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253 September 2021

ISSUE NO. 33

SEPTEMBER 2021

L I F E S T Y L E M A G A Z I N E

A Perfect Fall

Getaway

EXPLORE THE LUXURIOUS

BRASADA RANCH

Q&A WITH REGINALD JACOB HOWELL

TACOMA’S OWN BORN AND RAISED AWARD-WINNING CHEF

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SEASONS CHANGE, AND OUR HEARTS BEGIN ANEW

It seems as though, without fail, that before we really begin to embrace

summer and take advantage of all the opportunities that come along

with it, the season abruptly comes to a bittersweet end. As we slowly

ease into fall, accompanied by the cooler weather and autumn breeze,

it is important to be grateful for the memories we created while at

the same time knowing there are many more to be made come the

new season.

As the hustle and bustle of the school year begins, and the carefree

days of summer are but a distant memory, with a new season upon us,

it’s time to let go and gear up for what’s to come. With an open mind

and heart, welcome the changes that are coming our way and make the

most of each and every day.

As we send our children out the door to embark on a new year of

learning, may we take this time to lay out plans for ourselves when it

comes to our own careers, families and other vested interests. Goals

and aspirations are not just meant to be made at the start of a new year,

but at the beginning of each new season.

Throughout the year, we are all growing, learning, improving in our

journeys. It’s always good to reevaluate where you are, what you have

accomplished and what your next steps look like. Let your children

inspire you to continue to learn, grow and create. As we encourage our

children to try their best and be the best they can be, let’s make sure

that we take that advice ourselves.

Seasons change, as do our lives. As we say farewell to summer and

welcome fall, let’s focus on what we can control and do our part in

making the best of what we can’t.

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CONTENTS

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HOME

Get Bold: Luxe accessories and rich hues remain

on pointe for decorating in 2021

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TRENDING

Support your Priorities and Increase

Communication: Making your schedule work

for you

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TACOMA FOCUS

The Return of the Events: Performance art

returns, just in time

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Q&A

Reginald Jacob Howell: Tacoma’s own born and

raised award-winning chef

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THE ARTS

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Chuseok, the Korean Harvest Moon Festival: Asia

Pacific Cultural Center to host two celebrations

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

The latest tips and trends about living a healthy,

active life

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Tacoma’s ‘house of many cuisines’

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SEPTEMBER 2021

L I F E S T Y L E M A G A Z I N E

A Perfect Fall

Getaway

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FEATURE

Pickleball Grows in Popularity: Find out the

history of our nation’s fastest growing sport

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ENTERTAINMENT

Events you don’t want to miss!

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

A Perfect Fall Getaway: Explore Central Oregon from

the luxurious Brasada Ranch

Q&A WITH REGINALD JACOB HOWELL

TACOMA’S OWN BORN AND RAISED AWARD-WINNING CHEF

About The Cover

BORN AND RAISED IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON, CHEF

REGINALD JACOB HOWELL IS MAKING WAVES IN THE

CULINARY SCENE. Chef’s Roll Chef’s Plate champion and

Washington state’s Industry Chef of the Year, Howell’s

childhood passion, which began cooking with his

grandmothers in the kitchen, turned into a successful career.

Today, he is sous chef at Nue in Seattle, and offers private

chef services, which can be booked through 253Degrees.com.

Read more about Tacoma’s own talented, award-winning

chef in this month’s Q&A on page 28.

Photo by Samantha Elise Tillman

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Home

Get Bold!

LUXE ACCESSORIES AND RICH HUES REMAIN ON

POINTE FOR DECORATING IN 2021

BY DEANN HAMMER, BROADWAY DESIGN

Deep rich hues such as teal, and iron ore grays, are hitting the scene as favorite paint colors this year. These heavy colors look

gorgeous in any decorating mode. They can be used in modern, craftsman, Danish or coastal design themes with equal impact.

Bold colors shine either in a large open area such as a large living room wall, or look just as special when used in powder rooms or

accent walls (ie: behind your master bed). The ceiling is also a great place to add a super-rich color. I love painting a powder room

ceiling to add an unexpected pop of color to a home.

Make sure to buy high-quality paint so that the pigments are dense, and you do not have to paint more than a few coats. I recommend

Sherwin Williams Emerald paint. It is also wipeable, which is a super bonus.

As we live in the Northwest, where in winter the light is low, it is important to balance those dark paint colors with lighter fabrics that

add texture and balance to a room. A popular trend now is to upholster in pastels. They look super luxe next to a richly colored wall

and brighten up a space. Rose, lavender, coral, light yellow and mint green are all on trend as fabric choices for chairs, sofas and chaise

lounges. If you are not brave enough to do an entire piece in these colors, you can opt for a neutral fabric and bring in pastels with

pillows, rugs, art and throws.

Reflective metal accessories such as gold or copper add shine. Marble is also a wonderful natural product found in trays, vases and

lamps, and is timeless and sleek. Be careful not to accessorize in any one material alone. It is important to add a touch of wood, a

little stone, some metal and glass. It is a balancing act. The softness of pampas grass in a large urn in a corner or a live tree will help

create drama.

I find, when I focus on the details, a project transforms from average to spectacular. I typically reach for architecturally interesting

mirrors in guest baths where functionality isn’t the focus (ie: applying makeup), and if you buy a lamp, make it a great one! Don’t settle

for the inexpensive, generic Target or Home Goods lamps. Lamps are art and should be treated as such. A true test of a good lamp is

the actual weight of the item. It should have some heft to it and not be easy to topple over. A lamp should have a three-way switch, and

the shade should be of a quality material, not stark white and easily dentable.

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Grouping vases, candles or other trinkets together and buying art that

tells a story or has a history is also a way to add richness to a room and

make it look unique.

Photographs are wonderful but are best in black and white and grouped

in coordinating frames. Keep it simple—and go for quality. Avoid photo

frames that are ultra-busy or have sayings all over them and reek of

kitschy farmhouse themes.

And a shoutout to all of you technology lovers: You should never see a

television or lamp cord. Hire a contractor to bury TV cables in the wall,

or tuck them behind a basket or large vase. Less is more, as they say, and

chords to digital devices are distracting to the eye and make a space feel

like a dorm room.

The theme for 2021 is go big, or go home. Get bold! And, if in doubt,

hire an interior designer to help you optimize your own special look.

Broadway Design is always just a call away.

