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FOOD & WINE

Food-Wine thumbnailThe 805 is home to various cuisines, the futher up the central coast you go you will find some fantastic wineries. We provide the insider scoops of restaurants and food festivals here in the 805 to create a great fine dining experience.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 08:05

3 facts you don't know about fruit and fruit juice

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3 facts you dont know about fruit and fruit juiceFeeding your family nutritious food and drinks can be tricky, especially when there are so many mixed messages about food out there. Diane Welland, nutritionist and registered dietitian, shares three reasons why 100 percent juice is a great way to help your family get those important fruits and vegetables into their diet.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 08:00

6 summer sides you never knew you could grill

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6 summer sides you never knew you could grillWhat image does the word "grilling" bring to mind? Do you envision thick, juicy burgers or steaks? What about sauce-slathered chicken breasts sizzling over coals? Cooking out is one of the great joys of warm weather, but if you leave side dishes out of your grilling plans - or stick with cold sides like salads - you're missing out on some great flavors.
cauliflower florets
Finding alternative uses for vegetables keeps your taste buds guessing, and boosts your nutrition! Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, which acts as a antioxidant and helps detox your system utilizing enzymes.  Cruciferous vegetables are believed to lower risk of cancer due to these beneficial sulforaphanes.  
 
Ricing or mashing cauliflower allows you to mold the Flavors you desire while still tasting like a traditional comfort food.  Tweet this recipe by adding your own preferences for spice level and ingredients.  Enjoy with pork roast, roast chicken, or baked halibut.
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 08:00

“In the Kitchen” Chef’s Table Dinner Series

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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Hosts Monthly “In the Kitchen” Chef’s Table Dinner Series 
Executive Chef Jesse Hansen creates an exclusive menu featuring the market’s freshest ingredients in an intimate dining setting
 
Gather round Executive Chef Jesse Hansen’s dinner table at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. In the new monthly dinner series, aptly named “In the Kitchen” Chef’s Table, Chef Hansen features innovative, seasonal menus for an evening of culinary surprises and entertainment. Each month’s “In the Kitchen” Chef’s Table will feature an artisanal theme highlighting the best seasonal ingredients from hand-selected purveyors. The intimate dinner is limited to 24 guests and allows diners to interact with Chef Hansen throughout the evening. The dinner begins with a welcome reception at 6:30pm followed by a four-course dinner at 7:00pm with wine or cocktail pairings available. 
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:40

10 heart-healthy foods that you'll actually want to eat

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10 heart healthy foods that youll actually want to eat

What does oatmeal, beans and skinless chicken have in common? They are all heart healthy foods, yet don't do a whole lot to tantalize the taste buds. Fortunately, eating for heart health doesn't mean a life sentence of bland foods or boring flavors.

By thinking beyond the oatmeal box, you can reinvent your meals while keeping heart health top of mind. This is important for everyone because heart disease - which includes stroke and other cardiovascular diseases - is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.

Mindful eating is one of the best ways to maintain heart health. With these 10 heart-healthy foods, you won't mind sitting down to a wholesome meal that supports the hardest working muscle in your body.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 08:45

Start your day with fun 4 fresh takes on breakfast

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23453283 wideA great way to start your day is to add breakfast to your morning routine. But as we all know, routines can get dull fast, especially after you’ve been eating the same breakfast for a few months. If you find your family is in a breakfast rut, it may be time to switch things up and add some excitement to those early hours. 
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 07:24

3 tips for unbelievably delicious grilled cheese

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As a kid it didn’t get much better than grilled cheese, but today the standard falls a little flat. Fortunately, grilled cheese grows up with these delectable tips.

Think beyond the slice
The heart of any great grilled cheese sandwich is the cheese itself. Don’t limit yourself to plastic-wrapped options. Taste buds will dance when you blend different flavorful varieties. Some of the best options for a simply better grilled cheese include Havarti, Gouda, Muenster and Fontina.

Get decadent flavor without the guilt
Not all cheese is created equally. Try Arla cheese — a better-for-you cheese from a farm-to-fridge company. The naturally delicious cheese is made without any artificial flavors or preservatives and follows traditional recipes that have been handed down from generations.

Polish your cooking strategy
The perfect pairing to that awesome Havarti or Gouda is lightly toasted bread. To get a decadent crunch, try grilling both sides of the bread. Start by placing the plain bread slices on the skillet in oil to toast, then flip and add the cheese. Both sides get grilled and the cheese melts quicker.

 


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