Friday, September 12, 2014

Inspirational Woman Project with @BriSeeley

 
We met Bri Seeley via the power of #socialmedia & we are so impressed & motivated by her idea: The #InspirationalWomanProject. It all started with this article she wrote published by the The Huffington Post: What Does It Mean to Be a Woman?  which led to a 2nd article that went viral: What It Really Feels Like To Be A Childfree Woman:  Invigorated by the response she's gotten, she has embarked upon a journey The Inspirational Woman Project to interview 100 women on their perspectives & publish it: including some of our very own beloved #ChampagneSisters: Retro Rad Chef & Educator Emily Ellyn, Champagne Jewelry Designer & Charity Supporter Kiron Barui, Entrepreneur & Connector Mella Noir, Wine/Beer/Spirits Goddess Laurie Delk & Holocaust Survivor Lucy Deutsch. WE CAN HELP! Let's inspire Bri with our support! Donate & SHARE her project with the inspirational women in YOUR life:  LET'S DO THIS!!! *ROAR*
So inspiring is Bri's story, that our beloved Jill Hickey @NotSoSoccerMom rose to the challenge & we did a double feature podcast & called the entire day #InspirationalWomenWednesday!

 Jill & Bri on The Not SoSoccer Mom Show: 
*CLINK!* HERE* TO LISTEN!
Our *CLINK!, Chat & Catch Up* with Bri:
*CLINK HERE* TO LISTEN!

Bri & her project have gotten a ton of press, including this latest article excerpted below. NOTE: quote given to the reporter has been added in full. Links have also been added.

Last spring, Northfield native Bri Seeley was thrust into the national spotlight with her fashion designs showcased both at Phoenix Fashion Week and Los Angeles Style Fashion Week. In addition, her limited edition collection went live via the online retailer Zappos.

Now she is garnering more national attention, one interview at a time.
The Inspirational Woman Project, started by Seeley earlier in the summer, began as a website with portions of interviews she conducted with 100 different women from all different walks of life. Now, with her recently launched Kickstarter campaign, she is hoping to turn the project into a book.

Seeley first started gathering interviewees within her own personal network, but soon began reaching out via Twitter to make a connection. “I've actually made some phenomenal friendships and business connections along the way,” she said. “Each have such unique stories of how they have achieved their personal level of success and navigated through their pasts and cultural stereotypes to become the inspirational women they are.”
She asked each woman a series of 15 questions, splitting the answers between what would be saved for publication in the book and what would go onto the website (inspirationalwomanproject.squarespace.com). The site itself, Seeley said, “is more to get content out there and have people interacting with the book in order to encourage them to pre-order it.”
 Jill & Bri on The Not SoSoccer Mom Show: 
*CLINK!* HERE* TO LISTEN!
Our *CLINK!, Chat & Catch Up* with Bri:
*CLINK HERE* TO LISTEN!
 
It was through the power of social media that Seeley connected with Mella Noir, a writer, editor and Internet radio producer and host. Mella discovered Seeley’s recent popular contributions to the Huffington Post, and the two soon began a correspondence.

"I thought...I felt...nay, I KNEW it would be a good experience to be interviewed for Bri Seeley's idea The "Inspirational Woman Project".  

I met Bri via the power of social media, where her articles have gone viral, been translated into many languages and gotten a ton of press attention.  I liked her way of communicating, admired her style of writing, her honest and vulnerable approach to reveal her own inner thoughts and also her boldness in her chosen subjects. I promoted her stories to my collective audiences in various networks, they repeated them through theirs and on and on it went...and continues, with no sign of slowing down. 


Bri asked me to participate and what I thought would be a very easy Q & A turned out to be extremely thought provoking,” Mella recalled. “(Seeley) has taken what seems a simple question and stretched it out into an in-depth examination so varied, colorful, unique and multidimensional. When you read the interviews, it is truly a kaleidoscope of thoughts, ideas and communication − all of it profoundly different from woman to woman, yet with an undercurrent of similarity.

I am proud to have been able to participate in Bri's "Inspirational Woman Project", because she has inspired me! The definition of inspire is this: to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. I truly believe Bri is doing exactly that for all of us, and as her project, website and book race toward the inevitable tipping point, she will inspire so many, many more.  I am so very excited -- not only to watch it occur, but to actively participate in the push!" 


