Perk Up Your Taste Buds at Grape Leaf Mediterranean Grill

August 26, 2014 4:36 pm

Get out of your burger and fries routine and take a culinary trip to Greece at Grape Leaf Mediterranean Grill. It’s a cozy, friendly spot with a wide assortment of authentic Greek dishes that'll perk up your taste buds.

Settle in with a beer or glass of wine and a flavorful appetizer like spanikopita, stuffed grape leaves, fried cauliflower, hummus, grilled halloumi cheese, or grilled pita bread. Some yummy soups and salads are also on the menu. Pita wraps are a great choice, stuffed with a variety of fillings, including falafel, chicken shawarma, and beef and lamb. Entree choices include beef, shrimp, or chicken kabobs, chicken souvlaki, chicken or steak shawarma, and salmon tahini filet. Conclude your meal with a sweet taste of baklava or the banana banoffi, a pie of whipped cream, caramelized milk, and bananas.

Grape Leaf Mediterranean Grill is open every day.

Grape Leaf Mediterranean Grill
17582 E. 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 544-1900

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Santiago Oaks Regional Park: Take a Hike Today

August 19, 2014 2:58 pm

Santiago Oaks Regional Park, tucked away in East Orange, boasts over 1700 acres of scenic parkland just minutes from downtown. The park offers scenic views along several trails of varying length and difficulty level, making it popular for families and hikers of all ages. In addition to the hiking trails, the park is home to a nature center that offers educational programs on weekends, and park rangers lead various walks and activities throughout the year.

The park has many amenities, including an amphitheater, barbeques, picnic areas, a playground, and a scenic overlook. Additionally, several trails are suitable for bicycles or equestrians, and the park allows dogs on leashes. Regular visitors love the serenity and quiet of Santiago Oaks, as the park rarely feels crowded or overrun, truly allowing visitors to relax and connect to their natural surroundings.

For views of the local scenery and a peaceful hike, head to Santiago Oaks Regional Park.

Santiago Oaks Regional Park
2145 Windes Drive
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 973-6620

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Enjoy Exercise With These Low-Impact Workouts

August 12, 2014 4:15 pm

Want to begin exercising but don't know where to start? These three low-impact workouts can help you get started:

  1. Walking. Walking is extremely low-impact, enables you to spend time outdoors, and is much cheaper than a monthly gym membership. The average person can burn about 181 calories by walking for just 45 minutes, and you can always add to your speed or distance as you start to feel more comfortable.
  2. Zumba. This fun, lively workout may incorporate choreography, but it’s much simpler than most step aerobics classes or dance classes. Zumba incorporates dance moves to create an exercise program that doesn’t even feel like working out. Best of all, you’ll burn over 350 calories in just 45 minutes.
  3. Cycling. Although many people are intimidated by the loud music and fast pace of a cycling class, this is actually a very low-impact workout. Cycling is great because you can go at your own pace, and no one will really notice if you go a bit slower than the rest of the class. Even very moderate cycling will burn 381 calories in 45 minutes, and you can increase that number by pedaling faster.

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