14th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival | ArtFestival.com



Easy pizza with Canary Island Garlic herb olive oil http://www.vigoacuisine.com

This is the Last Show in Florida! We would love to see you there. Dunedin is a beautiful small town vintage Florida feel.
They have their own brewery cafes and coffee house small boutiques and of course delish food.
The art festival is beautifuly laid out and lots of fun. We love sharing recipes and seeing our students and customers. If you are still trying to get your hands on our first cookbook you can now download it on our website.

Take a couple hours and come on by we would love to see you.
Miriam amd Kristi
We will be in Muskegon Michigan next week so if you want our Super Summer Special call Now 18009752677
For directions for Dunedin check out the website   http://www.artfestival.com
#oliveoil #pizzarecipes #dunedin

Acid Reflux: Swallowing the Devil


Acid reflux can feel like a slight tingle or hot lava poured down your throat. Some people even lose quite a bit of weight because every time they eat they get reflux and so try not to eat.

Even our youngest most vulnerable are not immune to being prescribed acid suppressing drugs. There has been a 16 fold increase in Doctors prescribing to babies under 1.  Just like our wee little ones the best option is to find the cause and not just treat the effect.

In babies it is very common to spit up and cry and just be irritable. Like most of us, minus the spitting up part!

We like to say that “spit happens” in babies, says Esther Israel, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston. “Gastroesophageal reflux is not a disease in infants. It’s a normal physiological response that babies often outgrow.”

Dr. Israel, M.D suggests changing diet and physical surroundings to add soothing atmosphere to help baby relax. Often it is noted that the parents ask the Doctor to prescribe stronger and stronger reflux drugs for their babies. Which makes sense if the parent looks for relief in a pill, then why wouldn’t it work for baby as well.

Miriam: I use to have to pop an acid pills like they were candy. I had boxes everywhere, in the glove compartment, my house, at my lighting store at the restaurant. Everywhere I might have an acid attack I needed the security that I could find relief, so I was never without  an acid pill.

Kristi: I know I remember it was like a Pez dispenser. You were so miserable when it would hit. You changed your diet and absolutely turned your self around.

Miriam: I started following the Blood Type Diet and my life completely changed! For years I struggled with acid reflux and it was just gone. gone. gone.  I also put my mom on the same diet and hers was  GONE,GONE, GONE.

www.dadamo.com Dr. Dadamo is the diet author you really should check this diet out.

We have Quick Fixes like drinking ginger tea or lowering your salt intake, getting rid of dairy, and all the whites,from your diet. Get off processed or prepackaged foods. Leave lunch meats at the Deli counter, much of the processing chemicals are linked to inflammation, painful gout as well as reflux caused from the stomach lining becoming inflammed.

Miriam: Along with those fixes implementing the Eat Right For your Type diet is the most effective long lasting acid reflux cure I have ever been fortunate to find.

Just as the solution suggestions for babies, change the food get off dairy or other processed items. Try to avoid taking a reflux pill because if the Devil is trying to climb his way back up your throat…maybe you should let him out. In other  words. If you are eating things to create the problem. Don’t eat them and the Devil will stay where he is.

In the Eat right for your blood type diet you will find foods that are healing like medicine to your body, foods that are just food to your body and foods that act like poison in your body.

This diet will help you avoid the poison foods and eat more beneficial foods that have the ability to turn your chronic sufferings around in no time at all. (no kidding two weeks.)

Take good care. Please share with your friends and family that may suffer with the Lake of Fire in their throats!

Talk soon,

Miriam and Kristi

P.S You can Now order your favorite flavors of Canary Island Garlic Herb Olive Oils on Amazon. Or our website www.vigoacuisine.com  you can also download our first cookbook Shake, Splash & Eat! Shockingly Simple Recipes. 3, 5 &7 Minute recipes so delicious you have to cook them with the kitchen windows closed…or the neighbors will come over!

#reflux, #gurd, #gerd, #bloodtypediet, #acidreflux


Coconut Water Dangers for Summer Time


Fresh fruit smoothie from http://www.vigoacuisine.com

Good evening it is a rainy summer afternoon here in Winter Haven Florida. We had a nice show this past weekend in St. Pete and will be doing a show in St. Armands Circle this coming week. We were talking this past weekend how easy it is to get dehydrated in the Summer time.

Often you see people carrying around water bottles or pretty jugs hanging off their backpacks or hip packs. When we do these shows outside you will always see lots and lots of people drinking soda or lemonade. Which although it quenches your thirst doesn’t really hydrate you with all the crazy soda chemicals in there.

What we have seen more and more of recently is the spike in Coconut Water. They have coconut water energizer drinks and coconut water now available cold in convenience stores. It is marketed as a healthier version of a cool refreshing drink. It still has sugar and most of the time it is made from dried powders and reconstituted with water and sugar.

Not to bum you out or anything but drinking excessive amounts of coconut water can be extremely dangerous. Now what is considered excessive? Well that depends on you how your body reacts to excessive amounts of potassium.

