Mini LA Food Crawl

We had been meaning to go around the city and try out some pizza places so we ended up doing just that along with a couple of pit stops for a fish taco and another for pies ๐Ÿ˜€

This is maybe more of a mini food crawl, but it was still tasty and fun! At each of these places except the pie place we shared one item so we weren’t super stuffed and sick.

Our first stop was Mulberry Street Pizzeria.

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The pizza was SUPER thin, but maintained it’s crispiness. I did some serious damage to my mouth because it was SUPER hot, but it was so worth it.

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Ricky’s Tacos was another place we had heard so much about.ย They are known for their fish tacos. The truck lists their many taco accolades including being one of the top fish tacos in the nation!

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The fish in this taco was light and had a really great crunch from the batter, the cabbage added some much needed freshness to the fried fish. The tortilla did a great job of holding everything together. We topped it with the spicy salsa and their special mix of mayo and mustard and it was simply delicious!

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Pizzanista was our next stop!

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This place had the most interesting pies and the great thing is they have vegan pizza with vegan cheese and “meat.” Since we were comparing pizzas we had to get a slice of cheese. They were kind and split it for us.

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There was a lot more cheese on this slice and the crust was thicker. It was a good slice of pizza, but not my favorite compared to other spots!

We walked to our next and final place-The Pie Hole. Pie Hole has sweet and savory pies to please the whole crowd. We got two of their more popular pies-The Earl Grey and the Cereal Pie.

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The Earl Grey was very light and smooth. I tasted more chocolate then tea. The filling was nice and fluffy, but contrasted with pistachios sprinkled throughout.

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The Cereal Pie was denser. The filling was similar to cheesecake in texture and had fruity pebbles mixed in. It was topped with a few different cereals you may remember from your childhood (or last night) like Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms.

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They were both very different and very delicious!

The two places we would go back to are probably Mulberry Street and Pie Hole! It’s not that Pizzanista and Ricky’s didn’t taste yummy and in fact I recommend you try all four of these places if you get the chance!

Have you ever done a food crawl where you live? What’s your favorite spot?

Brunch with Bae

Do you guys remember when I talked about Blu Jam Cafe? It was a pretty excellent experience last time and sadly we hadn’t been back since then. I guess that’s the issue of living in LA. Too many places to go and not enough time or belly space ๐Ÿ˜€

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We made time last week and hit up Blu Jam for round 2. I got the Migas this time and bae got the Powerhouse.

Migas came with eggs, beef chorizo, mozz cheese (I subbed cheddar), and tortilla chips. It came with a side of the crispiest breakfast potatoes and a few corn tortillas! This was honestly me in a breakfast bowl.

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Bae’s Powerhouse came with egg whites with spinach and two pieces of chicken with salsa to top it all off.

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It was a hot day and so we ended up skipping their famous french toast this time around and stopping by Menchie’s for some frozen yogurt.

I got pineapple sorbet and cake batter with some mango popping balls!

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Bae got all the sorbets: pineapple, watermelon, and honeydew plus some strawberry froyo. He added some mochi, almonds, and whipped cream on top ๐Ÿ™‚

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Perfect to cool down us and our sweet teeth!

Are you a sweet breakfast person or savory? Let me know in the comments below.

Tocaya

Tocaya describes themselves as “modern organic Mexican cuisine” and I can say I agree. They use organic ingredients to create a twist on Mexcian flavors. However you spin it I can say the food is delicious!

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This was our first trip to Tocaya and it included a bowl, a couple of tacos, and a couple of sides. We had to at least get through part of the menu!

We got two delicious tacos: a Barrio Style and the other Baja Chipotle.

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The Barrio Style came with roasted tomato salsa, avocado, red onion, and cilantro. We picked beef picadillo and jalapeรฑo jack for our protein and queso.

The Baja Chipotle came with cabbage, sweet chipotle sauce, vegan chipotle crema, and cilantro. We picked sea bass and got the cheese (I can’t remember which) on the side.

Both tacos were super flavorful and bright, but the winner for both of us was the Baja Chipotle. The sea bass was beautifully seasoned and it paired well with the other flavors in the taco.

