Philadelphia’s Cheesesteak

While at a party in Philadelphia, we found ourselves discussing what we thought to be “the” place to have the best cheesesteaks in town. What we didn’t know was that we were talking to a Philadelphia native. Continue reading “Philadelphia’s Cheesesteak”

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Middle Eastern Lamb Patties with Yogurt on Pita

This Middle Eastern lamb recipe will have you in and out of the kitchen in 20 minutes and dreaming about a trip to Beirut once you taste all of the delicious flavors!

Middle Eastern Lamb Patties with Yogurt on Pita

Middle Eastern Lamb Patties

 

Ingredients

Yogurt Dressing:

1 cup plain full-fat or low-fat yogurt

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons finely chopped herbs (we used mint, dill and cilantro)

Kosher salt to your liking

Lamb Patties:

1 pound ground lamb

1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 1 large clove)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon hot paprika

1 teaspoons kosher salt

Pita Bread:

4 to 6 pita bread rounds

 

Directions

For the sauce:

In a small bowl mix the yogurt with the lemon juice. Stir in the chopped herbs, season with salt and refrigerate until you are ready to use.

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For the patties and pita:

  1. In a medium bowl, use your hands to mix together all of the ingredients not including the pita. Form twelve 3-inch patties (about 1 inch thick). Arrange the patties on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.
  2. Preheat a grill or skillet for at least 10 minutes and prepare it for grilling over moderately high heat.
  3. Grill patties until brown about 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Warm pita bread in microwave for 20 seconds or oven for a couple minutes.
  5. Place 2 or 3 patties in each pita, spoon some of the yogurt sauce on top and serve with herbs.

Recipe inspired by epicurious.com.

Travel Wide. Eat Well. Live Your Passion.

Sarah + Monty

West Palm Beach: Where to Eat

As much as we loved lounging at the Eau, we wanted to explore the food scene in West Palm. We ended up hopping in our rental car and driving to Delrey Beach. The concierge said that we could find really great restaurants in Delrey. She recommended a Sushi place, but once we got there we ended up exploring other options as we were in the mood for Brunch.

We stopped by an open-spaced restaurant called Farmhouse Kitchen (FHK). There was a really friendly host eager for us to sit down for brunch. As New Yorkers, we usually avoid places where people are really eager for people to dine (lol). We glanced at the menu though…and we were hooked. The menu boasted a highly- rated chicken and waffles dish, gluten-free and vegan options, as well as bottomless mimosas. We happily sat outside at one of the tables facing the busy Atlantic Avenue. This restaurant is a breath of fresh air among the many Mexican-inspired restaurants that line Atlantic Avenue.

I chose the Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, with eggs, and chicken sausage. My eyes were bigger than my stomach (foodie problems) as I was unable to finish the pancakes. Monty was content with the chicken and waffles and the bottomless mimosas. The atmosphere was laid-back, just how we like it, and the service was great. We would definitely recommend coming to this location.

Please enjoy the pictures below.

#FITip: Dare to take the road less traveled as you will discover new eats!

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Travel Wide. Eat Well. Live Your Passion.

Sarah + Monty

NYC’s Top 3 Chocolate Shops to Visit On Valentine’s Day

We had the pleasure of spending Valentine’s Day exploring some of NYC’s coolest chocolate shops offering the most delicious melt-in-your-mouth chocolate treats. Below we share our top 3 places you must visit with a loved one or if you’re flying solo! Either way, treat yourself this Valentine’s Day!

#FITip: Always say yes to good quality chocolate! lol

  1. Xocolatti, 172 Prince Street

This chocolate shop is so cute! It is about 150 square feet of space filled with exotic and delicious chocolates. The flavors range from  Lemon Ginger to Black Berry Pepper. I tried the Mango Paprika chocolate slate, which was amazing! If you are looking for creative and globally-influenced chocolate flavors, this is definitely the place to visit!

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2. Royce’, 253 Bleecker Street

Royce’ chocolates are produced in Hokkaido, Japan. This is by far the best chocolate I’ve had. Period. I bought the Nama Chocolate and enjoyed it with champagne for Valentine’s Day dessert. If you want to experience luxury in your mouth then this is the chocolate for you!

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3. Milk and Cookies

Ok, so Milk and Cookies is not exactly a chocolate shop, but they do serve amazing double chocolate chip cookies. The cookies were a cross between a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie. They are definitely worth the visit! Thank us later.

 

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What are your favorite chocolate shops? Comment and subscribe below!

Travel Wide. Eat Well. Live Your Passion.

 

 

Copenhagen: The Food (Part 2)

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a great day and weekend. For those who celebrate, you are probably saying to yourself, “I can’t think or talk about food because I’m still stuffed!” lol Well, the nordic food of Copenhagen is unique and definitely something to discuss.

The food was something I have never tried and couldn’t compare it to things that I have had before. The flavor combinations were indescribable. I had to read the menu while I ate just to remember what was in the dish.

The menus’ items ranged from simple dishes of very thinly sliced beef to more complicated dishes that combined sweet potatoes, flowers, and lobster bisque. They used simple, fresh ingredients to create memorable dishes. My palette was awakened to new tastes some of which I would love to experience again while others not so much.

The restaurants’ decor were just as interesting as the food. They were all very cozy and intimate spaces regardless of the size. I felt as if I was in someone’s home.Below are photos of inside one of the restaurants (Cafe Norden) and a few of the dishes from Salt.

#FITip: Get to learn about a culture through its food. It is a way to inspire your palette and open your mind to new ways of cooking.

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lots of love + positivity,

Sarah