Foodie Friday: Modern Market Eatery Plano

Hi Foxy People!

I hope you are enjoying this Foodie Friday series. This is something cute I thought about and figured it was a good way to highlight some foodie experiences each week.

This week, I am covering the grand opening of Modern Market at their new Plano location. Every time I get a chance to attend one of their events, I always feel honored. The food is always amazing and each location is just beautiful with their bright yellow and white color scheme. It brings about happy feels and goes along with their focus of having fresh and vibrant dishes.

Modern Market

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Things to know…

  1. Modern Market focuses on providing pure and simple ingredients. That means, they make a point to really focus on farm to table by partnering with farmers, ranchers, suppliers, etc. that follow sustainable practices. They stray away from the artificial and antibiotic filled foods, which is great!
  2. It’s a fast food like vibe similar to a Panera Bread, which means no reservations are needed. I like to stay and eat there. The look and feel is too nice to hurry home.
  3. It caters the Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Lovers. You can bring the whole family and everyone can experience great, fresh food!

Favorite Dish

Buddha Bowl

Warm heirloom rice, sesame glazed tofu, spicy roasted broccoli, carrot, citrus cabbage slaw, peanut, cilantro, peanut mango sauce

  • If you are looking for a fresh, light item to eat for lunch, this would be it. The surprising thing is I do not like tofu, but their tofu is soaked really good in the sesame glaze. It is good to me and I never thought I would be saying that lol. The citrus cabbage slaw is bright. The peanut mango sauce mixed with the chopped peanuts gives the bowl a nice crunch. It’s a good dish.*Also,  you have to get a Carrot Lemonade to go with any meal you order. It’s SO good! Just picture fresh carrots that are juiced and mixed in with their special lemonade. Just give it a try!

If you go to Modern Market, give us a shoutout and let them know Foxy Veggies sent you!

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Foodie Friday: Bellagreen

Hi Foxy People!

It’s “Foodie Friday”, my favorite day of the week. It’s my chance to highlight some pretty dope restaurants in the DFW area. I’ve been really lucky in my blogger journey because I’ve been able to go to some really nice grand openings.

This week, I was invited to the Grand Opening of Bellagreen. It’s an American Bistro that has multiple locations in Houston. The new location on Walnut Hill Ln will be the 1st of many in the DFW.

Now let’s get to the fun part! You’re obviously wondering, how did you like the food and the space? You know I got you! Check out all the highlights from Bellagreen below.

Bellagreen

 

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Things to know…

  1. They are environmental conscious people at Bellagreen. Their goal is to make the communities around their restaurants more beautiful. To do that, they make sure to reduce their ecological footprint through Alternative Power, Chemical & Pollution Reduction, Sustainable Food Practices, Sustainable Furnishings & Building Materials, and Water Conservation. I just love a place that cares about my well being and what food they are actually serving their patrons!
  2. It’s a casual dining restaurant, which means you can dress up or down. This is perfect for if you want to have a casual business team lunch, family night, or date night. It’s a place for every occasion.
  3. Their menu caters to so many dietary needs! For example, if you are Vegan or Vegetarian, they have you covered. If you are doing the Paleo diet, they have those options. They cater to those who live a Gluten Free lifestyle as well. So many perks and everyone can eat without feeling limited.
  4. ***BONUS FUN FACT*** For all of the Wine Connoisseurs, they have a program where if you bring in 10 wine corks during your meal, you can take home a free glass of wine! Yep, I said it! FREE BOTTLE OF WINE. Pretty nice right? They use those corks to create beautiful art for each restaurant location.

Favorite Dish

I had to list all of the goodies we had. They feed us very well!

 

Starter

Organic Spinach Dip
  • Imagine Spinach dip with all the good cheeses blended into you nice serving with flatbread and a tapenade inspired plate. Can you picture it? That’s what they have created for you. So yummy!

The Vegetarian Choice

The (V) Burger
  • I’ve never had a burger like this. It was creamy, but holds it’s form. It was also packed with little nuggets of veggies like corn and sweet potatoes. Great little surprises! You also get to choose a side of either sweet potato fries, house cut fries, or their quinoa salad. That quinoa salad was so fresh and I loved that it had nuts mixed in for a nice crunch.

