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My week in review

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See what happened last week

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Zoës kitchen. Yes please!

The first time I tried Zoës kitchen was at a blogger party that they catered for. I went back for 2nd’s (okay 3rd’s) of their made from scratch hummus. I love hummus! And there’s is so simple, fresh and addicting. But when I found out that their only location was way across town from me, I was a little bummed. So when I heard they were opening a new location, a little closer, I was actually excited!

When I was emailed about stopping by to sample and review their food, of course I said yes!

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Hubbs and I took the mins down for dinner to check out the new location. The restaurant itself is bright and vibrant with plenty of seating and a great patio area complete with fans for our hot San Antonio days!

We, of course, ordered up some hummus with fresh warm pitas, the grilled steak and portobello mushroom sandwich and steak and salmon kabobs. Yum, yum, yum! There was nothing left! The sandwich is grilled with oil on the bread which left it, well…oily, which I didn’t care for, but if you ask for it to be grilled with no, or very light oil, I’d recommend it. Hubbs and I both picked the steak kabobs as our favorite. However they season the steak is perfect and they’re cooked to medium rare, which is how we like it (specify how you want it and they’ll gladly oblige). And don’t ever go without grabbing an order of hummus!

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Zoës kitchen is quickly becoming a family favorite, and with the fresh, natural, from scratch food they offer, I have no problem with my all natural diet family craving it!

South Texas Heritage Pork fine swine cook off

I recently attended the 2nd annual South Texas Heritage Pork fine swine cook off.

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This event, held on the South Texas Heritage Pork farm in Floresville, featured 3 culinary teams competing for cash and prizes in an on site cook off battle!

Students from the Art Institute, the Culinary Institute and San Antonio Food Bank Culinary along with food trucks Say. She. Ate., DUK truck and Where Y’At offered up delicious bites like fresh made tortillas with pulled pork and pickled onions.

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Pork loin with a blackberry ginger reduction.

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Hay smoked goat.

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And my favorite, Korean spice marinated quail kabobs with homemade radish kimchi!

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Oh my gosh, you wouldn’t believe how delicious those were!

I unfortunately had to leave before the final dishes were plated, served and judged, but goodies like this were presented to judges that included San Antonio’s own Author Chef extraordinaire David Gilbert

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Add to that the live music, good company of people who love food as much as you and the fun of being out on the farm, and I had myself a wonderful Sunday afternoon!

Disclosure: I was provided with a free VIP ticket to attend this event. All words and opinions are 100% honest and my own. I was not required to write a blog post.

DIY manicure of the week: Easter nails

This weeks DIY manicure is all about Easter. It’s only a few days away but there’s still time to decorate and celebrate. Start with your nails!

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What says Easter better than bunnies and decorated eggs?!

Happy Easter & happy polishing!

Nuby nibbler

Mini queen is an eater! I don’t think there’s any food that she’s turned down. The problem with that is, she wants to eat the same food, in the same portions, as everyone else. She wants an apple slice, an orange wedge, and a handful of grapes.

CHOKE ALERT!

Then I found the Nuby nibbler.

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How did I not know about this with the mini monsters (my 2 older boys)?

The nibbler is a safe way to introduce solids to your little nibbler. A mesh net cup that you place the food in ensures that bigger solid pieces stay put while all the flavor and juices get through.

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Get yours here and let your little one explore new foods!

Disclosure: I am an official Nuby mommy blogger and as such I receive products, free of charge, to review and promote. All words and opinions are 100% honest and my own. My preferences and experiences may differ from yours.