Deann Hammer is the owner of Broadway Design, a boutique interior

design firm in Gig Harbor. She and her team craft spaces that are

tailored to each client’s personality and lifestyle, while mindful of their

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Trending

SUPPORT YOUR PRIORITIES AND

INCREASE

COMMUNICATION

Making your schedule

work for you

By Rachel Kelly

Getting a 5-year-old to put on their socks often

feels like negotiating a hostage situation. First

you warn them that they’ll be leaving in an

hour. Thirty minutes before it’s time to leave, you call

out an announcement, “Time to get your socks on!”

Ten minutes before go time you start pleading. They

respond by showing you their playdough creation.

Then you bring them their socks. This upsets them.

Finally, you’re in the car, and they’ve forgotten to

bring their favorite toy. This is also upsetting. So you

promise them all the playdough. The deal is struck,

and off you go.

In a busy family, getting anything done usually requires

bribery and/or grand larceny. Really though! A

family’s needs are wide and varied. Having an endless

list of “to-dos” just means that you’re out and about,

having fun. To help parents and kids get through the

day, sometimes it helps to create a family schedule.

Even if the kids aren’t old enough to stay up to par with

the current times, it helps if parents are at least on the

same page. Here are some versatile tips for designing a

schedule that works for your family.

First and foremost, it’s important to make that schedule

visible to everyone. For parents and older kids, this

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Making a very interactive and dynamic schedule

allows for needs to be consolidated.

could mean using a shared calendar app, where each family member

can add on activities as well as see other activities planned. For little

ones, this could be something simple like a sticker chart. Each part

of the daily schedule that they participate in gets them a sticker,

with small prizes at the end of the week. If you need something

that can be seen throughout the day, by anyone who passes by, you

could put in something big and permanent—like a chalkboard in

the kitchen or hallway, where you list the day with adjoining meals

and activities. Whatever it is, make it visible. Make it accessible.

Make it interactive. In this way, everyone is heard.

Making a very interactive and dynamic schedule allows for needs

to be consolidated. When everyone knows where they need to

go, and they can see where everyone else is going, they can plan

their activities around what is already being done. If one parent is

going to work, they might drop off the kiddos to school. If another

parent needs to hedge in a workout, they might plan to do that at

the same time that the kids have swim practice. If the kids have

swim practice, make sure they go at the same time. Or if one has

swim, make sure that the other has their sport close by near the

same time. Mastering the art of consolidating needs often means

that everyone is happy and busy at the same time, leaving more

room for the in-between. Of course, this also means that you may

have to say no to what doesn’t fit into what your family deems a

priority. As you develop a family schedule, keep those family goals

in mind. Consolidate them. Then don’t be afraid to say no to what

doesn’t fit into those goals. No sense in killing yourself over what

you don’t care about.

Third, and last, there’s the issue of rest—which should be a part

of every family schedule. Rest is essential to everyone’s survival,

even for kids who seem to have endless energy. The reality is that

unless a family rests together, there will always be one person (you)

who is left without a moment to breathe. It’s a real part of self-care,

something that our American schedule often doesn’t adopt. A good

schedule for the busy family means scheduling in a collective break.

Rest can mean a lot of things. It could mean a delegated siesta (nap)

or quiet time, where everyone does something that they feel like

doing. It could mean a slowing down period in the evenings. It could

mean one day of the week where nothing is allowed on the schedule

(Sunday?). “No schedule” days could be family days, board game

days, movie nights, walk days, or chill days where everyone does

their own thing. Whatever sounds good and feels right. Scheduled

rest times could be eating times, a time where everyone knows they

can gather for food. For a lot of families, this might be an early or

late dinner. But, for others, this time could be breakfast, brunch

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or lunch. Rest on your schedule could mean all of the above.

Whatever you decide on for rest, make it sacred. There’s no

running around or stress for anyone during these times. There’s

no driving in circles or stuffing food in your mouth as you run

out the door. There is only doing things that revitalize you,

strengthen your relationships, or fill your individual cups. This

might mean that you do things together, or it might mean that

you do things apart. One thing is for sure: There is opportunity.

Opportunity to rest. Opportunity to connect. Opportunity to

explore and grow.

At the end of it all, this is your schedule. It should decrease your

stress levels and serve you and your family. It supports your

priorities and increases your communication. As for getting

your 5-year-old to get their socks on? That’s on you.

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THE RETURN

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JUST IN TIME

BY RACHEL KELLY

Along with fair fall weather, the arts return to

the Sound to long-awaited fans. Whatever it is,

whomever they are, we don’t care. I mean, we do.

But also we don’t. We just want to get out, loosen up and

see what we’ve been missing. Perhaps we aren’t yet ready

to rub shoulders with all the strangers, but we are itching

for something new. Fortunately, artists across the board

are eager to appease. This fall, musicians and artists across

the Sound are emerging for in-person events. Here at 253,

we’ve scoured the theatres, stages and outdoor spaces to

give you a complete look into this year’s stellar lineup.

From large concerts, small concerts, to choreographed

performances, here’s where to go next!

Let’s start with the obvious: The Dome. Mid-September,

the Monster Jam is back, and ready for rip-roaring fun!

For older children and child-like adults, there are evening

showings. For smaller children and families that don’t

want to be up too late on a school night, there are also

day shows on Saturdays and Sundays. Be ready! There are

various requirements for masking for the unvaccinated, as

well as creative protocols to reduce contact. And, of course,

you may need some earmuffs. However, the events (and

the ear-busting roar of the engines!) are the same. There

are also several in-person concerts coming late in the fall

at the Dome, all the way through December. For more

information on new sanitation protocols and upcoming

concerts, see TacomaDome.org.

As for performance art, staged dances and plays are also

gearing up for a full end of the season. At the Tacoma City

Ballet, two special (much missed) holiday performances

return. In October, The Haunted Theatre is playing just in

time for Halloween. In December, we herald the arrival of

the holiday classic: The Nutcracker. Also along a similar

vein, Tacoma Arts Live will begin in-person performances

in time for the holidays. In November, Tacoma Arts Live

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will host David Sedaris on the 5th. Tribes will also be showing on that

same weekend, through the Theatre on the Square.

Tacoma Arts Live doesn’t reserve its attention for only performance

art, they also host shows, parties and art experiences. For instance, in

November, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy will arrive in town for a Swingin’

Holiday Party! Last, but certainly not least, Encore and Tacoma Arts

Live will be presenting Imagine Van Gogh, the original immersive

experience. Which, if you’ve seen the ads, should be pretty incredible.

Tickets and seating are timed in some cases, or socially distanced in

others. Make sure to check in ahead of time for health specifications.

