuss about? We’re here to break down the benefits of intermittent fasting so you can decide whether or not to hop on the IF bandwagon. Weight Loss Weight loss is the most common reason why people do intermittent fasting. It makes you eat fewer meals, thus leading you to a decrease in caloric intake. The fewer the calories, the more weight lost. It will also change hormone levels, which facilitates weight loss. One thing you must remember is that the main reason you lose weight from intermittent fasting is the decrease in…

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