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This last Saturday I had the privilege to attend the Have a Heart Ranch Vegan BBQ. My first thought when walking into this ranch was its beauty. The landscape was perfectly manicured and the animals appeared well taken care of and content. With all this I was distracted by the scent of the delicious food being made.

There were a few choices of vegan cuisine. I started with the food...


If you’ve ever finished your pack of chicken nuggets and wanted more, the giant “Nugzilla” from Rub Smokehouse & Bar is for you! The Owners, Sean Singer and Luke Billingham, admit they’re obsessed with chicken nuggets. You know what they say, if you love something make it bigger.  

The United Kingdom based barbecue restaurant serves a 3-pound chicken...


Some have called the jackfruit a "miracle" due to it versitality and its ablity to grow in warm climates, some would even say its the jack of all fruits. It's also a good source of protein, potassium, calcium, and iron.

Jackfruit can be enjoyed raw, or cooked, the raw form when ripe has a sutle banana taste, and many people use the cooked form...


With summer here, it's time to dust off those grills and break out the coals and propane.  I don't know about you, but I am super excited to have my first hot dog of the summer.

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