Dear Friends,

Be sure to keep Max’s Restaurant & Cucina in mind for Thanksgiving breakfast and lunch. We are conveniently located at 3514 State Street, in Santa Barbara’s Upper State St. area. This makes our Santa Barbara family restaurant the perfect stop before any of your Thanksgiving events or holiday shopping.

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch on Thanksgiving day, be sure to join us at Max’s Restaurant. We will be serving our Santa Barbara breakfast and lunch favorites on THANKSGIVING DAY, November 26, from 7:00 am until 1:00 pm, and hope to see you there! Bring your out-of-town guests and introduce them to Santa Barbara dining at its best.

If you eat too much turkey over the Holiday, you might want to book an appointment with Santa Barbara pilates professional Chanda Fetter to help you get back in shape!

 Or if you would prefer relaxation instead of exercise, see Chrys across the street at Qui Si Bella Spa!

It was great to see everyone out supporting D.A.W.G. at the Wine for Wags at Oreana Winery.  With your generosity and support we can continue to help the dogs of Santa Barbara County!

Be sure to look for upcoming comedy nights in Santa Barbara, no corkage fee Wednesdays, and other nights of food and fun at Max’s. Visit our website and join our eClub for special discounts and coupons.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Your friendly staff at Max’s Restaurant

Thanksgiving Humor from Max’s Restaurant

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for everything we have. But it can also be a great time for a little humor, too. Here are some Thanksgiving jokes you can enjoy and share with your family:

  • What happened when the turkey got into a fight? He got the stuffing knocked out of him! We’re sure there will be plenty of stuffing on the table for Thanksgiving dinner!
  • What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner? Your nose! Although there are great smells at Max’s every day!
  • What is a turkey’s favorite dessert? Peach gobbler! We’ve got a tasty variety of homemade desserts to please any turkey’s palate at Max’s.
  • What do you wear to Thanksgiving dinner? A Har-VEST. Don’t worry about your attire at Max’s Restaurant. We’re Santa Barbara casual every day. Just come and have a great time.
  • If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for? Their AGE! People of all ages love to eat at Max’s. From our Santa Barbara brunch to our Italian cuisine, we love to feed every member of the family.
  • Why did the police arrest the turkey? They suspected it of fowl play. There is no fowl play at Max’s – just good food, great service, and fun times.
  • If fruit comes from a fruit tree, where does turkey come from? A poul-tree! We’ve got plenty of poultry items on our menu – and some pretty good meat and fish items, too!
  • A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” “No, ma’am. They’re dead.” Don’t worry – there is plenty of food for your family at Max’s!

Want to hear more jokes? Join us on December 13 for Max’s 2nd Sunday Dinner Comedy Night for delicious food and hilarious comedy with Carol Metcalf and friends. The comedy starts at 7:30 PM for $10, and dinner is available from 5:00 PM. As Santa Barbara’s premier venue for dinner comedy, every performance at Max’s Restaurant & Cucina features professional comedians from all over the nation. We draw our headliner talent from such leading showrooms as Comedy Central, The IMPROV, The Comedy Store, and the Laugh Factory. Please RSVP to reserve a table at 805-898-9121. Reserved seating may be obtained with dinner reservations.

Thanksgiving Q&A with Max’s Restaurant & Cucina

Q: Are you open for Thanksgiving Dinner?
A:  We will not be open Thursday (Thanksgiving), Friday, and Saturday for dinner. We will only be open for breakfast & Lunch. Our Santa Barbara family restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. just like we have been doing daily for over thirty years!  Our fine Italian cuisine and home-made Italian pastas are typically served Tuesday through Saturday evenings, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Q: What’s for breakfast?
A: Max’s Restaurant is proud to serve the best breakfast in town. Try our famous made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes or omelets with loads of Green Star Coffee. Or check out our Hollandaise Classics made with our own Hollandaise over two poached eggs and a grilled English muffin and served with potatoes.