I was reading an article about a man who drank 8 bottles of Coconut Water over an 8 hour period while playing tennis outside. He ended up in the E.R. He was put on a pacemaker for his heart and his kidneys had gone into acute failure.

This is super serious. It is very easy to be hot and outside and I could see drinking 3 bottles very easily. Most people drink it because it will hydrate you but they don’t know it will also drop your blood pressure and make your heart spasm, where it flutters on the bottom but does not pump, this can lead to death if not treated.

The man did eventually recover and was taken off the pacemaker and his kidneys did recover as well. But how scary is that? I had no idea that a simple drink that you can buy pretty much anywhere could be that dangerous. We all kinda know if you drink several cans of Red Bull it’s gonna reek havoc but I never would have suspected Coconut Water.

So this Summer load up on Fruit Infused water (the kind you put fruit into water and add ice) Not the premade kind. If i want something fizzy Miriam and I started drinking a soda water that we squeeze Lemon or Tangerines into, it’s very refreshing and not gonna hospitalize you!

One of our Favorite smoothies is Fresh Mango with a wee bit of Almond Milk or Fresh Mamey, super duper refreshingly Delish!!

Talk soon and Take good Care,

Miriam Vigoa and Kristi Linebaugh


You Can Now Download Ebook Version of our first cookbook on our website. Shake, Splash and Eat! Shockingly Simple Recipes.  www.vigoacuisine.com

To Order More Canary Island Garlic and Herb Olive Oil you can go to our website or Amazon

What other “Easy” Recipes really feel like when you read them!


Steak and acorn squash with Lime Canary island olive oil http://www.vigoacuisine.com

Good day to you my friend,
We are getting ready for a show this weekend in St. Pete and have been working on getting our second book put on Amazon.
We aren’t quite there yet, but it was brought to my attention how complicated it can be for you to get a meal on the table on the weeknights.
I see lots of recipe cards float around and videos with “Easy” recipes.

Do you think it’s odd you have to buy $50.00 in ingredients to make the dish?

A lot of the recipes have 10-15 ingredients. That’s a lot isn’t it?

As Professional Chef’s and restaurateurs for over 20 years, we like to spend our money on food!
I don’t know if you agree or not but loading up on dip mixes and ranch packets and onion  mix seems like just a bunch of powders…makes your dollars go up in a dust devil!

This is what most EASY recipes Feel like when you read them.

Easy weeknight Meal.
1tsp. $*#@%£÷, £#,÷¥!*;#
2tbl.   ! £#;=@$#¥:(÷?*! ¥/(/
3 cups.  ,÷! ¥”@$₩(=,,****&&,÷’*

Am I right??

Here is how our 3 Minute meals read when you use Canary Island Garlic Herb Olive Oil
Weeknight Steak
3 T Canary island olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 steak
1 tomato
1 acorn squash
A.) Saute garlic in oil till golden add steak cook till favorite doneness.
Serve on top of salad with brown rice & or acorn squash.
Splash up a storm!
Miriam and Kristi
You can now get our 1st cookbook on our website to Download http://www.vigoacuisine.com
We now have Great Specials on Amazon vigoa cuisine
Take good care
…sharing is caring…please share with family and friends:-).

You asked for it you got it…Finally


Veggie Cuban using Canary Island Garlic Herb Olive Oils

Good evening,
We hope this post finds you happy and well and perking right along. Miriam and I have been working on our third book and we were talking about the first book just awhile ago.

We have done a show every week for almost 13 years and it’s almost impossible to carry enough cookbooks so after lots and lots of requests. We finally got our first cookbook on our website in Digital form as an E-book that you can download and start Splashing up a Storm tonight!

The first book is called Shake, Splash & Eat! Shockingly Simple Recipes.
It features 3, 5 & 7 minute meals. These were our customers at the restaurant favorite dishes that serve 1 or 2 people.

The picture above is of our Veggie Cuban, Super Popular but not to worry Miriam’s Famous Authentic Cuban Sandwich recipe is in there too. Did you ever get to eat at our restaurant?
What was your favorite dish?
Till next time we Love you Appreciate you and Wish you abundant health.
Take good care,
Miriam and Kristi
Go to our website to download your cookbook http://www.vigoacuisine.com

April Showers Bring May…Vegetables


Organic colored peppers http://www.vigoacuisine.com

May is so beautiful in Florida we have had some pretty cool days. In the 70’s. Had to put on a little jacket for my walk today.

We have so many choices for organic fruits and veggies right now, so very Fresh.

Aldi supermarkets has a fantastic supply of organics. You simply must check it out. Always fresh as well.

We have been working on our third book recently and we are sharing weightloss tips and tricks for easy weightloss.

Health and preventive health is so easy when taken a step at a time.
One simple trick is to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.

Fruit and veggies have been linked to a 21% Decrease in risk of Stroke. A study following 760,629 participants found the ones who ate the most fruits and veggies on a daily basis did the best.

