I recently was #gifted a few products from Zulay Kitchen, and one of them was MATCHA! I'd never tried matcha before, but had actually just listened to a podcast about how great it was (Thanks SYSK) and had really been wanting to check it out. Enter Zulay's Culinary Grade Matcha! While I received a few products (and have a review post coming soon don't worry), of course this was the one I immediately cracked open to try. You can obviously drink Matcha just as green tea itself, and it's GREAT that way (My favorite is iced with a little agave syrup), there are SO many ways you can incorporate it into your diet. While there are too many to try each and every one, I checked out some of the best looking ones for you! I have to admit, I'm really on a matcha kick now and honestly loved every single recipe. BUT some were definitely better than others, so here they all are ranked! So order some Zulay matcha and get cooking!!
This combo is INCREDIBLE, and the recipe is so easy. All you need is fruit, white chocolate, matcha, and a little coconut oil! It took less than 10 minutes and the green tea + white chocolate combo is good on its own, but with fruit it was just that much better.
Recipe Source: The Broken Bread
This recipe tasted good, but I think the fact that every one used egg whites freaked me out a little. Drinking raw egg is not my thing, so I definitely plan to try this one again but using chickpea subbed for egg whites. Also yes, I know these peaks are not great lol. I had mixed this and had to give up before I got perfect peaks.
Recipe Source: Proportional Plate
In case you wanted a little BTS and were curious how picture taking goes in my house, this about sums it up! lol
I've had some requests for brunch options while you all are staying safe, so this is my round up of everywhere offering you a weekend morning meal for take out! As always, let me know if I'm missing anyone so I can add them to the list!
DT (Drive-Through); CO (Carry-Out/Curbside); DL (Delivery);
With all the closings in Lex, supporting local businesses is going to look a little different for a bit. Here's a (hopefully comprehensive) list of local businesses you can still support even with dining rooms closed! If I'm missing anyone at all, please let me know so I can add them immediately!
In case you haven't seen, Mousetrap and Bluegrass Baking Co are currently collabing on a Grab + Go Sandwich Challenge and there's never been a food competition I haven't entered so here we are! I've actually decided to make two sandwiches, so this is only the first. I wanted to do one meat based sandwich and one vegetarian sandwich, so check back tomorrow to see the second! My meat based sandwich not only contains meat, but is honestly a meat-lover's meal. This is my take on a Pimento Italian Sandwich!
I got to celebrate Galentine's Day early this year with some of my favorite people! We got together for an awesome brunch, and of course ya girl covered the cocktails. I mixed together a super fun amaretto raspberry lemonade, but added a fun bubbly twist with a bottle of champagne and Sprite, so of course I had to share the festive recipe with the world.
I've gotta admit, Pimento Cheese is hands down my favorite food I've discovered since moving to Kentucky. It's perfectly creamy with the added bonus cheese chunks and pepper pieces. I could legitimately live off of Pimento.
If you haven't seen, The Mousetrap is currently running a Pimento Cheese Challenge to create a new recipe with their cheese! Of course I couldn't pass up on entering that, so here's my creating mixing the best two foods to exist: Pimento cheese and pretzels.
The heat this summer has had me DYING for some good drinks. After playing around with various float recipes, I've decided the Prosecco Sorbet Float is definitely my new favorite summer drink.
Last week I got to check out The Bridge Eatery & Bar and boy y'all are in for an earful about how much I LOVED this restaurant. It only took a couple days before I rounded up my roommates and friends and returned for more. And the best part was they loved it as much as me! We have already made a group decision to go back within the week for brunch.
This place has the most extensive and inclusive menu I've probably ever seen. They've got Mediterranean for the adventurous, but pizza and wings for the kids and those who want to stick in their comfort zone. They've got an extensive bourbon list and even a pretty awesome dessert menu.
A few weeks ago I went by El Charro to try out their new Vegetarian Flautas and wow. These things look heavenly but let me tell you, they tasted even better that they looked.
As y'all can probably tell by now, I'm obsessed with food and even more obsessed with free stuff. That is the sole reason why my birthday is my favorite time of year. I'm not big into huge celebrations for my birthday, but I LOVE me some free food. This year, I checked out every rewards program and local place in Lexington to max how much free food I could get. After some intense research, I'm here to show you how to have the best & cheapest foodie birthday you can have.😍
I've added two categories below: Rewards programs to sign up for that send you a coupon good for free food on and around your birthday, and Local Restaurants that you can walk into on your birthday and get your free gift right then and there! Check them both out below.❤
Welcome to my small corner of the internet! My name is Alex and if you know me (or have really seen me on any sort of social media), you learn pretty quickly that I LOVE food and LOVE sharing my love for food even more. Thus, the creation of this blog!