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[29 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | 804 views]
Whole Foods Food Blogger Recipe Challenge

As a new food blogger, I can’t seem to contain my excitement to tell everyone about this new project. I’m having so much fun! The other night I was at a happy hour and was talking to some folks about social networking, twitter, blogging, etc. when I learned that Whole Foods is having a contest for food bloggers to create a recipe for under $4.

Last night, my friend and colleague Lindsay and I met Statesman food reporter Addie Broyles and some other fun people at an “Apps with Addie” event …

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[27 Aug 2008 | 8 Comments | 934 views]
I finally found a Sugar Mama!

I think I’m in love! I dropped by Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop today to pick up a 4-pack of their cupcakes — I’d read rave reviews on Yelp and the place has only been open for a week so I felt I owed it to my readers to check the place out
I picked up a Peanut Butter Cup(cake), Hummingbird, Black and Tan, and Hula to go.
Translation: PB & Chocolate, Pineapple/Banana/Pecan/Cream Cheese Frosting, Guinness Stout cupcake with Irish Cream Cheese Frosting, Coconut cupcake with cream frosting and toasted coconut.
I couldn’t …

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[26 Aug 2008 | 4 Comments | 1,136 views]
Meals for One: Weekly Meal Planning

While not immediately obvious when reading foodtouring, I’m actually a big fan of home food preparation. For the first half of this year, I was a “Cook Once, Eat All Week” gal and would make 3-4 recipes at home on a Sunday, portion them out, and enjoy them for lunches or dinners. Since I’ve moved four times this summer and most of my kitchen tools are in storage, I’ve been cooking much less often.
This weekend, while grabbing a quick lunch at Whole Foods, I picked up “the whole deal,” a …

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[25 Aug 2008 | 4 Comments | 740 views]
Blue Star Brings Upscale Comfort Food to Austin

This weekend I finally got the chance to check out Blue Star Cafeteria – an upscale diner located at 4800 Burnet Road. I hadn’t heard great things from friends who had been there in the past but we decided to check it out anyway. I went earlier than my friends and hoped to enjoy a vodka soda at the bar. However, this spot is wine and beer only so I went with a crisp white wine instead. This gave me a chance to check out the atmosphere, menu, and clientele. …

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[19 Aug 2008 | 8 Comments | 763 views]
Way Better than Red Lobster

If you have ever visited Louisiana, enjoy seafood, or like your dinner fresh, simple, and delicious, you must check out Quality Seafood on Airport Boulevard.
Those who took a peek at their web site should know that the place is in no way fancy or upscale. It’s three businesses in one, really — a fresh seafood market, restaurant, and down ‘n dirty oyster bar. It’s open Monday through Saturday.
The first time I experienced Quality Seafood was with a group of local swing dancers who invited me to come check out …

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