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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jugos Acapulco Followup

Jugos Acapulco
745 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 722-8513

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This is embarrassing to admit but since starting this blog I have packed on 40 pounds. For about 15 years before starting the blog I was holding at an incredibly steady 175 lbs. But then the weight started piling on and I eventually topped out at around 219 lbs. The funny thing is I don't think my eating habits changed once the blog started; I was eating about the same only now I was taking pictures of the food and reporting on it. But I couldn't deny the increase in weight. Maybe it was simply a slowing metabolism due to age. Whatever the cause I needed to do something about it.


Now I don't do diets. I believe in making lifelong changes to eating habits. My simple approach was going to be: lower sugar intake, eat less processed foods, increase fresh fruit and vegetable intake. I then remembered that a Mexican place I went to over five years ago served fresh vegetable juice. Why hadn't I been back there? On my one prior visit I had a papaya drink. This time I had to get the vegetable juice. They have several varieties to choose from or you can tell them exactly what vegetables you want in your blend. I went for their version that closely mimics V8. You get a big styrofoam cup full of it and they give you the blender too with all the juice that wouldn't fit in the cup and there's probably more in the blender than in the cup. When you're done you feel like your body has loaded up on nutrients.


They have tacos and other food items too but the tacos were, uh, pretty standard, nothing to write home about:

Next time I'm in the area I'll probably be getting my food from El Toro Bravo and my vegetable juice from Jugos Acapulco. They also have mixed fruit bowls too called "pico de gallo:"


I got one of these and enjoyed at home later (no, I didn't use all that chili pepper). A little extra dose of sunshine for the day. I can now report that my weight is down to 210 and hopefully I can get it to keep dropping down to that optimal 175.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Get Ready for the Great Food Truck Race

Season 2 of the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race will be beginning on August 14th. Two of our favorite OC food trucks are in it, Seabirds Truck and The Lime Truck. Seabirds Truck serves vegan cuisine (though many non-vegans such as myself love their food) and The Lime Truck serves what could be called California Coastal cuisine. Both trucks regularly serve Mexican-inspired items. Here's a look at just some of them:

Seabirds Truck


Potato Taquitos

Breakfast Quesadilla

Nacho Mama's Nachos
Nacho Mama's Nachos

The popular Seabirds sauce for sale

Jack Asado Taco and Beer-battered Avocado Taco

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Seabirds on Twitter

The Lime Truck



Carnitas Fries and a Taco

Blue Crab Ceviche

Jane's Addiction Quesadilla


Official Site

The Lime Truck on Twitter

The Orange County Register's Fast Food Maven has the details on reuniting of the two trucks at a viewing of the premiere episode of this season's Great Food Truck Race and even more info here.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Mexican Coke at Ralphs

Noticed recently that the Ralphs supermarket chain is carrying Coca-Cola imported from Mexico. Never thought Ralphs would do something like this when they have regular old American Coke to sell. The good thing about the Mexican variety is that it uses real cane sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup. They also have Sprite and Orange Fanta.