Tag: food

When Life Gives you Lemons…Make Bread

When Life Gives you Lemons…Make Bread

Good morning foodies! Today I woke up early  (yes I do act like a real adult on occasion) and felt like baking. Guess what? It didn’t result in a hideously disfigured culinary disaster! This is progress good people. Feast your eyeballs on this luscious lemon poppy-seed […]

It’s Taco Time!

It’s Taco Time!

Ummm guys, is it bad if I’m trying to celebrate “Taco Tuesday” on a Friday? You know what, don’t care. This is happening. When are tacos ever a bad idea? Answer: NEVER.   These aren’t as magical as the tacos from back home but I don’t […]

Gelato… Ciao bello

Gelato… Ciao bello

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! It’s officially the first day of my favorite season! Unfortunately for me, warm weather is just one more excuse for me to eat ice cream. I’ve been trying soooo hard not to eat ice cream like every single day.  Still trying to achieve that Summer body ya know? Well, the other day I had a moment of weakness. I was doing my grocery shopping and I thought that I’d just peek to see if any ice cream was on sale. Just…out of curiosity. Wasn’t planning on buying anything. Walked past Dreyers. Nope. Walked past Breyers. Nada. Turkey Hill…Store Brand…Ben & Jerry’s. Negative. But wait, what’s this? Talenti Gelato…Buy 2 for $7. It would be wrong not to get it!

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This was my first time trying Talenti. This stuff ain’t cheap! But my friends have always said that this stuff is to die for. Let me tell you, I’ve found love in the frozen food aisle. This creamy magnificence is definitely Netflix binge watching material. Chill guys, I didn’t eat this all by myself. I shared the Caramel Cookie Crunch yesterday and believe it or not the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is still in the freezer (not for long!). I have to admit though, I found myself forgetting to share. The gelato is perfectly creamy with rich swirls of caramel woven throughout. As if that wasn’t bad enough, there are countless crunchy little cookie balls mixed in (can we get a yum in here?). You know the moment when you’re relentlessly scraping the bottom of the container with your spoon and the person next to you is saying “Hey, it’s gone.”? But you don’t want to listen to them because you don’t want to wake up from your ice cream induced coma. That may or may not have happened. But guys, I know I’m not the only one that does that. I know you do it to!

As I said before, Talenti isn’t cheap. But if my grocery store continues to have sales like this, let’s just say I’ll probably be wearing t-shirts to the beach this Summer.

Until next time food lovers!

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One Lovely Blog Award!

One Lovely Blog Award!

Aggghhh guys I’m so excited! I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! I would like to thank Neat Habitat for nominating me, it’s truly an honor! I totally recommend that you stop by Neat Habitat. There’s everything from droolworthy recipes to health […]

I Like ’em Crunchy!

I Like ’em Crunchy!

Show of hands, who loves French Toast? French Toast is probably my favorite breakfast food. And biscuits. Ok, anything that’s bread and carbolicious. Yup we’ve just added another word to the Foodie Dictionary. Now French Toast is pretty simple right? You’ve got your eggs, bread, […]

Don’t Touch My Ramen!

Don’t Touch My Ramen!

Guys can we talk about ramen for a second? I’m not talking about Cup of Noodles or any of the other salt laden junk that we college students live on. Okaaay I love the salty junk! We all do! Ramen makes up like 40% of a college student’s diet. Buuut I think sometimes you need to treat yo self (Parks and Rec reference. Anyone?) and get the real deal. My favorite PSU spot to indulge in shall we say the finer ramen, is Tadashi. Tadashi is an adorable little Japanese restaurant. The atmosphere is very intimate; dimmed red lighting and seating for only about 20 people. The music…for some reason they’re always playing Big Sean and Lil Wayne. Don’t ask me, I’m just as confused as you are!

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Look at that feast!

Now, on to the food! I usually come here with my boyfriend and we always start out with the Gyoza. Gyoza is a pan fried dumpling, in this case filled with pork.

