Tuesday’s Tidbits


Last week I finally had some spare moments to do one of my favourite things, spend a little down time browsing through my favourite food photo sites- yummy!  Occasionally I’ve been lucky enough to have my photos chosen by them but I think just by the skin of my teeth, lol.  Looking at the gorgeous food pics on these sites really motivates me to try new things and get more creative with my photography.  Now, if my camera would just do what I tell it to do!  McKel1Q7B3236-e1373882852333

So last week’s browsing led to an  amazing discovery – McKel from Nutrition Stripped.  I found her beautiful site on Food Gawker so I wasn’t really wasting time and drooling – I was doing research for my readers!  McKel is a registered Dietitian and Health & Wellness coach who approaches nutrition from a whole-food outlook.  I love that she is all about delivering the right information and providing the truth about what is right for a healthy body.  McKel is passionate about  ‘Integrative and Functional Medicine nutrition research, sports nutrition, lifestyles from vegan/vegetarian to paleo, digestion efficiency, and food allergies/sensitivities’ – just to name a few.

Great photography is another one of McKel`s skills and this dish really caught my eye – and my appetite.  In this Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream dish, she has created a healthy, plant-based dish that will please everyone – even the hungry carnivores!   McKeluntitled-23-of-36

I am so excited about the avocado cream.  What a great addition to these healthy tacos and you just know that the flavours are out of this world.


You must visit this site because not only will you find great recipes but important information on nutrition as well.  I know that I will be a regular visitor as I move towards a completely plant based diet.  McKel is all about making ‘healthy eating deliciously simple’ – one of the most critical decisions you make every day, right?


 Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream – Nutrition Stripped

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful site and scrumptious recipes with us, McKel!


 Étretat, France is the perfect little scenic town.  Can you imagine waking up in this fantasyland every day?IMG_4758

Click here to see more photos of this stunning coastal paradise.

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How`s extensive is your vocabulary?.  For years now I have been getting an email each day from Webster`s Dictionary with a new word.  Initially, I would open this each morning with excitement but I will confess in the last few years, I trash it more often than read it.  Here is another reminder that a good vocabulary is a great thing to possess.  The website lists Important Infrequently Used Words to Know.  I really enjoyed going through this list although it was a bit disconcerting to discover how many I didn`t know!  I`d love to hear what you think.



 Found on StumbleUpon

Are they any words to describe this? Charming? Adorable? Delightful? Not even close.


 Here`s a place called Jacob`s Well in Wimberley, Texas.  It is a perennial spring that flows from a deep underwater cave – looks a little scary from up here but I`m guessing this is a whole lot of fun for both kids and adults alike!


For more photos visit here.


Have you ever heard of the book, Tippi of Africa?  It`s about a young girl growing up with her French photographer parents in Africa and her adventures with animals.  I tried to buy this book last Christmas for my nephew but it`s impossible to get a copy and there is no word on when it will be reprinted.  Some rare bookstores wanted up to $600 for it.  At that price, I think I can find the patience to wait for the next printing!


In the meantime, here is one of the many sites you can visit to learn more about Tippi and see some beautiful photos.  She is grown now and living and married in France.  An amazing story.

That’s it for today, everyone.  I hope your week is off to a great start.  Cheers!


  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    June 3, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Good morning Robyn! WOW, you have served up some delicious ideas today, and more than just culinary. That avocado cream sounds amazing, and i seem to remember seeing a recipe lately for brownies, using avocado as a base instead of butter. IMAGINE THAT?

    Once school is out (this Friday!) I so want to concentrate on trying my photography again, and trying to get good photos with better lighting. Other people always inspire, and you do me.

    Places to go, people to meet, food to explore. I can always find that here on your blog. BIG HUGS! Anita

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      June 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Anita – isn’t McKel’s site fantastic?! I can hardly wait to get going on some of her recipes.
      You must be so excited to have some time off for the summer. I just bought a macro lens today – now I need to learn how to use it, lol.
      Always love it when you visit, my friend. Hugs. xoxo
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    June 3, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Your photos are always beautiful, Robyn. Always fun to see what you have on Tuesday’s Tidbits.
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      June 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Awwwhh, thanks, Marie, but there is lots of room for improvement. Thanks so much for visiting!
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    June 3, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Oh my word, the photo of the kids jumping into that Spring gave me butterflies just looking at it! What an awesome place to swim!

