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Vegan at Vintana’s, Escondido

Every so often, I offer people with their own area of expertise an opportunity to ‘guest blog’ on ChefMarian.com. Jax eats Vegan, and is a perfect person to talk about trying to eat within her parameters at an upscale restaurant. It’s a good story with a happy ending! I’m a sucker for a happy ending! So this blog is Vegan ...

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Sunscreen Hall of Shame

I guess I should be talking about BBQ with Memorial Day Weekend ahead… but I would rather highlight an email I received today from the Environment Working Group. They have created a Sunscreen Hall of Shame. I mean, why are we working so hard to eat healthy, when at the same time we are using sunscreens that can harm us equally. ...

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The Goal of The Chef Marian Blog

Today I was thinking about The Goal of The Chef Marian Blog. What have I accomplished since 2011….. and what have I done that has as many as 30,000 eyeballs on me (actually 60,000 to be accurate)! lol Having traveled the world for 3 years, eating in Michelin Star Restaurants, taking Food & Wine Classes and Cooking in Kitchens with ...

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Restaurant Review: Mia Francesca Del Mar Heights

Well, some interesting things have happened in the last 24 hours. I have totally changed my focus on food. I’m eating more salad… and those fabulous strawberries that are totally in season and totally satisfying! And that really affects my review of Mia Francesca, Del Mar Heights. When you’re not letting the chef give you his or her best? It’s hard ...

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Shocking News about the French and Milk

Now, my friend Michael is someone who is constantly experimenting with wine and came across some Shocking News about the French and Milk. Now I haven’t dug further, so I can’t say for sure….. but when I am told something from a reliable source who is big on the cutting edge of wine…. I feel comfortable enough to share it ...

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I am reading labels. Now what?

You are saying: I am reading labels. Now what? Right? I know how you feel. I can watch out of the words I can’t pronounce, watch out for msg, high sugar and salt content, high cholesterol products, but there’s way more to the game. And every day I learn the details of something new and share. Aren’t you glad you ...

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