Author Archive for Valerie Mitchell

Best of the Orange County Food Scene

Best of the Orange County Food Scene

Here in Orange County, we’ve got a fantastic selection when it comes to eating out. Eateries around the county serve up a delicious assortment of trend setting foods and drinks along with old favorites. Orange Coast Magazine chose their favorites…

Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Looking for a no-cook, easy lunch or dinner? A strawberry chickpea salad fits the bill. It’sĀ also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. We are in the middle of a heatwave. When the weather is hot, the last thing I want to do…

Fun Facts About Avocados

Fun Facts About Avocados

Not too long ago, there were a whole lot of agricultural crops grown in Orange County. These days, much of that agricultural land is filled with houses, retail and office space. Fortunately, there are still many acres dedicated to avocados…

Mango Lime Guacamole

Mango Lime Gaucamole

Are you an avocado fan? I am! I buy them for my family regularly and use them in a wide variety of dishes. Guacamole, of course, is always a favorite. Last week I attended an event with Vons and the…