For more information on these events, visit TacomaCityBallet.com or

TacomaArtsLive.org respectively.

For more laid-back

intimate concerts,

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venues that also

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restaurants. The

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Conveniently located

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of town, Joeseppi’s is

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our community. Check out their menu and up-and-coming events at

JoeseppisItalian.com.

The Alma Mater, known for its event space, coffee and food, is also

bringing ticketed shows back. In September, they’re showing The

Grizzled Mighty and The Districts. Shows are booked for the rest of the

year, so get your tickets at AlmaMaterTacoma.com!

Relatively new to the scene (2016) but with a stellar event space is

the Bleu Note Restaurant and Lounge in Lakewood. “Our goal is to

provide a platform,” says chef and owner Quinton Gethers. And with

over 10,000 square feet of event space, he’s doing just that. Unique

for its underground jazz vibe and laid-back lounge area, Bleu Note

Restaurant and Lounge is drawing those in the know for its talent.

Well, and let’s not forget their craft cocktails. Bleu Note is also one of

the few places here in the PNW where true Southern cuisine is served,

straight from the comforting bosom of South Carolina. The Bleu

Note hosts live music and shows twice a month, with rotating talents.

They also showcase regular local talent through the likes of Michael

Hershman and Ricardo Guilty on Thursday nights, Mauresse Itson

on First Fridays, and Lizzy Sunshine and April Chantal on Sundays.

Whether your interest is in Jazz, neo-soul or R&B, Bleu Note does

not disappoint.

For late nights with nothing to do, or lazy afternoons with the family

in tow, the movie theater is the place to go. Open for regulars (and

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irregulars) for their weekend flicks and Sunday matinees

is the long missed Blue Mouse Theatre. Also at the theatre,

“Great Scott!”, the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” has returned

to its cult Tacoma following for showings every second and

fourth Saturday. Every third Friday night the Blue Mouse

Theatre is also pleased to present the Friday Night Frights.

As the name implies, Friday Night Frights showcase the best

fright flicks in the history of movie geek lore. Movies like

“Piranha” and “The Shining” are sure to delightfully terrify

you into eating even more popcorn.

It’s places such as Joeseppi’s, Bleu Note Restaurant and

Lounge, Tacoma Arts Live, Blue Mouse Theatre, Tacoma

City Ballet and the Dome that were sorely missed this last

year. Not just for their events, but for their community.

However, they didn’t entirely disappear. They survived

through donations, membership and flexibility; such as Bleu

Note Restaurant and Lounge, which became a local haven

for outdoor entertainment over the long stretch of isolation.

Small local venues provide a much-needed escape, relief and

a shelter from the upheaval. Events such as these challenge

us to see something new, to learn something new, and to

get us out of our comfort zones. Also, it’s just plain fun. It

was Chef Gethers who put it best: “We leave the door open

and the ladder down. We give opportunities for others to

come up behind and beside us.” On that “Bleu Note,” let’s get

out there and support our local event and art venues as they

tentatively open up to audiences again. Not just so that they

thrive, but so that we do too.

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“MY GRANDMOTHERS WERE

EVERYTHING TO ME; THEY TAUGHT

ME HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF

AND OTHERS AROUND ME.”

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Remember this name, Chef Reginald Jacob

Howell, because this young man is making

a name for himself in the Pacific Northwest.

He was the champ in the Chef ’s Roll Chef ’s Plate

competition in 2019 and also the Industry Chef of

the Year for Washington State 2019. In addition to

his work as a sous chef at Nue, you can hire Howell

at 253Degrees.com for a customized restaurant

experience in your own home. Enjoy a four-course

plated fine dining-style meal that is personalized

to the client’s preference. Throughout the year,

Chef Reginald holds popups at local restaurants.

He is strongly influenced by Creole and Caribbean

cuisine.

Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, from

an early age, Reginald honed his skills in his

grandmother’s kitchen. He learned farm-to-table—

not in a high-end restaurant—but from using

the ingredients fresh from the family’s garden. In

college, he found he had a true passion for the

culinary arts and decided to make that his career.

Although restaurant work does not leave lots of time

for volunteer work, he supports local nonprofits—

especially those with youth sports. He feels playing

sports, such as with the Boys and Girls Club, helps

provide school and college opportunities. Currently

“Hard Work Beats Talent” run by Zachary Carter

Jr., and “Warrior Academy”—a youth and family

focused athletic training program—run by his

fraternity brother Diandre Campbell, a former

University of Washington WR and a former NFL

receiver, are two of his favorites.

Q. Can you share with our readers the influence

your grandmother had on your cooking?

A. I was raised by both my Great Grandmother

Grace Garrett and Grandmother Mirlean

Leenheer. Being the youngest of three brothers,

I was able to stay home and spend most of my

days with them both. It allowed me to shadow my

grandmother in the kitchen and learn the recipes

that she was once taught. Almost every day we

were slacking whole chickens and frying them

or making dinner rolls. We would spend some

of the days working in the yard and tending to

all the flowers and small veggies that we had.

From learning to break down whole chickens

and learning to nurture things became routine.

My grandmothers were everything to me; they

taught me how to take care of myself and others

around me.

Q. What Pacific Northwest ingredients inspire

your culinary creativity?

A. From the (Puget) Sound of the PNW, I’m

influenced by the fresh salmon, crab and oysters;

from the slopes, I’m influenced by the abundance

of mushrooms that we get from morels to

chanterelles. Cooking with rainier cherries and

the wide variety of apples from the surrounding

areas, it’s hard not to be inspired by the fresh

produce. My favorite vendor would be Adams

Mushrooms in the Tacoma/Puyallup area. They

always have seasonal fungi and can be found at

the local farmers markets.

Q. What is the weirdest thing you ever cooked?

Was it good?

A. The weirdest and most interesting thing that I

ever cooked was beef liver. This was for a chopped

competition at the Taste of Tacoma in 2019. It

was one of the many mystery basket ingredients.

Along with it I had rhubarb and lentils. It was a

weird combo, but I chose to go Moroccan and

make a nice “steak’’ salad. I thought it came out

well having not cooked with beef liver before, and

I won the round, so it’s safe to say that it was good.

Q. You won the Chefs Roll Plate Champion

2019 competition. What is the pressure like

in these competitions? How do you keep

your cool?

A. Being an ex-college athlete, I welcomed the

competition. Having played competitive sports

my whole life, I felt that this moment was years

in the making. The pressure is high, of course.

