The question of whether it costs more to eat healthy isn’t really a question: it does.
But one thing I’ve noticed while sticking to the Low-FODMAP diet this past year (aside from the raising of already-high grocery bills), is that convenience is a loosing battle. It’s one thing to have one or two food allergies or intolerances to avoid–you can …[more...]
from the press release
Guests are invited to visit participating stores on Jan. 31 for free Firecracker Chicken Breast and traditional Chinese New Year Red Envelopes
ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Panda Express, America’s favorite Chinese restaurant, invites guests to the nation’s largest Chinese New Year celebration on Jan. 31. Guests will be treated to a …[more...]
Another month, another challenge courtesy of the Daring Bakers!
The January 2014 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Francijn of “Koken in de Brouwerij“. She challenged us all to bake layered cakes in the tradition of Baumkuchen (tree cake) and Schichttorte (layered cake).
The cake itself is a sponge cake and the technique in play is the …[more...]
Umi Star is closing. It had some hard knocks recently where it was opened and then closed and then open and closed and open again. That can’t be good.
However the people behind Umi Star are now focusing on another concept called Nox which opens in former Cafe Jasper space at Skyline/Campbell in early February. The menu will feature New …[more...]
New restaurant will be in the former J-Bar space on the grounds of Westin La Paloma
from the press release
Metzger Family Restaurants to Open Poppy Kitchen at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa
(TUCSON, Ariz.) — In homage to his late grandfather whom he lovingly called “Poppy,” local restaurateur Brian Metzger announced …[more...]
Yay! I’m so glad I had a chance to participate in the Indian Cooking Challenge this month, and the recipe chosen was more than perfect: because it is a sattvic recipe, there’s no onion or garlic that I have to substitute for. Lentils can be high in oligosaccharides (the O of FODMAPs), but after a year of being pretty strict …[more...]
It was a very good year. I dined out frequently as well as made many healthy delicious meals. Maybe next year I will treat myself to a personal trainer and one of those Sunizona farm boxes.
The highlights were: (in no particular order)
2013 was one of those birthdays when you just cannot believe you’re …[more...]
The December Daring Bakers’ Challenge had us all cheering – the lovely and talented Bourbonnatrix of Bourbonnatrix Bakes was our hostess and challenged us to make fun, delicious and creative whoopie pies! Delicious little cake-like cookies sandwiching luscious filling in any flavors we chose… What else is there to say but “Whoopie!”
This month’s challenge was perfect for answering the …[more...]