I’m back! For reals…

So,

I’ve been gone for a while…

But that’s water under the bridge.

Today I wanna let yall in on a little secret…

I know where to get the most amazing apple pie in the world…

Apple Pan in Los Angeles
10801 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

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Check it out and let me know what you think.

No Excuses

So

I have no excuse to keep from writing. I am now a proud member of iPhone nation!! And now with the wordpress app, I can post on my commute to work.

So first things first, work is in full affect. I am so busy with my students that i do not have much time for other things. But, I gotta make time for the things i love.

My latest foodie penpal experience was AMAZING- cant wait to blog about it.

More pictures and updates to come.

StarGolden

I’m soooo sad….

… to admit that I’ve neglected my blog.  Usually, after my birthday, I start work and become completely consumed with getting everything together that I run out of time to do what I love (bad habit).  I owe you a Foodie Penpals reveal, updates of becoming vegetarian, and some great recipes and restaurants I’ve tried.  Stay tuned… all posts should be up by Saturday.

Thanks for understanding!

Chocolate Indulgence

 

For my birthday… one of my best friends sent me an edible arrangement of chocolate dipped strawberries!  I’m practically finished with my box so I got the pic from the website :-).  YUMM! Everything tastes great with chocolate!

 

How about a cocktail?

So,

My birthday week is officially over (because I said so) and I have done my share of eating and drinking to celebrate.  Overindulging is just one of my favorite pastimes; I’m not always proud of it, but I love to celebrate life with with good eats :-).

Besides great food at some of my favorite restaurants (Mango Habanero Wings from Buffalo Wild Wings and Mexican Burger from StripBurger in Las Vegas), I have had the opportunity to enjoy some great cocktails.

My fav was the Habanero Lime Margarita from The Elephant Bar in Burbank, California.

I love spicy food and this drink was very flavorful with a hint of spice at the end of each sip. Delicious.

Another fav was the Watermelon Mojito (to the far right) from StripBurger in Las Vegas, NV.  The drink wasn’t on the menu but our waitress recommended it to us.  It was sweet, STRONG, and refreshing with fresh watermelon chopped in it. The perfect drink for a hot summer’s day in Las Vegas… (it was 108 degrees). Other drink featured in the picture: Jack and Coke and “Hypnotize”– Hynotic, Coconut Rum, Pinapple Juice

Now that my birthday celebrations are over, I’m getting back on track with my journey to becoming semi-vegetarian and living a healthy lifestyle.  More updates to come.

StarGolden

A little piece of chocolate

Giving chocolate to others is an intimate form of communication, a sharing of deep, dark secrets

My favorite Chocolate

This blog is called all things chocolate for a reason. I love Chocolate. My favorite chocolate treats are

Ferrero Rocher candies.

Over the years I have figured out ways to incorporate this candy into my favorite desserts. I make ferrero rocher milkshakes, crunch them up on top of cake… my fav is crunching them up and mixing it with french vanilla ice cream.  YUMMMM!!

Though I try to refrain from eating too much sugar or eating one or two or three a day, I try and treat myself every once in a while with a three pack from my local food store.

What’s your favorite chocolate?

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY

So excited that today is my 26th birthday. I’m going to my favorite restaurant for dinner and Vegas for the weekend…

Will post pictures and restaurant reviews next week.

Tasha

Foodie Penpal Reveal Day

It’s Foodie Penpals Reveal Day!

The Lean Green Bean

Foodie Penpals is an awesome program brought to you by The Lean Green Bean. This is my first month participating and it was an awesome experience! Check out my penpal Summer Blankenship and the treats I sent her at EatReal.LiveWell.

I had the pleasure of receiving some delicious treats from Frieda at Purple Oven Mitt. With not much to go on, she did an awesome job of giving my some of my favorite treats. Here’s a list of my goodies:

Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookies
Nature Valley Oats N Dark Chocolate Granola Bar
Progresso Three Cheese Sauce
Long Grain Brown rice
Annie’s Bunny Gram Chocolate Chip Cookies

So far I’ve made the brown rice with lentil vegetable soup, enjoyed my Annie’s Bunny Grahams Chocolate Chip cookies, and I dip into my Girl Scout Cookies every now and then.

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.

If you’re interested in participating for August, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by August 4th as pairings will be emailed on August 5th!

*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!

Good Eats: DineLA review

This week is DineLA here in California.  Get more information about DineLA  here.  My husband and I have done DineLA a few times but this was I first time trying a different restaurant.  We usually would go to Ocean Avenue Seafood Bar and Grill in Santa Monica; they have the BEST Banana Cream Pie, Clam Chowder, and Swordfish entree.

This time we went to Cafe Bizou Grill in Santa Monica.  Overall, I give my experience a B-.  Click on the Good Eats Page for more details.

I encourage every LA resident to participate in DineLA.  They offer prix-fix three course meals for dinner and lunch.  The price is amazing and the food often is amazing too.

 

Have you ever been to DineLA?

 

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