 Jill & Bri on The Not SoSoccer Mom Show: 
*CLINK!* HERE* TO LISTEN!
Our *CLINK!, Chat & Catch Up* with Bri:
*CLINK HERE* TO LISTEN!
Despite her time and energy being focused on this project right now, Seeley views this as an extension of her fashion brand, something that she hasn't abandoned completely. On Oct. 3, she will find herself back on the runway in Phoenix with her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, along with a limited edition "capsule collection" for the Spring/Summer of 2015, which will be made available exclusively in a Los Angeles boutique.

The Kickstarter campaign for the Inspirational Women Project book ends on Oct. 7, and depending on the level of money pledged, incentives include an 8 x 10 art print, a t-shirt with Bri's likeness screen printed onto it, signed copies of the book, or the chance to be interviewed for the book itself. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* w/ @NicoSantucci!

We are ELATED  to clink & chat with the restauranteur / designer / entrepreneur Nico Santucci!
All we can say is, if you can’t take the heat, you’d better stay out of his kitchens because restaurateur / designer / entrepreneur Nico Santucci is fanning the flames of success in more ways than one. On one front burner his popular Capo’s Restaurant & Speakeasy and the Parisian Palace, his palatial home and a hideaway for his numerous A-list celebrity friends as well as a sought after venue for parties and events, including those of a diplomatic nature. - See more at: http://caposafterdark.blogspot.com/p/nico-facts.html#sthash.gYnv752r.dpu
Wanna know a bit about him? You can *CLINK!* here to learn more about him....
or here
or...here...
or here, here and here!

The list of information, interviews & links could go on endlessly.  So, with that in mind, just meet him yourself & listen to our chat!

*CLINK HERE TO LISTEN!*

We chat about his passionate projects, latest media attention, upcoming Travel Channel feature "Man Finds Food" with Adam Richman...

we discuss his longtime successful restaurant The Original Capo's Restaurant & Speakeasy
which is being filmed on America's Got Talent TODAY...
the WW2 yacht (yep, that's right!) he is restoring & also ask the important question we KNOW you wanna know: Who graffiti-ed his whips?! (check his FB to see the ref...)



 Growing up with his family’s Italian restaurants in Chicago and inspired by the mobster era, Nico Santucci created Capo’s Restaurant in Las Vegas, a real “Speakeasy” featuring actual Al Capone’sFamily Secret sauces on their hand-made pastas. 
Capo’s has served over a million diners, no small feat for an independently owned restaurant, and is known for having THE best meatballs on Earth! (Anyone wanna challenge?!) He has been featured on many TV shows, including Food Network & Food Channel, numerous magazine publications & radio shows.
Nico is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Door Global, a real estate development and lifestyle company as well as Elite Management Services, which includes restaurant, nightlife, commercial food processing and real estate divisions. He is also a philanthropist, having raised funds for Safenest, a Las Vegas charity helping abused women and children. Currently Las Vegas’ “most eligible bachelor”, he lives with his l’il tiger A.K.A. Monster Serval (who FYI, was on the cover of Las Vegas Weekly)! 

The Original Capo's Restaurant & Speakeasy
Reso's: 702.364.2276
Capo's Twitter: www.twitter.com/CaposRestaurant
Nico's Twitter: www.twitter.com/NicoSantucci
FB: Capo's Restaurant
Blog: www.CaposAfterDark.blogspot.com
Sign Up for Email Updates: http://www.caposrestaurant.com/contactform/index.html
Capo's Site: www.CaposRestaurant.com
Nico's Site: www.BlackDoorGlobal.com

All we can say is, if you can’t take the heat, you’d better stay out of his kitchens because restaurateur / designer / entrepreneur Nico Santucci is fanning the flames of success in more ways than one. On one front burner his popular Capo’s Restaurant & Speakeasy and the Parisian Palace, his palatial home and a hideaway for his numerous A-list celebrity friends as well as a sought after venue for parties and events, including those of a diplomatic nature. - See more at: http://caposafterdark.blogspot.com/p/nico-facts.html#sthash.gYnv752r.dpuf

Thursday, June 12, 2014

You Keep Calm And I'll Drink Champagne

Really.  Enough said... *CLINK!*

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* w/ Chef Matt Janney @Saladshots!