We picked two sides to go with our tacos: the roasted cauliflower and the Barrio Fruit bowl. The cauliflower tasted like curried cauliflower and it was good, but not amazing. The fruit bowl was seasoned with lime and chili and was super bright, but I was hoping for sweeter fruit?! Both sides were good, but I would definitely check out some of the other sides next time.

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The bowl we went for was the Fajita Del Rey which came with sautรฉed poblano peppers and onions, Spanish rice, black beans, vegan chipotle crema, guac, and pico de gallo. We picked chicken tinga as our protein and got the queso fresco on the side. I LOVED this bowl and would honestly get it again.

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It had some spice and planty of creaminess from the guac and crema to cool it down. Each component was delicious on it’s own, but even better when mixed together. The chicken was the star in this bowl-it was warm and shredded and perfectly cooked.

Post dinner I still needed something sweet so we stopped by a macaron place and I got an almond and passion fruit macaron. Looking at these I feel like I need a couple more right now!

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So yummy!

Have you been to Tocaya? What did you think?

 

What you eat after you climb rocks

Okay so maybe this is more of a what I eat after I climb rocks, but maybe you eat these things too after climbing rocks?!?

We recently did another indoor rock climbing situation. To be honest, I don’t think it’s for me…we did auto belay and once I climbed up I had a hard time letting go of the wall so I could be dropped down. That being said I’m still quite eager to go sky diving some day ๐Ÿ˜€

After all that we decided to grab some food and found Surf n’ Turf Tacos where they specialize in all things taco.

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Chips and self serve salsa for the win! The chips were warm which made me very happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Chicken and chicken were our tacos of choice which came with chicken, cilantro, onion, and chili sauce. The tacos were fresh and super savory. They had this cheese layer on the bottom of the tortilla which held everything together.

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We did opt for a seafood burrito to share. We ended up getting the mahi mahi burrito which came with rice, beans, cheese, onions, cilantro, and baja sauce.

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I wasn’t sure how I would feel about having fish and cheese together, but the burrito ended up being really delicious. The beans, rice and cheese combined to make a creamy texture which was broken up by the chunks of mahi mahi.

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It was very filling, but we always have room for dessert ๐Ÿ˜€

There was a Rita’s close by and some mango Italian ice with a dollop of soft serve sounded like a great way to end the afternoon. It was perfection!

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I am a little curious now, what do you guys eat after you go rock climbing?

Torchy’s Tacos

I had heard a lot of great things about Torchy’s and so when we learned that they had opened up Torchy’s in OKC we had to check it out.

The siblings all went out one afternoon and had some tacos ๐Ÿ™‚

I got 3 tacos:

Mr. Orange which is blackened salmon, corn and black bean relish, cotija cheese, cilantro, and avocado sauce. This was light and fresh and had good flavor, but may have been my least favorite of the three.

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Chicken fajita which is grilled chicken strips, grilled onions and peppers, pico, cheddar jack cheese, and tomatillo salsa. This was messy, but delicious and honestly just tasted like a fajita.

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Chicken fajita on the left and The Wrangler on the right

I also got a breakfast taco-The Wrangler which is potatoes, eggs, brisket, and cheddar jack cheese with tomatillo salsa. This was my favorite! I loved the tender pieces of shredded brisket and the bite of potato. It was amazing! I’m sad I didn’t get to go back and have more of these…

The hubs got a salad and shared my tacos (thank God because my eyes were bigger than my stomach…what’s new?)

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This looked yummy and he said it was good!

For dessert we had their Lil Nookies. This is fried chocolate chip cookie dough that they dust with powdered sugar and you get some cherries to go along with it. These were AMAZING especially warm. They were gooey and chocolatey and crisp on the outside…just be warned they are super rich and pretty sweet!

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I didn’t think I would enjoy Torchy’s as much as I did, but I really loved it and would definitely go again.

Do you have a Torchy’s where you live? Do you love it or can you live without it?

Cauliflower Tacos

Soon…I love roasted cauliflower and I love tacos so I combined my two loves to make some cauliflower tacos ๐Ÿ™‚

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The truth is I had some cauliflower that needed to be used up and some corn tortillas that were on their last leg so this was my solution!

If you want to make these just know it’s super simple and easy. I cut up my cauli into even chunks and placed them on a greased pan and threw some taco seasoning on it. I was being lazy and didn’t mix it together-I highly recommend you rub the taco seasoning on so it sticks! Roast at 425 till nice and golden (40-45 minutes)!

