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a column for food news, specials & “foodies” in Fullerton

by Morgan McLaughlin
Editor in Chief

This week (August 25, 2011):

Happy Cooking Co.

Fullerton has plenty of places to go eat food, but what if you want to know how to cook food? That’s where the Happy Cooking Co. comes in!
Owners Jael & James Tanti don’t just believe in healthy eating, they help you learn about healthy ingredients, learn how to cook and then help you with great cookware. At Happy Cooking Co. you can find a fun education and good products. “Change lives, make a difference, and have fun is the motto here,” says Vanna Arbuckle, instructor, trainer and business manager. “[Jael and James] changed my life, they’re so positive and inspired me.”

At the cooking classes the instructor prepares food with the help of the audience, while you are also taught about some of the philosophies of the Happy Cooking Co. Superfoods, PH levels in the body, and the 5 Enemies of Nutrition are just some of the things you’ll learn while dicing, mixing, and tasting the dishes created.

You’ll also watch as the 316 Titanium surgical stainless steel Saladmaster and Roasters make cooking easier than you could imagine. The metal is “clean, non-corrosive, non-porous, and highly resistant to chemical attack.” The Temperature Control Vapo-valve system also keeps temperatures at approximately 185° degrees Fahrenheit – below boiling and below steaming – high enough to kill bacteria but low enough to preserve the vitamins and minerals that the Happy Cooking Co. educates you are normally cooked out of meals.

In the Longevity Cooking Class, trainer and business manager Vanna Arbuckle taught how to make some healthy dishes that are not only tasty but also will help you live a long healthy life. Appetizers like Hummus and Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) Salad with cherry tomato, cucumber, mint and more. Entrees were quick but yet incredibly flavorful. The One Layer Lasagna was filled with vegetables and didn’t require pre-cooking the pasta. The Frozen to Finish Fish with Talapia, tomato, bell pepper, onion and turmeric came out tasting fresh and light despite being put in to cook while still frozen.

They don’t skimp on the treats either. The blended Banana Froster smoothie was filled with superfoods and energy filled ingredients including banana, hempseed, maca, dates and sweet vanilla bean. And for the end of the night Vanna instructed with ease the 10 Minute Chocolate using cacao butter, coconut oil, honey and berries that took only 10 minutes in the freezer before being ready to be popped into the mouth and enjoyed guilt-free.

You can choose from among 7 classes at Happy Cooking Co.
Rotating classes include Immune Boosting, Alkaline Balance, Gourmet Quickies, and Foods from around the World. There are also Lunch N’ Learns for small business and complimentary Cooking Shows you can share with friends and family in their home. Online instruction videos can be found on their website, along with a cooking class and event schedule, products and cook books.

FREEBIE ALERT: When you attend a class at the Happy Cooking Co. you can extend the knowledge with others. Gather 3 interested couples to see the dinner (at the Fullerton location or in their home) and you will receive a Saladmaster machine free once they are cooked for!
AND special for our readers, if you call Happy Cooking Co. in the next week with the code “Happy Chef”  you will be invited to a cooking class FREE (a $45 value). So don’t wait, call now!

Happy Cooking Co.:  Full and Happy AND Healthy!

daily 12pm-9pm
549 S. State College Blvd.
(714) 388-0240

24 Aug 2011

the Full Foodie :: Happy Cooking Co.

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: the Full Foodie

Tuesday 8/2

Free ice cream sandwiches, free movies and free pizzas. Tuesday is the perfect day to have an empty wallet! And if you do happen to find some spare change there are plenty of Taco Tuesday deals! Check out all the great deals in town plus free storytimes and free live music! Also, check out this new Fullerton magazine, it hit stores today!

To do today:

10am-2pm: Free public lectures on topics that explore heroic pursuits, practical matters and issues of the day are being offered this summer by Cal State Fullerton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This week’s lecture: “A Warm Culture in an Inhospitably Cold Environment: Experiences in Teaching Inuit Language Teachers” by Bertha Segal-Cook, trainer of language educators and OLLI member.

10am-3pm: Comedy Kaze and The Collaboratory Theater Group present session 2 of their Summer Improv Workshop Series for $120/$100 with current student ID (Tuition is due in full on the first day of class). There are 2 more sessions to choose from 2a on Tuesdays or 2b on Thursdays August 2-18. All classes will be held at the Monkey Wrench Collective in downtown (204 N. Harbor Blvd.) The workshop will include stage vocalization & movement, idea acceptance, mime work, scene games, story creation and more.

10:30–11:30am: Belly Sprout brings you Tuesday Summer Camp classes for $15/class. This week is: Fun With Music(ages 3 up).

10:15am: Toddler Storytime at the Hunt Branch Library (Room D) is for children under 3 years of age and younger, accompanied by an adult. This program provides children with first group experience in enjoying books, nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

10:45am: Join the Hunt Branch Library for Wheels on the Bus Summer Storytime. Registration is required for the program with songs, crafts, puppet shows and more aimed at 3-6 year olds.

