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Spring Baking with Special Diets

Spring Baking with Special Diets

Megan Myers

Blueberry Coffee Cake

For me, spring entertaining means spring brunches. And spring brunches mean that I have to get my oven ready, because I love to get baking all the goodies that go with brunch. Not only do muffins have a place at the table, but so do biscuits, coffee cakes, and dessert cakes!

When you’re entertaining, it’s important to make sure every one of your guests has something yummy to eat. Here are my recommendations for special diet baking this spring!... Read More

Free Peet's Javiva with Purchase Thru Monday

Free Peet's Javiva with Purchase Thru Monday

Peet's has introduced Javiva Blended, a new blended iced coffee beverage. The name, which is supposed to invoke "coffee and life" is "the only made-to-order blended iced coffee drinks in the U.S. that is made with fresh brewed coffee," according..... Read More

Vegetable Evangelism

Vegetable Evangelism

Or, How a Vegetable Hater Bottomed Out and Then Saw the Truth, the Light and the Way of Anthocyanins.

Have I ever told you how much I hate vegetables? I hate them THIS MUCH!

That is, until recently. Something happened that has caused me to eat more vegetables in the last three weeks than I have in my entire life. Stuff I’ve never heard of, seen before or even knew existed.

I had 27 meat tenderizers but never owned a garlic press.

from a previous post entitled My Name is Margaret and I’m a Utensilaholic

Why no garlic press before now? Because I didn’t know what one was or how to use it. Or how to take garlic apart. Or how to cook it. Or anything!

So what happened to me? I found vegetable Jesus... Read More

Arden Hills Presents "Live With the Chef" Cooking Class on 3/25!

Arden Hills Presents "Live With the Chef" Cooking Class on 3/25!

Ahhh...asparagus! 

This wonderful ancient vegetable from the lily family is a great source of essential nutrients and very easy to prepare. Some say that in perfect conditions, the asparagus stalks can grow 12" in a single day and you can actually see them grow!

Come to learn, watch and taste as Wellness Chef Lothar Wakefield takes this amazing early spring vegetable from harvest to table during the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at Arden Hills.  This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too! Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required.

Dining News: Now Open - Fair Oaks Brew Pub

Dining News: Now Open - Fair Oaks Brew Pub

Fair Oaks Brew Pub soft opened this week, it announced on its Facebook Page. This week, they'll only serve beer and wine, but the menu on their Web site promises to offer "Neopolitan pizzas, artisan salads, dried, cured meats and..... Read More

CDPH Warns People Not to Eat Five Varieties of Trader Joe’s Brand Walnuts

CDPH Warns People Not to Eat Five Varieties of Trader Joe’s Brand Walnuts

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Acting State Health Officer Dr. James Watt today warned people not to eat five varieties of Trader Joe’s brand raw walnuts because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella... Read More

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Lean Body Mass vs. Fat Mass"!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Lean Body Mass vs. Fat Mass"!

Can you pinch an inch? 

Turns out, there’s a lot to discover about what type of weight you might be carrying around.  In fact, your weight and health depend on your body composition or lean body mass vs. fat mass. Basically, when you gain and/or lose weight, these can shift and not always for the better in either direction. 

You're invited to the next complimentary Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m.  Attendees will find out how best to tip the scale in favor of wellness! 

For more information about this helpful Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit http://ardenhills.me/calendar.php?display=FullCalendar&id=1424976965