Instead of adding small amounts of dried herbs to dishes, consider adding cupfuls of fresh ones. Chopped herbs including mint, tarragon, thyme, rosemary and more add layers of vibrant and healthy flavors to a range of dishes.
Food that's meant for dieters often contains ingredients such as pork gelatin and modified maize starch. The author advocates sticking to real food, even if it means a spritz of lemon on a salad instead of low-fat bottled dressing.
Cocktails made with beer are becoming more popular as bars have come up with specialties such as the Duvel, made with Belgian beer, gin, tonic and lemon. The Beerbistro in Toronto serves a mimosa made with wheat beer and orange juice, and a Black Forest cocktail with oatmeal stout and raspberry liqueur.