| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Self delusion occurs among the most powerful men and in the most rarified places. Surely that would explain the reaction of McDonald's CEO Don Thompson to a 9-year-old's request.
At the annual shareholder meeting a few days ago, Hannah Robertson...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Students from a Costa Mesa martial arts school recently returned with several medals from an international competition at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
South Coast Martial Arts netted 14 gold, five silver and six bronze medals at the contest hosted...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Unlike the kale-laced skinny salads of so many vegetarian restaurants across Los Angeles, Chinese vegetarian dishes -- part of a culinary culture that goes back thousands of years -- don’t look all that different from their meaty counterparts....
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues.
The new enemy is their waistlines.
Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
| Oct 26, 2013
In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain.
It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation" is a new book by renowned "Moosewood Cookbook" author Mollie Katzen. She has led the way in delicious and thoughtful vegetarian cooking for decades. This latest book is clearly stated as...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The government shutdown has furloughed federal employees, who’ve been left to figure out how to survive on no paycheck. (Thankfully, there are some good Samaritans out there.)
It’s hurt the economy around D.C., where restaurants and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Jay Z and Beyonce are giving themselves the gift of health for the rapper's birthday. The musical power couple are challenging themselves to a 22-day vegan diet.
The "Magna Carter Holy Grail" rapper, who turned 44 on Wednesday, made the announcement on...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I think of Bottega, Adrien Aeschilman's small and crazily charming new restaurant in Charles North, as the kind of place you'd want your best friend to open, if your friend was as talented and gracious as Aeschilman.
Bottega might make you think of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Hipster foodie friends are so hard to buy gifts for. They have exceptionally high standards, like to make most things themselves, and gravitate toward items labeled with the words rare, Brooklyn, limited, organic or artisan.
Meeting all the necessary...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The American Heart Association and Easton Hospital Wednesday will show local children how easy it is to have healthy snacks, in recognition of "National Eating Healthy Day." A healthy snack mix demonstration will be held at 3 p.m. at the Easton Area...