One thing is certain, here in Austin, there is no shortage of dive bars. I love it. So many little communities of beer connoisseurs, in their very own episode of cheers. I am also lucky enough that after a long day at the office, my husband still wants to hang out with me, and not just ‘the guys’ (who he will eventually have a very large local group of, I’m sure). So, the other night Josh picked me up after work, we drove around and found some bar, in a strip mall, that wasn’t very clearly named and just hung out. Had some drinks, deep fried foods, and awesome conversation.
I am a very very very lucky girl.
All your organic dreams have come true in Oakland Park! This adorable little spot off Commercial is probably the healthiest restaurant within 20 square miles. With dozens of more than affordable vegan, organic, and gluten free options – there’s something for everyone here! Not to mention the fun games they keep on hand to play while you wait (not very long) for your food. Settled in the back corner of a shopping center near Commercial & Dixie Highway (next to Spicy Thai) – this hole in the wall will quickly become your favourite dining establishment! Go check it out and then come back and tell me what you thought.
Green Spot Kitchen
1506 E Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33334
Briana made me dinner…and man it was good! This (sexist) song is for you, Brie!
This morning I made waffles for two that are as easy as Sunday morning itself. Recipe at the bottom of the post.
Waffles for 2
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp. sugar
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all the ingredients, mix well and pour over a hot waffle iron. Then, ENJOY!
Crock Pot Chicken, Baby!
I love crock pots. I mean, I have successfully used one and that’s pretty much all it takes for someone to love crockpots. I think it probably speaks to my lazy nature that I am naturally drawn to a form of cooking that’s literally just put it in a bucket and leave it there. However, if you’ve ever struggled to shred chicken for tacos, bbq’s, enchiladas, literally any other food ever (because shredded chicken can be used in anything) you should look into taking up the art of the crock.
Also, please be advised that they make little trashbag looking liners for crockpots that make it so you don’t even have crockpot clean up. It’s spectacular.
There’s really no end to what you can accomplish with one of these, and unless you have a blackout at home while you’re at work, and the food can’t cook (which actually happened to me a few weeks ago) your dinner will be ready and hot and not microwaved when you get home. Who could ask for more? Anyway, back to the chicken.
When you make chicken in the crockpot, you don’t really have to “shred” at as much as just…sort of look at it or maybe move it around ever so slightly with a fork and it shreds itself. I wouldn’t believe it unless I had seen it with my own eyes. And I did. And it was pure magic.
This particular batch of chicken is going to go into some Enchiladas that my friend Briana taught me how to make. I’ll post that recipe later. She usually uses a rotisserie chicken from the store, but I have a thing about bones in food, so I am calling upon the pot.
Today I’m cooking the chicken in water and universal seasonings (which is code for the blackening spice I mixed up and use in differing amounts on everything I cook). Plopped the chicken down, sprinkled some seasoning, added a tea cup of water turned the crock pot on high. Six hours later, this magical wonderland of tender chicken.
Do you cook with crock? Are you gonna start?