It’s not often that one gets to visit an avocado ranch, and just a few weeks ago I did, along with my friends in the Inland Empire Food Bloggers! I would say that the majority of the population, at least in California, are avocado lovers. Perhaps “lover” is not a strong enough word – maybe fanatics? I’ve got to admit, that I am definitely one of them. They’re one of the perfect foods on the planet! Technically a fruit, it contains the most fat of all vegetables and fruits, and it’s fat purity is un-rivaled. The plant fat is digested very efficiently, and the combination of good fats and fibers can help control blood sugar levels and can also help curb cravings for foods that contain lots of refined sugar. Winning!
Motherhood. It’s a virtuous task that entails endless nurturing and sacrifice so that children may have a long, healthy, informed, and fruitful life. It is a task that we honor every year by showing mothers how much we love and appreciate them. Laid before you are 8 rockin’ ways you can do just that! These are things that I know my Mother would really, really appreciate. I’ve also done my homework, and have spoken to many friends and family members who are moms to get their input on the matter too! The consensus seems to move towards quality time, pampering, and relaxation rather than huge elaborate gifts. With this holiday, it’s the thought that counts, so without further ado, here are some ways you can honor the most special lady in your life! (more…)
I’m finally getting on that video train, guys!! I’m so excited about it too.
It’s pepper season where I am, and that means an abundance of peppers! An abundance of any one produce item generally means great prices too. Roasted peppers that are jarred can often be pretty expensive. When you roast your own, not only can you save money, but you know yours are super fresh!
I work for a software company in Redlands, CA, and on my commute from Moreno Valley, instead of having to take the congested freeways, I’m blessed with a journey through San Timoteo canyon. On my way there, I see picturesque, albeit decrepid, barns whose roofs are caving in from time and weathering by the elements and insects, no doubt. I see cows grazing in pastures, horses with their foals standing on new wobbly legs, orange groves for days, and the occasional pack of wild donkeys that feed on them.