Being judged on your food is never easy, but it’s a

matter of trusting your skill and taste, and giving

it your all. I’m able to keep my cool by just having

fun and doing what I know best—and that’s

cooking a damn good meal. Being in a nationally

recognized competition did feel a little different

at first, but once the first course went out, I knew

I belonged and knew I was coming home with

the title.

Q. What role did your fraternity Kappa Alpha

Psi Fraternity Inc. play in your college days?

Did you ever cook for your brothers?

A. My fraternity has offered brotherhood and

family, and the constant support that I need. When

I didn’t have a route, they helped me pave a way.

When I needed to work on dishes, they would be

there to try my food and offer me fellowship. The

times when I didn’t have a kitchen, they would let

me use theirs. When I thought I had no one in

my corner, these brothers showed up every single

time. My chapter at the University of Washington

Seattle, Gamma Eta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi

Fraternity Inc. was always there for me.

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Arts

CHUSEOK, THE KOREAN HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL

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It’s one of the most revered and celebrated events in the Korean

culture—Chuseok, the Korean Harvest Moon Festival. And this

year, Asia Pacific Cultural Center is doubling up the celebration

with two festivals on consecutive weekends: September 18 in Gig

Harbor and September 25 in Tacoma.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center will present the festivals from 11am

to 4pm at Skansie Brothers Park and Netshed in Gig Harbor,

and 11am to 5pm at APCC’s building on South Tacoma Way on

each of the two Saturdays. Korean Harvest Moon festivals are a

special tradition celebrated worldwide, and each event will feature

various Korean dance teams, Korean music and food, plus special

presentations revolving around Korean culture.

The inaugural Chuseok Festival in Gig Harbor will host special

guests Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland and Congressman

Derek Kilmer, Korea Vice Counsel plus Gig Harbor Mayor

Kit Kuhn.

According to a local planner of the event, Eunice Kim Setiawan,

“This festival came about the way so many things do. People gather

and talk.” Through her Gig Harbor-Port Orchard AAPI Facebook

Group she started this year, Setiawan knows the number of AAPI

community members in the area has grown. She felt strongly they

would embrace an event celebrating Korean culture. If response to

planning is any indication, then she was right.

Gig Harbor’s event will be held outdoors in a park, giving the event

a small-town welcoming feel. Working to be more inclusive by

hosting more diverse events, the City of Gig Harbor looks forward

to celebrating the Korean community by hosting the inaugural

Chuseok Festival. When Gig Harbor Mayor Kuhn was presented

with the idea of a Chuseok Festival in Gig Harbor, he enthusiastically

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supported the endeavor. “I knew right away it was something our community would respond well to.

We’re all craving fun, new experiences where we can learn and grow,” he said.

Planning and implementation of the event has brought together city members, local police chiefs,

business leaders, friends, and even adoptees of Korean heritage. According to Setiawan, “It’s going

to be nice to host a positive community event that celebrates our resiliency after such a hard

pandemic year.”

Following the Gig Harbor event, the Fifth Annual Chuseok Festival in Tacoma will be held at Asia

Pacific Cultural Center’s building. After last year’s virtual presentations, the Tacoma organizer, Patsy

Surh O’Connell, is looking forward to a day-long live event at the center. “We love celebrating the

biggest, brightest full moon with this festival,” said O’Connell.

“In the Korean culture, this festival is an opportunity to travel to burial sites and to give respect

to our ancestors,” she added. It’s why at every past festival, O’Connell has included an Ancestral

Respect Table to pay tribute to parents, elders and colleagues who have passed away.

A variety of performers, vendors and dignitaries will be featured at the Tacoma event on September

25, including Mayor Victoria Woodard, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier, and Cultural

Consul from Korean Consulate Junsik Kim. Performers will include the Mun Dance Team, Koreana

Angels, and UW student-led K-POP group The Kompany. Musical performances will showcase the

talents of local youth Alyssa Costa and Blake Nelson. The Tacoma event will host modern dance teams

Miyoung Seul Margolis Dance Collective and the Cho Ki Seung Tae Kwon Do team. The Tacoma

event will conclude with a drum performance from Thunder and Wind, including a traditional Chu

Seok dance from Gang Gang Suele, where all participants will be encouraged to join in.

The 2021 Chuseok Festivals can be accessed virtually through the APCC Facebook Page at Facebook.

com/AsiaPacificCulturalCenter.

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Health

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SKIN CARE

Tips and tricks to clear skin

BY BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN

School is back in session, and whether you are a student

yourself or know a student, most of us can relate to the

struggle with acne and breakouts. Prevention is key when it

comes to a clear complexion, and below we share some tips and tricks to

help students feel confident in the classroom.

When should I wash my face?

You should cleanse first thing in the morning and before bed. During

the night, your cells are turning over, and your body is producing oil, so

starting the day with a fresh, clean face can help to keep breakouts at bay.

Cleansing again before bed helps to remove pollutants, product buildup

from sunscreen or makeup, and preps your skin to rejuvenate while you

sleep. Additionally, be sure to wash right after you break a sweat to keep

pores clean.

Wash your pillowcase.

Keeping a clean pillowcase on your pillow can help decrease the number

of bacteria and hair products that your face is exposed to, which leads to

clogged pores, blackheads and breakouts. Stock up on pillowcases and on

laundry day, when making your bed, apply three to four pillowcases to

your pillow all at once. Every night either flip your pillow to the clean side

or remove the outermost layer to reveal a fresh pillowcase. Voila! A fresh

spot for your head to land every night.

you do, do not use the same towel that you wrapped your hair in and

dried off your entire body with! It is loaded with soap residue and dead

skin cells. You do not want to rub that on your face.

Give it a wipe.

Your cell phone is a petri dish of germs, and pressing your cell phone to

your cheek is a recipe for breakouts. Use a disinfecting wipe daily to clean

your phone, and avoid allowing your cell phone to contact your skin.

Do not pick!

When a blemish (or 10) shows up, avoid the urge to pick at it. Doing

so can spread the bacteria under the skin and on the surface, leading to

additional blemishes and prolonged healing time. Continue to cleanse

and leave the blemish alone to allow it to heal.

When prevention is not working ...

If you have tried all the tips and tricks to prevent breakouts but they are

still happening, consult with a skin-care expert to determine what skincare

products are best for your skin type and concerns. Using the right

products with the correct active ingredients to address your individual

concerns is essential. They may refer you to a dermatologist or medical

provider for additional intervention or prescription-strength medication.

Keep it fresh.