Q: What’s on the authentic Italian cuisine menu?
A: Just about everything that will remind you of dining in Italia. Start with an antipasto rustico or insalata, paired with Prosecco Brut from La Marca, Italia. For your entrée, you can choose from pasta, fish, meat, or pizza, each made with our own special touch. Ask your server to recommend the perfect red wine, white wine or beer to complement your meal. Buon Appetito!

Thanksgiving Events in Santa Barbara CA

Max’s Restaurant loves Santa Barbara because there is so much to do and see. We think you will enjoy some of these Thanksgiving and holiday events in Santa Barbara:

  • ArtSEE: November 22-30 in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Central Library. ArtSEE is a fundraiser art exhibit and sale to benefit SEE International, a non-profit organization where volunteer eye surgeons work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide. The exhibition features original and affordable works by Abstract Art Collective members, plus additional artwork juried and curated by Dug Uyesaka.
  • Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash: November 26, 10am-3:30pm at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Get out of the house and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time!
  • Coming in December – 30th Annual Santa Barbara Parade of Lights: “A Red, White & Blue Holiday” in tribute to our local veterans. The event starts with fun for the entire family at Santa’s Village on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor. The annual boat parade begins at 5:30 p.m. with about 25 boats motoring, sailing, and paddling the Santa Barbara Coastline. The event culminates with a 5-7 minute fireworks display at approximately 7 p.m.


About Max’s Restaurant & Cucina: Max’s Restaurant is located at 3514 State Street, Santa Barbara, in the Upper State St. area. The Santa Barbara family restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Fine Italian cuisine and home-made Italian pasta are served Tuesday through Saturday evenings, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. Visit the website at http://www.maxsrestaurantsb.com for complete menu selections. “Like” the Facebook page for news on comedy nights and upcoming dinner specials. Call 805-898-9121 to make reservations.


Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours

Italian Restaurant In Santa Barbara Wishes You Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank the patrons and staff of Toma Restaurant and Bar for another wonderful year. We are grateful to our customers for their support and enthusiasm, and for making us your romantic waterfront dining destination.   Special thanks to our Executive Chef Nat Ely for his extraordinary offerings. Take the time this Thanksgiving to enjoy the company of friends and family.

Warm Regards,

Tom and Vicki Dolan


Toma’s Turkey Trivia:

  1. Although most people consider Plymouth Massachusetts to be the site of the original Thanksgiving feast, this fact has been disputed. There are other states that have claimed this distinction including Texas, Florida and Maine.

  2. It is estimated that Americans consume a whopping 46 million turkeys each year at Thanksgiving!

  3. The tradition of the Thanksgiving football game goes back to 1876 when Yale played Princeton but it didn’t become an NFL tradition until Thanksgiving 1934.

  4. Starting with President Truman in 1947, it has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition for the President of the United States to grant pardon to select turkeys.

  5. Rumor has it that Swanson’s invented the first TV dinner as a result of having a surplus of frozen turkeys left after slow Thanksgiving sales.

  6. The United States boast three turkey-monikered  towns: Turkey Texas, Turkey North Carolina and Turkey Creek Los Angeles.

  7. The dangling flesh at a male turkey’s neck is called a “wattle”. It is red when they are trying to attract a mate, but will turn blue if they are startled or scared.

  8. Turkeys are a type of pheasant.  Male turkeys are referred to as “Toms” while females are “Hens”.  Baby turkeys are “poults”, young males are “Jakes” and young females are “Jennys”.

  9. It is typically assumed that turkeys can’t fly.  While this might be true of most domesticated birds, their wild counterparts can fly at speeds up to 55 mph and run as fast as 20 mph!

  10. Only Toms gobble.

  11. June, not November, is National Turkey Lovers Month.

  12. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the Turkey that makes you sleepy after Thanksgiving Day dinner.  It may be a combination of excessive amounts of carbs, overeating and alcohol consumption.

