Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Denver Eats: Quiero Arepas

I have a new obsession. And its called arepas. For the past couple of years I've seen the Quiero Arepas Truck a few places around Denver but it wasnt until two weeks ago at the Pearl Street Farmers Market that I actually decided to sample the goods. I then proceeded to go 3 times in 4 days.And then an additional two times this past week. For those who dont know, Arepas are a type of Venezuelan sandwich that is made using a home made grilled corn based flat bread that is out of this world. Everything on their menu is gluteon free and fresh and the service is amazing! Check out what I ordered below.

Reina Pepiada: An amazing take on chicken salad. Delicious rotisserie chicken mixed with avocado and light mayo and their signature avocado citrus dressing (it comes standard on all areapas). My favorite thing on the menu, hands down.
La Orginal: A mix of black beans, sweet plantains and avocado (pictured above). Black beans arent my fav but the plantains were the best ive ever tasted. 
La Queso: A mix of avocado, sweet plantains, and big huge slices of fresh mozzarella and shredded american cheese. Super refreshing and amazing when topped with cholula. The mozzerlla chunks are big enough that they stay nice and cold (as fresh motz should always be) even on top of the tasty sweet roasted plantains.
Refescos: A drink made of fresh squeezed guava, passion fruit, and orange juices (pictured above). They call it "heaven on your lips" and they arent lying. Its refreshing without being overly sweet or tart, tastes wholly natural and is served in a tall glass over lots of crushed ice.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Surprising Favorite Breakfast

juicy tomato and cream cheese on toast

I've never never been found of tomatoes. I think they are soggy, watery, over used, and often ruin a good sandwich. However, lately I have found myself strangely drawn to them. I still wont be ordering them on a burger or a turkey sandwich anytime soon but after hearing my friend Emily rave about a wonderful heirloom tomato that she had purchased at whole foods and ate seasoned and topped with Burrata I felt myself compelled to try one. Since buying one on Monday I have been semi addicted to the firm, yet sweet and flavorful fruit. The past few mornings I have enjoyed a thick slice of itm heavily seasoned with salt and pepper on top on an English muffin with a light smear of Burrata. Last night I even found myself cutting up a few slices and placing them on a plate and eating them with nothing more then olive oil, salt, pepper, and some sprinkling of basil leaves taken from my balcony garden. Considering its been over 100 degrees for the past few days, I've gladly welcomed this new item into my diet. I highly suggest you all hit up whole foods and take advantage of these tomatoes before the season ends!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cooking 1.0.1: Salami, Arugula, and Jalapeno Cream Cheese Sandwich


This isnt the first time I've spoken about my love for a simple salami sandwich. I like them so much that I usually cant even keep salami in the house because I eat it to excess. However, after coming across this decadent sandwich on Martha Stewarts Website and realizing I had all the ingredients besides the Salami, I decided to go for it. It was one of the best sandwich combinations I have created. I used oatnut bread (which is so good it doesnt even need to be toasted), lots of spicy arugula, simple oscar meyer beef salami (why paint the peacock), and a generous spread of Philadelphia's jalapeno cream cheese. I even recreated it this morning open-faced on a whole grain english muffin for breakfast and it kept me full for hours. YUM!

Shiny Objects

Where can I buy this?

Monday, July 22, 2013

White Girl Problems

It's very hot out. I get spray tans. I have an hour long commute. I wear lots of white shirts. This equals poo brown sweat stains on the back of my shirt(s) from sitting in the car. And lots more dry cleaning bills

I have alot of friends. Sometimes there just isnt a table big enough to house them all. Sorry.

Two Words: Combination Skin

Girls kiss my ass because they want to hook up with my guy friends.

I dont like weather that is over 85 degrees or below 40 degrees. I hate wind, snow, and humidity. This means that I'm pissed off about the weather about 345 days out of the year.

Motivation Monday