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[23 Feb 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,715 views]
The Engine 2 Diet – Plant Power!

For those of you looking to make a healthy change, check out Austin-based author Rip Esselstyn’s 28-day plan, The Engine 2 Diet. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including vegetables, whole grains, fruit, legumes, seeds and nuts. This way of eating helps to lower cholesterol, lose weight, and change your taste buds so that the food you crave is stuff that’s really good for your body too!
Rip’s book goes on-sale this Wednesday, Feb. 25 and you can meet him in person this weekend before …

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[28 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | 3,182 views]
Fancy Smores

Laura from Laura’s Candy sweetly sent me some artisanal marshmallows and graham crackers to sample for the blog. I learned about this Minnesota-based small business through Josh Frank, co-owner of La-Dee-Dah, a South Austin Airstream trailer business featuring sustainable art and gifts.
La-Dee-Dah has opened a snack window on one end called Treat, featuring flavored popcorn, LovePuppies brownies, Tempt chocolate, the gourmet s’mores, and a wide variety of beverages including $1 coffee. I hope you will join me there on Friday, Feb. 13 for the Burning Love pre-Valentine’s Day event.
On …

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[12 Jan 2009 | 11 Comments | 3,025 views]
Cheese, Glorious Cheese!

I met Billie Dixon at the Whole Foods cheese plate area in 2005. I was showing off the Whole Foods Market new flagship store to my mom, Fredda, and Jane and it was a rainy Friday afternoon. We decided to grab a bottle of wine and brought it to the cheese section to open. Billie was working and he provided us with wonderful customer service and a delicious cheese plate. This was the kind of experience you expect in a five star restaurant — never in a grocery store!
I stopped …

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[5 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,409 views]
Barbecued Goat, Anyone?

Adam lives in East Austin, a neighborhood that is predominately Mexican-American.
As he headed out to join me downtown on New Years Eve, he was held up by a pickup truck blocking his driveway. The truck belonged to a Spanish-speaking man named Cristino, who asked permission to cut some of the Agave plant on the side of the house to make Barbacoa de Chivo, or barbecued baby goat.
Cristino offered a plate of food in exchange for part of the plant and Adam agreed even though at the time, he had no …

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[8 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | 1,882 views]
Enjoy Your Puppy Responsibly

Nothing is more adorable than a tiny, awkward puppy peeking out of a festively wrapped gift box under a Christmas tree. Of course, real puppies come with years of responsibility, messes to clean, and whopping vet bills.
Why not surprise your sweetie this year with a dozen LovePuppies Brownies? The delivery is free, the brownies are rich and delicious, and the experience is pure pleasure.
I learned about LovePuppies through a recent post by Austin food blogger Laetitia of The French Fork.
The brownies are currently available for delivery and mail order and …

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