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My search for the perfect meal delivery service for my mother

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Everything I know about cooking, I learned from my mom. (Okay, I am a bit of a Pinterest nerd too.) My fondest childhood memories are our times in the kitchen. But as my mom has gotten older, standing and cooking for long periods of time and following complicated recipes has become a bit more difficult for her. So I’ve been experimenting with different meal delivery service because I think this is a great option for seniors who don’t have the…

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Fall Getaways Phoenix: The Hermosa Inn Palette to Palate Art Retreat

Built originally as Lon Megargee’s home and art studio, The Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale continues its artistic legacy with the introduction of a Fall getaways Phoenix, Palette to Palate, a three-day art retreat created to awaken the senses, soothe the spirit and create picture perfect memories to last a lifetime. Guests can create their own palette by choosing from a diverse array of unique workshops with nationally acclaimed artists, a cooking demonstration by Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco and the inaugural #UnmistakablyArizona…

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I went vegan for 60 days: Here’s what I learned

Just like fashion, I’m prone to jumping on the trend of the moment. I followed the Paleo diet for the past couple of years because it lets me eat bacon at every meal. But the more attention I paid to my daughter’s vegan diet, and then reading about how it changed Bill Clinton‘s and James Cameron‘s lives, I decided to give it a try. Not to mention having the bejesus scared out of me by watching “Forks over Knives”.  I…

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The best trip for foodies: Truffle hunting in Italy

My bucket list keeps growing and growing. And yes, it all seems to revolve around some experience featuring food, wine and travel. I recently added “truffle hunting in Le Marche” to my list. This, after I encountered Moreno of Le Marche Holidays.   Moreno’s company offers truffle hunting excursions where you can traipse through the woods with guides and dogs to seek out the perfect truffle. You’ll learn firsthand about truffles and their impact on the Italian economy, and also…

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5 ways eating Paleo changes how you grocery shop

I’ve been clean eating for awhile now and playing Paleo on and off (I happen to be back “on” now). On a recent grocery store trip, it suddenly occurred to me how shopping for Paleo ingredients has changed my entire grocery experience. I’ve been focusing on making my Paleo meals more homey and comforting, so my new go to cookbook for Paleo is Everyday Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine.   1. Less ground to cover – You’ve probably heard “shop…

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A Southeast Road Trip: Hitting the Old-School Fish Camps

Don’t let this year’s summer road trip be “the one that got away.” Opt for a throwback Southeast road trip, kicking back at a few fish camps along the way. Originally a place for fishermen to hang their waders for the night and fry up their daily catch, today’s fish camps . still offer some of the best fishing, but also the best eating. Their no-frills accommodations are often overlooked as great places to stay, offering a place to commune…

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