January 13, 2011
Five-grain bread Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus rising times Servings: Makes 3 medium loaves Note: Adapted from "Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes" by Jeffrey Hamelman. Specialty flours are available at select well-stocked markets, health food, cooking and baking supply stores, as well as online.This recipe can also be used to make about 3 dozen dinner rolls. Soaker Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish.
December 20, 2010 |
Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates ? not fat ? for America's ills. They say cutting carbohydrates is the key to reversing obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. "Fat is not the problem," says Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
November 1, 2010 |
Do the Lakers have the wrong Gasol? Of course not. But Lakers Coach Phil Jackson jabbed at his All-Star forward when asked about Pau Gasol's going up against his brother Marc when the Lakers play the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday at Staples Center. "It's been very hard on him," Jackson said, referring to past battles in the post between the brothers. "A lot of times we say we traded the wrong guy and tell him that Marc is a tougher, more powerful player than he is. [Marc]
August 16, 2010 |
Medical science has determined that one cannot separate mental and emotional health from physical well-being. Which one of us hasn't suffered the bodily reaction to stress — felt the heart race when running late to an important meeting at work or experienced an adrenaline surge during a freeway delay? Feed the soul, not just the body: For me, a part of that is church. When I attend Sunday services, often my soul is refreshed; balance is restored. I need equilibrium because, ahem, as my daughters will aver, I tend to go a bit overboard on nutritional matters and require intervention.
July 26, 2010 |
In May, we raided the nutritionally bankrupt pantry of Stephanie Jacobson, a Toluca Lake publicist whose meals were based on processed and frozen foods ? or fast food. She was so hard-core she had Chipotle and Pizza Hut apps on her phone. She did have an occasional stalk of broccoli or glass of milk, but registered dietitian Ruth Frechman obviously had her work cut out for her. Undaunted, the Burbank nutrition expert suggested that Jacobson, for starters, do more cooking at home and told her how to add more fruits and vegetables, lean protein, dairy foods and whole grains to her diet.
July 26, 2010 |
Two years ago, I was getting headaches every day for several months. I visited five different doctors, but none had a clue as to the reason, and they weren't any help. I then read about a lady who had written to you. She said her headaches stopped when she stopped eating wheat, oats, barley and rye. The next day I quit, and so did the headaches. Other readers with chronic headaches should try not eating gluten and see if it helps. Migraine headaches are an often-unrecognized symptom of celiac disease.
May 31, 2010 |
The messages are all over the supermarket aisles: "Made with whole grain goodness," screams a bag of Tostitos tortilla chips. "With whole grain guaranteed," says a box of Chocolate Cheerios. "One serving of whole grain," declares a package of frosted strawberry Pop-Tarts. Whole grains have been the darlings of the food industry ever since the government's 2005 food pyramid recommended we eat more of them — at least 3 ounces per day. These days, you'll find them in a wide array of products, some expected, some not: breakfast cereals, crackers, frozen dinners and snack chips.
May 10, 2010 |
Stephanie Jacobson eats a smattering of whole grains and vegetables, which is better than none at all. She's cut way back on her soda consumption and stopped drinking coffee. But fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and foods with calcium need to be added to her daily diet ASAP. What she's doing right: Stephanie Jacobson eats a smattering of whole grains and vegetables, which is better than none at all. She's cut way back on her soda consumption and stopped drinking coffee because of her vertigo, replacing those beverages with water.
April 22, 2010 |
Real wild rice, the reedy lake and river grain beloved by the Ojibwa Indians, is a prehistoric pantry staple older than the country itself. Far more than its cultivated cousins, it expresses the flavor of the land that fosters it: vegetal and savory, with aromas of water and wood. Those sensory associations — coupled with the fact that it is harvested in early fall — are the likely reasons so many cooks consider wild rice an ingredient to be stuffed inside the holiday bird and forgotten about until the next November.
March 24, 2010 |
Gloria Hale rose at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, as usual, to swim laps before work. Active though she is, however, the 55-year-old Orange County woman was a bit stunned to learn the latest advice from researchers regarding exercise -- that women should work out 60 minutes a day, seven days a week, to maintain a normal weight over their lifetime. "Most people are going to say, 'No way. I don't have time for that,' " said Hale, a trim 5-foot-5 and 138 pounds. The 60-minute-a-day recommendation, released online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.