My flavors and eats this month had a strong focus on brunch, healthy eats and homemade eats. I did a lot of eating in but hit home runs when I did eat out. Take a look at my flavors of the month.
Butternut Miso Soup at Kor180
I attended a Kor180 preview party hosted by my friend Amy. Kor180’s Chef Tanner created some healthy snacks for us to try, including a tasty Butternut Miso Soup. You can find the crock-pot recipe on their blog.
Charbroiled Oysters and Beer at Whole Foods Domain
As I’ve mentioned in Flavors posts before, one of my favorite weekend chill spots is the Draft Shack at the Whole Foods at the Domain. An afternoon of craft beer and fresh, spicy charbroiled oysters and sometimes live music and football can’t be beat!
Eats in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
I ate plenty of fresh fish and fruit in Costa Rica at the beginning of the month. Take a look at my travel guide here. The above photo is from Nari Pizza.
Pork Sausage with Sauerkraut at Banger’s
I told you all about our Austin Food Blogger Alliance happy hour at Banger’s in my January Captivations post. We enjoyed freshly made and grilled sausages topped with house-made mustard and sauerkraut.
Kouign Amann and Apple Croissant; Avocado Toast and Cafe Scramble at Cafe No Se
Cafe No Se at the new South Congress Hotel is a cute and trendy place for brunch. Ooo crispy and buttery pastries! I really enjoyed both the Kouign Amann and Apple Croissant. My friend Sarah and I also split the Avocado Toast with a soft-boiled egg and Cafe Scramble. Both satisfying by its portion and flavors.
Homemade Roasted Garlic Hummus
One of my culinary goals this year is to make one “classic” dish I’ve never made every month. I started off this goal with one of my favorite snacks – hummus! I roasted garlic, made tahini, and used chickpeas. It was a successful start to this goal.
Teriyaki Curry Chicken Toast Lunch Plate with Kale and Potato Salad at Sa-Ten
I’ll admit, the deciding factor to choosing this place for brunch was the squirrel wallpaper. It was a good choice though because I really enjoyed the flavors of the teriyaki curry chicken toast. I didn’t enjoy the thick toast and I wish there was dressing on the kale but I liked the interesting potato salad. My only complaint about my chai was that I should have gotten a large instead of a regular! I also tried some of my friend MJ’s salmon toast and equally liked that one.
Homemade Crock-Pot Khao Soi
Another one of my culinary goals this year is to make two new crock-pot meals a month. I got a crock-pot for Christmas and want to put it to good use. While my first recipe – Chicken Masala – was a sad fail, my second recipe – Khao Soi – was very tasty! This traditional Thai dish has become my favorite when I go out to eat and I’m glad Rachelle Lucas of The Travel Bite took the time after her latest trip to Thailand to discover and share this recipe!
What delicious things have you enjoyed this past month?