A Fan Favorite for Meat Lovers

Brick Chicken with sides of Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Vegetables
  • I had the pleasure of bringing my mama along with me. She enjoyed it! All great reviews in regards to flavor with the chicken and veggies. The lemon added a little tartness to it in a good way she mentioned.

Desserts

Carrot Cake & the Domino Cake
  • Both were AMAZING and rich! Let’s just say we cleaned our plates with those two.

 

If you go to Bellagreen, give us a shoutout and let them know Foxy Veggies sent you!

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Foodie Friday: Denver Eats

Hi Foxy People!

I’m a couple weeks behind with sharing my Denver Adventures. I know, I know lol. Let’s just say I had to catch up on my life here in Dallas and I hit the ground running with work and trying other food places. Regardless, I had a great foodie experience in Denver. Denver had to have been one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever visited in my life! It’s something about being in the mountains and seeing the beautiful red rock formations mixed with the blue skies. It’s breathtaking. The city was quiet too. It seemed that everything and everyone was just quietly enjoying life. I’m used to the hustle and bustle of cars buzzing by, trains, and people everywhere. It was nice to take a step back from all of that for a change. It was pretty dope to experience all of this with my girls and close friends.

One major thing that we share as friends is that we love food and we love to try new places. Our little planner of the group, Brittany, hooked us up with some great places to try for brunch while we were there. She nailed it! Our top 2 places to try in Denver were Denver Biscuit CompanySnooze

Check out the mini reviews below!

Denver Biscuit Company

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Things to know…

  1. They open at 8 am and close at 2 pm. Don’t get caught up and miss out. Plan your brunch arrival time to about 11 am – noon. This way you get to accommodate the wait time on the list.
  2. Obviously, this restaurant caters to their biscuits. The majority of the menu will have a biscuit involved and it’s worth it.
  3. They have good drinks too. Try a mimosa!

Favorite Dish

Biscuits + Gravy 

Biscuit smothered in housemade sausage or vegetarian mushroom gravy. You can add an egg as well

  • You have no idea how hard it can be to find vegetarian friendly options at restaurants sometimes. Even something as simple as gravy. If it’s made with meat in any way, it’s not vegetarian lol. I’m happy they got it right and provided an option for us veggie friendly peeps. That biscuit was SO buttery and good. Adding a scrambled egg on top just gave it that next step up that it needed.

Snooze an AM Eatery

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I loved the bright colors and retro diner style of the restaurant. They have unique seating outside of the traditional tables. They have circle seating available for big parties. It’s perfect because everyone can see one another and not feel left out of the conversation.

Things to know…

  1. No reservations can be made in advance. You have to wait in line like everybody
  2. They close at 2 pm. Again, don’t get caught up and miss out on this great food by showing up late. They will be closed.
  3. Minor need to know, but it helps if you are particular about food. Snooze changes their jelly choices each day. So if you are a die hard grape or strawberry fan, you may need to branch out if they don’t have it. I liked that change up because it doesn’t get boring and you can try something new.

Favorite Dish

3 Egg Omelet or Scramble

Farm fresh eggs with a choice of three fillings served with hash browns and choice of toast or tortillas **Tofu scramble option as well**.

  • This omelet was perfect. You get to chose whatever toppings you want to have in your omelet. There is a limit to the number of toppings you can add in for free. I believe it’s 3 free options and then an additional cost after, but who needs more than 3 in an omelet?I also liked the options in toast. That sounds petty lol, but I like to have more than a white or wheat bread option and they offered some many. I opted for my favorite, Sourdough bread.

If you have any suggestions on some great restaurants to try in Denver, leave a comment below. I love interacting with my Foxies. As usual, follow me on Instagram for daily posts and updates, @foxyveggies.

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Foodie Friday: Knife Burger

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It is week 2 of Foodie Friday and if you enjoyed last week’s review, you will definitely love this one. I had the luxury of finally eating at Knife Burger inside Legacy Hall. I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was I figured it would be tasty. This is one of Executive Chef, John Tesar’s restaurants. You may know him because he is the Executive Chef and owner of Knife. I love that he decided to have a sister restaurant that is more fun and casual with burgers since Knife is an upscale steakhouse.

