Oh Snaps! We’re in Business

As you’ve noticed, we haven’t been posting as much as we should be, but we have a perfectly good reason! Taste My Buds is crossing over, stepping out of the computer in the homes of locals in the NYC and NJ area. We have turned into a business. So let me give you our elevator pitch for a moment….

Taste My Buds, LLC is a company formed by two foodies that specialize in vegetarian/pescatarian cuisines free from common allergens such as wheat, gluten, nuts, egg, soy and dairy. Taste My Buds provides services such as in-home cooking, catering and food-preparation. 🙂

Ohhh yeaaaa, we’re official! We will be having an official launch party this Thursday! If you are in the NYC/NJ area and would like to attend, check out tmbminglemeals.eventbrite.com for more details!

We Spy #GODIVAonthego

As I was strolling down Madison Ave, while shielding my eyes from the sun’s intrusive glow.

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Something else bright caught my eye! A Godiva truck covered with delicious chocolates and illuminating the color of love.

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Now I have to say that I am a fan of Godiva, but within the last few months dairy or gluten no longer agrees with my body.

Although I can no longer enjoy their delicious chocolate, this shouldn’t stop you!

If you are in the NYC area, the Sweetery team will be traveling around the city, selling goodies right out of the truck. I’m sure all of the busy and last minute loves will appreciate this!

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If you are a chocolate lover, follow @GodivaChoc or the #GODIVAonthego hash tag to find a truck near you!

Hope my sweetie found a box of gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate! Leave it to me to be the difficult one! 🙂

#Rainy Day with a 3-Pepper Quiche

After the visit of #nemo Mother Nature decided that she was not done with her mood swing. We woke up this morning to not only big piles of snow but also drizzles of rain. Ohh this is going to be a dreary day. This was not expected, I will be attending Toy Fair NYC today and definitely don’t want to walk around the Javits center with wet squeaky boots!

I mean really?! Who pissed Mother Nature off?! I want names people, because she is upset. We were enjoying sunny days and clear skies, now this?

Welp, instead of my mood going sour because of the yucky weather, I decided to whip up something for our spirits.

So I’m calling this one “The Rainy Day Quiche”.

Ingredients:

Handful of chopped red, yellow and orange sweet peppers
1/3 cup of scallions
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of basil
4 eggs
1/3 cup of almond milk

(Serving size 2)

After chopping up then peppers and onions, I mixed in the remaining ingredients.

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I must say ramekins come in rather handy. I use them for serving soup, sauces and snacks. But this would be the first time I actually used them for their real purpose; baking.

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I turned the toaster oven on 350 degrees and let the dishes bake for 25 minutes, because they are mini quiches, the cook time is a lot less.

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While the quiches were rising, I fried a few slices of turkey bacon and prepared a Kale and Mint green monster smoothie. I definitely think this would put a little pep in our steps.

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Since we got an early start, we can actually set aside a few minutes to sit and enjoy our breakfast before facing Mother Nature.

Hope your day is off to a great start and you are celebrating National Hot Breakfast Month with me! 🙂