Once I saw a recipe for a tamale pie I was hooked, I just had to make one myself. Growing up, my mother always made tamales on special occasions. Sometimes, we'd do a truly Hispanic Christmas and she'd go all out with tons of Hispanic food.
There are tons of trends going on right now and I am trying to get on board with them! One of them is mushroom coffee.
I have been drinking coffee for years, probably since I was 19/20. I go through my phases of having to drink 2 cups of coffee a day to just 1 and then to none. Then the cycle repeats. My body can be really sensitive to coffee, if I exceed more than 2 cups a day I am way TOO wired (it’s a horrible feeling). After a couple of random times of drinking too much caffeine I have finally learned not to exceed more than 2 cups.
I usually have two cups of coffee with some creamer before I eat breakfast and after I’ve already had a glass of water (hydration is key!).
Mushroom Coffee benefits
- Focus without jitters
- Aids in digestion
- Tons of antioxidants
- Boosts liver health
- Decreases oxidative stress
Antioxidants help to defend your cells from free radicals. Free radicals are toxic byproducts that damage cells and tissues. Foods that are high in antioxidants include dark chocolate, blueberries, and raspberries.
This year in Columbus, Georgia the Frogtown Crawfish Festival occurred June 21-22nd at Woodruff Riverfront Park. According to their website, this Festival is all about having fun and enjoying a live crawfish boil. There is live music, food, and tons of prizes.
I have always wanted to try crawfish but I have never heard of a crawfish boil local to me, until now! This festival gave me the opportunity to finally eat some crawfish and to have fun at the same time, or so I thought. Crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs or yabbies, whatever you want to call it, it’s fun to eat!
I was nervous for the weather. I kept an eye on it all week. At first it was supposed to rain, then the forecast cleared up and then again it was supposed to rain! Georgia weather can be such a roller coaster ride. The weather was okay, not ideal given that it was so hot. It was 92 degrees with 59% humidity and a heat index of 105 degrees. Coming from South Florida you would think that I was used to weather like this but no…. I still hate it and I will always complain that it’s too hot (unfortunately for my husband). On this day it was actually 88 degrees in Miami with 62% humidity and it “felt like” 97 degrees, yeah I’d rather be in Miami!
In preparation for this festival, Jacob and I looked up Youtube videos on how to properly eat a crawfish. There were several variations, in some videos the people sucked the juice out of the head of the crawfish and in some other videos they didn’t. Regardless, neither of us knew what we were doing and we were excited to make fools out of ourselves.