Thursday night in RVA

Last Thursday night my girlfriend twisted my arm (yeah right) to head over to Hardywood Brewery for some craft beers and food truck action (so trendy).  If you haven’t done this and reside in the RVA area, DO IT!  It’s a lot of fun, the worst part was trying to decide which food truck to go after.  Sooooo many options made it sooooo difficult for this girl with big eyes and a small stomach.

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So I went with….

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The Dog Wagon!  I ordered the “All American Dog” with garlic fries, and it was amaze balls!!  I love hot dogs, I don’t care if it’s pig butt, it’s damn good!

I had a hotdog but eated it

Can’t wait to tackle the other food trucks!

What’s your favorite food truck?



My New Low Carb Obsession

Last week I had another successful trip to Costco (love it there, Kirkland for life).  I stumbled upon one of the many sample stations I stalk out walk by on my weekly trip to the mecca of goodness.  This particular station was giving away samples of a darkish/black pasta, which didn’t look all that great.  Still, being a sample, I took one.  But before I let that pasta enter my mouth, I asked the woman why it had such a dark color.  She informed me that this pasta was derived solely from black beans!!  Black beans, people!!  I was so excited because I for one am a big fan of the bean, and it is packed with so much fiber and protein.

Meet Explore Asian Organic Black Bean Spaghetti

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I prepared it with a summer veggie medley.  I sautéed garlic, vidalia onions, red peppers, corn, string beans, and spinach in extra virgin olive oil (infused with garlic), see below.  I bought this at HomeGoods for $4!  Also, accompanying that is my white truffle oil spray which I also got at HomeGoods for $4!

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Once all is done, I sprinkled with goat cheese (trader joes).  It was so good that I made it twice in the past 3 days.  So yummy and defiantly a healthy alternative.

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What are some healthy alternatives you have been cooking up?


Disclaimer: The opinions are my own and I have not been compensated by Explore Asian.

Guac It To Meee


You guys, I have a serious obsession with guacamole.  I just love the stuff.  LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!  It’s funny because as a kid, I never would never go near it.  It’s like all the years of repression has crept up on me and exploded into a guacamole bonanza!  Oh well, I don’t hate it.  My all time favorite guacamole has to be from Chipotle.  When I don’t have time to spare waiting in line at Chipotle, I make my own.  It’s simple enough to make, but still packs some great flavor.

2 avacados

1/2 sweet onion

2 gloves of garlic

juice from 1 lime

handful of chopped cilantro

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What’s your favorite guacamole recipe?