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If you don’t like change, don’t become and entrepreneur.  All successful entrepreneurs know that business is fluid – it ebbs and flows, but one thing remains constant…change.  A very wise friend of mine once said, “innovate or die.” Most people are afraid of change.  The status quo is comfortable and there is a certain amount of well-being that comes with familiarity.  The problem is change is constant, whether or not you want it to be, which is why it is important to embrace it and learn to adapt. In my…

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Savor Cuenca Bacon Nachos

Savor Cuenca Bacon Nachos Two of my favorite things are bacon (specifically the artisanal bacon made by Carolina Smokehouse here in Cuenca) and Nachos (for the best Nachos it is imperative that you use REAL freshly made corn tortilla chips from Maix here in Cuenca).  I started thinking that bacon nachos would be a great addition to my snack repertoire so I developed the following recipe.  Truth be told, I actually modified a recipe that I already used.  If you are asking if microwaving these instead of using the oven…

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The Savor Experiment – Day 39

You may be asking what happened to my blog posts between days 4 and 39 and that is a fair question.  The answer is – there are none.  I had great intentions, but life got in the way as it often does.  I won’t go into the details, but suffice it to say, in the last three weeks everything that could go wrong, went wrong.  During this period of time I could not win for losing.  In fact, I can’t recall a period of my life that was more challenging…

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The Savor Experiment – Day 4

I walked almost 10 (almost 20,000 steps) miles total today, maybe a little more. FitBit uses virtual badges as rewards for hitting certain milestones. Today I was awarded the Penguin March badge for 70 lifetime miles (It gave me the message you matched the distance of the March of the Penguins – the annual trip emperor penguins make to their breeding grounds). I have only been walking for 2 weeks so I am averaging over 35 miles per week. I am becoming more fit because I woke up feeling great,…

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The Savor Experiement – Day 3

I like to keep things simple.  I believe there is beauty and elegance in simplicity.  Thus, when I am researching topics related to The Savor Experiment, I tend to give more credence to the simple answers.  I am finding that people are starting to ask me questions.  This is great because it means people are interested in hearing what I have to say although I am clearly not a nutritionist.  I am a journalist though, and, as such, I tend to like to get to the bottom of things.  Moreover,…

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The Savor Experiment – Day 2

As I promised, this will be short. I had a great day, mostly, but I am finding the lack of SUGAR in my life to be challenging. I have read that sugar is just as addictive, or more so, than heroine. It started with headaches and now I am feeling more tired and the cravings are stronger. I have not given in much. Last night after a dinner of roasted chicken, salad and a ½ cup of rice (sugar), I had a small bowl of steel-cut oatmeal with a little…

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The Savor Experiment – Day 1

Monday, June 13, 2016 You might be a marketing geek when… I have been in the marketing and advertising industry for so long, the first thing I do when I start a new project is come up with a catchy name – I am certain this makes me a marketing geek. This project will be called The Savor Experiment. I remember back in elementary school learning the scientific method. It is funny how certain things stick with you over the years, and even though I am not a scientist, I…

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Morocho

There are so many things I love about Ecuador, but perhaps one of my absolute favorites is Morocho. Morocho is more of a meal than a drink. It is to Ecuador what sweet tea is to the southern United States. That is, everyone makes it differently, but most are simply delicious. The question I had about Morocho after my first experience was, “Is it a beverage or a food?” My answer, as it is with most things when given a choice, is both. I am not going to attempt to…

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The Vegetable Bar – It’s Time to Start Eating Healthy

Most nutrition professionals believe our food choices affect our health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Good nutrition is, arguably, the most important part of a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote good health. The challenge is, and always has been, eating healthy. Let’s face it there aren’t a lot of choices when it comes to food that is good for…

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Travel Benefits for Those Ages 50 and Up

One of the best things about aging is being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor without as many obligations as you might have had when you were a younger adult. For example, many men and women have a lot more freedom to travel once they turn 50. Many of today’s older adults have a wealth of discretionary time, and those who focused on retirement planning from an early age have the money to fund a recreational lifestyle. Travel companies and other businesses understand that Baby Boomers and other…

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