Sprouts Farmers Markets logo should read… “Here We Grow Again!”
Yep, I’m happy to say my favorite organic grocer is growing again folks; and now Peachtree City residents can fall in love with them too!
Diego (wonderful, bubbly and just an all around great guy) invited me (and the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society) to join in on their day of celebration, and even gifted me a $50 Sprouts gift card! My favorite organics and $50 to stock up on some goodies? Pleeeease… I’m not gonna say no to that!
This time I made a video of the experience for your viewing pleasure. Have a look.
Marie Spano, MS RD, demonstrated how to make some healthy foods using Sprouts products (and others sold in their stores.) I never would have thought to put black beans in my burgers for more fiber, but definitely trying this the next time I’m throwing some on the grill.
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Thank you Sprouts for inviting us in, and thank you so much for the $50 gift card I received for attending and telling everyone about your latest location!
Disclosure: All opinions and views are based on my experience, and are 100% my own.
Imagine. A Chef with an explosion of creative juices running through his culinary veins. A Chef hell bent on surprising and wowing your taste buds. A Chef whose personality resonates in every morsel. A Chef to turn your snobbish culinary attitude into putty in his hands. Who is this Chef? Allow me to introduce you to a Chef that is taking Atlanta by storm. Meet Chef Juan Montier of Chez Montier.
Haven’t heard of Chez Montier yet? No? Then consider yourself lucky you’ve found this and you owe me one. A big one.
“Our mission is to empower the world to live and eat well, through sharing our passion for food and design.” ~Juan Montier, Owner/Chef, Chez Montier
Not too long ago I met my friend and fellow food blogger, Melissa Pelkey-Hass (of The Front Porch Gourmet) for lunch — on her lunch break from her daytime job — at Leaning Ladder (LL) in Woodstock, Georgia. She’s the mastermind chef there hosting the best cooking classes the Atlanta area has to offer. Let me tell you… the. girl. can. cook! If you’re reading this Melissa… *cough *cough …yes! I’d love to come over for dinner! Anyway, Melissa had a meeting planned with Chef Juan and his lovely wife, Judith Montier to discuss a possible pop-up at LL. So happy I was asked to join them for the afternoon!
Ah… the life of a food blogger.
All details are in the video below.
Chef Juan has quite an impressive background that’s lead him where he is today. I had no idea how special this man was I was hanging with! Taste more…
Travel much? Stay in hotels much? Maybe a little? Then you probably know Astor Chocolate and you just don’t know it. What’s their big secret? Read on! I’m about to out ’em!
Image courtesy of Astor Chocolate
What do basketball, wine, chocolate and I have in common? A great Atlanta Hawks game against the Phoenix Suns, delicious wine pairings, delectable creamy chocolatey chocolate and me! Recently Astor Chocolate partnered with me to bring the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society and a couple of other influential bloggers together so we could get their big secret out to y’all! What is that big secret? Well, if you have ever stayed in a hotel and unwrapped that piece of chocolate on the pillow, then you have experienced the creamy, chocolatey splendor of Astor Chocolate. That’s right, it could have been theirs you were having that “Oh that’s so good!” moment with. Taste more…
Once upon a time in a land far, far away… back when the dinosaur roamed… I stood on first base, arm stretched as far as the eye could see. SMACK!! every. single. time. My nickname at all of 4 foot 11? Stretch.
I loved playing softball and if I could have played baseball with the boys, oh yeah! I would have given a run for their money! Competitive was my middle name, and a chance to do it better than the boys? I would have been first in line at sign ups! Taste more…
There are so many reasons, way to many to list, why you should love Sprouts Farmers Market as much as I do. I walk through the doors and my whole attitude changes. The first time I walked in I immediately knew the place was my kind of place. It exuded fresh, organic, clean eating… it screamed healthy.
My absolute favorite section is the produce. I swear I have never, in any store from New York to Ohio, Missouri to Texas and Florida to Georgia, seen such fresh, CLEAN organics. Taste more…
Princi Italia sets the bar in Midtown Atlanta
Recently I, and 4 dining companions the first evening, 7 the second evening and 10 the third evening, had the pleasure of trying out one of Atlanta’s young restaurants, about 1-year young, and let me tell you… fresh… service… atmosphere… location… 3-hour validated convenient parking… fantastic! Oh and flavor as intense as it getts… wow. Really wow.
Very recently my sister’s husband passed away in his sleep, so I dragged her along (not really in the mood to do much of anything right now, bless her heart) and from all indication of that evening and after, she’s glad she didn’t back out. She offered more feedback to the servers and chef than any of us! And by the way Princi Italia, Wanda? She is a HUGE food snob. Sometimes, well, worse than what I’ve become. If she doesn’t like something, she has NO qualms letting you know. If you pass her critical taste buds and HIGH expectations, you’ve made it to the big time with your name in neon lights! It’s your Broadway moment! Taste more…