Category Archives: Food & Drink

Beat the Heat with these Eats! (2 min read)

Article Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Crecynthia R.

Founder & Owner of: Falvor Me This

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food Writer


We love Summer right!? Beaches, vacations, and grilling!!! When you think about it, summer grilling isn’t just an excuse for us to be shameless carnivores and eat ridiculous amounts of meat. It enables us to enjoy hot fresh food without heating up the house! Genius yes? But we can’t grill everyday of the Summer (as awesome as that sounds).

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When All Else Fails… Fake It! (3 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


No, no…NOT that silly goose.   I would never ask you to FAKE “IT”!!! lol

I’m referring to a task I simply abhor…COOKING. In 18 plus years of marriage and raising a child, I somehow mastered the art of “faking it.” (in the kitchen)   Faking it…reluctantly dispensing stodgy food from my kitchen about 3 times a week to appease my hubby and teenager.

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The Power of Being Hospitable (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Travis Tuckett

Founder & Owner of: Call Me Trav

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness Writer


Being hospitable involves making others feel welcomed, or included. The majority of world we live in thrives on violence, and contention. There are those who are living above the poverty line, and those that are struggling to keep their heads above the water. At the end of the day we are humans, people fighting to live. We are individuals that breathe the same air, excrete the same waste, bleed when cut, and cry when hurt. Continue reading The Power of Being Hospitable (2 min read)

Quinoa (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


Quinoa – pronounced (Keen) -(wah)

Pardon me but would you like to quinoa?  Sounds like a ballroom, Dancing with the Stars, tricky dance technique to me. Right?

So what is this quinoa I hear people bragging about? I did some digging and investigation and the boring version is this…it’s a grain crop grown primarily known for its edible seeds. In the foodie world, it’s mostly tied to pseudocereals and rice. This grainy and sometimes tasty side dish contains essential amino acids like lysine and acceptable quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. It is a gluten free food and considered to be a protein packed a snack. Continue reading Quinoa (2 min read)

Tasty Tagging Tips! (3 min read)

Article Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Crecynthia R.

Founder & Owner of: Falvor Me This

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food Writer


Hello fellow foodies! Are some of you having trouble increasing your blog’s traffic? Perhaps your blog’s Instagram isn’t getting as much love you’d like? While there can be multiple reasons behind this, consider taking a closer look at the tags you use. Continue reading Tasty Tagging Tips! (3 min read)

Rack of Lamb with Parsley Crust, Spring Vegetables and Stuffed Tomatoes (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Gustavo Pasquini

Founder & Owner of: Chef Gustavo Pasquini

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Food & Drink Writer


Gala Menu

Techniques: Preparing a rack of lamb- Turned and Glazed Vegetables- Stuffed

Serves 4

Main ingredients: Continue reading Rack of Lamb with Parsley Crust, Spring Vegetables and Stuffed Tomatoes (2 min read)

4 Steps to Slaying Your Pastries! (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sybil Mahlangu

Founder & Owner of: Sybilfem

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food & Drink and Writing Writer


Between pre-heating the oven and ending up with an absolutely delicious dessert, there are a few steps that you need to follow. These will lead you to a mouth watering sweet (or savory) treat. Continue reading 4 Steps to Slaying Your Pastries! (1 min read)

Why is Cooking Scary…? Because We Overthink! (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ana A.

Founder & Owner of: Amandtheworld

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Food & Drink Writer


In order to cook after a recipe we need to read it, to know what ingredients we need and how to make it, to know what tools we need. That moment when we get so many information, new information, we get scared that is too complicated and we can’t make it.

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My Personal Weight Loss Advice: JUST DO IT

Recently, I had the priviledge of appearing on a local news program for an interview about my weight loss experience.  It was a brief interview, but I received a lot of positive feedback about it.  The growth continued when the story was replayed online, via the station’s website.

Several viewers reached out to me, and asked me a few questions about my progress, and also asked for advice.  Therefore, I decided to post one of my responses here, in hopes that it will help those who are on the fitness and weight loss journey.

Let me mention though, that because of the path that I chose, it’s taken me some time.  Almost 3-4 years.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be that long for anyone else.  There are certain steps that I took, while discussing this with my doctor, about what would be best for me since he’s been my doctor my entire life and he knew my family’s history.

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.  For instance, my mother passed away from congestive heart failure; my father passed away from cancer.  Plus, BOTH of my parents were diabetics.  Therefore, he watches my blood sugar and my blood pressure, and make sure there is a sustainable diet that can help me avoid these health issues.  He was worried about me a few years ago; now, he couldn’t be happier with me.

DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL THE MOST COMFORTABLE.  I tried many weight loss programs (i.e. Weight Watchers), but there were always some elements that didn’t fit well with me, or something that I didn’t enjoy.  Weight Watchers was OK for me at first, but the point system annoyed me.  I wasn’t too keen on the group meetings, either.  If you try to fit yourself into a box or premade program, you’re more apt to quit and gain back all the weight you lost.  The more you enjoy your program, the more fun you will have, and the more likely you are to see results.  That will motivate you to continue.

Luckily, I’ve been fortunate enough to never have any kind of major illnesses, surgeries or diseases myself, so that was clearly at my advantage.  Here’s a list of the steps that I took to get my weight on track:

  1. WATER, WATER, WATER.  I can’t emphasize enough.  You will go to the bathroom more, but that’s the whole purpose.  It flushes the toxins out of your system and relieves your bloating.  I drink about a gallon of water a day.  DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
  2. MOVE MORE.  I joined a gym and enlisted the help of Assassins (personal trainers).  That accelerated the fat burning process and my weight started to really drop.  I find great joy in working out; I go to the gym at least four times a week (and meet with the trainer once a week).  But you don’t have to join a gym.  You can take a yoga class; go out walking or jogging; bike riding.  Take the stairs instead of an elevator, whenever it’s feasible.  The point is, you have to get the sweat going and get the fat cells burning with an increased metabolism.  You have to move.
  3. WATCH WHAT YOU EAT.  This is a no-brainer, but it’s true. There will be a lot of trial and error here, but that’s why all diets should be individualized.  Try out certain foods to see the affect it has on your body/weight gain.  For myself:  I gave up soda (I don’t even drink diet soda) and all carbonated drinks.  I gave up fried foods.  I limit my red meat.  I don’t eat pork.  No junk food.  No processed foods (i.e. frozen dinners).  I eat my produce as fresh and raw as possible.  I eat lots of chicken and fish.  Also, it helps if you plan your meals.
  4. SEEK OUT ENCOURAGEMENT.  This is a major change in your life, and you can’t do this alone.  I turn to my family, friends, social media and those at the gym/personal trainer, who give me encouragement.  You may be shy about your plans, but the more people who know, the more chances of accountability and motivation.

These are just the basics.  If you’d like some more info, just let me know.  I also included a link to my live television interview.  Hope this helps, and good luck!

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Bombay Styled Vegetable Sandwich (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Rhythm Sampat

Founder & Owner of: Ritz’s Flavours

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Food & Drink Writer


Summer is synonymous to fresh vegetables, outdoor parties and picnics. 🙂 I am sharing a very easy to make sandwich that screams summer in every bite. It is truly said that foods has memories attached with it, I fondly remember my childhood days when we use to have it. It use to be a family affair to assemble it, everyone had their part to play. Continue reading Bombay Styled Vegetable Sandwich (1 min read)