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VIDEO: Pesto … and Como Water turns 4!

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como water pestoToday is my blogiversary! Happy blogiversary to me!!!!

Yes, I cannot believe it, Como Water turns four today. It started out as a blog that only my sis and brother read, and it has blossomed into a small business, and I couldn’t be prouder! There’s been highs and lows. I’ve been super inspired and at other times pretty drained. But all in all, I am so glad that Como Water is still hanging in there and I can’t wait to see the next directions it’ll take in the future!

Interestingly, this is also my 400th post! Four years. Four hundred posts. Made me wonder about the symbolism of four. Read what I found below (after the video).

And speaking of today’s video! Nothing says summer like beautiful, fresh basil. And nothing says basil like pesto. Here’s my take on a dairy-free pesto (also featured in this post) that’s also economical (given that it incorporates cashews rather than the pricer pine nut). Check it out and enjoy the day!

Four Symbolism: The symbolic meaning of number Four deals with stability and invokes the grounded nature of all things. Consider the four seasons, four directions, four elements all these amazingly powerful essences wrapped up in the nice square package of Four. Fours represent solidity, calmness, and home. A recurrence of Four in your life may signify the need to get back to your roots, center yourself, or even “plant” yourself. Fours also indicate a need for persistence and endurance.

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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