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Next we shared a Shrimp Tempura Roll.

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I loooove me some shrimp tempura!

 

We finished off our meal with 辛い味噌ラーメン (Spicy Miso Ramen).

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This ramen includes BBQ pork, bean sprouts, bamboo shoot, egg, onion & scallion. Yum! The cool thing is that unlike the other ramen choices on the menu, the soup is separate from the ramen itself (see first picture). Sooo that means that you get to pour the soup and all the goodies in yourself! I don’t know why I find this so fun. I’m easily amused.

The food never ever disappoints but for me, the star of the meal is definitely the ramen. The pork is cooked to perfection and that soup. Laaawd have mercy that soup! Spicy, pepperish, just absolutely tantalizing. I wish I was more versed in Japanese cuisine so that I could better explain the flavors but just trust me on this. The ramen was poppin’. And the aroma. Seriously, I just kinda stuck my face in my bowl and just inhaled all that ramen-y goodness. In a word, perfection.

Until next time food lovers!

It’s National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

It’s National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

Happy National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! In honor of the day I made…blueberry muffins. Yeahhh…it’s at least something with blueberry in it. Ok here’s the thing, I just finished making blueberry muffins and was randomly scrolling through Twitter and discovered that it’s what??? National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! Geeze […]

Did Someone Say Brunch?

Did Someone Say Brunch?

Brunch is probably one of the greatest concepts known to man. I feel like it was made for people like me: people that don’t always feel like being real adults and occasionally start their day after 10 am…okaaay sometimes noon. And because Brunching (yeah I […]

My Scoop’s Bigger Than Yours…

My Scoop’s Bigger Than Yours…

Aggghhh who’s ready for Summer?! 🙂 I am! Me! This girl right here! It’s not feeling like Summer quite yet in Pennsylvania but I just can’t take it any longer. I’ve gotta break out the flip-flops. This is exactly why I need to go home guys. I belong in San Diego, I’m not about this east coast life! I basically live in flip flops and this weather is making me sad. (There was literally frozen rain tumbling from the skies yesterday, what’s up with that!?)

IMG_20160421_163933If you couldn’t already tell from the scream that I typed, I love Summer! Shorts, beaches, amusement parks, and ice cream! It’s not summer without a good ol’ ice cream cone! In celebration of the start of Summer, here we have a vanilla ice cream cone from the Berkey Creamery at my school, Penn State. Simple? Not so much. I mean look at the size of those scoops! You can barely see the cone! I don’t know about you, but that’s how I like my ice cream. Basically the Scoopers (is that their job title? Scooper? That would be awesome to put on my resume) slap on your standard double scoop. Pretty normal. And then they start packing scoops onto the sides! Is your mind not blown? And that’s how EVERY SINGLE cone is made. They all look like this. Um, can there be a law that every ice cream shop has to serve ice cream this way? 😛

The only rule here is that you can’t mix flavors. It’s said that in 1996, Bill Clinton managed to snag a cone with both Peachy Paterno AND Cherry Quist making him the only known person to have ever received a two-flavor cone. Sooo yeah guys, just don’t even ask.

But don’t worry, the flavors are fantastic! They have everything from your standard cookies and cream to Apple Cobbler Crunch to Bananas Foster! Fun Fact: Ben & Jerry are 1978 alumni of the Penn State Creamery correspondence course in ice cream-making. Yes, THE Ben & Jerry! Yeah I know, my school is kinda awesome.

What Summer treats are you guys looking forward to inhaling? Share below!

Until next time food lovers!

 

A Little Queijo in Rio!

A Little Queijo in Rio!

♫ Lemme take you to Rio Rio! ♫ But seriously can we go? Pleeeaseeee? Alright so we can’t actually go to Rio. (Sigh) I can dream. But how about bringing a little taste of Brazil into your home? Sound good? Today I present to you a fantastic […]