11am-2pm: Looking for Mexican fare near Cal State Fullerton? Cantina Lounge has lunch specials starting at $6.99.

11am-2pm: Slidebar invites you to enjoy their $7 Express Lunch – build your own sandwich and side.

11am-3pm: At Revolucion 1910 Cantina the lunch specials are only $5.99 with over 10 items to choose from.

11am-9pm: Get 5 for $10 wine tasting at Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante. From 11am-3pm you can enjoy their lunch buffet or get the $3 pizza/salad combo special from Woppo’s takeout.

11am-10pm: Twofer Tuesday at NYPD Pizza in downtown Fullerton means you can buy a large specialty pizza and get a large cheese pizza FREE.

11am-2am: Booze Day Tuesday at House of Eden gets you the only topless bar in town AND $2 well drinks and $2 domestic drafts all day & night.

11am-2am: Head to Joe’s for the Polish Sausage Challenge: Devour an18″ long Polish Sausage weighing over 1lb (including toppings, bun,and fries) in 15 minutes or less and it’s Free!

11am-5:30pm: Stop by Z-Kids and get a free T-shirt if you spend $20 or more!

11:30am-1pm: The Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch at the Holiday Inn & Suites (2932 E. Nutwood Ave.) is for Members and first-time guests ($15, or $20 at the door) to generate weekly leads and referrals, featuring a member presentation. RSVP by the preceding Friday required.

11:30am-2:30pm: Join the Summit House Restaurant for The Twenty Dollar Lunch. Get three courses of their culinary teams’ creativity, including the English Cut of their famous Prime ribs of Beef with all the trimmings and many other special treats for only $20, inclusive.

12pm-1am: Don’t forget you can stuff your face with Taco Tuesday deals in Fullerton! (One place where kids eat free!)

12pm-close: Tapas Tuesday at Lizarran in downtown Fullerton treats you to 20% off all Tapas.

1:30pm: The Fullerton Senior Multi-Service Center offers free art classes led by veteran art educator Veronica Kortz, who teaches beginner through advanced-level students in the use of oil, acrylics, pastels and watercolors. Students must provide their own art supplies.

2:30pm: Join the Fullerton Main Library for Afternoon Live. This free afternoon is for grades 1+. Today’s activities will feature games inspired by the ancient Incas to science experiments from the giant Amazon rainforest, we will explore the colorful world of the fourth largest continent for SOUTH AMERICA: LAND OF CONTRASTS.

3pm: There will be a Teen Advisory Group Meeting at the Fullerton Public Library (Board Room). The monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Group lets teens have an active role in YOUR library!

3-4pm: It’s National Boo-Yah Day! Chunk-n-Chip ice cream truck will be downtown giving away free Boo-Yah ice cream sandwiches for an hour!

3-7pm: Our HH Guide page will help you find Happy Hour deals in Fullerton.

4-7pm: The Facial Lounge at Belly Sprout is by appointment with Laurel De Graaf. Only $35 for ½ an hour of eco-heaven and A la Carte options available for additional fees (lymphatic drain, anti-aging, extractions, fruit facials, etc.) Call (714) 879-1303 to book.

4-10pm: I Got Cha Pizza has got your $2 Tuesday pizza deal. Get $2 pizza slices and $2 beer.

5pm: Join Roscoe’s Famous Deli in downtown Fullerton’s SoCo District for Shuffleboard League night.

5pm: The Summit House Restaurant invites you to enjoy their nightly Dinner Prix Fixe special. For $40 per person enjoy their prime ribs of beef or one of Chef Tim’s special creations, with salad or soup and choice of dessert.

5-9pm: Catch food trucks together for Epic Dinner at Fullerton Dental Associates (2949 N. Brea Blvd. at Rolling Hills) This week eat from The OC Food Truck, Bacon Mania, Dos Chinos, Spudrunners, The Lime Truck, Chomp Chomp Nation, Short Stop BBQ, the Bakery Truck and Tropical Shave Ice. ** Food trucks subject to change. (Follow us on twitter for last minute updates!)

5-9pm: Enjoy Service Industry Night at Cafe Hidalgo for 30% off. Be sure to bring your proof of employment.

5-10pm: Enjoy dinner at Bourbon Street with a $9.95 Ribs Special.

5-10pm: Commonwealth Lounge has a Tuesday dinner deal. Get a $10 Garlic & Parmesan Prime Rib served with garlic Romano mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

5-10pm: Go and have your fun at the OC Fair but have dinner at Roman Cucina. They will give you 20% off your entire bill with your entry ticket stubs or receipt from the OC fair. Offer valid 7/15 – 8/14. Not to be combined with other offers. And if you don’t feel like cooking tonight and don’t have a hankering for tacos, check out their “Pasta Night”, buy 1 pasta and get 2nd pasta 1/2 price.

