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Chicken Enchiladas

Enchilada-Recipe-OaksSpa

Ingredients 1 ¼ pounds chicken breast, cut into ½” to 1” pieces 1 ¼ cups onion, diced 2 tsp. garlic, minced 1 Tbs. olive oil 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. chili powder 3 roasted green chiles, (canned work fine) split, seeds removed and chopped 3 cups enchilada sauce (we… Read more »

Defying Gravity

Have you seen the play, “Wicked”? Great show, with the apex being a song called, “Defying Gravity”.  Love it. Worked for her, but for us 50 to 70 something gals, it’s not as simple as a catchy tune. Aside from nipping, tucking, and lifting surgically, let’s face it, just like Newton’s apple, breasts, underarms, bellies,… Read more »

Sugar, Sugar

Sugar is not so sweet in the way it relates to your overall health profile. It is arguably the most detrimental ingredient that has been added into our modern diet. Too much sugar and too many refined carbs affect our insulin levels, changing blood sugar levels and causing fat to accumulate, especially around the waistline. … Read more »

Flour Power

Functional Fitness

Did you ever even hear of anything called “gluten intolerance” growing up? Oh, the good old “ignorance is bliss” days when we could just enjoy our bread without a thought of gluten! But here we are in a “gluten free” world, trying to understand if or why we would be personally gluten free. What exactly… Read more »

The Power of Pixies

Ojai’s Own Pixie Tangerine Packs a Powerful Punch Pixie tangerines are “sweet, petite and great to eat!” That is the motto that was selected through a contest in Ojai but the benefits of the Pixie go further than the delightful phrase. Pixies are a natural product of two tangerines, the Dancy and the Kincy, that… Read more »