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When you walk up to the counter, you see a simple and straight forward board that features their menu. I like that they get straight to the point with their offerings. There are 5 kinds of burgers that they specialize in.

  • “The Ozersky” – gives you your classic cheeseburger vibes. It’s your beef patty, american cheese, red onion, and white bun.
  • “The Double” – gives you twice the fun of “The Ozersky.”
  • “The Magic” – provides a different spin on the burger by swapping out the typical bun with an English muffin. What makes that burger so special is that it comes with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and bacon.
  • “The Pimento” – gives you all the Texas pimento cheese dip or sandwich vibes on a burger.
  • “The Veggie” – the best burger on the menu in my opinion lol. It’s a veggie patty with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and sprouts between a white bun.

The veggie burger was deceiving because I didn’t expect it to be as great as it tasted based on it’s appearance. It appeared it may have been slightly dry, but when I tasted it, I had a bite of a juicy, meat-like patty. I must admit, it was one of the best veggie burgers I’ve had in the DFW.

Other foods that they offer…

  • “Knife” Fries – fresh and hot to order fries.
  • Handmade Shakes – Chocolate Hazelnut, Cookie Butter, Pistachio, Strawberry, and Vanilla. The cookie butter one sounds amazing!

Overall, I truly enjoyed coming here! You can sit at the bar top area or out in the open at Legacy Hall. The staff was great and I loved the chill vibes. I will be back soon!

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Happy National Eggs Benedict Day!

Hey Foxy People!

It’s National Eggs Benedict Day!

Want to be fancy and max this yourself at home? Check out my recipe for Hollandaise Sauce below so you can be a STAR when you host a brunch again.

As always, follow me on Instagram @foxyveggies And on Twitter @foxy_veggies.

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Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4-6 oz. of Clarified Butter
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 tbsp of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Cayenne Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. If you would like to clarify your own butter, all you have to do is take 1 pound of Unsalted Butter and allow it to melt on low heat. As the butter melts, the pure butter fat will separate from the milk fat. The milk fat is a white film that will rise to the too. Skim it off frequently. Allow this to melt for about an hour giving the butter time to separate the water, butter fat, and milk fat. Once the milk fat is all skimmed off, drain off the butter fat making sure the water at the bottom doesn’t mix in.
  2. If you don’t want to take these steps to make your own clarified butter don’t fret, you can buy some online via this link https://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Clarified-Butter-Ghee/dp/B00G12Z36W
  3. If you freshly made your own clarified butter, sit it aside and allow it to cool off a little until it’s warm. If you purchased clarified butter, heat up your 4-6 oz I’m the microwave for about 20 seconds
  4. Take a small pot and fill it with water. Put it on medium heat.
  5. In a little bowl, separate your egg yolks from their egg whites. If you want, you can save your egg whites for an egg whites scramble or omelette the next day. We need to bring them to room temperature.
  6. Once the water simmers, place your egg yolks in a bowl and place it over the pot. Start to whisk your egg yolks until they start to turn to a lighter yellow color almost a pale yellow.
  7. Take the bowl off of the heat, place a towel underneath it, and add the lemon juice to the mix.
  8. Whisk the lemon juice until it’s fully mixed in then begin to slowly drizzle in your clarified butter. You have to whisk with one hand while you drizzle the butter in with the other.
  9. You’ll know it’s ready when all the butter is mixed in and you’re left with a a creamy sauce.
  10. Finish the sauce with salt and cayenne pepper.
  11. Enjoy!

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Sunday Post: Saturday Vegetarian BBQ Class

Hi Foxy People!

I’m starting this Sunday off with all the positive feels.

I’m so happy to have met and cooked for everyone who attended my Saturday class. I even had some ladies come back from my previous classes. I see you Queens! Shout out to you for sticking with me.

As promised, I have those featured recipes shown below. I really appreciate you coming out.

Vegetarian BBQ Cooking Class Recipes

I plan to have more classes throughout the year. I plan to keep you posted via my email. I like to send out email blasts as events become available.

If you are new to my blog, please fill out my contact form on the “Contact Us” page to be added to my email newsletter.

