Covering the West Coast & the World
CURRENTLY IN: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Good day out there!
Boy was it a scorcher yesterday...
I’m on a bit of a road trip and was in Las Vegas yesterday, where the temperature was 118F
I’ve never seen nor felt such a high temp. And geesh was I miserable...
I do not do well in the heat whatsoever. I completely wilt.
And then once finally on my way and heading to my next stop - Reno - you’ll never believe what happened...
For those of you who don’t realize - there is pretty much nothing in between Las Vegas a d Reno.
So when it was time to take a break from driving and perhaps a short nap was in order...or perhaps a full nights snooze. Off I went into dreamland and never made it to my hotel.
I probably could’ve used an Avocado Energy Smoothie
Then ready for an early start this morning only to find that the battery had completely died.
After waiting over 2 hours to finally have maintenance arrive, I was on my way again...
This time around only to discover that the air conditioning wasn’t working.
Being that it’s National Avocado Day perhaps I should’ve been driving this little Avo-mobile!!
I’ll tell ya something, after all the nonsense that I’m dealing with I could really go for something rewarding like a sweet treat...
You know me and my sweet tooth!
Check out these absolutely DELISH looking Avocado Desserts:
Posted by none other than Food and Wine & Pure Wow.
11 Must-Try Avocado Desserts
Check out number 7, that’s the one I’ve got my eye one trying first. Let me know if you wanna make it for me!
Alrighty that about all the time I have. My adventure must continue.
Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs
CURRENTLY IN: THE BRONX, NEW YORK
Happy Friday - hope you had a fabulous week! Can you believe today is the last day of July! This month really flew by!
Here in New York, we have been having some severely hot weather but today, it appears that the heat wave has ended. It's raining out today and I think everyone will agree, the grass and plants can certainly use come watering!
As you might have noticed above, I'm going to be in The Bronx today. Heading up north to meet with one of the Arthur Avenue businesses for a "tasty" story that I'll be bringing to you! I'll give you a little teaser - it has to do with doughnuts! More to come on this!
Before me and my gang get on the road, I want to take some time to honor the infamous Avocado for National Avocado Day!
How much do you know about avocados?
According to WebMD, an avocado is a bright green fruit with a large pit and dark leathery skin. Most of us can recognize these distinctly colored fruit, and now a-days they have made their way into the mainstream diet for their versatility in sandwiches, salads and even fruit smoothies!
But how much do you really know about them? And why are they so popular for vegans?
Here are 9 facts about Avocados
Why are avocados embraced by vegans?
Vegans do not eat animals or animal by-products which include dairy. Avocado is rich in fats and protein like butter, eggs, or meat, making them a great go-to source. However, from a health standpoint, unlike animal-derived foods, the avocado is loaded with healthy plant-based fatty acids and lots of heart-healthy fiber.
To celebrate National Avocado Day, why not indulge in some "Avo-Activities" as noted on NationalToday.com:
Break the guacamole barrier
If you're creative in the kitchen, the avocado and the blender are your friends. Blend it with some bananas and cocoa powder and you'll have chocolate pudding. Blend it with some garlic, olive oil, salt and lemon juice, and you've got salad dressing. If you want to make something with a fresh healthy fat, reach for an avo!
Have an avo-makeover
Mashed avocado with banana and olive oil make a great hair conditioning paste. Mash it up with some olive oil, honey and yogurt and you have an ideal facial mask. Dry up the pit and grind it up with some avocado flesh and salt to create an exfoliating foot scrub. Treat yourself!
Nurture the pit and grow a house plant
Just clean off the huge seed, pierce it with three toothpicks and submerge it right-side up in a glass of water. In about eight weeks it'll start to sprout, and when your avocado tree is six inches long, you can plant it in soil. Just be sure to keep it on a sunny windowsill. They love that natural light!
See ya back here tomorrow when I'll be talking about Day Road Trips throughout the NYC Outer Boroughs!