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*

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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.

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Giveaway! Free pizza and cutting board from Freschetta!

I’m a pizza lover. Y’all know this because MOST of the posts in the Food Yum series are about pizza. I can’t deny just how obsessed I am with a piping hot slice of pizza. Nom nom nom! But on days when I’m leaving work late and don’t have time to cook anything (not that I want to. Boo cooking!), I’m opening the freezer and grabbin’ a Freschetta pizza. Ohmigoodness, have y’all tried their pizzas yet? In-sane! I’m a thick crust pizza lover gal by nature, but I love these thin crust pizzas and how they don’t give you that “I’m so full-I’m about to bust” feeling.

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Food Yum: Veggie Lovers Unite!

I wasn’t always a vegetable lover. Which is tragic since we all know how good vegetables are for you. But since I’ve incorporating green smoothies and a pretty green lifestyle to my diet, you can’t keep me away from veggies. I try to get at least 3 servings every day. Although I do struggle on the weekends. 8)

Some days vegetables are all I crave. Hence why I ate quite the random dinner the other night.

That’s a sweet potato and edamame. Any edamame lovers in the house?

I could seriously eat these pods every day. What’s your favorite vegetable? And although it’s a veggie, I don’t really think corn counts. I mean it does but not really. ;) By the way, did you know that loading up on veggies is one of the easiest ways to cut calories? If you’re dieting, give yourself a boost by snacking on your favorite vegetables, topped with clinically-proven Sensa.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza giveaway!

If y’all haven’t noticed already, I’m not JUST a beauty blogger. In fact, sometimes I wonder if I should even call myself that anymore.  I feel like “lifestyle blogger” is more fitting.. Don’t get me wrong, Clumps of Mascara will always be Beauty 1st, but the world is huge. And I love sharing photography, events, food and total randomness with you guys.

That said, who wants free pizza?

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Around Orlando: Chevy Pizza Crawl

If you accidentally bit your computer screen trying to get a bite of that yummy pizza, I do apologize. Enticing, isn’t it? Pizza is my total weakness. Even though I have issues with cheese, it’s as if I forget all about them the minute I think about pizza. So when I was invited to host a Pizza Crawl with Chevy, no way was I going to turn that down. I popped a Lactaid, worked out SUPER hard the night before and was ready for the mission.

The challenge…drive around in brand new Chevy vehicles and check out 3 of Orlando’s top pizza places. You KNOW I was down.

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Food Yum: Lee Roy Selmon’s

Although this restaurant is only native to a few cities in West Central Florida, I still felt the need to review it because it is one of my favorites. I first discovered Lee Roy Selmon’s when I was a student at the University of South Florida in Tampa. I recently took a trip back to my old college town and had to hit up one of my favorite BBQ/southern fixings joints.

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Food Yum: The BEST snack ever! Got almonds?

My name is Brittany and I’m a snacker. I’m not ashamed either. I have long ditched that 3 meals a day philosophy. I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and have snacks in between. The old me would snack on chips, cookies, Gushers (oh wait…I STILL eat those) or crap that would make me gain 5 lbs in 2.3 hours. But since I try to be a little more conscious about what I stuff my face with, I’ve been loving almonds. I keep a stash at work.

And I keep them in my purse and pull ‘em out at the movies, during meetings or snack on ‘em at trips to the beach.

Almonds are fantastico. I’d be a mean beauty blogger if I didn’t let you know that although almonds are GREAT for you, they tend to be calorie and fat-laden. 1 oz (or 13) raw almonds is equivalent to 14 grams of fat and 160 calories. Yikes is right. As with anything, moderation is the key and I only eat a 6 or so almonds per snack. And if I could thank an almond tree, I would. From almond butter to almond milk to Sweet Almond Oil, it seems like everything extracted from this nut is golden.

Any almond lovers in this house? Or do you prefer another type of nut? Check out this link to find out just how beneficial almonds are.