The End of Strawberry Season

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Back before we were overrun with new housing developments, Orange County was actually known for its orange groves. A few groves still stand, but probably not for long. It’s sad to think that our county’s namesake will one day just be a name, and people will have to read the history books to believe that…

Quick & Easy Carrot Soup w/Lemongrass

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I’m not going to sound like a genius here. Carrots are very good for you. They’re loaded with beta-carotene, which is a very potent antioxidant. Once consumed, your body converts that to Vitamin A, which helps fight heart disease, cataracts, and a host of other cancers. The old adage that carrots help your eyesight is…

Protein: The Ultimate Power Source

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What we have here is one of my favorite things to eat – a seared tuna steak on top of a bed of edamame beans. Or, simply put, protein on top of protein. I’m sure you’ve read in almost every men’s health and fitness magazine how important protein is to your diet when you’re trying…

California’s Record Drought

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It’s always nice when your home state makes national news, but when the news is devastating a majority of the time, it’s tough to swallow. Welcome to California. I’m sure most of you are aware of the mandatory water usage cutbacks that our Governor has set in place. We’re currently in the fourth year of…

Red Snapper

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I’ve been expounding on the benefits of seafood a lot recently, and that’s because I’ve grown to appreciate it not only for the healthy properties it brings to my diet, but the flexibility it provides me when I’m looking for alternate sources of protein. Truth be told, it does tend to get boring when it’s…

Bacon-wrapped Salmon

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FACT: Salmon is good for you. It’s a great source of protein, so it helps build muscle. It’s good for your heart. It has cancer fighting capabilities. It aids in muscle functioning, boosts brain function and can even help prevent macular degeneration in your eyes. FACT: Not everyone likes salmon. People either love it, or…

Chef’s Table

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I gave up on The Food Network so many years ago, I can’t even remember the last time I actually watched it for any entertainment value other than to lift some audio I could use on my podcast to further ridicule the network. Where and when it failed to be relevant is beyond me. Suffice…

Eat Me Raw: Root Vegetable Salad

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I never gave eating root vegetables raw serious thought until I saw Chris Cosentino feature his recipe for Dirty Vegetables in his book Beginnings: My Way To Start a Meal. The idea of eating any vegetable raw has always appealed to me because it’s common knowledge that you get all of the nutrients from anything you…

Can the canned food

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Photo courtesy of benchmarkreporter.com CNN is reporting that an outbreak of botulism has left a woman in Ohio dead and sickened about 28 more people. The culprit? Canned food. I know that I sound like a broken record on the subject, but shopping the inside aisles of the grocery store for foods other than dry…

Sconehenge

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We’re joined on the show by Debbie Rose of Fine Sconehenge Baking Company. Debbie is dedicated to baking only the finest all-natural & handmade desserts for her customers. Her products are known for their simple flavors. You can taste the nuts, the berries, the oats because the sugar doesn’t overwhelm you. Nothing contains high-fructose corn…