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Little Eater Opens at The North Market

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Little Eater Opens at The North Market

Local chef Cara Mangini wants to bring vegetables to the center of your table. Not as a meager side dish, or a vegetarian-only alternative, but as the flavorful, colorful main attraction. California native Mangini worked in the New York City magazine and beauty industry for a decade before realizing that her real interest lay in […]

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Ohio’s Own: Living Fresh Microgreens

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Living Fresh Microgreens

We’re not exactly in prime Farmers Market season here. It’s slim pickin’ for those who want to eat local and eat greens this time of year. But there is one green thing that can thrive locally in wintery conditions: sprouts. Not just bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts, microgreens — in radish, mustard and kale flavor. […]

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Healthy Habits for Eating Well in 2015

Erin Johnson Erin Johnson Healthy Habits for Eating Well in 2015

I’m thrilled to take part in Health & Wellness Week on Columbus Underground for a third year! While my previous contributions have focused on specific recipes (here and here), this year I hope to offer some ideas for healthy, thrifty, and efficient habits and ideas in the kitchen. A little planning and preparation can make […]

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The List: 9 Health-Centric Restaurants in Columbus

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The List: 9 Health-Centric Restaurants in Columbus

Bring up health food in conversation and you’ll typically get a divided response – the topic is either welcomed with enthusiasm or peppered with eye rolls. Regardless of your reaction, restaurants are responding in the former and providing more and more healthy, diet-accommodating meal options. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free by choice, or because […]

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Five Non-Fitness Related Resolutions That Can Help You Lose Weight

Melanie Ash Melanie Ash Five Non-Fitness Related Resolutions That Can Help You Lose Weight

How many people do you know who joined a gym or started a new diet or exercise program this week? A lot, probably. And how many of those people will be in the best shape of their lives come March? Not many. Weight loss resolutions are understandably common given the obesity rate and the fact […]

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Au Bon Pain Closes Downtown, Opens at OSU Medical Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Au Bon Pain Closes Downtown, Opens at OSU Medical Center

Boston-based cafe chain Au Bon Pain just quietly completed the relocation of its singular Columbus location from Downtown to the OSU Wexner Medical Center. The former location at 20 South Third Street just closed up their doors yesterday, vacating a retail space inside the PNC Plaza building. Donna Alsheimer, Hospitality & Communication Manager confirmed that […]

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Local Conference: Your Dietary Guidelines Are Changing

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Local Conference: Your Dietary Guidelines Are Changing

Every five years, the United States issues a revision of its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The last revision was in 2010, and the newest recommendations are scheduled for announcement in January of 2015. This last week, The Ohio State University hosted a summit on the impending changes. An assembly of policy wonks, nutrition and food […]

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