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Recap 2017; Top 7 Favorite Food Finds

I thought writing this entry would be easy… but as I was (endlessly) scrolling through my photos of food of 2017 I realized… this isn’t going to be as easy as I thought.

In my mind 2017 was divided between the last bit of my life in Florida and the beginning bit of my life in Texas; through Ubereats I discovered a lot of food I fell in love with before I left Florida and through DoorDash and adventures with Bubba there’s a lot of food I discovered in Texas. But I tried to narrow it down to the foods I would go back to. So while this isn’t a complete list of foods I found to be my favs this is a list of foods I loved enough to buy more than twice.

Let’s start with what I discovered in Florida:

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Fort Worth, TX: Sushi Nikko

On a trip to Kohls I couldn’t decide what to eat and saw a Sushi place listed somewhere in the plaza we were in and suddenly, I wanted Sushi.

So we set out to find this Sushi Nikko place!

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We started with the “Summer Meets Winter” roll which had a lot of really good stuff in it and was topped off with Coconut shavings. Here’s the actual description:

Crab Meat, Eel inside, Mango, Avocado, Coconut Sprinkle on Top

And it was goooood! I don’t know what that sauce on it was but it was a nice balance for all the different flavors going on in the roll.

I had debated between getting Udon on a Bento Box and ended up getting the Teriyaki Beef Bento Box in the end and I absolutely regret nothing!

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The Gyoza’s were PERFECT! I’m so sad I only got two and the Ginger Dressing on the salad was so satisfying! It’s crazy — I typically don’t like Ginger, at all. But I love love love Ginger Dressing at Sushi places! Everything about this plate was just amazing. I loved it all!

I’m glad my boyfriend enjoyed it as well since Sushi isn’t his first choice when it comes to finding a place to eat lol. I hope to go back and try the Udon next!

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Snack; Dragon’s Breath

I don’t remember where I came across Dragon’s Breath from — but I’m gonna assume Instagram as that’s where I come across 90% of my food discoveries. As far as I know though there were only primarily places in SoCal to get this (as it seems like that’s suddenly the hub for getting the newest types of snacks, lucky them!) so when I saw a kiosk at the mall here selling them on Black Friday I didn’t waste much time picking one up.

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It was actually really hard to snap a photo of the smoke coming off of it! And sadly that effect didn’t last too long.

They’re dumped into I believe Nitrogen and flash frozen. So touching one is like touching a frozen pole, stuff like that freaks me out so I used the pokey stick. My boyfriend however didn’t care too much and just started popping them in his mouth.

The crunch to them was kinda painful in that “tooth freeze” kind of way but you did blow out smoke as you bit down on it. It was a cool effect even if you couldn’t yourself see yourself do it. And even if it was just for a short time.

The taste overall for this snack however I didn’t care too much for… I thought they were cereal balls and my boyfriend said they were Cheetos. I think I read somewhere they ARE Cheetos of some sort… despite the bright colors? Strange.

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(Also strange, I’m listening to relaxing sounds on YouTube right now that claim to rid you of headaches and anxiety and my headache is slowly fading, uhm has this practice always been a thing?!)

It was a pretty fun experience but not something I’d make a habit of doing. But glad I could cross it off my foodie bucket list!

Have you ever or ever wanted to try Dragon’s Breath?

Food, Hello, Travel

Texas State Fair 2017

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It has always been on my bucket list to attend a Texas State Fair, mostly because they have deep fried everything!

I wish I had taken more photos but it was so crowded since we went pretty much the last weekend of the fair and it was on and off raining but I still had a really good time trying all sorts of things with Bubba and his sister Joni!

There were a few things I was super looking forward to trying, some stuff we randomly decided to try and some stuff we didn’t like at all. And some stuff didn’t even get a photo.

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Weekly Recap; Sept 3rd – Sept 9th

The months are getting colder, which is exciting!

And the weather has been perfect here in Texas. I’ve missed real Fall’s!

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Food | Snack Review; Peeps Oreo

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I just realized how long it’s been since I wrote anything about food on this blog.

