| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:28 PM
So you’re planning a romantic dinner at home for Valentine’s Day. Whether this is your first time cooking for someone new, or you’ve celebrated with the same special someone for years, this is one meal you want to be special. And we're...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
To celebrate its two-year anniversary, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar Sawtelle is giving away free cruller doughnuts Saturday. Get a free order of the signature sugar-coated crullers with the purchase of an entree at both the Sawtelle and Fairfax locations. ...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:27 AM
To the non-meat eater, "comforting" and "familiar" aren't often used in the same sentence with "diner food." Most vegetarians I know aren't satisfied with most diners' singular menu option of mushy cherry tomatoes on a bed of wilted iceberg lettuce...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The business of Hollywood this time of year is looking fabulous. Behind every red carpet and the near-endless stream of awards season events is a lot of hardcore physical prep. Dedicated pros are on call to assuage the stress as well as amp up a nominee...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Pacific Prime Health Insurance
While birth defects is not a subject parents-to-be are especially keen to discuss, it's vital to open this conversation as early as possible. In the U.S., about 3 percent of babies are born with...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:11 PM
J.C. Penney's announcement last month that it would close 33 underperforming stores, including its Phillipsburg Mall location raised an obvious question: "What is the future of the Phillipsburg Mall?"
In recent years, the mall has been hemorrhaging...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've probably heard that eating more vegetables and less meat is healthy. Maybe you're even feeling inspired to try eating a vegan diet--which excludes all animal products, including dairy and eggs--to improve your health or lose a little weight. A...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Shankara, a new vegan restaurant and juice bar, will open with an all-inclusive Valentine’s dinner at 5 and 8 p.m. Feb. 14-16 at 201 E. Third St. (former space of Hard Bean Cafe) in south Bethlehem, next to Essence Hookah Lounge.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Chandra Gilbert is the executive chef of the newly opened vegan Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre. Gilbert moved to Los Angeles from the Bay Area, where she opened the original Gracias Madre in San Francisco with Cafe Gratitude founders Matthew and...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Recent findings indicate that instead of a meat-heavy diet, you're better off focusing on plants--whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and soy.
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that being deficient in vitamin B-12 is common. Should I take a supplement? I'm 78 and in good health.
ANSWER: Vitamin B-12 deficiency is more common with increasing age, and affects 5 to 15 percent of adults. Some of...
| Feb 6, 2014
The Feb. 3 article, "A well-planned vegan diet can be perfectly healthy," showcases the disease-fighting properties of plant-based foods. When we stick to the healthy basics —vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes — and cut back on added...