Monday, June 27, 2011


what am I making for meat free Monday?

Breakfast- smoothie with protein powder, frozen mangos, frozen strawberries, 100% cranberry juice
Lunch- corn tortilla with grilled onions, green bell peppers, and mushrooms
Dinner- green peas cooked in vegetable broth with onions, tomatoes with salt and pepper, and jalepeno corn bread!!! 


Adele - Set Fire to the Rain (Plastic Plates Remix)

set fire to the rain!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

meatless monday

An international movement to help people reduce their meat consumption by 15% to improve personal health and the health of the planet. We are a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
On average, Americans consume 8 ounces of meat per day – 45% more than the USDA recommends. Going meatless once a week can reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help limit your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.

check out the website:

Bon Iver | Skinny Love |

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

red bar salad dressing!!

we were eating at the red bar in grayton beach and everyone single one of us mentioned how much we liked the salad dressing, but we really could not tell what it was. we asked the waiter and to our disbelief he went in the back and came back with the recipe!!!! love it when people are willing to share their secrets! so here it is...

Red Bar (Grayton Beach) Salad Dressing 

3 cups of pure Olive Oil
1 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of tomato paste
1 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
1 teaspoon of dry basil
1/2 teaspoon of dry oregano
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
2 egg yolks

1. Put the egg yolks in a small bowl and whisk using a thin wired whip until eggs turn light yellow.
2. Add the oil slowly, whipping continuously.
3. Add the red wine vinegar and all the other ingredients.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Taste of West Village

taste of west village is tonight!! benefitting the North Texas Food Bank. from their website:

On Tuesday, June 21 from 5-9 p.m. West Village invites you to the third annual Taste of West Village benefiting The North Texas Food Bank - a Tuesday evening filled with savory samples and summer sounds!

Participating restaurants will offer tantalizing tastings right outside their doors for a mere $1 donation to the North Texas Food Bank! Make a $5 donation at the North Texas Food Bank table and you will be entered into a drawing to win a dinner for four at one of several West Village restaurants.

Every dollar collected will provide 4 meals for North Texans in need!

Little Feat - Willin' then Don't Bogart That Joint - 01.02.09

little feat tonight at the granada!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

grilled peach salad

made this salad last night..fresh and light!

Grilled Peach Salad
1 box mixed greens
2-3 peaches
goat cheese
1 red onion
Annie's Organic Balsamic Vinegar

1. Turn grill on medium.
2. In a small saute pan, saute onions over medium heat. Allow to soften and become translucent.
3. Cut peaches into quarters. Place on grill skin side up. Grill for about 6 minutes until grill marks become evident and peach softens.
4. Assemble salad. Lettuce, onions, walnut, goat cheese, and peaches. Toss with dressing just before serving.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chelsea Williams - "Eight Days"


you need to make your way to Dodie's Cajun Diner on Greenville! "ya don't hafta go to New Orleans"... the shrimp po' boy was the best thing I have ever put in my mouth. HANDS DOWN! gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish, snowcrab, shrimp, New Orleans drinks, etc etc etc... enough said. Oh yeah..and they have a great patio!!!

The Farewell Drifters - We Go Together

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

jordys mud pie

made this last night for johns easy and so good!

Jordy's Mud Pie

1 lg package of Oreo's (mashed in a plastic bag)
1/2 stick of butter
equal parts vanilla, chocolate, and coffee ice cream

1. Melt the butter in a pan on medium heat. Add the crushed up Oreo's. Stir until butter is well incorporated.
2. Spread Oreo's on the bottom of a round baking pan/dish. Flatten. Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes. Allow to completely cool.
3. Meanwhile, allow ice cream to soften. Mix in blender equal parts chocolate, vanilla, and coffee ice cream. Blend until all mixed together.
4. Pour ice cream over Oreo crust. Put in freezer and allow to freeze for up to four hours.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

get off your booty! White Rock Paddle Company!

looking for something fun and different to do in the TEXAS HEAT. Head over to the White Rock Paddle Company and rent a kayak. They rent out kayaks, tandem kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. Good prices and something different to do.

Meddlesome Moth

I was not impressed with Meddlesome Moth. They do have a good beer selection..but the food is unimpressive at the least. I would recommend hitting up the Meddlesome Moth for happy hour and only grabbing some beers. The patio/beer garden is a great place to sit with friends and throw back a few beers. Relax. The creamed corn was good. That't about it.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Climb to Safety

panic is playing in Dallas next FRIDAY!!! at the gexa energy pavilion!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cilantro Cream Sauce

YUM!!! this sauce is great on tons of diff things.. tacos, steak, chicken, eggs, etc.

Cilantro Cream Sauce

1 cup sour cream
juice of one lime
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
1 green onion roughly chopped

1. Put all ingredients in a food processor and mix on high.

Veronica's Health Crunch

this is the best mixed nut variety I have ever put in my mouth. I would eat these nuts for dessert...they are that good!!! a little pricey, but totally worth it! 

Monday, June 6, 2011

beach food, RANDOM

ideas of lunch to take to the beach:

1. Grill hot dogs. Put in buns. Wrap in foil. Take down to beach with ketchup, mustard, and pickles. Bring some chips.
2. Giant veggie sandwich on French bread cut into sandwich sized pieces. Use hummus, sprouts, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, lettuce, salt, pepper, etc.
3. Peanut butter, banana, and honey. YUM!

yummy breakfast:

1. Toast sourdough bread. Spread cream cheese on. Top with sprouts, grape tomatoes, and yellow grapes. Also can use this as an appetizer with goat cheese.

Renan Luce- La Lettre

Food Jams is on a beach TRIP!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Avett Brothers - I and Love and You LIVE at Hangout

Company Cafe

youve got to try the Company Cafe on lower greenville...fresh organic food. AWESOME for breakfast...amazing coffee and great food. try building your own omelet with fresh veggies and goat cheese. add free range chicken, buffalo, etc. the veggie rx and the beat sandwich (bacon, eggs, avocado, and tomatoes on challah bread) are delicious. No greasy feeling after leaving this breakfast!

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