  13. According to recent surveys, approximately 88% of Americans have turkey at Thanksgiving.

  14. Turkeys see in color.

  15. It was Gimbel’s department store that organized the first Thanksgiving Day parade back in 1920.  Macy’s didn’t have theirs until 1924.


Q: Is Toma Restaurant child-friendly?

A: Absolutely!  Families are welcome and we offer a special children’s menu for diners 12 and under.

Q: Can you accommodate special dietary considerations?

A: Yes, the menu at Toma includes Gluten-free and vegetarian options.  Please advise your server of any special needs when ordering.

Q: Does Toma Restaurant + Bar source their food locally?

A: Our Executive Chef selects the finest ingredients that Santa Barbara has to offer.  Wesupport local farmers, fishermen and artisans.

Local events for those traveling to Santa Barbara for the holidays:

  • Thanksgiving 4 Miler Gather with friends and family to run, walk or cheer at the 21st Annual Santa Barbara Thanksgiving 4 Miler.
  • Organic Soup Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Dinner Take time over the holidays to give back to the Santa Barbara community and its less fortunate members. Sign up to volunteer at the Organic Soup Kitchen’s 7th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner.
  • ArtSEE: November 22-30 in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Central Library. ArtSEE is a fundraiser art exhibit and sale to benefit SEE International, a non-profit organization where volunteer eye surgeons work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide. The exhibition features original and affordable works by Abstract Art Collective members, plus additional artwork juried and curated by Dug Uyesaka.
  • Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash:November 26, 10am-3:30pm at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Get out of the house and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time!
  • Coming in December – 30th Annual Santa Barbara Parade of Lights: “A Red, White & Blue Holiday” in tribute to our local veterans. The event starts with fun for the entire family at Santa’s Village on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor. The annual boat parade begins at 5:30 p.m. with about 25 boats motoring, sailing, and paddling the Santa Barbara Coastline. The event culminates with a 5-7 minute fireworks display at approximately 7 p.m.

From all of us at Toma Restaurant, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays.

-Tom & Vicki

p.s.  please note we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day


Tom and Vicki Dolan
Restaurant Owners
Toma Restaurant
Phone: (805)962-0777
Web Site: http://www.tomarestaurant.com
Address: 324 West Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dining Hours: Nightly Starting at 5:00pm

4th of July Family Activities in Goleta CA

Looking for the best place to spend 4th of July in Goleta, CA?

The 4th of July is always a great time for celebrating. With the 4th falling on a Friday this year, there is no better way to celebrate than by planning a family weekend in Goleta, CA. GoGoleta.com has everything you need to plan a great family weekend, from hotels in Goleta to restaurants in Goleta. For many years Goleta has been a favorite place to celebrate the 4th of July. Below is a list of 4th of July family activities in Goleta you don’t want to miss this year:

  • Rancho La Patera & Stow House: The Goleta Valley Historical Society presents its 40th Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration on July 4 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Festival features live music, hayrides, delicious BBQ, games, local artists, the old engine show, and much more. $7 per adults, Children under 12 are free. Experience a historic ranch preserved for the community.
  • Fireworks: The 17th Annual Goleta Fireworks Festival will be launched on the 4th of July from Girsh Park. Join Goleta Rotary Clubs at the park for an afternoon of fun-filled entertainment for all ages, capped by a spectacular fireworks display. This family friendly, alcohol-free event takes place on Friday, July 4, from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Girsh Park, which is located on the south side of the Camino Real Market Place. Tickets are $6 per person to enter; children 12 and under are free. Proceeds will benefit the Goleta Rotary Clubs’ Foundation providing support to local youth programs and other community activities. Kids’ activities include a Watermelon and Pie Eating Contest, John Deere Cars, Interactive Games, Hula Hoop Contest, Jumpers and Rock Climbing. Entertainment includes dancing and live music from Bushwood and Area 51.
  • Farmers’ Market: Find a little piece of Goleta to take home with your at the weekly Farmer’s Market. Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year round, rain or shine. Come. Shop. Socialize. Sundays: 10:00am – 2:00pm and Thursdays: 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the Camino Real Shopping Center, 7004 Marketplace Drive in Goleta.
  • Horse Show at Earl Warren Showgrounds (July 3-5): Experience the Santa Barbara National Horse Show, Multi Breed. Hours are 8:00am until the End of Classes. Admission and parking are free. Contact: Show office (805)687-8711.

