Review / Giveaway: Oro de Castilla wine

Thanks to Pablo del Villar of Oro de Castilla and Ole Imports, Lodie's Blog is able to give away a bottle of Oro de Castilla wine for your pleasure and enjoyment. I am picking three winners, so you're in luck! Review of Oro de Castilla Verdejo 2013 wine. It has one of the most refreshing taste to it. There's a complexity and a nice balance. It isn't too overpowering. I paired this wine with pasta, seafood, and popcorn. Yes, it tasted great … [Read more...]

Interview with Pablo del Villar

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Pablo del Villar Igea, president of Oro De Castilla. I reviewed Oro De Castilla Verdejo 2013. A great wine that I paired with salmon, shrimp pasta, and even popcorn. The wine is very classic and is made from the Verdejo grape in About Oro De Castilla wine - The white white is described as a very complex wine with an acidity higher than usual, more balanced and with a structure of … [Read more...]

Scary results of 10 banned foods

Are you eating food that's already banned in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? Learn these pernicious ingredients and common foods through this infographic. Use the embed code to share it on your website. <img src="" alt="10 Banned Foods to Avoid" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; … [Read more...]

Review: CocoaVia® Daily Cocoa Extract Supplement

[Originally posted on 3/5/2014] Flavanol is found in cocoa beans and has many health benefits when consumed daily. The phytonutrients found in flavanol also help reduce the risk of blood clots. CocoaVia® is a daily cocoa extract supplement, which helps to support healthy circulation. Healthy circulation contributes to healthy aging, and other benefits such as: Cardiovascular health Cognitive … [Read more...]

Spring chicken salad recipe

Spring is almost here, and summer is just around the corner. Enjoy a delicious spring salad without the guilt. Personally, I love salad but I prefer to make it myself, so that I know what's being added. Serves 1 -2 people 2 Cooked boneless chicken breast 1 handful of salad (Spinach or your choice) 1 handful of alfalfa sprouts 1/2 of a banana sliced 1/2 of an apple sliced and diced 5 strawberry sliced and diced Add any other fruit … [Read more...]

Review: Hemp Protein Drink

This is a short review... I have been searching for a product that doesn't contain Whey, Soy, animal products, or that other junk that most protein drinks include. I accidentally stumbled on this product on Vitacost. I'm totally obsessed with Vitacost; it's like my own personal health store online. I truly love this drink mix in my smoothies, cereal... I've even used it when I juiced. It's vegan, too. So totally safe for my veggie … [Read more...]

Living with OAS

If you're not familiar, OAS stands for Oral Allergy Syndrome. OAS is an allergic reaction to fresh fruit and vegetables. Most will think you're crazy if you say that you're allergic to fresh fruits and vegetables, but trust, you're not alone. I was diagnosed with this a few years ago while suffering from several episodes in grad school. It's a very frustrating syndrome because there is a lack of research. At best, research indicates that it's … [Read more...]

My first time eating Gus’s Fried Memphis, TN

I seriously think that I'm the only person who wasn't having mouth orgasms over this chicken. Don't get me wrong, it was fried to perfection and looked amazing; however, I found it to be a little too salty for my liking. I was really excited to try it because I had heard such wonderful things about it. Maybe I need to try it again! Hmm, when will I return to Memphis? Have you tried it? Let me know your thoughts. … [Read more...]

Pampered Chef helps support girls’ education

Now through Sunday (7/21), Pampered Chef is donating a portion of the proceeds made through purchases to 'She’s the First,' a nonprofit that funds girls’ education in third world countries helping them to be the first in their families to graduate. Just $360 can send a girl to school for one year, so you can feel good about purchasing that new cutlery set you have been wanting! RT Order through- Pampered Chef - portion of proceeds to ‘She’s the … [Read more...]

Nom cravings

A few months ago I went to Las Vegas for a media event. Ever since, I have been craving food from a restaurant called, Fu. It's Asian style cuisine, located in the Hard Rock Hotel. Must say, the best service I've ever received. The shrimp dumplings were to die! Love me so Asian food. I need to plan a trip back there. Not sure when, but maybe in December. Nom Nom. The menu is $$$ in price, but worth it. … [Read more...]

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