Clue Town Books

Get the family out and about for an adventure, courtesy of Clue Town Books. Using city landmarks in walkable areas of Atlanta, players solve puzzles in order to find the next checkpoint. This scavenger hunt-type game is a fun and unique way to explore popular parts of town – such as Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta BeltLine, Decatur, Grant Park, Virginia-Highland and Kirkwood. Available at a variety of local gift shops listed on the Clue Town website.

Details: cluetownbooks.com

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Food & Thought Cover - Mitchell Anderson - BSA 0416

Mitchell Anderson, the owner, founder and chef of Midtown healthy-eating staple MetroFresh puts some of his customers’ favorite recipes into reach with his first cookbook, Food & Thought. In addition to fabulous eats, Mitchell shares stories about his family and his career journey from Julliard to Hollywood to Atlanta, where he trained with his best friend and mentor Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny. Grab your copy at the restaurant or order online.

Details: metrofreshatl.com

Here’s an excerpt from the Food & Thought chapter on salads:

“Many items on the MetroFresh menu make frequent appearances because our regular customers love them so much. Veggie ‘Trail Mix” is one of these items. It’s a salad that simply tastes like “health.” There’s not much mystery here; it’s pretty straightforward. It’s just crunchy goodness. I created this salad many years ago when we first opened, and I called it Trail Mix because it reminded me of my Aunt Ginny’s bag of trail mix she’d take on hikes. So there you go …” – Mitchell Anderson, Food & Thought

 

 Veggie Trail Mix Recipe

Veggie Trail Mix - Mitchell Anderson - BSA 0416

Ingredients: 

1 bunch broccoli finely chopped, stems removed

1 head cauliflower, finely chopped

4-5 diced carrots, lightly chopped in food processor

1 cup dried cranberries

Optional: Add walnuts, pecans, toasted pumpkin seeds, bleu cheese crumbles

 

For the Dressing:

½ cup seedy Dijon mustard

½ cup honey

½ cup fresh orange juice

1 cup olive oil/canola oil blend

Kosher salt to taste

 Directions

Finely chop cauliflower and broccoli with sharp knife. Chop carrots lightly in food processor. Toss in a bowl with cranberries and dressing. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Will keep well for up to two days.

 

 

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Sworkit Kids - BSA 0416

As TVs, tablets and video games continue to keep kids planted on the couch, encouraging them to get in their recommended 60 minutes of exercise each day can seem like a daunting task. Coach them along using the free Sworkit app’s simple workout videos created specifically for — and demonstrated by — kids ages 5 -14. Get the whole family involved with a customized new routine or use the interactive challenges to get those little legs moving and hearts pumping during a homework break.

Details: kids.sworkit.com

 

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Jacqueline Boatwright - BSA 0416

Congratulations to Decatur’s own Jacqueline Boatwright-Daus, age 49, on her recent crowning as Mrs Georgia International™. A local business owner and medical practice administrator, Jacqueline’s also an active community volunteer, supporting the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and focusing on a platform of child day care safety during her reign. She will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International™ 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla., this July.

Details: mrsinternational.com 

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Digest Gold 90 Bottle - Enzymedica - BSA 0416

Let’s say you’ve just opted for the kale salad over the veggie pizza, you probably want your body to absorb as much of that nutrient packed salad as possible, right? Digestive enzymes work to break down the food you intake to make sure the nutrients inside of them get absorbed as much as possible, but sometimes they slack on the job. Enzymedica’s Digest Gold ™ formula gives enzymes a boost, helping to break down carbohydrates, fats, fiber and protein efficiently.

Details:  enzymedica.com

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Rollors - BSA 0416

The award-winning game Rollors® fuses the basics of horshoes and Bocce for classic-style, outdoor family fun. Using disks (known as “rollors”) made of durable, eco-friendly wood, players score points by attempting to roll their disk close to a color-coded wooden goal 25 feet away. An expansion pack included an additional set of discs, allowing two additional players or teams to join the fun.

Details: $29.95, Dick’s Sporting Goods, 3535 Peachtree Rd. Atlanta, Georgia 30326, rollors.com

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Dr. April Speed - Derek Blanks - BSA 0416 Question: What is Cryoablation?

Cryoablation is the clinical freezing of tissue for removal. This method has been used for decades to destroy benign tumors in the breast. Today, the same technology shows success as a nonsurgical alternative to lumpectomy. This 30-minute procedure, performed under local anesthesia at a doctor’s office or radiology suite, destroys the tumor while preserving the natural shape of the breast, explains Dr. April Speed of Just Breast, LLC.

Details: 1364 Wellbrook Cir Ne, Conyers, Georgia 30012-3872, draprilspeed.com

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Southern Muscle Guide - BSA 0416

The newly launched Southern Muscle Guide is your go-to source for information on Bikini, Figure, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Classic Physique & Bodybuilding in the southeast. The inaugural issue offers those interested in competing tips from pros, a show-day checklist, directory of resources, the 2016 competition schedule and an interview with competitor Tycie Coppett.

Details: trainwithpayne.com

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Milly Marques - BSA 0416

After helping countless woman shape and fill their eyebrows, Milly Marques found a more permanent solution with Microblading – a semi-permanent procedure using colored pigment to draw hair-like strokes onto the skin, producing a natural full brow effect that lasts for one to two years.  To hone her new craft, Milly traveled to Serbia to study under Branko Babić, owner and master instructor of PhiBrows Microblading Academy. Once Milly received her certification in Microblading and brought her skills to Sweet Peach Wax and Sugar Studio, Milly creates carefully drawn curved lines that mimic human hair and uses organic, vegan and iron-free Microblading products.

Details: sweetpeachwax.com, browsbymilly.com

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One-on-one personal training sessions can be a great option for individualized support, but the cost can add up quickly. Luckily, House of Payne Personal Training offers small group training as a cost effective alternative. This option saves you money without skimping on training quality.

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