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Healthy Eating

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Pubbelly Brunch, Back to School, and Spinning

    Here's good news, Miami. Although it's about a million degrees out and we're on tropical storm alert, fall is right around the corner. Kids are back at school and our town is emerging from its humidity-driven semi-coma with a brand new brunch (by the Pubbelly boys, no less). Here's the best of wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Valentine's Day Recipe: Four-Ingredient Raw Chocolate Mousse

    Valentine's Day is upon us, and for all you procrastinators out there, it's time to make with the drugstore chocolates and sidewalk stand flowers. But if your significant other is vegan -- or has other dietary restrictions -- you might be SOL. Handing a dairy-free eater a box of milk chocolates will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Imperia Restaurant & Lounge to Open in Downtown Miami

    A new restaurant and lounge is set to open in downtown Miami, bringing an eclectic mix of healthy foods, juices, decadent meals, and clubbing to the former Mia space. Imperia, a two-story 5,000 square foot multi-use space, opens on Friday, January 31 at 6 p.m. with a party featuring Fiat cars on di ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Fitness Universe: What the Hell Do These Chicks Eat?

    Life as a fitness competitor ain't easy. Ever heard of the phrase "no pain no gain"? Yeah, that. Clean eating, vigorous gym-going and tirelessly healthy lifestyle choices are not easy things to maintain. With the Fitness Universe competition happening all weekend here in Miami, we thought we'd spea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Conscious Bite Out's 100-Mile Dinner: Elegant, Locally Sourced Vegan Soiree

    Yes, glamour-puss Beyoncé recently credited vegan food for helping her get back into red-carpet-ready form, and a slew of other celebrities have announced their vegan allegiance (Brad Pitt, Russell Brand, Jessica Chastain, and Woody Harrelson, to name a few), but the cruelty-free, earth-friendly cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Detox Cleansing Without Cravings or Fat Rebound

    Now that the holidays are over and the smorgasbord of sugar cookies, fatty meats, cheese plates and cocktails of all kinds has come to a halt, many feel like such lard-asses that their instinct is to embark on a sudden and drastic plan of deprivation.Their New Year's resolutions to counterbalance th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Tertulia's Seamus Mullen Speaks at Book Fair Sunday: Spanish Fare for Your Health

    Long before he was a competitor in the Food Network's culinary hazing extravaganza The Next Iron Chef, Seamus Mullen, chef and owner of Tertulia in New York City, was one of countless young cooks who bought a one-way ticket to Spain in hopes of landing a job as a free labor stagier in one of the cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    28-Day Diet Makeover Starts This Week at SoBe Whole Foods

    I feel for people who have a genuine desire to improve their diets and get healthy - really healthy, not like Jenny Craig or Slim Fast healthy - but who have no clue where to start. There's a lot to learn, and for the many who have graduated from the USDA's school of misguided food recommendations, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    UMiami Study: Heavy Drinkers Work Out Harder Than Non-Drinkers

    You really want that six pack? Maybe you should down a six pack every night. According to a new University of Miami study, people who report heavy drinking habits work out harder than moderate drinkers and non-drinkers. This also might explain why the University of Miami gym is so damned packed all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Three Cool Raw Vegan Soups for the Hottest Days of Summer

    A few months ago, before temperatures skyrocketed, I received a copy of Eat Raw, Eat Well, a cookbook by Douglas McNish containing 400 raw, vegan, and gluten-free recipes. I took a look at the cover - it pictures swirls of colorful raw vegetable "pasta" shaved from the original plants, an effect sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Paradise Farms Spends USDA Grant to Grow Healthy Mushroom Snacks for Miami Kids

    The public at large is becoming wise to the fact that eating healthy should begin early, and local organic farmer Gabrielle Marewski of Paradise Farms seems to be on to this concept with her oyster mushroom project. Last February Marewski was awarded a $50,000 USDA Value-Added grant to help small fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Veganism Safe for Kids, Says Lisa Dorfman, Director of University of Miami's Nutrition Program

    Last week, I reviewed Vegan Is Love, a children's book that explains the reasons behind the choice to go vegan. It contains a page dedicated to the health aspect of the lifestyle, but most of the book is devoted to outlining the ethics of veganism -- how animals are treated on the dairy farm, at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: Best and Worst Foods for Your Wallet and Table

    Until I found out about the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists, shopping for produce seemed like a game of Let's Make a Deal. I loaded my cart with a mixture of organic and conventional produce, trying to stick to a reasonable food budget, but with no system or info to help me choose which organic foods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Talkin' Bison with Energy Kitchen CEO Anthony Leone

    Energy Kitchen CEO Anthony Leone​Had a good bison burger lately? If you've never tried this leaner beef alternative, head down to Pinecrest and check out Energy Kitchen's first outlet outside the New York area.Known for their healthy approach to fast food, the restaurant brings their line of burge ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2011

    David Rukin: Bee Pollen Can Make You Bill Gates or LeBron James

    BuzznBee.comFlorida beekeeper David Rukin​The use of bee pollen as a nutritional supplement is far from new. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians were popping the tiny, mustard-colored granules well before pop culture breathed health food stores and smoothie shops to life. But what is it about bee pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Chef Giovanni Arias Won't Kill Diners at Canyon Ranch

    Photo by Riki AltmanHe promises you'll survive.​Every chef is concerned about things going wrong in their restaurants -- after all, they can't always control every detail. But executive chef Giovanni Arias has to be extra vigilant in his kitchen at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2011

