Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 4:11 pm
New research finds that eating an avocado per day, as part of an overall diet rich in healthy fats, may help cut the bad kind cholesterol, known as LDL.
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University recruited 45 overweight participants who agreed to try three different types of cholesterol-lowering diets. Their study was published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 12:05 pm
This Christmas Eve, many Latinos will celebrate the holiday by unwrapping delicious little presents: tamales.
At its essence, a tamale consists of masa (dough made from corn or another starch) that's been wrapped in aromatic leaves, then steamed or boiled. Some come bundled in corn husks, others in plantain, banana or mashan leaves. Some are sweetened with molasses or coconut milk, others spiced with mole or seasoned with achiote. Some are plain; others are filled with meat, cheese or vegetables.
Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 7:14 am
It took a few hours for some Cubans to realize the magnitude of President Obama's announcement on Wednesday about changes in the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, according to Cuban blogger Yoani SÃ¡nchez.
San Antonioâ€™s Healy-Murphy Center, a non-profit private school for youth in crisis, Tuesday received a sizable donation from the Herbalife Family Foundation to add a nutrition and healthy foods component to its programming.
For more than 120 years, the Healy-Murphy Center at the east edge of downtown has been providing education and support for vulnerable youth and those on the brink of dropping out of school because of limited choices.
Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 9:50 am
You can lead a child to vegetables, but can you make her eat them?
A child, for instance, like Salem Tesfaye, a first-grader at Walker-Jones Educational Campus in Washington, D.C. Tesfaye picked up a lunch today that's full of nutrition: chicken in a whole-wheat wrap, chopped tomatoes and lettuce from local farms, a slice of cantaloupe and milk.
But, she confesses, sometimes she throws her lunch out. I ask her what she did today. "I threw all of it away," she says softly.
With the Culinary Institute of America training chefs, regular appearances in the James Beard nominations and semifinalists, and blossoming restaurant and food truck scene, is San Antonio a culinary hot spot?
Can a town known for its breakfast tacos and other TexMex break out of its own stereotypes?
Chad Carey, Chef and Restaurateur who co-owns Hot Joy, Barbaro, The Monterey and more.Â
Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:22 pm
Recently, a friend and I rode bicycles from Brownsville, Texas, to Oklahoma, 738 miles from the Rio Grande to the Red River, just for the hell of it. Naturally, eating was the highlight of the journey. The trip turned into a 13-mph tour of Texas's evolving food geography.