Use a fresh washcloth to pat dry your face after washing, and whatever

Using the right products with the correct active ingredients

to address your individual concerns is essential.

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Health

HOW TO FUEL YOUR WORKOUTS

For ultimate results, be intentional about your nutrition

BY MISSI BALISON

You work hard—and fueling your body the right way will make sure

you maximize all of that work to get the best possible results.

Pre-Workout

You will want to eat two to three hours before your workout. If you get

up early in the morning to work out, be sure to eat a small snack 45

to 60 minutes before your workout. The shorter the window of time

before your workout, the smaller your meal should be to avoid upsetting

your stomach.

Liquid foods (like a shake or smoothie) have a faster transit time through

your stomach, so they can be a good choice.

What about fasted workouts first thing in the morning? Some studies

show you can burn more fat if you work out on an empty stomach, but

if your goal is to either add muscle or train for peak performance, eating

ahead of time can help you get the most out of your workout. I prefer to

suggest fasted workouts for low-intensity exercise such as walking.

What to Eat

You will want to consume a balanced meal or snack with carbs, protein

and a small amount of fat:

Carbs - When you do shorter or more intense workouts, the carbohydrates

stored in your body is usually enough to fuel your workouts. But if

you’re doing long or low- to moderate-intensity workouts, your stored

carbohydrates can run out.

Protein - Studies show that eating protein before a workout can boost

your performance, muscle growth, recovery and strength.

Fat - Fat is your body’s preferred source of fuel for long and/or low- to

moderate-intensity exercise. Go light on the fat pre workout as it can give

you a stomach ache since it takes longer to digest.

Pre-Workout Meal/Snack Ideas:

• ½ banana + ½ cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt

• 1 apple (or a handful of grapes) + 1 hard-boiled egg

• Protein shake with almond milk, ½ cup berries, ½ scoop protein powder

• Handful of raisins and nuts (2 parts raisins to 1 part nuts)

• Oatmeal with almond milk and fruit

• Hard-boiled egg and a small piece of fruit

Post Workout

What you eat after your workouts matters because your muscles can run

low on glycogen (fuel) and need to be refueled. Plus, some of the proteins

in your muscles can get damaged or broken down, and your food choices

can help speed up both the refueling and repair processes.

Eating the right combo of protein and carbs can help to reduce the

breakdown of muscle proteins; increase growth of muscle proteins;

restore glycogen (fuel) to your muscles; and improve your recovery.

How much of each (especially carbs) you need depends on what kind of

workout you did. Some studies have shown that eating 20 to 40 grams

of protein after your workout helps you recover faster (more if you’re

bigger, less if you’re smaller). From there, you can figure out how many

carbs to add—usually between two to three times as many grams of carbs

as protein.

If you did an endurance-oriented workout (like cycling, running or a

cardio class), your muscles might be more depleted of their fuel than

if you were lifting weights; that means eating on the higher side of the

carb ratio.

Post Workout Meal/Snack Ideas:

• Oatmeal with 1 scoop protein powder + ½ banana

• Cottage cheese with fruit

• Protein shake with berries or banana

• Chicken or salmon with sweet potato

• Whole grain toast with almond butter

Please note that timing matters. For ultimate benefit, eat within 45

minutes of your workout. If that’s not possible, eat within two hours.

Missi Balison is a personal trainer, exercise physiologist and Certified

Precision Nutrition coach.

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TREAT YOURSELF

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BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

Pursuing any new business venture can be an exciting—yet

stressful—time. And for Dung Tran, owner and chef de cuisine of

Saigon House Vietnamese Cuisine in Tacoma, opening a restaurant

in the midst of a pandemic was no easy task.

In business for a little more than a year now, having opened the doors to the

restaurant in July of 2020, Dung and his staff struggled to stay afloat. After

just three months in business, they were forced to close the restaurant and

only offer takeout. “At one point, we really thought we would have to close

our door for good because we did not know how we were going to pay our

employees and the overhead,” he reflects.

Dung’s family migrated to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1993. His father served

in the U.S Army in the Vietnam War, taken as a prisoner of war and later

released and returned to the United States to be with his unit and his

family. Growing up in Tacoma, Dung has never left, with the exception

of taking small jobs here and there, and working in Alaska on a seafood

deck. “I consider Tacoma to be my hometown, and I could never see

myself elsewhere.”

While growing up, Dung found himself cooking for the household, taking

joy in watching his siblings eat and seeing their reactions. Dung’s love of

cooking was inspired by all of his siblings, especially his sister, Uyen Thi.

“She is my biggest inspiration and has always encouraged me to become a

chef,” he smiles. “She taught me so much about cooking and helped me gain

the confidence to open my first ever pho restaurant in Silverdale, and now

Saigon House in Tacoma. (You can find Uyen online on YouTube, where she

has her own cooking channel—UyenThyOfficial.)

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At Saigon House, patrons will be treated to

a Vietnamese/Thai-fusion cuisine. Chef Joi,

who hails from Thailand and is an expert in

Thai cuisine, brings with him many years

of experience, having worked in 5-star

restaurants throughout Thailand and winning

various awards for his craft. Paired with Chef

Dung’s passion and talent for Vietnamese

cuisine, guests are in for an experience like no

other in the area.

“Saigon House is a house of many cuisines,”

affirms Dung. “We want our guests to

experience the true authentic Thai and

Vietnamese food that only Saigon House will

offer. We are proud to have a real chef who can

cook real authentic food. This makes us stand

out from the bunch.”

The full-service restaurant also offers a full

bar headed by their experienced bartender,

who brings with him his extensive knowledge

of drinks. There are two happy hours offered

daily, from 4 to 6pm and again from 9pm to

close. Lunch is offered at a discounted price (10

percent off) for military and first responders.

Dung and his family give back to the

community the best way they know how—

through their love of food. They have donated

lunches to the community hospital to support

first responders; partnered with Asia Pacific

Cultural Center during Asian Heritage Month;

donated time and food to serve our military

at Fort Lewis Base. “We are always in support

of our troops because my father served in the

military, and we want to honor and support

them in any way we can,” Dung affirms.

When it comes to what Chef Dung finds most

rewarding about his life’s passion, it’s hearing

his guests share the love of the food. “It makes

me so happy to know what they have to say

about my cooking. The feeling this gives me is

what inspires me to continue doing what I do.

Seeing our guests leaving the restaurant happy

and satisfied is the biggest reward that I could

ever ask for as a chef/owner.”

He is grateful to his family and friends, who

have been there through thick and thin:

“Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.

