Diet and Nutrition

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Try Vegan Marshmallows, Cheeses, and Meats at the Third Annual Twin Cities Veg Fest

    Whether you've chosen a meat-free diet for health or ethical reasons, you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy at the third annual Twin Cities Veg Fest at the Coffman Memorial Union on September 28. The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., will feature four speakers, three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Baby food as haute cuisine? Taste for yourself this Friday

    Food trucks are known for inventing unique flavor concoctions, especially in Minnesota, where the warm months bring out State Fair favorites like camel burgers and fried lamb testicles. But despite our familiarity with bizarre ingredients, baby food never struck us as a suitable focal point for food ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2014
  • Restaurants

    November 20, 2013

    Bee Free Honee minds its own beeswax

    The honey makers use apples instead of bees for their sweet products

  • Restaurants

    October 9, 2013

    Punk Rawk Labs' vegan cheese is the real deal

    Say cheese: An inside look at the team behind the dairy-less phenomenon

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    GrainUp event showcases local restaurants and whole grains

    "I believe restaurants have a real responsibility in society to expose people to healthy, whole foods," says Brenda Langton, chef/owner of Spoonriver. "It's very gratifying for me and my staff to know that we are doing that every day."As a longtime advocate of integrating more whole grains into our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Wisconsin couple wanted birth control, got vitamins and a pregnancy instead

    A few years ago, Shelby Nell went to West Bend, Wisconsin's Froedtert & Community Health Clinic to get a birth control prescription. The clinic mistakenly gave her vitamins instead.SEE ALSO: St. Paul pigeons get free birth control Before Nell and her partner, Austin Omernick, realized she was ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Cheesecake Factory pasta tops nation's unhealthiest restaurant meals

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest puts out an annual list of the most egregious caloric offenders to be found in popular restaurant chains.  Released yesterday, the Xtreme Eating "winners" were announced.Readers beware: This is the food version of watching Hoarders. It's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Minneapolis/St. Paul among nation's "drunkest cities"

    We're making a splash with craft cocktails, definitely have a lot going on in the world of breweries, we get amazing turnout at beer festivals, and take pride in the fact that our new stadium has much more than just Bud Light on tap, but where does Minneapolis/St.Paul fall in the ranks of America's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Best places for post-holiday eating: A round-up, part 1

    In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to get creative with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. It's that post-holiday, getting back in the swing of the regula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Barbecue, brews, and farmers markets this Week in Food

    We've already had a taste of the hot and sticky weather, so bring on the summer food events like the return of the Kingfield Farmers Market and the appropriately named Brew-B-Que, hosted by Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater this Week in Food.

  • Calendar

    November 23, 2011
  • Restaurants

    July 20, 2011

    Mill Valley Kitchen offers Midwestern take on California cuisine

    Day boat scallops and grass-fed beef anchor healthy entrees

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    NuVal empowers shoppers to choose more nutritious foods

    Nu Val helps shoppers trade up to more nutritious choices.​We all know that food marketers like to stretch the truth, so we shouldn't be surprised that a cereal billed as Total nutrition scored only 29 points out of 100 on the new NuVal--nutritional value--system. A Yale doctor, with the hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    USDA's My Plate replaces the Food Pyramid

    The Food Pyramid becomes My Plate.​After a lengthy, costly, research and development period, the USDA has replaced the old Food Pyramid nutrition guide with a new icon called My Plate. (The US government has issued new guidelines many times over the years--check out this cool graphic history.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Burger roundup: Two restaurants, four patties, zero cows

    For National Hamburger Month: A taste test of non-beef burgers at Hell's Kitchen and Uncle Frankie'sTo celebrate Hamburger Month, the Hot Dish has been sampling various burgers around Minneapolis.  We've tested black bean burgers on the West Bank and veggie burgers on Lyndale Avenue. In this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Common Roots Cafe vs. French Meadow Cafe in veggie burger battle

    Common Roots vs. French MeadowMay is officially recognized as Hamburger Month by the people who get to decide such things. The Hot Dish has no intention of questioning the wisdom of such a decision, mainly because we love burgers. But we are aware of the large segment of the population that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Minneapolis schools take sugar cereals off the menu