 We are excited to clink & chat with Chef Matt Janney! Let's tell you a bit about him...
 A culinary adventure that began at age twelve when Matt told his parents he was going to become a Chef is still going strong today. 

From a humble start scrubbing pots and washing dishes, Matt was mesmerized with the restaurant culture. By age fifteen he was offered a position working with Master Chef Tell Earhart at the Chestnut Hill Hotel in Philadelphia. At seventeen, Matt was offered a cooks position working with Chef Christian Renault at La Petite Au Berge in Fredericksburg Virginia. With a strong foundation of Classical Cooking Techniques Matt headed to Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island to start adding structure to his “Tool Box”. Matt was selected by the Professors at Johnson & Wales University for the externship program at the top rated Empress Lilly River Boat in Lake Buena Vista at Disney World in Orlando Florida. Upon graduation from Johnson & Wales, Matt headed west for Denver where he got a job running the in house kitchen for Noble Sysco. Only a few months had passed when Matt received a call from an old friend who wanted him to move back East and take on a project to design, build, open, and run a new restaurant in Washington D.C.


The Inn at Glenn Echo opened on Memorial Day Weekend in 1985, and by the end of the second month it became very clear that the restaurant was a success. If the door was unlocked, the place was filled with familiar faces. Matt realized that what he loved most was the thrill and pressure of developing and opening new restaurant concepts.



Over the years Matt has expanded his business experience to Food Distribution and varying levels of restaurants ranging from Fine Dinning to Fast Casual. Every project is a Culinary Adventure, and every project fills that “Tool Box” with more knowledge and experience. Matt was offered a position as Food & Beverage Director for Pussers Rum Company on the Island of Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, running four restaurants with seven bars, and within thirty days he and his dog Sonny were on another adventure. Matt has even opened a Pizzeria in Paris France when he was the Director of Operations for Pizza Rustica working for Pino Piroso.
 


 Today, Matt’s philosophy toward food is “Simple, but Elegant”. Clean ingredients, pure flavors and smart planning all combined with great execution of techniques will yield amazing food! His latest passionate project is Saladshots, a healthy, natural, portable new salad dressing concept that he is the R & D chef of: formulating the ideas, flavors and recipes from concept to fruition. With Saladshots, the team is passionate about providing a tasty way to enjoy salads, fruits and veggies for kids, moms and parents on-the go!


*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* airs every Wednesday and features an interview with an inspirational person who is following their passion and dreams, and the story behind how they did it! *cork popping* Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Join Our #Moroccan Adventure at @BerbereWorld Imports!

*corks popping* We are ELATED to announce our Los Angeles @WearingMemories Launch event April 12th, 2014!!

Please join Suad & Zaid of Berbere World Imports & The Champagne Sisters 
Clink And Chat Social Media Management, D'Scoop's The Twenty Six Luxury Design Journal, Bubbly Talk Radio Network & featuring Moroccan WineCakeBuzz Liquor Cakes & Gaby's Mediterranean!

To attend, please RSVP to
*CLINK!* HERE for details!
 
*CLINK!* HERE for details!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Clink, Chat & Catch Up! w/ Karen Sands!

On today’s show, we are thrilled to have chance to talk with Karen Sands!!! Let's tell you a bit about her:

Karen, AKA The Everyday Futurist for the Ageless Generation is a Blogger, Journalist, Author, Coach, Mentor, Educator, Mother, Wife & so much more...


 *CLINK!* HERE to listen!
Karen is consistently sought after by individuals, partnerships, and firms, because of her extensive background with high-level executives and entrepreneurs, as well as in applying systems-thinking approaches,she’s mastered the complexities and unique challenges of planning for the future.

True greatness is forged through change. We are called to align our passion, vision, and intention with action that leads to measurable, profitable, breakthrough results.

As a Professional Futurist, ICF-Certified Master Coach & Mentor, and CCE-Board Certified Coach, Karen believes the world is enriched when each of us answers the call to greatness and awakens our visionary within. As an Everyday Futurist, she use scientific, strategic, and intuitive forecasting skills and tools to help you capitalize on tomorrow’s trends today to achieve personal, professional, and global transformation at every age and stage while monetizing a future that matters. Karen is reshaping futures that matter across generations & we can’t wait to hear more!


