A Preview Of Our Clean Eats Issue | February 2020

Preview the issue before it hits stands next week!

Made in Orange County: Nut Butters by Forbidden Superfoods

Hand-crafted in small batches, the creamy and nutrient-rich nut butters are made with dried fruit and a mix of pecans, almonds, and cashews

What It’s Like To: Take a VR Tour of Your Brain

After Meera Sawhney of Irvine was diagnosed with a tumor, neurosurgeon Robert Louis used a virtual reality headset to ease her anxiety and rehearse her operation.

What It’s Like To: Change the System

Elizabeth Campbell of Irvine fights for accessibility and independence for all.

What It’s Like To: Nurture a Child Who Has Had a Brain Tumor

Hildie Vega of Fountain Valley augments standard medical treatment for her daughter Olivianna with help from MaxLove Project.

What It’s Like To: Create Art to Heal Trauma

Artist Andrea Moni of Irvine began collaborating with other trauma victims after a serious burn accident.

What It’s Like To: Battle Cancer as a Teen

Lesley Ramirez of Anaheim beat Ewing sarcoma and learned how to care for her mental health.

What It’s Like To: Teach Wounded Vets to Surf

Former pro surfer Danny Nichols of Huntington Beach shares his love of the ocean to help soldiers heal.

This Brewery’s Burger is Nothing to Squawk At

Green Cheek came in with a set of plans so solid that it was ready to open within three weeks, kitchen and all.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens at Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

Learn more about the multilayered and technologically impressive ride.

On The Market: Newport Home Makes Fitness a Priority

Rubber floor tiles help add to gym feel.

Wisdom From: Life Coach Has Tips for Sticking to Those Resolutions

Here are tips on setting and maintaining your goals for the duration of 2020.

Savor Japanese Soufflé Pancakes and Comfort Classics at Burnt Crumbs’ Pop-Up Brunch

The brunch debuts Jan. 18 at the Irvine location.

Green Cheek Costa Mesa Opens With Kitchen and Increased Brewing Capacity

Green Cheek CM adds seven 30-barrel fermentation tanks.

Four New Foodie Spots To Try This Month (January 2020)

New site for popular speakeasy, a soy haven, and more

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Made in Orange County: Nut Butters by Forbidden Superfoods

Hand-crafted in small batches, the creamy and nutrient-rich nut butters are made with dried fruit and a mix of pecans, almonds, and cashews

This Brewery’s Burger is Nothing to Squawk At

Green Cheek came in with a set of plans so solid that it was ready to open within three weeks, kitchen and all.

Green Cheek Costa Mesa Opens With Kitchen and Increased Brewing Capacity

Green Cheek CM adds seven 30-barrel fermentation tanks.

CATHY THOMAS & FRIENDS

Tavern House Executive Chef Michael Payne Shares Steps for Bright, Tart Salmon Crudo

This dish is bright with blood oranges, pickled red onions, and buttery Castelvetrano olives.

CdM Mixologist Ravin Buzzell Unlocks Secret of Smoke in Old-Fashioned Cocktail

With culinary curiosity and thirst-driven motivation, Buzzell creates unique cocktails.

Sessions Chef Max Schlutz Shares Recipe for Vietnamese-Style Steak Salad

Chef-partner shows off his delectable Vietnamese-themed salad to be featured at the newest location in Fashion Island.

Vaca Chef Amar Santana Shares His Secrets for Silky Corn Pudding

Celebrity chef Amar Santana prepares an easy-to-make silky corn pudding to accompany chicken breast in Cathy Thomas’ kitchen.

LIFE & STYLE

What It’s Like To: Take a VR Tour of Your Brain

After Meera Sawhney of Irvine was diagnosed with a tumor, neurosurgeon Robert Louis used a virtual reality headset to ease her anxiety and rehearse her operation.

What It’s Like To: Change the System

Elizabeth Campbell of Irvine fights for accessibility and independence for all.

What It’s Like To: Nurture a Child Who Has Had a Brain Tumor

Hildie Vega of Fountain Valley augments standard medical treatment for her daughter Olivianna with help from MaxLove Project.

What It’s Like To: Create Art to Heal Trauma

Artist Andrea Moni of Irvine began collaborating with other trauma victims after a serious burn accident.

TRAVEL

Perfect Getaway: See What So Many TV Scouts Love About Portland, Oregon

It’s getting more difficult to “Keep Portland Weird”—the city’s motto—but there are still plenty of offbeat places awaiting your arrival.

Perfect Getaway: Palm Springs is Booming Yet Tranquil—Depending on Your Mood

Luxurious lodging options, a diverse dining scene, and plenty of entertainment provide all you need.

FEATURES

Growers Ranch Manager Marco Gomez Retires After 44 Years of Service

He will retire this month after a whopping 44 years helping customers find fresh produce

Pay It Forward: Local Leaders Share Their Favorite O.C. Places

Many people we asked had multiple favorites, and they mentioned other businesses they like. Here are a few.

Local Leaders Share Their Favorite Places To Dine in O.C.

Orange County natives, celebrities, and VIPs told us about their favorite places to dine.

Local Leaders Share Their Favorite Memories at O.C. Places

Orange County natives, celebrities, and VIPs told us about their favorite places in time.

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