Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pack & Go

I came into my room to finish packing my suitcase for our trip tomorrow morning and found this:

I think Jackson wants to be a little stow-away in my bag!

Sadly, where we are headed, he can’t join us.

We will miss little Jackson, but while we are gone, I know he will have lots of fun with his grandparents in New Jersey!

I will attempt to post once we get to our final destination – I can’t wait to share our trip with you!

Catch ya on the flip side!


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30 Minute Chicken Gumbo

Another day, another amazing meal.
I made my first gumbo, using a rotisserie chicken for the first time and it turned out amazing.

The stars of this gumbo included a rotisserie chicken, spicy smoked sausage and okra which created a tasty cajun stew.

I found this amazing recipe by Martha Stewart from reading Iowa Girl Eats Friday Favorites.

30 minutes on the stove and dinner is served!

With a side of cornbread, the meal is complete.

The chicken, sausage, okra and all the spices came together beautifully.The meal was a hit, I will definitely be enjoying this again soon!

Have you ever made gumbo? Please share your recipe! 

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Sampan Philadelphia

This weekend Charles & I hit up a new (to us) restaurant in Philadelphia.

Sampan is located on one of my favorite streets (to dine on) in Center City – 13th Street!

It boasts modern Asian Street flavors with a flare!

I started the evening off with a Honey Whiskey Jar.

Perfect start to a lovely evening outside enjoying the weather.

Charles and I started off the meal with the Korean BBQ Beef Satay.

It was seasoned with Kim Chee & ginger – tasted incredible.

Next up was the main course – We split the Crispy Szechuan Chicken.

It was a massive portion, we were so happy we shared, it was also out of this world.

Because I have a major love affair with Brussels sprouts, I had to test out the ones on the menu.

Our side of sprouts were seasoned with fish sauce, puffed rice & chili. They were awesome!

I ended my meal just as I began, with a cocktail!

This time I enjoyed the Sampantini – Hendrick’s Gin, Aloe Vera & Cucumber.

It was the perfect ending to an amazing dinner. Can’t wait to come back!

Where is your favorite Asian Fusion restaurant?!


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