Sushi at Grand Theater Bar

Grand Theater Bar - Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
Downtown Grand Haven's former Grand Theater is home to the hot new Theater Bar. Under the original marquee with the setting sun as a backdrop, glasses clink, local musicians play, and the smell of great food fills the night air....

Red Wok Sushi Bar and Asian Buffet

Chinese Buffet Extraordinaire
Review of the Red Wok's Chinese, Korean and Sushi cuisine. Fresh, delicious sushi handmade at Sushi bar.
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Great Holiday Desserts

Five Quick, Easy New Year's Eve Desserts
Need a quick easy treat for a holiday get together? Here are five easy desserts. Includes alcoholic variations.
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Healthy Fast Food? Bring it on, Baby!

Ten Cheap and Healthy Fast-Food Options
Okay, so we know eating out is bad for us, yada yada! But there are some fast food, eat out choices that are better than others! So, you can have your Taco Bell and eat it too!
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Thanksgiving Feast Extraordinaire! Easy too!

Emergency Thanksgiving Holiday Shopping List, Menu and Recipes
Congratulations, you're hosting the Thanksgiving fest this year. Nervous?Don't be! Here's a guide to a great meal!
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Achtung! German Dining Delight in Chicago!

Best German Restaurants in Chicago
Ein Prosit! Got a taste for weinerschnitzel and sauerbraten? Chicago defines midwest divergent and delightful dining! Here's a gastronomical adventure in Chicago's German cuisine! Go way beyond beer and brats (but don't forget the brau!)
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Wine-Tasting in Hilton Head, SC

Winery Tours in Hilton Head, SC
Picture this: warm sand, ocean breezes, lounging in the sun, dining on succulent seafood and best of all, wine-tasting at Island Winery and vineyard, overlooking the golden beaches of Hilton Head, South Carolina? Does life get any more delicious?
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Nutritional Dieting with Great Food!

The Ultimate Guide to Dieting Sensibly
Great food means healthy food! Good natural veggies, fruit, fiber, grains, olive oil and protein taste great! They are also the basis for smart dieting and weight loss. Definitive guide to sensible healthy weight-loss food choices!
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Cheap Foreign Shrimp? No Way! Serve only Delicious Louisiana Seafood!

Post-Katrina New Orleans Shrimpers Compete Against Foreign Shrimp
Not only do our poor brothers and sisters in New Orleans have to cope with Post Katrina devastation, Louisiana shrimpers also compete with cheap non-tariff foreign shrimp. American shrimpers and fishermen lose at the markets. American diners lose in quality and taste. All Americans lose when our markets are flooded with shoddy foreign goods. Especially food! Foreign seafood can be a health risk as well! My fellow Americans, serve only food products grown and harvested in the United States. We all win!
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The Wonderful World of Food!

Lesson Plans for School, Scouts, Camp, Library or VBS : 50 Foods from Around the World Simple inexpensive food ideas from around the world to introduce kids to other cultures. Over 50 countries to choose from. Perfect for community, camp, church, school, 4H, scouts, VBS, birthday party, or Library activities, programs or lessons. View more »

4-Ingredient Mexican Recipes

4-Ingredient Mexican Recipes
Healthy, delicious Latin dishes! Quick, easy Hispanic favorites! Fresh, wholesome ingredients. Several vegetarian varieties. Make these tasty four-ingredient recipes!
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Healthy Food Choices, Dieting and Weight Loss

Eat Consciously - Weight Loss Tips and Insidious Situations to Avoid
Ten situations to be cautious about when you are working weight loss, control or maintenance.
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Shiraz: A Red Wine Lovers's Delight!

