Healthy Foodies: Bistro Grace

If you haven’t yet tried this Northside restaurant–for Cincinnati residents, that is–you should go. Also if you haven’t been in a while, you should go.They’ve added about 10 patio tables, created a cozy atmosphere out there, and also have streamlined… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Bistro Grace

Healthy Foodies: The BEST Healthy Foods of Summer

Good old EATING WELL has compiled a list of the eight healthiest foods you can add to your summer diet.Check out the article to read what’s so wonderful about each of these fantastic and delicious foods (and drinks):1. Corn2. Iced coffee3. Tart cherrie… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: The BEST Healthy Foods of Summer

Healthy Foodies: Eat ALL of that Broccoli (RECIPE)

Broccoli is my go-to veggie–available year round, easy to cook, super nutritious and I happen to really like the taste. If plain, steam broccoli is too boring for you, toss the cooked veggie with salsa, pesto, or top with some grated cheese.And don’t throw away the stem portions! They are just as nutritious and have an interesting texture and flavor of their own.One of my favorite food writers, Martha Rose Shulman, just published a piece about how to cook broccoli stems. Here’s the link.And here is one of her featured recipes.RECIPE: STIR-FRIED BROCCOLI STEMS WITH RED PEPPER, PEANUTS AND TOFU(Serves (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: New in Hyde Park: Keegan’s Seafood

Attention fish-lovers: there’s now an in-town branch of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood Market on Hyde Park Square. Since the original store is way out east — outside my orbit at least — this new location gives us city folk a chance to partake of some exc… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: New in Hyde Park: Keegan’s Seafood

Healthy Foodies: California: Sacramento and Monterey

Here are a couple of highlights, foodie wise, of our May/June trip to northern California.In Sacramento, we thoroughly enjoyed lunch in midtown (near the lovely Capitol gardens) at the Cali-Mexi Zocalo’s. It may not have been “authentic” Mexican food, … . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: California: Sacramento and Monterey

Healthy Foodies: Perfect hot-weather supper (Recipe)

Very little cooking involved — but this tasty dish will please the whole family.Shrimp and Avocado Chopped SaladRECIPE: Shrimp and Avocado Chopped SaladServes 4IngredientsFor the dressing:2 T prepared Dijon mustard3 T red wine vinegar2 T chopped herbs (cilantro, thyme, or dill)¼ cup extra-virgin olive oilSalt and pepper to tasteFor the salad:1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (cooked and cut into bite-size pieces)1 bag pre-washed mixed salad greens, chopped2-3 large radishes, chopped or thinly sliced1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise 1 cup corn kernels1 cup edamame, cooked½ red bell pepper, diced1 ripe avocado, diced¼ cup chopped cilantroSalt and pepper (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: More California Foodie Delights

After San Francisco, we drove through the “breadbasket of America” — the bounteous Central Valley–to visit a distant relative in Sacramento, where we had never been.It is an interesting city with quite a history — Gold Rush, transcontinental railroa… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: More California Foodie Delights

Healthy Foodies: Road Trip — Northern California (I)

Part 1: San FranciscoMy just-completed vacation is our first visit to the Golden State since 2008, and I can’t believe it’s been that long. California is one of my places, where I try to return every five years or even more frequently. I lived in SoCal… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Road Trip — Northern California (I)

Healthy Foodies: Road Trip: San Francisco and Nearby

My husband and I are on vacation in California, starting in San Francisco for the Memorial Day weekend.Our healthiest dining was at the renowned, creative and wonderful higher-end vegetarian restaurant, Green’s. The menu is short but enticing, so that … . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Road Trip: San Francisco and Nearby

Healthy Foodies: Here Come the Berries!

