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Aloha!

September 19, 2013

I had the best vacation this summer. I hit the beach, drank Mai Tais and went sightseeing at some amazing places. Of course, I’m talking about the one and only Hawaii!

Apart from being excited to finally work on my tan and ignore my email for a while (which is a vacation within itself!), I was stoked to try new flavors and dishes in the Aloha state.

Early on in my trip, I tried the iconic Hawaiian poke – a dish normally made with fresh, Ahi tuna, scallions, cilantro, onions, soy sauce, sesame oil and a little chili pepper for a kick. Poke actually means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian and this dish is reminiscent of an insanely fresh ceviche.

Super fresh and ridiculously tasty Hawaiian poke

Super fresh and ridiculously tasty Hawaiian poke

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My Top Three Picks from the 2013 SOBEWFF’s Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village Weekend

May 6, 2013

Well helloooooo! I’ve been interning at a PR agency for the past couple months so I’ve been crazy busy! But I realized I never wrote about my experience at the 2013 South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF). I wrote a post about some cool free events from SOBEWFF, but never recapped my time at festival.

Like I’ve said in previous entries, I worked as a press and media associate in the festival last year and had a great time. But this year, I was so stoked to actually go as a guest to both days of the Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village and enjoy all the celebrity demonstrations and yummy food!

So what were my favorite parts of the SOBEWFF this year? Here are my top three memories of the Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village:

3) Steak sandwiches and freshly brewed IPA from the Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Continue Reading…

My 2013 South Beach Wine and Food Festival Fabulous (and Inexpensive!) Event List

February 22, 2013

I am unbelievably excited to be attending the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF) this year! I’m going to the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village on Saturday and Sunday and I hear this event is one of the highlights of the festival. I worked a couple of events last year as a press and media associate and I absolutely loved it.

For those that do not have tickets and still want to be a part of the fun, here are a couple of events that are free… Yes, you read right, FREE! Continue Reading…

“The Hunger Games” and Food… Two Things I Love!

March 29, 2012

I’ve been incredibly obsessed with “The Hunger Games” lately. I finished the first book last Saturday and I was in the movie theaters, anxiously waiting for the movie to start that same evening.

For any fellow Hunger Games readers out there, you probably remember Katniss mentioning her favorite food in the Capitol- lamb stew over wild rice. Since I first read those words, I couldn’t get the stew out of my mind. I just kept picturing the dish while my mouth watered more and more each time I thought about it.

Which brings me to my point: I had the stew today. Well, not the lamb stew Katniss described but a variation. I actually went to Whole Foods today with my family and stumbled upon the soup counter by the meat section. There it was… The pot labeled “Beef Stew.” I had tried it before but it hit me this would satisfy my craving for the famed Capitol dish.

I served myself the biggest portion available of stew and then went to the hot food counter to get a serving of wild rice. Much to my surprise/dismay, there was no wild rice available. There was, however, brown rice. I figured that would do and served myself a small portion.

When I got home, I placed a couple spoonfuls of the brown rice on a plate and ladled a medium-sized portion (for once in my life, I wasn’t too hungry!) of the beef stew on top. I warmed it up in the microwave and this is what I feasted on…

Beef stew with brown rice. The Hunger Games

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