Zagat and Welch’s Taste the Harvest Guide

If you’re a fan of farm-to-table dining, going to the farmers market, and eating local and seasonal food, then you have to check out the new Zagat Taste the Harvest Guide: Where and How to Eat Fresh, Local, and Seasonal.

You know I am a fan of anything having to do with local and seasonal food and… read more » I love to dine out, so I was really excited when I got this guide in the mail. Welch’s, well-known for their concord grape juice, teamed up with Zagat, well-known for their guides filled with user-gene

Crumbled Goat Cheese

You probably know this by now, but I love cheese! I love macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, cheese on pizza, tomato and mozzarella salads, cheesy dips…you get the picture. Basically any dish with cheese tickles my fancy! (Unless it’s one of the few cheeses I don’t particularly care for like blue cheese and brie.)
One way I really enjoy cheese is on a salad. When out for lunch I often get a Greek salad with feta cheese or if I’m at one of those “create your own salad̶… read more »

5 Tips for Hosting a Cocktail Party Responsibly

‘Tis the season of holiday parties, which means lots of food and booze coming your way the next few weeks. In years past I’ve shared some Holiday Party Dos and Don’ts to help you get through this time of year without packing on the pounds, but one topic I haven’t discussed is drinking responsibly. What I’m referring to here is alcohol. We all know that if we drink too much we don’t feel so hot the next day – headaches and nausea make it hard to function at work,… read more »

Foodie Holiday Gift Idea: A Food Dehydrator

By Megan Kian
If you’re in need of a holiday gift for a foodie, a food dehydrator may be just the right thing! It may sound like a contraption from the future, but my food dehydrator is actually one of the best presents that I ever received. And it’s a great device to have in the kitchen! It works by exposing food to low temperatures of heat for a long period of time in order to remove any moisture from the food. Depending on what you want to dehydrate, temperatures can range from around 95° for drying herb… read more »

Share Nutritioulicious Dishes at Holiday Gatherings

By Jo Bartell
I love Thanksgiving. Every year I am so excited to fly home to San Diego to see my entire family gather around the Thanksgiving table enjoying great food and conversation. However, the majority of the food at our Thanksgiving, while delicious, is anything but nutritious. I know that Thanksgiving is a time to indulge in foods we don’t get to eat other times of the year like stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, so as I do every year, I helped my mother prepare and plate the traditiona… read more »