I’m always so happy to see the first domestic blueberries of the season, which are coming in now. Hooray for the sweet little blue guys now coming in from Florida and Georgia — not Chile and Argentina. (Thanks, South America, for getting us through the winter, but those sour berries that have traveled thousands of miles to get to our cereal bowls just don’t measure up to the delicious fruit from such states as North Carolina, New Jersey and Michigan.)In honor of the new crop, here’s a pudding recipe from my friend, Mary Ann Barnes. Although she made it with (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: At Farmers’ Markets NOW

Photos from a visit to historic Findlay Market, in downtown Cincinnati, on Saturday morning May 17. If you live anywhere in the middle of the country — East, Midwest, or upper South — these crops should be available in your own markets. And handcraft… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: At Farmers’ Markets NOW

Healthy Foodies: Hot weather? Time for fruit smoothies

If you have a hard time getting in the recommended number of fruit and veggie servings — which ranges from a low of six to a high of 12 — smoothies can be an easy, tasty solution. A blender full of berries, banana, pineapple, fruit juices, and other fruits is filling, refreshing, and nutrient-packed. If desired, add dairy such as yogurt or milk; soy or other non-dairy milk; sweeteners such as honey, Stevia or Splenda. And pureed vegetables, tomato juice, carrot juice, etc. can also be tucked into your recipe.You’ll want to have a sturdy blender, preferably with at least (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: Encore: Murphin Ridge Inn

Riding with the AmishAnother wondrous, restful, delicious weekend in Adams County, OH — 70 miles east of our home in Cincinnati. We’ve come to think of the inn, known far and wide for its restaurant, as our country home. MURPHIN RIDGE INN, that is.&nb… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Encore: Murphin Ridge Inn

Healthy Foodies: FoodieCincy — A super discount for a great cause

Foodie Cincy is a full deck of cards, and each card is a $10-off coupon for a metro Cincinnati restaurant. They’re all locally owned and operated places — no restaurant chains– and range from the more upscale, trendy OTR spots such as A Tavola and Lavomatic to more casual but still interesting choices such as Brown Dog Cafe and Main Bite (in Covington).All the info you’ll need came to me in this email from Gina Barrera of Foodie Cincy:Calling all food lovers (AKA “Foodies”), a reason to get out of the house this spring! Foodie Cincy is in the Greater (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: This week’s restaurants: Salazar, Mazunte, Metropole and The Rookwood

Wow, was I lucky this past week in the array of places we ate out.Salazar AppetizersLast Tuesday evening my husband & I along with two of our friends tried SALAZAR, one of the newest additions to the Gateway Quarter (aka Over-the-Rhine) downtown Ci… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: This week’s restaurants: Salazar, Mazunte, Metropole and The Rookwood

Healthy Foodies: Refreshing Spring Cocktails

Looking for seasonal refreshment? Try a few of the recently posted cocktail recipes from Food & Wine magazine’s website.The first one uses Campari, the bitter Italian liqueur that’s one of my favorite cocktail ingredients — think Negroni or Americ… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Refreshing Spring Cocktails

Healthy Foodies: New Local Food Guide

The Central Ohio River Valley published its 2014 Local Food Guide this week, and celebrated with a launch party this week at Om Eco Cafe.The Cafe was a perfect fit for this organization, which features healthy, sustainable and often organic farmers, food purveyors and related businesses and services in the new guide. Many of the farmers and other businesses represented in the guide attended the party.New food guide, available around townOm Eco Cafe, on Ludlow Avenue in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, is a two-level, three-roomed cafe and shop with a few booths, tables, and a comfy sofa or two. (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: Your questions answered about QUINOA

How did this food get so popular, so fast? What is the best way to cook and serve it, and what does it taste like?Check out this article in the NY Times, “Five Things to Know About Quinoa.” . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Your questions answered about QUINOA

Healthy Foodies: Elephant Walk — University Heights

There’s a new restaurant near the University of Cincinnati campus, on McMicken in the area now called U-Square. It’s a combo of Northern Indian and Ethiopian food.While we have a LOT of Indian restaurants in this and nearby neighborhoods, Ethiopian is … . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Elephant Walk — University Heights

Healthy Foodies: New Menu Items at La Poste

Clifton’s destination restaurant (La Poste) has debuted a spring menu.While several reliable dishes remain available — such as the Roasted Crimson Pear appetizer ($12 for almost a meal in itself, with prosciutto, herbed goat cheese and arugula, served… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: New Menu Items at La Poste

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