Goleta Fireworks

There is so much to do in Goleta and just one weekend won’t be enough. Rely on GoGoleta.com for all your Goleta info – from biking and bowling, to movies and historical sites, you will find something to suit every taste in Goleta, CA.  From all of us at GoGoleta.com, have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

Fourth of July in Goleta

About GoGoleta.com: GoGoleta.com is Goleta, California’s premier travel guide. It organizes all of the best Goleta restaurantsGoleta hotelsGoleta events and Goleta activities in one convenient location. GoGoleta.com brings all of the hottest Goleta, California happenings together in one convenient online location. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-967-2500 for more travel information about Goleta CA.

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Goleta’s Annual Dam Dinner – 2015

Over 230 people have signed up. Are you one of them?

Don't Miss Goleta's Dam Dinner

The Dam Dinner is coming up on August 22nd. Have you RSVPd?  This year’s Dam Dinner will take place on Saturday, August 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Lake Los Carneros. You are invited to share a meal together while enjoying music and our beautiful natural surroundings. Bring your own dinner, or purchase one from the food truck that will be available. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring a dessert to share. Water, beer and wine will be sold. You will be able to purchase a Dam Dinner t-shirt in advance at City Hall or at the event for only $10. The event itself is free, but reservations are requested so that plenty of tables and chairs can be provided. Parking is available in the Stow House/Goleta Depot parking lot. Handicapped spots will be available along La Patera Lane.

To get to Lake Los Carneros from Santa Barbara, drive northbound on Highway 101 to the Los Carneros exit in Goleta. Turn right and drive 0.4 miles north to the parking lot for Stow House and the South Coast Railroad Museum. Follow the paved path past Stow House to the trails that lead around the lake.

The event is inspired by the Love of Goleta and is sponsored by the City of GoletaGoleta Valley Chamber of CommerceGoleta Valley Community CenterGoleta Valley Historical Society, and the Goleta Valley Senior CenterVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805-961-7500 for more information.

Goleta's Annual Dam Dinner - 2015

Goleta's Annual Dam Dinner - 2015


Share a meal together while enjoying music and our beautiful surroundings. Bring your dinner or purchase one from the food truck. If you’re so inclined, bring a dessert to share. Water, beer & wine will be sold.


Parking available in the Stow House/Goleta Depot parking lot.  Handicapped spots available along La Patera Lane.


Your registration helps us plan for setting up enough tables and chairs.


Restyled shirts (crew neck and vneck) are in the works!  Like our Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/DamDinner tp be the first to see the new design!


Earn community service credit or just get involved because it’s fun.  Contact Dacia at dacia@goletahistory.org.


Like us on Facebook.  Use #OhDam on Facebook and Twitter.

Limited edition Dam Dinner shirts are available. The light blue V neck (these are sized very small. So go up at least one size from your usual size.) Crewneck shirts in olive are more standard in their sizing. $10 each. Buy in advance at City Hall Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm.

Goleta Dam Dinner T-Shirts

Goleta Dam Dinner T-Shirts

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Cheshire Cat Named in Top 10 Romantic Inns List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 12th, 2014 – SANTA BARBARA, CA – Historic Cheshire Cat Inn of Santa Barbara recently made the 2014 list of Top 10 Most Romantic Inns nationwide featured on Iloveinns.com.  This marking comes as no surprise as this award winning Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast has been a long favored getaway destination.