Shiraz: Fasten Your Seat Belt and Enjoy the Ride
Like a full-bodied dry red wine? Try Shiraz, or Syrah for a delicious wine experience!Perfect with all kinds of entrees!
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Healthy Low-fat, Low Sugar, Low Carb Protein Foods

Easy Low Fat and Sugar / High Protein and Nutrient Food Switches
Five simple food switches that will reduce your fat and sugar intake while also increasing your protein and nutrient intake. Easy to find foods that are inexpensive. You'll be surprised at the nutrition data.
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PMS Diet: Healthy Choices Reduce PMS Symptoms

PMS Diet: What You Eat and Don't Eat Can Control Premenstrual Syndrome
PMS can be managed with some mindful dietary choices. What you eat and don't eat will help you to feel more comfortable during the difficulty of Premenstrual Syndrome.
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Healthy Kids' Junk Food? Yes!

Kids' Healthy Kids' Junk Food Favorites;Nutritious and Quick
Six kid junk food favorites that meet a health-concious mom's approval.
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Kid-friendly veggies

Getting Kids to Eat Veggies You know they need them; they say 'I hate them!' Great ways to help kids make friends instead of enemies with vegetables!
Great salad recipes too! I am hungry just writing this...! View more »

Memorial Day Grill Recipes-Vegans and Omnivores

Grill Recipes for Labor Day Labor Day is the Great Grill Holiday. Here are some easy recipes for grilling a delicious beef, chicken, fish, vegetable and vegan entree. Get your apron, grill mitts and grill fork ready for an awesome feast. Remember to use natural charcoal for a healthy green grill-out! View more »

Wine: Delicious, Affordable

Fine Wine; Low Cost!
Review of alternative boxed wine choices. Great taste and quality at reasonable prices. Red and White varieties. Merlot, Burgundy, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon. Food and serving suggestions.
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Fast Tortellini, Ravioli, Stuffed Shells Recipes

Quick Filled-Pasta Recipes Five complete recipes for using frozen filled ravioli, tortellini and stuffed pasta shells. Recipes for chicken, cheese, beef and sausage stuffed pasta. Ready in under 20 minutes.Kids love it! Healthy and inexpensive, too! But then what else would you expect from the Fast, Fresh, Fun, Frugal, Family-Friendly Food Femme Fatale? View more »

Meals in Minutes with These Condiments ~ Healthy, Tasty, Inexpensive!

20 Condiments to Keep On-hand for Memorable Meals in Moments Food brings people together. It's basic to living. But life is frenetic and home-cooked get more difficult. The Everyday Gourmet is a series of articles to help get meal prep down to 'art with a system'! This is fun, fresh, frugal fast family food. View more »

Healthy, Cheap Fast Food Options

Ten Cheap and Healthy Fast-Food Options Here is a guide to choosing the healthiest options from your favorite fast food places. Tips on low cholesterol, low fat, low sodium, gluten free menu choices. Cheap options too! View more »

Herbs to Spice Up Cooking

The Everyday Gourmet - 20 Gotta-Have Herbs and Spices Trying to manage your sodium, cholesterol with sacrificing taste? Watching your transfat, MSG, hydrogenated fat and artificial additives intake? Herbs are your answer. Substitute these palate powerhouses in your cooking and fasten you seat belt! View more »

Eating Right on the Go

How to Keep up with a Busy Life and Feed the Kids Well! Guide to meal planning around a busy family life. Includes travel friendly recipes and car snacks. View more »

Simple Diet Changes to Boost Vitamin C Intake

10 Easy Food Switches to Get More Vitamin C 10 dietary substitutions that only require a change in form to get more vitamin C View more »

Vegetable Recipes

20 Great Vegetables and How to Enjoy Them review of the nutrition, taste and adaptability of 20 vegetables. Includes serving ideas and recipes. View more »

Quick, Easy Rice Recipes

Wholesome, Easy, Quick, Inexpensive Tasty Rice Recipes in Under 10 Minutes Tasty, inexpensive, quick recipes with rice as a base. View more »

Great Fish Recipes for Summer Grilling

Easy, Nutritious, Delicious Fish Recipes We know fish is good for us, but most people don't like it, especially kids. Here are my fool-proof recipes that have got my fish-haters asking, "When are we going to have that great fish again?" View more »

Homemade Veggie Burgers

How to Make Your Own Veggie Burgers Easy, inexpensive veggie burgers are minutes away with these mouth-watering recipes. View more »


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