Month: April 2017

Go Beyond the Bean This Cinco de Mayo

The Better Bean Company loves their beans. Their mission to inspire people to eat more beans. Their mantra is, “For the Love of Beans”.  With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, between the margarita’s and tortilla chips, the bean will be taking center stage. Particularly the refried and black bean type.  As the folks at The Better Bean Company will tell you, there are many varieties of beans. It’s not all just black and refried. This family owned business was founded by Keith Kullberg after he developed a recipe for refried red beans, while attending Oregon State. It...

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Chef Isaac Rios, Fit and Healthy

Chef Isaac Rios’ recipe for The Lean Bowl is below. When I joined Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa, I had no idea that The Lakeview Café would offer much beyond smoothies and snacks and have an exceptional chef like Isaac Rios. I was so impressed with the menu he has created with his team incorporating healthy and flavorful ingredients along with outstanding presentations; I knew I wanted to interview him. In addition to the breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections, The Lakeview Café offers catering services and does special events that sell-out and are member favorites. Isaac was fun...

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The UK according to cakes and biscuits

Here in the UK we’re lovers of something sweet — whether that be a mid-afternoon snack, an accompaniment to our tea or something after dinner. There rarely seems a time when a cake or biscuit wouldn’t suffice. These delicious treats are signatures of not only the UK itself but the different countries and regions that help make Great Britain, great! Take the classic Scottish shortbread. It began life as scraps from a medieval “biscuit bread”, twice baked. It now takes place as a culinary icon — delicious, buttery and sweet. Or how about Parkin, a regional ginger cake of...

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Phil Mickelson Looks to Develop Another Arizona Golf Course

Recently, Phil Mickelson and his agent Steve Loy, along with his brother Tim and Arizona Valley developer Spike Lawrence announced they were looking to invest in another luxury golf course; this time Chandler, Arizona’s Ocotillo Golf Club. The 27-hole course will be the group’s eighth course in the area. As many people know, the 46-year-old Mickelson operates an exclusive membership club, limited to 50 partners every year, simply known as Mickelson Private Golf. These private affiliates receive 200 round certificates annually, in which they can use at any of these Arizona courses including the McDowell Mountain Golf Club in...

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