Chef MichaelFour Seasons Hotel Atlanta Executive Chef Michael Patria is back with another easy and healthy recipe. As Chef Patria embarks on a weight loss journey this summer, each month he’s sharing a nutritious recipe that he’s been loving lately.

“This dish is incredibly simple to prepare but packs a punch of flavor. I love that it incorporates so many of the bright flavors of summer and keeps me full throughout the day,” says Patria.

 

 

 

Ingredients

1/2 local Georgia peach (I prefer peaches from Pearson Farm)
1/4 Brandywine heirloom tomato
1/4 Green Zebra heirloom tomato
1/4 Cherry Heirloom tomato
4 ounces fresh milk burrata
Fresh basil (to taste)
Balsamic pearls (or if not available, a nice aged balsamic vinegar)
Sea salt to taste

Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Caprese

 

Procedure

Cut peaches into wedges and grill until desired char is achieved.
Cut tomatoes into wedges.
Cut burrata in half.
Assemble on a plate and garnish with basil and balsamic vinegar.
Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

Bring the whole family to Wills Park to bask in a celebratory Independence Day pyrotechnics display. You’ll see why this Fireworks Extravaganza draws a larger crowd each year. Kicking off at dusk on July 4, kiddos will be able to enjoy snacks and drinks from vendors, while Mom and Dad jam out to classic rock tunes.

Details: 1825 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. Alpharetta.Ga.us

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Happy Girl Glow BoxGet all-natural goodies delivered to your door with the Happy Girl Glow “Glow Essentials Box.” Created by the Atlanta mompreneur and blogger Shae Sterling, of HappyGirlGlow.com, the subscription box sends eco-chic gems like Seventh Generation™ Free & Clear Pantiliners to you every three months. Inside the latest box look for Raeka Turmeric Peel Off Mask and Roses N Rosé Lip Scrub.
Details: $40, HappyGirlGlow.com

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Sama Food for BalanceFormer Dtox Organic Juice and Junk owner, Shannon Salter Sliger, brings Balance Bowls (think superfood grains and kale leek sauté) and more to Buckhead through {SAMA} Food for Balance. The 2,700-square-foot space offers smoothies, specialty teas and nutritious dishes alongside a meditation room (Sound Bath Meditation, anyone?) and its own brand of skin care products.

Details: 56 E. Andrews Dr. NW., Atlanta; SamaFoodForBalance.com

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Fit BuddyAfter having five herniated discs at the age of 23, Sandy Springs resident Dawn Clements took an interest in pain prevention and created the Fit Buddy. The groundbreaking tool can be used to relieve neck and shoulder tension, tight muscles, back pain, sciatica, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. And at just under two pounds, the wooden device, which can also help increase flexibility and mobility, is a favorite among professional athletes such as former Atlanta Falcons player Dan Owens.

Details: FitBuddy.us

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Solcioty Fitness - Joe PaullAt the new Solcioty Fitness in Buckhead, you’ll never be bored with your workout routine. Using a popular blend of interval training focused on strength and endurance, the Georgia-based company seamlessly cues participants from one exercise to the next with colored LED lighting. Each 60-minute Lift, Lean or Sculpt session is structured to target specific muscles for an incredible burn.

Details: 3655 Roswell Rd., Atlanta; SolciotyFitness.com

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OystersAt Ray’s at Killer Creek, it’s easy to lose track of time over fantastic conversation and even better food. If you have a taste for seafood and are ready to cozy up in one of the sophisticated restaurant’s banquettes, now is the time to go. Every May, the Georgia eatery receives first pick of what is considered the gold standard in salmon, Copper River King Salmon. The season for this highly-coveted fish is short and sweet—beginning near the middle of May and tapering off around mid-June. Start your meal with scrumptious appetizers such as the Oysters Rockefeller (pictured). Then pair your salmon prize with crisp, grilled jumbo asparagus or black garlic creamed spinach. And if you still have room after your feast, share a delectable dessert like the crème brûlée with berries.
Details: 1700 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta; RaysRestaurants.com/RaysAtKillerCreek/Home

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Fox Theatre, AliveCoverageThe Fox Theatre’s much anticipated Marquee Club Presented by Lexus is now open. Thanks to a $10 million expansion, the largest one-time revitalization of the theater since opening in 1929, annual members and select ticket holders can expect concierge guest services, pre-sale ticketing notifications, and enhanced food and beverage service. Its rooftop terrace offers stunning views overlooking Peachtree Street making this the perfect pit stop before, during and after shows.

