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The Problem with Playtime Isn’t Video Games; It’s Structured Play

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A granola company wants you to make sure our families are not the last generation to get out and enjoy nature.  This is the insight of the latest campaign from Nature Valley called #RedescoverNature.  It begins with grandparents sharing what they did as kids including fishing, berry picking and other outdoor activities.  We then hear from […]

I Think I’ll Pass on “Bratwurst in Bed”

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Filed under things that will give you nightmares is this Father’s Day ad from Johnsonville. This time it’s not the factory farm meat that is scary. No, the whole bizarre advertising to sell you stuff trend is what’s scary. Does anyone really want drug induced images of their sausage coming to life? And even if you […]

Strawberry Fields and Getting to Know Your Food

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  With the long three day Memorial weekend, we were kind of struck with what to do since we didn’t head out of town or had any big plans for the holiday. Saturday we saw the film Tomorrowland which the boys liked but I started to fall asleep during. Sunday and Monday were blank canvases […]

Why We Don’t Buy From Tyson, Perdue and Others

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Last night’s HBO Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a great example why our family moved to a sustainable food solution. If you didn’t see it, John took the chicken industry to task for treating its contract farmers like shit. Like chicken shit to be exact. Here is the full clip that shows how […]

Bean Succotash

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  One of my favorite food shows of recent is PBS’ The Mind of a Chef.  Season Two is now on Netflix and I am working my way through the season which features Southern Chef Sean Brock. It’s been a great second season especially after an amazing Season One staring David Chang. The first episode shows Brock […]

Finally Great Pizza at Home

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  This is not a sponsored post.  Breville never reached out to me and sent me anything, not even a cup of flour to make the dough.  No, this is just pure, natural, organic love of a product I bought with my hard earned money. It’s a pizza maker that has changed my experience with […]

SousVide Supreme Recipe Contest

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I would love your vote: SousVide Supreme website’s BBQ Recipe Challenge. If you follow my blog regularly, you probably have noticed some new recipes featuring the sous vide cooking technique.  I don’t accept a lot of sponsored content on my blog mostly because I find a lot of the products people pitch to me to be […]

Some Useful Tips for Summer Grilling (Or Any Season)

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  Here are some tips for grilling I’m sure we all can use now that the summer grilling season is upon us. I know I’ve been breaking out my grill more and more even if the weather is well always summer here in Los Angeles. I don’t know what it is but when June hits, […]

Mother’s Day Vegetable Tart

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  It’s been a good month plus since I’ve participated in a Sunday Supper event with my fellow food bloggers. The theme this week is Mother’s Day. I had the perfect recipe picked out after asking my wife what she wanted me to make for her this weekend. She had her eye, or is it […]

My Meat Prayers have been Answered

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Thank you Meat God. When we moved out of Texas last year to come back to my home state California, one thing I knew I’d miss was Burgundy Pasture Beef.  The ranch in Grandview, Texas was a gem in where I sourced my meats. We would drive to the ranch about every 6 weeks (it […]