14th Annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival will be coming this weekend on October 8th and 9th. Lulu will be doing live pet portrait on Sunday October 9th. Her booth will be #9. Welcome to stop by with your furry friends and get a cute custom pet portrait done.
If your furry friend is shy, you can just send Lulu a photo at her booth, it only takes 30 minutes for the pet portrait in watercolor. See you then!
Welcome to stop by AleSmith Brewery on this Saturday Oct 8th 4pm – 10pm. There will be over 65 artists showing their arts and crafts. Tickets are free to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-beer-night-market-sd-tickets-392756744997.
Lulu will be one of the art vendors, come to say hi!
Yet again shaking up the burgeoning plant-based cheese category, award-winning Parma! (www.eatparma.com), the brand behind a highly popular array of dairy-free parmesan alternatives, today introduces a new line of entirely nut-free products. The announcement was made by company CEO Shannon Schnibbe, who founded Sister River Foods and its Parma! subsidiary in 2004.
Available in 3.5 ounce and 7-ounce jars on Amazon and on the www.eatparma.com site (please find links below) and soon in retail stores nationwide, the new nut-free line from Parma! is debuting with two irresistible vegan flavors – Jalapeno Bacon and Garlic Basil.
Both new Parma! products have replaced walnuts with organic pumpkin seeds. Hailed as a superfood given their many health benefits, pumpkin seeds are a major natural source of L-arginine – the amino acid that plays a significant role in nitric oxide production, a key ingredient in fighting heart disease.
In addition, pumpkin seeds are important for men’s health as a result of their high zinc content, are good for post-menopausal women, are able to help the body build protein, are rich in essential minerals and are food allergy friendly.
Nut-Free Parma! is made in dedicated equipment in a facility that processes walnuts.
Commenting on the new flavors, Ms. Schnibbe said, “Parma! fans have been asking us to create a nut-free line for quite a while and after taking the time necessary to formulate the tastiest and most nutritious products possible, we think our new Jalapeno Bacon and Garlic Basil flavors will soon become consumer favorites. We look forward to a successful launch of our new nut-free products and to adding additional flavors to the line in the near future.”
Plant-Based Parmesan Takes A Bold Step Forward With
With just the right condiment, a plain salad becomes a festival of flavors, a plate of vegetables transforms into a delectable stroll through a country garden, and an ordinary bowl of pasta becomes a savory work of art. And perhaps no condiment covers as many different foods and as many different cultures as classic parmesan cheese.
Created to offer consumers who follow a vegan or allergen-free diet an authentically mouth-watering alternative to traditional parmesan, Parma! is comprised of six deliciously distinct varieties. Beyond the two new nut-free flavors, the Parma! family of products includes Better Than Bacon Parma! (voted Favorite Bacon-Flavored Product in 2017 by VegNews magazine), Original Parma!, Chipotle Cayenne Parma! and Garlicky Green Parma!
A plant-based umami superfood line of convenient and affordable complete protein products, all Parma! flavors are paleo and keto-friendly, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and Certified Kosher. Moreover, all six Parma! flavors contain whole raw ingredients, are low in sodium, heart-healthy, packed with essential B vitamins and trace minerals, replete with beneficial animo acids and an excellent source of healthy oils.
A World Of Flavor
Available in health stores nationwide as well as on the www.eatparma.com site, Amazon, VitaCost and other online retailers, Parma! is ideal for environmentally conscious consumers, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and all health conscious eaters. Unlike some other vegan cheese alternatives, Parma! has also proven highly appealing to mainstream cheese aficionados who are ready to eschew traditional cheese so long as a healthier option boasting authentic flavor, aroma and texture is available.
Sold in 3.5 and 7-ounce bottles, Parma! can be savored on pasta, lightly steamed vegetables, pizza, salads, potatoes, avocado toast, popcorn and countless other hor d’oeuvres, main dishes and desserts. For suggested recipes, please visit https://eatparma.com/cat egory/recipes/.
Only The Beginning
Founded in 2004, Parma! has steadily grown to its current status as a leader in the dairy-free cheese alternative arena and a key player in the multi-billion-dollar global vegan food category.
According to Tofurky founder Seth Tibbott, an advisor to Parma! since the company’s inception, “Like Tofurky, Parma is an authentic, trailblazing brand with deep roots that took hold when the plant-based world was very young. I love that it is a family owned business run by kind, passionate people producing a wholesome vegan food with exceptional flavor.”
Adds Ms. Schnibbe, “Parma! gives you that cheesy flavor without all the dairy baggage. It provides an excellent food source of high-quality vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, omega 3’s and trace minerals, along with the natural goodness of hemp, and it tastes great! We’re truly grateful for the exceptionally warm reception our brand has received from consumers and industry leaders since our very first days on the market and look forward to continuing to shake up the dairy-free industry for many, many years to come.”
Suburban beekeeper Justin Weiss aims to inspire the next generation of bee enthusiasts and environmentalists with his vibrantly illustrated new children’s book, B is for Beekeeping: An Alphabet Book.
With concise, easy-to-understand language, such as “C is for comb,” and “H is for honey,” Weiss introduces young audiences to the ABCs of beekeeping and the critical role that honeybees play in the ecosystem.
“Did you know one-third of the food we eat gets pollinated by honeybees?” asked Weiss, who started beekeeping a few years ago on a whim. “While at first I was afraid of handling honeybees, it turns out having thousands of them buzzing around is quite therapeutic. This hobby has lifted my spirits when I’ve most needed it, and I’ve enjoyed sharing it with my friends and family.”