Among the finest accommodations in Santa Barbara, each room follows along the same whimsical inspiration as the inns name, bearing titles like the Dormouse’s Room, the Mad Hatter’s Room, the Duchess’s Room, and the White Rabbit Balcony Room.  Guests can expect to find the same kind of storybook charm and romance throughout the inn couched in such amenities as gourmet breakfast, afternoon wine & hors d’oeuvres, and in-room Jacuzzis. Cheshire Cat Inn has also partnered with Santa Barbara fine dining restaurants Louie’s and Downey’s to offer an unparalleled vacation package to impress even the most discriminating tastes.

Travelers looking for the perfect place to honeymoon or rekindle passions will certainly find it here nestled in Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean climate, sidewalk cafes & boutiques, and waterfront adventures.  In fact, many of the town’s best offerings are right within walking distance to the inn.  Guests can even book an in room massage as part of their ideal romantic getaway.

About: Cheshire Cat Inn is made up of three Queen Anne Victorians, a Coach House and three cottages, originally constructed in 1894.  Fountains, gazebos, and lush flower gardens abound.  Many of the rooms have fireplaces, refrigerators, and private balconies, and all are decorated with English antiques, and the coziest, most romantic of linens and accessories. Rates range from $194 – $429. For more information or to inquire about specific dates, visit their website, see their Facebook page, or call (805) 569-1610.

Celebrating in Style With Sammy’s Limos

Thanksgiving means different things to different people. For college students, it’s time to get together with old friends and celebrate. For families, it’s time to enjoy special activities together. Visitors to Santa Barbara might want to take this time to see all our beautiful city has to offer. Whatever you are doing, do it in safety and style with Sammy’s Limousines and Tours. We offer the finest in luxury with our top notch fleet, as well as providing you with drivers that are knowledgeable tour guides.

Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara is a great time for fun, food and partying, with many events you can enjoy with friends. If your party plans call for alcohol, leave the driving to our Santa Barbara limousine service so you can have more fun. There is no better way to celebrate this special time of year than by renting one of our SUV Limousines, Luxury Sedans, or Passenger Vans. Let us do the driving while you experience the holiday charms of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and the surrounding communities. Here are a few suggestions for Thanksgiving events in Santa Barbara where you can have our professional chauffeur drive you and your guests:

  • Thanksgiving Dinner: Imagine the look of surprise on your guests’ faces when you invite them over for Thanksgiving dinner and one of our luxury limos pulls up to the door! Pile everybody into the vehicle as we whisk you and your guests off to one of Santa Barbara’s finest restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: What could be more fun than taking the family to the Zoo’s Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash before heading out to dinner? Beginning at 10:00 a.m. zookeepers will give many of the animals, including the elephants and gorillas, pumpkins to play with, so visitors can watch what happens.
  • Wine Tours: Guests staying for the weekend? Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez are home to some of the best wineries.Sammy’s wine tours are the perfect choice for a great wine tasting day.
  • Santa Barbara Nightlife: Santa Barbara’s downtown becomes a popular hub of party-goers and people looking for a little fun. Hundreds swarm State St. where dozens of bars and clubs line the downtown strip.

If you’re drinking, don’t get behind the wheel and take the chance of being arrested or hurting yourself or someone else.Sammy’s Limousines owns and operates the most luxurious fleet of vehicles in the Santa Barbara California area, while still maintaining very affordable prices. Book your ride now and enjoy a safe Thanksgiving.

About Sammy’s Limos and Tours: Since 1992, Sammy’s Limos has been Santa Barbara’s number one limos and tours company. Sammy’s Limousines offers the finest in luxury with a top notch fleet of limousines that are available for Santa Barbara wine toursSanta Barbara weddings, Santa Barbara proms, and Santa Barbara sporting events.  Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-963-8294 to book a reservation or obtain a free quotation.

Make It a Fun Valentine’s Date at The Neighborhood Bar!

