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Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

I do love breakfast. I have friends who skip breakfast, some whose breakfast consists of a triple Venti nonfat latte, and others who wouldn’t mind a carton of eggs and a side of beef for breakfast.

I like to start my day with a solid meal, plus lots of hot, strong coffee. My penchant for sweets sometimes leads me down the road of French toast or pancakes – ah, I do love pancakes. But, I’ve learned that if my breakfast isn’t packed with protein, then my day just goes downhill.

So when my friend and trainer, Mindy McFall, owner of Folsom Lake Fitness, shared her recipe for protein pancakes with me, I just couldn’t keep all of this goodness to myself! If you’re a breakfast person, but you want something that stays with you and is healthy, you just may have found your new favorite breakfast.

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East Sacramento Preservation Supports Farm to Fork—Get Your Tickets Now

East Sacramento Preservation Supports Farm to Fork—Get Your Tickets Now

Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week 2014 Kick off Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week 2014 with a communal commitment to end hunger in our region. This sit down dinner for 150 features appetizers and a dinner menu from the best local farms and producers. Your ticket buys two meals – one for you and one for a neighbor who has experienced food insecurity... Read More

Make It a Festival Night in Sacramento

Make It a Festival Night in Sacramento

We're halfway through summer, which means it's festival time! Here are a few ways you can get your grub on at some of Sacramento's upcoming festivals.

161st Annual California State Fair, Cal Expo, July 11-27
As always, there will be hundreds of food vendors on hand at the historic fair at Cal Expo -- spaghetti ice cream, chocolate covered bacon, or fried anything -- but I especially can't wait to pick up some fresh produce from the Friends of the State Fair Farmers Market to help me stay on my healthy track! For details.

Midtown’s Sutter District Presents First-Ever “Sacratomato Week”

Midtown’s Sutter District Presents First-Ever “Sacratomato Week”

Tomato Salad from Centro will be one of many featured dishes at Sacratomato Week.

Source: Midtown Business Association/Photo Credit Callista Wengler

This summer, it’s time to savor the tomato in Sacramento!  The vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in the Sutter District (Red Rabbit, Centro, Money Bar, etc.)  in Midtown Sacramento are proud to present the first-ever “Sacratomato Week” happening July 21-27, 2014!  As part of this inaugural effort, the fun, lively and eclectic group of Sutter District eateries and watering holes will celebrate Sacramento’s signature commodity — the tomato! — with creative menu options, drink specials and more... Read More

Dining News: Jackrabbit Brewing to Open in West Sac in the Fall

Dining News: Jackrabbit Brewing to Open in West Sac in the Fall

Jackrabbit Brewing Company will open a tasting room in late Sept. or early Oct., reports Tori Masucci Cummins in Sactown Mag. In the coming months, Jackrabbit will expand from 1,500 to 4,500 square feet with a public taproom that would..... Read More

4th of July Recipes with a Twist

4th of July Recipes with a Twist

By Cristina Guccione

“Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back!”

This 4th of July the San Francisco Giants are playing the San Diego Padres at 3:40 p.m.  If you don’t have plans to be in San Diego for the game, grab some friends and host your own all American BBQ with a Sacramento twist.

Since we love our local Sacramento companies, below are some Sacramento twists on two Fourth of July favorites.

 

ORIGINAL: Hot Dogs TWIST: Track 7 Sausage and Peppers

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients... Read More

Spend your Fourth on the Field!

Spend your Fourth on the Field!

Still searching for something to do this July 4th? Come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday on the baseball field! Raley Field will bring the neighborhood block party feel to the River Cats' home turf this Friday night.

In the evening, kiddos can enjoy a fun-filled kids area equipped with games, coloring pages, face painters, and inflatable structures; local food trucks, beer, and live music from Nunchuck Taylor will entertain grown-ups.

To cap off the night, find a comfy spot on the field and watch the night sky above the ballpark light up with a spectacular fireworks show synced to patriotic music at 9:30pm. (Blankets are okay; no chairs are allowed on the field.)