Posts tagged healthy food
8Arm... my new default restaurant!

Have you ever wondered how fast time flies… yeah that was me tonight when I realized that we have just NOW experienced this restaurant which is less than a mile from our house and has been open for 3 years?  HOW does that happen?

It’s because we’ve gotten into the habit of eating at the same ol’ same ol’ without exploring all the amazing new restaurants Atlanta has to offer. More unfortunate than our lazy restaurant defaults is that the previous chef passed shortly after…

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✧ Upbeet Repeat ✧

Anyone who really knows me is aware of my profound and undying love for Upbeet.  Ever since they opened on the West-side (insert gang sign throwing emoji here) almost a year ago, I’ve been a regular there. Since I live across 75 in Midtown, I don’t frequent it as much as I would like to.  Which is ridiculous because I’m like, only 10 minutes away.

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My Love of Leftovers

I love leftovers.  I mean, love.  They make a quick meal without much planning or thought and come together for me in less than 5 minutes.  Maybe six, tops.

Problem is, my other half is not/Hnat a big fan.

Regardless, when I dine out, my secret is to over-order and take home the extra to repurpose.  Sometimes I just eat as is, or create a new meal.

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Healthier than Nutella {GF, V}

I cleaned out the refrigerator from top to bottom yesterday and found about a tablespoon of homemade cacao butter I made during the holidays.  This inspired me to create this Hazelnut Spread but you don't need it to make this.  I tend to throw things in a blender, food processor, or bowl and just taste as I go along.  The Nutella tasted better the next day after the flavors started to meld.

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Kabocha Squash: My Favorite Winter Veggie

I just rediscovered my favorite winter squash variety, Kabocha Squash! The last time I was in San Francisco for a wedding we stumbled across a cute Thai restaurant by our hotel. Always up for trying something exotic and new, especially when on vacation, and I was intrigued after spotting a pumpkin curry dish on the menu.  As it turns out, it was sweet and spicy, delicious and top notch, definitely one of my favorite curry dishes to date (btw panang curry veggie is my fav). What I found interesting was they kept the fiber-rich skin ON.  I don’t recall ever eating pumpkin skin and it was indeed amazing, so it was filed in my memory under “recreate this dish!” Unfortunately I neglected to ask or perhaps did and don't remembered what kind of pumpkin they used and life when on. 

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{SAMA} : Food for Balance

I’ve been a fan of healthy restaurant entrepreneur Shannon Salter Sliger ever since she opened d’tox organic juice in Midtown almost 5 years ago. In fact, my first trip to d’tox turned out to be some of my very first photos on Instagram (if you care to scroll allllll the way to the bottom)! Shannon has now opened her new love child {SAMA}: food for balance, a healthy, fast-casual Ayurvedic restaurant serving fresh juices, smoothies and other drinks, breakfast and dessert bowls as well as her carefully crafted Balance Bowls. I bumped into Shannon Tuesday night at Metro Fresh (if you live in Midtown and eat healthy, this is a place you wind up frequenting weekly). She reminded me of the Grand Opening so after I wrapped up with clients on Thursday, I headed up to Sama for a very late lunch.

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