If you are tired of all the hype and pressure surrounding Valentine’s Day, and are just looking for a great place to spend a fun night together, then The Neighborhood Bar is for you! Voted Best Bar in Santa Barbara, five years in a row, The Neighborhood Bar serves up a fun Santa Barbara Happy Hour until 8:00 p.m. every day. The Olympic Games will still be in full force, so you can sit back and cheer for Team USA on one of our eighteen satellite TVs. Or you and your sweetheart can have the opportunity to share in some good-natured competition with our Indoor Ping Pong Tables, Billiards, Foosball, Video Games and more.

TheNeighborhood-FebFacebookProf2-300x238Start off with one of our reasonably priced “Eat and Drink” specials, served from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. every day. For only $10 each, you and your Valentine can choose one of our menu items priced at $7.50 or less and enjoy your choice of a well cocktail, house wine, any pint, or any bottled beer. Or try one of our sandwiches and burgers, with your choice of thin-cut fries or a side salad. You might even be interested in one of our specialty pizzas, or you can build one of your own together. If you’re not in the mood for a full meal, try one of our bar munchies like flash fried jalapenos, chicken wings, taquitos, or crispy calamari strips.

You’re sure to enjoy the fun of our low key local hangout spot with Touch Tunes, ping pong, billiards, Buck Hunter, foosball, and many other fun games. You can sit inside and join in all the action, or relax on our dog-friendly patio while choosing one of the twelve beers we have on tap to taste-test with your Valentine.


There is always something going on at The ‘Hood’, so come on down for Valentine’s Day and get a taste of the “real” Santa Barbara. You will spend the evening eating, playing games, watching sports, or listening to some great music. Everyone is welcome, so you don’t have to worry about what to wear or whether you’ll fit in. Just come prepared for a great evening because we’re all about the good friends, good food, and good times.

Bring your sweetheart down to The Neighborhood Bar and Grill for Valentine’s Day because the beer is always cold and the food is always good!

About The Neighborhood Bar and Grill: Located at 235 West Montecito Street in Santa Barbara, The Neighborhood Bar has been voted the best bar in Santa Barbara for five years in row. Guests enjoy a relaxed environment, happy hour until 8:00 p.m. every day, excellent food at an amazing price, served up by a helpful and friendly staff, and plenty ofneighborhood bar entertainment. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-963-7600 for more information or to book a private party.

Dave’s Killer Bread OR Ezekiel Bread, Which Is Better for You?

Has this happened to you? You got connected with a health and fitness guru and have been following their prescriptions to a better life. They have sold you on the idea of eating only carbohydrates from a good source. One of those good sources came highly recommended and you have been eating Ezekiel Bread for a while now.


You’re at the gym one day, having a great workout and making a new friend. As you chat about your eating habits, this new friend swears by Dave’s Killer Bread. Now you are wondering if perhaps you could make a better choice for your carbohydrate sources by switching to Dave’s Killer Bread. As you ponder this new thought, you hear the voice of your current health and fitness guru in your head speaking to you about how Ezekiel Bread is the only way. What do you do? Well, that is where I am able to help you. I’ve wondered the same thing myself and went about looking into the similarities and differences. I’ve made my choice and you can make yours.

Let’s take a look at what the breads have in common. They both use “all organic whole grain” sources for their ingredients and that is a great thing. They both use sea salt in the bread making process. They both offer several varieties of bread for you to chose from. You know what folks say, “variety” is the spice of life. So both breads bring that spice to you. Both brands make a multi grain bread, a whole wheat bread, and a multi seed bread. Both breads are carried in only certain stores making their availability limited. Many big chain food stores will carry either one or the other brand.

Now let’s take a look at the differences. All breads from Food For Life (manufacturers of Ezekiel Bread) use only sprouted ingredients and no flour of any kind in any bread. Dave’s Killer Breads use either cracked, crushed, cultured or rolled whole grains for their breads. So, which is better? That is debatable. It is believed that sprouted grains are more readily digested by the body. If you do have trouble digesting grains, this may be a slightly better choice for you. Beyond digestion the differences are negligible.