They support me financially and emotionally

through this journey,” Dung attests. “And to

the community, please continue to support

your local businesses and give them a try—we

promise to give our best service in return for

your support to the community.”

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Chef Dung and his team invite you to dine in

(reservations can be made by phone or online)

or take out, and experience the irresistible

cuisine of Vietnam and Thailand at Saigon

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Feature

PICKLEBALL GROWS IN

POPULARITY

FIND OUT THE HISTORY OF OUR

NATION’S FASTEST GROWING SPORT

BY RACHEL KELLY

no mystery why pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation.

The people are welcoming, the game is fun to play, and it’s suitable for

“It’s

all ages and ability levels,” says 5.0+ pro-rated pickleball player Bryce

Ogren. It may be no mystery as to why pickleball has exploded across the

nation, but most people don’t know that pickleball was invented here in the

state of Washington on Bainbridge Island by a local family.

The official story is that Joel Pritchard, William Bell and Barney McCallum

invented pickleball in 1965. If put simply, they developed the game over time

for their families’ entertainment. Joel Pritchard and his wife had an especially

invested interest. However, it also sounds like their children may have had

as much a hand in its invention as the adults. The unofficial story goes that

while the adults conversed, the kids were handed a wiffle ball and told to

have fun outside. The kids didn’t come back, and the adults heard their kids

actually having a blast outside on the badminton court. So, they joined in, and

developed the game from there.

There’s also a version of the story where the adults came home from golf to

find their kids restless and bored, so they set out to invent a game that would

entertain them throughout the summer. That may be true of course; the game

most likely did entertain the kids (and the whole family) throughout the

summer. The game was so successful in entertaining the three families, that

it soon spread to everyone they knew. Eventually the net was lowered, the

rackets exchanged for paddles, and the rules developed to be close to what they

are today.

At first, in the ‘60s, pickleball was generally only played by the families who had

developed the game. Very soon after though, this was not the case. Their friends

joined in, their friend’s friends joined in. Then the city. Then the state. It was so

fun that it soon spread far and wide. It only took a few years, but the Pritchard

family knew they were on to something. It was then that they and their friends

formed Pickleball Inc. In the 1970s, newspapers got wind of its growth and

spread the word of the new sport. Since the game can be played on virtually

any hard surface, the materials are inexpensive, and the rules simple, it is easy

to pick up. So once the word spread, so did the curiosity. Players everywhere

were joining in, at first just to satisfy their curiosity and then because they were

having fun.

By 1984, interest had progressed so much that the USA Pickleball Association

(USAPA) was established. It was during this time that an official rule book

was developed and circulated. In 2008, pickleball was adopted into the Senior

Games, which are played nationally. In 2009, the USAPA held the National

Pickleball Tournament with 400 registrants. By 2017, that same tournament

registered 1,300 players. Today, pickleball has a pro rating system and

various leagues.

The paddle of the game went through a similar evolution. Originally, the

Pritchard family was using ping pong paddles. Using a jigsaw, they made

bigger paddles. These new paddles were easier to hit the wiffle with. They also

reinforced the handle, making it easier to grip. Eventually, the paddles were

incorporated with a honeycomb construction, making the paddle lighter. As

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the game progressed in popularity through the

‘70s and ‘80s, fiberglass and Nomex honeycomb

paddles were popular. Today, wood and honeycomb

materials are still used to make paddles. But other

materials, such as Polymer composite and graphite,

are also popular.

The name is a bit odd though: Why pickleball?

While a good crisp pickle does sound good right

now, there are no pickles required in the playing.

There’s a rumor that’s gone around (possibly started

by some far away journalist …) that the game was

named after the family dog: Pickles. Apparently

Pickles liked to pick up the ball when it was dead

at the net, no doubt from a desire to be involved.

While this version is cute and funny, it’s not the real

story. Pickles the dog was named after the game, not

the other way around.

The real, albeit less fun, story has to do with Joan

Pritchard, who had some experience with rowing.

There’s a term in crew called a “pickle boat.” It’s

usually the slowest boat in the race because it’s

derived from rowers leftover from all the other

teams. Just as a pickle boat picks and chooses from

various teams and goes a bit slower, so pickleball

picks and chooses its rules from various sports.

The result is a game that’s a little slower—but just as

much fun. Regardless of the origin, the game needed

a zany name. And pickleball stuck. And really, if you

think about it, what about all these other racquet

sports and their names? Tennis? What does that

even mean?

Perhaps the reason why pickleball is so accessible is

because it’s a family game developed by a family. If

the whole family is going to play, it not only has to

be fun and engaging, but adaptive. Surprisingly the

game is not reserved for just families, as it can be

quite the workout. Because the game was created to

be adaptive and fun, it’s also challenging and very

competitive at certain levels. So much so that there

are tournaments and pro leagues across the nation.

By 1984, interest had

progressed so much that the

USA Pickleball Association

(USAPA) was established.

It was during this time that

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“It’s a common misconception that pickleball

is very slow and only for the older crowd,”

says Ogren, an elite gold medal 5.0 pickleball

pro in both singles and doubles. “When

played at the higher skill levels, it requires

great overall athleticism, quickness, agility,

hand-eye coordination, quick reflexes and

sound decision making.” Pickleball is making

money, winning sponsorships (Selkirk being

one of the largest) and creating a name for

itself. Because the game can be both played

slowly and quickly, most P.E. classes have even

picked up the sport. All skill levels, even prolevel

players, are able to develop their skill and

participate. Regardless, that’s quite the growth

in a relatively short amount of time. Perhaps

pickleball is fated for the Olympics one of these

days? Who knows?

Pickleball is a racquet (or paddle) sport derived

from rules from other netted sports, but what

is pickleball? It’s kind of like tennis. Maybe

like badminton. All the best things about

racquet and net sports and none of the bad

were adopted and adapted to the game. The

result is just plain fun. The server starts the

game and serves the wiffle ball, underhand,

over the net and diagonally across the court.

Like tennis, it must land within the acceptable

perimeter so that the receiver has a chance to

get it. They then return the wiffle, underhand,

and the opposing side volleys back and forth.

However, upon the serve, the receiver must

allow the ball to bounce before returning. The

ball must bounce at least once on each side of

the court before it is allowed to be returned

without bouncing. This prevents players from

rushing the net too soon, which eliminates the

server advantage. This results in a longer play

time. Once a side makes a fault, and misses

the wiffle, then that side loses that point and

passes the wiffle ball to the opposing team

to serve.