In B is for Beekeeping, Weiss uses each letter of the alphabet to teach a beekeeping term and idea, and each fascinating new fact is brought to life by a bright, playful illustration.
Perfect for parents, grandparents and teachers, B is for Beekeeping intends to encourage children to explore the “un-bee-lievable” world around them and to respect some of the smallest, but mightiest, creatures.
About the Author
Justin Weiss is a husband, father and hobby beekeeper. He loves to explore the world with his family and try new foods.
Born and raised in California, he currently lives outside of Dallas, Texas, on a small suburban homestead. He and his wife have a garden, keep bees, raise quail and chickens, and have an orange cat named Leo. He is fluent in Spanish, having also lived in Chile, Easter Island and Spain.
Weiss serves his community as the assistant city manager and also as a board member for the local school district’s education foundation.
It has always been a dream of his to publish a book — a special gift for his children that he hopes they will want to pass down one day, too.
A portion of all sales of this book will be donated to organizations such as Pollinator Partnership, the Bee Conservancy and Project Apis m. For more information, visit www.bisforbeekeeping.com, or follow the author on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/
- Rubio’s Coastal Grill is giving away free tacos for all, in celebration of National Taco Day. On two days, Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4, Rubio’s is giving a FREE à la carte taco with any purchase. Choose from any taco on the menu.In addition, Rubio’s fresh salsa bars are open again in California, Arizona and Nevada; and the popular Langostino Lobster dishes return later this month. Plus, Rubio’s all-day Taco Tuesday specials now include chicken tacos for $1.99 and steak tacos for $2.29.
Rubio’s guests can earn free drinks, desserts, tacos and entrées by joining Rubio’s Rewards. Members can sign up online or through the Rubio’s App, place an order and start earning points toward free food. Rubio’s offers take-out, curbside or express pick-up and delivery.
About Rubio’s® Restaurants:
Rubio’s first opened in 1983 in the San Diego neighborhood of Mission Bay. Today, Rubio’s uses responsibly sourced seafood and continues to expand its menu with innovative recipes ranging from seafood tacos and burritos to California Bowls and crisp, fresh salads. In addition, Rubio’s offers all-natural chicken, raised without antibiotics, and all-natural USDA Choice steak, “no fried” pinto beans, handmade guacamole, a variety of proprietary salsas, and craft beer and hard seltzer beverage options. The award-winning restaurant regularly receives accolades for its famous Original Fish Taco®. It was also recently ranked as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 50 Movers and Shakers” as well as one of the top five most loved fast casual chains ranked by Foodable Labs and Digital CoCo. Rubio’s is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has over 3,000 employees and currently operates over 150 restaurants in California, Arizona and Nevada.
-National Pet Wellness Month is the perfect time to get new pets on a healthy path with whole food-based supplements-
When introducing a new puppy or kitten into the family, the hope is they will become a long-term cuddly companion. The best way to ensure this is to start them off on a healthy path by maintaining a well-balanced diet. In honor of October being National Pet Wellness Month, Standard Process®, a leading whole food-based nutritional supplement company, is introducing the Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit. The kits offer pet parents an easy way to get their fur babies off on the right paw, by including two products that deliver complex nutrients that might not be adequately consumed through a pet’s typical diet alone.
“For puppies and kittens, the early days are critical in building a strong nutritional foundation,” said Jody Griffiths, CVT and Veterinary Support Technician at Standard Process. “It’s important pet owners are better equipped to properly support their pets’ nutritional needs so they can spend a long, fulfilling life with them.”
The Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit are part of the Standard Process Veterinary Formulas™ line, which has been trusted by veterinarians for more than 20 years. Along with a cat nip toy or collapsible water dish, the kits include animal-specific canine and feline versions of the following two Standard Process supplements:
- Whole Body Support: This offers general multisystem support for daily maintenance of all the body systems, with emphasis on a healthy endocrine system.
- Immune System Support: This supports optimal function of the immune system and provides nutritional and biochemical support for healthy immune cells and tissues.
Though a pet’s nutritional needs change based on age, activity level and health status, the products contained in the Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit — along with all Standard Process Veterinary Formulas — are made with human-quality ingredients. Their aim is to provide vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in forms that are as close as possible to the way nature intended so that pets can experience a lifetime of optimal wellness.
“The Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit are great starting points for achieving long-term health,” continued Griffiths. “And as your puppy or kitten grows into an adult, we have a complete line of pet products standing by to support them throughout their lives.”
Along with other Standard Process Veterinary Formulas products, the Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit are available for purchase online, or in-person, from partnering veterinarians. Visit standardprocess.com/veterinary-supplements to find a purchasing option that works best for you. And for more information about Standard Process visit standardprocess.com or follow @StandardProcess on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Standard Process Inc.
Standard Process is a family-owned, third-generation company that has been a leader in making whole food-based supplements since 1929. From the company’s certified organic farm at its Palmyra, Wisconsin headquarters; to the Nutrition Innovation Center in Kannapolis, North Carolina; Standard Process is committed to clinical science that advances health and changes lives through whole food-based nutrition. Using regenerative farming practices and advanced manufacturing technologies designed to protect the vital nutrients found in each ingredient, Standard Process produces more than 300 high-quality supplements in its certified organic manufacturing facility. For more information about Standard Process and to find a health care professional who sells Standard Process products, visit standardprocess.com.