January 10, 2011 |
I suffer from digestive upset when taking antibiotics, and I'd like to counter that with the probiotic bacteria in yogurt. Does taking antibiotics with yogurt affect absorption of antibiotics? It depends to a certain extent on the antibiotic, but many should not be taken within a few hours of yogurt or other calcium-rich foods. That includes antibiotics in the tetracycline family and drugs such as ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin, but not ofloxacin. Fruit juice fortified with calcium also can interfere with antibiotic absorption.
December 16, 2010 |
Yogurt’s good for you -- but apparently not quite as good as Dannon says it is. The yogurt maker will pay out $21 million to settle charges of deceptive advertising that it overstated health benefits for Activia and DanActive yogurt products, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement refers to unproven health claims. As Julie Deardorff of the Julie's Health Club blog explains: "Under a proposed settlement, Dannon has agreed, among other things, not to say its yogurt, dairy drink, or probiotic food or drink products reduce the likelihood of getting a cold or the flu, unless the claim is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
September 23, 2010
TARA'S HIMALAYAN CUISINE LOCATION: 19737 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 932-9572. PRICE: Appetizers, $3 to $7; entrees, $7 to $11; breads, $2 to $4. DETAILS: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. Tea, yogurt drinks and soda. Credit cards accepted. Lot parking.
September 20, 2010 |
Super-thick, creamy nonfat Greek yogurt has become a highly popular product, with the benefits of a high-quality protein. A few short years ago, Greek yogurt was a rarity on supermarket shelves. These days, however, brands and flavors abound. The super-thick, creamy yogurt has become a highly popular product — and with good reason, says Susan Bowerman, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. "It has all the benefits of a high-quality protein without the fat and without the calories," she says.
August 19, 2010 |
It's a summertime truth universally acknowledged: When the thermometer slinks up and the sun is high, the ideal treat is one that comes cold, sweet and on a stick. As a kid, I was partial to slick Fudgesicles that melted into the consistency of pudding and brilliant red and blue rocket pops we bought for three quarters by the beach (and which always seemed to end up in sticky rivulets on my bikini-clad belly). These days, however, my taste in icy treats — and frankly, my tolerance for electric food coloring, corn syrup and gum stabilizers — has changed.
April 20, 2010 |
The original Pinkberry location in West Hollywood, also known as the yogurt shop that spawned 1,000 parking tickets, has closed permanently after five years. Pinkberry spokeswoman Mary Sadeghy said the lack of parking contributed to the decision Sunday to close the store at 868 Huntley Drive. She added that it would remain as an administrative building for Los Angeles-based Pinkberry, which now operates 83 frozen yogurt shops worldwide. "We just decided that we had enough other locations within that vicinity to service that market," Sadeghy said.
November 25, 2009
Total time: 30 minutes, plus cooling and freezing times Servings: This makes a generous 3 cups frozen yogurt Note: From Jenn Garbee. Plain yogurts vary by brand; look for one that has more tang to it. You may need to increase or reduce the sugar to taste. You can use leftover cranberry sauce, or the recipe given below. Make sure the cranberry sauce is completely cool (or chilled) before using. You can freeze the yogurt fully and thaw it for 10 minutes prior to serving, but the texture will not be as pillowy as yogurt you serve within an hour of making.
September 19, 2009 |
Dannon Co. settled a false-advertising lawsuit Friday, agreeing to set up a $35-million fund to reimburse consumers who bought its Activia and DanActive yogurts. The class-action lawsuit, filed in January 2008, alleged that Dannon lied when marketing its Activia and DanActive yogurts by trumpeting health benefits that didn't exist. The White Plains, N.Y.-based yogurt maker denied the claims and admitted no wrongdoing as part of the settlement. The decision to settle was based on Dannon's desire "to avoid the distraction and expense of litigation," spokesman Michael Neuwirth said.
May 27, 2009
Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 2-4 as an appetizer or snack Note: Serve with bread or vegetable sticks. 1 to 1 1/2 cups prepared yogurt cheese (or cream cheese) 6 green olives, pitted and slivered or chopped 6 black olives, pitted and slivered and chopped 1 tablespoon chopped toasted pistachios, plus extra for garnish 1 tablespoon chopped flat parsley, plus extra for garnish 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped capers Coarsely ground black pepper, optional Mix together the yogurt cheese, green olives, black olives, pistachios, parsley and capers and spread in a shallow bowl or plate.
May 27, 2009 |
Sometimes when I'm in the kitchen making fresh cheese, I imagine what it must have been like for the primitive nomads who first discovered that the fresh, sweet liquid they had so laboriously milked from their precious flocks quickly soured in the goatskin storage bag. The choice was simple -- either throw it away or learn how to preserve and enjoy it. The solution was ingenious, though not surprising: the invention of sour-milk-based dairy products and cheeses.