Man’s Best Friend – A “Must-Have” for Every Guy’s Kitchen!

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If there’s one gadget over all others every guy should have in his kitchen, it’s the Vitamix. This amazing device can chop, grate, crush, mix, shred, mince, knead, puree, emulsify, and yes, blend. It’s an extraordinary appliance with which you can create almost any dish or beverage, including margaritas, smoothies, blended coffee drinks, muffins, pancakes, sorbet,…

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A JEM of a Treat!


My greatest obstacle to writing this story was my inability to keep enough JEM in the cupboard; it’s that incredibly, decadently and elegantly delicious. When you slowly loosen the lid off your first jar of JEM Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter, be sure to have your teaspoon pre-positioned and poised for scooping so as not…

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Almond Flour: Ancient Food for a Modern Day Diet

Photo Credit:  The Chronicle / Paul Chinn

What if I told you that a food dating back to 1400 BCE could be substituted for our modern day, all-purpose flour, reduce your caloric intake by nearly 80%, your carbs by more than 95% and improve your overall health while providing delicious, nutrient-dense meals?  According to The Almond Board of California, almond trees, native…

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The Food Waste Challenge

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I never imagined that I would ever recommend that we Americans should learn from the French, but that was before I learned that every year, 40% of our food in the United States is lost to waste.  Over 50% of this food waste is happening right inside the typical American home.  Wouldn’t you rather have some…

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