Foodie Friday: Peace.Love.& Eatz Smoothie Bar

Hi Foxy People! It’s “Foodie Friday” and we made it through another week. We did that! lol. Black History Month is in full swing and I wanted to highlight a few Black-owned, plant-based restaurants here in the DFW. Today, we are showing off Peace.Love.&Eatz Smoothie Bar . Located in the Grow Desoto Market Place, you can enjoy plant based gems created by Chef James McGee. I have my full review below!

Peace.Love.&Eatz Smoothie Bar

‘Shroom Sammich

Things to know

  • The restaurant is located in the Grow Desoto Market Place. It reminds me of the setup at the Dallas Farmers Market. An incubator for small businesses to thrive, which is great! I appreciate any space that is down to help our communities to grow and flourish while promoting people to shop local.
  • Not only is there a full food menu, there is a menu that is just as long for smoothies! I love smoothies so much and I enjoy the fact that there isn’t dairy or almond milks being used to create them. You have natural juices or coconut water. This is lovely when you really want a pure, fruit smoothie!
  • Store hours are only from Wednesday to Sunday. 9 am – 7 pm Wed-Sat & 12 pm – 5 pm on Sundays. They are open late enough for you to enjoy a meal right after work and open all day on Saturday for you to enjoy a day of good eating.

Fan Favorite

  • I was instantly drawn to the ‘Shroom Sammich. It is made of fried oyster mushrooms topped with tomato, avocado, pickled onions & mixed greens on a warm pretzel bun; served with fries drizzled with cashew or hemp sauce. I asked the Cashier which one they preferred and they suggested the cashew one. It was a great choice! I loved how soft the pretzel bread was, although it doesn’t take much for me to be sold on pretzel bread. It’s my favorite bun for burgers. I’m happy they chose this as their signature bun because there aren’t too many places that offer it. The mushrooms were crunchy and seasoned very well. The sweet potato fries gave a good sweetness to counter the mushrooms.
  • Something extra: “Sunshine” Smoothie – Made of Pineapple, Mango, Coconut Water, Passion Fruit Juice. It comes in 2 sizes – 12 oz. & 24 oz. I had the 12 oz. and it was plenty. This smoothie was so good and refreshing. I just good in my soul and light. Can’t wait to try the other options.

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Foodie Friday: Masala Wok

Hi Foxy People! Happy February. We are 1 month down in the new year. Did it seem like January was the longest month ever or is it just me? lol.

We’ve been weathering chilly temps here in Dallas. Obviously, Dallas weather is no comparison to the temps in the Midwest, but it’s truly Winter here in Texas. On this “Foodie Friday” , I wanted to highlight one of my go to spots when I want something comforting and warm. Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE Indian food. When I found this gem while I was shopping in Frisco, let’s just say it was love at first sight. Check out my review on Masala Wok below!

Masala Wok

Things to know

  • The restaurant is split between two cuisines. You have a full Indian food menu and Asian food menu. To be honest, the Indian side has been so good, that I haven’t even tried the other one. Terrible right! lol. I will get to it one day.
  • They have multiple locations in the DFW area. If you don’t feel like commuting all the way to Frisco, you can always enjoy the Richardson or Irving locations.
  • They have Gluten Free and Vegan Menus as well. That’s right, they cover all of your dietary bases at this restaurant.

Fan Favorite

  • My go to dish every single time that I go there is…. Malai Kofta. It is a dish made of golden, vegetable balls that are filled with potatoes, carrots, cabbage, paneer, peas, & cauliflower that is bathed in the most delicious, silky onion-tomato cream sauce. It comes with a side of basmati rice and naan. You can get all of this for $10!
  • In second place, if you are in the mood for a wrap, I suggest getting the Tandoori Wrap made with Paneer. It’s naan bread with mozzarella cheese, cilantro, red onions, & tomatoes served with a side salad and tikka masala. So good!

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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.

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Foodie Friday: Peckish Pies

Hi Foxy People! I’ve been a little MIA enjoying time with my family for the holidays. I wanted to at least share a little something for my “Foodie Friday” series. This week, I want to highlight a pie place that I was able to try at one of the blogger events I attended. Peckish Pies is your one stop shop for mini pies. Check out my review below on these cute, little gems!

Peckish Pies

Things to know

  • There isn’t a physical location for these pies. You have to order them online. Honestly, we order everything else online. Why not order treats as well? Added bonus, there is a 10% discount happening as we speak. Use “THANKS18” for the code.
  • Order requirements exist, but they make sense. You must order a minimum of four pies of the flavor of your choice. I admit, you wouldn’t want to only order 1 mini pecan pie at $4.50. Shipping alone costs more than that amount. You should want to order at least four to get your money’s worth.
  • Order 2 days in advance. They mention to allow 24 – 48 hours on the website, but give them and yourself more cushion time. Especially, with it being the holidays.

Fan Favorite

  • Although I do love that they offer a variety of savory and sweet pies, my favorite has to be, “The Old Fashioned.”
  • The Old Fashioned – Classic Pecan Pie with Chunks of Chocolate and a Splash of Bourbon. Who doesn’t like a little liquor in their desserts? So good! I also, love the fact that the pecans don’t take over the pie. There are just a few on the top.

