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One serving of Zippy's vegetarian chili (left side of plate) has 190 calories, of which 35 are from fat. A smiliar portion of Shintani two-bean chili, right, has 160 calories, of which 10 are from fat.

Cory Lum • The Honolulu Advertiser

Next stop: Shintani Cuisine
The Island-favorite venerable and popular Zippy's, with 21 fast-food locations on O'ahu serving thousands of meals a day, has taken up the cause of healthy eating with the blessing of Hawai'i's healthy eating guru, Dr. Terry Shintani.
Shintani meals can be fixed in home kitchen
Taste test makes case for adding more spice
Sudden idea inspires Zippy's ads

Island doctors watchful but back Accutane
After the suicide of Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak's son and FDA warnings, Hawai'i doctors are cautiously prescribing Accutane, the acne medication that Stupak suspects lead to his son's death.

Tube Notes
TGI Wednesday Calendar

Radio ratings show KSSK staying on top
KSSK FM has retained its No. 1 slot on the radio dial, bumping sister station KDNN FM to third place in the just-out Arbitron ratings. And KINE FM has moved up a notch to No. 2.
Style experts Tam, Fekkai write books
Two icons of contemporary fashion recently released fashion-related books. Each is a refreshing departure from the usual format.
Market Basket
Diet doctor's products made for home cooks
In addition to expanding the repertoire of healthy menu choices at Zippy's, Dr. Terry Shintani is producing products for home cooks that are low in fat but high in flavor.
Americans' choice of cheeses grows wider
The American Dairy Association says supermarkets are the leaders in sales of gourmet and specialty cheeses, with 55 percent, followed by gourmet and specialty shops, with 30 percent.
Island Pantry
Chinatown markets sell abundance of foods
As we celebrate Chinese lunar new year, which begins today, the streets of Chinatown are filled with things red: lanterns, lion head decorations, li see (money gift) envelopes and good luck papers of all kinds.
The Vegetarian
Bean casserole leaves room for substitutions
This tasty version of the versatile bean casserole can be wild or not, as you wish. An appealing aspect of the recipe is that it gives vegetarian cooks considerable room for making choices about what ends up in the bean pot.
Light Touch
Cinnamon-Beef Noodle sauce will work in other low-fat recipes
Cinnamon-Beef Noodles is one of the signature dishes of the Chinese cooking style known as "red cooking," braised in a soy sauce-based mixture, Nina Simonds explains.
Culinary calendar
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
TV weather anchor Trini Kaopuiki engaged
Trini Kaopuiki, KHON's weather anchor, revealed on-air that she is engaged to Honolulu lawyer Sean Clark. Kaopuiki made the announcement upon questioning by Joe Moore.

• Island Sounds
Kahumoku CD has romantic mood
George Kahumoku Jr. has become a mover and shaker in Hawaiian music, from traditional to contemporary, from religious to romantic, from instrumental to vocals.

Audio sample of "Moloka'i Slide" by George Kahumoku Jr. in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.

Joan Namkoong
• Editor's Choice
For zesty, citrus-flavored dish, try Chili Orange Cold Noodles
Chili Orange Noodles is one of my favorite noodle dishes. Not only is it delicious as part of a Chinese meal, it can stand on its own as a "pasta salad" on a buffet or as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or meats.
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