The Hard Truth About Soft Drinks

By Richard Nava on Jul 27, 2007 - 11:04:24 AM
The American Heart Association has released a report which states that individuals who consume even one soda per day, diet or otherwise, may be 50 percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who abstain.


By Ruta Lee on Oct 1, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
Republic is the new "hot spot" on La Cienega's restaurant row. Just north of Melrose, a valet will take your car and beautiful young ladies meet, greet and seat you in this unique bar and dining room. The bar is verrrrry comfy, big cushy sofas and well upholstered bar chairs make cocktails a very pleasant experience. The staff aims to make all guests very comfortable.

Can't Beat the Beet

By Doris Romeo on Aug 6, 2006 - 1:36:00 PM
Beets are a very underrated veggie. They are delicious, naturally sweet, and rich in vitamins and minerals, and a great compliment to any meal. The outdoor farmers markets have beets of many colors, such as yellow, striped, light red and the well known purple.

  Lovin' Lentils

By Doris Romeo on Jul 30, 2006 - 1:25:00 PM
Lentils are legumes, full of vitamins, low in calories and good healthy roughage.  They are also very versatile.

Pasta Presto!

By Doris Romeo on Jul 23, 2006 - 1:53:00 PM
I love pasta dishes! There is nothing more versatile and easy to make. I try to eat pasta always once a week.

  This Week It's Leeks

By Doris Romeo on Jul 9, 2006 - 1:52:00 PM
Leeks are my favorite type of onion, they are very versatile, and a natural diuretic, and full of flavor.

Cool Salads for the Hot Summer

By Doris Romeo on Jul 2, 2006 - 1:42:00 PM
When the weather gets hot, I am not crazy about cooked foods.  I love a nice large salad as it is always refreshing.

  Mmmmmmm, pie

By Doris Romeo on Jun 25, 2006 - 1:51:00 PM
Desserts are usually vegetarian, but they use eggs and thus not for vegans.  The health food markets have wonderful vegan egg replacements. Pie crusts seem a mystery to most people, but here is an easy, perfect pie crust that can be used with anything that requires a crust.

Worth the Onion Breath

By Doris Romeo on Jun 18, 2006 - 2:04:00 PM

Onions are a wonderful compliment to any meal; there are many varieties of onions, from sweet to pungent. Everyone loves fried onions…here is my recipe.

  Summer Salads

By Doris Romeo on Jun 4, 2006 - 1:02:00 PM
The moment the weather changes and it gets warm, I start making salads. There is no end to the combination of foods that can be used to make salads.

Bring on the Beans

By Doris Romeo on May 28, 2006 - 1:29:00 PM
Beans are natures miracle when it comes ot nutrition.  They are filled with protein, and vitamins.  I try to eat beans ate least three times a week.

  Oh boy, Okra!

By Doris Romeo on May 21, 2006 - 1:41:00 PM
Okra is not the most popular of vegetables, but I find it delicious and fun to cook and very easy and tasty.

Head Over Heels for Cabbage

By Doris Romeo on May 14, 2006 - 12:59:00 PM

Cabbage is one of the healthiest vegetables; it is full of vitamins minerals, and wonderful for the digestion. Savoy is my absolute favorite it has an almost sweet flavor.

  The Gift of Garlic

By Doris Romeo on May 7, 2006 - 1:02:00 PM
For me garlic is nature's perfect gift.  It makes everything taste better, and it promotes health and well being.

Surprise, it's Tofu!

By Doris Romeo on Apr 30, 2006 - 1:15:00 PM
I don't use tofu that often, but is has great nutritional value, and cooked properly it can taste wonderful.

  Viva Italia!

By Doris Romeo on Apr 23, 2006 - 1:29:00 PM
Italian food is by far everybody's favorite. There are many wonderful vegetarian dishes, and here's the one I love the most.

A Pocketful of Goodness

By Doris Romeo on Apr 16, 2006 - 1:41:00 PM
Pita pocket sandwiches are absolutely wonderful, they can be filled with just about anything and taste good.

  Mac & Cheese to the Rescue

By Doris Romeo on Apr 9, 2006 - 1:35:00 PM
I don't know anyone who doesn't like macaroni and cheese. There are many recipes, but I think this one is the best, after trying a number of them.

Real Men DO Eat Quiche

By Doris Romeo on Apr 2, 2006 - 1:26:00 PM
Quiche and Gazpacho

  A Taste of Mexico

By Doris Romeo on Mar 19, 2006 - 1:33:00 PM
Mexican food is wonderful for vegetarians--there is such a wonderful variety.

The Spear is Here

By Doris Romeo on Mar 12, 2006 - 1:57:00 PM
Asparagus is one my very favorite veggies, it has wonderful natural diuretic qualities, and it is wonderful for kidney functions, plus it tastes so good.

  Zippy Zucchini Dishes

By Doris Romeo on Mar 5, 2006 - 2:16:00 PM
Zucchini is a very under-rated vegetable, but it is very versatile and delicious. It grows very easy in a backyard area.

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