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Hidden Sichuan

Hidden Sichuan

Hidden Sichuan has been getting good reviews lately and so I headed out with my Chinese friends again to get their judgment. I'll be referring to my 2013 review of Sichuan Spice House in Orangevale because we had many of the same dishes to compare and I was with the same Chinese friends. 

Hidden Sichuan is located in a shopping complex at Hwy 99 and Bond Rd. behind the In n Out Burger.  It's nicely decorated with a wallpaper mural depicting ancient China along one wall and nice shelving and art on the others.  There were tables and booths and everything was quite comfortable.
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LET'S GET DRESSED.

LET'S GET DRESSED.

One simple change you can make to drastically improve your health is to remove any and all processed sauces, dips and dressings from your diet.  Store-bought dressings in particular are often lacking in nutrients and fiber, and are high in unpronounceable preservatives, salt, sugar and unnecessary, unhealthy fats (and can taste artificial). 

Try this super easy and quick formula for making your own amazing salad dressings, dips and sauces.  Have fun, play with the ingredients.  The possibilities are endless!

 

Poolside // Dream Home

Poolside / Dream Home

I have something of a major obsession happening with small but chic rectangular pools. Naturally, I have spent a fair share of time dreaming about how to make this happen in real life. I'm not entirely sure this is even a remote possibility, but for now, I am attempting to figure out how it might be...

Many of these pools are very small and that suits me well. Regardless of size, every single pool here is visually stunning and perfectly designed. It just goes to show that good things come in small packages sometimes... I might even love a rectangular wading pool, just deep enough for me to float. If you have a thing for small but chic pools too, I have an entire pinterest board filled with gorgeous poolside inspiration! Go crazy..... Read More

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Today might arguably be one of the best days of the year. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s National Tequila Day, of course! And this year, we should all celebrate because it’s also on a FRIDAY!! On top of that, it’s summer and here in Sacramento our farmers’ markets and local shops are bursting with the most amazing fresh fruits and veggies to play with in tequila concoctions. This trifecta makes for the ultimate tequila celebration, no excuses. ... Read More

SMOOTHIES!

SMOOTHIES!
Just the name alone sounds refreshing, right?

If you were lucky enough to get a Vitamix or Ninja as a gift recently then you are probably looking for all kinds if smoothie recipes.  Here is a great little Green smoothie chart to give you inspiration for your own fruit and veggie combinations.

A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner

A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner
A Toast to Education Winemakers Dinner
08-29-2015 - 08-29-2015
Sacramento County Farm Bureau
http://sacfarmbureau.org/winemakersdinner.html
Admission: Individual Tickets $85 Table Sponsorship $1,000
 
(916) 685-6958
staff@sacfarmbureau.org
http://sacfarmbureau.org/winemakersdinner.html
Start Time(s): Sat 6:30pm Appetizers 5:30pm
The Sacramento Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education is celebrating Sacramento Countys bountiful harvest with A Toast to Education winemakers dinner 
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Food Truck Mania: Elk Grove (July-September)

Food Truck Mania: Elk Grove (July-September)
Food Truck Mania: Elk Grove (July-September)
07-01-2015 - 09-02-2015
SactoMoFo
http://sactomofo.com/calendar/
Admission: Free entry *Plus the cost of food and drinks
 
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