Food & Wine

Let’s Go Nuts!

Nuts have grown into some of the most versatile morsels on the menu. Not only do they taste great, but they put more heart-healthy fat, protein, and fiber into your diet. If you have trouble digesting nuts, soaking or blending them into nut butter helps. You can also grind nuts and seeds in your food […]

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Plant-Based Foods

These healthy alternatives are everywhere! Times are clearly changing when plant-based food isn’t just found on the menus of health-based restaurants. High-end restaurants and even El Pollo Loco receive rave reviews for dishes like Chickenless Pollo™. Then there’s Burger King’s vegetarian Impossible Whopper and KFC’s popular vegan Beyond Fried Chicken nuggets. The whole world’s gone […]

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Ready, Set, Sip

These days, we could all use a little more celebration. What could be more fun and relaxing than hosting a wine tasting party with family and friends? It provides the perfect opportunity to gather together and spread some cheers! Although wine consumption may have increased over the last couple of years, a lot of that […]

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Healthier Comfort Food

Ever wonder what makes comfort food so comforting? It didn’t take a pandemic to remind us how much we love our bread, pasta, lasagna, enchiladas, and thick, creamy soups. The challenge now is finding hearty meals that are heart-healthy too. Believe it or not, it isn’t that hard. Chefs keep coming up with satisfying cuisine […]

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Local Flavor 2022

PORTA VIA Porta Via has quickly become a neighborhood favorite with a world-class feel. Their California bistro menu is designed to be both classic and creative, always making patrons feel like they are at a “special” place, featuring farm-to-table freshness, creative cocktails, and a diverse wine list. All menu items are chosen with an emphasis […]

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Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.” — Louis Pasteur Many of us have done our fair share of drinking red wine since COVID started almost two years ago. We stocked up on the essentials of TP, Clorox wipes, and plenty of wine. And for those of us wondering why red wine […]

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Valentine’s Recipe Ideas

Herbed Garlic Bread1-pound oval loaf French or sourdough bread, unsliced12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter at roomtemperature¼ cup finely chopped parsley¼ cup finely chopped chives or green onion tops½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon dried basil½ teaspoon dried thyme2 medium cloves garlic, crushed3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese Trim crusts from top and sides of bread. Cut 2-inch […]

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Everyone’s a Winner at Casa Pacifica’s Yummie Top Chef Competition

Casa Pacifica held its 28th Annual Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival on Sunday, September 26th, on the campus of CSU Channel Islands in Ventura County. They also held the Yummie Top Chef Competition, one of the festival’s most popular events. The competition included two categories: savory and sweet. Winners in the savory category included […]

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The Perfect Holiday Dish

The holidays are here and you are invited to a cocktail/dinner party. To be gracious, you offer to bring a dish. This sounds simple, yet the world has become much more complicated these days with its wide variety of dietary requirements. Everyone seems to havea food intolerance or follow a new, special diet. People have […]

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Agoura Wine & Beer Co.

Gina and Jeremy opened Agoura Wine & Beer Company with the goal of creating an environment that brings their customers the best possible prices on great-tasting wine and beer. What really sets them apart is their dedication to immersing themselves in the culture. After years of working in the restaurant industry, this soon-to-be-married couple knew […]

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Holiday Cocktails

Cheers to good friends! Special thanks to owner Rouz Yazdanyar for sharing incredible holiday cocktail recipes with us once again!

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