Live & Dine LA Event Is a Foodie’s Delight">

Live & Dine LA Event Is a Foodie’s Delight

Los Angeles is not just the City of Angels, it’s the City of Food Angels who were out in force on Sunday (July 30) to support the Los Angeles Mission and to offer the over 1,700 people attending the event sample tastings. Angelino Magazine’s annual Live & Dine LA event, which was held at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, honors the city’s most distinguished chefs and restaurants that help shape and evolve Los Angeles’ culinary scene, and the dishes they served were delicious proof of it.

FoodTrients®, the cookbooks and website created by Grace O and dedicated to the foods that promote longevity and vitality, was one of the featured partners for the event. The FoodTrients booth was part of the Wellness Lounge, which consisted of companies and products that promote health. Grace O and her FoodTrients team offered some of their favorite recipes for attendees to taste. They included her innovative Green Tea Noodles with Edamame, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad (with age-defying golden berries), Prune Walnut Bars (an audience favorite), and Baobab Butter Squares (even better than lemon bars if you ask Grace O). Drinks included Grace O’s Pomegranate Iced Tea and her Mint-Agave Tonic.

The FoodTrients booth …read more

Welcome to the World of Spice Blends">

Welcome to the World of Spice Blends

A few years back the New York Times ran an article about Lior Lev Sercarz, a professional chef who hails originally from Israel and has honed his professional skills in the kitchens of France and New York. What was striking about his story, though, was that Chef Lev Sercarz veered off the usual professional chef path and drilled down into the world of spices, eventually making a name for himself among professional chefs as a kind of spice magician.
It was his proprietary blend of spices that caught on and after much study and years of experimentation, Lev Sercarz eventually opened La Boîte, a storefront in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, in 2006 to sell his spice blends to the rest of us. He sells 41 unique blends with names like Reims, Cancale, or Sri Lanka that give you a culinary hint before you even look at the ingredients. He also sells a smattering of individual spices (all of which can be purchased online).
Now you can peek into the backstage world of his spice magic with his new book, The Spice Companion: A Guide To The World Of Spices. The book is a stunning and definitive spice guide by the country’s …read more

Whey Protein Supplements Help Maintain Muscle During Aging">

Whey Protein Supplements Help Maintain Muscle During Aging

A study reported on July 18, 2017 in the journal PLOS ONE found positive effects for supplementation with whey protein in combination with calcium, creatine, omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin D in the muscles of older men. The gradual loss of muscle that occurs with aging known as sarcopenia is associated with frailty, falls and disability in late life. “Older people who do little to prevent the progression of sarcopenia drift toward a state where they find activities of daily living, like rising from a chair or ascending stairs very difficult or maybe impossible,” observed lead researcher Stuart Phillips, who is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University.
The study included 49 men aged 70 years and older who received the whey-based supplement combo or a placebo for six weeks. At the end of the six-week period, the participants continued their regimens while engaging in a resistance and high-intensity interval training program for 12 weeks. “We chose that combination of exercises to get a maximal benefit in terms of fitness and muscle strength” explained coauthor Gianni Parise.
At the end of the first six weeks, those who received whey experienced an increase in lean body mass as …read more

Cherry Barbecue Tempeh Sandwich">

Cherry Barbecue Tempeh Sandwich

Cherry Barbecue Tempeh Sandwich
Tempeh is a traditionally Asian fermented plant-based protein source made from whole soy-beans. Because of the fermentation process, tempeh also contains beneficial probiotics. With a meat-like texture, tempeh is a hearty substitute for meatless meals and pairs well with many fla-vors due to its own mild, slightly nutty taste. Try it with homemade barbecue sauce, a lower sug-ar and preservative-free alternative to store-bought versions.
Serves 4 Sandwiches For The Sauce
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
6 oz tomato paste
2 garlic cloves
½ cup water
1 tsp. fresh orange zest
2 Tbs. fresh orange juice
1 Tbs. honey (optional)
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
½ tsp. salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For The Sandwich
8 oz. organic tempeh, sliced into 15 slices
4 whole wheat buns
4 large lettuce leaves (romaine,spinach, or Boston head)
½ medium yellow onion, sliced into ½-inch thick rounds
1 small cucumber, cut into thin rounds
Instructions1. Make the cherry barbecue sauce. In a blender or food processor, blend together the pitted cherries, tomato paste, garlic cloves and water until almost smooth. Scoop into a medium sized mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients, whisking well to combine.
2. Preheat oven to 425 F. In a shallow pan, spread ½ cup of the barbecue sauce evenly on the bottom …read more

Why EPA Chief Didn’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide">

Why EPA Chief Didn’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s defense for allowing the continued use of a dangerous pesticide starkly shows that he doesn’t consider protecting children’s health to be more important than protecting the agriculture industry’s status quo, said EWG President Ken Cook.
In an interview with his home state newspaper, The Oklahoman, Pruitt said he aborted a scheduled ban on chlorpyrifos – a pesticide the EPA’s own scientists had found could harm kids’ brains – because “it had been used for decades.” He also cited disagreement over the pesticide’s dangers between EPA scientists and the Department of Agriculture, which consistently advocates on behalf of the industry it’s charged with regulating.
“By Scott Pruitt’s logic, we should have kept putting lead in gasoline to improve gas mileage and spraying DDT in neighborhoods to kill mosquitos,” said Cook. “Those things had been done for decades, too, and apologists for the auto and pesticide industries wanted to keep doing it.”
Even with mounting scientific evidence showing that children’s brain and nervous systems could be damaged from even trace amounts of chlorpyrifos exposure from food, and with the venerable American Academy of Pediatrics strongly urging Pruitt to reconsider his decision on behalf of children’s health, Pruitt …read more

Hypoglycemia: How To Manage Low Blood Sugar">

Hypoglycemia: How To Manage Low Blood Sugar

I frequently see patients complaining that they can get “spacey”, i.e., unable to concentrate, words a little jumbled, headachy, or a little dizzy and irritable if they haven’t eaten for several hours. These are the basic symptoms caused by blood sugar falling a little low, or hypoglycemia, and it occurs from having gone too long without eating.
Low blood sugar is a condition that can be remedied quickly with some orange juice, or raisins, right away, and then making sure you follow that with a more balanced nutritious meal. I’d like to share more detail about this condition with you, especially if it happens to you frequently. It may be a warning sign for other underlying conditions.
What Is Hypoglycemia?
There are, really, two types of hypoglycemia; that which occurs in insulin-dependent diabetics and that which occurs in non-diabetic people. The symptoms can be:
➢ Mild – you get very hungry, a little jittery possibly, possible heart palpitations.
➢ Moderate – you may get blurry vision, become very irritable, or confused.
➢ Severe – you may have a seizure, pass out, or go into a coma.
As I explain to my patients with seemingly low blood sugar symptoms, we all can have a kind of mild to …read more