I've never been a super fancy at home coffee drinker, but I have to admit that a single product changed this. Recently Zulay Kitchen #gifted me one of their best selling milk frothers to try out and this product is quite literally life-changing. This has completely changed how I make all of my drinks in the morning.
Of course the traditional use is frothing milk for all your coffee needs, and this frother KILLS the game in that. It frothed up an entire bowl of milk to the point of overflow in mere seconds for me. And the milk really keeps its froth after this, it doesn't fall back down like I feel I get sometimes. It made it so easy to get picture perfect, and amazingly light morning coffee.
My favorite use has actually been with my tea though. Correct matcha tea making requires whisking your powder into a small amount of hot water. While I don't have the proper matcha whisk, I don't really feel like I'm missing out. I just use this instead and it so perfectly gets the mix and little bit of bubble you want for the perfect tea! This is absolutely a wrist-saver.
This device has quite frankly changed my entire kitchen experience. I am no longer pulling out the hand mixer weekly. This little thing has a LOT of mixing power. I have been using it for everything from of course my drinks, to post-gym protein, to even soup mixes.
And the easy clean has been the biggest plus for me. All you have to do is turn it on in some hot water (and soap for some of the messy mixes) and the power of it is enough to clean most everything off! If I'm mixing something as easy as my matcha, I'll literally just turn it on under the flow of hot water real quick for cleaning and rack it back up for use later. And the stand! It makes it super easy to keep out and still look good. It looks like it belongs on the kitchen counter with it's own stand, rather than just thrown on the countertop.
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.
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!