Guide to Good Food - From Really Good Food to Everyday Food Matters

USDA organic: know more about certified organic food

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

Many people eat organic food under the assumption that it has greater health and environmental benefits than food produced through conventional means. But when you're standing in the produce section looking at two bananas, one costing 67 cents/lb. and the other, an organic costing 99cents/lb. it's a fair question to ask if eating organic food is really better for you and is it worth the extra cost?

More...

In defense of Junk Food

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

With all the pressures of modern life, it's easy to succumb to the ready temptations of fast food when meal time rolls around and you have little time and less money to grab a bite to eat. Whether or not you have a twinge of guilt as you pull through the drive through or order at the counter, you know that your diet choices have a direct influence on your health and well-being. Here are a few alternatives to standard junk food that qualify as healthy food, served fast.

More...

Potassium rich foods: the secret to high energy food

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

There are many products on the market touting how they will give either the most or the longest-lasting energy, but in reality a long-lasting energy source isn’t found in a can or a bottle. Rather, your produce section is the best place to find your personal fuel. Fruit and vegetables including bananas, artichokes, avocados, oranges, spinach, and tomatoes are high in potassium. Potassium is a mineral and an electrolyte that is imperative to regulate the body’s PH levels and help with many other bodily functions including regulating blood flow and helps proper cellular function.

More...

The Caveman Diet: Exactly What Is The Paleo Diet?

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

Modern lifestyles don't leave much time for chasing prey or foraging for fruits and vegetables, but our bodies are biologically designed for the nutrition of our cavemen ancestors. That is the premise behind the Paleolithic or “Paleo” diet - if a caveman didn't eat it a modern human shouldn't either. Some of the claimed benefits include reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. So what exactly is the Paleolithic diet you ask?

More...

Trying a raw food diet? Find easy raw food recipes

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

People on a raw food diet know that it isn't just chopped vegetables, but preparing a tasty nutritious dish with visual appeal rivaling an entree that's been prepared in oven or on stove can take a while. Because many dishes require dehydration, preparation can require a few hours. We've searched and found several recipes that deliver the goods without requiring an afternoon to prepare.

More...

Ranas Mexico City Cuisine

Posted 02-08-2013 in Reviews by Christopher

There are plenty of Mexican Cuisine restaurants in San Diego but barely any Mexico City Cuisine restaurants north of the border in San Diego, and the "mom and pop" Ranas Mexico City Cuisine flourishes in its uniqueness and authenticity. Ranas' menu is full of dishes that can only be found at Ranas or in Mexico city, and has gathered a cult following with great customer service, fresh tastes, and robust flavor.

More...

Mapo Korean BBQ

Posted 02-08-2013 in Reviews by Christopher

Mapo Korean BBQ's website describes Korean BBQ as "Korean barbecue refers to the Korean method of grilling beef, pork, chicken, and other types of meat or food dishes. The excitement of cooking at the table has made Korean BBQ a fun and popular dinning experience," and Mapo holds true to all that it mentioned. For our lunch review this week, the staff made its way down to Kearny Mesa and Convoy Street to explore some tasty and authentic Korean Barbecue.

More...

Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill

Posted 02-08-2013 in Reviews by Christopher

This week's lunch food review took the Find Me Good Food staff to a hidden restaurant in a shopping center located just minutes from the Grossmont Center in La Mesa is the chic and cozy Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill. What really sets Banbu apart from other sushi restaurants is its extensive menu that includes more than just sushi and its calm and classy atmosphere.

More...

Burger Lounge

Posted 02-08-2013 in Reviews by Christopher

One of San Diego's most popular and healthy burger joints is the certified green Burger Lounge. Burger Lounge's unique business practice of following certain environmental guidelines from the products it serves to how it recycles and composts. By staying green its not the typical burger joint, the burgers have unmatched freshness and is the epitome of food that not only tastes good, but is also good for you.

More...

Wahoo's Fish Taco

Posted 02-08-2013 in Reviews by Christopher

For our lunch review this week we headed to the Hawaiian style fusion restaurant Wahoo's Fish Taco in Mission Valley. Immediately you can tell Wahoo's is unique; the restaurant looks more like a skate or surf shop you'd find by the beach than a place to grab tacos. And not just any regular tacos, Wahoo's sets itself apart by blending Brazilian, Mexican, and Asian style and taste into all of its menu items.

More...