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GET FIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

By Lauren Schmitt, MS, RD

October 20, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- Are you worried about gaining those dreaded pounds during the holiday season?  There is no reason to accept the fact that weight gain is inevitable during the holiday season.  You have the power to stop that vicious cycle.  If your eating habits are not as healthy as you would like, use the few months prior to the holidays to make healthy changes. 

It takes six weeks to change unwanted habits, so start now.  That way, once the holidays hit, you have a healthy foundation to work with.  People who eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight year round are less likely to overindulge time after time during the holiday season. 

LITERARY EVENTS

 
May 21, 2012 (San Diego)--News and Calendar Items for San Diego County Book Lovers May 20 thru 27, 2012, courtesy of www.SDWriteWay.org
 
SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY TO SPONSOR DOWNTOWN VERSE

THE FACTS ABOUT CINCO DE MAYO

 
By Mayan Avitable
 
May 4, 2012 (East County) -- Perhaps the least understood celebration attributed to Spanish-speaking people is Cinco de Mayo. There seems to be an idea that it is the Mexican Independence Day. Many others believe that, if you speak Spanish, you celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It is neither.  Please keep reading for more information on:

 

 

THE FIVE MEAT SMOKING COMMANDMENTS

 
Chef Ted Reader’s brings on the smoke and the flavor with these tasty tidbits
 
April 29, 2012 (Toronto, Ont.)  --  With Spring already here, and Summer around the corner, people are gearing up to entertain guests during the warm summer months. Meat smoking is becoming very popular in local restaurants this season, and Chef Ted Reader has come up with these five easy tips from his new book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Smoking Foods, to help you get rolling the first time you fire up your smoker, and every time to follow.

 

VALENTINE'S DAY RECIPES ONLINE

By Mayan Avitable 

February 4, 2012 (La Mesa ) -- If you're looking for Valentine's Day recipes, there should be one or more to your liking on the Internet. Frankly, there are so many you might have a hard time deciding.
 
Let's start with Parent Map. There, you'll find recipes like Red Velvet Whoopie Love, as seen in the picture here. There are 20 recipes for Valentine's Day on this site. Scroll through the 20 pictures below the picture of the red velvet picture to find a recipe to your liking.
 
 

ATTENTION FOODIES & FILM FANS: AUTHOR OF DEAD CELEBRITIES COOKBOOK TO HOLD BOOKSIGNING IN SAN DIEGO JANUARY 14

 

January 12, 2011 (San Diego) – Want to cook up a dish savored by your favorite Hollywood celebrity from a bygone era? Frank DeCaro, author of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook—A Resurrection of Recipes from More than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen, will sign copies of his book January 14 at Babette Schwartz gift store, 421 University Avenue in Hillcrest.

“Frank DeCaro reminds us that many Hollywood celebrities enjoyed cooking long before it was ‘cool.’ The man everyone knows as the movie critic on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart has compiled recipes from over 145 of Hollywood’s favorite stars who are no longer with us, publicist Kim Weiss observed.

OBESITY, THE SOLUTION OFFERS NUTRITIOUS GUIDELINES FOR HEALTHY LIVING

 

Obesity - The Solution, by Max Sturman (Do It Naturally Foundation, San Diego)

 

Book Review by Dennis Moore

February 20, 2011 (San Diego)--There is no more timely or urgent message than that found in Max Sturman's Obesity - The Solution. A February 1st story in the San Diego Union-Tribune states, "In a new attempt to help an overweight nation slim down and improve its long-term health, the government released new dietary guidelines that called on Americans to eat less, cut down on salt, bulk up on fruits and vegetables, and try water instead of sugary soft drinks."

 

Sturman, a 93-year-old San Diego author, has been delivering this message for years in fitness and healthcare books through his Do It Naturally Foundation, a non-profit that he founded.  His longevity is no accident--but, he believes,  the result of healthy living and a diet based on natural foods.

MAKE MERRY THIS SEASON WITH MANGO CHUTNEY

 

Recipe courtesy of Home Made Simple (See our review of the Home Made Simple book in our San 

Diego Bookshelf section--and scroll down for this sweetly simple recipe.)

  

 

November 6, 2010 – Chutney, a sweet and spicy relish originally from India, was imported to merry old England in the 17th century, where it swiftly gained popularity. Jelly-like in consistency, chutney is customarily made with fruits, vinegar, and spices of East India.  Now you can brighten up your holiday table with these festive flavors!

 

 

MMMM.....PUMPKIN-BLACK BEAN SOUP RECIPE

 

Recipe courtesy of Home Made Simple

 

November 6, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)—The flavors of fall abound in this tasty autumn dish provided by the publisher of Home Made Simple. See our San Diego Bookshelf section for a review of this new book—but first, scroll down for the authors’ flavorful recipe for pumpkin-black bean soup.

 

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