BERGEN magazine - Bergen Health & Life July 2010

The Wellness Room at Bergenfest 2010

Along our local Readers Choice winners, Bergenfest 2010 will provide a Wellness Room for its guests. Stop in for mini-consultations, screenings, massages, spray tans, and information from local health, wellness and beauty professionals.

Paradise, twice

2 jaunts to refresh body, mind and spirit: The blissful beaches of Grand Cayman and Colorado's rugged vistas

Tasty spaces

A local designer gives his Park Ridge restaurant a look that befits its acclaimed cuisine

World's fare

Bergen Health & Life asked four premier local chefs, each specializing in a different cuisine, to take us step-by-step through one of their favorite healthy recipes. Here’s what you need to give mealtime an international flavor:

Rockin' rollers

Consider them north Jersey’s toughest all-girl athletic league: THE GARDEN STATE ROLLERGIRLS ( are warriors on wheels.

Tasty plates aplenty

Mom always told you to share. What better way than with a table full of flavorful dishes? Tapas—small plates of hot or cold appetizers, designed for sharing and available in endless tantalizing varieties—are perfect when paired with fruity libations and lively conversation.

Arming your inner chef

“Rare, even quirky”—that’s how owner Ron Eisenberg describes some of the objects lining the aisles at Chef Central (201-576-0100,, his 15,000-square-foot Paramus megastore.

Pod squad

Foodies extol health benefits and versatility of this lesser-known vegetable.

Just desserts

Want to eat healthy, but reluctant to skip dessert? Fear not—these tasty recipes that a trio of local chefs shared with Bergen Health & Life will satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your diet.

Raising the salad bar

If “open bag, add dressing” sounds like your usual salad prep, it’s time to turn over a new leaf. With summer in full swing and fresh produce at its peak, now is the perfect time to set your standards a bit higher.