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There Are A Lot Of Colors In The Naked City

By Bob on June 12, 2012 2:13 AM

Charlotte and I recently spent a couple of days visiting our son Cole in the Big Apple. Cole's a newly-minted Brooklynite who's making his way in the city that never sleeps.

He's now our seasoned guide whenever we visit - showing us all things Brooklyn and deciphering acronyms that are foreign to us (who knew DUMBO wasn't a flying Disney elephant, but instead meant Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass?). It's been a learning experience for everyone.

Brooklyn-500.jpgI hate to be the country-dad-in-the-city, but I am always struck by the beauty of the buildings and the "Modern Art" look of things in NYC. I snapped this picture from our room at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge (our home-away-from-home in the Big Apple).  

Of course there's plenty of Modern Art in the city that's known for it. Like...

...this picture I took of Charlotte during a recent tour of the Modern Art Museum (MOMA). I've always said she is pretty as a picture, but I might have to change that to be "pretty as a modern art installation". Doesn't have the same ring to it, but you get my meaning.

Charlotte Framed - 500.jpg 

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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