Wine tasting event raises awareness about Y’s international programs
The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will present its eighth annual international wine taste event, A Taste Of Culture, at Café do Brazil on Sunday. The event helps raise funds to support the Y’s international partnerships with YMCAs in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; the Czech Republic; Valparaiso, Chile; the Mexican Federation of Ys; and the Sioux Indians
Tips to make great summer barbecues on a budget
It’s time for fun outdoor afternoons spent with family and friends.
At wine-focused restaurants, embrace the unknown
“Representing real people who make real wine has always been very important to me,” explained Danny Fisher, the general manager and beverage director of Ripple, a wine-focused restaurant in Washington, D.C. “When you’re drinking wine — or any kind of beverage, really — you want to know that someone has put time and effort into it. It shouldn’t be mass produced, toyed with or manipulated.”
Tips on how to eat right and enjoy it this spring
If eating right is a challenge, it may be because you are trying things you simply don’t like. The key is finding options that satisfy your taste buds, experts say.
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Quick and tasty lunch ideas to take to work
The work week can be busy and stressful, from shuttling the family around to packing everyone’s lunch.
Keep grilling delicious and healthy this summer
In summer, outdoor dining is the name of the game — whether you’re hosting friends or just feeding the family on your patio. Unfortunately, many traditional grilling options can be time-consuming to prepare and high in calories, fat and sodium.
So how can you make your next barbecue healthy and easy?
Top trends to sizzle on grills revealed in 2014 McCormick Flavor Forecast
The clocks have sprung forward — and an extra hour of daylight means grilling season is within reach. With warm weather on the horizon, McCormick & Company has released its McCormick® Grill Mates® & Lawry’s® Flavor Forecast® 2014: Grilling Edition. The report reveals the top flavors and trends sizzling on grills this season — stoking backyard cooks’ creativity with new recipes, how-tos and techniques.
Organizing your recipes online? There’s an app for that
Online recipe organization. Maybe, like me, you’re new to it. Even though I work with recipes professionally, I’ve been hesitant to go completely digital. I’m used to working from books. Paper is comforting to me.
Easy on the coconut oil
These days, it seems like coconut oil is soaking up credit for its positive affect on a wide range of health conditions. But, still developing science around the popular oil tells a little different story.
“We know all saturated fats are not created equally, but there’s no evidence that coconut oil is better or healthier than other vegetable oils,” said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist.
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