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The Original Bungee Jump

You left your stomach behind as the ground rushes toward you, wind rushing by your ears and the mix of terror and excitement rushing through your body. Time means nothing, as the surreal atmosphere surrounding your fall stops the clock, and your awareness is completely in the moment. Finally the rope tightens and your body ...

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Zengo’s Test Kitchen Series Blends Global Culinary Styles

The word “fusion” gets tossed around so liberally in restaurants these days that it’s become more of a vague concept than any sort of fundamental practice. However, at Richard Sandoval’s Zengo in Washington D.C., fusion is very much alive and well. The restaurant offers unique fare from both Latin and Asian influences, and if you ...

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Cheap Restaurants in Los Angeles

Part I: Mexican Food: Barato When I moved to Los Angeles in 1992, I had a roommate named Lynn. Lynn was a man who would drink two beers, matriculate to several lines of cocaine, and then culminate the evening with a perilous motorcycle ride across Hollywood to El Gran Burrito on Virgil Avenue. There he ...

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Product Review; Hormel Tamales

Growing up in the city in the early and mid 50’s, there use to be people that would sell Tom’s Hot Tamales on street corners. These vender’s would have a cart that had either a small burner in it or a thick insulated pan to keep them warm. They were sold for 10 cents a ...

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Can Hot Chili Peppers Help You Lose Weight?

Hot chili peppers are used in many dishes in the United States Southwest where they are served up almost everywhere, from the corner taco stand to the trendiest restaurants. And while many dishes that include hot peppers can be greasy and fattening, the peppers themselves can actually encourage weight loss! Hot Peppers Contain Capsaicin Capsaicin ...

Healthy Menu Options at Mexican Restaurants

When you are on a diet or watching what you eat, you might think that Mexican food is out of the question. Fear not, there are healthy food options at your favorite local Mexican restaurant. You can lose weight without depriving yourself of your Mexican cravings. Here are some options at some of the most ...

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Vegetarian Alternatives to Lard

I admit, I made a huge vegetarian faux-pas this holiday season. I try to make tamales every December and as we are new to being vegetarians, the challenge was to make a vegetarian or vegan tamale. Just after Thanksgiving, our family accepted a 30-day challenge to try to stay vegetarian for a month and we ...