Friday, February 7, 2014

Beatlemania - The Beatles, 50 Years Later

The Beatles arrived in the United States 50 years ago today, on February 7, 1964.  They were greeted with fever-pitch excitement by fans, concerts throughout the United States, and several appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.  I was a toddler when they first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.  I understand that I stood up and put my hands on my ears because I was scared of all the screaming in the audience.  That changed quickly, and I became one of their youngest (and most fervent) fans.  How about you - do you remember the Beatles from the 1960's?  I would love to hear your Beatles thoughts and memories in the comments, below.

Friday Faves: The Food Edition

Happy Friday, y'all!  Hope you've had a great week.

My faves this week are all food related, probably because it is winter and I'm in the mood to cook.

My first fave is Silk Pure Coconut Coconutmilk.  I bought the original (unflavored), and it is so delicious!  It is dairy free, gluten free, and has 50% more calcium than dairy milk.  I love this on cereal, and can't wait to try it in smoothies as well.

I also love Boca Original Vegan Burgers.   I've been vegetarian for years, and have lately been trying to make the vegan choice when possible.  I just started buying the Boca Vegan Burgers instead of the traditional Flame Grilled (vegetarian).  At first bite I wasn't sure about the burgers;  they taste simpler, but I have gotten used to the taste and actually crave them now.

I have a restaurant to recommend, too.  The Local No. 7 is located on Main Street in Tucker, Georgia (a small town outside Atlanta).  The restaurant is a cozy pub, and they have a terrific menu!  They have several vegetarian and vegan options.  I had a veggie wrap (spinach tortilla, hummus, veggies, vinaigrette) and homemade fries.  They also have a bar, with team trivia a couple of nights a week.  Fun!  I will definitely go back.

How about you -- do you have any great vegetarian or vegan food products to recommend?   I would love to hear from you in the comments section, below.