January 24, 1988 |
Anyone older than 18 might want to sit down for this. Remember avocado green and harvest gold, the colors that permeated the '60s and early '70s? They're back! If you're old enough to vote, you're old enough to remember how, like some primordial ooze, they took over living-room carpets, sofas and armchairs, kitchen counters, major appliances, toasters, blenders, telephones and all manner of housewares ad nauseam. These days, hardly anyone will admit to having liked this putrid palette, but back then, it looked appropriately earthy.
July 2, 2000 |
Cholesterol-free and sodium-free, avocados are a natural for a healthy lifestyle. They're nutrient-dense in dietary fiber, potassium, and Vitamins C, E, B6, and folate. And they're so versatile you can add them to just about anything, from salads to salsa. According to a recent government report, Dietary Guidelines 2000, avocados contribute to a healthy diet because, like olives, they are high in monounsaturated fat, the type shown to help lower blood cholesterol. The report, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services, was designed to help Americans select eating patterns that meet nutritional requirements, promote health, and reduce chronic-disease risks.
October 28, 1994 |
Call it ecologically correct. Call it environmentally sensitive. But, whatever you do, don't call it avocado. Red might be the emotionally hot hue on the color wheel, but green is the shade that's heating up interior design this season. "There are so many greens," said Barbara Winfield, author of The Complete Book of Home Details. "I'm even seeing avocado green nowadays, though it's not being called that and, in truth, is not the exact color we remember from the '70s. " Until recently, Winfield explained, green had a somewhat negative association.
December 1, 2011
Company line: Three flour tortillas with grilled shrimp in a spicy chile-lime sauce topped with fresh cilantro-lime slaw, house-made pico de gallo and sliced avocados. Chain: Chili's. Location: 1239 Filbert St. Order time: 13 minutes. Price: $10.79 Calories: 1,010, with 40 grams of protein, 43 grams of fat and 3,040 mgs of sodium (less than 2,300 mgs of sodium per day is recommended). Review : Chains are supposed to be all about consistency, but you can never take out the human element.
August 19, 2010
You have your sweet, you have your tart, you have your creamy. They all come together in this almost-too-beautiful-to-eat summertime appetizer from chef Lou Boquilla at Audrey Claire in Rittenhouse Square. The crab and apple terrine is topped with avocado slices and drizzled with a roasted garlic and yellow pepper emulsion. Crab-and-apple terrine ($13) at Audrey Claire, 271 S. 20th St., 215-731-1222.
February 8, 2013
I SAW AN ad the other day pushing bacon as an ideal Valentine's Day gift, and I had to laugh. It's like saying, "Here, sweetheart, I want you to die sooner!" OK, I know this holiday is not about eating "right. " It's about something bigger, and that something is love. Love and chocolate. Dark chocolate is the treat that loves you back. Healthwise, you can have your chocolate cake and eat it, too, especially if you mix it with - don't laugh - fruits and veggies. It's not a new idea.
April 29, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Ramen with king crab 2. Mujuddara lentil- bulgur wheat pilaf 3. Raw striped jack with avocado and jalapeño oil For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Serpico (604 South St.) 2. Apricotstone (1040 N. American St.) 3. Vernick Food & Drink (2031 Walnut St.)
December 30, 1987 |
Philadelphia and San Diego may have some things in common - they're both large cities, with even larger cities about 100 miles to their north - but this year they won't share the Mummers. Seems that after the Southern Californians' initial love-fest with the Mummers in the early 1980s, the cultural clash proved too much to overcome. "The interest just wasn't there anymore," said Joe Crescenzo, a Philadelphia expatriate who helped organize the first San Diego Mummers Parade in 1982.
May 10, 2012 |
What to eat: Gourmet grilled cheese, or "brown-bagged meltyness," as owner Alan Krawitz likes to call it. Don't miss: Building your own sammie for $5 to $6 with such saliva-stirring add-ons as buffalo sauce, salsa, blue-cheese dressing, avocado, bacon and fried onions. On the menu: Goodies like the Mary D ("Grandma's meatballs meet grilled cheese"); the Presto Pesto (chicken topped with pesto, provolone, spinach and tomato); El Duke (sirloin chip steak topped with jalapeño jack cheese, salsa, refried beans and avocado)