Points can only be made on a serve, for which

there is only one qualifying try. If there are two

team members, if the first server serves a faulty

serve, they pass the wiffle to their teammate,

who also has a chance to make a qualifying

serve. If both serves are at fault, the wiffle ball

passes to the opposing team. At no point in the

game is a player allowed to hit the wiffle above

waist level, or with the paddle at an upward

angle. It must be hit underhand and below the

waist. Which means that the ball can be tipped

just over the net, but not slammed downward.

These rules allow for a longer playing time,

meaning that it’s more fun. Especially if

your skills are moderate. The competition

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a player can still participate and have fun. Even though they

might be losing, or their skill isn’t “up to par.”

“Pickleball is easier to learn and play than tennis. It allows a

complete beginner to learn the basics and feel successful early

on. That’s one of the reasons why people keep coming back for

more,” says Ogren. The game is a win-win! As players progress,

they are met with higher and higher rewards, and even at lower

levels, players are successful. Perhaps this explains why the

game is most often played in teams of two per team, rather than

singles. It’s naturally a fun group game.

Today, the game is still evolving to allow for increased access,

and to eliminate needless rules that get in the way of playing

longer. Anything that gets in the way of the fun is out! This

means that the rules are sometimes adjusted. For example,

pickleball now allows balls that have tipped the net during a

serve to still be playable. In tennis this is called a “let” and is not

allowed on a serve, even if the tennis ball lands in the acceptable

space after tipping. “Lets” are allowed in the game play, but not

for serves. Pickleball allows the ball to tip the net at any time,

which, if you’ve ever delivered a stellar serve during tennis only

to have it be “let,” this is quite a relief.

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Pickleball also just recently started allowing the server to drop the ball, bouncing it on the ground, before serving it. As

long as the rules for serves and paddle height are not broken, then the serve is acceptable for play. The ability to throw the

ball in the air, and then get it over the net, is often the result of established muscle memory. While throwing the ball in

the air usually means a quicker serve, there is no reason for requiring that type of serve from the beginning. This is just

one of those rules that allows entrance for all skill levels, as the serve is often the most difficult part of a net and racquet

sport to master.

As stated above, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States. But Canada also seems to be picking up the

sport. Just as we have pickleball venues in every state, Canada has venues in every province. The game is fun, simple,

accessible and competitive. All the good and none of the bad, perfect for families and great for pro players. Rules are

changing to allow for more access, and as it continues to spread those rules will continue to be relatively flexible. When it

comes to fun, there’s really no hindrance!

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STATE FAIR WELCOMES BACK VISITORS

By Colin Anderson

Washington’s largest gathering is back as the State Fair and

Rodeo is ready to rock throughout the month of September.

Fire up the deep fryers and grills, and prepare for the sights

and smells that only the fair can deliver. With an incredible live music

lineup, several new attractions, and the traditional favorites, it’s a place

where everyone will find fun and plenty of memories.

The State Fair and Rodeo kicks off on Friday, September 3, and runs

through Sunday, September 26. The opening weekend begins with a

bang as The Steve Miller Band opens up the fair Friday night, followed

by megastar Carrie Underwood on Saturday and ‘90’s icons Salt N Pepa,

Tag Team, and local favorite Sir Mix-a-Lot rounding out the opening

weekend performances on Sunday. Other acts throughout the month

include 38 Special, Sublime with Rome, Ice Cube, Styx & REO Speed

Wagon, Macklemore, and Darius Rucker.

The exhibits are always a fan favorite, and new this year is the Hall

of Heroes. This exhibit is all about superhero lore and features many

interactive pieces. You’ll find a replica of the original batmobile and bat

cave, as well as other rare memorabilia and photo opportunities for the

kids. The little ones can also learn what it’s like to be a farmer for a day at

The Farm at SillyVille. Here they observe cows being milked, learn how

grain is harvested, pick live fruits and vegetables, gather chicken eggs,

and plant seeds for the future.

The ever-popular rodeo takes place September 9 through 12, with 24

competitors in each event vying to win it all. You’ll see bull riding,

bareback riding, barrel racing and several roping events. Each night

you can hop onto the rodeo grounds for the nightly Dancin’ in the

Dirt concerts.

As always, a huge array of food and beverage vendors will be on hand

to satisfy your hunger and thirst. To purchase tickets in advance,

and for current health and safety regulations regarding the fair,

visit TheFair.com.

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CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Looking for a free family friendly event? Then head to the Sprinkler

Recreation Center (14824 C Street South) in Tacoma on Saturday, September

18, for a Classic Car Show. Car and truck enthusiasts will be able to stroll

through the aisles of vintage vehicles, meet the owners, visit vendors and

enjoy the park. Be sure to vote for your favorite to help determine this

year’s People’s Choice award winner. Proceeds will benefit Pierce County

Parks youth programs. The festivities take place 8am to 3pm. To find out

more, contact Recreation Coordinator Sangkros Lok at 253.798.4014 or

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Sample craft cider, mead, spirits and more from Northwest makers,

enjoy delicious bites from popular area food trucks, enjoy live music

throughout the day, as well as games at the Corbhole Pit and Giant Jenga,

at this year’s Cider Swig. Held September 25 from 11:30am to 5:30pm at

the AMC Field in Tacoma, tickets include five pours, a commemorative

9-ounce glass, access to all ive music and entertainment, food, vendors

and other festival fun. Must be 21 years or older to attend; ID is required.

Proceeds from the event support the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation and

its environmental education, restoration and conservation efforts across

our greater peninsulas. For more information, call 253.514.6338, email

ciderswig@gigharbofoundation.org or visit CiderSwig.org.

CHUSEOK KOREAN HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL

APCC’s Chuseok Harvest Moon Festival will be held on September 25 at

Asia Pacific Cultural Center. With entertainment and excitement ensuing

from 11am to 5pm, APCC’s Korean Harvest Moon festival will honor

this special tradition that is celebrated worldwide. The event, which will

be held in person as well as virtually, will feature various Korean dance

teams, Korean music and food, local vendors, plus special presentations

revolving around Korean culture. APCC’s 2021 Chuseok Festival can be

accessed virtually through the APCC Facebook Page at Facebook.com/

AsiaPacificCulturalCenter. The event is free for the entire family. For

additional details, visit APCC96.org.

* Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place

as planned. Due to the continuing pandemic, there is the possibility that event

schedules may change or events canceled completely. Be sure to visit event

websites to stay up to date with current information.

