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Guide to Eating Healthy Beans

Eating Healthy Beans Beans, beans, the musical fruit. Well, they may be musical for some. More importantly however, they’re one of the richest sources of plant-based protein available. A daily staple throughout history, legumes have supplied the bulk of protein for numerous cultures. Yet in much of our western culture, animal foods have largely displaced […]

Where is San Diego’s Best Burger? A couple of years ago I invited a handful of guys from the Carmel Valley San Diego community to join me in a Burger Quest. Having relocated to the Carmel Valley from the culinary-rich Bay Area, it was time for me to compile a list of good eateries in […]

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Just East of Carmel Valley is a Prime San Diego Winery Step back in time to 1889 where a group of five Sicilian farmers, vintners and businessmen purchased the Rancho La Canada de San Bernardo Spanish Land Grant and planted grapes and olive trees on the 500+ acres of what would eventually become Rancho Bernardo. […]

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Who doesn’t love tamales? At Diane Powers’ Casa Sol y Mar, diners can now try a delicious twist on this Mexican food classic: the Inside-Out Tamale. Casa Sol y Mar’s Inside-Out Tamales begin with handmade, fresh masa with cheese. The masa is butterflied open and topped to order with a choice of chile Colorado, chile […]

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Though only two or so hours from the Carmel Valley San Diego, Beverly Hills showcases another world.  Venture into that glam and glitz world with local travel journalist Cynthia Dial. STEP INTO HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN AGE AT MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS Let me introduce you to Montage Beverly Hills.  It’s two blocks from Rodeo Drive, across from […]

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What if there was a musical – simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life’s later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions’ THE GEEZE AND ME is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. The World Premiere of The Geeze And Me will […]

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Perry Chen’s movie review of Trolls: Trolling for Cash by DreamWorks Animation. “Once upon a time, in a happy forest, in the happiest tree, lived the happiest creatures the world has ever known: the Trolls.” Trolls are tiny fluorescent-haired creatures who live in a culture saturated with manic festivity. Their antithesis, the gargantuan puke-colored Bergens, […]

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The wait is over! Creamistry, the shop that put Liquid-Nitrogen Ice Cream in the lime-light, will be holding its grand opening event mid December, for its Carmel Valley location right in northern San Diego. With a recent soft opening, Creamistry Carmel Valley will be giving away free swag, ice cream and prizes during their grand […]

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Local Carmel Valley Sushi Favorite For those who live in Carmel Valley but don’t want to venture too far to get great Carmel Valley sushi, you have to visit Katana Sushi in the Carmel Country Plaza. This sweet spot may not be on the top 10 list of best sushi restaurants in San Diego, but […]

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Little Italy restaurant Civico 1845 (pronounced CHEE-vee-ko), owned and operated by Italian born-and-raised brothers Dario and Pietro Gallo, are helping the victims of the devastating Italian earthquake by paying tribute to Amatrice, Italy – the small mountainous city at the epicenter of the initial quake on Wednesday morning – and its famous pasta dish “Pasta […]

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What is the Carmel Valley Chicken Recipe? Chicken is one of the most versatile ingredients available.  Carmel Valley San Diego community residents can use it in just about anything. Soups, appetizers, hors douvers, entrées, salads or sauces, you just can’t beat chicken.  When using the Carmel Valley Chicken Recipe, chicken can be baked, roasted, stewed, fricasseed, […]

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San Diego’s 15th annual Gator By The Bay is the largest, most authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. The festival will be held from May 5-8, 2016 at Spanish Landing Park, across from the San Diego International Airport. Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, it features four days of live music with over 90 musical […]

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