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Food for Thought on Dietary Supplements.

News, Health, Food

Food for Thought on Dietary Supplements

Posted Feb. 9, 2016, 10:17 am

As children, we are taught in school about the “food pyramid” – to eat fewer servings of fats and meats and to consume more servings of fruits and vegetables - but how much of that is still true?

Chelsea’s top eating tips for when you are attending a holiday party.

News, Video, Holiday, Santa Monica, Food

VIDEO: Chelsea’s Eating Tips For When You Are Attending A Holiday Party

Posted Dec. 24, 2015, 9:10 am

Chelsea’s top eating tips for when you are attending a holiday party.

Throughout Venice you can discover community garden projects that provide a great source for your daily fruit and vegetables.

Environment, Venice, Video, Food

VIDEO: Discover Community Garden Projects In Venice

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 10:08 am

Throughout Venice you can discover community garden projects that provide a great source for your daily fruit and vegetables.

Thanksgiving can be healthy and delicious! Swap your grandma's butter and sugar laden recipes for these healthier alternatives this year. There's no reason to sacrifice your weight loss and diet goals!

News, Video, Holiday, Food

VIDEO: Eat Healthy This Thanksgiving With Tips From Chelsea Gilson

Posted Nov. 25, 2015, 9:40 am

Thanksgiving can be healthy and delicious! Swap your grandma's butter and sugar laden recipes for these healthier alternatives this year. There's no reason to sacrifice your weight loss and diet goals!

News, Parks, Santa Monica, Food

Apply For CalFresh And/Or Affordable Health Care Benefits At Virginia Avenue Park

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 8:49 am

The Dept. of Public Social Services Outreach staff are making themselves available to assist with CalFresh and Affordable Health Care Applications every Tuesday from 8 am to 5 pm at Virginia Avenue Park.

Featured in MARTHA STEWART LIVING, November 2011, the Warren pear has a classic European texture – very soft and juicy–with a silky sweetness that avoids the typical grittiness found in most varieties.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Food, Santa Monica Farmers Market

Frog Hollow Farm Bringing Famed Warren Pears to Santa Monica Farmers Market

Posted Sep. 20, 2015, 10:19 am

Frog Hollow Farm, the Brentwood, California farm known for its legendary stone fruit, will be visiting the Santa Monica Certified Farmer’s Market from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Arizona Avenue and Second Street starting Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Hotel Shangi-La executive chef Kareem Shaw.

Dining, Santa Monica, Food

Experience International Flavors At Hotel Shangri-La's Restaurant The Dining Room

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 2:29 pm

Executive Chef Kareem Shaw’s menu at Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica is filled with the very best of local California cuisine with an international flavor catering to match the diverse range of global guests that visit the Ocean Ave. property.

Yousef Ghalaini joined FIG restaurant in September as executive chef after relocating from Pebble Beach.

Dining, Santa Monica, Food

New Executive Chef Settles In At FIG Restaurant In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:24 am

Regulars at FIG restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar in recent months may have noticed a change in direction on the menu – that’s thanks to the Santa Monica restaurant welcoming a new executive chef in September: Yousef Ghalaini.

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop opened in April. It offers more than 2,000 combinations of dishes to choose from, including the traditional Fish ‘n Chips.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food, Hermosa Beach

Get Hooked At Hermosa Beach Fish Shop

Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:26 am

Just a stone’s throw away from Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Fish Shop at the corner of Pier Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway is one of the best places in the South Bay to experience fresh seafood.

This year’s annual Uncle Darrow’s Father’s Day Crawfish Boil will be held this Saturday, June 14 from 2-5 pm.

Dining, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Food

Uncle Darrow’s: Serving Up Louisiana Grub 20 Years & Counting

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:04 am

Jambalaya, Po’boys, Filé Gumbo, Fried Catfish, and Oysters. If these Louisiana favorites excite your taste buds, then you’ve more than likely dined at Uncle Darrow’s in Marina del Rey.

Avocados: Antioxidant Superstars

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Food, Health Tips

Avocados: Antioxidant Superstars That Are Tasty And Good For You

Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am

It is hard to believe that a food as delicious as an avocado is actually good for you, but in fact, avocados contain an incredible amount of nutrition.

CiBOTECA has paninis that are authentically Italian.

Dining, Downtown, Santa Monica, Food

CiBOTECA: An Authentic Taste Of Italy Now Open In Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 29, 2014, 9:01 am

A fast-casual modern Italian marketplace is now open in downtown Santa Monica, serving up an authentic taste of Italy.

The Lobster Flatbread is under 475 calories at Seasons 52 at 1501 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food

Seasons 52 In Santa Monica Serves Up Everything Under 475 Calories

Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:30 am

When at least half the world resolves to “eat healthier this year,” it’s great to see that we don’t have to do it at home. Luckily, it appears as though restaurants have taken notice that if they want to see us at their tables, then they’ll have to be able to offer a few items on every menu that won’t sabotage the battle of the bulge.

