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Jennifer Esposito's new gluten free bakery is open. The People Behind the Food Interested in going gluten-free? Get tips and a recipe from actress Jennifer Esposito, who just opened a gluten-free bakery.
Mendocino-farms-3.thumbnail.4yt6e Mendocino Farms

Come lunch hour, a line stretches around the corner for Mendocino Farms—and for good reason. Full Review »

Soma Water, Water Everywhere

Mike Del Ponte was having a no-good-very-bad-dinner-party. A friend’s request for water sent him scurrying to the kitchen to pour from a homely plastic filtration pitcher.

chapul crickets Bug Appétit!

We taste-tested cricket treats, which turned out downright yummy—and ridiculously good for sustainability and health. Before you go eww, consider this: It takes ten pounds of feed to raise just one pound of beef; the same amount can feed can produce eight pounds of crickets. Bugs are full of protein and in nutrients including iron, calcium and vitamin B12.

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Partnered with the high-end Equinox Fitness chain, Earthbar offers health fanatics pre- or post-workout organic fuel. Full Review »

Rancho Gordo Moro beans Never Bean Better

Through the humble bean, Steve Sando of California-based Rancho Gordo is doing something for genetic diversity and local tradition. He's out to save heirloom varieties indigenous to the New World and near extinction.

Dr Mark Hyman What Hippocrates Said

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." We were reminded of that wise Greek guy when we talked to Dr. Mark Hyman, a modern-day Hippocrates. The author of seven New York Times #1 bestsellers, Hyman heals with food. He pioneers Functional Medicine, which targets the roots of chronic disease by balancing the body system rather than Band-Aid the symptoms.

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Clementine is a rather hidden retreat in the back of the UTA Plaza. Full Review »

Further product shot Further the Cause

We first discovered Further Products hand soap at a Clean Plates-approved restaurant, the same type of establishment from where L.A.-based founders Marshall and Megan Dostal source the discarded vegetable oil they use to make their line of hand soaps, dish soaps and candles.

Black Magic kombucha cocktail Mix it Up

Research has shown that kombucha may help immunity and digestion. A new study has even linked probiotics to improved thinking and emotion. So we came up with kombucha cocktails.

Web_BlueHillYogurt_4flavorswithvegetables_BenAlsop Eat Your Veggies

It’s sweet. It’s savory. It’s everything you could ever want. (In a yogurt.) We love this new line of vegetable yogurts created by chef Dan Barber and his team at New York’s Blue Hill restaurants and made from hormone-free, grass-fed milk from Blue Hill’s own farm and other small farms in the Northeast.

shauna_and_danny_CCcrop Food is Love

Cookbook author and blogger Shauna James Ahern, also known as Gluten-Free Girl, shares with us her love story and most romantic recipe. This quiche is perfect for Valentine's Day, or everyday.

AniPhyo Food Talk: Raw Food Chef Ani Phyo

Ever considered eating raw? Learn about the lifestyle and get a BLT recipe from raw food chef Ani Phyo.

freebies 5 Food Freebies

Grab these online freebies that will kick-start your journey to a cleaner diet.

beansbeans Dear Clean Plates: How Can I Prepare Beans to Avoid Discomfort?

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart. The more you eat... uh-oh. Try our tips to make "the musical fruit" go mute (and become more digestible)!

Photo by Andrea Nguyen Dear Clean Plates: Why Do I Get MSG Reactions from MSG-Free Food?

Is there MSG hiding in your food? You might be surprised. Here are some secret ingredients to watch out for.

Restaurant-LA Budget Bites: dineLA Restaurant Week

Did the holiday season put your spending habits in check? Avoid buyer's guilt during Restaurant Week, when you can dine on three- and four-course meals without breaking the bank.

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Celebrity trainer and nutritional consultant Harley Pasternak shares his secrets to a healthy diet.

Headshot Food Talk: Bryan Kest

What does a star yogi eat? Surprise: it may not be what you think.

ug1 On Our Radar: Urban Garden

Are you familiar with fattoush, lebneh or zaatar? Discover them all at a new Middle Eastern spot on Fairfax.

Mulholland-Falls1 Warm Toast: Culina's Holiday Cocktail

Toast the season West Coast style with a spicy, citrusy cocktail recipe from one of LA's chicest Clean Plates-approved restaurants.