Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Street Feast @ the Americana

The gourmet food trucks have a big meeting tonight - and they'll be there to serve you! It's called Street Feast...from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Americana.

The Dim Sum Truck
Mandoline Grill
The Buttermilk Truck
Willoughby Road
The Grilled Cheese Truck

I'll will be there! Find me for free parking (first 3 people - HA!) Then enjoy the food with me!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free Cone Day - Ben & Jerry's

I know, late notice...but just in case you have a Ben & Jerry's in your area, it's FREE CONE DAY TODAY! Just stop by your nearest Ben & Jerry's scoop shop between 12 noon and 8 p.m. today, and you'll get the flavor of your choice for free!

Enjoy! And think of me...cuz I don't have one near me...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

School Lunches

Okay, I'll admit, I was spoiled when it came to lunch when I was in school...so I'm sure I have no idea what kids these days get when they have a "bad" school lunch at a public school. There is one teacher who is determined to bring light to this issue. She's blogging about it...anonymously. I don't blame her. :)

Also, along the same train of thought, Chef Jamie Oliver is trying to revamp school lunch programs in his new show Food Revolution.

Check these two out. They intrigue me...and their issues might be interesting to you too!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Sugar-Free Experience

This week, I went 5 days without sugar (or sugar substitutes). Why would I do this? Because I know I'm addicted to refined sugar...and this is the time of year when candy is available everywhere I turn... I had to go back to eating fruits and vegetables.

The result? An increase in my salt intake...I wonder how my blood pressure is. Another result...the better result is...after having sugar withdrawal headaches over the past two days, I think that I've broken my addiction to refined sugar! Today's the day that I can actually go back to eating sweets, and I don't have a craving for them. In fact, I'm very happy snacking on the nuts that I still need to finish up.

Actually, the thing I missed more than candy was SAUCE! I love my ketchup and salad dressings...and I couldn't have them this week. Good thing I had invested in awesome (expensive) balsamic vinegar. I think this helped keep me sane.

One of the girls here at work baked me brownies to celebrate my homecoming to sugar, and they haven't been much of a temptation sitting on my desk.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Pinkberry's New Flavor Is...


Need REAL proof? They're giving away samples - a mini Mango Pinkberry with toppings - on Friday so you can try it! Details here.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Candy Bar Ice Cream Bars

My family loves Snickers ice cream bars. LOVES them. But with my peanut allergy, I'm not able to enjoy them with the fam.

But I DO love the Twix ice cream bar! It's a sad substitution for the Snickers, I've heard, but in my case, they're quite delish. The 3 Musketeers ice cream isn't bad either!

I have yet to try the M&M ice cream bars...


I know this is not food or deal oriented, but I have to ask... Is it sad that I know what an ASCII file is when one of my Tech Support guys doesn't?

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Best Kit Kat...

And by "best" I mean the most satisfying if you're looking for a Kit Kat fix...
They can be found in the little snack packs that have one tiny bar in them. They're my favorite!

What's the difference, you might ask? They have four wafers instead of the three...reminds me of the time when candy manufacturers weren't trying to cut corners or quality to save money (but the bars are half the size of a normal bar of Kit Kat...so that doesn't remind me of the good ol' days...).

So far, they've been available for Christmas and Easter. I couldn't find them around Valentine's Day. It would probably be in my best interest to stock up while they're here...