For pure sh*ts and giggles (as Skinner would always say) we're going to start posting random facts along side random pics throughout the week on top of our usual outrageously insightful and ever-inspirational blog. So here we go (p.s. we lied about the blog hiatus). The mighty orange always gets associated with vitamin C but it's the fiber count which is far more noteworthy (besides kiwis have 10x more vit C but I digress...). Did you know that the pith (the white fleshy part) has just as much fiber and good stuff than the actual fruit itself? Studies have found that the orange peel, has over 60 flavonoids and 170 different phytonutrients. What the hell are those? Doesn't matter, know the more the merrier and it sounds very impressive and will impress people around you when you mention it. Here are some other factoids about l'orange:
  1. Navel oranges are called just that because its bottom part looks like a belly-button.
  2. Orange is the world’s third favorite flavor. Chocolate and vanilla take the first two places (I think hummus might be in forth)
  3. Captain Kirk (aka. Canadian born William Shatner) used to work at a local orange juice store back in the day.

Photo cred Cat Oh I love hummus. Hummus, hummus, hummus.  I just learned a few things about this original prepared food. First of all, hummus is the Arabic word "chickpea". And if you go back to Socrates and Plato days, you'll find that they even wrote about it cause the shit is so damn good. Good for you with all its iron, vitamin C & B6, fiber, protein and potassium. I have to say it's perfection and it is (and always has been my desert island food - you know that game of "if you were stranded on an island with one thing what would it be?"). We introduced a new salad today, the Baouleh Baouleh and it came with a creamy hummus dressing. Hummus combined into a salad dressing? I'm in heaven. So here's the recipe for all you other hummus lovers out there. 2 cup cooked chickpeas 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tbsp tahini 2 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp mineral salt 2 tbsp olive oil Blend'er up & enjoy.

photo cred Cat I'm having one of those days that I have forced myself to stop, drop and roll. It's the metaphorical smoke that I'm trying to get away from. And as you know, if you place faith in the universe, she usually finds a way to make things right. You take a deep breath, remember that it's one day at a time and breathe (god-damn it, breathe). Whatever is going on, it too, shall pass. We are blessed to be alive and to have love in our hearts. So this post is dedicated to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed, crazy or maybe even a little dazed and confused. This song instantly lifts my spirits and transports me to a time when things were not necessarily better but maybe simpler.