Yummy Food from Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Back in the day I used to consider myself an amateur photographer. My specialties were landscapes, babies and food. First trimester sickies robbed me off that hobby but now I’m back! I’ve pulled out my cameras and now I can’t stop taking pictures. Such was the case when I went to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival last week.  I am totally one of those annoying people who take picture before they eat. But come oooon. Just look at that waffle!

If you’re an adventurous food lover, you HAVE to visit’ Epcot’s Food & Wine festival. Several kiosks are located throughout the park that allow visitors to purchase yummy eats (and drinks) inspired by various countries. And the food is AMAZING. Oh! That waffle? It came from Belgium. It’s a Belgium Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream. I love waffles and I didn’t expect much but it was absolutely delectable.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe: Best Breakfast spot EVER!

Okay, so by now y’all know how much I loooove breakfast. The future Clumps kids may hate me for it, but a few nights a week, we’ll be eatin’ breakfast for dinner. It’s just a way of life for me. Aside from cooking breakfast, I love going out to eat breakfast. A few years ago I discovered The Flying Biscuit Cafe.

Dear grits in heaven, this place has my entire heart!

POLL: Are you a tea drinker?

…because I am. I am obsessed with tea. Loose leaf, bagged, green, red, black, chai, ice tea but hot tea is my absolute favorite and I am a huge fan of Tazo’s Passion.

That with a little bit of agave nectar or honey and cinnamon is truly delightful. Although, if I spy sugar cubes, I can’t deny those because they are just so darling.

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Kale Chips: The Life-Changing Snack

I’ve talked about them before and even did a video highlighting them but I never did a formal post on my beloved kale chips. You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian (I’m not) to appreciate greens and incorporate them on a regular basis in your dietary plans. Trust me when I tell you, when you try kale chips, you’ll be hooked. Or at least a liiiiiittle more open when it comes to eating leafy greens.

Ingredients for this recipe would be:

-1 bushel of kale (preferably organic)
-2 or 3 tbsp of olive oil
-Seasonings of your choice (sea salt, lemon pepper, garlic, etc)

Food Yum: Boston Market for lunch

Any fans of Boston Market? On days when Mama Clumps didn’t feel like cooking, Boston Market was always an option for my sister and I. After all, how many fast food joints can you find that DOESN’T serve burgers and fries? So as far as a healthier alternative, B.Market is definitely a better one.  Two of my co-workers wanted to grab some lunch and considering it’s a serious rarity that I don’t bring my own lunch, I decided to tag along.

Not a bad price for lunch, uh?

Yummers!

Food Yum: A restaurant that serves grits? Whaaaat?

I’m a breakfast snob. Really, I am. Long gone are the days where I can dine happily at IHOP, Denny’s and the Waffle House. No offense to those guys but I like my breakfast restaurants to be little on the gourmet side. Simply put, if they don’t have goat cheese or feta cheese, they ain’t gourmet enough for me.

I know, I know. But a girl has to have her standards. The Guy introduced me to a fabulous breakfast spot that happened to be just a few minutes away from my house. And check this out…they serve grits!!!! *faints*

Around Orlando: AMC Dine-In Theatres

It took me a little more than 3 years to realize it, but living in Orlando is pretty cool. While most locals don’t spend a lot of their time around tourist-y areas (although, I certainly don’t mind it), it’s great to find attractions that a local wouldn’t mind headin’ to every now and then.

Welcome to AMC’s Dine-In Theatres. This is where where a dinner AND a movie are combined to create the ultimate movie viewing experience.