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Quinn on Nutrition: Small steps for big results

You may have seen the ads, "You in the Honda. Put down the donut." That's just one innovative approach of Montage Health, a non-profit health entity that includes the hospital I've been affiliated with for many years. In its annual report, this health organization issued a lofty challenge: "Let's make Monterey the healthiest county in the state." (It's currently ranked No. 22.)

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Best Bites: Snyder's Filled Pieces

Pretzel nuggets filled with peanut butter have been around for at least 20 years or so, but it's news when Snyder's of Hanover gets into the act. Like others before them, Snyder's has hollowed out little pretzelettes and filled the crisp, salty shell with lightly sweet peanut butter. These are among the world's best snacks, the perfect combination of flavors and textures, and with Snyder's making them they should be easily available to pretty much everyone, everywhere.

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5 Ways to spice up a white kitchen

All-white kitchens have been a classic choice over the past century. Still, their bright monotony has the potential to wear on people. If you're looking to add a little zest to your kitchen, any one of these five design strategies will do the trick.

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Elicio's Rose makes for good summer sipping

I found the perfect patio sipper. I was lured in by the beautiful salmon color of Elicio's Rose of grenache and syrah from France. Market District Wine Steward Jessica Goldbourn saw me reach for the bottle and started singing its praises. "One of my favorites!" Screw top, baby! Amazing value. So I took a bottle home and fell in love with the exhilarating aromas of Granny Smith apple, and Bosc pear. It was a feast for the senses. Lots of creamy strawberry and apple flavors in every sip. At $10.99, I was tickled pink.

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These are the tastes nostalgic fans of Celestin’s will remember

After a seven-year hiatus, Patrick and Phoebe Celestin have reopened their namesake restaurant at a new location in East Sacramento. The menu is shorter, but the Creole and Caribbean flavors remain – including a savory gumbo and plantains.