Food For Life offers five varieties of bread: 7 Sprouted Grain, 3 varieties of Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain (Flax, Low Sodium, & Sesame), and Sprouted Whole Grain&Seed. Dave’s Killer Bread offers eight varieties of bread: 21 Whole Grain, Good Seed, Power Seed, Blues Bread, Cracked Wheat, Sprouted Wheat, Good Seed Spelt, and Rockin Rye.

All of the five varieties of bread from Food For Life do not use any sugar of any kind. All of the 7 varieties of Dave’s Killer Bread use either organic dried cane syrup or organic cultured wheat (or both) as a natural preservative. For any of Dave’s breads the amount of sugar added averages 4 grams per slice. For those of you cutting carbs to get that ripped body ready for the stage, you may want to choose bread’s from Food For Life exclusively in that 12 week pre show prep time.

All of the five varieties of bread from Food For Life do not use any oil, while three varieties (Cracked Wheat, Blues, & Rockin Rye) of Dave’s Killer Bread do use a small amount of organic expeller-pressed canola oil. This small amount of oil in those two breads add a negligible amount of fat to the bread.

The final difference between the breads is the serving size. All breads from Food For Life have a standard serving size of 1 slice equal to 34 grams. All breads from Dave’s Killer Breads have a standard serving size of 1 slice and the grams vary from 42 grams to 50 grams, with the typical being 45 grams.

With all of that great information at hand which bread are you going to choose? There is one more factor to take a look at and that is the cost to purchase a loaf of bread. On average most stores that carry either of these breads will charge you just under $6.00 for a loaf of bread. That is on the high side as far as breads go.

For me, this is the major factor in my choice. Both bread companies make a comparable good carb source bread. My local Costco store carries a few varieties of Dave’s Killer Bread and because they can make a large bulk purchase they also offer the least expensive pricing for a loaf of bread. On average I pay about $3.75 for a loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread. So for now, I’m a Dave’s Killer Bread fan.

If this article has been useful to you and you haven’t found a health and fitness guru to walk along side you, click my web site link below for a free consultation.

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What Is French Sea Salt – What Is the Difference Between Sel Gris and Fleur De Sel

French Grey Salts are natural salts gathered from salt ponds in the Atlantic Ocean surrounding the coast of France. Two of the most common salts are Fleur de Sel and Sel Gris, also known as French Salt.


Fleur de Sel is harvested from the surface of the pond. It is a high quality and delicate salt that has a white color. It has an earthy flavor that might also be a little sweet. This salt is used to salt meats, vegetable, fish, and many other dishes.

Sel Gris, or French Salt, is gray in color. It is harvested from below the surface after it has passed through clay basins. It is also used to salt various dishes. Both salts have a much higher mineral content than regular table salt.

There are many benefits, beyond flavor, to be had when using French Sea Salt. Thanks to the high mineral content there are many health benefits. No chemicals or preservatives are added which also adds to the health perks of using French Sea Salt.

One concern when using salt is the high sodium content. However, Fleur De Sel or Sel Gris has a high magnesium content which allows unused sodium to be eliminated through the kidneys fairly rapidly. They minimize water retention while provoking saliva production. Mucus elimination occurs which helps in the release of toxins from the body. It is important to drink lots of fluids while using them as this will aid in the toxin release process.

These salts act as a natural antihistamine and can help relieve allergies. They are also a natural soporific and help a person to fall asleep naturally. Just drink warm water with a pinch of sea salt before bedtime every night and watch the sleep benefits occur. Sea salts can also be used as a beauty aid. They are mainly used as an exfoliant or scrub but the high mineral content also allows them to be added to certain cosmetics. Fleur De Sel or Sel Gris mixed with water can be sprayed on hair to give a nicely textured look.

