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  • Kitchen gadget: The grill pan/griddle

    Kitchen gadget: The grill pan/griddle
    On those rare Southern California days when the weather is not glorious and warm and absolutely perfect, there are alternatives to cooking outdoors. Grillmeisters, meet the grill pan. A flat pan -- sometimes square, but most often rectangular -- the...
  • Family-friendly Napa Valley: Beyond the wine

     Family-friendly Napa Valley: Beyond the wine
    Legendary for its more than 400 wineries and numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, Napa Valley also is welcoming to families. "It's not just about the wines or an adult-only destination," said Mike St. Jovite, a Bay Area travel adviser with Protravel...
  • Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food chains expand

    Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food chains expand
    They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them. That's a tall order for the new crop of healthy fast-casual restaurant chains, a segment that has struggled in the...
  • 'Chopped' at home reveals kitchen surprise

     'Chopped' at home reveals kitchen surprise
    I cook because the people I live with cannot. Toast or coffee: occasionally. Actual meal? Never. So when Hannah suggested we play "Chopped," we were all amused. I served as host and judge and the expert who explains how to light the oven. Hannah and...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Vegetarian Mexican dishes for Meatless Monday

    Easy dinner recipes: Vegetarian Mexican dishes for Meatless Monday
    If you love Mexican food but find it hard at times to locate good vegetarian options, Lorenza Muņoz has some ideas, as she explored in her article on Mexican vegetarian dishes: "Meatless dishes actually have a long history in Mexican cuisine," she...
  • Fattoush salad, a versatile base to build maximum crunch and flavor

     Fattoush salad, a versatile base to build maximum crunch and flavor
    I enjoy a salad nearly every day of the week. I love to crunch with the self-satisfaction of following journalist Michael Pollan's sage advice for healthy eating "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." It's easy to eat plants when they're covered in...
  • Not all District 204 students on board with healthy lunch standards

    Not all District 204 students on board with healthy lunch standards
    Healthier nutrition standards are causing some younger students in Indian Prairie School District 204 to bring their own lunches to school and older students to quit buying snacks at lunch, according to a report presented to the School Board. Each day,...
  • Mario Batali: Spring into the new season with a delicious carrot cake

    Mario Batali: Spring into the new season with a delicious carrot cake
    I am not a big fan of sticky or cloying cakes, so this carrot, hazelnut and ginger cake from my latest cookbook -- "America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers" ($35, Grand Central Life & Style) -- is the perfect dessert...
  • Unlocking the potential of miso

     Unlocking the potential of miso
    My taste buds hop to attention when a tiny lacquer bowl is set down prior to our favorite Japanese meal. It's delicate and soul satisfying miso soup, familiar yet mysterious. The earthy salty flavor has complexity I've long appreciated. Miso paste is...
  • Herbal Remedies: Thinking beyond brownies when cooking with cannabis

    Herbal Remedies: Thinking beyond brownies when cooking with cannabis
    Cooking with cannabis has always been part of weed culture, and there’s no shortage of resources, recipes, and forums, especially in recent years with marijuana reform becoming a reality. Most folks with an even passing acquaintance with the plant...
  • Pizza ovens make your patio perfect

    If it's not at the top of the list, it's in the top five of Americans' all-time favorite foods. It's pizza, and we can't get enough of it. Loved by adults and kids alike, pizza is the ultimate comfort food. It's quick, portable and has tomato sauce and...