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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.
March 1, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: My husband and I have enjoyed eating at Taix French Restaurant for over 30 years. It's a genuine Los Angeles institution, with old-fashioned ambience and service. The quality of its food and the value for the price has always remained high. We both love the pea soup that's served on Sunday nights. It is so flavorful and has just the right consistency - neither too thick nor too thin. Do you have the recipe for this soup in your files? If not, would you be able to get the restaurant's recipe for the pea soup?
January 25, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
When you're looking for a dinner idea with a little more substance but still want to put food on the table fast, you can't go wrong with hash. It's one-pan comfort food -- simple and no fuss. For this recipe, take that leftover roast beef in the fridge and cook it up with some cubed potatoes, bell pepper, garlic and jalapeno for a little heat. You can find the recipe below. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
July 1, 2010
Grilled corn with tequila-lime butter Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling time for the butter Servings: 8 Note: This butter can be made a day ahead and stored tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature 3/4 teaspoon minced, seeded jalapeño 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest (about 4 Mexican limes) 1 teaspoon lime juice (about 1 Mexican lime) 1 teaspoon tequila 1 tablespoon minced cilantro 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 unshucked ears corn 1. Make the tequila-lime butter.
April 27, 2013
Dario's olive oil cake 1½ hours, plus soaking time. Serves 20 to 24 (2 cakes) 1 cup (5 ounces) plump raisins (preferably flame raisins) 3/4 cup Vin Santo 3 whole oranges 3 extra-large eggs 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 20 grams Italian leavening (substitute: 10 grams, or about 1 tablespoon, baking soda and 10 grams, or 1 scant tablespoon, baking powder) 3 1/2 cups (14 ounces) pastry flour 2/3 cup toasted pine nuts Fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish 1. Bring the raisins and the Vin Santo to a simmer in a small saucepan, then immediately remove from the heat.
December 9, 2010
  Dutch baby Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Adapted from "The Lost Art of Real Cooking" by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger. Dutch Baby can be served with such toppings as cinnamon, yogurt, maple syrup, honey and/or marmalade. Show us your photos: If you try this recipe, send us photographic evidence: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 4 eggs 1 cup (4.25 ounces) flour 1 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar, preferably brown 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
April 13, 2013
  50 minutes, plus relaxing time for the dough. Serves 6 1 1/2 cups flour 2 eggs, plus more if needed 12 ounces fresh goat cheese 5 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 egg yolk 6 tablespoons minced chives 3 tablespoons chopped parsley Salt to taste 1 beaten egg white 1. In a food processor, mix the flour and 2 eggs until it just comes together to form a rough dough. If that doesn't happen, add a little more beaten egg, a teaspoon or so at a time.
March 7, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, This story has been updated. See note below for details.
Apple's new iPad has a higher resolution screen, better graphics processor, an iPhone-4-quality rear camera and (in some models) 4G LTE capability. It's also slightly thicker and slightly heavier. But the difference in heft between the iPad 2 and the new iPad (no, it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD) will likely be negligible to most. The Wi-Fi-only version of the new iPad is 0.37 inches (9.4 millimeters) thick and weighs 1.44 pounds (652 grams). The Wi-Fi-only version of the iPad 2 is 0.34 inches (8.8 millimeters)
November 18, 2009
  Scalloped oysters Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: This recipe is adapted from "Choice Recipes" by members of the Fruit and Flower Mission in Seattle. 1 pint cracker crumbs, divided 1 pint oysters, liquor reserved, divided Salt and pepper 1 stick butter, melted plus more for buttering dish 1 egg 2/3 cup whole milk 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Butter a 9-inch by 5-inch baking dish and cover the base with a thin layer of crumbs, about 1/3 cup. Drizzle 3 tablespoons oyster liquor over the crumbs and cover with a layer of oysters.
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