Showing posts from November, 2014

Cider Glazed Grass-Fed Shortribs & Walnut Torte

Recipes by Christina Tarr that you simply cannot pass up.  The first is Cider Glazed Grass-Fed Shortribs followed by a cake that is to die for, Walnut Torte. Christina is one of those unique ladies who knows her way around a kitchen and a farm. She's been to culinary school but she has an understanding of natural goodness that makes her super trustwothy in my book. Plus, she has pigs, chickens, dogs and cats and was fostering a bunny ... has a dope little son who isn't much older than my little bambina ... Gotta love how La Leche League connects mommas.  
Enjoy the food!! Bon Appétit!! ** Click the image to view the largest size and read the full recipe. 
Cuisine photography by Liesl Marelli

If you have a recipe you'd like to share and live in the Treasure Coast or South Florida, let me know. 

Modeling Tips & Suggestions

I recently put out a call for models -- aspiring models, "regular" fabulous people ... and got a handful of great responses and a few seriously odd responses.

Photographers, myself included, often work with models (professional/amateur) as a two-way benefit. For starters, photographers can build their portfolio, they can sell and market images and models get to walk away with professional photos (sometimes for free). It's a win-win.

I work with a variety of women and men (children on occasion) but what really surprises me are the responses I get when people show interest. I ask for a current image because body type, age, lifestyle and such play a role in the type of photo shoot we can accomplish. What I don't need are terrible selfies of scantily clad women showing their goodies. Do not send these photos to strangers. I am a stranger because you don't know me ... yet. You don't want these photos getting into the wrong hands and, although I have good intent wh…

I think, feel, love - therefore, I am.

Inspired by Renè Descartes: I think, therefore I am.

I think, therefore I am.
I feel, therefore I am.
I love, therefore I am.

Thus, I think I feel love, therefore I am.

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Best Pumpkin Seed Recipe: Delish & Easy

We carved pumpkins for Halloween and had lots of pumpkin seeds left over. I eat a primarily vegetarian diet so how could I pass up some extra nutrients? I couldn't!! I must admit that when my family baked the seeds when I was younger, I thought they were gross. But this year I was determined to like them.

Need some incentive to clean and eat pumpkin seeds? Check out these amazing health benefits:

----[Magnesium] One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.----[Zinc]  Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc (one ounce contains more than 2 mg of this beneficial mineral), which is important for immunity, cell gro…