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Casa Verde Offers 50% Off Online Orders For Cinco De Mayo!

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Image Courtesy of Casa Verde

Foodie fans of The ‘Gig might remember reading about Casa Verde foods in this post, so you already know that these vegetarian-friendly Latin meal kits are delicious, versatile, and good for you. As if it couldn’t get any better than that, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Casa Verde is running a major promotion! For 3 days only (May 3rd through the 5th) they’re offering a huge discount of 50% off your entire order when you enter the code CINCO50M at checkout! Click here to stock your pantry with plant-based goodness now! Ole!

Pink Thing Of The Day: Fernando Laposse’ Cochineal-Dyed Sisal Shade Lamp

cochineal dyed sisal lamp photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

American cochineal, a small parasitic insect that feeds on the prickly pear cactus, was for centuries the source of the most coveted red pigment in the world. Imbued with profound artistic, cultural, and economic significance for indigenous peoples of Mexico and the Andean Highlands of South America, cochineal was transformed into a widely-traded global commodity upon European contact in the 16th century. While historically it was favored for its ability to produce a highly desirable crimson red, the insect’s red carminic acid can yield shades ranging from soft pink to deep purple.
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Create Healthy Latin Meals Easily With Casa Verde!

casa verde meals photo by gail worley
Casa Verde’s Line of Plant-Based, Latin Meals (All Photos By Gail)

If you are like me, you love to eat, but would rather leave the cooking to others. Since I can’t dine out every day, my freezer is stuffed with Trader Joe’s favorites and my pantry holds staples like canned goods, pasta and rice, so I don’t go hungry, but sometimes I feel like I could be eating healthier.  I confess though that I am lazy in the kitchen and not the most imaginative cook, so I also need meal prep to be easy. Fortunately, if you can bring yourself to dice a few fresh vegetables and cook a pot of rice, you can eat like a true Foodie at home with Casa Verde’s new line of  heat-and-eat, plant-based meal kits that are perfectly portioned for a party of one.

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Pink Thing of The Day: PolArt Pink Modern Victorian Ottoman and Sofa

Polart Pink Ottoman and Sofa
Photos By Gail

Every year without fail, my favorite exhibitor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is PolArt Designs of Mexico. Each piece of their Victorian style furniture is custom-made to the end-user’s specs of finish color and fabric type, to make these pieces suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. At ICFF 2018, I was particularly smitten with this Modern Victorian Ottoman and Sofa created in a pale pink finish with complementary pink velvet fabric upholstery.  Simply breathtaking.

Polart Pink Ottoman
Pink Ottoman, Detail

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Pinata

Bacon Pinata
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What do you think comes out of this thing when you take a whack at it? Little bits of crispy bacon? Tiny pigs? What?