Go Ahead and Be a Fool—But a Wise One!

Whenever you’ve determined to zig while everyone else is zagging, there will be people who tell you that you’re being foolish—or reckless—or crazy. They may be right—or you might just be a genius! But a genius is a type of person who most people have a hard time recognizing—until that person has already accomplished something…

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Take This Close Call to Heart!

Four weeks ago, today, my mom had a heart attack. I never ever thought it would happen to her. There is no heart disease in our family; she doesn’t have high blood pressure; she has healthy cholesterol levels; and she is fun-loving and easygoing. Yet, she was rushed to the hospital with one of her…

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March Madness—No Need

March is always an exciting time of the year: We turn the clocks forward so we get an extra hour of light after work; winter finally gives up on itself and relinquishes its time slot to spring; and the NCAA brings us the perennial festival of basketball known as March Madness! And while “madness” might…

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Give the Gift That’s Always in Good Taste!

Who do you know in the Los Angeles area that would like delicious, healthy meals delivered fresh to their door? California Chef gift certificates are the perfect gift for anyone who loves healthy food, is too busy to cook, needs to adhere to a special diet, or wants to lose weight. Family-style meals and individual…

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Out With the Old, In With the New

For many of us, 2016 was a challenging year. As a country, we went through one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in our nation’s history, and even now, long after the vote tallies have been finalized, rancor remains. I’ve even heard of families cancelling Thanksgiving celebrations together because support for different candidates split loved…

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Give the Gift That’s Always in Good Taste!

Who do you know in the Los Angeles area that would like delicious, healthy meals delivered fresh to their door? California Chef gift certificates are the perfect gift for anyone who loves healthy food, is too busy to cook, needs to adhere to a special diet, or wants to lose weight. Family-style meals, senior meals,…

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Kicking Back With Checca

Summertime cooking always means lots of grilling. This summer go beyond marinade to boost the flavor of your grilled steak, chicken, and seafood. Since this season is also tomato time, use checca as a simple way to enhance both the look and the taste of whatever it is you’re grilling. There’s no stove or oven…

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How to Avoid the Holiday Hangover

Warm holiday season greetings to all of you! Yes, it’s that time of year again, and in what has now become a holiday tradition, I’m re-posting a blog I did a few years ago that always gets a lot of comments and thanks from readers. It’s my own little recipe for maximizing holiday cheer—while minimizing…

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