Food

Veggies, Veggies And More Veggies!

UNITED STATES—Last week we kicked off the New Year talking about the importance of all things fruit-based. I mean it is the New Year and we all want to eat healthy. With that being said, we transition this week’s conversation to the importance of vegetables. Yes, those pesky little items in the grocery stores that look weird sometimes taste...

Fruits, Fruits And More Fruits!

UNITED STATES—The one resolution that tends to be at the top for most Americans in the New Year is eating healthier and losing weight. In essence, most of us are expected to go on a diet. I hate the word diet because it’s super scary, but at the same time it forces one to determine what foods to eat...

Christmas Cooking 101

UNITED STATES—With less than 2 weeks before Christmas is upon us, many are already planning their meals for the big holiday. Rather that includes you taking a dish to someone’s house or perhaps you are playing host to the holiday, Christmas dinner or brunch can be just as stressful as Thanksgiving. However, there is one slight difference: Christmas is...

Thanksgiving Is All About Side Dishes

UNITED STATES—Thanksgiving is less than a few days away, and for those hosting the feast of all feasts, they are likely, if they haven’t already, planning their list of items to prepare. So let’s take some time to discuss the importance of the side dishes. Yes, many speculate that the turkey or the big bird is the most important,...

Going Vegan Is Not Easy!

UNITED STATES—For quite some time I have been thinking about going vegan. On occasion, I have actually done it, where I would completely give up red meat, pork and seafood. Yes, I know what you all are thinking, but what about chicken. Yes, I do indulge in chicken a bit simply because I need to have protein in my...

Hydration In The Heat

UNITED STATES—I know I don’t drink enough water. Some of my friends track the amount of water they consume every day, making sure to keep a bottle handy at all times. They take sips regularly and try to drink a specific amount by a certain time. On the contrary, I only turn to water during meals, or if the...

A Little Pasta Won’t Kill You

UNITED STATES—Pasta. It’s a food that has been getting a bad rap for years for its high carbohydrate content. Many people associate pasta with carbs, which are deemed deleterious. But this is simply a misconception. The truth is, carbs are essential for the body. I spent years demonizing carbs. I shunned most carbs from my diet thinking it would solve all...

Veggie Burger That Bleeds Comes To SF

Veggie Burger
SAN FRANCISCO—The Impossible Burger, a burger made entirely from plants for people who love meat is capturing the attention of food lovers and critics. It is a veggie-burger created by Impossible Foods at the edge of the scientific frontier. The company investigates the molecular structure of food flavors and textures.  According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the company is opening a new...

For Tomato Lovers

LOS ANGELES—This year spring was marked by my first ever visit to Tomato-Mania, reminding me that it’s time to spruce up the garden and make new choices now that the drought is in the rear view mirror. Coming from the east coast, it’s hard to acclimate to spring in early March. Every year something pulls my attention to the arrival...

Great Food In Portugal

UNITED STATES—While I’m not a bona fide “foodie,” Portuguese comida made you pay attention. We joined an REI hiking trip traveling along the Rota Vicentina – the breathtakingly beautiful fisherman’s trail along the Iberian coastline.  Along with that adventure came great food in the small fishing villages we stayed in after our  a 5 plus hours on the trail. The Portuguese...
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