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[28 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 27,759 views]
Sao Paulo Brazil

Last year, Adam and I were lucky enough to travel to São Paulo, Brazil, as part of a work trip. In honor of the world cup, I’m finally posting about it!
I was meeting with colleagues in São Paulo and our friend Sara had lived there for five years and was weeks away from moving back to Austin; we were very lucky to have the opportunity to experience the city while she was still there.
When you visit Brazil, you will eat Pão de Queijo (gluten-free cheese balls made with tapioca flour). …

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[1 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,717 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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