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The virtual lounge is open and we're talking healthy eats on this edition of Beats and Eats.  Abbie Cates, owner of Gig Harbor Washington's Knife Fork Spoon joins Ty on the show to talk about how she gave up her comfortable career as a chemical engineer to start her own food business.  Abbie's Knife Fork Spoon in Gig Harbor, Washington is preparing nutritional meals, sourced locally, at an affordable price. Abbie discusses how she came up with the idea of "freezing meals" and why nutrition is such an important part of her life. It's a candid conversation with a wife and mother of 3 who decided to leave a career to pursue her passion.  For more on Abbie and Knife Fork Spoon, check out the website at www.frozenknifeforkspoon.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/frozenknifeforkspoon/.  For more information on Beats and Eats check out Ty on Twitter @coug88 or Nick @clns_nick or @beatneats.

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Podcaster and triathlete Daniel Henry joins Ty in the Virtual Lounge to discuss his transformation as a man through fitness. Henry opens up about why he turned his life around through exercise, family, and faith. The duo discuss his new podcasts "The Plant-Based Jock" and "New Strength." Both shows cover Dan's experiences as a vegan and personal trainer.  Today's episode of Beats and Eats is a candid conversation with a man who did a one-eighty at mid-life and is now sharing his experiences to improve the lives of others. For more information on Dan you can find him at www.danielhenryfitness.com.  For more on Beats and Eats, check us out on Twitter at @beatneats, @coug88, @clns_nick.  Our website is www.beatsandeats.net.

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On this edition of Beats and Eats host Ty Ray welcomes Ambrosia drummer Burleigh Drummond into the virtual lounge.  Drummond chats about the band's nearly 50-year history.  The two discuss Ambrosia's Grammy-nominated success that included the iconic songs "How Much I Feel," "You're The Only Woman," and "Biggest Part Of Me." In addition, Burleigh opens up about why Ambrosia went their separate ways in the early 80's only to reform, make music and continue touring. It's a fun interview with an original member of a band that helped define the sound of the late 70's and early 80's.  For more information on Ambrosia check out their website at ambrosialive.net or follow them on Twitter at @ambrosiaband.  You can check out Beats and Eats on Twitter @beatneats, @coug88, or @clns_nick.  The website is www.beatsandeats.net.

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