Featuring Salud de Paloma EVOO & Go Texan Ingredients
by Chef Chuck Hernandez
This popular eastern salad sports many health benefits and features the citrusy Sumac berry which aids in digestion, is known for its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties plus has the zip of a lemon which elevates without citrus acid. Let’s get started. We will also add a grilled chicken variation. Read More →
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. It’s also celebrated in Mexican American culture in the United States and other Spanish-speaking countries such as Guatemala and Ecuador.
The first day, called “Día de los Angelitos” or “Día de los Inocentes” (Day of the Little Angels or Day of the Innocents), is dedicated to the souls of children and infants, while the second day is dedicated to the souls of adults. Families practice certain customs such as cleaning their homes or creating ofrendas (altars) to prepare for the arrival of deceased loved ones’ souls. Many also visit cemeteries to decorate family and friends’ graves with their favorite items and flowers. Read More →
Thomas Jefferson, a founding father of the United States and principal author of the Declaration of Independence, had a great love for olive trees. During a three-month journey throughout the Mediterranean region in the 1780s, he proclaimed the olive tree to to be the “most interesting plant in existence” that was “surely the richest gift of heaven.” He went on to say that the olive tree “contributes the most to the happiness of mankind.”
If you’re cooking at home this 4th of July, we’ve found some fantastically unique and healthy recipes to celebrate our day of independence. If you’re going out to a party or a barbecue, here are some tips from Time Magazine on how to enjoy the holiday food without paying for it later:
- Practice portion control: There are a variety of strategies for cutting back at the grill. For example, eat 1/4-lb. burgers (made with extra-lean ground sirloin) instead of 1/3- or 1/2-lb. patties, or split a steak with your friend.
- Load up on grilled veggies: Fill half your plate with veggies so as to avoid overdoing it on the higher-calorie options. The fiber will help to fill you and if you want seconds, be sure to fill your plate the same way.
- Don’t skip meals to try to “save” calories for later: this will lead to overeating and lead you to make poor choices due to hunger and low blood sugar.
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