    Will the Cocoa Puffs bird go the way of the dodo? ​Remember Cocoa Puffs and Cookie Crisp? The cereals you used to gaze at longingly from your seat in the grocery cart. The ones that mom would never let you get--but that the Minneapolis public schools were happy to serve? The Star Tribune repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Truvia: Fast Company traces the journey of Cargill's "field to table" sweetener

    From stevia to Truvia: Cargill's foray into the sweetener biz.​Fast Company followed Zanna McFerson, Cargill's director of high-intensity, or diet, sweeteners, to tell the origin story of Cargill's popular new "natural" sweetener, Truvia. It's the first mainstream, commercial, zero-calorie su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Faces bakery, Wayzata High team up for better school lunches

    Michelle LeonFaces bakery offers students pizza, bread, and other favorites​Complaining about school lunches is a time-honored student tradition, but it's a lot harder for the students at Wayzata High this year. The school is teaming up with entrepreneur Kyle Hale and executive chef David Fhim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Food Pyramid get old-school spacey in new 'Cruisin' video

    ​New locals Food Pyramid have honed in on a very specific era of ambient, experimental music making for their debut cassette tapes, I and II. History lesson: Food Pyramid dabble in what's known as kosmische; like the name suggests, it's a cosmic-sounding, computer-driven style of ambient electroni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Minneapolis model A.J. Lund sneaks a (small) bite

    AJ Lund models healthy eating habits (among other things)​Recognize A.J. Lund? If you're a customer at Covered Boutique, a fan of Arctic Cat, or your basic Target shopper, then she should look familiar. As a Minneapolis-based model, Lund's sparkling smile has promoted all those items (and more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Man loses 27 pounds on Twinkies and Doritos diet

    (CC) Larry D. MooreAre calories all that matter?​Has Subway's Jared just lost his throne? Kansas State University professor of human nutrition Mark Haub spent the last 10 weeks eating nothing but Hostess and Little Debbie snack cakes--interspersed with Doritos, Oreos, and sugary cereal for v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    School lunch bill puts 2% milk on the lam . . . carbtastic. ​ In a surprising twist, the concern over childhood obesity does not lie in chicken nuggets, pizza poppers, or chocolate chip cookies baked just past raw. According to the government, the immediate culprit is that fatty, fatty 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Michelle Obama deserves kudos for Let's Move campaign

    Obama vows to to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Playboy energy drink going "coast to coast" in 2010

    Playboy Energy Drink is coming to a Midwestern location near you in the next year.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Raw food diet: Ready to give it a whirl?

    It's summer. Why not test-drive some weather-appropriate dietary changes. You can start with raw lasagna.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    New WIC law requires more fresh produce options

    A new WIC law allows the coupons to be used for healthier foods.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Schools trick kids into eating healthy

    U of M researchers sorted through cafeteria trash to prove their experi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Your children might be eating better than you

    Twin Cities schools working on pumping up nutritional value of school eats.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Target products added to peanut butter recall list

    Will there be a single peanut butter product left? Doesn't seem like it.

  • News

    January 28, 2009

    Man rams abortion clinic; buy your own skyway

    All the weird news that's fit to print in capsule-sized bites

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Duh: Poor people have less access to healthy food

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  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Winter weight loss tips from a winner

    GHK.Jan.123.jpg A St. Paul attorney lost 120 pounds and had his story featured i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Hip parent pick? Sweet Cheeks organic baby food

    DSCF0172(2).jpgNow your baby can eat organic, too.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Midwest corn production vs. Gulf of Mexico ecology

    A dead zone free of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico is expanding rapidly, and scientists say corn production here is a primary culprit.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008
  • News

    March 7, 2007

    You Are Where You Eat

    What your choice of grocery stores says about who you are

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Minnesota 42nd in the nation in offering school breakfasts

    The 2005 School Breakfast Scorecard released last week by the Food Research and Action Center stated of the 2,115 Minnesota schools ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 10, 2004

    Vegetarian Phoenixes

    Perennial pleasers Udupi and Tanpopo are even better following their rebirths

  • Restaurants

    June 23, 1999
  • Books

    June 23, 1999

    Vegetarians at the Gate

    Health-food heavyweight Whole Foods takes aim at the Uptown crowd

  • Feature

    January 1, 1999
  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    No Place to Hide

    Plastics-related toxic chemicals are finding their way into everything--including baby milk

  • Restaurants

    June 19, 1996
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    May 29, 1996
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    February 7, 1996
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    January 31, 1996
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