Refrigerator Prepping: Mission “Eat These Groceries”

Refrigerator Prepping: Mission “Eat These Groceries”

Since returning from Guatemala my eating habits have been horrendous.  Just plain gross. I ate so healthy in Guatemala, the land of daily farmers markets and cheap produce-Hey, did you know that all the local goodness at the farmers market in Coban is not all grown by the farmers selling?  Did you know that some of the people selling aren’t farmers at all?  Shocking right (as I clench my chest struggling for air).  I looked back on photos taken while exploring the market and some of the bags of apples had PRODUCE TAGS ON THEM!  Like the tags they scan AT THE GROCERY STORE as you stand at the register!  Or could the vendors also sell to local grocers and whatever they don’t sell at market, they just send to the store?  Nope.  Doubt it. [...]

26 hour journey to Atlanta: We ate at Old Lady Gang

26 hour journey to Atlanta: We ate at Old Lady Gang

In commemoration of the new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (no, I do not watch this show or any other show for that matter-we have a Firestick and internet only.  No, not a fully loaded, or even partially loaded one, just the basic one where you pay for add-ons and subscriptions.  Let me back track, I did pay for the last 3 seasons of being Mary Jane because I LOVE MARY JANE PAUL.  She is me, I am her, we are Pauletta (in my soul at least).  Okay, and I have paid for the past 2 sessions of How to get Away with Murder but haven’t committed to splurging on the current season). Back to the matter at hand!  I didn’t blog about it, but I spent two weekends in a row in Atlanta this part September-can you believe that it’s already November?  Let’s hear it for Thanksgiving. Euphoria rings through my food-loving flesh at the thought of dressing With cranberry sauce Collards And cornbread baked to golden brown perfection in a cured, cast iron skillet [...]

Food Series continues from Antigua: Pinche Restaurant

Food Series continues from Antigua: Pinche Restaurant

It’s lunchtime! So the food series continues! What do you do in Antigua besides eat Ashley? Walk around Take pictures of my surrounding Souvenir shop Contemplate my purchases Feel guilty about my duffel bag of purchases Whip out my calculator to crunch numbers and decide if I can survive for the next 5 days with the money I have left after bingeing on souvenirs Eat Blog Be happy!  I am really, really happy spending time alone! [...]

The Bpum Eats food series continued: Samsara Cafe in Antigua, Guatemala

The Bpum Eats food series continued: Samsara Cafe in Antigua, Guatemala

I’m seated at a quaint window seat in the tranquil Samsara cafe and restaurant.  Samsara is adored for their healthy vegetarian and vegan menu items and relaxing atmosphere.  Although it is located on a busy cross street with constant traffic whizzing by, the warm calming cafe is a great escape.  The restaurant is tastefully decorated.  The walls in the front room are warmed with a rich brown shade with grey undertones.  The painted walls are then accented with peaceful quotes written in Old English style. [...]

Food Series Continues: Pappy’s BBQ in Antigua, Guatemala

Food Series Continues: Pappy’s BBQ in Antigua, Guatemala

I am now in Antigua, soaking up the sun, enjoying the beautiful architecture, eating plenty of delicious food and taking it all in.  Antigua is a beautiful city.  While it is a tourist destination and many people and businesses communicate in English to cater to tourists, it’s still very charming and has a local feel (says the tourist).  The streets are all cobblestone.  Mainly one-way.  Lined with brightly-painted colonial style buildings, dark iron accents on doors and windows.  Cherry wood finishing, and workers anxious to greet you.  Antigua is a friendly place.  A welcomed change after living in Coban.  It’s also easy to navigate- I have NO SENSE OF DIRECTION!  [...]

Coban Eats Series: Sedano’s Steakhouse

Coban Eats Series: Sedano’s Steakhouse

I already knew this, but I truly thought patient was an adjective I could use when people wanna play the ridiculous, “describe yourself in one word” game.   Again today, I was out for work, rushing to complete last-minute requests.  The requests weren’t daunting, but that doesn’t change how much I didn’t want to fulfill them.  The part that drove me insane, was sitting in the air-conditioned (I hate air-conditioning) McDonald’s lobby waiting over an hour to deliver a box. [...]