Food

A childhood favorite all grown up: Mature mac and cheese

There’s something especially comforting and harmonious about macaroni and cheese.Warm noodles, creamy sauce and satiating heft make mac and cheese a favorite with even the youngest eaters. Yet, for the adult who abhors the idea of doing the powdered cheese and noodle routine, the old favorite ...

Study trimming super-size with half-orders, plate colors

Washington ? Call it the alter-ego of super-sizing.Researchers infiltrated a fast-food Chinese restaurant and found up to a third of diners jumped at the offer of a half-size of the usual heaping pile of rice or noodles — even when the smaller amount cost the same.Giant portion sizes are one ...

Delicious/Nutritious: Valentine’s Day yumminess

This month, Megan and Sarah are cooking with wine. Salut!DeliciousValentine’s Day. Wine and chocolate. I’m such a cliché. But really, there’s a reason Valentine’s Day is about wine and chocolate. A good reason: they’re amazing. Amazing, together. Like sweethearts, right?Oh, vomit.But ...

Nutrition Q&A: The Walk Kansas program

Q: What is Walk Kansas? Can anyone join a team and when does it begin?A: Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life by being more active, making better nutrition choices and learning positive ways to deal with stress.This is how it works: Teams of ...

(Un)Chocolates for your sweetheart?

Chocolate gets top billing in the pantheon of sweets this time of year.It seems it’s impossible to go anywhere without seeing ribbon-wrapped truffle boxes, sculpted edible roses or someone balling up a foil wrapper, cocoa scent on his or her breath.But what of the dark stuff’s albino ...

Conquistadores: Suddenly, downtown Lawrence is rife with Latin-tinged restaurants

If you like Latin flavors, nowadays Lawrence’s downtown is ground zero for your dining experience.Want an old favorite? Check out La Familia.Authentic Mexican? Mexquisito is there for you.Nuevo Latino? Esquina is the place for you.Tacos? Fuzzy’s Taco Shop takes them seriously.Straight ...