    The story of Tippi sounds delightful, but I am with you, I think I shall wait for a lower price on the book. I have always loved Africa and had a heart for the people there. When I was 18 I had the blessed opportunity of traveling there and it was life-changing!

    The food, as always, makes my mouth water. I used to add guacamole powder to my avocado’s, but found it would give me a terrible headache so I started using fresh and dried herbs and what a difference – tastier and no more headache!

    Have a great Tuesday, my friend! Hugs!
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      June 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      LOL, I have never seen anything like it, Stephanie and I thought folks would enjoy it.
      Have you ever written on your blog about your trip – I would love to hear about it! It has long been a dream of mine to go.
      Thanks for your visit – you always make my day brighter, Stephanie.
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        June 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

        No, I’ve never shared about it, but the thought has crossed my mind. . . I will have to dig out some photos of the trip and maybe write a post about it 🙂

        Hugs to you, friend!
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          June 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

          Oh, I hope you do, Stephanie! I’d love to hear about it. Hugs!
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    McKel Hill, MS, RD | Nutrition Stripped
    June 3, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Thanks for sharing! 😉
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      June 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      My pleasure, McKel. I was really thrilled to share your lovely site. Have a great week.
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    June 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

    What a great post Robyn, love Nutrition Stripped, the recipes look wonderful. How funny I used to get the daily word from Dictionary but not longer read it. The picture of Tippi and the big cat is amazing, licking her like she’s part of the family, I would go to pieces if it was one of my kids. Lol.
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      June 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Thanks, Cheri, I’m really enjoying doing the tidbits. I was so glad to find McKel’s beautiful site and recipes.
      LOL – yeah, I don’t think I’d trust those big cats either. Thanks for popping in 🙂
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    June 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Oh, Tippi and her cat are amazing, as is Jacobs well – wow! The avocado cream sounds amazing. I love recipes for meatless tacos and have gotten my husband to eat lentil tacos stating they would be okay to have “once in a while” haha. I found that I can freeze the lentil mixture and prepare a batch of beef tacos for him and lentil for me and we are both happy : ) Anxious to check out the word list and see how I do…
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      June 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

      LOL, It sounds like you’ve been converting your husband over time, Mindy. I know you would ace the word list! Thanks for stopping in, funny lady!
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    GiGi Eats
    June 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    LOVE Nutrition Stripped and FOOD GAWKER – I literally could GAWK at GAWKER for hours upon hours………….. I have to literally tell myself OUTLOUD to STOPPP! LOL! Food porn is just sooooooo addicting. Good thing I don’t have another kind of porn problem, LOL!
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      June 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      LOL, GiGi, you are such a nut! I tend to get lost on there too and when I make great discoveries like Nutrition Stripped it just makes me want to go back for more!
      Thanks for popping in, crazy girlie!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    June 4, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Good Morning Robyn and I know this is good evening for you in your part of the world. Thanks so much for introducing us to McKel’s website so many delicious ways to do clean eating. I love her photos and her style as she likes to shoot her photos from straight above and that is a very different perspective. Tuesday tidbits is always so refreshing to read as you are always sharing such fun and interesting information. Brilliant idea to have one new word sent to you each day. Great for teenagers trying to prepare for SAT exams as well. Wishing you a super week! Just shared! Take Care, BAM
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    Chrystal @ YUM eating
    June 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Elephants are one of my favorite animals. I am always so amazed by their beauty. I was thinking about making some fish tacos (never made them, never had them) and then found this recipe. Hmmmmmm….decisions, decisions. Like the idea of a fresh taco like this.
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      June 26, 2014 at 6:04 am

      They are one of mine as well, Chrystal. My rule of thumb is always go with the fresh, lol. Thanks so much for visiting 🙂

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