The Heat of Mexico

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A few weeks back, I flew into Cancun Mexico to divide my time between two friend’s condos over a period of a week. My very best girlfriend since the age of 8 has a place there with here 3 yr old daughter and her husband. After traveling there over the past few years and building up great friendships, they bought a place. They live in the city center of Playa del Carmen, a mere few blocks from the beach. Even though they’re in the center of restaurants, shops, discos and store fronts catering to both locals and tourist, it is still a concrete jungle. The day sun is relentless; the concrete could sear a piece of meat. The air is … Read More

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Are You Part of the Expensive Problem You Complain About?

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Often large quantities are difficult for the human brain to conceptualize. When I read in the National Restaurant News that Burger King had sold for 4 Billion dollars, it took me a moment to take it in. Wow. This is unfathomable. What i reflected on: Is it that valuable? Obviously… Yes, the place is frequented and eaten at THIS much. Immediately my brain began running through the amount of meat that is produced to feed into the fast food culture. I believe this is directly related to our obesity epidemic. (if this were grass-fed beef verses corn/soy fed, this number could be lower). This epidemic is directly related to our exorbitant healthcare cost. The real result of eating this diet … Read More

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For Some Reason..

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I cant remember the last time i went to church. I have a lot of reasons why; the laziest and most pathetic is my inability to be a ‘morning person’. As in: ‘Please dont talk to me’. 😉 Not to make light of the situation though. Words cant express my admiration for those people, even slight jealousy towards those that believe the Bible to be a word-for-word truth; I really sincerely wish I did. And to clarify, Im neither a secular person with a cynical bent towards any form of religion. Listening to a preacher reminds me of the grade-school game of sitting in a circle and passing a whisper around till it reaches its origin completely misconstrued. Im not … Read More

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FAT. at least theyre honest..

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Time cover: ‘The Real Cost of Cheap Food … Why the American food system is bad for our bodies, our economy and the environment,’ by Bryan Walsh: ‘The crop is heavily fertilized-both with chemicals like nitrogen and with subsidies from Washington. Over the past decade, the Federal Government has poured more than $50 billion into the corn industry, keeping prices for the crop-at least until corn ethanol skewed the market-artificially low. That’s why McDonald’s can sell you a Big Mac, fries and a Coke for around $5-a bargain, given that the meal contains nearly 1,200 calories, more than half the daily recommended requirement for adults. … [F]ruits and vegetables don’t receive the same price supports as grains. A study in … Read More

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Frosting Hell

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Why do I title this as such…because of the difficulty in finding something worth a taste and up to my standards of health. The French say tres difficile; i say pain in my ass, essentially! The whole purpose of my dessert biz is to find the healthiest option yet still taste exceptional. When making a vegan frosting, one can use powdered sugar. When making a vegan frosting diabetic friendly, and soy free, and partially-hydrogenated free…things become more mad-scientist. (tofutti cream cheese has partially-hydro oil, aside from being soy-based, which Im allergic to) So, Im offering up a couple choice options for whichever cakes you deem this “white” or “vanilla” or “cream cheese” frosting applicable. My personal pref is the Raw … Read More

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