Il Piccolo Verde is located at 140 South Barrington Place in Brentwood. Oscar Morel brings his extensive restaurant experience to keep customers coming back for more.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Food

Il Piccolo Verde Serves Up Slice Of Italy In Brentwood

Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:19 am

Since Il Piccolo Verde opened its doors in September 2013 on Barrington Place just below Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood, it has been making a name for itself by preparing tasty food that’s healthy all while offering a fine dining atmosphere without breaking the bank.

There are plenty of items that can get you “in the mood“ this Valentine's Day for anyone who opts to stay in opposed to visiting a restaurant.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Food, Hot Flash

Food To Get In The Mood This Valentine's Day For Anyone Cooking At Home

Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:15 am

It’s Valentine’s Day. To me, it’s kind of like New Year’s Eve. Every person in the city who never goes out any other time goes out to dinner.

Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Food

Santa Monica College Community Education Offers Healthy, Plant-Based Eating Class

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 9:34 am

Is it hype or is there scientific evidence that supports a plant-based diet? How do you maintain proper nutrition eating only plants? Where do you get your protein? How do you prepare vegan meals that are flavorful and satisfying?

Santa Monica chefs will be serving up healthy dishes as part of Santa Monica Eat Well Week.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food

Full List Of Santa Monica Eat Well Week Restaurants For January 5-12

Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 8:51 am

Santa Monica’s 2nd annual Eat Well Week will be begin Sunday, Jan. 5 through Jan. 12 in conjunction with California Restaurant Month, thanks to the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB).

Tacos Punta Cabras near the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Cloverfield is the creation of Josh Gil (left) and Daniel Snukal.

Dining, Santa Monica, Food, Santa Monica Blvd.

Mid-Town Santa Monica Scores With Tacos Punta Cabras

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 8:01 am

Tacos Punta Cabras is a hole in the wall on a bleak stretch of mid-town Santa Monica Boulevard. Inside there’s a handful of tables and some scrappy beach-theme decor that looks like an afterthought.

Jackie Keller, a member of Al Gore’s Climate Leadership Corps, regularly speaks about climate change. She also has her own business of 26 years – NutriFit – that specializes in fresh, gourmet, customized, and delivered meal programs that are tailored to accommodate an individual’s health and lifestyle needs.

News, Environment, Business, Santa Monica, Food

The True Price Of Carbon: Why Food Costs Are Increasing

Posted Nov. 5, 2013, 8:54 am

For NutriFit founding director Jackie Keller, climate change is a huge issue that she says is affecting the food supply and earth’s water system.

Library Ale House partner-chef Tom Hugenberger has created a new fish dish cooked inside parchment paper.

Dining, Restaurant, Main Street, Santa Monica, Food

Library Ale House Offers Seasonal Comfort Food

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 9:32 am

On a recent trip to Catalina Island, Library Ale House partner-chef Tom Hugenberger caught some fresh fish but didn’t have anything to cook with except some foil, a grill, and some charcoal.

This view over the Kalalau Valley is just of many one feasts for the eyes on Kauai.

Travel, Santa Monica, Food

Garden Island Also An Island Of Gastronomy

Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 9:09 am

There's a good reason why almost no one pays much attention to the food here on the Garden Island of Kauai:

Bernhard Mairinger in his own lederhosen will return to this year’s Sausage Fest at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel this weekend.

Dining, Santa Monica, Food

FIG Restaurant To Host 2nd Annual Sausage Fest This Sunday

Posted Oct. 24, 2013, 7:55 am

FIG Restaurant inside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel will host its Second Annual Sausage Fest this Sunday, Oct. 27 with a handful of local chefs, breweries, and a live band to get into the spirit of Oktoberfest.

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is open to guests September through May, offering comfort, class, and understated elegance. There are eight guest rooms with their own ammenities.

California, Travel, Santa Monica, Food

Step Back In History At The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

Posted Oct. 16, 2013, 4:56 pm

Albert Einstein, Marion Davis, Clark Gable, and Carole Lombard – The Willows just two blocks from the heart of Palm Springs has hosted these luminaries through the years since it was built in 1924, and now has been meticulously restored to recreate the ambiance and elegance of their time.

Load up on beta-carotene laden carrots, winter squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, goji berries and especially greens, such as spinach, collard greens, and kale.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist, Food

Five Top Ways To Boost Your Immunity Against Cold & Flu

Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 9:21 am

Are you dragging yourself through the day? Fatigue can be your first signal from your body that your immune system is run down, leaving you open to cold and flu.

Pumpkin packs a bounty of disease-fighting nutrients that include: fiber, magnesium, potassium, pantothenic acid, and vitamins C and E.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist, Food

Fall Foods To Lower Cholesterol And Boost Antioxidants

Posted Oct. 7, 2013, 8:52 am

As the autumn breeze cools the summer heat, nature offers us delicious fruits and vegetables to enjoy this season. Eating seasonal produce is tastier, healthier, and easier on your wallet.

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