A few days ago I was in the mood for a delicious pizza, but no pizza place had exactly what I wanted: sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions. Mmmmm. Just thinking about it makes me hungry. I knew exactly what taste I was going for and I also knew that the only way to get that exact taste was if I made it myself. So I made a quick run to Publix to grab the ingredients, came home and created some yummy goodness.
For as long as I can remember, cheesecake has been my all time favorite dessert. I made my first one back in college and once I realized I could make them pretty good, I never stopped. I’ve made all kinds from classic, to strawberry, to Oreo, to pumpkin spice, to banana Nutella. I mean seriously, the options are tremendous.
Okay, I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been so busy with the holiday season. Anyway, to start off my 2018, I’m doing a spiritual fast in lieu of doing new years resolutions. This fast requires me to eliminate all of the following: Meat, dairy products, oil, sugar, sweeteners, bread, pasta, white rice, coffee or juice. Basically, I’ll only be eating fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and water. I know that sounds intimidating, and trust me, I was scared out of my mind and didn’t think I could actually do this. But 2018 is a year for new challenges, right? So I’m going to do it!
This weekend while planning for dinner, I got a craving for some chicken parmesan. I hadn’t made it in a while and I knew that Richard would love it, so chicken parm was on the menu! I’ve made it a few different times in the past and it always turned out yummy, but this time I was adding a secret ingredient that would take it to a new level… heavy cream!
I’ve been wanting to make buffalo cauliflower for a while now after seeing one of my favorite YouTuber’s whip it up on her channel. Well last month I actually had buffalo cauliflower at a restaurant here in Atlanta and it was amazing! After that, I knew I had to make it!
Okay…seriously, can you believe I made these amazing guilt free muffins with NO flour and NO sugar?! If that doesn’t amaze you, then how about this: I mixed all of the ingredients together in a blender. Not a hand mixer, not the fancy Kitchen Aide stand alone mixer, but a blender! I think that in itself deserves a high five!!
So, yesterday me and two of my colleagues went to Public School 404 for drinks and light bites. We usually try and catch up at least once every other month, but it’s been so busy for all of us and we finally got a chance to get together. The last time a few of us were leaving The Optimist, I looked over and noticed Public School 404, and since I hadn’t been, it was next on my “must try” list.
Last night, Richard and I couldn’t decide what we wanted for dinner, per usual. He suggested spaghetti, I said no. I though that lasagna would suffice, but he said no. So we were back at square one. I hopped on Pinterest for some inspo and the first thing that popped up were stuffed peppers. We both said “hell yeah!” and then this happened.
Last Friday, my coworkers and I went on our summer FAM trip (FAM is short for familiarization). Basically, we spend one full day in the city to familiarize ourselves with venues, restaurants, and attractions in the city. Most trips, we visit places that have recently opened so we can see what they can offer to convention attendees coming to Atlanta. Other times, we visit places that we may have visited previously, but they’ve had some changes and/ or updates. This trip we saw a lot of cool places!
I tried Mexican street corn for the first time and O M G!! It was so bomb! This recipe takes something as simple as corn to a whole different level! This will be my dish at all the summer BBQs for the rest of 2017!! See below for the simple recipe!