Healthy Eating

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: Ahimsa Vegan Cafe

    Last year, Long Beach's oldest vegan and raw restaurant unceremoniously disappeared from its long-standing location at 340 E. 4th St., without so much as a closing party or note to loyal customers. Despite wonky hours and notoriously slow cook times, Zephyr was the much-loved bastion of health food ... More >>

  • Film

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    North Orange County Fruit Quarantine Declared by State Over Oriental Fruit Fly Discovery

    State agriculture officials today declared a fruit quarantine for a 130-square-mile zone that includes parts of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress and Stanton due to detection of oriental fruit flies. The quarantine zone, which also includes the Artesia/Cerritos area of Los Angeles County, stretches south ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Melissa d'Arabian Is Here To Help You Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Eat This Now: "Have You Tried The Toast?" at Gypsy Den Anaheim

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Kids Hate Healthy School Lunches, Black Market for Junk Food Emerges in LA

    Flickr user woodleywonderworks​This 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    University of Washington Conducts Expensive Study, Discovers Junk Food Is Cheaper Than Healthy Food

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    7-Eleven Gives Away Free Slurpees Today (It's 7/11, Get It?)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Seven Rap Songs about Eating Well

    Buff Love aka The Human Beat Box​Last 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    McDonald's Asian Salad Returning, Tastes Like Everything's That's Wrong With the Company

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Study: Poor Californians Eating Healthier, Still Fat

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    On the Line: Jenny Ross of 118 Degrees, Part Two

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Jamba Juice Jumps on the Green Smoothie Train (Plus, My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe)

    Jamba Juice​Jamba 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Chicago Mag Surprised By Children Who Don't Eat Crap

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Will Eating Sea Kelp Save Us From Radiation?

    ​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 Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    USDA: Today's Egg Is Lower In Cholesterol Than A Decade Ago

    Flickr User John Morgan​Earlier 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Katy Perry Reiterates Her Love for In-N-Out in Rolling Stone

    Pop chanteuse Katy Perry has never hidden her love for In-N-Out--she's tweeted about it, told reporters about it, and more. We get it--she loves the burgers.But she can't say it enough.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Cookbook Review: Cook This, Not That by Zinczenko and Goulding

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010
  • Calendar

    April 15, 2010

    Earth Week

    Discovery Science Center

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    True Food Kitchen to Open at Fashion Island

    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 job posting for an Ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    At the Farmers' Market: Picket Lane Bakery

    Dave Lieberman​While 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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009

    Certified Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair

    Center St. Promenade and Lemon St., Anaheim

  • Culture

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Great Park, Nearby Farms Produce 100 Tons of Food for Poor

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Avanti Cafe International Tuesday Menu for January

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Farmers Market Grand Opening

    Farmers Market Grand Opening

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Foods to Show Country of Origin

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Free Tix Fridays: Bad Brains OR Supersuckers

    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 >>

  • Features

    January 15, 2004

    Meat Your Maker

    The opposite of vegetarian