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    Happy Food for Happy, Healthy Kids

    Sometimes when you’re on the run, you cave to the munchkins’ requests for fast food. Admit it. We all do. But there are some healthy alternatives to the fat-laden burgers and the high-fructose-corny-syrupy-whatevers-through-a-straw. Molly found some...
    August 9, 2015 755 0
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    You say you want organic?

    It’s hard to believe organic was ever thought of as a passing fad, especially given that at one time everything was grown organically. Granted, there are some nasty little bugs that have found their way into...
    August 9, 2015 635 0
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    Fancy Ice

    Bartenders who take their position very seriously understand the full impact of ice on a cocktail. The person on the receiving end doesn’t want his/her pricey Caipirinha tainted by bad ice. And before you start to...
    August 9, 2015 1162 0
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    Crafty, Tasty and Local

    When it comes to beer, Millennials favor craft. And with more than 2,500 craft beer brands on the market, we’re swimming in choices. But it’s interesting, because our buds (pun intended) at Mintel wrote a report...
    June 27, 2015 588 0
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    Stuff To Avoid – An Ounce of Prevention from Millennial Mom

    So we all know there are things our kids shouldn’t chow down on. They’re not in and of themselves spawn of the devil or anything, but these are items the experts say either to limit or...
    June 26, 2015 574 0
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    What Time Is It? Lunchtime!

    We long ago graduated from Pop Tarts and McMorning-Whatevers to the meal that tends to satisfy most of our most pressing needs, including hunger. It’s lunch. We freaking love lunch. We love going out for lunch...
    June 22, 2015 597 0
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    Aloe Vera – “It’s Good for Me!”

    Aloe vera is an excellent addition to a healthy maintenance regimen, and some of its most well-known benefits include: helps support a healthy digestive system helps sustain and promote healthy regularity supports a healthy immune system...
    June 22, 2015 1478 0
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    GRRRRRR-owler

    Now, this growler thing just might be the ticket for HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, but first things first. Let’s define a growler, shall we? … because some of you might be thinking about, oh, a largish dog...
    June 19, 2015 528 0
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    Center of Plate… Flowers!

    How best to introduce the topic of edible flowers? We think this: “Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”
– Unknown And how best to describe the universality of this resurging trend? Well, not...
    June 14, 2015 887 0
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    Well “HEEELLOOO” Lobster!

    Not that we’re kvetching, mind you, but does anyone else notice the almost universal presence of lobster these days? There’s a great eatery in Studio City, CA, called Firefly, and therein are all things lobster. Executive...
    June 12, 2015 825 0
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    Fore Play

    Are we the only ones who think golfing and drinking are a great combo? Turns out, nope, we’re not. In fact, there’s quite a bit written about the two-in-one activity on line, with this bit of...
    June 12, 2015 536 0
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    Protein Shakes, Rattles and Rolls

    OK, we’re down with protein shakes and have read all the fit-lit about amino acids and muscle synthesis, sustainable energy, bone loss prevention, immune system bolsterer, muscle strengthener/toner, joint supporter, exercise recovery and lean body mass...
    June 10, 2015 2190 0
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    A&W It Ain’t

    The next big thing predicted for our world is alcoholic root beer. Ya think? There’s a post at http://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/opinions/sara-rushs-token-millennial/under-radar-bar-trend-hits-note-millennials that tells us it’s true. Restaurant Business Associate Editor Sara Rush writes this: “Many independent operators in...
    June 9, 2015 529 0
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    Tipping the Scales

    There are some little vignettes that make us smile, such as an end to tipping. No, it’s not an end to providing our waitperson – or drone, as the case may be – with appreciation for...
    June 7, 2015 434 0
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    Body Shots… aka EEWWWWWWW

    This is called, in the post, a real ice breaker. Hmmmm. We think if you don’t know the person you’re drinking with, you really ought to think twice. But that’s just us… The site that gave...
    June 3, 2015 2720 0
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    Hot-Cha-Cha Sauce

    Do you ever wonder why some hot sauces make your nose run like a faucet (sorry for the visuals, but TRUTH!) and your brain burn, but you can’t stop eating them? It’s like a weird obsessive...
    June 2, 2015 470 0
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    Wild Hare! Make that “KoolHair!”

    There’s a full article at   http://courtneyhingley.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Dye-Your-Hair-With-Kool-Aid, but let us tell you a little tale before you rush out and buy a bunch of grape, strawberry, lime or whatever flavor packet and start mixing: Our spot-on...
    May 28, 2015 655 0
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    Eat your way through margaritas and coffee

    These babies are not only biodegradable, which we applaud, but they’re also vegan that are “flavored to compliment the drink inside.” So… margarita time yet? We’re told that we can sip and eat and altogether avoid...
    May 28, 2015 472 0
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    I Do! I Do!

    Now that wedding season is upon us, the burning question isn’t Do You Take, or whether the gown should be strapless with a ton of cleavage or if bride’s mother should really be showing off her...
    May 25, 2015 533 0
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    Oh, Mama! Umami!

    We all know about the four tastes, right? No, we’re not talking about NPR and PBS v. Duck Dynasty and NASCAR but rather salty, sweet, sour, and bitter. Those tastes. Anyway, turns out there’s actually a...
    May 25, 2015 1646 0