Foodie Friday: Ziziki’s Restaurant

Hi Foxy People! It’s another beautiful “Foodie Friday” . This week, I want to highlight another brunch spot in Dallas. I was able to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I love when I have an excuse to try a new place, especially Greek food! It’s a favorite of mine. Check out my review on Ziziki’s Restaurant below!


Ziziki’s Restaurant


Things to know

  • The restaurant is split between two buildings. The have a main area where the brunch setup is and tables. There is another building right across the walkway that they own as well and it is where the larger parties are seated.
  • The omelette and eggs benedict option is available, you just have to order it through your waiter or waitress. Don’t worry, it is still included in the buffet setup.
  • The mimosas are 10 cents for the starter glass and then bottomless mimosas after that.

Fan Favorite

  • I had a great amount of options on the buffet line, which was good.
  • I really enjoyed the White Cold Pasta made with mushrooms, zucchini, squash, artichokes, mayo, basil, Feta cheese, diced tomatoes. It was so good, I got 2 helpings. No worries, I balanced it out with fresh fruit on my plate.

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Foodie Friday: BH Lounge

Hi Foxy People! It’s another beautiful “Foodie Friday” . This week, I want to highlight a brunch spot in Desoto, TX. I was able to give this place a try for our Praise Dance Holiday Party for church. Check out my review of this black owned, community staple BH Lounge below!


BH Lounge


Things to know

  • They are know for their Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It includes unlimited mimosas, an omelette station, waffles made to order, with a buffet spread of typical breakfast and Sunday dinner favorites.
  • You can make reservations for big parties. If you’re dining in small parties, a reservation isn’t always needed.
  • They have live music. Check their “Band Calendar” to see the scheduled dates.

Fan Favorite

  • I enjoyed the build your own omelette station. They make them fresh to order at the station and have veggie options! I also loved that they had a grits station. It reminded me of home cooking at my grandparents house!
  • Bonus, is the fact that they had a lot of flavor choices for the mimosas. I was able to try pineapple for the first time and it was good. It’s best to get the bottomless mimosas option because if you purchase two individual glasses, you pretty much paid for the bottomless option.

Stay Foxy!


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Foodie Friday: All Good Cafe

Hi Foxy People! How are feeling this “Foodie Friday” ? This week, I wanted to highlight one of my little hidden gems in Dallas. Tucked away on Main Street in Deep Ellum is one of my favorite Breakfast spots, All Good Cafe. If you are looking for a laid back place with staff that makes you feel like family, you will truly enjoy visiting here! Check out my review below and you will see what I mean.


All Good Cafe


Things to know

  • Brunch lasts until 3 pm!!! Plenty of time for you to get up and get there before they stop serving breakfast.
  • You need to check in at the register to get on the list. Don’t worry, if you look lost, someone will help you out lol. Most people who are already on the list, wait by the stage area off to the side.
  • They serve lunch and dinner too! Be mindful that they close at 7 pm on Sunday and 9 pm every other day.

Fan Favorite

  • Let me put out the disclaimer that I have eaten some many things on the menu! lol. The Five-Cheese Mac & Cheese is bomb. Their 3 Egg Omelette is so good and you can customize it to your liking. The one the keeps a special place in my heart is Sophie’s Breakfast Tacos #1. 
  • Sophie’s Breakfast Tacos #1 – Farm-fresh eggs scrambled with pepper jack cheese and avocado placed in soft corn tortillas. You can choose between black beans or potatoes. I always get the potatoes because they cook them with bell peppers and onions. SO good! I think what takes it over is their pico de gallo. I don’t know what all is in it, but I always end up leaving the bowl empty lol.
  • If you are a coffee fan, give their coffee a try and look around at all the tables. Each cup is different and has it’s own character. While you are at it, take a look up at the ceiling. You’ll catch all the beautiful cranes in the sky. I love it!

Stay Foxy!


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Sunday Post: Homemade Oatmeal with Fresh Berries

Hi Foxy People!

It’s a beautiful Sunday in Dallas and I wanted to do anot easy going recipe that you can use everyday this week. Have you ever tried meal prepping for breakfast? Oatmeal is the easiest thing to cook ahead of a time. Try it out this week and you’ll thank me later with the time savings you had.

As always, keep up with me during the week on Instagram @foxyveggies and on Twitter @foxy_veggies.

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Homemade Oatmeal with Fresh Berries

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Water
  • 1 cup of Quaker Oats Quick 1-Minute Oats
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsps of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • A handful of Fresh Blueberries and Raspberries

Directions

  1. In a small pot, add in all of your ingredients and turn the heat to medium.
  2. Continue to stir the Oats until the butter is dissolved.
  3. When the oatmeal begins to bubble, cover the pot and take it off of the heat. Allow the Oats to cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse off your fresh berries. Put your oatmeal in a bowl and top with the fresh berries.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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Sunday Post: Hollandaise Sauce

Hi Foxy People!

Today I wanted to share a slightly fancy recipe that I think we all should have in our pocket. Let’s make Hollandaise Sauce! It’s our gateway to Eggs Benedict. This will make you stand out at all of the brunch parties.

I am featuring in the photo, steamed asparagus that I will lightly saute in clarified butter and season with salt and pepper and a poached egg.

If you would like me to do a step by step recipe on a poached egg, comment below and let me know.

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: What is Vegetarianism?

Hey Foxy People!

I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday. My post today will not be focused on a recipe, but it will pose as more of an educational post.

Every day I am asked about Vegetarianism and what it actually means. Sometimes it is confused with Veganism or Pescatarianism. Today, I wanted to explain the differences between each of them and show how the diets vary.

I have the breakdown and definitions below. A major perk of being in Culinary School is learning about all of these diets in a more in depth manor. Some of these definitions can be found in the book, “On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals” the 5th Edition by Sarah R. Labensky, Alan M. Hause, and Priscilla A Martel. Others may be from my general knowledge.

As always, please feel free to comment below. Let me know if these breakdowns were helpful.

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Vegetarian: a plant based diet which excludes the consumption of meat. There are three major levels of vegetarianism.

  1. Ovo-vegetarian– a vegetarian who eats eggs but not dairy products.
  2. Ovo-lacto vegetarian or lacto-ovo-vegetarian: a person who eats plants products as well as dairy products and eggs (although some may not eat cheeses made with animal-based enzymes such as rennet, or eggs produced by factory farms.) This is the diet that I follow 🙂
  3. Lacto-vegetarian: a vegetarian who eats dairy products but not eggs.

Vegan: a person who eats no meat, fish or poultry or any products derived from animals such as milk, cheese, eggs, honey or gelatin; also referred to as a “strict” or “pure vegetarian.”

Pescatarian: a person who follows a fish or seafood based diet. They typically stray away from meat and poultry.

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