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Once upon a time, there was a company called Insure My Food Truck and all the food trucks in the land…(insert sound of loud breaks screeching).

Time to wake up and get to the coffee.

But really, when we were doing our research of online companies in the insurance space, we stumbled upon You can def call it love at first site. Loved the branding, their market, and Denny Christner (owner) seemed like an all right guy. He facebooks, tweets, has a cute family, bonafide foodie, in the industry longer than he’s been an adult…all the good indicators were there.

So not that we’re online stalkers or anything, but we kept an eye on Insure My Food Truck and pretty soon we started talking to Denny on the phone and we found out all that stuff on the web was true. He’s a real dude with a great business and he takes care of his clients better than expected.


We’re happy to announce we now call Insure My Food Truck a partner of The Insurist and we endorse them as our go to property and casualty group (aka they offer the commercial and personal coverage we don’t). As a wholly owned affiliate of BayRisk Insurance Brokers, Inc., their capabilities go beyond food truck insurance too.

Check out their website. Like them on Facebook. Tweet with them. Pin ’em up.

You know the drill.

Green Gratitude

Juicing day 3.

Not easy.

If it weren’t for the health benefits I might say it’s ridiculous. But so are a lot of other things we do in the name of health and happiness.

While I’ve been following recipes in Juicing for Life, by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keane, the cook in me decided to venture out on my own and start experimenting. Voila Green Gratitude! Green for obvious reasons and the Gratitude came from the Lululemon Instagram photo a day fun called What the Focus, fondly referred to as #WTFSept.

Here’s the goods…


  • 4-5 handfuls of Trader Joe’s Organic Lacinto Kale
  • 4 Bartlett Pears
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/2 Lemon

These amounts are for a serving for 2, so adjust accordingly if you need to.

I’m using the Miracle Juicer MJ1ooo and it’s divine. But then, anything offering any nourishment at this point would be divine.

Like a nice bloody steak, a hearty baked potato and a great glass of cab, but I digress.

And keep drinking my green juice.


PS…Clearly I think I’m an original. I’m sure there’s someone out there that’s come up with this before.


Oh Baby Dahl…

I’ve been making Dahl since I stumbled across Hail Merry’s recipe last October. Trust me on this one…the perks she promises are all real. This is one of the best kept secrets to feeling and looking good I’ve seen in a long time. And with fall coming down the pike, who doesn’t love a big pot of hearty food?

Couple of notes:

Last night I made it with okinawan purple sweet potatoes and it might just be the best version yet. Word of caution…the purple variety takes longer to cook than other varieties, so keep that in mind. They’re worth it though (If you haven’t had these, get on it. The purple ones are so sweet you can eat them plain for dessert.). They’re not found in the usual places either. Japanese markets are a good place to start. I get mine from a great farmer at the Channel Islands Farmers Market).

I tend to double the flavor/spice ingredients in almost any recipe I use, and this one’s no exception. It does get pretty hot, so if that’s not your pleasure, hold back on the jalapeno.

It’s delicious with or without the cilantro and avocado.

I’ve eaten this Dahl with the Cardamom Brown Rice and my own. Both are delish. My concoction throws the brown rice in the rice cooker with 9  – 10 whole garlic cloves, a nice big sliced piece of fresh ginger, a big dash of turmeric, and a splash of olive oil.  To be honest, you can also skip the rice and it’s totally satisfying.

Having a big pot of this on hand is great for the busy types, as it’s a great snack or quick bite once you’ve made it. Not to mention the prep of it is easy and relatively quick for the benefits involved.

Bottom line…if you’re into this kind of stuff, or in the mood for exploring something new, try this one. It’s a staple in my life and everyone I’ve introduced to it.

You can find the goods here: Hail Merry’s Dahl Recipe

Cheers for now!


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