As always, follow this blog for recipes and more. For daily posts, follow me on Instagram @foxyveggies and Twitter @foxy_veggies. For any direct inquiries, email me at foxyveggies@gmail.com

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Sunday Post: Sage Brown “Butter” Sauce

Hi Foxy People!

I was in the mood for some ravioli, so I decided to share my Sage Brown “Butter” recipe!

This recipe is super simple and you can pretty much put this on any pasta. Oh…and it’s Vegan! I don’t make Vegan recipes often, but this is pretty good.  I easily swap out the butter and use the whipped Vegan spread instead.

Let me know what you think! Also, make sure to follow me throughout the week on my Facebook Page, Foxy Veggies, on Instagram @foxyveggies, and Twitter @foxy_veggies.

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Sage Brown “Butter” Sauce

Ingredients

  • Pasta of your choice or Ravioli of your choice
  • 5 tbsp of Organic Vegan Whipped Spread
  • 7 fresh Sage leaves

Directions

  1. Follow the directions for cooking your pasta.
  2. As the pasta is cooking, take a small pot and turn it to medium heat. Add in your Vegan spread and turn the heat down to low.
  3. Allow your spread to melt. There may be foam that rises to the top. Skim this off with a spoon and discard of it. This process will take about 5 minutes.
  4. Once the majority of the foam is removed, add in the sage leaves and stir it around. Allow the sage to steep in the vegan spread for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

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Vegetarian Soul Food Cooking Class

Hi Foxy People!

This my first post of the year and I am very excited for all the wonderful things I have planned for you this year.

If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome to Foxy Veggies! You are in for a treat. If you have visited my blog before, thank you for returning!

If you attended my Sunday Vegetarian Soul Food Class at Food Saved Me, as promised, I have those featured recipes shown below. I really appreciate you coming out.

I plan to have more classes throughout the year, so please stay tuned for updates. If you want to get that news directly to you, please fill out the contact form on the “Contact Us” page to be added to my email newsletter.

As always, follow this blog for recipes and more. For daily posts, follow me on Instagram @foxyveggies and Twitter @foxy_veggies.

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Vegetarian Soul Food Class Recipes

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Photo Op: Slaying in the Country

Hi Foxy People!

I must admit, it has been a few weeks since I last posted. I hope you have been keeping up with my adventures on my Instagram account. If not, check it out @foxyveggies.

Let’s talk about these adventures! Between family visiting, events, and birthday celebrations for friends, I feel like October has been my busiest month to date lol. In the midst of all of this, I was blessed with a really cool opportunity to shine with some Black Women who are making their mark in the Dallas Blogger Community.

Melody, Blingaholic88, reached out to me regarding her annual, girl power focused photoshoot. She chooses a different theme each year. This year’s theme was, “Slaying in the Country” and we did just that! I had the pleasure of slaying with some really cool chicks. Brittany “Bri”, Kenya, Melody, and Tanika who all run their own blogs here in Dallas. Their blogs range from Fashion to Music to Lifestyle.

Check out these ladies and our beautiful pics!

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Sunday Post: Avocado Toast

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It’s a beautiful Sunday and I’m happy you stopped by to the k out another recipe. This week, I wanted to hop on the bandwagon a bit and test out an Avocado Toast recipe. I believe this will give you the crunch and freshness that you seek with to go with the creamy, avocado. I hope you enjoy it.

As always, comment below and let me know what you think.

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Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 4 Slices of Honey Oat Wheat Bread
  • 1 pint of Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Avocado
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper and Salt to taste.

Directions

  1. Take your 4 slices of bread and toast them in your toaster. If you don’t have a toaster, put them in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. While your toast is going, take your avocado, slice it in half and make slices the long way into it. Put the avocado in a bowl, take a fork, and smash it.
  3. Take your lime, roll it to lossen the juices, slice it, and squeeze the juice over the avocado.
  4. Add in all the seasonings to the avocado and mix well.
  5. Take a bunch of the cherry tomatoes and slice them in halves.
  6. Now assemble! Your toast is the base, then add the avocado spread, and top with the tomatoes.
  7. Enjoy!

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