My guest this week is food expert Mareya Ibrahim of to talk about her Top Eight Food Trends for 2018.

When food expert, Mareya Ibrahim, started in the food industry 26 years ago, she could never have imagined the number of options that would one day be available.  These days, you get to choose from over 35,000 products and navigate a sea of new food terminology and complicated “labelese” vast enough to make your eyes glaze over like Cronuts (wait, that trend was, like, so 5 years ago).  With all of these products that claim to be good for you, plus the growing amount of food documentaries jockeying for your attention, it’s hard to know what to eat anymore, for fork’s sake!

For six years, Mareya have accurately predicted the Top Eight Healthy Food and Beverage Trends, and once again I’m here to help you break through the “bull” like a master butcher. In 2018, she’s returning to food basics, going in deep with collagen and rediscovering the cherry – it’s not just for pie anymore.  This year, trust your gut and you’ll soon be navigating the aisles like a pro.  Here’s the topics we will be talking about

  1. Root To Table
  2. Good Gut Health
  3. Collagen Complex
  4. Boosted Baxics
  5. Alt Coffee
  6. Hot Sh*t
  7. Intro to the next super food – Tart Cherry
  8. Shishito Peppers

Mareya Ibrahim is also known as “The Fit Foodie,” a nationally recognized food safety and clean eating expert, an award-winning entrepreneur, television chef, author and inventor. She is the CEO and founder of Grow Green Industries, INC. and the patented co-creator of the eatCleaner®, eatSafe™ and eatFresh™ line of all natural and organic products that help offer cleaner, safer, longer lasting produce. Her book “The Clean Eating Handbook” was released in May 2013 and is being touted as the ‘go-to’ guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner. She is a contributor to “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life” by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman. She is a featured chef on the Emmy-nominated cooking show Recipe Rehab,, and is a frequent guest on San Diego 6 and Fox 5 San Diego News. Her back-page column, “The Fit Foodie”, appears in Edible Orange County Magazine.  Follow Mareya on Facebook & Twitter

Then Chef Eric Gephart – the Director of Culinary Inspiration for Kamado Joe Ceramic Grills joins us to tell you all about his “Dinner on the Grill + Wine Pairing” next Friday at All Things Barbecue.

Learn more and make a reservations NOW!

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2014 Finca La Luz “Callejon Del Crimen” Malbec Gran Reserva
Uco valley, Mendoza Argentina
The“Gran Reserva” line has won many awards and it is renowned worldwide. It is an outstanding “Smart Buy” year after year. The aromatic richness of this line perfectly matches the vanilla and chocolate from its 12-month ageing process in new French oak barriques. Deep red with violet hues, delicate aromas highlight ripe red fruits with hints of mint that are very harmonized with notes of vanilla and chocolate from oak. In the mouth, ripe plums stand out with very good acidity, hints of raisin and sweet tannins. Decanter 95/100  Learn more here

Grab a bottle at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road here in Wichita and Join me!

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