Food and Beverages

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 by HylaryL

Morning Food How many times have you heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” If what we eat in the morning is key to how the rest of our day will unfold, why do so many of us put so little effort into our breakfasts? According to an article published in September 2011 by the American Diabetes Association, skipping a morning meal . . . more »

Slow Cook Your Way to a Healthy Meal!

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by HylaryL

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth Sometimes cooking something delicious and healthy after a long day of school, work or taking care of the family can be a real hassle. But before you reach for your phone to order pizza, why not plan ahead and make something everyone can enjoy in one of the handiest tools ever created for the kitchen: the slow cooker! Slow cookers (a.k.a. crock pots) are an . . . more »

Cooking Vegetables, Chez Panisse Style

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 by Food_and_Beverages

Chez Panisse Vegetables A friend purchased this book for me several years back as a birthday present. And I have to admit, at first blush, it seemed a bit under whelming. Chez Panisse Vegetables doesn't have the usual smattering of bright, eye-popping photos of mouthwatering dishes. Instead, the illustrations are simple, few, and understated. But don't be fooled by this book's Spartan visual style, there is a ton . . . more »

Get into the Groove- with Food!

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 by Missgina

Tasty Tasty Have you ever gotten hungry just looking at the music titles on your iPod? I know I get extra thirsty just listening to Kelis's "Milkshake" song. Or how about feeling a rumblin' in my tummy with Weird Al's "Eat It"? I made a list of the Library's tastiest music albums and artist names that will get you into the groove! The Food Album Hard . . . more »

Avoid the Calories from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by HylaryL

The Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites I think we can all agree that some of the best, most flavorful food in the world originates from the multitude of cuisines found in Asia and its surrounding islands. From Chinese to Japanese to Thai food and more, the list goes on and on of delicious culinary treasures that anyone regardless of their nationality or ethnicity can enjoy. The only problem? Though generally quite . . . more »

Cooking Vegetarian, Moroccan Style

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 by Food_and_Beverages

Mourad Cooking vegetarian food sometimes gets boring. Sauté, steam, boil, and stew … then season with salt and pepper. Is there anything that can make it more interesting? What makes all the flavor of vegetables come out in harmony? Mourad Lahlou’s cookbook, Mourad, has the answer. Mourad Lahlou is a chef and restaurateur. His Michelin starred restaurant Aziza in San Francisco is very popular and one . . . more »

Healthy (and delicious!) versions of your favorite childhood treats!

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by HylaryL

Real Snacks Who doesn't remember that joyful feeling we experienced as a child opening a fresh Twinkie, finishing off a circus train shaped box of animal crackers or licking your fingers to get the last little bits in a bag of Corn Nuts. Those special snacks always inspire a nostalgic feeling for days past, and, unfortunately, remind us of how lacking in nutrition our treats really were. . . . more »

The Easy Way to Go Gluten-Free!

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by HylaryL

The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-free Foods It seems like going gluten-free is the new thing to do in the world of diets and nutrition, but for those of us who suffer from Celiac's Disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies, it's more than just a fad. But with all of the gluten-free products available out there, where do you even start if you're just beginning on your life without wheat? If your . . . more »

Focus on Food

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Focus on Food logo FOOD is a topic of great interest to just about everyone. For this reason, SCCLD has put together an excellent series of programs called Focus on Food. We want people to see that the library is a great place to get reliable and up-to-date information about healthy cooking and eating, the locavore movement, sustainable agriculture and many other related topics. Focus on Food, which runs . . . more »

Who needs a lunch box - try salad in a jar!

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by HylaryL

We are all on the hunt for delicious, healthy and quick meals to take with us to work or school instead of the classic (but often boring) sandwich or leftovers. Well search no more: try salad in a jar! This handy idea is becoming more and more popular, and is an easy way to prepare tasty and nutritious meals for the whole week. The internet . . . more »