Tulips, water, and plenty of charm are what comes to mind when I think of Holland, and that is true of Holland, Michigan.
One of Washington state’s seven wonders, the Palouse is a 4,000 square feet area of rolling hills near Spokane, Washington. From the summit of Steptoe Butte, standing at 3,612 feet above the ground, one can admire the Palouse’s beauty: shades of green from the lush fields of barley and wheat in the spring, and the sparkling shades of gold and brown during harvest time.Continue reading “The Palouse and Steptoe Butte, WA”
Açaí Berry Smoothie
- 1 1/4 c. plain or vanilla soymilk, or almond milk
- 3/4 c. Orange juice
- 3/4 c. Acai juice
- 1 large Mango, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (use frozen mango chunks for an extra thick smoothie
- 1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
Courtesy of Beth A. Booker MS, MPH, RD, LDN
Açaí na Tigela (Açaí in a bowl)
- 1 1/2 scoops frozen acai pulp (about 1 cup)
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp guarana powder
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- ¼ cup Granola
- 4 sliced strawberries
Pulse in blender until achieving the consistency of a soft ice cream.
Serve in bowl with halved strawberries and granola as topping.
Recipe courtesy of Maira Quillin
A dark and exotic berry surrounded by controversy, the acai berry took over the U.S.’s health scene several years ago, touting its “superfood” powers. But how much of it is myth and how much is reality? Who exactly is this mysterious berry — and what can it do for your health?Continue reading “Berry – With A Hint Of Chocolate (Açaí)”
Seattle on a sunny day is fantastic! From its futuristic Space Needle, the 360° views of the city on the water are spectacular. Nearby, the MoPop museum and the Chihuly Garden and Glass offer great sensory entertainment, while Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center showcases amazing life-enhancing inventions and remarkable individuals. Oh, and the coffee is great!Continue reading “Seattle, WA”
Wine, waterfalls, and mouth-watering food were the highlights of our next part of the trip through Oregon, early September. Known for its pinot noir wines, Oregon is home to many wineries and we were happy overnight guests at Eola Hills Legacy Winery, near Salem. Next, we visited Columbia River Gorge and admired the impressive Multnomah Falls. Closer to Portland, we savored local Thai fare.Continue reading “Eola Hills Winery and Ainsworth State Park”