Looking for new ways to brighten up your traditional holiday meals? TakePart Tastemakers sent Chef Ian Knauer out to some of the best local, sustainable, and organic food shops in Los Angeles and challenged him to come up some new takes on old favorites. You can download all of the recipes below. And be sure to check out the entire TakePart Tastemakers video series to see Ian's step-by-step instructions. We've put the first video right here for you to watch.
Mario Lopez stops by to talk about his new book, Just Between Us, and mobilizing the Latino vote.
Joni Ernst, the Iowa Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said during an NRA event in 2012 that she carries a gun in case the government "decide[s] that my rights are no longer important."