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.

Stay Foxy!


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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!

Stay Foxy!


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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.

Stay Foxy!


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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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Thanksgiving Dinner: Vegetarian Style

Happy Wednesday Foxy People!

The holiday season is approaching so fast! I know you usually see my Foodie Friday posts, but this week I wanted to ensure that I equipped everyone with some of my top items and go to recipes for a great, veggie friendly Thanksgiving. This will hopefully give you time to plan your menu!

Top 3 Thanksgiving Turkey Substitutes 

Great news! All of these below options are Vegan.

GN_TurkyCutlets_RGB-2-225x231Gardein Turk’y Meatless Cutlets

This product I enjoy thoroughly throughout the fall. I hope they start having this year round because it is so good! It is a pre-breaded cutlet that you can bake and pair with your favorite gravy. This is a soy based product and is made with organic ancient grain flour (KAMUT® khorasan wheat, amaranth, millet, quinoa) and potato starch.Check out this link for ingredient details.


vegan-naken-chicken-cutlets (1)Quorn Chik’n Cutlets

I was drawn to this product simply because of the name lol. I ended up liking this item because of it’s texture. If you don’t want a soy based product, you may want to give this one a try. It is made from Mycoprotein, Potato protein, and Pea fiber. I like to cook this product in Vegetable broth. It absorbs those flavors very well.Check out this link for ingredient details.


GN_HolidayRoast-225x134Gardein Holiday Roast

I haven’t had a chance to try this option, but I’ve been wanting to for years! It’s finally available in the Dallas area, so I’m going to give it a try. This is a soy based product as well and is made with organic ancient grain flour (KAMUT® khorasan wheat, amaranth, millet, quinoa) and potato starch. Want to try it with me? It is basically formed like a roast and it has a stuffing mix in the middle.Check out this link for ingredient details.

Top 3 Thanksgiving Sides

Cornbread Dressing

Follow your traditional recipe for baking cornbread. You can swap out some of the dairy products with vegan buttery spread and unsweetened almond milk to make it Vegan friendly. Once it is baked and cooled, add in some fresh rosemary chopped, some sauteed onions and bell peppers, vegetable broth, salt, black pepper, thyme, and a lot of sage! lol. I just love that seasoning during the holidays. Mix this well and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes on 350 degrees or until it is firm and golden at the top.


Mashed Potatoes

It’s all the same process you usually use for mashed potatoes. You just have to make Vegan friendly option. How? Simple, instead of using milk or cream, swap out the ingredients with unsweetened almond milk. Instead of using butter, swap it out with a vegan buttery spread like Earth Balance original spread or extra virgin olive oil. If you’re okay with keeping it Vegetarian friendly, add in a tablespoon of olive oil mayo and some cheese for extra creaminess.


Sauteed Kale

This is the most easy recipe of them all! All you need is a few bunches of kale, sweet onion, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, red pepper flake, and salt. Saute them all in a skillet until the kale is withered and the onions are a golden brown color.

Stay Foxy!

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Austin Girls Trip

Hi Foxy People!

I know you guys saw my posts on Instagram about Austin. I wanted to do a post with more details about my girls trip.

Long story short, we had a great time! There was eating, shopping, eating…and did I mention we ate a lot? lol. That is pretty much our favorite way to pass the time.

For the shopping, we decided to go to South Congress. I think we could’ve stayed there the entire time. You didn’t really need to leave that area for anything. There was food, music, and shopping. All the essentials that us ladies like in any trip.

While we were there, I was able to try on my first pair of genuine cowgirl boots at Allens Boots. They had some Leopard booties I just had to try on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That night, we went to 6th street. It was definitely a different vibe than Dallas. I don’t think I’ve seen a place where the entire street is blocked off for us to enjoy bars on each side of the street. It was nice. There was a good mix of bars that played good music. I love to dance, so that made my night.

The next morning, we went back to South Congress. We stopped by two very popular food trucks for breakfast. Mellizos Tacos, a taco food truck that had fresh tortillas for their Migas breakfast taco and Gourdough’s a donut food truck that had the best gourmet donut I’ve ever had! The Miss Shortcake was a bit sweet, but I enjoyed  the cream cheese and fresh strawberries. It is genius!

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all, I had a good time in Austin. I would definitely go again.

Stay Foxy!

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Sunday Post: Cucumber Sandwich

Hi Foxy People!

It’s been a busy few weeks, but I have another easy recipe for you.

