I got…fluffy.

So I haven’t made a post in a long time. That’s because after eating all of this delicious food, a little too frequently, I began to gain some weight (nothing crazy, like 5-10lbs) and felt really bloated and crappy. Also, food is just too delicious to be taking pictures of all the time. I’d find myself half-way through a meal like shit, I forgot to take a picture for my blog. Oh well, let me just enjoy this meal! Being back in school also gives me much less time to blog.

Since then, I’ve been practicing athletic yoga and going on hikes when I can. Occasionally I drop in on a tap dance class. Just doing active things I enjoy doing. I’ve also been trying to eat clean, similar to a paleo/fodmap diet to try and find relief from all the GI crap (literally). I am happy to report that it definitely helps! Less bloating, discomfort, grogginess, and I’m back at the weight I was before eating all the crap.

Occasionally I am still going to eat a delicious plate of Mac and cheese or a big ass burger. But on the daily, I rather feel better. As to where I’ll be taking this blog, I don’t know. Maybe I won’t ever post again. Maybe I’ll post about healthy foods or what I’m eating lately. Maybe I’ll blog about something else. Who knows!

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Ball Square Café (once more)

One of my favorite brunch spots in Brunch Village AKA Somerville. However, I think the prices went up and that makes me sad. Brunch really shouldn’t be expensive. 

Without further a due, (is that how it goes?) The avocado & tomato eggs Benedict:

  
Actually not my favorite of the eggs Benny- it was a little bland and I had to put salt on it. And I’m not even a salt person.

The Sausage Guys

Possibly the best street meat you’ll have in your entire life. Yeah, I said it.

The Sausage Guys has exactly that- sausages and hot dogs with the fixings (peppers & onions). They take credit cards, so when your drunk self is out of cash this is where you want to go. I’ve also heard they sell their signature sausages at the local supermarket, so you can have a taste of this glorious street meat on a night in.

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Maple Bacon Bourbon Jam

Yeah, that’s right. You read that. Maple, Bacon and Bourbon TOGETHER to make a jam.

This may not be sold in stores or a restaurant, but it sure as hell should be. A friend of mine whipped this goodie up and boy IS IT GOOD. I had to make a post about it.

Bacon Bourbon Jam close upClose enough to the monitor yet? I swear if you get a little closer, you may be able to smell its sweet smokey goodness.

It’s the perfect combination of everything you’d want and more. Sweet, salty, and smokey. We first spread it on a plain white cracker- it was good. But then, THEN, we spread some onto a chocolate shortbread cookie. Yup. AND IT WAS DELICIOUS.

You can learn how to make this fanfuckingtastic Maple Bacon Bourbon Jam by visiting my girl’s blog Michelle’s Pop Up Kitchen or by viewing her youtube video here.

Acme Oyster House New Orleans, LA

BEST-OYSTERS-YOU’LL-EVER-HAVE-IN-YOUR-LIFE House.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how good these char-grilled oysters were. Where do I start!?

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First let’s go with the smell. As soon as the waiter came around, all you smell is the cheese goodness- of the parmesan cheese that is sprinkled on top. The shells are wicked hot to the touch, so careful! I know your mouth is watering, but have a little self control. It’s hard. They smell so good.

Well once it has cooled down enough that you can manage to grab an oyster and scoop one out, GO! GO GO GO! The result is a perfectly cooked oyster in your mouth that is covered in cheese and oil. OMG. I don’t know what else they sprinkle on these. Maybe some garlic? Olive oil? Whatever it is, it is amazing. You definitely want to take advantage of the bread and dip it in all that oil. YUM.

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The raw oysters were also real good. Some of the best raw oysters I’ve ever had in my life.

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Yes, I went all out. For my entrée, I ordered the soft shell crab. This thing was pretty big…and scary. I know what crabs look like, but having it just chilling right in front of you looking like a huge spider was starting to freak me out. I overcame my fear and just went for it. The crab was pretty tasty, but I prefer it tempura style. After a while the fried stuff gets to you.

This was by far my favorite food during my Mardi Gras trip to New Orleans, LA. Char-grilled oysters are a MUST HAVE. There is almost always a long line outside of this place, but it moves surprisingly quickly- within 15 minutes we were seated and the wait is SO worth it!