February 12, 2013
It's Fat Tuesday and many of us are going to indulge in rich gumbos, savory jambalayas and sweet beignets in honor of the occasion. Eating healthy may seem fruitless on a day devoted to high-calorie, rich foods. But there are ways to make healthier versions of our favorite Fat Tuesday dishes. Eatingwell.com offers this healthy sausage gumbo recipe. Ingredients 12 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage links, removed from casings 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 cups chopped tomatoes 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 1/2 cups frozen chopped okra 3/4 cup instant brown rice 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced (optional)
January 15, 2013
Knowing the right way to eat is one thing, but doing it is not always easy, especially when dining out. But some Baltimore-area restaurants are making heart-healthy dining easier and more attractive for their diners. Restaurants like Zia's in Towson are drawing new customers with a menu approach that makes eating heart-healthy almost foolproof. The cafe's menu is completely free of white flour, hydrogenated oils and refined sugars. "We have doctors, nutritionists, trainers, coaches recommending people to us," said Zia's owner, Daniela Troia.
December 17, 2012
The Fat Larry's logo is a smiling, bald guy with glasses and a goatee. The logo is everywhere at Fat Larry's, a sub shop that opened in September in the Federal Hill space where Corks used to be. Fat Larry is on the outside windows, on the menu and on the wall behind the register. When we were waiting for our carryout order, Fat Larry himself walked right in the front door. So there really is a "Fat Larry. " He's Larry Davidov, the owner. A Philadelphia native, Davidov is serious about bringing authentic Philly cheese steaks to Baltimore.
October 25, 2012
The beauty of baseball is that even fat guys can play it, and play it well. It's the most democratic of sports. You can be chunky, you can be roly-poly, you can be out and out blubbery and still find a place in this game. I should know. I played it for years. But if you need further proof, I give you Pablo Sandoval. The Kung Fu Panda sure lit it up last night in the San Francisco Giants' 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series. Sandoval became only the third player in history -- the others are Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols -- to smack three home runs in a World Series.
October 11, 2012
The buzz surrounding Shaquille Cleare has dulled a bit since the 6-9 power forward from Houston announced more than a year ago that he was coming to Maryland. The spring and summer of 2012 had all been about whether his former AAU teammates, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, would join him here next year. Cleare, the centerpiece of Mark Turgeon's first recruiting class at Maryland, said he didn't seem to mind the spotlight going elsewhere. But now, with the Harrisons choosing defending national-champion Kentucky over the Terps, the buzz surrounding Cleare will certainly be back when he takes the court Friday night at Comcast Center for Maryland Madness.
October 5, 2012
Baltimore Ravens' Terrence Cody is fat, according to Mike Golic from ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning show. Golic's comment was made on Friday morning, during a discussion about Cody's objections to the new NFL jerseys : "Terrence Cody is about 350. Terrence, I don't mean this in a bad way, but you're fat. I mean am I making up that you have some fat on you when you weight 350? Listen, if you're under 10 percent fat percentage, god love you, but I am pretty sure you are not. "