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July 11, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Hey, boys and girls, it's free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven stores! To celebrate the company's sort-of birthday (check the date - it's 7/11. Get it?) the company is giving away 7.11-ounce Slurpees at participating stores. But because this is a blog about health we couldn't let this auspicious occasion pass without letting you know what you'll be sucking down if you give in to the Slurpee. Most 8-ounce Slurpees weigh at in about 70 calories, which isn't too bad in the grand scheme of things, provided you don't pair it with a couple of Twinkies, a bag of Doritos and some Skittles.
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FOOD
September 22, 2011
Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: The best way to make this dessert is with a mandoline or a very sharp knife, in order to slice the fruit as thinly as possible. It can be served on individual serving plates or from one large central plate. Use the fruit options given below for the carpaccio, or substitute with fruit that can be sliced thinly without falling apart, or any fruit that will make a lovely, colorful, contrasted plate. 2 ripe but firm peaches, cut into paper-thin slices 4 fresh figs, cut in quarters 1/2 pineapple, peeled and cut into paper-thin slices 1 mango, cut into paper-thin slices 1 ripe but firm kiwi, peeled and cut into paper-thin slices 1 carambola (Chinese star fruit)
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July 21, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I'd love to get the recipe for goat cheese bread pudding from Nopa in San Francisco. It's the best one I've had, and I'm eager to try to duplicate it. Margaret Briggs Altadena Dear Margaret: Nopa's savory take on this classic comfort food is wonderfully rich yet amazingly light in texture, the bread cubes breaking down into a luxuriously soft pudding. Served alongside a simple salad, it makes the perfect meal. Nopa's goat cheese bread pudding Total time: 3 hours, plus overnight refrigerating and chilling times Servings: 12 to 16 Note: Adapted from Nopa in San Francisco.
FOOD
September 23, 2010
  Chocolate gelato Total time: 40 minutes plus cooling time and about 1 1/2 hours freezing time Servings: 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato) 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons skim milk powder 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 3 1/2 ounces chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa 1 1/2 pounds ice 1 pound rock salt 1. Prepare the chocolate base: In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, honey, milk powder and cocoa powder.
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March 25, 2010
Beer brittle Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Bistro LQ. 1/2 cup of good dark beer, preferably Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout or Boont Amber Ale 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon light corn syrup Pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup toasted nuts, such as slivered almonds or pistachios 1. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and grease lightly with cooking spray. 2. In a large, heavy-bottom saucepan, combine the beer, sugar and corn syrup.
FOOD
May 25, 2013
  30 minutes. Serves 2 to 4 1 cup (4.25 ounces) flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup grated Gruyère cheese 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 4 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup milk 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cut into ¼-inch crosswise strips 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cheese and herbs. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, then beat the egg mixture into the flour.
FOOD
June 30, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I recently moved from San Luis Obispo to Denver. I miss the berry bars at House of Bread in San Luis; they were my favorite breakfast after a run or before class, and they were even my last meal before commencing the 18-hour drive from SLO to Denver! I'd love the recipe so I can have a slice of my old college town here in my new big city. Thank you! Gabby Robinson Denver Dear Gabby: These bars are rich and buttery, with nice tart and sweet notes from the jam, and you might never guess how easy they are to make.
NEWS
January 10, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Going to Chick-fil-A might be easier for health-conscious parents. The fast food chain just introduced its new kids' meal, which includes -- wait for it -- grilled chicken nuggets. That's right, they're not fried. According to a company news release, a four-piece serving of the nuggets comes in at 80 calories and 1 gram of fat, and the six-piece has 110 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. They're serving that chicken with a fruit cup, but diners have the option of substituting applesauce, which has 60 calories and no fat. Add some 1% milk to that, and you have a meal (with six nuggets and applesauce)
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May 25, 2013
  1 hour. 6 servings 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, sliced in ¼-inch half-moons 4 slices prosciutto, cut in ¼-inch ribbons 6 red and yellow bell peppers 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 pound spaghetti Grated Pecorino Romano 1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion and prosciutto, and cook until the onions have softened but...
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