Monday, January 28, 2013

$1 Off Starbucks Espresso Drink


Hello Fellow Adventurers,

Oh how I love Starbucks and now they are offering $1 Off your next espresso beverage until Feb 1st!
You have to use a Starbucks card that is registered with their Rewards Program.

Eat Well and Adventure On,

Kat

Cutting Down Calories

Hello Fellow Adventurers,
If you're anything like me, or if you made a New Year's resolution to lose some weight, you're trying to cut out some calories. I learned that you can use plain greek yogurt to replace fattier foods or at least cut their use in half. So join me in my journey to live everyday a little healthier.
Click read more to check out the chart!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Restaurant Review: Sprinkles Ice Cream

Sprinkles, what a wonderful name for an ice cream shop, don't you think? Well so did Alan and I, so we decided to check it out. Sprinkles is one of the many shops in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Here's what you need to know about Sprinkles:
  • Service: 
    • Ok - When Alan and I walked up to the counter, no one was there, but we only had to wait a few minutes for someone to come around to the counter. 
  • Food: 
    • Good-ish - We ordered a brownie sundae and though the ice cream was delicious the brownie was a little tough for my liking. I was a tad disappointed when I noticed them not using homemade whipped cream but their hot fudge was super delicious and chocolatey. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Restaurant Review: Legal Seafoods


Alan and I are huge fans of seafood so when his mom gave us a gift card to Legal Seafoods of course we got excited. They have a great saying there "If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal" and boy do they mean it. We went to Legal Seafoods in Boston's Long Warf where we had a beautiful view of the boats in the harbor and where we were steps away from the New England Aquarium.  This place is a little pricey but I promise its worth it!

Here's what you need to know about Legal Seafoods:

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches


I'm really getting into the whole, crock pot in the morning and having a good meal at dinner with basically no effort. Its even better when you spend all day out and about and are too tired to make anything when you get home. Recently I've been running around to interviews and so after a long day I just want to be lazy and relax so me and my crock pot have become best friends. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did, enjoy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Make Your Own Confectionary Sugar

So I always find myself needing confectionary sugar and never having it. So after a little Google searching I found that you can do it yourself every interesting. I never knew it would be so easy! For every cup of granulated sugar you'll get a cup of confectionary sugar so don't worry about re-measuring. 

Ingredients/ Tools:

  • Granulated Sugar
  • Blender
How to Put It Together:
  1. Place sugar in a blender, and blend on high until sugar becomes a powder 3-5 minutes.
  2. Done!
Yep that's it! Enjoy

Eat Well & Adventure On,

Kat

Friday, January 11, 2013

Restaurant Review: Deluxe Town Diner


Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

I'm glad that you could join me as I explore around Massachusetts one restaurant at a time. I was able to check out the Watertown gem, Deluxe Town Diner. They know how to make all of those comfort food classics and serve a dynamite grilled cheese. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Product Review: Dunkan Hines Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

So I try not to use pre-made or boxed goods too often but my mom purchased the Duncan Hines Carrot Cake and Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting and it does say new and improved on the box so I thought I'd give it a shot. Instead of making a cake I made little carrot cupcakes to make portion control easier. 

Like all boxed cake mixes it was easy to put together, this one does have an extra step though. There is an extra pouch of dried carrots and rasions that you need to rehydrate but this does help with the flavor and texture of the cake. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tinola Manok (Chicken)


Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

This recipe comes from my mom's cookbook and is one of my favorite Filipino childhood dishes. While I was home for the holidays, I was lucky enough to watch my mom cook it so I could put this blog post together for us all to enjoy. This is a very easy dish that anyone can make and that everyone will love.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Restaurant Review: Not Your Average Joe's

Massachusetts is loaded with college towns, history, and great food. I'm currently in Watertown, MA and there is so much to do and explore. One of the hot spots in "the square," or the middle of town, is a great little place called Not Your Average Joe's. They have quite a few locations in MA and luckily there's one right around the corner from me.