-> We talk about women, entrepreneurs, teaching, the "Wounded learner", untapping potential in people of all ages and sexes, and being a "Thought Leader".  She shares how the most important questions to others are:  What are the possibilities? What would you do differently then you did last time? What's your story now? We talk about transformation, change, disengagement, uncertainty and perspective. Karen is such an advocate for women in business, and entrepreneurs in particular!  She lights up the air with her advice, engagement, teaching, transformation.  You'll love her voice & the wonderful advice she has to give us! You MUST listen!
 
 *CLINK!* HERE to listen!

We got so into chatting, that we ran out of time, (which tells you this interview is a MUST-LISTEN!) So, here are some follow up questions that Karen has answered for us:

@ChampagneChat: Who inspires you?
@KarenSands: Marie Curie when I was a kid.
As an adult but most especially:
Marion Woodman, Jungian Author/teacher of women,
Peter Senge, Author/Change Agent,
Jim Collins, Good to Great
Bucky Fuller/futurist and extraordinary thinker

My dearest mentor, now deceased Dr.W.Edwards Deming, the Godfather of the Continuous Quality Improvement Movement
Peter Block on Leadership as Stewardship
Gloria Steinam,Hillary Clinton...
and all the women in my Visionaries Have Wrinkles book:)

@ChampagneChat: What is your mantro or motto?
@KarenSands: This is Temporary!
True Greatness is forged through change and crises!
All of my 52 Greatness Principles that I offer to all of you. More on these another time!:)

@ChampagneChat: What advice would you offer yourself when looking back to age 21?
@KarenSands: Believe in/follow what matters most!  Never lose sight of your own DNA encoded unique greatness...your reason for being here.  Always watch for messengers and right angle precessions. Speak the truth as fast as you can, even if not heard. Embrace change and crises. Always strive for your aspirational ageless future. Know its always okay to let go, and keep trusting yourself and the Universe to support you, just not always on your time clock.

@ChampagneChat: A special charity you support? 
@KarenSands: Alzheimers Assoc. (why is explained in the interview)

@ChampagneChat: Please share with us how social media is helping you reach & engage your audience?
@KarenSands:  Social Media is helping me to connect to folks I'd otherwise not be able to reach. Social media on its own isn't enough, but integrated into a whole strategic outreach does work to widen the circle. And to be patient, finding and growing your online tribe takes time. Also. its not about how many "followers" or "likes", its the quality or the level of resonance with who does like and follow that matters for sustainable engagement and sustainable success.

Find Karen's last book: "Visionaries have Wrinkles"

*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* airs every Wednesday and features an interview with an inspirational person who is following their passion and dreams, and the story behind how they did it! *cork popping* Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sharing Your Fave #Champagne Memory w/ @WearingMemories

Recently, our Champagne Sister @Champagnememori hosted a contest asking folks for their favorite Champagne memory.  The winner received a special hand crafted piece of Wearing Memories jewelry.  The repsonses were varied, sweet, heartbreaking and happy, all at once.  People have so many reasons for popping a cork!  Here are some of the responses to share with our viewers. Please feel free to add *your* fave Champagne memory in the comments below :)  *CLINK!* here to see some of the incredible pieces!
 ~When I was young I would always see my grand-father at the far end of his huge table, lighting up a cigare and popping a bottle of Champagne that would put stars into his eyes. I used to think those bottles were magnificent and magical because they used to lit up the eyes of my grand-father. Big white flowers were drawn on those green bottles. I admired them for hours. Then my grand-father felt sick and I never saw those bottles again, nor the stars into his eyes. One morning, the phone rang, it was to tell me my grand-father had died over night. When I got to his house, the first thing I saw on his table was a flute and a bottle of Perrier-Jouet. All my childhood memories came back all of a sudden. This Champagne is and will forever be linked to my grand-father. So when my best friend got her Wearing Memories piece a few days ago, I was at her place, and inside was a cap of Perrier-Jouet, I started crying right away, all those memories brought back to the surface overwhelming me with both joy and sadness.
 ~My boyfriend invited me in Milano for the millennium (I'm French, he's Australian) we were living in France. He bought a very good expensive bottle of Champagne for this special night, December 31st, 1999 ... And then at midnight during the fireworks he asked me to marry him ... I said yes and since then we are happy hubby & wife with 2 awesome kids, Meg 13 & Tom 10. This night in Milano is and will always be my most beautiful Champagne memory. 
 ~When I was 18, all my sister wanted for her engagement gift was a bottle of Bollinger! I worked extra shifts and saved up the $150 to buy her a bottle. I still remember the excitement when the cork popped and the joy of tasting that hard earned Champagne together. It was our very first sip of Champagne. She still has the cork and the bottle 13 years later and this ring would be perfect for that cork!
 
