Archives for the month of: July, 2019


Settle yourself into a comfortable chair, grab something refreshing to drink, and savor the journey presented by Larry Levine ( in his entertaining “Cooking for a Beautiful Woman: The Tastes and Tales of a Wonderful Life” (

Levine provides the reader with a range of stories about the important women in his life and the special dishes he associates with those memories. “Cooking for a Beautiful Woman” offers a unique combination of story telling and recipes, many influenced by the author’s own Jewish heritage.

“Cooking for a Beautiful Woman” by Larry Levine — Gotta Love It!



If you are ready to really solve many of your health ailments without prescription medication and costly health exams, “Authentic Health” by Dr. Gus Vickery ( is an excellent guidebook for doing just that.

Vickery exposes much of the rhetoric, propaganda and falsehoods that masquerade as the 21st century “healthcare” system. Vickery has a much better idea, championing the idea that each individual can take personal responsibility for improving their health and even achieving optimal health by following the steps he outlines in this excellent guidebook.  There’s no reason why stress, high blood pressure, insomnia and other maladies have to be a part of anyone’s life in the 21st century and “Authentic Health” offers a pill-free, inexpensive way to simply feel at your best every day.

“Authentic Health” by Gus Vickery, M.D. – Gotta Love It!


If you or anyone in your family knows his way around a workshop, then Upcycling Outdoors by Max McMurdo ( will provide 20 different ways to transform recycled materials into useful outdoor projects.

The creativity showcased here is amazing, turning old doors into a unique storage shed, bicycle wheels into a firepit, an old birdcage and lampshades into outdoor lighting, and old scaffold boards into a new dog feeding station. If you already have an assortment of tools on hand, McMurdo gives you detailed instructions on creating new useful items out of castoff materials.

“Upcycling Outdoors” by Max McMurdo – Gotta Love It!


You don’t have to have a backyard or even a small plot of land in order to produce many of the edibles you can enjoy in your favorite recipes, so long as you have Shelley Levis’ very user-friendly guidebook, “Countertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment” (

“Countertop Gardens” covers a wide range of topics, everything from containers and fertilizers to growing methods and the best edibles to grow, including lettuce and flowers, so you can savor the freshest salads, seasonings and sauces no matter the time of year or the outdoor weather. Levis also includes her favorite recipes in every chapter so you have a starting point for using the fruits of your indoor gardening labors.

“Countertop Gardens” by Shelley Levis – Gotta Love it!


We recently had the pleasure of trying a very unique offering in the world of protein bars, featuring a special ingredient that’s becoming more and more valuable as a protein source in the 21st century.

EXO Cricket Protein Bar ( is a slightly sweet, nutty and chewy protein bar option made with a powder created from farm-raised crickets. EXO combines fruits nuts, cricket powder and other natural ingredients to create a delicious snack option providing 10g of protein with no gluten, grains or dairy. The consistency of the bar is similar to a freshly baked brownie, with each 60g bar providing 270 calories.  There are half a dozen flavors to choose from, including chocolate and banana-bread, and for the more adventuresome, EXO also produced pure protein whole-roasted crickets in a variety of seasonings.

EXO Cricket Protein Bar – Gotta Love It!