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Weekend Foodie Warriors โ€“ Take 42!

Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a great weekend! For this edition of Foodie Adventures, join us for Friday Night Pizza at Brooklyn’s Pizza & Wings, a brand new Colombian Puree Project, and making homemade Rosemary, Roasted Garlic, & Olive Oil bread!


Friday Night Pizza

Greenville, SC

www.facebook.com/BrooklynPizzaSc/

Friday was a great day for pizza, and the one thing I miss about living in the South is great New York style pizza. Huge slices, a little sweeter tomato sauce, and thin crust – but still thick enough to dunk into things – and not make you feel like there’s a bread stick attached to the back of the pizza.

I remembered finding this place when I was doing research for my Restaurant Updates/takeout food blog (see that link here). I’ve tried some New York style pizza places in the Upstate and I haven’t found one I’ve really liked yet – until this one!!

It was located right near where Pelham Rd. started and met up with East North Street in Greenville.

There were a ton of pizzas to choose from, which all sounded awesome, and Jamie and I narrowed it down to either the Brooklyn Bridge (Italian sausage, pepparoni, ham, sliced meatballs, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and black olives) or the Manhattan (Chicken, sundried tomato, pesto, roasted red peppers, and parmesean). We ended up going with the former and saving the latter for another visit!

It was absolutely delish! The perfect sauce, savory but still slightly sweet, the crust was awesome, and there were definitely no leftovers in sight. We are big fans!!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ•

It was the perfect thing to go along with us watching the Parks and Rec Quarantine Reunion Special, which ended up raising over $2.8 million for Feeding America’s COVID-19 relief fund. If you would like to help give to this worthy cause, please visit the link here!

“For every dollar donated to Feeding America through this form, State Farm, Subaru of America, NBC Universal and the โ€œParks and Recreationโ€ writers/producers/cast will collectively give $1 up to a maximum matching donation of $500,000 through May 21, 2020.” 

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Colombia Purรฉe Project!

Bogata, Columbia,
South America

https://wislla.com/

I was contacted a couple months ago on Instagram by a sweet lady named Ximena from a company called Wislla Distribution out of Bogata, Columbia. She loved my blogs about baking, and offered to send me some samples of their exotic fruit purรฉes to try (for free ๐Ÿ˜) in exchange for reviewing them on the blog!

I was quite surprised when the box I grabbed from our package locker was 16 pounds! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

The below flavors are what we recieved in the mail:

  • Mango
  • Naranjilla (see right picture below for detailed description of that fruit)
  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Tangerine
  • Guava
  • And Orange!

These are pure fruit purรฉes, with only natural ascorbic acid (also known as Vitamin C) added to help preserve them, and can be stored at room temperature for up to six months.

This was a lot of purรฉes, even for me, so I ended up tagging in my good friend, fellow food writer, and neighbor Madison to help in our procured purรฉe preparations! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

Our initial recipe ideas we came up with are below, so get excited for a lot of new recipes in the near future for this Purรฉe Project! If you have any other ones you could send us for suggestions, message us or leave a comment below:

  • Fruit bars & use the purรฉe as filling instead of jam
  • Mixed fruit jam/fruit curd
  • Dipping sauces or marinades
    • Sweet and sour sauce (over Pork meatballs)
    • Orange sesame sauce for chicken
  • Smoothies
  • Cookies
  • Danishes
  • Breads
  • Icing
  • Cake
  • Pies
  • Cheesecake
  • Cobbler
  • Candies/Jellied candy
  • Fruit roll ups
  • Cocktails

Rosemary, Roasted Garlic, & Olive Oil Bread

Greenville, SC

Recipe from House of Nash Eats Food Blog!

To pivot a little, if any of you asked me what my favorite Italian chain restaurant is, I’d probably tell you Macaroni Grill. It holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons.

My first two years of college in Maryland, I lived about 30 minutes from home, and just about once a month, my dad would meet me in the middle to come visit and take me out for lunch. The place? Macaroni Grill, of course! My favorite part (besides hanging out with Dad, obviously)? THE BREAD.

Macaroni Grill is known for their famous Rosemary Olive Oil bread, a crispy outside and soft inside, perfect for dipping in that seasoned olive oil mixture. Since I started baking more sweet breads in my bread maker, I wanted to try something a little more savory, and this was the first flavor that popped into my head.

I found this amazing recipe from a fellow food blogger, Amy over at House of Nash Eats, and I had to try it out! You start by roasting a whole head of garlic in the oven – I swear if they made candles that smelled like roasted garlic, I’d be such a happy camper. My whole kitchen smelled amazing!