~How can I choose - I drank Champagne the day I got engaged, the day I got married, the day my children were born, the day I found out I had beaten cancer, the day we buried my sister, and my father and my grandmother, the day my daughter graduated.Every time I drink Champagne is a beautiful memory.
 
~My husband getting his PhD in Mining Engineering with a bottle of Champagne given to my uncle 30 years before when he got is mine managers certificate. The Moet we open afterwards tasted much better but the moment filled with history has been a precious family memory forever!
  ~Climbing to the top of the beautiful Mt Warning in Northern NSW in the dark early hours of the morning with flashlights to see the first light of the New Year shining over the Eastern coast of Australia and suprisingly celebrating and (gasp!) sharing in plastic cups our bottle of champs from our backpack with other Happy Hikers who had arrived up the top of the mountain before us!!
 
~My partner and I were in Paris. We bought a bottle of Cristal to see what all the fuss was about. Oh my god, it was the most delightful and sublime experience as the unbelivably light bubbles danced in my mouth. I knew then, exactly what all the fuss was about!
 Twitter: @ChampagneMemori  @WearingMemories
Facebook:  Wearing Memories

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Champagne Sister Show w/ Cristina Ziliani @BerlucchiWine!

We were bubbling over with delight to have the opportunity to chat with Cristina Ziliani, one of the proud family members responsible for bringing the delicious Berlucchi Fanciacorta to our flutes...let's tell you a bit about her:
*CLINK!* HERE to listen!

Cristina is part of the "first family" of Italian sparkling wine as her father, Franco Ziliani, was the original winemaker for company founder, Guido Berlucchi. In 1955, Franco made the first sparkling wine in the Franciacorta region and ultimately created the category of Franciacorta as the finest expression of Italian sparkling wine.
As Head of Communications and Public Relations, Cristina has been the voice for Berlucchi Franciacorta for the past 30 years – educating the world on how Franciacorta is Italy’s answer to Champagne.
Today Cristina leads the Company together with her brothers (Paolo and Arturo) and her still-active 82-year-old father Franco. Berlucchi Franciacorta currently produces a total of 4 million bottles per year, and is accredited as the first producer of DOCG Franciacorta bubbles.

We had a great time, hearing the story of Cristina growing up & she shares her memories of the harvest, her family & her experiences in the wine world.  We talk about social media & how a strong presence is so critical in today's market (they have over 34,000 facebook fans!) We talk about different pairings...yummmm...parma & she shares what she'd have have told herself at 21 :)  Also, as an FYI: the H in Berlucchi is silent! We had a truly lovely chat across the world, between California, Italy & Australia! Pour a fluteful & enjoy!

*CLINK!* HERE to listen!


 Find Cristina in her online home: Berlucchi Wine

Please view charity the Cristina is passionate about: http://www.zikomomalawi.org/

Find us on twitter: @BerlucchiWine
@BubblyTalkRadio @ChampagneChat

Find us on facebook: Berlucchi Wine
#ChampagneChat BubblyTalkRadio

Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

*CLINK, Chat & Catch Up!* with Beth Peterson @BethsTable!

We were giggling with glee to have the chance to *CLINK, Chat & Catch Up!* with Beth Peterson- The soul of an exuberant artist…The warmth of a laidback Midwesterner…The practicality of a busy mom...
  Home Entertaining Expert, Blogger, Mom of 3, Wife of 1, Friend to many & World Recipe Champion!
Let's tell you a bit about Beth:  
With an Italian mom who could whip together mouth-watering pasta and meatballs, Beth Peterson became a chaser of yummie dreams at a very early age. She launched Beth’s Table to share her love of entertaining through workshops, catering and consulting. With great zest, she’s also become a well-known food fighter, appearing in Fox’s MasterChef, Kraft’s Real Women of Philadelphia and the Sterling Wine Ultimate Host competition. Most recently, Beth was named the 2013 World Food Recipe Champion. Turns out she makes a fierce Italian-style mac & cheese. There are so many things on the horizon for this fast moving star & we were thrilled to hear all about 'em!

