Last weekend I got to put on my purple chef’s coat and play “celebrity chef” for a charitable event at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey. The occasion was my second annual Flavors of L.A. benefit for the American Liver Foundation. It was great fun, cooking “live” for my table of guests – and everyone was thrilled with the deliciously healthy menu! We served a Seafood Cobb (lobster, crab and scallops surrounded by thin avocado slices, dressed with lemon vinaigrette); Fresh Spiced Pineapple with Turkey Sausage; an Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese salad; Wild Fresh Halibut with our new French Riviera Salt Free Spice Blend, served with Summer Succotash and Wild Rice; and the dessert was Apricot Rum Balls drizzled with bittersweet chocolate ganache served in a dark chocolate shell. YUM!