All About Avocados |

All About Avocados

The avocado comes from a tree native to Central Mexico. While it is common to refer to the avocado as a vegetable, botanically speaking it is a fruit. Avocados were known to the Aztecs as "the fertility fruit".[1] The most well-known variety of avocado is Hass. Commonly grown in California, the Hass avocado makes up about 95% of the avocado crop in the United States and is available year-round. Other varieties include Fuerte, also known as Florida avocados, Cocktail avocados which have no pit and there is even a Bacon variety. [2] Avocados have a smooth buttery texture and can be enjoyed a number of ways. Proper storage and … [Continue Reading...]

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Healthy Recipe: Garlic Cilantro Mahi Mahi |

Healthy Recipe: Garlic Cilantro Mahi Mahi

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Will We Ever Accept that Exercise is Often the Best Medicine?

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Paleo f(x) 2014 Pictures |

Paleo f(x) 2014 in Pictures

Paleo f(x) is the largest Paleo conference hosted annually. This was our first year attending and we most definitely plan to attend again. We went to learn and to network with others in the Paleo community and I would say mission accomplished. I had the opportunity to meet and hang with many of my blogging… [Continue Reading]