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Total Living Drink Greens Review

Juicing has become a big phenomenon amongst health professionals, fitness gurus, nutritional experts and even cancer patients. The juicing machine is also finding its’ way into a growing percentage of American households.


The idea behind this phenomenon is that you’ll be able to get the pure, nutrient-dense ingredients that your body will be able to immediately put to great use. What’s nice is that this can be done without eating an endless amount of fruit and vegetables. This is made even better when you find out just how great the juice actually tastes. All of this is actually the driving force behind what’s known as the Total Living Drink Greens by Kylea. The following Total Living Drink Greens review will go over this product in detail.

This product comes in a powdered form. However, since it really does utilize juices, this is not a powdered form of raw, whole produce. Instead, the fruits and vegetables have actually been juiced -the juice is where the phytonutrients are largely located. These are then converted into a powdered form. Thanks to this process the company’s claim that 1 full serving of their product is the equivalent to 7 servings of fruits and vegetables is actually valid and even highly impressive. In order to experience this for yourself you simply need to add 1 scoop of their powder to your blender with any of the other ingredients that you’d like to have in your smoothie. (Adding water or ice cubes will help to make the smoothie less thick.)

This Ingredients Found in the Total Living Drink Greens

While there are a lot of different ingredients found within this product, some of the main superfoods include:


Apple Juice


Bitter Mellon


Brown Rice








The Price of the Product

If you were to go to a trusted supplements store, such as whole foods, and buy everything that is found within the Total Living Drink juice powder, it would cost you at least $250. All you have to do is take a moment to break down the servings and you can see that there is tremendous value in getting all your daily nutritional needs in one product. So, it shouldn’t be too surprising that you’ll be paying $99 for 2.6 lbs. Whenever you use a full scoop per day, this will last you for a month. You can stretch this out so that it will last for 2 months if you only use a half a scoop per day.

Even though this is really a personal preference, for most people it’s a no brainer whenever you stop to consider whether you want to pay anywhere from $200 to $300 to purchase 8 or 9 different supplements or pay less than $100 and open the lid to just one canister each day. Take some time to think about this powder’s contents, cost and how easy to use and you’ll see what a great choice this product is whenever you’re interested in managing your weight, replacing meals or simply living a healthy lifestyle. Remember that one scoop of the Total Living Drink Greens can be used as a meal-replacement too. Each scoop contains over 38 grams of nutrition, including almost 12 grams of protein!

The Good News about This Product

The Total Living Drink Greens also contains amino acids, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, herbs, probiotics and protein. Of course, this means that there are also a lot of vitamins and minerals found within this product too. Both the protein and the antioxidant servings are really potent and the digestive enzymes are comprehensive as well. This additional protein isn’t found in most of the other superfood drinks that are on the market today so you’ll definitely want to take this important, added bonus into consideration. What most people truly appreciate though are the superfood juice extracts.

Some Drawbacks to This Product

The way this drink tastes is somewhat different because of how strong the broccoli and wheatgrass are. For this reason, you’ll want to add other fresh fruits or vegetables, maybe even some juice to counter the flavor. Anyone who is already used to the flavor of “green” drinks probably won’t even notice the taste at all though.


Now that you know more about Total Living Drink Greens, it’s important to know more about superfoods in general. Whenever you take time to look at the other products that are available both online and in stores today, you can clearly see why this product is at the top of the list. Even though some of these other products are actually quite impressive with the results they can provide, this product is a true nutritional giant.

So, if you have a busy schedule and want to do your very best to keep your kitchen clean at all times, then this is the supplement that you should be putting into your smoothies each day. There have been a lot of success stories whenever it comes to using this product for weight loss, as well as many people who are very happy with using this as a meal replacement too. This is because it’s loaded with fruit and vegetable superfoods, over 13g of superfoods per serving and 38 grams of total nutrition per scoop.

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