Details: 660 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta; FoxTheatre.org

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By John F. Arnold, MD, MBA

The goal of any breast screening program is to find cancer early and reduce false positives. The American College of Radiology Commission on Breast Imaging has performed a thorough review of the evidence that annual mammography screening starting at age 40 for women of average risk can decrease breast cancer mortality by about 40%. Benefits of screening also include tumors being found earlier and the ability to discover high-risk lesions earlier.

OPISupported by Research

Over 70% of cancers occur in dense breasts. Mammography has limitations in imaging dense breasts. The ASTOUND study is defined as adjunct screening with tomosynthesis or ultrasound in women with mammography negative dense breasts. This was a multicenter screening trial of tomosynthesis and adjunct ultrasound screening in women with dense breasts. Adjunct ultrasounds led to significantly higher incremental breast cancer detection, the rate per 1,000 screening mammograms was 7.1/1,000 screening exams for ultrasound and 4.0/1,000 screening exams for tomosynthesis. Three studies—European Asymptomatic Screening Study, SOMO•INSIGHT Clinical Study, and performance studies by Shane, et al—included adding 3-D automated whole breast ultrasound to screening mammography to improve the performance of mammographic interpretation. Adding 3-D automated whole breast ultrasound has shown a significant increase in invasive cancer detection with a nominal insignificant decrease in specificity. Eighty-five percent of cancers found with screening ultrasound are node negative invasive cancer.

OPI is Leading The Way

OutPatient Imaging is introducing 3-D automated whole breast ultrasound at its Atlanta location. Even better, OutPatient Imaging will be performing an automated 3-D screening breast ultrasound as an adjunct to all screening mammograms with no additional cost to the patient during the introductory phase. Ultrasound is fully automated and takes approximately 30 seconds per breast. The exam requires no external compression other than the patient’s own body weight. The 3-D images generated from the ultrasound will be interpreted by the radiologist as an adjunct to the patient’s screening mammogram. Three-D automated breast ultrasound does not utilize ionizing radiation as tomosynthesis uses, therefore it can reduce the radiation exposure to the patient.

OutPatient Imaging is proud of its commitment to women’s health and will continue to offer patients a choice for all of their imaging needs.

OutPatient Imaging • 2284 Peachtree Road N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309 • (404) 225-5674 • outpatientimaging.net

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By Karen Foley

Jon Ramirez1. Get Outside

There are so many ways to take advantage of the sunny weather while at Windy Hill Athletic Club. Tennis is in full swing! Our Tennis In No Time program teaches beginners how to play in just 4 weeks. Plus, there are drills, adult instructional programs and socials to keep avid players and newbies on the court outdoors. Or, slow down the pace and relax by our resort-style pool. If you’re feeling adventurous, try our 50-foot rock climbing wall. Afterward, grab a drink and bite to eat at our café featuring summer specials.

2. Beat the Heat

Head to our fitness floors with boutique-style studios for yoga, barre, cycling, boxing and kickboxing classes, along with boot camps. We are also launching two new programs this summer called Aqua HIIT and Warrior. Not for the faint of heart, Aqua HIIT is a high-intensity interval training water aerobics class that features a variety of equipment and high-tempo music. You can now find this series on our Group X schedule.  Warrior is hosted in our PIT studio and is also on the Group X schedule. This 45-minute class features 3 stations and incorporates cardio, work on the floor, and work with weights.

3. Mingle

Join us from 1-5 p.m. on June 16 for our Big Summer Bash pool party. Vino connoisseurs will love our Wednesday Wine Down from 7-9 p.m. on July 17. And in August, we’ll host a Back-to-School Party.

4. Go to Camp

Our camp programs run through August 3. Plus, we have a tennis camp!

5. Join a League

Make new friends in one of our sports leagues. Some of the most popular ones are the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA), the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and our Top Dog Sports Tennis league.

6. Find Your Fit

Everyone from singles to families and kids can get involved at Windy Hill Athletic Club during the summer months. Visit the club and see what is right for you and your crew.

Windy Hill Athletic Club • windyhillclub.com

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