| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Chicago has two losers to root for this fall, and no they’re not baseball teams.
"The Biggest Loser" returns Tuesday, and two Chicago-area contestants are getting their second chance on the show.
Tanya Winfield, 41, of Plainfield and Bobby Saleem,...
| Oct 13, 2013
We Americans like to think of ourselves as animal lovers. But is this claim true? One way to answer this question is to follow the money. According to government, industry and interest group stats, we spend about $50 billion on our pets annually and...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Doctors recommended a complete hysterectomy. I begged the doctor to give me a month first to try homoeopathic therapy. He agreed. I changed to a complete vegetarian diet. The symptoms subsided. Two years...
| Oct 9, 2013
Mollie Katzen believes "vegetarian" should be used as an adjective rather than a noun.
"I like to avoid the labels that keep people in different camps," says the Berkeley, Calif.-based cookbook author, whose 1977 "Moosewood Cookbook" served as a Rosetta...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:57 AM
Men with early stage prostate cancer may live longer if they eat a diet rich in heart-healthy nuts, vegetable oils, seeds and avocados, researchers said.
Their analysis of 4,577 men found those who reported eating vegetable fats were less likely to...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Though many Mexican dishes revolve around meat, there are a wealth of vegetarian options, as Lorenza Muñoz explored in her article on Mexican vegetarian dishes for Food not too long ago. She wrote, "Indeed, Mexicans love their meat, and the cuisine is...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:57 AM
St. Swithin's Day? Tu B'Shvat? Around here, the most important holiday of the year is National Taco Day, declared by the most sacred of public relations consortiums to be an occasion where every man, woman and child in America may enjoy the taco of his or...
| Aug 23, 2013
A bargain is always a thrill. It's why I am willing to poke through bins of ratty-looking stuff at a thrift store or paw the racks at the Salvation Army looking for hidden treasure.
It's still rousing to gaze at the $6.99 Manolo Blahniks that I found at...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:22 PM
On any given night, when folks are sitting around wondering what they're going to do for dinner in Baltimore, the suggestion of Thai Arroy will stop the dithering.
"Sure," everyone says, "let's go there."
Since its 2002 opening in Federal Hill, Thai...
| Jul 21, 2013
If you've walked Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A., Fort Collins, Colo., might seem familiar: Its downtown served as one of the inspirations for the theme-park thoroughfare. But Fort Collins, a Civil War-era U.S. Army post, is anything but saccharine....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
An aged cheese sandwich may not be the first item that comes to mind when you think of a vegan restaurant, but at chef Tal Ronnen's new Crossroads Provisions, it's all about the cheese -- nut cheese of course. He's slated to open Crossroads Provisions,...