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ZUCCHINI BANANA

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Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel-Cook, NTP, NHC

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups grated zucchini

2 1/2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup sweetener (I use Lakanto brand golden sweetener)

1/3 cup unflavored whey protein powder

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

3 eggs beaten

1/3 cup sour cream

1/4 cup butter melted

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 overripe banana, mashed

1/2 cup walnut halves

METHOD:

• Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper.

• Wrap the grated zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as

you can. Discard liquid and set zucchini aside.

• In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, sweetener, protein powder,

baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir with a fork.

• In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: eggs, sour cream, butter and vanilla.

Stir in mashed banana.

• Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in zucchini

and walnuts.

• Pour batter into a parchment-lined loaf pan and bake in a 325˚F oven for 60 minutes or

until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before serving. Slice into 12 slices.

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A PERFECT FALL GETAWAY

EXPLORE CENTRAL OREGON FROM THE

LUXURIOUS BRASADA RANCH

BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

Central Oregon is one of the top destinations in the United States for outdoor adventures. In early fall, you can

still enjoy water activities, hiking, golf and cycling as the weather begins to cool down a bit. There is plenty to

do exploring the cities in the area. Bend is larger with plenty of restaurants, craft breweries and lots of tax-free

shopping. The charming small towns of Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Prineville, Madras and Warm Springs have a

historic vibe with local shopping and restaurants. Whether you want to be super active or chill on the back porch of

your cabin, there is something for everyone in Central Oregon.

Where to Stay

The luxurious Brasada Ranch is a destination resort situated on 1,800 acres of high desert on the scenic Powell

Buttes in Central Oregon. This stunning location has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and high

desert. Its location, about 20 minutes from Bend, makes it a perfect base to explore the area. Much of the property is

left in a natural state, and its isolated location adds to the sense of peace and quiet. Accommodations vary from the

adult-only Ranch House suites to the rustic luxury of the one- to four-bedroom Sage Canyon Cabins. They are fully

equipped with everything you need for your stay.

On the resort you will find a world-class golf course and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. They even have Peloton

bikes. The ponds below the Trestle Bridge are stocked with fish, and spin rods are available for rent. The heated pools

and spas are just stunning, with the Cascade Pool designated for adults only. Children will love the waterslide. Plan

to take a hike on the resort to Spirit Rock to watch the sunset. It has stunning 360-degree views of the resort and

the surrounding area. On site is a Brasada Adventures Concierge, which can help you plan activities both on and

off the resort.

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Insider Tip: Book a cabin with an outdoor hot tub. The lighting at the resort is

designed to not interfere with the dark skies. The cabins are laid out in a way

that feels very private. During my stay we used the hot tub every night and

enjoyed stargazing in the pitch, dark night skies. Truly an amazing experience.

Where to Eat

With a fully equipped kitchen, you will want to cook a meal or two at your

cabin. The resort offers their famous Ranch Platters, which you can order by

11am for the next day. There are a variety of entrée options, and it includes all

the ingredients and detailed instructions to prepare the meals. It comes with

three sides, and you can even order wine to pair with your meal. The resort has

two restaurants, as well as dining events, so make sure to check the website for

some culinary opportunities.

If you are going to go out to dine, you need to head to Bend. There are a crazy

number of award-winning chefs, and the dining scene is a foodie’s Mecca.

According to “The Huffington Post,” Bend was named one of the top cities with

the most eateries per capita. The choices can be overwhelming. You can go

trendy, but the Pine Tavern, a local favorite, has been around since 1936. This

darling restaurant actually has two Ponderosa pine trees growing in the dining

room. Dine indoors or, if the weather is nice, outdoors overlooking Mirror

Pond. The menu is simple and hearty. If you’re lucky, there will be prime rib

available as a special.

What to Do

Before venturing off the ranch, take advantage of all the activities. A great

fall activity is horseback riding. Brasada Trails offers trail rides on Mustangs,

Draft-Cross and Western Pleasure horses. There are more than 900 acres of

high desert to explore on horseback. An experienced guide will pair you up

with a horse based on your ability. In addition to the trail rides, there are other

experiences available throughout the year.

Insider Tip: Carrots are available at the General Store to grab to feed the horses.

Smith Rock State Park is the crown jewel of Central Oregon and, if you do

nothing else, is one activity not to miss. It rivals the Grand Canyon and Yosemite

National Parks for stunning scenery. Plan to get here much earlier than you

think you need to because it is extremely popular. The park is open dawn to

dusk for day use. Bring plenty of water and plan to do some hiking. Trails range

from easy strolls along the rim overlooking Smith Rock to epic elevation climbs

for magnificent views. Be aware that, although there is an easy trail down in the

canyon, you will have a steep climb back up at the end, so plan for it. In addition

to the great hiking, the area is popular for rock climbing. It is so amazing seeing

all the people scrambling up the sides of Smith Rock.

The High Desert Museum is such an eclectic destination. You will find not only

art and history but also wildlife. The museum architecture blends well with

the natural setting, and there are indoor galleries as well as outdoor spaces to

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explore on the 135-acre campus. There are such a variety of exhibits. Indoors you can learn about the history of

the Plateau Indian Nations as well as early settlers. Animal exhibits include the Desertarium and the resident

porcupines. Once you head outside, the trail will take you to a range of exhibits to include the Miller Family

Ranch, which often has living history presentations. The Sawmill is fascinating as well as the exhibit on the

effects of wildfires on the forest. The otters frolicking in their enclosure are always a hit.

Insider Tip: Silver Sage Trading is the museum’s gift shop and has such a great variety; a perfect place to purchase

souvenirs from your trip, and it helps support the High Desert Museum.

There are so many cute small towns just a short drive from the Brasada Ranch. A must see is Sisters, a Westernthemed

town that is filled with culture. There are more than 14 art galleries nestled among the Western-themed

buildings in the Hood Avenue Art District. There is a good local music scene with the Sisters Folk Festival in

early October. Shop the galleries and boutiques, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Central Oregon is known for its outdoor recreation, but there is so much more. It is the perfect destination for

a fall getaway. There is something about visiting a destination resort that is so relaxing and helps you to slow

down a bit.

Insider Tip: If you don’t feel like driving, you can catch an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle or Spokane to the

Redmond Municipal Airport – Roberts Field.

The Specifics

Information

VisitCentralOregon.com

Where to Stay

The Brasada Ranch - Brasada.com

Where to Eat

Visit Bend - VisitBend.com/food-drink/restaurants

The Pine Tavern - PineTavern.com

What to Do

Smith Rock State Park - SmithRock.com

High Desert Museum - HighDesertMuseum.org

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