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Foodie Friday: Tupelo Honey

Hi Foxy People! It’s another wonderful “Foodie Friday.” This week, we are covering a special occasion. It was my Grandy’s birthday last Saturday! I was so happy that she decided to her special day with me and mama in the Big D. Of course I had to show her a good time, right! This meant we were going to all of the new attractions that she missed the last time she visited. The Frisco Star was at the top of the list. I must admit, this was my excuse to finally try a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try for months, Tupelo Honey . It worked out great because it was food that reminded her of home. Nailed it! Take a look at my review below of this southern, comfort restaurant.

Tupelo Honey

Things to Know

  • Tupelo Honey has roots in the Carolina mountains. That’s where they receive their inspiration and recipes.
  • It’s best to make a reservation. We decided to make a reservation that night and it worked in our favor. The place filled up quickly. Also, this is the only place I’ve been to where all members of your party do not have to be in present before you can be seated. Parking was a nightmare that night, so thank God! lol
  • Their menu covers all dietary lifestyles, while staying true to Southern roots. They have so many Vegan and Vegetarian options. If you are Pescatarian, no problem. They have seafood options. For those who love fried chicken, they have a variety of their famous fried chicken. We can all enjoy a meal here!

Fan Favorite

  • Hands down, the best meal option for me and my veggie peeps was the Farm Fresh Vegetable Plate. It was great because you get to try 4 of their side options for around $15. Not bad! My options were Basil & Butter Green Beans (wasn’t a fan), Cheesy Potato Gratin with Biscuit Crumbles (so good!), Mixed Greens Salad (loved their house dressing), and Roasted Maple & Sage Root Vegetables (great flavors). Everything was great to me except for the green beans. I understand the process of shocking them in the cold water to stop the cooking and keeping the color, but I expected to taste more of the warm basil butter and salt. I may give it a try again in the future. 

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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.



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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!



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.


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


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


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: Taco Ocho Review

Happy Foodie Friday! I’ve been gone for a week with my Denver trip, but I’m finally back. So many great reviews to come! I will even have a post about my trip to Denver.

This week, I wanted to feature this cool, hidden gem in Richardson, TX. If you are near the area or don’t mind making the trip for some good tacos, Taco Ocho is the place for you.

The thing that sold me the most about this restaurant was that half of the menu was catered to Vegans and Vegetarians! Yes, we finally have a place where people get us at a regular establishment lol. On top of that the food was freshly made to order.

Fan Favorites

The Yucatan and Caribbean Taco Plate that comes with rice and beans. The plate was only $10!

  • Yucatan Taco: comes with roasted potatoes, poblanos, corn, red onions, black bean spread, sour cream, cotija cheese. The potatoes helps to offset the heat.
  • Caribbean Taco: comes with Plantains, black bean spread, rice, salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream

Queso & Chips

  • This queso is not a boring queso. It has little surprises as you keep digging in. You may get some onions, you may get some tomato, and it’s a white queso and not the golden hue we’re used to. I love a blanco queso. Every version I’ve had, it’s been good.

Hand-hacked Hass Avocado Guacamole and Chips

  • You may not know, but guacamole is the best in my eyes! I can eat it and just plain avocados every single day on everything lol. Their guacamole in particular I can picture on everything. It’s fresh and seasoned. That’s key!

All I can say is, you can enjoy a meal for two for around $25 and it will include appetizers galore. Take a look at their menu and give them a try.

Stay Foxy!


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Foodie Friday: Chick’n & Dumplings

Happy Foodie Friday Foxies!!! This week, I wanted to switch it up and give you a recipe.

Tis the season, it is feeling like Fall in Dallas this week. It made me want comfort food and to be snuggled in a blanket the entire week lol. I started thinking about how good Chicken and Dumplings used to be growing up. My Grandy and my aunts would make it on cold days back home in Milwaukee. Then I began to think about it, I haven’t had it in years. The question then became, how can I make this veggie friendly? I got the creative juices going and here we are with my Chick’n & Dumplings recipe. Check it out below! Let me know what you think. Like, Share, and Show some love in the comments.

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Chick’n & Dumplings

Soup Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Gardein Chick’n Strips
  • 2 1/2 (32 fl. oz.) Vegetable Broth
  • 5 Carrots (diced)
  • 3 Celery Stalks (diced)
  • 1 Sweet Onion (diced)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Salt

Dumpling Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp of Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread
  • 3 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp of Salt


  1. Add all of your dry ingredients for your dumpling mix and put them in a bowl. Mix them together, then whisk in your melted butter and almond milk.
  2. As soon as your thick mixture for your dumplings are mixed well together. Sit it in the fridge.
  3. Prep your carrots, celery, garlic, and sweet onion.
  4. Take a large pot, turn stove to medium high heat, and add in your vegetable oil.
  5. Once the oil is heated, add in your veggies and garlic. Saute your mirepoix (veggie soup blend), give your vegetables about 2 minutes to sweat in the pot, then add in your chick’n strips. and seasonings.
  6. Once those ingredients are mixed well in the pot, cover the pot, and allow the veggies and chick’n to cook for about 10 minutes.
  7. Once the veggies are softened, add in your vegetable broth and bay leaves.
  8. Take your dumpling mix out of the fridge and when the broth begins to simmer, take a tbsp of gently drop in spoonfuls of the dumplings to the broth.
  9. Once all of your dumplings are in, stir then in and cover the pot again. Allow the dumplings to cook for 10 more minutes.
  10. Enjoy!


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