After snagging some fresh rosemary from Madison’s patio, I chopped that finely and added that to the bread dough, letting it proof overnight. It was so cool to watch the bread slowly rise as time went on!

I’m soo happy with the way this turned out!! It tastes amazing and the fresh rosemary and roasted garlic made all the difference. This is also the first time I’ve cooked with my dutch oven (bought it at Lidl, those things sold like hot cakes!), and it was so fun to use.

I would absolutely make this recipe again, but possibly double it next time and maybe cook it for slightly longer. As I took it out of the oven to cool, it deflated almost, so I’ll have to practice with this more to get the hang of it.


So how was your weekend Foodie Friends? Do you have any recipe ideas for our new purรฉe project? Sound out in the comments below to let us know your suggestions of what dishes to make or places we should visit next. As always, feel free to like, comment, & share ๐Ÿค—

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Weekend Foodie Warriors- Take 26!

Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a fantastic long Labor Day weekend! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I cooked up a storm – homemade pesto was the start of pizzas & calzones, apples from the Greenville State Farmers Market added to an apple cake & apple sauce, and we revisit and revamp an old favorite recipe!

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Weekend Foodie Warriors- Take 25!

Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a fantastic weekend! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I detail my weekend travels back to my hometown in Maryland, including visiting my favorite pizza place, Classico Pizzeria, epically defeating an escape room, and I finished off the weekend with a trip to Baugher’s Orchard & Farm for some apples and goodies for the fam!

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Weekend Foodie Warriors- Take 20!

Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a fantastic weekend! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, we headed to the South Carolina Peach Festival, Food Trucks at the Greenville Triumph game, and checked out a brand new pizza place in Greenville, Coastal Crust!

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Weekend Foodie Warriors- Take 12!

Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I’ll be taking you on a tour of my favorite haunts from my college days at UNC Charlotte after a recent trip back to the Queen City on Saturday ๐Ÿ‘‘

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Weekend Foodie Warriors- Take 9!

Hope you had a fantastic Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo weekend- another holiday double whammy! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I’ll be jam packing 4 new adventures in — Master’s Graduation Ceremony, Asian Supermarket road-trip, Farmhouse Pizza, and a day at the Greenville Drive game!

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Weekend Foodie Warriors!

There’s nothing that I love more than sharing food with the people I love. ๐Ÿ’œ Whether it’s cooking for them, experimenting with new recipes, or taking them out to a new restaurant, I love making memories over a great bite – which is exactly what we did this weekend!


Tonkotsu Ramen and Spicy Soba noodles from Menkoi, Downtown Greenville, SC

The first stop on our foodie tour was to Menkoi, one of the two really great ramen places in the Greenville, SC area. There’s a great place in nearby Spartanburg, SC too called Monsoon, which makes a great Pho, but that’s a picture and story for another day. I got the Tonkotsu Ramen, a pork based broth ramen, and my friend got the Spicy Soba noodles bowl, with a yummy seafood broth.


Ropa Vieja with yuca and yellow rice at Havana Kitchen, Greenville, SC

Our next stop was a new restaurant in Greenville called Havana Kitchen.

I had never had Cuban food before so I was excited to try this one! Upon the recommendation of two of my Cuban buddies, I got the Ropa Vieja, a marinated beef dish. It surprisingly tasted a lot like a Portuguese meal that I grew up with called Cacolia (pronounced like ka-sir-la), which is a stewed beef dish with a tomato-based spicy sauce.

The Ropa Vieja here was paired with a Spanish yellow rice and garlic drizzled yucca, which was absolutely delicious. They even have salsa dancing on the weekends, will definitely have to come back for that one! ๐Ÿ’ƒ


Last but not least on our trip was a Greenville hot spot, Mello Mushroom, in honor of National Pizza Day (Feb. 9th)!

Their pizzas are a feast for not only the mouth but the eyes, and their presentation was great!

The “Kosmic Karma” pizza included feta cheese, sun-dried and Roma tomatoes, spinach, and was drizzled with a pesto swirl. The pesto was probably my favorite part, that sauce is one of my go-to’s!

The Pacific Rim was a play on the controversial (to some) ham and pineapple pizza – but with a kick – adding bacon, caramelized onions, and jalapenos to the pie most of us know and love.

So there you have it, another foodie weekend in the books. Tune in next weekend for a food truck pile up I’ve been waiting for for two weeks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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