Favorite Restaurant Meals of 2022
It's the final week (actually the final couple of days) of 2022 and here's photos of my restaurant meals that stood out this year and where to get them.
Suckling Pig Sandwich from Timeout Market in Lisbon.
Banana, chocolate & caramel pancake from Eat Pray Love Lisboa near to TimeOut Market in Lisbon.
Grilled Octopus from Solar 31 in Lisbon.
Duck Meatballs and fries with homemade catsup from Pharmacy Museum restaurant in Lisbon.
Octopus Salad and Sea Bass from Bastardo's in Lisbon.
Banana Power Pancakes from The Therapist Alvalade.
Melon With Parma Ham And Mint Mayonnaise (appetizer) and Breast Of Duck With Port Sauce And Clementines (main course) from Restaurante Sabores D'Itália, Caldas da Rainha.
Fish Sandwich from Bastardo's
Monkfish Stew from a little seaside cafe in Nazare (sorry I didn't get the name)
Octopus Salad and Grilled Sardines at Arcada in Coimbra.
Scallop, Mussels and Salad from OSTRAS & COISAS in Porto.
Anything from Honest Greens (both in Lisbon and Porto)
You scream, I scream, we all scream for Keto ice cream!
I went to Costco today. It was only the 2nd time I've been there since Gary passed away. It was a little sad because we always went to Costco together.
I don't normally go down the frozen food aisle that has the ice cream, but today I did. And I'm so happy that I did, because I found these Sea Salt Caramel Keto bars with only 2G net carbs.
The Ketogenic diet is expanding and becoming more and more mainstream, even more so than when I started my Keto journey just over 2 years ago.
Some of the other Keto ice cream brands out there, I don't really care for or they give me some digestive problems (tummy gurgles big time) after I eat them. But these ... are delicious and not after effects.
But back to these ice cream bars. It was $11.99 for 12 bars - so about $1/bar which is not too bad. Even when I get Enlightened Ice Cream Bars (the mint is my favorite) on sale, it's $1.25 per bar.
I’m a big fan of sea salt caramel, so I was immediately intrigued and decided to give them a try.
If you are looking for the creamy mouth feel of regular ice cream, you're not going to get it with these. But I thought it was delicious and happy that I have 11 more in the freezer to eat.
I think they’ve got a great product.
Grilled Cheese sandwiches are an American classic. All of April is considered Grilled Cheese Month (does that mean we can have grilled cheese every day that month and not feel guilty? And National Grilled Cheese day is April 12th.
I absolutely love grilled cheese sandwiches - ever since I was a kid. And I've had many kinds -- from the traditional to ...
Caprese Grilled Cheese ...
Guacamole Grilled Cheese...
Mexican Queso Fundido...
And then there's grilled cheese with fruits like apples, blueberries and pears - Apple Cheddar and Bacon Jam, Blueberry Balsamic Brie and Spinach and...
Pear, Fig and Proscuitto...
and don't forget Vegetarian grilled cheeses with this Caramelized Onion and Spinach Grilled Cheese
I've even made desert grilled cheeses - Roasted Strawberry Cheddar and Chocolate. In case you were wondering, chocolate does make everything taste better.
Today I had a Lobster Grilled Cheese with cheddar and Fontal cheeses on Keto Olive Bread (I was wondering if this would be a good combo or not, but the olives didn't over power the lobster at all). It was so darned good, I wish you could have it everyday!
Now I'm sad that lunch is over. :)
What's your favorite grilled cheese? Have you ever had a Lobster Grilled Cheese?
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