Stroke is the 4th leading cause of Death in the U.S

Definition of stroke: Stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked by a clot or a burst blood vessel. Without Emergency care a stroke can lead to brain damage or death.

Eating fruits and veggies can lower blood pressure, cholesterol and improve weightloss, all prevention factors in stroke.

The most powerful effects come from Citrus fruits, Leafy vegetables, Apples and Pears.

So grab an apple and a pear and chop it up on your organic baby greens salad, chop up a chicken breast. Drizzle all with Lime Canary Island Garlic Herb olive Oils and a splash of Braggs Apple cider vinegar and you are well on your way to a healthy lunch!

How else would you include fruits and veggies in your life? Any tips or tricks you could recommend?

Look forward to your comments below,
Take good care,
Miriam and Kristi
We will be in Sarasota this weekend in Downtown May 7-8  Sat-Sun 10-5, with a great Art and Craft Festival hosted by American Craft Endeavors. We would love to see you this weekend you can check their site here for directions. www.artfestival.com

Good Veggie v.s Bad Veggie: Every Woman and Man need to know these Secrets


Kristi: Hey hey hey, it’s a beautiful day, how are you Miriam?

Miriam: Great I just finished a fantastic Cafe con Leche and you know that always gets my little grey cells all revved up for the day.

Kristi: Yes Lord! We all know how you need your Cafe con Leche, you are Cuban after all and of course all Cuban babies are fed Cafe con Leche in their bottles, it’s in your cells by now!

Miriam/Kristi: Ha Ha Ha really!

Miriam: I know it gives me strength that is for sure. It is amazing how food is that powerful. But then that’s what we are talking about today. The power of food, there really is a bag of tricks when it comes to food and the secret effects it can have differently for Men and for Women.

Kristi: I think this is so interesting. Usually diets are approached for what you want to achieve with your body, Not tailored to who’s body will be following the diet. When we are talking to our customers we often discuss health issues and different diets they are following either because they have no other choice or because  they want to lose weight or lower cholesterol and other situations.

Miriam: You know it is so easy to just buy a book and follow a generic protocol. But on closer inspection that may not be as beneficial as it is effective. What I mean is just because a Man loses weight by adding large amounts of flax seeds to his smoothies or lowers his cholesterol, he is actually harming his prostate.

Kristi: Flax seed oil is recommended for it’s Omega-3 benefits, It’s quite common that people will use flax seeds so they also get the fiber. Omega-3, ALA (alpha-lenolenic acid) is recommended to help lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Canola oil is also high in Omega-3, but is hydrogenated and genetically modified.

Even though the men who consumed larger amounts of Omega-3 did lower their risk of dying of cardiovascular disease, they Increased their rate 3.4 times of being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. (according to Harvard Medical School, Health Publication)

Miriam: We should point out that the Omega-3 found in fish is a different type and is good for Men to eat, I guess I should say its good for the whole of Man to eat.

Kristi: Also other fat that Men should avoid are palm oil, palm kernal oil, coconut and cocoa butter. Many processed foods and packaged foods use the cheaper palm oils in abundance.

High Protein Diets:

Miriam: This is a diet I hear quite often. Mostly they are using it to lose weight. But the amount of protein people are eating is super hard on the body. Some diets recommend eating 70% of your body weight in protein for example 180 lb man would eat 126 grams of protein, and up to as much as 1gram of protein per pound of body weight.

Kristi: Holy Cow.

Miriam: That is about a half a cow at least!

Kristi: I guess so! I remember we had body builders who would come into the restaurant and they would eat a dozen egg whites a day and 2-3 chicken breasts a day, plus protein drinks and protein bars. I speak to women and men all the time that have lost a lot of weight on very high protein diets. But your body doesn’t really need all that protein right?

Miriam: Not at all. Your body does really well on just 60 grams of protein a day.

Kristi: You’re kidding. So people are absolutely overloading their bodies to the max.

Miriam: Absolutely. Some body building sites and high protein diets can have people eating twice the recommended amount. Which for women causes you to lose calcium in your urine increasing your bone lose and increasing your chance of osteoporosis. For men is hugely increases the risk of kidney stones

Kristi: So 60 grams of protein a day is one 8oz serving of chicken or a 6oz can of tuna…a day. An 8oz serving of chicken is about the size of a woman’s fist. And that isn’t taking into account that lots of other foods you eat through the day have protein as well. Beans, nuts, broccoli, lentils and pumpkin seeds are among the highest protein found in non animal protein.

Miriam: So to recap.

Omega-3 ALA is good for Women and Not so good for Men.

Protein, whether it’s animal or vegetable is not good for either Men or Women when consumed in excess amounts.

Kristi: So tomorrow we will talk about the food that Men need to eat more of when they are younger and less of as they age…and what’s the magic number when they should make the switch.

Miriam/Kristi: See you tomorrow. We love interacting in the comment section, we will be checking in and always respond personally to all your comments.

Thank you for spending your time with us. If you feel this has been of value to you please share with your family and friends.

Take good care,

Miriam and Kristi