I heated up my tortillas and smushed in some avocado for healthy fats. I served it with some massaged kale and called it lunch.

Although I did have to wait for the cauli to roast I was able to do other things so this was a pretty easy meal to prep even in the middle of the day.

If you make these let me know how you like them!

A Delicious Weekend

Here is a weekend recap with food (so basically, the best weekend recap)!

Tacos from a taco truck! The chicken was our fave…

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Lobster nachos from Lobsterdamus! Noms!

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Tried an arepa (this one had chicken salad)

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Middle Eastern flavored burrito

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Donuts because how could we not?

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Sponge cake filled with cream from JJ’s. We went for the mango cake mochi thing, but they had none ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Burgers…if we had pizza we may have hit all our major food groups! Darn!

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What did you eat this weekend?

 

 

Hole Foods

I thought it would be fun to share snaps from this weekend of eating! If you’re about that clean eating life donut worry because we ate so many colors ๐Ÿ˜…

Morning coffee in this adorable new Target mug

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Workout and breakfast at the gym! This breakfast burrito had scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, cheddar cheese, and potatoes. So, so good.

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After showers we headed out to Colorado Donuts and indulged in these babies:

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Later on we split some tacos from our favorite vegan joint-Organix. It was so good I ๐Ÿฉ have the words to ๐ŸŒฎ about it!

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I ended up having some unpictured T-Bell and we shared some macarons and ‘buch for dessert #health

We did some grocery shopping Sunday and found these delicious honey mangos at Sprout’s and bought some. They were so sweet and yummy!

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We ended up going to the Grove and I had my first beignet…

This beautiful, doughy, pillowy glazed creation ๐Ÿ˜

And some treats from Dominque Ansel bakery. We got the DKA which is a flaky, caramelized croissant creation. The green and white thing is this matcha and passion fruit mousse thing which was amazing in all it’s flavors and textures. They were passing out madeleines to sample so we had one of those too!

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Donut judge ๐Ÿ˜‚, but we kept the hole food eating going by swinging through California Donuts

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We ended up holding on to the donuts until after dinner…we had Vito’s pizza which was incredible as always!

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If you’ve made it through this many puns than share with me some of your favorite food puns in the comments below! Thanks for sticking it out, you donut know how much it means ๐Ÿ˜

Pre-Hawaii

I probably should have done this post before the Hawaii posts, but who cares about chronological order? AmIright??

We had a couple of days off together before our trip and we decided to make the most of it by doing some exploring and some eating. I thought I would share some of those pics with you just for the fun of it!

We’ve really been loving Mendocino so we came back for the Study of Heat and Veggie burger

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We never can resist a good frozen treat and these were…well bae ๐Ÿ˜‰

We discovered JJ’s bakery before this trip and if you get ANYTHING from this place check out their mochi cake cream creations. I don’t even know what they’re called other than amazing!

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Mango is the best!

We may live in California, but we’ll always be OKC Thunder fans ๐Ÿ™‚

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Us at the Thunder game!

Prime Pizza for a slice of cheese

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What tastes great after a slice of pizza? Well, tacos of course! White Boy Tacos had been on our food bucket list for a minute so it was great to finally stop by and check them out.

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I hope you enjoyed this random post with random pics! I’ll see you on Monday!!

HomeState

If you know me at all you know that I have a true love for breakfast and brunch and an even truer love for taco so during our excursions last weekend we decided to make a pitstop for some tacos at HomeState.

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I had a nagging headache, but the delicious smells and happy vibes in this place plus the fact we had tacos coming our way made me one happy human!

We ended up getting their queso (cheese sauce for those not familiar with Tex-Mex). The queso was good, but I wouldn’t have minded a bit more heat ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We got 4 tacos total and since my sweet hubs is not a die-hard breakfast person a couple were non-breakfast tacos.

We got the blanco which included egg whites, mushrooms, monterey jack.

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The pecos which had eggs and brisket

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The chicken which was achiote, guac, and cabbage slaw

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The picadillo which was ground beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage slaw, and pickled jalapeรฑos

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The tacos were so good and the freshly made flour tortillas really added extra goodness to each taco. We always ask ourselves after visiting a new place if we would return and for this place it was a definite yes!