A California company has recalled peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. While no one as of yet has been reported ill, the company, Wawona, says in a statement that it shut down and sanitized its processing facility when a sample tested positive for the bacteria, which can cause flu-like symptoms; they are using other facilities to maintain normal operations while the problem is being dealt with.
Your Philly Marathon Training Begins … Now!
With just four months until race day, it's time to get your butt in gear.
Temple Makes Big HIV Breakthrough
They're calling it a step toward a permanent cure.
What to Eat This Week: Herb Garden Goodies
Say goodbye to your overgrown herb garden with these healthy recipes.
10 Healthiest Road-Trip Snacks at Wawa
We shopped with a health coach to find the healthiest options at Wawa.
Looks like whole “If you build it, they will come” thing might actually be true when it comes to bike lanes and bike paths. A new study out of the UK and published in the American Journal of Public Health found that people who live near bike lanes get more exercise each week than people for whom such infrastructure isn’t as easily accessible.
I’m always on the look out for creative salad ideas because, in my opinion, there’s no tastier way to get your day’s requirement of veggies. I’ve eaten fattoush before, which is essentially the Lebanese cousin of the Italian panzanella. It’s a tomato and vegetable salad that contains a crunchy, bready ingredient.
Our featured recipe this week is a healthier play on fattoush; you get what you expect from the pita and feta cheese, but the mixed greens, light dressing and protein-packed chicken turns this salad into a healthy, happy and, most important, easy weeknight dinner. Enjoy!
Short of, you know, actually pedaling in the Tour de France, this is a pretty epic way to celebrate the end of the race: with a 75-minute Tour de France-themed ride on Sunday at 9 a.m. at Body Cycle Studio.
Just a friendly reminder that the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon on November 23rd is just less than 18 weeks away, so it’s time to get your butt in gear if you’re planning on running it.
Here are some of your training options, whether you’re running the full or half:
Just a quick update to our post a few weeks back about the newly rekindled Medals4Mettle program in Philly, which invites runners to donate finishers’ medals to be redistributed to sick kids at CHOP. When last we talked about it, you were instructed to mail your medals to Philly chapter leader Malinda Hill. But now she tells me she’s worked with a few local businesses to install donation boxes so you can avoid the mail costs.
Here’s where to find them:
Crazy cool news out of Temple University today, y’all: As per a just-published study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Temple’s neuroscience department have figured out a way to edit human cells and “snip out” HIV DNA, essentially eliminating the virus from cells for good.
Calling all Paleo devotees: If your Wednesday dinner plans consist of leftover grilled chicken breast and some three-day old sautéed veggies, we’ve got a better idea. According to our friends over at Foobooz, the owners of Russet on Spruce Street are hosting a Paleo-friendly BYOB cookout this Wednesday, July 23rd. They’ll be serving up a menu loaded with tons of grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork from Philly CowShare, and everything will be suitable for Paleo eaters. And it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either—$35 gets you four courses served on the restaurant’s back patio. Now, doesn’t that just sound so much better than leftover chicken?