    L.E.A.D. Looks for Food Justice Even While the City Closes Farmers' Markets

    ​​By now, you've already heard that the City of Miami has closed down farmers' markets in Liberty City and Overtown and put up extremely insurmountable barriers to their reopening. These gatherings offer mostly locally grown fresh produce to neighborhoods where it's difficult to find anythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Doggie Bag Cafe: This Place Is For The Dogs

    Enjoying a Bowser Beer in the sun.​In Miami it seems like humans have all the food-related fun. Sure, we allow our four-legged friends to tag along at food truck round-ups and restaurants with outdoor seating. But when you think about it -- us bipeds do all the eating while fido is stuck get ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011
  • Calendar

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Grow Your Own Food with Ready-Made Gardens

    courtesy of Miami Kitchen Gardens​It seems that with all the talk of knowing where your food comes from, the rising concern about obesity and a move toward healthier eating, more people are flirting with the idea of growing their own fruits and veggies. But for people who know nothing about garden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    BK Flame Grilled Chicken on Whole Grain Ciabatta

    You got that headline right. Burger King, the Miami-based fast food giant, announced yesterday that is now serving what sounds like gourmet dish for $4. The thing has only 470 calories and in the corporate speak of BK senior vice president, global product marketing and innovation, John Schaufelberge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Share Our Sugar Holds Great American Bake Sale

    ​Another day, another benefit -- don't the people who run these things have day jobs? Right, I forgot, pestering people for money is their job. Be that as it may, Share Our Strength pesters as well as anyone, and its annual Great American Bake Sale takes place this Sunday, May 2 from 12 to 4 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Some Folks Will Surely Get Fat From $14.7 Million Grant to Fight Obesity

    ​It was reported earlier this week that Miami-Dade County will be receiving $14.7 million from the federal government, the money earmarked for fighting obesity. It is part of a  $370 million Obama administration program called "Communities Putting Prevention to Work." Miami-Dade is one of 44 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Tonight! Whole Wheat Bread Punks Out Propaganda

    Air hockey is totally a contact sport​Ever since Run-D.M.C. threw down rap verses on top of Joe Perry's guitar riffs on its 1986 remake of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way," many bands have endeavored to mesh hip-hop lyricism with rock wallop. While that formula has proven fruitful in some instances -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    How Il Grissino Lost Its Chef In 18 Minutes

    ​From a press release sent at 10:13:Casual and fine dining styles used to be mutually exclusive. That's changed with the opening of Il Grissino, the charming new 70-seat Italian restaurant at 127 Giralda Avenue, in Coral Gables . The restaurant features simple good cooking, using the freshest whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Cookie Monster Veggie Monster: Top 5 Unhealthy Vegetable Meals

    I'm still the Cookie Monster biatch!​One of the top 10 searches on Google this hour is Cookie Monster Veggie Monster, and we are happy to report that the good old blue and cookie lovin' Cookie Monster the world knows and loves is here to stay, he will not be replaced by Veggie Monster as internet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Miami's Natural Choice Vending Stocks Healthy Options In Snack Machines

    image via Natural Choice VendingPirate's Booty, Stacy's Pita Chips, Back to Nature Snacks, Nature's Path Toaster Pastry, and many more.​Aah vending machine, that great bastion of robot based snack-type commercial transactions. Frosted cakes, chocolate bars, sour candies, chips a plenty and sodas t ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 30, 2009

    Shallow Canyon

    The food at Canyon Ranch Grill won't hurt you, but it won't boost salubrity either.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Eats for Under $7: Pressed Sandwiches and Wraps at Froots

    OK, let's get this out of the way first: Froots is a chain smoothie shop, not a locally based family owned restaurant. The good news is Froots is easy to find, inexpensive, and will even deliver (in case you feel like eating healthy without leaving your couch for more than a minute). I visited the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    The Taco That Ate Wellington

    Restaurants are scaling back plans for expansion. That new carpet for the foyer has been put on hold, and the chipped plates will just have to last another year. So it's nice to see one Florida company planning to open 12 new locations this year: According to today's Orlando Sentinel, Tijuana Flats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008
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    August 10, 2007
  • Dining

    November 17, 2005

    This Kosher Carrot Kicks Ass

    Who knew health food could be so tasty?

  • Finest Foods

    May 12, 2005

    BEST HEALTH-FOOD STORE

    Whole Foods Market

  • Finest Foods

    May 15, 2003

    BEST PREPARED FOODS

    Whole Foods Market

  • Finest Foods

    May 15, 2003

    BEST CAF CON LECHE

    Casa Alberto

  • Dining

    January 30, 2003

    D-Liteful

    Another fresh and fine café to add to the growing mix of good lunchtime choices

  • Dining

    November 7, 2002

    The Top Texan

    Houston's is brash and fresh and delivering it up your way

  • Shops and Wares

    May 16, 2002

    BEST SUPERMARKET

    Publix Super Market at Shores Center

  • Finest Foods

    May 16, 2002

    BEST GOURMET GROCERY

    Norman Brothers Produce

  • Dining

    November 9, 2000
  • Finest Foods

    May 11, 2000

    Best Fresh Produce

    Rancho los Cocos

  • Shops and Wares

    May 13, 1999

    Best Neighbors

    Harriel's Tobacco Shoppe of Suniland

  • Restaurants

    May 13, 1999
  • Dining

    May 6, 1999
  • News

    April 17, 1997

    Rabbi with a Cause

    For Loring Frank, South Florida's freewheeling rabbi of the people, Judaism is all about inclusion

  • Dining

    June 9, 1993
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