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Happy Friday!! I am so excited- today starts one of my most favorite blogging conferences of the year- the Food Wine Conference, #FWCon. I am spending the weekend at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando eating and learning.

Rosen Shingle Creek Beauty and the Beets

Oh and I am also team captain of a cooking competition during the conference. All I know is we are making something with blueberries and some other secret ingredients that will be unveiled the day of. I think I have recruited a bunch of really good members for my team – eeeek!!


I am equally excited as my sponsor for the conference is the Fields Auto Group, a company of luxury car dealerships located across the United States. They will be providing transportation for conference attendees from our hotel to the Rosen College of Hospitality Management for Sunday’s sessions and classes.  (Though you can’t see it, there is a fancy car behind all those crazy people in this picture: )

Fields Foodies FW Con 15 Beauty and the Beets

So this past weekend I was in Indianapolis, where Mr. Beet and I ran the #IndyMini, a half marathon that kicks off the Indy 500 Festival. The course is really fun with three miles spent running around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In just a few weeks over Memorial Day Weekend, the Speedway will be the site of the 100th running of the Indy 500.

running the speedway IndyMini Beauty and the Beets

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Beauty and the Beets

I enjoyed the half marathon, not only was the course great, Mr. Beet also spent his run with me. So it was fun too.

IndyMini medal Beauty and the Beets

After the race I indulged in a chocolate beet cupcake from Georgetown Market, just north of the city.

Chocolate Beet cupcake Beauty and the Beets Georgetown Market

And while in Indiana, we had the best breadsticks and pizza from a place called Pizza Junkiez in Kokomo, about an hour north of Indianapolis. I just love the pizza in Indiana.

Breadsticks Pizza Junkiez Beauty and the Beets

Pizza Junkiez Kokomo Beauty and the Beets

I also tried the Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino from Starbucks. Super delicious – wish I had one right now!!

caramel waffle cone frappuccino Beauty and the Beets

Lastly, this that I made:

Don't Go Baking My Heart Beauty and the Beets

And this week’s Meatless Monday recipes were some of my favorites:

Beauty and the Beets Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

Buffalo Chickpea Pita Beauty and the Beets #MeatlessMonday

As always, I am joining the Friday Favorites party with Heather from Life in Leggings, Andrea from Momfessionals and Angela from Happy Fit Mama.

Have a great weekend everyone and be sure to keep up with all the crazy antics of the Food Wine Conference by following me on Twitter or Instagram!!

Sharon Walsh

Friday 13th of May 2016

Good luck at the conference's competition. Can't wait to hear about it

Helen Corbin

Friday 13th of May 2016

Love your cartoon :-) Can’t wait to hear what the rest of the ingredients were and what you made!!!!!!!!!

Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

Friday 13th of May 2016

Those breadsticks though!! My goodness! I need them in my life!

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

Friday 13th of May 2016

I've wondered about the Caramel Waffle Cone Frapp. It sounds amazing but I hadn't heard any feedback. Guess what I'll be getting the next Starbucks run? Have fun at your conference! And thanks for linking up to High 5 Friday!


Friday 13th of May 2016

Oh..soooooo delicious!!!! I have never been a big Starbucks person, but I am slowly getting hooked with drinks like these!