Foodie Friday: All Things Peppermint

Foodie Friday Highlights This Season’s It Flavor: Peppermint!

Welcome Back Foodies! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break but it’s time to do away with those left overs and exchange your pumpkins for peppermints! Yes, tis the season to be winter fresh and in honor of National Peppermint Latte Day tomorrow, below we have multiple ways you can get your peppermint fix in!

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Of course we must kick things off with something warm you can savor on these cold December days and nothing sounds better than a peppermint latte! For my Starbucks Foodies on a budget, I found the perfect recipe that you can try at home that taste very close to the real thing! So you save money but don’t have to skimp on the flavor!

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Foodie Friday: Dining Out For Thanksgiving 2016!

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Highlighting Where You Can Eat Out for Thanksgiving This Year

Happy Friday Foodies! As I’m sure you’re aware, Thanksgiving is less than a week away and everyone, self-proclaimed foodie or not, is ready to get their stomachs full and enjoy time with their friends and family. Though it’s tradition to cook homemade delectables during this holiday, not everyone has their feast at home.

CNN reported that according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), about 15 million Americans eat out for the biggest meal of the year and that’s not including the additional four million people who opt for take out or our beloved fast food foodies who pig out at places such as KFC and McDonalds. In total, we’re looking at roughly 20 million or more Americans who don’t have Thanksgiving dinner at grandma’s house. So if you or someone you know is apart of that number and are unsure of where to go, below is a list of places open for business this Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving plate at Rotisserie Georgette

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Price: $84, kids $40; On the menu: The three-course menu offers a selection of appetizers, including chestnut soup with black truffle croutons and a red and golden beet salad with crispy prosciutto and toasted hazelnuts. The roasted turkey entree is accompanied by sausage, sage and brioche stuffing, pommes purees with turkey jus and cranberry-orange compote; or, go non-traditional with a whole roasted branzino of beef prime rib. Sweets include a chocolate pot de creme and the restaurant’s special tarte tatin for two, with tangy creme fraiche.

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Foodie Friday: National Candy Day

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In Honor of National Candy Day, Foodies Must Celebrate

Today is National Candy Day foodies!!! Yes you thought binge eating on candy was over after Halloween but that’s not the case. Little foodie fun fact, did you know that the average American eats 25 pounds of candy a year, with half of that coming from chocolate bars alone!! Seeing how Halloween is over so you can get candy half price now is a cause for celebration anyhow so why not put those candy sales to good use and celebrate the holiday like a true sweet tooth foodie!!! In honor of National Candy Day, here are a few ways that you can celebrate the occassion!

  1. Buy Yourself That King Size Candy Bar

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Today is all about treating yourself! I know there comes a time where you’re at the check out line in Walmart and you look over to your left and see rows of King Size candy bars and you think to yourself, “I don’ t need this because it’s too much” and on most days, you’re absolutely right. But on this food holiday, you have a justified reason in buying that candy bar you’ve been eyeing. Why not! Go big or go home! My favorite chocolate candy bar is pictured above. I can’t resist a good Reese’s and since I’ve committed myself to have a healthier lifestyle, I’ve refrained from indulging but everyone needs a break whether it’s with a Kit Kat or a Snickers. So enjoy yourself with your favorite King Size candy.

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Event Recap: Char-Broil (@Charbroil) Pop-Up Event In Columbus, GA!

Like most people, my favorite activity of the summer season is pulling out the old trusty grill and grilling up some tasty treats. In order to obtain that perfect grill experience all year round, you have to have the right tools. Recently, Char-Broil held a pop-up event in Columbus, GA at 11th and Bay. The pop-up event was to showcase their Gas2Coal and Tru-Infrared grills as well as their Wi-Fi enabled smokers with Smartchef technology. Trust me when I say that these aren’t your daddy’s old grills. These grills and smokers will make any skill level a grill master.

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Char-Broil has been a trusted name in outdoor cooking for many years and the brand is constantly evolving and growing with today’s market. The grills featured at the event were the Gas2Coal grills and the Tru-Infrared grills. The Gas2Coal grill is truly unique. It is a two in one grill that allows the griller to go from grilling with charcoal to gas with ease. The grill features a first ever charcoal tray that is patented. The patented tray eliminates the need for lighter fluid because it allows you to light the charcoal with the gas option all by pressing a button. The Tru-Infrared grills allow the griller to cook juicy meat that is evenly cooked. While the Wi-Fi enabled smokers let even the tech savvy become outdoor cooking experts. The Digital electric Smokers feature SmartChef technology and allows the smoker to be controlled through an app on your phone. The app can be used to receive real-time updates and it can be used to control the temp and duration of the smoker.

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Foodie Friday: Halloween Edition!

Happy Friday Foodies!!! The countdown for Halloween is in full affect and it’s only 10 days away! Since Halloween falls on a Monday this year, most people, like myself, will be celebrating the holiday next weekend with a party or a dinner. So for those who are trying to be the Host with the Most, I have Halloween appetizers, main dishes, drinks, and desserts that take hardly anytime to prepare and will be a treat for all your guys and ghouls!

First up, Appetizers! I figured since this particular holiday is filled with candy galore, you should try these healthy alternatives.

Ghost Fruit Kabobs

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What a festive, yet healthy way to kick off a Halloween party with these Ghost Fruit Kabobs as appetizers! You can use any fruit of your choice but in this picture, there are strawberries and melons. For the marshmallows, all you need is a black food coloring marker to draw the ghost’s face and the rest is pretty straight forward. Be sure to cut up the fruit in bite size pieces, create a pattern, and follow from one in of the skewer to the next!

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Foodie Friday: 5 Vegan Tips To Help You Look & Feel Better!

Today’s #FoodieFriday is all about being a little more GREEN! HeyMikeyATL partnered with 32-year-old restaurateur Nicole Marquis. to help provide information so that all our foodie readers can add a little veganism to their culinary life. Marquis is the founder of a vegan powerhouse concept- Hip City Veg -committed to making mouthwatering, “crave-able” vegan dishes. She was even recognized this year in the New York Times for being an influential part of Philadelphia’s growing vegan scene.

So today we’re giving you five vegan ways from Marquis on how to add veganism to your diet!

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1. Bowl it Up – Some of the best meals I’ve eaten have been the simplest.  I love to make a bowl of my favorite veggies and grains – you can dress it up and it’ll fill you up.  Try this: Brown rice, avocado, sliced tomato and black beans – then dress it up with a little salt, hot sauce and fresh lime!

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Foodie Friday: National Grits Day!

Today is National Grits Day so in honor of that, here are a few grits recipes you can try with salt and pepper or sugar and butter this weekend.

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First up is Shrimp & Grits! This particular recipe is the Old Charleston style of cooking shrimp and grits which means it takes a little longer but the end result is worth the wait. This recipe features features shrimp simmered with andouille sausage, bacon, and bell peppers, all served over creamy, cheesy grits.

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