Egg Gribiche, Tuna and Walnuts- WIAW

WIAW Beauty and the Beets

Hello! Welcome to What I Ate Wednesday where I link up with Jenn from Peas and Crayons for the P-A-R-T-Y! Chad and I had a busy weekend – we went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a day, went to church and spent a lot of time working from home. We, of course, did take the time to eat. We had samosas with mango dipping sauce, falafel pitas and pizza at Disney but today I am going to show you what I ate Sunday- Egg Gribiche, Tuna and Walnuts.

Egg Gribiche on Avocado Toast Beauty and the Beets

[breakfast] I made avocado toast crostinis and topped them with egg gribiche. The mustard, the capers, the tarragon….it was definitely something new for us. Chad wasn’t a big fan but I loved it.

Spinach Tuna Melts Beauty and the Beets

[lunch] We’ve been trying to use up some fresh bread we bought so for lunch I made tuna spinach melts with tomatoes. I baked some frozen chipotle sweet potato fries as a side.

Brown Butter Walnut Ravioli Beauty and the Beets

[dinner] We had blue cheese raviolis with a brown butter walnut sauce with tarragon (had to use up that fresh tarragon as well). We’ve become big fans of walnuts on our pasta. Dinner was rounded out with a big green salad.

Vanilla with Balsamic Vinegar Beauty and the Beets

[dessert] Vanilla ice cream, maple balsamic vinegar and fresh mint leaves. I am in love with this new trend of flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

And that’s it from Beetsland- hope everyone has a great rest of the week and see you tomorrow for a preview of my empanada making class.

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Yelpers Take Over Artegon Marketplace in Orlando

This article first appeared on The Hungry Sprout and has been reprinted with permission by the author- that’s me!

Yelp Orlando (2)

There are many perks to being part of the Yelp Elite squad. We get to attend all sorts of neat events from restaurant previews to behind the scene tours to fun Yelp gatherings. I recently attended an event at the newly remodeled Artegon Marketplace. The new marketplace used to be an indoor mall called Festival Bay located in the center of the outlet district on International Drive in Orlando.

Yelp Event at Artegon Marketplace

Yelp Event Deviled Eggs at Artegon Marketplace

We gathered together and first enjoyed catered treats including meatballs and deviled eggs.

Welcome Yelpers at Artegon Marketplace

Soon, we were set free into the Artegon Marketplace. The mall has been transformed into an artists’ haven. There are two big areas where local artists can hone their craft right in front of your eyes, and sell their masterpieces.

Making soap with beer at Artegon Marketplace

handmade jewelry at Artegon Marketplace

handmade gifts at Artegon Marketplace

We saw such great items like soap made out of beer, handmade jewelry and these nifty robots.

Robots are Awesome at Artegon Marketplace

Making robots at Artegon Marketplace

The artists from Robots Are Awesome were in the middle of making these adorable robot cake toppers. How cool!

Scavenger Hunt- The Bokeh Studio

We were given scavenger hunt cards and as we visited each artist’s booth we received stamps on our cards. At the end of the hunt all the cards were thrown into a big pile and there was a random drawing for various gifts from the marketplace.

Sky Trail at Artegon Marketplace

Zoo Tamers at Artegon Marketplace

Yelpers on Zoo Tamers at Artegon Marketplace

Check out some more pictures- including the Sky Trail, a big indoor obstacle course in the “sky” and the Zoo Tamers- these cute animal scooters. Yelpers were having way too much fun.

Yelpers at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar Orlando

Our evening ended with a party at the newly opened Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar. I didn’t get a picture of all the fabulous BBQ and bites here but trust me- it was all delicious!

Artegon Marketplace Orlando

We plan on visiting the Artegon Marketplace more regularly- especially for Food Truck Fridays held every fourth Friday of the month in the evening.

Thank you to Andi, our fearless hard working Yelp Orlando leader, for throwing another great event!