Jul
21

Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

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Who doesn’t love free stuff? Especially free food? July 24th might seem like just another day, but think again! Togo’s Sandwiches is giving away 10,000 of its best-selling sandwich, the #24 Turkey & Avocado, this Thursday, July 24.

For over 40 years, the California-based sandwich chain has been whipping up hearty and delicious sandwiches and this giveaway will help to commemorate over 24 million #24s being sold. Here’s how you can score a free #24:

  • “Like” the Togo’s Facebook page
  • Join the email club before 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 22
  • If selected, you’ll receive a coupon that you can redeem at any Togo’s location
  • Use the Store Locator tool to find which of the 30 Sacramento area locations is closest to you

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Jul
18

Breakfast of Champions

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I do love breakfast. I have friends who skip breakfast, some whose breakfast consists of a triple Venti nonfat latte, and others who wouldn’t mind a carton of eggs and a side of beef for breakfast.

I like to start my day with a solid meal, plus lots of hot, strong coffee. My penchant for sweets sometimes leads me down the road of French toast or pancakes – ah, I do love pancakes. But, I’ve learned that if my breakfast isn’t packed with protein, then my day just goes downhill.

So when my friend and trainer, Mindy McFall, owner of Folsom Lake Fitness, shared her recipe for protein pancakes with me, I just couldn’t keep all of this goodness to myself! If you’re a breakfast person, but you want something that stays with you and is healthy, you just may have found your new favorite breakfast.

Enjoy!
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Jul
16

A Foodie’s Perspective

By Tricia Juanitas

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With a little change in perspective, it’s easy to see that food is a world of wonder.

Inspired by: Christopher Boffoli

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Jul
12

I’m All About Ghee

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By Tricia Juanitas

The day I learned about Ghee was the day I turned my back on butter and never looked back. Not to say that butter is bad for you, but I always felt slightly guilty, and maybe even a little judged, when I would use butter in heaping amounts…that is until I found Ghee. It was a way to give in to the seductions of buttery flavor without the guilt and I would be remiss if I didn’t share this secret with you all.

What is Ghee?
Ghee (pronounced “gee”) is clarified butter, the most concentrated form of milk. It’s completely lactose-free and considered non-dairy by the USDA. What starts as cultured butter, which is then boiled down removing any lactose, protein solids and water, results in a product we call Ghee. It’s a food that has been around for thousands of years and has been used in South Asian countries, such as India and Tibet, for cooking as well as healing and medicinal properties.
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Jul
11

Capay Tomato Festival

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Summertime produces the best tomatoes and there is no better place to enjoy them than at the Capay Tomato Festival in the beautiful Capay Valley. Farm Fresh to You, the home delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to consumers’ doorsteps invites you to join in this 7th annual event on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Event-goers will enjoy organic, heirloom and cherry tomato tasting, live music and dancing, delicious food, local wine and beer, tractor tram rides, kids’ activities, camping on the farm and more. Pack a blanket, pull up a hay bale and watch the sunset – all the while supporting a good cause with event proceeds benefiting the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture.
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Jul
09

Sacramento BLT Week

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You know you’re a bacon-lover if….

1. You have a side of eggs with your bacon for breakfast

2. You buy Costco packs and stock up your freezer… the thick-cut hickory style stuff, of course!

3. You’re more afraid of bacon shortages than power outages

4. Your childhood nickname was “Porky”

5. You already own this t-shirt or deeply wish you did:

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Jul
07

LowBrau Sausage Platter

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Danke!

LowBrau

1050 20th Sacramento, CA

916-706-2636

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Jul
01

Dawson’s

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 I had the opportunity to hang out with Jason Poole, the executive chef of Dawson’s last week, and learned that his restaurant is anything but an industry cliché. Located at 1209 L Street, Dawson’s is the Hyatt Regency’s in-house steakhouse. But don’t call it a “hotel restaurant.” Dawson’s stands on its own.
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Jun
30

Tater Throw Down

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We celebrated Father’s Day this year with a Tater Throw Down!  That’s right, we were invited to a friend’s house and each family was asked to bring their best potato dish.  Lucky for me, I’ve worked with the U.S. Potato Board (client) for the past decade so I’ve tasted and tested many tuber-ific dishes over the years.  I decided on Frances Largeman Roth’s Twice Baked Blues featured in her cookbook “Eating in Color” and they were a hit!  You can find the recipe here. The best part though?  Seeing what all my creative friends came up with.  Check out this spectacular spud spread!
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Jun
20

The Cellar in Historic Folsom

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There are some restaurants that are just a pleasure, and The Cellar on Sutter Street in Historic Folsom is one such place. I’ve been to The Cellar a number of times, but when I learned of their expanded menu, I couldn’t wait to try it. Executive Chef Joe Cuka has created a little something for everyone with a whole lot of deliciousness going on.

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