6pm: $2 Tuesdays at InCahoots is 21+ Country couples dancing & line dancing. $2 Drink specials & Karaoke. Free dance lessons at 7 & 7:45pm. $5 cover ($3 before 7pm).

6-8pm: Learn American Sign Language (ASL) free at Eastside Christian Church, Room 216 (2505 Yorba Linda Blvd.) Join this class any time. For more information email or call (714) 996-9669.

6:30pm: The Fullerton City Council/Redevelopment Agency/Public Financing Authority will hold a Regular Meeting at City Hall, in Council Chambers (303 W. Commonwealth Ave.) Agenda items include the repeal of 2-hour parking on portions of Commonwealth Ave., a moratorium on resident parking permits, and more.

6:30pm: Join the OC Sierra Club Fullerton Singles Beginners Hike for an approximate 5-mile hike on various trails around Laguna Lake in Fullerton. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, bring water, a flashlight and money for optional dinner following the hike. The meeting spot is always the same, at the northeast end of Laguna Lake in Fullerton.

7pm: Join the East West Medical Group (515 E. Commonwealth Ave.) for The “Wow” is in the “Why’s”! The Nutrition-Disease-Wellness Connection with Wendy Campbell, RN. Space is limited, RSVP with Cathy Kaihara (714) 337-4760.

7pm: The Fullerton Barbershop Chorus will meet at Eastside Christian Church (2505 Yorba Linda Blvd.) New members are always welcome. For more information call  (714) 871-7675.

7pm: The Civil Air Patrol Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 meets at the Aviation Facilities at the Fullerton Municipal Airport (2119 W. Commonwealth Ave.) Open to anyone 12 years of age or older. For more information email or call (714) 866-3203.

7pm: Join local BEACHBODY coaches for a free P90X workout with the Fullerton Fit Club with local coaches at the Holiday Inn(2932 E. Nutwood Ave.) Coaches fee is $5, guests are free and water is provided. Bring a towel and arrive early to register. Workout starts at 7pm. For more information contact Christy Carter at

7-9pm: Mommy Mingles is back at Belly Sprout! Join them as they celebrate your journeys through motherhood with health and wellness information and tips for vibrant health.

7:15pm: The Fullerton Historic Ballroom & Dancesport Center hosts single classes. If you join the Meetup Group you can get a discounted $10 rate (classes are normally $12 per person). Mention the Meetup to receive a discount! No partner required.

7pm-1am: Don’t forget it is Taco Tuesday all over town in Fullerton.

7:30pm: Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir in downtown Fullerton will have The Cinema, free movie showing. Tonight’s movie: STATE AND MAINE (R) (2000).

8pm-12am: Lucky John’s invites you for their Summer SpecialsTuesday with $11 Buckets of Booze (5 bottles of 5 wells).

8pm-12am: Slidebar presents Richard Blade spinning ’80s classics for their Totally Tuesday ’80s.  Get $2 drafts, $4 well drinks, two tacos for $1 and ’80s music and visuals all night. Also catch a free show from Hard Copy Rebels.

8pm-12am: Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe will charge no cover for the all ages show with the The Ron Kobayashi Trio.

8:30-11:30pm: Enjoy the free Dueling Piano Show at Ziings’/TAO in downtown Fullerton featuring 2 grand pianos played by some of the world’s best piano bar entertainers.

9pm: Big’s Bar & Grill hosts Karaoke/Rockband & Music Video Night every Tuesday and Thursday! Sing or play your heart out on 4 projection screens with over 50,000 songs along with the ability to purchase songs in the event it’s not in their book! Great Food & Drink Specials!

9pm-1am: Sing more karaoke in Fullerton, found out where with our Guides page.

9pm-2am: Bourbon Street will have DJ L-ROC spinning all night long.

9pm-2am: 1992SDAYS at Commonwealth Lounge means All ’90s Hip Hop, Brit Pop, New Jack Swing, Deep House, R&B, Ska, and more with DJ ZOLE (Speech Impediments / Liberty Boardshop), BOBBY SOUL, 1 TRACK MIND (Video) and DIJON (101 Apparel/BLT). Also get $5 Late Night Menu and $3 Beer all for no cover!

10pm-1am: College Night at Ziings’ means $2 Bud Light & $3 Widmer Hefeweizen Draft Beer All Night.

10:30-11:30pm: Catch the Kogi BBQ food truck at Sunset Lounge for a late night dinner.

11pm-1am: Happy Hour at Stubrik’s late night is a dollar off draft beers and well drinks.

If you’re looking for late night food near downtown, check the Taco Tuesday page and the Guides page for that information and more!

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2 Aug 2011

Fullerton events for Tuesday, August 2

Author: bulate | Filed under: Daily Post