Fayetteville Pie Co.

I’ve always said simple is the best way and Fayetteville Pie Company obviously agrees to that too. I recently visited this place when I came to Fayetteville, NC to visit my family.

As soon as you walk in, you can smell freshly baked goods! Not to mention the decor gives you a clean homely vibe (you got to see it for yourself). Their concept is putting magical ingredients in delicate flakey pie crust! You can chose from 3 different styles of pie (their menu changes) in 2 categories, Savory or Sweet. Simple but affective, right? Even tho it’s hard to choose which pie you want!

I got the ‘Deep South Dish’. Their fresh homemade pie crust filled with BBQ Chicken, creamy Mac n Cheese and Collard Greens! Topped with a gooey layer of cheese baked to perfection! I over indulged and got the ‘Berry Beloved’! Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries combined in perfect harmony. Safe to say today’s lunch will never be forgotten and I can not wait to come back. Make sure to check them out!

P.S. I heard they are opening another spot so be sure to follow them @FayPieCo on Instagram to stay updated!

723 W. Rowan St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
11a-2p Mon-Fri

 

Deep South Dish x Berry Beloved

Deep South Dish x Berry Beloved

 

Life after being a Vegetarian

If you didn’t know I went Vegetarian for awhile (only lasted 3 months). It was a life changing 3 months until I started to feel like crap. Read my ‘I Got Hungry‘ post. Well after just 3 months of no meat, I’m doing pretty good. I feel way better that I incorporated chicken back into my diet. I occasionally stir fry up some shrimp or bake a filet. Red meat still don’t exist in my diet so turkey bacon and I became close friends. Vegetables are still a MAIN component on my dish. I sometimes eat meals with no meat. Vegetables are so versatile it’s a shame that people don’t like them. Saut√© some squash, zucchini with some onions. Season with salt and pepper!? Heaven on a plate with some jasmine rice! Vegetarian life was a learning experience and a great 3 month detox. Remember to always do what’s best for you but never shy away from something new.

 

 

One Skillet Pasta

Ingredients

  • 8oz Pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Mushroom, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream
  • 4 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 1tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta as directed of package and set aside. Season your chicken breast how ever you want! You can't go wrong with a classic salt and pepper. Heat your skillet to medium, medium high. Add in 1tbsp of butter and a 1tbsp of olive oil.
  2. When skillet is hot add you chicken breast. Cook for 3-4 minutes each side (depending how thick your chicken breast are). Set aside in foil.
  3. Add in your mushroom (might need a little more butter or olive oil) stir around for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add in your onions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes. (anytime your own looks dry add butter or olive oil)
  5. Add your garlic, stir in for 1-2 minutes then add in your heavy cream and thyme. Give a good stir and let it reduce and thicken 7-10 minutes. Taste for seasoning (keep a eye on it, might over flow. adjust heat but keep a slight boil going)
  6. Once it's reduced and thicken. Turn off heat and add in parsley and parmesan. Mix in well.
  7. You can pour this over your pasta or mix pasta in sauce. Top with chicken and more parmesan! Enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/life-after-being-a-vegetarian/

 

Cheap Miami Beach Eats

It’s the season of travel! I’m currently on a plane right now as I type this. Coming back from Miami! The weather was so perfect and the food was great! I didn’t get to hit those exclusive or known local spots. But I did indulge in some quick good food plus I had a kitchen so I got to cook. We all know eating on Ocean Blvd. is expensive as hell for mediocre food! So I’m gonna share some fun food spots under $10. I didn’t get pictures because I was tipsy 90% of the trip living in the moment. But here goes the list for good cheap eats at Miami Beach:

-Taco Rico; their tacos are authentic and bomb! Try their frozen margarita.
-Block Pizza Deli; this was a funky pizza place with fresh toppings!
-Sriracha House; best asian fushion take out! Went twice and wasn’t disappointed!
-Five Guys; look I know this isn’t a “new spot” BUT I was drunk after the club and wanted fries. I discovered their Veggie Sandwich!? Thank me later!
-D’Vine; basic little outside breakfast spot.

Lincoln Road Mall hosts a Sunday market with fresh veggie and fruit. They also cut up fresh mango, papaya, pineapple and watermelon in front of you and serve them in cups.

 

Lincoln Road Market

Our Miami Beach backyard.

Our Miami Beach backyard.