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The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan

There are a few tools I have found extremely helpful in my quest to lose weight and many of them are free. When I started this journey back in December 2010, I weighed in at 303 po ...

Prepared the right way, shad is delicious

Last week, I gave you some pointers on how to hook up with one of the Valley?s most exciting gamefish... the American shad. This time around, we?re going to take a look at eating t ...

Real Food: Sweet bell peppers are colorful, delicious and healthy

Welcome to the wonderful world of peppers! Foothill neighbors who planted gardens earlier in the year are reaping the benefits of spring rains and recent warm weather. In fact, ...

Plenty of tasty options for cooking halibut

Fishing has been pretty good lately for one of the tastiest fish in the sea — halibut. I’ve had a bunch of folks recently check in with solid reports from San Francisco and Tom ...

Real Food: Baby, you've just got to try bok choy

During the past two weeks I’ve been reading “The Amen Solution, the Secret to being Thinner, Smarter, Happier.” In the third chapter, “Eat Right to Think Right and Keep T ...

Real Food: Light quinoa salad will put a spring in your step

April is the time of year to begin serving lighter fare. Oftentimes we want to spend more time outdoors in the garden or on hikes through the canyon so it’s important to prepare ...

Real Food: Pot roast even better with grass-fed beef

We are what we eat. It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Our good health depends on the quality, not quantity, of food we consume each and every day. In Placer County we are tru ...

Locally Yours: Feeding family well shouldn't take all night

I have been following a food columnist in the New York Times Magazine for over two years. Once a month I would read his sometimes sentimental, sometimes petulant tirades about h ...

Real Food: A dessert to sweeten any occasion

Whenever I think about ice cream balls my mind immediately returns to favorite friends in Boulder, Colorado. Our family moved to Colorado from Minnesota during my high school yea ...

Real Food: Mandarins sweetening winter meals

The slightly warm days and chilly nights of December are just right for fully developing the full flavor and sweetness of Placer County’s Satsuma mandarins. How blessed we are to ...