Since we are in the middle of summer, I find myself wanting to eat more light. I tend to feel more weighed down eating heavier foods. With that being said, I opted for a sandwich recipe. Introducing…The Cucumber Sandwich!

Check out the recipe below and leave a comment for me. I would love to hear from you!

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

Stay Foxy!

Cucumber Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 Slice of Oatnut Wheat Bread
  • 12 slices of Seedless Cucumber
  • 1 Green Onion (garnish)
  • 2 tsp of Olive Oil Mayo
  • 2 dashes of Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp of Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • Ground Black Pepper and Salt to finish dish.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, add your Apple Cider Vinegar, Hot Sauce, Olive Oil Mayo, and seasonings. Mix well.
  2. Begin assembling your sandwich.
  3. Take your mayo mix and put it on your slice of Bread.
  4. Take your cucumber slices and place them on top in 2 rows.
  5. Finish with Salt and Black Pepper for taste.
  6. Garnish with the Green Onion tops.
  7. Enjoy!

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Birthday Brunch at Stirr

Hi Foxy People!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen all of my posts about my 27th Birthday Festivities.

Happy Birthday to me! Lol

We rounded out the festivities with our favorite…Sunday Brunch Day! This past week, we went to Stirr in Deep Ellum. We’ve always enjoyed the late night patio vibes, but as a group, we haven’t enjoyed the brunch yet. Let’s dig in!

Let me say, if you can make a reservation, do it. We did and I thank God we did lol. It was packed, granted it was Father’s Day Weekend. I still feel it’s always that packed on a normal basis.

Once we got seated, we didn’t waste any time on getting MIMOSAS. They had reasonable carafes, so we had about 3. It was 10 of us, so no judgement lol.

For food, the majority of us are the “Texas Migas.” You can keep it as just the eggs or add in your choice of meat. We all enjoyed it! It had a nice kick with the jalapenos and salsa, while the avocados gives a nice creaminess to it.

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I also got treated to a Birthday Cocktail. My favorite drink is Vodka and Cranberry. I loved that they used white cranberry juice. Definitely, a drink of choice here!

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All in all, we will be back again! Great food and drinks, with cool vibes, in our favorite neighborhood.

Stay Foxy!

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National Burger Day: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Hi Foxy People!

I hope you have enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend so far with family and friends. I want to thank all of our fallen soldiers who have risked their lives to protect us and we honor them for their service.

In edition to Memorial Day celebrations, today is National Burger Day! It is only right that I give you guys a great burger recipe.

Check out my my recipe below and keep in contact with me by leaving a comment below!

For daily updates, follow me on Instagram @foxyveggies and Twitter @foxy_veggies.

Stay Foxy!

 Classic Burger

Ingredients

(1 serving)

  • 2 Slices of Bread
  • 1 Boca All American Flame Grilled Veggie Burger Patty
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 cup of Sliced Yellow Onion
  • 2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1 Iceburg Lettuce Leaf
  • 1 Slice of Red Tomato
  • 1 tbsp of Mayo
  • 1 tbsp of Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt

Directions

  1. Take a small pan, turn the heat to medium. Once it starts to heat up, add in your Vegetable or Canola Oil. Either one works for this recipe.
  2. Mix your seasonings in a small bowl. You will use it to season everything throughout the cooking process.
  3. Once the oil is heated, add in your burger.  Allow the burger to cook for about 4 minutes on one side, then flip. Add some of your seasonings on this side. Cook the remaining side for another 4-5 minutes. Before you take it off ans sit ut aside, add some more of your seasoning.
  4. While the burger is cooking, slice your yellow onion, tomato, and lettuce.
  5. Before you take your burger out of the pan and sit it aside, add some more of your seasonings.
  6. In the same pan, take 1 tbsp of your Olive oil and add it to the pan. Once the oil is heated, add in your onions and a little of your seasonings.
  7. Turn the heat to low and allow the onions to cook for about 10 minutes or until they are caramelized.
  8. Take them out and sit them aside as well.
  9. In the same pan, heat the pan back to medium heat and add in the remaining Olive oil.
  10. Take your egg and crack it straight into the pan. As it’s cooking, top with your seasoning. Cook the egg for about a minute on one side, then flip and cook the egg for about another minute on the other side. Add in the last of the seasonings.
  11. Now it’s time to assemble the sandwich!
  12. Take your bread and add the mayo to a side of each slice of Bread.
  13. Add your patty, tomato, lettuce, fried egg, onions, and top it with your barbecue sauce. Add the other bread to the top.
  14. Enjoy!

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