I decided to review these Peeps Oreo’s.

I’m a sucker for limited edition snacks and I always seem to buy into them but I never end up reviewing or talking about them — which is strange. I don’t know why I have a habit of doing that.

Oreo’s aren’t really my jam unless they’re the Lemon ones, I don’t know what it is about Oreo’s, I just don’t really dig them too much. But they keep coming out with these LE flavors that just keep sucking me in. I mean just LOOK AT THOSE COLORS.

I’m not too much of a fan of Peeps even though I am a fan of marshallow. But there’s something about Peeps that’s just… I don’t know, weird. Though I was hoping that the marshmallow + Oreo cookies would be a nice combo.

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The filling is a bright pink color incased in two golden cookies.

I wish I could tell you what it tastes like because in my opinion, the Oreo as a whole didn’t taste like anything.

I know some people were saying it’s so good and other people were saying it’s gross but I personally didn’t taste anything other than the cookies. The filling to me had absolutely no taste to it.

All in all this experience was a bit disappointing.

 

 

 

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Discovering a new city!

When you’ve lived in the Bay Area your whole life, there’s really very little to do. Sure I could venture around San Francisco, to the same places I always do but I don’t. In fact I have been to SF in about six months. From where I’m located you have to pay toll twice. Once to get in to SF and once when you’re leaving SF. That’s $10 of toll money. On top of that, it’s pretty impossible to go anywhere in SF without paying for parking and depending on which part of SF you’re trying to get to, you may have to pay for parking multiple times. Probably explains why almost everyone who lives IN SF refuse to get a car. It’s insane.

So I prefer to hang out in cities where I don’t have to pay double toll and I don’t have to pay for parking.

Yesterday I went somewhere I’ve only heard of but never actually been to. I had to pick up tickets for a very exciting book signing event and I figure I could familiarize myself with the area. Nothing sucks more than going to an event and having no clue where you are or what to do when you get there.

So we find parking (which thankfully wasn’t impossible), pick up the tickets and we go walking. Because that’s what my husband and I like to do, we like to walk. We were pretty hungry and finding a place to eat was becoming difficult. There were a few cafes and bistro’s along the marina but ironically none of them served seafood… go figure, right? So we walked down a little farther and honestly, I was on the hunt for pasta. I’m always in the mood for pasta! So we come across this mini plaza and I check out one of the menu’s. It wasn’t that extensive, just a few items for every category but they had pasta!

This was my dish, the shrimp & scallops pasta with tomato sauce, olives and sun dried tomatoes and it was delicious. Best tomato sauce pasta I’ve ever had! The scallops were juicy and perfect! So were the shrimps! The olives added a nice balance to the rest of the dish. Will definitely be getting this again!

M had the chicken sandwich which came with a side of salad and three fresh potato chips which was really really good.

We both appreciated the fact that we were full by the end of our meal but didn’t feel bloated like we normally do. Puts into perspective what kind of food you’ve been eating, doesn’t it? Maybe I should spend more time in little bistro’s like this instead of chain places like Olive Garden (though if you know me at all, you should know how much I adore Olive Garden). We also tried their Lemon Panna Cotta with strawberry sauce and fresh blackberries, so good!

After lunch we strolled through the shops on the other side. It was one of those places, with lots of mini shops at every corner. I love places like that!

We stumbled on a chocolate shop that carried these!! The Celtic Sea Salt ones are my favorite. I’m completely addicted to them. But the place I usually go to doesn’t have all these extra flavors. They only have the Sea Salt and the Chewy. Huh, weird. I managed to grab a bag of the Sea Salts (for $11!! The place I usually buy them at is $.99, this place charges $.69 but the bag has well over 11 pieces). Maybe I’ll try the other flavors next time I’m here. And a truffle or two.

We also stopped by this cute Chinese store, like the ones you see in Chinatown in SF and got my mom a blue Buddha that symbolizes good luck, I think. The one I wanted to her, they didn’t have in blue. Wahhh.

Today is going to be filled with review writing and homework. Is it September yet? I’m ready to take my break!