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August 11, 2014 0

Falafel with Israeli Cous-Cous Tabouli


The dish is complex and rich in middle eastern flavors.  The herbs and lemon in the tabouli give it a much needed freshness and earthiness.  The Israeli cous-cous adds a chew factor to the equation.  The falafel is crusty on the outside and soft inside and the yogurt bean sauce  gives a richness in flavor […]

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August 1, 2014 0

Should we be worried by the levels of pesticide in our food?

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  My father and I recently had a conversation about organic versus non-organic which veered into the pesticides that are used on the food we eat.  Given the nature of the “dirty dozen“, a list which displays all the worst fruit and vegetables that we eat that also contain the most pesticides, I had decided […]

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July 15, 2014 0

Vibram’s Five Fingers

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I recently mentioned to a runner friend that I was wearing vibram’s five fingers, to which he responded, you realize that they are getting sued for lying about the benefits of wearing them, right? I have read the lawsuit.  And I understand that he was insinuating that I was an idiot for wearing those finger shoes […]

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July 10, 2014 0

Mango Salsa


If you are looking for something delicious(and quick)  to pair with fish, look no further than a mango salsa.  This nice relish can be served as a side dish that rounds out your plate and it takes literally minutes to prepare…. The hardest part to this salsa is figuring out how to peel a mango. […]

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July 1, 2014 0

How I fixed my Allergic Dog


My dog was allergic to everything.  Or at least that’s what  I was made to believe.  And outside of allergy medicine, I exhausted nearly every available option to bring my dog (and myself) relief.  But after nearly 10 years of thinking that I was just going to have to deal with it (dog ownership is for […]

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March 13, 2014 0

Thoughts on the Laws of Simplicity.


The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction John Maeda is a designer that believes in simplicity in design. And that’s fine. But I think that his Laws of Simplicity can fit into the human condition as well. It’s something I’ve pondered for the past few years.  A simple diet will usually blossom […]

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February 26, 2014 0

My WordPress Hosting Account Has Been Suspended. Now What?

What to do when your host provider suspends your website for performance issues “Your account has been abusing CPU resources for an extended period of time and has been disabled in order to ensure continued performance stability of the account and server. While we do limit each account to no more than 25% of a […]

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February 22, 2014 0

Building a Contingency Savings Plan

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Picture this….You are alone on a boat in the middle of the ocean with about a week’s worth of food and water.  You know that you may reach land within that time OR you may not.  What do you do? As crazy as it sounds, this is how I feel about budgeting and income; at […]

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January 9, 2014 0

What exactly is Budnip?

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As some of you may know, I do my best to try to stay as unprocessed, dietwise, as possible.  And I usually shop organic for any meats I digest as best as I can.  But when it comes to fruits and vegetables, I have always scoffed at the notion of staying largely organic, thinking that […]

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November 6, 2013 0

Putting a Budget into Perspective

We all know the sticker shock that can come from compiling a bill yearly versus monthly (example: cable may be $200 per month but it is also $2,400 per year….what could you do with $2,400 dollars?) While that may convey the fact that we are dishing out a lot of money for things that we […]

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