AVOCADO TOAST – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 007 – On this Saturday-Only video, Kathie pulls together a nutrient rich treat and shows you how to make Avocado Toast. Welcome to the Kitchen and be sure to check out our DID YOU KNOW section below!


The AVOCADO (Persea americana) is a tree long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae.

Recent archaeological research produced evidence that the avocado was present in Peru as long as 8,000 to 15,000 years ago.

Avocado (also alligator pear) refers to the tree’s fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.

Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world.

The Avocado has a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical.

Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating and are often propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.

Archaeologists recently discovered the remains of the avocado plant in what is now Peru, carbon dated from 8,000 to 15,000 years ago in the Mesolithic period.

This evidence was found in an earth mound intended to be a ceremonial structure called Huaca Prieta, 600 kilometers north of Lima, Peru.

The earliest residents were living in temporary camps in an ancient wetland eating avocados, chilies, mollusks, sharks, birds, and sea lions.

The oldest discovery of an avocado pit comes from Coxcatlan Cave, dating from around 9,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Other caves in the Tehuacan Valley from around the same time period also show early evidence for the presence of avocado.

There is evidence for avocado use at Norte Chico civilization sites in Peru by at least 3,200 years ago and at Caballo Muerto in Peru from around 3,800 to 4,500 years ago.

What’s it like to drive a 2007 BMW Z4?

There I was, minding my own my business in Cross Creek Park, when my wife and I spotted an old friend of ours named Noelle. 

Now, we’ve known Noelle for many years, but we never knew that she was married to the one and only Coach Robert Radnoti of Pepperdine University… and that he had a cool car, to boot.

So, me being the ultimate car guy, I decided to whip this into shape for this week’s Ride of the Week.

Actually, it was Robert who approached me and mentioned that he had a cool 2007 BMW Z4 M-Series. And as Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field at Pepperdine University, Robert consistently gets the opportunity to drive through Malibu with the top down. 

We set a time and met up at the Pepperdine lawn for a shoot. And this is where the story began. 

“I got it in 2007 at Steve Thomas BMW,” started Coach Robert. “Interestingly, I traded in my red Z3 for this car and the clincher was that Steve Thomas came in toward the end of the negotiation and asked if I was satisfied. I told told him that I wasn’t and disappointed in the trade in value, so he thought for a moment and made a deal with me increasing the trade-in by half of what I wanted but agreeing to donate the car to Camarillo High School for auction to help pay for the prom. I agreed and felt really good about the experience. Since then I’ve always bought my BMW’s from Steve Thomas.”

As you know, the Z4 M-Coupe produces an exhilarating driving experience with lightning fast acceleration. Its 3.2-liter straight six engine delivers 330 horsepower; way up at 7,900rpm and 262 lb-ft. of torque at 4,900rpm. 

That’s a whopping 0-60mph time of 4.9 seconds, according to BMW. But I’d find it hard to remember all that as my hair was being blown in a freak windstorm and my flapping gums expanded my silly grin while driving. It’s enough to know that you’ll be spending a few hours at Cie Sparks Salon. 

But Coach Robert went on. 

“I had gotten a Z3 when I turned 40 and always say I won it in the stock market,” he said. “I made a deal for myself to make the cost of the car in one month in the stock market with $100,000 (I was between houses and had the money in the bank). I was day trading because it was so lucrative at that point. I made the cost and bought it. So, when it came to buy another new car, I simply upgraded to the Z4 M, and of course, it had to be red.”

Robert’s favorite thing to do with this ride is drive through winding roads with the top down while playing Aerosmith or some classic rock. Warm outside, and no shirt on. That’s one helluva visual. But he really just drives the short distance to Pepperdine. 

“It’s really about freedom,” he said. “I love to drive with the top down and feel the warm Malibu air and smell the sweetness of the Pacific Ocean.”

I got a chance to talk with Robert a bit on my show and he mentioned that Gratitude is a big part of his coaching strategy at Pepperdine. And as we know here in Malibu, the secret to any great success is exactly that. But his best short story goes like this: “Since I coach Cross Country and Track, there are often times when I must haul large boxes for meets or practices,” he said. “So, sometimes I’m driving around with the top down holding onto stacked boxes and hoping I don’t lose anything.”

With all of this tooling around Malibu in a BMW, it makes sense that Coach Radnoti’s favorite movie car is James Bond’s BMW Z8 from “The World Is Not Enough.” I’m sure Malibuite Pierce Brosnan would love to hear that (or maybe not, since his car got cut in half).

Robert is hoping to get a new BMW i8 one day, so expect to hear the echoed sound of Aerosmith permeating the hills of our little town and just scream along. If he stops, then maybe you can help out with his boxes. 

Thanks Coach Radnoti for an awesome time! Watch Vlog 158 on YT to see us doin’ our thing ar 

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WATCH! 007 SKYFALL Blog Episode reveals Jimmy’s Costume Designer…

Costume Designer Jany Temime is featured in this segment discussing suits designed and manufactured by Tom Ford. Several new scenes are revealed along with a few shots of Jimmy’s DB5. It has a couple new contraptions also. :-0

Since I live with a Costume Designer, I can appreciate what goes into “just making suits,” let alone doing an entire film, which Kathie has done 20. This is a challenge on many levels… but it is James Bond. And you don’t mess with the Jimster.

Watch! launches new SKYFALL site

Oh, yea… Here we go with the Jimmy Bondness. SKYFALL is shooting and you’ll be able to see some “Behind the Scenes” episodes as it unveils. Just call me Dr. Yes…

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SEMA 2007: Vertical Doors, Inc.

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007 busts out this FRIDAY…

I know where I’ll be this Friday…

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