Beth tells us how her life has always involved entertaining, and how her family dynamic, plus her artistic temperament led her to explore her love for food.  Her unique opportunities to traverse the globe tasting food, experiencing new cultures and meeting lotsa people added to her desire to create events where people could come together, eat great food, enjoy each other, and leave feeling happy and hugged...
*CLINK!* HERE to listen!
Beth shares with us that food is "art for impatient people" (so true!), and that worry is a waste of time.(again, truth!) Her authentic, fun personality shines on the air, as well as in person.  We chat about how we met while she was trottin' 'round the country for CookOff Before Kickoff with Dr. BBQ...

the shenanigans she is plotting with her retro rad counterpart @Emily_Ellyn...
the adventures she has in store with @MapleLeafFarms & @MarianoMarkets,
her upcoming Chicago Gourmets event featuring Anne Willan, plus her epic series "Chef Unplugged", where Beth hosts one of her celebrity chefs. This next one features Ray Lampe A.K.A. Dr BBQ with a 5 course tour of the PorkChop!


*CLINK!* HERE to listen!

Beth gives a *CLINK!* to a charity that holds a special place in her heart, visit: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

And, stay tuned for the Yummie Nation experience that Beth will be bringing to *YOUR* table very soon...
 
 Find Beth in her online home: Beth Peterson

Find us on twitter: @BethsTable
@BubblyTalkRadio @ChampagneChat

Find us on facebook: Beth's Table
#ChampagneChat BubblyTalkRadio

*CLINK!* Beth on Pinterest: Beth's Table

*CLINK!* Beth on Instagram: Beth's Table 


*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* features an interview with an inspirational people who are following their passion and dreams, and the story behind how they did it! *cork popping* Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* w/ Steven Diebold, Creator of @PapaStevesBars!

We were excited to *CLINK, Chat & Catch Up!* with Steven Diebold, Brand & Business Strategist  Consultant, Researcher, Speaker - and the creator of Papa Steve's No Junk Protein Bars!!!
Let's tell you a bit about Steven & why he is passionate about Papa Steve's No Junk Protein Bars, in his own words:

"My name is Steven Diebold, Founder/Owner of Papa Steve's No Junk Protein Bars. I grew up fat as a kid, was teased, bullied and picked on then got tired of it all and decided to lose all that weight by becoming an athlete. I've been working out for the past 28 years struggling with keeping it off, so I realized I needed a better way. I needed to balance my blood sugar throughout the day better and manage my hunger with a raw meal replacement or healthy high protein snack that didn't spike my blood sugar and cause insulin rush.

I wanted to feel good about eating and not worry about putting a bunch of processed junk or sugar laden syrups in my body everyday. I didn't want to spike my blood sugar. I wanted real raw food- not fake food.

I saw most protein bars are just disguised candy bars covered in chocolate with some protein thrown in. So I spent an enormous amount of time researching food science and nutrition, talking to dietitians, evaluating every single protein bar on the market to figure out what all these ingredients were on their packages. Then I decided to take my product development skills as a user experience designer and challenge myself to design and bring to market my own protein bar in 120days.

I started by setting up my kitchen as a science lab. I started reverse engineering other bars to see how they were made and why they used certain ingredients over others...

Papa Steve´s No Junk Raw Protein Bars use only best I could find while still keeping the price low. We only use fresh raw or natural nuts, seeds, fruit, whey and pea protein. Only natural sugars from the fruit, natural fruit and nut fibers and raw organic sweeteners have been used. Which means that you will be putting into your body the best foods for energy and recovery from workouts and sustained energy!"
Steven taught us many things in our short time together! We talked about raw foods, chemicals versus nature, what does "shelf stable" really mean, blood sugar, metabolism, snacking, working out, and so much more!

*CLINK!* HERE to listen!
Find Steven: Papa Steve's No Junk Protein Bars website
Steven's website

Find us on twitter: @PapaStevesBars
@BubblyTalkRadio@ChampagneChat

Find us on facebook: Papa Steve's Raw Foods
#ChampagneChatBubblyTalkRadio

*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* features an interview with an inspirational people who are following their passion and dreams, and the story behind how they did it! *cork popping* Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!