This map is intended to serve as a guide to good food in Long Beach. From finding places to grow food in community gardens, to buying locally sourced products and organics at grocery stores, farmers markets, and farm stands; finding food pantries and food banks, to exploring the cultural diversity of Long Beach food through […]
In buying and preparing good food, it’s the little things that make the difference.
These tips, videos and techniques are The Little Things that have helped people form easy daily strategies to eat amazingly.
A few weeks ago, LB Fresh co-director Tony Damico got to sit down with Kyle Johnson of Market LOVr at Fox Coffeehouse, a local vegan cafe in Long Beach’s Wrigley neighborhood, to chat about good food. Check out the conversation, in its entirety, below! Tony – “It was really exciting to hear about your project […]
This Tuesday October 24th is National Food Day, a time when we’re encouraged to “eat real.” To us, that means eating real food, yes – less processed and refined stuff, and more fresh fruits, vegetables, and the like. In the past, we’ve recognized some impressive local food champions, and hosted events like Funding Foodmakers and […]
Long Beach provides optimal weather for growing some amazing herbs and veggies year-round. This means that with a bit of space, a few supplies, and some creativity, you can propagate and grow your very own herb garden right at home. No more last minute trips to the store or market just to buy the bunch […]
The Little Things: Have Fun With A Plant-Based Diet A few things I’ve noticed from talking to people about their understanding of veganism and what it takes to eat a plant- based diet is, people defeat themselves before giving it a true attempt. They’ve either heard one horror story about a person who was […]
Living in the city can limit your ability to grow your own food. Community gardens are great if they’re convenient enough to integrate into your weekly routine and assuming there’s not a huge waiting list to join. If you have zero available land to till, then container based gardens and self-watering planters are good […]
Our next installation of “the little things” features Chef Paul Buchanan of Primal Alchemy Catering! Chef Paul shows us that eating healthy and fresh doesn’t have to cost a fortune with his $5 farmers market breakfast. “Start your day out right. Food is our medicine for health. Nutrition should be common sense, forged by families, […]
We spoke to some students in the public health nutrition program at UC Berkeley about what advice they would give about how to make cooking more convenient, affordable, and time-efficient. Here’s what they said: Use simple recipes that are fast with minimal ingredients and aren’t boring. Some examples include: 5-ingredient Black Bean Soup and 5-ingredient White Chicken […]
Quinoa Steamed Rice Looking for a simple way to make your white rice healthier? Try the following recipe by local chef and Long Beach native, Chef Agustin! Quinoa Steamed Rice Ingredients: 1.5 cup rice 1/2 cup quinoa 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 2.5 cup water Stir, turn on and next thing […]
If you have ideas about the little things that people can do to engage in healthier behaviors and become better connected with their food, we encourage you to write a guest post for us (click here for the interest form)! There are a lot of perceived barriers to buying local food and eating well; time, cost, and convenience […]
Popular food journalist Michael Pollan has proposed that our focus on “nutritionism” (a focus on individual nutrients rather than whole foods) is the basis for America’s health problems. Through his years of qualitative research, he has suggested the following rules of thumb for eaters like you: Eat food. Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. […]
The USDA ChooseMyPlate.gov website has great tips for “Healthy Eating on a Budget,” including tips for every aisle. Below are their recommendations for how to fill your cart with budget-friendly and healthy options from the fruit and vegetable food group: Buy “in season” produce. They are usually less expensive and are at their peak […]