No matter your gender, there really does come a time when you notice a slow crawl in the ol' metabolism and at that point you might ask yourself, what can I do? With a New Year comes new resolutions we try to keep about eating better and living a healthier lifestyle and if you need a little extra he ... More >>
Yes, really. Toast. We're recommending that you go to a restaurant and order... toast. Not just toast, but whole-grain toast.Before you click over to Fast Food Maven in despair, stay with us here. This is not just any toast. It's true, most whole-grain bread tastes like it's had sawdust mixed into i ... More >>
Flickr user woodleywonderworksThis year, the Los Angeles Unified School District changed the unchangeable. It made cafeteria lunches (gasp!) healthy. Out went chocolate milk, corn dogs, chicken nuggets and nachos. In came vegetarian curry, lentil and brown rice cutlets, quinoa and pad Thai.   ... More >>
A paper recently published in the Health Affairs professional journal suggests that eating healthy foods costs more than eating unhealthy foods.Gee, thanks, Captain Obvious!The paper, by Pablo Monsivais, Anju Aggarwal and Adam Drewnowski of the University of Washington and
based on a survey of 2 ... More >>
You'd think that it's an opportunistic marketing move for 7-Eleven to pick today, 7/11, as the day for its annual Slurpee® giveaway; but according to its corporate website, July 11th is its actual birthday.It was also once their operating hours (from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.), as everyone knows. So natura ... More >>
Buff Love aka The Human Beat BoxLast week, the USDA introduced a new symbol for healthy eating to replace the decades-old food pyramid long considered ineffectual. The new graphic, called "MyPlate," replaces the pyramid with a plate-shaped pie chart demonstrating the importance of making fruits a ... More >>
Just like candy!McDonald's put out a press release today touting the return of its Asian salad, a mix of greens, mandarins and almonds it sold a couple of years ago until discontinuing it for reasons the company never quite explained. It's going to be available only in Southern California, only u ... More >>
The past decade has seen nonprofits, government officials and foodies across California do everything possible to get poor people off their junk-food- and processed-food-heavy diet and eat healthier. And the push seems to be working: A report sponsored by the California Endowment shows that one o ... More >>
Our second installment of On the Line with 118 Degrees chef Jenny Ross not only dispels any misconceptions about vegans, but we get a heads up about an upcoming cookbook. If you want to begin at the beginning, Part One can be found here. Check back tomorrow for our final segment with a recipe fr ... More >>
Jamba JuiceJamba Juice, known for its fruity blended creations, is adding lettuce, carrots, broccoli, beets and algae to the mix. Yum. The chain has introduced three Fruit & Veggie Smoothies, each packed with a hefty dose of that good-for-you stuff Mom always forced you to eat. Berry Up ... More >>
Flickr user imeldaYou mean it gets better than this?Chicago magazine--the Windy City equivalent of our Orange Coast--has an article by Carly Boers out this month about children who know and prefer real food in restaurants. The article goes on to create a revolting neologism for these children of ... More >>
The officials have assured us we're fine, a very safe distance from the radiation that's still emitting from the disaster-hit nuclear plant in Japan, but that hasn't stopped folks around here from taking extra precautions.
People are flocking to local health food markets such as Mother's and
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Flickr User John MorganEarlier this week, the USDA checked on the nutritional value of eggs and found that something changed with today's chicken ovums compared to the eggs they tested in 2002. Today's eggs, with 185 mg of cholesterol, has 14% less cholesterol than back then, which had an averag ... More >>
There are, it seems, two kinds of cookbooks in the world: One kind provides a thrilling sense of alchemy to cooking, opens new doors in the cook's mind, introduces new ingredients, and explores unknown techniques.The other kind makes promises of a different kind: enjoy the foods you love, but mor ... More >>
Photo from True Food Kitchen
Back in August of last year, fellow Forker Lesley wrote about a concept called True Food Kitchen which is based in Arizona but had plans for an O.C. restaurant. What we didn't know was where or when.
Well, thanks to a Monster.com job posting for an Ex ... More >>
Dave LiebermanWhile there are a number of good bread vendors at the Irvine farmers' markets, lately I've been making more and more of my bakery stops at Picket Lane Bakery, a stand toward the middle of the market.The bakery has no retail storefront, since most of their trade is B2B, but they do s ... More >>
Anyone else have a craving for a fresh orange?The Orange County Great Park at the old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is just getting started providing thrills, chills and paid-parking revenues, but farming has been continuing out there through it all--much to the benefit of the Orange County Food ... More >>
My continued favorite food happening is 2008 OC Weekly Best Restaurant Avanti Cafe's International Tuesdays, where $11.50 gets you a three-course meal of cuisines rare to these parts. This month's theme: regional cuisines of India, as follows. Note "Veronica" and "Bart" are the junior chefs at Avant ... More >>
According to various news reports and this one from ABC News, beginning this week, the USDA is requiring that all food retailers label some foods with their country of origin. The law, called COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) will mandate that the consumer is informed where all "raw beef, veal, lam ... More >>
This weekend, we're giving away ten pairs of tix, lovely readers.
Five are for the Supersuckers Punk Rock Karaoke show on Wed, September 19, at the Anaheim House Of Blues.
The other five are for Bad Brains Whole Wheat Bread at the same venue on Tue, September 25.
To score a pair, email: ocpro ... More >>