Roasted Plantain & Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Plantain & Sweet Potato Salad2014 has been the year of roasted vegetables for me.  Carrots. Brussel Sprouts. Onions. Peppers. Kale. Broccoli. Corn. Eggplant. Sweet Potatoes. You name it, I’ve been roasting it.

Why? Roasted veggies make the best summer salads.  One of my favorite combinations is this blend of plantains, sweet potatoes and black beans:

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Has Your Website Gone Universal Yet?

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If you depend on Google Analytics to measure the effectiveness of online marketing, it’s time to take you things to the next level — literally, by upgrading your site to Google Universal Analytics.

A few months out of beta, Google Universal Analytics now supports all of the features you’ve come to love from Google Analytics — and a few more.  Most notably, the ability for a user’s unique id to span devices and override IP and User Agent fields.

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Tea Review & Kombucha Recipe: Pineapple Paradise from Boston Tea

11643_1__14187.1371493642.386.513This week, I’m highlighting Pineapple Paradise, a  favorite, affordable bulk Green tea from Boston Tea.

The green tea blend, containing Sencha whole-leaf tea with pineapple bits, lemon peel and rose petals is fruity and a bit floral.  It is by far, the most attractive and fragrant green tea I’ve purchased. I brew most of loose tea and coffee using a French press. I paid $16 for a 4-cup French press at Starbucks. More recently, I found a 6-cup press via Amazon for $11.

This blend is among my favorites.  It’s tasty. It’s flexible. It’s inexpensive.  You can get an  8 oz. Resealable Pouch from Amazon for less than $16 from Amazon .  It’s a bit more expensive than other brands I’ve featured, but well worth the price. It also makes a good Kombucha. Continue reading

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