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Del Real Tortas De Carnitas estillo Michoacan

Del Real Tortas de Carnitas estillo Michoacan are super easy to make and filled with flavor. The main ingredients are pulled pork, re-fried beans and french bread. These main ingredients can be combined with other flavor combinations to change the dish. For example you can use Pineapple and  teriyaki sauce mixed in the Del Real pulled pork to make it a Hawaiian sandwich.  Barbeque sauce and brown sugar mixed into the pork can make a delicious BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich.  (****We entered this recipe into the Del Real Foods Challenge Please vote for us!*** Ingredients you will need:  1 Carnitas pull pork Del Real foods 1 Refried Beans Del Real Foods 1 container of Salsa Verde Del Real Foods 6 French bread / Bolillo Bread cut in half. 1/2 cup of Sour Cream  4 cups of Shredded Cabbage 1 ½ cups of Shredded carrots 1/4 Onion sliced very thin 1 cup Cilantro for garnish 1 cup of Coti

Mission San Juan Capistrano family field trip.

California is rich with history. All you have to do to find it is walk outside your door and explore Mission San Juan Capistrano. It is a 239 year old monument that offers 10 acres of gardens, fountains, and structures. Take a Saturday morning to explore the past. If the walls could talk? What would they tell us about what happened to the Native Americans, Mexicans and Father Junipero Serra.  Saint Serra established 9 missions and converted about 5,000 Native Americans before his death in 1784. He died and was buried at his headquarters Mission Carmel, just outside of Monterey. These photos are of the ruins of the great stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano. It took nine years to construct the great stone church. In 1806, the church opened it's doors to San Juan Capistrano Catholics who had been in a smaller building that could barely hold them. It was a great accomplishment for the people of San Juan Capistrano.  Unfortunately, six years later an earthquake would

Natural Products Expo West 2016

Anaheim Convention Center is hosting the largest food expo.  Natural Products Expo West 2016 was jumping this year with several new products. Our taste buds were in organic heaven the entire time we visited Expo West. As you know, Expo West has been one of our go to events for several years. We review, test and taste organic products, then share our results with you to help you shop smarter and stay within your budget. This year, we found some delicious, high fiber and healthy snacks. Let me start with Mission® Certified Organics Tortilla Chips. They are made with masa ground from organically grown corn. The tortillas are then  cooked in organic oil and topped with fresh sea salt.  While at the Expo West Hall, we tasted the Mamee stacked potato crisps and Dragon fruit in a pouch. Both were delicious and full of great ingredients. These products are Non-GMO, gluten free and Vegan friendly. Both products are great for packing in lunchboxes and on the go healthy eating. Ask

Ratchet and Clank iconic PlayStation video game comes to the movies.

Ratchet and Clank, the iconic video game is coming to a theatre near you on April 29th, 2016.  Take a sneak peek at the movie here and you will see how fun and educational it will be for your entire family.  The movie is entertaining as well as educational.  Ratchet and Clank, the two main characters, walk us through forming new friendships, believing in ourselves and self-discovery. As these two partner up to save the galaxy, they will encounter many obstacles that they will need to overcome. Read on to find valuable resources that can help your child learn. We attended a movie preview at the Google offices in Venice, California.  Google L.A. and Focus hosted an interactive film event for approximately one hundred students from the Downey Unified School district.  After the movie was over, the students were able to ask questions.  The panel included two game developers, movie animator, director of the movie and two voice actors (Ratchet and Clank).  The Q & A was amazing be

Travel must have is Salonpas pain relief patch.

California is a beautiful place to live and visit because the sun is always out. Our family often travels to historical sites, museums, Regional Parks or entertainment places made for family fun. As parents, we have to be energized and ready to hike, walk, jump and play with our two kids during these fun travels. Most of the time, we are able to be completely active and in great spirits. There are times however when our bodies have pain. "Oohh my lower back", shoulder, foot or neck. It's Murphy's Law, not feeling good usually happens when you have tickets to a limited engagement event and have spent a significant amount of money on. Not going because you do not feel well is just not an option. The kids are looking forward to the event and really, you are too. Taking medication that will cause you to be drowsy is worse because you need to be alert for the experience. What to do? We started using Salonpas pain relief patch to save the day!!! Both my hu

Point Fermin Lighthouse San Pedro, California.

San Pedro, California is home to the historical Point Fermin Lighthouse . Point Fermin Lighthouse was built in 1874 and was active until 1941. This Victorian style lighthouse was the creation of draftsman, Paul J. Pelz, who went on to design (6) lighthouses in total for the United States. This architectural beacon was very important to early California settlers due to the high volume of ships arriving daily with supplies. Lighthouses traditionally helped seamen determine their position at sea and warned them of any danger ahead. Today, we have approximately (30) lighthouses spread out throughout the California coast however only a little over a dozen remain open to the public. Point Fermin is a rare place to visit and very easy to access. This early Victorian architectural style lighthouse is a simple design decorated with a gabled roof and horizontal siding. The lighthouse served as symbols of strength and safety for the people who battled the sea. Point Fermin Lighthou