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[22 Nov 2010 | 16 Comments | 16,491 views]
My Fit Foods 21 Day Challenge

This post is by Jessica, a dear friend and first-time blogger with this post on her experience on the My Fit Foods 21 day eating challenge. My Fit Foods, like Mel’s Meals and Snap Kitchen, that all opened relatively recently in Austin, sells individually packaged, healthy, fresh prepared meals. With Thanksgiving a couple days away, this seemed like as good a time as any to post about these healthy options.
I can vouch for Jessica that when she commits to something, she sticks with it, and this challenge wasn’t easy. For …

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Recipes »

[20 Nov 2010 | 13 Comments | 2,994 views]
Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

My mom has been making chocolate chip banana cake for as long as I can remember. As I’m sitting down (ok lying down) to write this post, I think it should more accurately be called banana cake with chocolate chips, nuts and brown sugar. But chocolate chip banana cake is shorter and easier to remember and it’s always best to lead with the chocolate.

I usually make this cake on special occasions and also when I find myself with at least three frozen bananas in the freezer. Chocolate Chip Banana Cake …

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Restaurants, Tours »

[14 Nov 2010 | 10 Comments | 5,374 views]
East Side Drive In Rocks Austin

There’s a new trailer park in town — at least new to me — and it’s called the East Side Drive In. I visited during a self-guided trailer tour that I helped organize for the Jewish Community Association of Austin’s Young Adult Division (YAD).
In case you are confused like I was, the East Side Drive In is located on East 6th and San Marcos. There is another trailer park with a similar name on East Cesar Chavez — that’s the East Austin Trailer Park & Eatery (aka Starving Art or …

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Tasty Bits »

[12 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,726 views]
Austin Arty Food Events

There are some not-to-miss events for food lovers coming up in Austin that I wanted to share with you all. You can always check out some of my favorite events on the Tasty Touring events page as well.
This Weekend and Next Weekend (Nov. 13 & 14, Nov. 20 & 21)
East Austin Studio Tour: This amazing self-guided and free tour gives you the opportunity to check out some of the best art and crafts in Austin, wander around galleries and converted houses, and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts for those on …

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Tours, Travels »

[3 Nov 2010 | 9 Comments | 1,897 views]
Texas Wines: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

I love wine and I love supporting local businesses. That’s why I take every opportunity I can to learn about and taste Texas wines. Thanks to Denise Fraser and the Texas Department of Agriculture Go Texan programs to promote Texas wine, I’ve had many opportunities over the past couple years.
Recently, I was invited to attend Sunset on the Lake in Marble Falls. This event brought together about 20 Texas wine makers and a dozen local restaurants for an evening of tasting. According to TDA, there are over 180 wineries in …

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