Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monkey Alfredo Sauce - Ft. Cheeky Monkey Tomato Garlic Dip

  • Hello fellow food adventurers!
So if you saw my post about Cheeky Monkey Foods, you know how much I love their dip. So I decided to do a little experiment and see how I could incorporate it into different dishes. 
I saw online that people were mixing it in with pasta, but why just mix the delicious Tomato Garlic Dip with pasta? We could do better than that. First thing that came to my mind was Alfredo sauce, its simple, easy, and has tons of flavor. 

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 cups of 2% milk
  • 6 oz of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • Cheeky Monkey Tomato Garlic Dip (to your liking)
  • Your favorite pasta - I used Penne
How to Put it Together:
  1. Boil water and cook pasta according to the boxes instructions
  2. Melt the butter and cream cheese in a sauce pan.
  3. Once completely melting incorporate the milk.
  4. Whisk in the cheese, garlic powder, and black pepper
  5. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  6. Once your pasta is done cooking, draine and plate the pasta. 
  7. Place Alfredo sauce on top of the pasta and drizzle about 1 Tablespoon (add more or less if you like) of Cheeky Monkey dip top
  8. Instruct your guest to mix together the pasta and sauce and enjoy!
  • Serve Immediately, if you are going to store it, store pasta and sauce separately. 
  • Serve with grilled chicken to add delicious protein. 
Eat Well and Adventure On,

Friday, June 7, 2013

National Donut Day - Free Donut at Dunkin Donuts

Picture from Dunkin' Donut Facebook Page
Hello Everyone,

Happy National Donut Day! To celebrate Dunkin Donuts is giving away a free donut with any beverage purchase. 


Eat Well and Adventure On,

$1 Starbucks - TODAY ONLY!

Hello Everyone!

If you don't know already, I love Starbucks, and today Starbucks is offering a Grande Iced Coffee, Iced Tea, or Starbucks Refreshers Beverage for $1 today, June 7th. 

All you have to do is click “get offer” in Starbucks Facebook post. You will then need to show your email to the cashier. Offer valid on June 7th only so get it while it lasts!

Thanks Hunt 4 Freebies!

Eat Well and Adventure on,

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tomato Garlic Dipping Oil by Cheeky Monkey Foods

Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

My good friend Emily turned me on to the most delicious bread dip I've ever had. It's so good that it's become a huge hit with all of my friends and family as well.

This is sure to become your next party favorite, and people will be asking you where you've gotten it. Their motto is that they "make food taste better" and boy are they right!

This stuff is very versatile and can work on its own with a delicious banquette but also on some grilled veggies.
Check out the yellow box to see how Cheeky Monkey likes to use their dip. ( I see recipes featuring this stuff in the near future!)  ;-)

For all of you lucky western New Yorkers, Tops Groceries carries it, but for the rest of us, they also have a website where you can order this delicious oil, but you have to order three at a time. 
This Tomato Garlic Dipping Oil by Cheeky Monkey is well balanced and they also have it in a spicy version for all of you adventurers out there.

See my favorite Cheeky Monkey Recipe here.

For all of you health nuts out there, here is their nutritional breakdown:

Eat Well and Adventure On,

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Food Truck Festivals of New England

Hello my fellow Food Adventurers,

If you are looking for something to do this weekend and you're lucky enough to be near cambridge you can check out the Food Truck Festival of New England this Saturday, June 8 from 12-5PM. At this amazing event, all of you Boston foodies out there will get to explore some of the best New England food trucks around. 

Here's the lowdown for the tickets.
Pre-sale tickets online for adults are $7 with a $1.38 fee so it totals to be $8.38 and adult day-of tickets are $10 but $1 of each day-of tickets will be donated to the Red Cross.
If you want the whole experience, check out their VIP experience. For $35 you get no lines, and your food samples and beverages are included (this is what i'm thinking of doing so i can try all 20+ food trucks).

What does your entry ticket get you?
Your entry ticket will get you a food truck festival wristband that will give you access to 20+ food trucks, entertainment and special Festival Food prices. Each menu item at the trucks will have two prices… your wristband gets you the lower price on every item at every truck.

For more information about tickets and ordering them online, visit their Eventbrite page here

Food Trucks that will be there:

  • A4 Truck
  • Baja Taco Truck
  • Bon Me*
  • Boston Super Dog
  • Chubby Chickpea*
  • Compliments*~
  • Frozen Hoagies
  • fugu*
  • Grilled Cheese Nation*
  • Kickass Cupcakes
  • Lobsta Love
  • Mei Mei Food Truck
  • M&M BBQ Ribs
  • Pennypackers
  • Roxy's Grilled Cheese*
  • Sweet Tomatoes*
  • Sweet Truck
  • Taco Party*
  • The Whoo(pie) Wagon

*Vegetarian Options
~ Gluten Free Options

I'm excited to go to this event this weekend! What's going on in your neck of the woods?

Eat Well & Adventure On,