Life, like food, is better when shared! GNG is adventurous in the kitchen, and in life, and is collecting golden nuggets wherever she goes to share with you. If you are hungry for life, or simply hungry, stop by her kitchen and see what’s cooking. Take a golden nugget and pass it on.
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
If you are a believer, or need a reminder, that life is what you make of it, you need to go see this movie. If you have an adventurous heart, or need a little more adventure to find your heartbeat, you need to go see this movie. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a British comedy that touches upon many changes we all face in life and reflects upon how our attitude in any given situation defines not only the circumstances we find ourselves in but our character in the way we react. As someone who has strived to live an adventurous life, and immersed myself into cultures that were not my own, I got chills the first time I watched the trailer and couldn't wait for this to come out. To add to my excitement, while describing the premise of the movie to my father-in law over crepes at Fenton Cafe, a woman sitting at a table next to us overheard our conversation and said that she had gone to the movie the night before and it was fantastic. She added that it got a standing ovation at the end and she had never seen that type of reaction in a movie theatre before. Ahh, I couldn't wait! My husband and I don't usually go to the movies on vacation, but he indulged my excitement to see this movie during a quick trip toVienna, Virginia. I was not disapointed! Watch the trailer, and experience the magic of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel .
After my dad retired from over 40 years of paper mill management, he did a short stint working at Moe's Southwest Grill before he and my mom moved down here to Maryland. After working a shift, he would often bring home Moe's famous queso and heat up their fresh tortilla chips in the microwave. I started craving Moe's queso, this unique white cheese dip packed an addicting heat that I had never had at any other Mexican restaurant. I started searching the web looking for the best copycat recipe and found the closest replica at Seeded at the Table. I think it's right on the money!
Bobby Flay's Lemon Rosemary Marinated Grilled Halibut recipe came highly recommended from my soccer friend Little Lisa. She has very good taste in EVERYTHING so I knew I had to try it after she raved one night before stepping out on the field. Easy to make and bursting with flavor, this fresh fish dish is a keeper!
Whole Foods opened up across the street from our neighborhood. Like, literally, across the street. It has been a long time coming and highly anticipated, so when they finally opened their doors, I went THREE times on the first day! The ever-changing salad bar is our bank account's downfall. Every day at noon it keeps calling my name, taunting me with quick, easy, and healthy options for lunch when I'm hangry.
I always get a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a bigger receipt than I had hoped for. So, I decided that I would start making batches of these sides in my own kitchen so that I could enjoy them all week long without the guilt. You can purchase the Whole Foods Market Cookbook on Amazon!
First up, one of my absolute favorites, the Indian inspired Cracklin' Cauliflower! It's so good that I recommend making at least a double batch!