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5 Key Foods For Unlocking Your Fertility

April 29, 2015 • Cooking & Dining Out, Cover Story, May 2015Comments (0)

By Debbie James, MS, RD Eat broccoli, have a baby, right? Of course it’s not that easy, but there is a strong correlation between nutrition factors and ability to conceive for couples that have had difficulty. Keeping weight at a healthy level (BMI 20-24) is also a big factor, though it’s not attributable to any [&hellip...

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Covert Cooking: Clever Ways to Sneak in the Extra Veggies

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Cooking & Dining Out, Food, Home Life, January 2015Comments (0)

The dawn of the new year brings with it the promises of health, fitness and family resolutions, most of which include something along the lines of eating out less, packing healthy snacks and coming up with resourceful ways to sneak extra vegetables into...

How the Coconut Saved Christmas

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, December 2014, FoodComments (0)

Overcome allergies this holiday season with one easy fix With the holiday season upon us, those of us with newly diagnosed allergies begin to fear the exchanging of chocolate boxes and homemade gift baskets filled with the enemy allergen. Yes, many of our...

A Marmalade Thanksgiving

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, Home Life, November 2014Comments (0)

Near and dear recipes to pair with turkey, and advice that you may or may not want to follow this Thanksgiving, from your friends at Marmalade Kelly’s Dad’s Hawaiian-style macaroni salad Ingredients 1 package or box of small elbow macaroni 1 cup...

Hallow-Yummy: Festive Recipes for Harvest and Halloween

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, Food, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014Comments (0)

WITCH HAT COOKIES Total time: 15 minutes Makes: 30 Witch Hats Families with small kids and an even smaller amount of time to allow for baking will love creating these witch hats for a simple, seasonal treat. While they are fairly easy to assemble, they...

BRIO Tuscan Grille: A Bit of Tuscany Comes to the Irvine Spectrum

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, September 2014Comments (0)

There is no such thing as too much Italian food, especially if it’s good Italian food. BRIO Tuscan Grille, now open at the Irvine Spectrum, adds a fresh destination for Italian food lovers from any corner of Orange County. BRIO is a chef-driven,...

Nutrition Drilldown: Nourishing the Special Needs Child

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Cooking & Dining Out, Expert Advice, Home Life, March 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM Today, one in two children are living with one or more chronic health conditions, including allergies, asthma, obesity, and gut disorders.1 And recent estimates suggest that by 2025, one in two children will be living with...

Kids Cook with OC’s Best

February 3, 2014 • 2014, Community, Cooking & Dining Out, February 2014, People & ProfilesComments (0)

Orange County is home to some of the most exciting and progressive cuisine in the country, and a lot of it is inspired by kids. We caught up with some of Orange County’s finest to see who they cook for… and with. •• CHEF GARIEL CALIENDO Executive...

Raised on Ruby’s

February 2, 2014 • 2014, Community, Cooking & Dining Out, February 2014Comments (0)

by Katherine Clements Since the 1980s, Ruby’s Diner has been taking their guests back to the 1940s. Colorful vintage poster art and photos, booths lined with bright red vinyl, unfailingly upbeat music, candy-striped servers with gobs of good vibes and of...

Cook. Learn. Play.

February 2, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, Cooking & Dining Out, February 2014Comments (0)

My little ones love to help mommy make meals and what a great opportunity to create “teachable” moments and bond over making “and breaking” bread. Because I personally find “beyond the classroom” programs particularly appealing (and because the...