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Friday, May 18, 2012

vegan Adventures

As of tomorrow, Sat May 19, my husband will be on a month long tour with our band Los Bastardos Magnificos. This will mark the start of a an exciting, and probably difficult month of veganism.

"Why must you wait until your husband is gone to make such a drastic dietary change?" You ask? Well because he is a very carnivorous eater and if I cooked vegan on a daily basis for him. He probably wouldn't be too happy.

So I figured when would be a better time to eat vegan than when he's not home. This week I have made a few small dietary adjustments to ease into this change. Hopefully I will not struggle too much and find new innovative ways to prepare foods most people think suck. I also hope that this experiment will mark the start of some lifelong changes as well. I will try to post as many recipes as I can. Wish me luck.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Some food updates

Ok here are some random food photos. The tower of cupcakes was donated by for the concert 4 paws benefit event for Paws 4 You. I would link it but I am doing this from my phone. They were amazing and they had some really neat flavors.

The cut out cookies, white iced mini cupcakes, and petit fours were made by yours truly, for my sisters baby shower. The take home gift was cut out cookies in a little baggie with handmade pipe cleaner chickies. You can hire me for your next party. :)

The blue iced cupcake with diving ducky was made by someone in Tampa for my best friends baby shower. I had to take a picture of it. It was adorable.

The Asian dish was a chicken dish from Tony Chan's Water Club at the doubletree I believe. :/ it was called lotus chicken and it was on top of a bird's nest. It was pretty good but the birds nest tasted a little stale :/.

The rest of the pictures are from Ceviche 105 in downtown Miami. Every dish was delicious. I can't tell you exactly what they were called bc I don't feel like searching the info but basically there was a sweet potato puree with 3 shrimp on top for appetizer. Then we had a mixed fried seafood platter, a fried rice with chicken and a flank steak with pesto pasta. Everything was delicious but I think it was a little over priced. Ok that is it. I will post more hopefully sooner than I have been.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Old Salty Dog

David and I finally went to the Old Salty Dog in Sarasota. They have a signature hot dog that is dipped in beer batter and fried. Oh yes, it's deep fried. It was huge and it took me 2 days to finish it. Fries are extra. The place is also dog friendly and condiments are stored in porcelain fog bowls. Love it. we ordered a shrimp popper appetizers. Shrimp stuffed in a jalapeno bopper, with raspberry sauce. Sorry for such a concise review but I have to conserve my cell phone battery seeing as I left my charger at work. Ok let's get down to business: photos...
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Village Inn

I finally had the pleasure of dining at the ever popular Village Inn. The one I went to was in Zephyrhills, yes where our refreshing water is bottled. The city's slogan makes it crystal clear ;)."Home of pure water". So the restaurant is very similar to Denny's or IHOP, and yes it is frequented mostly by older generations, which makes it my kind of place. Menu items include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or as some of the local patrons may refer to as breakfast, dinner and supper. Anything from an omelette, crepes or pancakes, to a soup, patty melt, or turkey dinner are all menu options. Oh yea and not to mention the pie selection. Ok let's get to the point here are the photos of what I ate. I think I forgot to take a picture of the strawberry rhubarb pie but its ok bc it was nothing to brag about. Mine is way better.
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Sushi Sake North Miami

EWent to Sushi Sake for the first time Sunday. It was good. They have the presentation thing down pretty well. We ordered fried squid, fried gyoza, cheese maki, spider roll and my roll which for the life of me I can't remember th name, but it had fried whitefish. The squid was most likely frozen but they bread it in panko ad fry it. The sauce we tasty. Gyoza were pretty good. I think all these places buy frozen ones and they all come from the same manufacturer. To me they all taste the same. The cheese maki was weird. I ordered it out of curiosity of how they come. It was a chunk of chedder cease wrapped in a wonton wrapped and fried. Simple but satisfying. I could make them at home though. Both rolls were good. Mine was very tasty and the fried whitefish had a texture of chicken. At times, I forgot that I was eating fish. David got spider rolls and it was good too. The best par of this place: free cotton candy at the end of your meal.
Worst part so far: canned soft drinks = no refills
Enough of this garbage here are the photos.

PS: sorry for typos, I'm using my phone.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Mema's Alaskan tacos

In Tampa on a quickie honeymoon we have already feasted at Busch Gardens with the All-You-Care-to-Eat pass. But our late night snack was Mema's. It was so good. I had a tofu taco, gator rsvp and chicken tamale. Everything was good, even the chips and salsa. They serve their chips with regular tomato salsa and salsa verde, ny favorite. It was a little spicy for me but still delicious.
The tamale was good, they are homemade. The tacos were good too. They are open til 1am sunday night, not sure how late the other nights of the week. Here is the link to their site.

Do it when you are in Tampa/Ybor
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