Do you Blab? It’s the Next Best Thing in Social Media!

blab, social media

It never ceases to amaze me at the never ending stream of new social media that's being developed and implemented for use in for business and for social interaction on this great blue marble we call planet earth.   And as each new platform arrives the planet get smaller and smaller.   We find friends in parts of the world we've never seen and … [Read more...]

Save the Flavors with The Seeds of Change #SaveTheFlavors

Save The Flavors

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seeds of change and their save the flavors campaign. All opinions are 100% mine. As a chef and a culinary instructor I have a deep love for food and quality has always been the first of my priorities when it comes to ingredients.  With that in mind, what could be better than growing your … [Read more...]

Celebrate Your #Selfie…Refresh Your Day with Noble Juice

Noble Juice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine If you've been following me you know I had a 6 week road trip that finally came to an end a week ago. And although Lisa and I did have an amazing time traveling it's always good to get home and for me home is Florida! I've been a Florida … [Read more...]

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation can help you become employable

Robert Irvine and Chef Dennis

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine. I can't remember the exact day I decided to become a chef, but I do know that it was the best decision of my life.  Becoming a chef and being involved in food service has been a rewarding occupation, offering … [Read more...]

Selling out America – Congress has failed us #ConcealOrReveal

Selling out America

Despite hundreds of thousands of Americans just like you and me telling their representatives in Washington that we did not support the Dark Act, on July 24th congress passed HR 1599  275-150.  Selling out America has now become the norm in Washington as lobbyist make promises of campaign contributions and good old boys make deals to ensure that … [Read more...]

Just Label It – Because we have the right to know #ConcealorReveal

conceal or Reveal

This post was created as part of the Just Label It campaign in which I’m a compensated Labeling Advocate. All opinions expressed are my own. Just Label It! As the presence of GMOs grows in the United States, there has been an enormous increase in the use of herbicides that may harm our health and the environment.   This year The EPA approved the … [Read more...]

Appear.in a great new app for video chats

video chats

If you're looking for an alternative to Google+ hangouts or Skype (does anyone still use skype?) Theres a great new app for video chats.   Appear.in just might be what the doctor ordered. I was chatting with my friend Larry Fournillier about G+ hangouts and all the issues we had been having lately, when he mentioned a new app he was using … [Read more...]

Will Quaker Oats Conceal or Reveal GMOs? #ConcealOrReveal

GMO labeling

This post was created as part of the Just Label It campaign in which I’m a compensated Labeling Advocate. All opinions expressed are my own.   Will Quaker Oats Conceal or Reveal GMOs? It’s hard to believe that in this day and age of transparency that a company like Pepisco would spend millions of dollars to keep you and your family from knowing … [Read more...]

Third Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference #VBlogCon15

#VBlogCon15

When I first started my  Virtual Bloggers Conference in 2013, I had hopes of taking it to a physical location eventually.  But what I learned in the process of creating a virtual conference made me decide that was going to be an undertaking I really wasn't prepared for. It was too much work just to do a Virtual Conference I can't imagine doing this … [Read more...]

Getting Hacked- How Safe are your Social Media Accounts

Getting Hacked - How safe are your social media channels

Late Saturday night while I was sleeping my Youtube account was hacked.  You might think its no big deal, its just a Youtube account after all.  Well in my case Getting Hacked turned out to be a huge problem. I host live Youtube shows via Google+ Hangouts and when my account was hacked it wasn't just an inconvenience, it meant my account was … [Read more...]