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[11 Mar 2009 | 5 Comments | 2,296 views]
Oh So Fino

If variety is the spice of life, then FINO has mastered the art of living.
I attended the Blogger Happy Hour hour in Jodi’s place, and when I showed up, about 30 people were gathered on the restaurant’s beautifully decorated outdoor patio – the kind of patio everyone dreams of having in their home, with sleek yet comfy furniture as Mediterranean-inspired as the menu. (When I mentioned at my next happy hour that I’d just come from FINO, my friend asked, “Is that the place with the great patio upstairs?” Yep, …

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[7 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,610 views]
Black-Market Ziplock-Baggie No-Phone-Number Thai Food Club

People criticize social media all the time but I say, if you use it (and don’t let it use you), it’s one of the greatest informational tools ever created. For example, I recently learned that there is a home-cooked Thai delivery service called My Thai Mom from J.P., a friend of a friend on Facebook (who is now my Facebook friend).
You might wonder why My Thai Mom isn’t hyperlinked. I mean, even Russ & Daughters in NYC has a web site and they are about as family-owned as a business …

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[1 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,715 views]
Chocolate for Everyone, Including Vegans

I met Betsy and Laura for dinner at Daily Juice Cafe on 45th and Duval. For dessert, we shared three delicious chocolate truffles made with raw cacao. Raw foodies LOVE cacao. Most of the folks we met at Daily Juice had this wild eyed, intense look that I think is attributed to eating so much cacao. Cacao contains phenylethylamine which is said to increase focus, alertness, and keep you happy.
Cacao is a major source of magnesium and over 80% of Americans are chronically deficient in the mineral. This …

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[25 Feb 2009 | 12 Comments | 2,896 views]
Guest Blog: Is an Organic Burger Necessarily Eco-Friendly?

Guest Blogger Laura S. reviews TerraBurger below. To learn more about Laura, feel free to read the intro for her first guest blogging appearance back in January, when she told us about her attempt at making gnocchi from scratch.
I’d never heard of the Austin-owned TerraBurger before today, and I had no idea one just opened up on the Drag.
My friend Megan suggested we check it out because of their organic, eco-friendly approach. I was all for it – like Jodi, I’ll gladly give my lunch money to a restaurant with …

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[20 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,749 views]
House Wine and Day 2 of Cleanse

Is it bad that I’ve only been doing this cleanse for two days and I’m already getting a bit sick of salad? The problem is that I’m not very comfortable with cooking on the fly (I’m a recipe girl) so I’ve been eating huge salads every day for lunch.
Thank goodness Adam knows his way around a saute pan because he’s been making really delicious, healthy, and cleanse-friendly dinners. I’ve been shopping for the ingredients and helping with prep and clean up.
Last night we enjoyed sauteed salmon with an orange sauce …

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