Our favorite holiday in this house is approaching + I want to share with you all the best and most simple advice out there for Thanksgiving to leave all that food fear behind [👋🏻 bye bye]
Enjoy all the foods you love with zero guilt. Stay present. Enjoy the day. The wild, crazy, outlandish advice I have for you is to simply stop when you’re full. That’s it! Knowing in your heart that tomorrow [and likely the rest of the week] amazing AF leftovers await you. Tomorrow is another day as my mom would say [hi, love you mom!]
I adore enjoying food with family [hellooooo we’re Italian] but I don’t need to feel stuffed to say that I’ve had a wonderful day. SO feel zero guilt over that stuffing. Zero guilt over the mashed potatoes. AND zero guilt over that pie [save room for dessert]!!! -
Once you truly intuitively eat, you get to a point that you can no longer enjoy food once you‘re full. At least that’s how I feel. Yeah the flavor is great but at that point you’re hitting the point of uncomfy and that’s just icky [in my humble opinion]. If anything it makes me less present because I just want to plop down and call it a day!
That’s why patrick calls me a squirrel 🤣🤣 . Because there is no carrot cake, macaron, mac + cheese etc in the world I’d turn down! My only trick is that I will buy it, take it home [if I’m not hungry on the scene] + wait to have it until my hunger kicks in or until I feel like it! Could be 3 hours, could be 3 days [not till I eat again hahaha but until I crave it]! -
AKA happiness is leftovers 🦃 🍁
If you’re a true Matcha fan then you will appreciate @sipmatcha 🍵 I opted for the matcha w a splash of cream, not too sweet but sweet enough. Plus pretty drinks always just make you feel better. Check out that cute paper straw 🌱
Thanks to the @sidewalkguide app, I was finally able to try out @gardencreamery, which was a part of The Mission SF tour! I know, I know... I'm super late to the party.
If you haven't checked it out yet, Sidewalk is an app that provides self-guided tours and includes multiple food and sight-seeing destinations. Such a fun experience that I highly recommend! 🙌
📍San Francisco, CA
Heated igloo? Check. Comfort food? Check. S’mores and hot cocoa? CHECK! @fswashington’s Hotel on Ice at @bourbonsteakdc was such a fun and delicious experience!
@districtleenz and I ate pretty much everything, including the smoked gnudi, wagyu burger, black truffle mac & cheese, fries trio, and of course, the smoked s’mores!
If you’re in DC, I highly recommend checking this out! Can’t wait to come back soon!
Sorry, I got too busy yesterday to post the recipe to the turkey brine that I use every year. I actually use the Alton Brown recipe, I’ll attach the link in the comment section. Aside from using his recipe which is perfectly fine by itself. I always have to add my own twist 🙃🤪😩. I get a family sized bottle of Apple Juice (doesn’t matter the brand, Great Value works just fine 😉) and a 1/2 Gallon of slightly more of orange juice and pour that over the turkeys, along with the kosher salt and brine in the recipe.I use whatever stock from the meat I boil for my greens (I use turkey tails, and I take some of the stock while it’s still hot and steep my cinnamon sticks, a few pieces of sage, a bunch of fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs a few bay leaves, a nice handful of garlic, cloves smashed juniper berries and black peppercorns). I take 4-5 oranges and 5 red apples (any brand is sufficient) and I slice them and allow some of them to steep in the herb infused turkey stock to until it cools off. Afterwards, I take my turkeys and I always purchase one of those large storage containers from Walmart (in the home section, they’re $5.97). It helps me to have more than enough room to add all my aromatic seasonings to soak the turkey. I brine my turkey from anywhere from 24 hours to a day and a half. It isn’t necessary to brine it that long (I just find that my turkey is juicier and more flagrant) The oranges 🍊 apples 🍎 combined with the apple and orange juice (brine mixture of brown sugar and Kosher salt) and all the other spices (cinnamon sticks included 😩Make the BEST, JUICIEST, Turkey ever!!! After you’re done with the brine, wash the turkey off, pat it dry and season with coarse salt. I use the whole apples and oranges both sliced and whole along with carrots, celery, onion, and the other delicious things I used in the brine, to stuff the turkey’s cavity. When the juices from the turkey flow over the apple and orange it releases a naturally flagrant gravy to serve with the turkey. I even stick the cinnamon stick from the brine along with drag rosemary, thyme and a few sage leaves inside the cavity. Omg!! So, damn good 😋😋😋Let me know if y’all try it.
🎶 I wanna be a millionaire so freakin’ bad 🤣 This bite-size millionaire taco at @westinkierland deseo has achieved baller status with a yuca root shell, lobster, ahi tuna and Japanese hamachi. #money 🤑
Full of cranberries, whiskey, clove, cinnamon, orange, and a hint of vanilla, Cranberry Whiskey jam slays normal old cranberry sauce. Paired with cheese or turkey or bread, you need this jam for Thanksgiving! Stop by our shop tomorrow 9-5 to grab one!
Time to get this dough 💸 Pizza dough, of course. Dis here is my fav fav fav za in Austin from @bufalinapizza called the calabrese. If you haven't had it yet, it is an absolute MUST. You know I would never lie to y'all 😌 Trusssssss.