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Asobu Portable Wine Chiller

ELEGANT AND PRACTICAL THE #1 CHOICE OF WINE ENTHUSIASTS.
The Vin Blanc Portable Wine Chiller is the ONLY wine chiller that you will ever need! This ingenious chiller is practical, safe and lightweight; it is the ideal product for transporting and keeping fine wine at the recommended temperature.IMG_4082.JPG

The long awaited Vin Blanc Portable Wine Chiller appeals to wine enthusiasts everywhere! The vacuum insulated, double wall stainless steel construction insures your wine remains cool for up to 24 hours.The cushioned interior protects the wine bottle from breakage during transportation. The elegant carrying case has a convenient carry strap built into the cushioned lid. The Vin Blanc Portable Wine Chiller is the ONLY stylish solution to transporting and chilling your favorite wine. Settle for nothing less, wine should constantly be enjoyed at the correct temperature!FullSizeRender 6.jpgIMG_4057.JPG

The included gift box was amazing. The entire packaging was really impressive!
Most of all, it was so easy to carry around. Great for picnics and easy transport to a party.FullSizeRender-4.jpg

The product was very easy to use and even easier to clean. Check out where you can purchase your Vin Blanc Portable Wine Chiller below!

http://www.asobubottle.com/product/50

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RedRocks in OldTown

Hi everyone! Almost everyone in the world loves pizza. Although all pizza may look the same, they often are made differently. To me, how one makes pizza is the most important. At RedRocks Pizza, their pizza is made in a wood fire and offers neapolitan style pizzas. RedRocks have locally inspired dishes. No wonder their pizza is award winning!

Redrocks, located in Old Town Alexandria, is such a cute place, it’s perfect for date night, date lunch, or even perfect for family and friends gathering. Although it looks like a small place from the outside, the inside proves you wrong. The ambiance has such a nice warm feel to it. It definitely feels intimate but also fun. I love how the kitchen with the wood fire for the pizzas was open so you can actually see how your pizza is made! FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpgIMG_4103.JPG

I was able to try house toast, which is made from scratch as well, the il fungo pizza, and the charred brussels sprouts. Check out what I thought of each below!

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The house toast is also made from scratch alongside everything else. It was so soft and the most amazing bread I’ve ever tasted. The olive oil and spiced olive oil were on another level. Just as amazing! I didn’t know something so simple could be out of this world.

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The il Fungo pizza! Oh my, I could literally eat this forever. It had the right amount of cheese, the right types of cheese. Wood fire pizza does make the difference when it comes to pizzas. Although it may look small, it’s so filling. The mixed mushrooms, fontina cheese, goat cheese, thyme, and oil = such an unbelievable combination. To die for!

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To be honest- I was never a fan of brussels sprouts. I was afraid to try this because I assumed it would taste bitter. I never really tried brussels sprouts before this. However, wow, was I wrong. These charred brussels sprouts were amazing! I surprisingly finished the whole plate and got my vegetable serving in! It was really hard to believe I was just eating vegetables. Truly tasty.

I would highly recommend RedRocks any day at any time!FullSizeRender-12.jpgFullSizeRender-11.jpg

http://redrocksoldtown.com

https://www.instagram.com/redrocksdc

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Choose to Reuse with To Go Ware

Founded in 2004, To-Go Ware is committed to inspiring healthy lifestyle through food, community, and planet by providing products that are: innovative • safe • environmentally responsible • affordable • convenient.

To-Go Ware brings common sense to the convenience of our “to-go” culture. By providing people with sustainable solutions and healthful alternatives to plastic waste, they hope to make the “throw-away” mentality a thing of the past. Choose to reuse.FullSizeRender-2.jpg

Bamboo is extremely durable and can withstand a great deal of use without damage. When it’s harvested, it does not need to be replanted because it will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system. Bamboo provides a long-lasting, non-petroleum based material that has endless applications for use.

  • beautiful, durable & renewable
  • lightweight & easy to take along
  • doesn’t stain or absorb flavors
  • made to be kept, not tossed in the trash

The material for their RePEaT and Kids utensil cases are made of RPET, recycled plastic bottles. Plastic soda and water bottles that would otherwise end up in the landfills are given a second shot at a useful life by being recycled into this amazingly strong, color-fast and water-resistant utensil holder.

  • made from recycled plastic bottles
  • gives new life to discarded plastic
  • keeps trash out of landfills
  • one RePEaT case repurposes one plastic bottle

Check the links below on how to get your To Go Ware!

http://to-goware.com

https://www.facebook.com/togoware

 

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Sophie’s Dough; Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough

Getting tired of hearing that you can’t eat raw cookie dough before you bake those cookies? Well know, you can indulge and eat as much as you want with Sophie’s Dough- Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough! Located in Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Virginia, Sophie’s Dough offers a variety of flavors. From classic cookie, sugar cookie, birthday cake, cookie monster, to mrs. peanut, lady luck, oatmeal raisin, and seasonal flavors. During their grand opening last week, I was able to try classic cookie, mrs. peanut, cookie monster, and the pumpkin pie seasonal flavor. They were all SO delicious!!

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Sophie’s Dough is a Gourmet Cookie Dough Confectionery, supplying edible slightly chilled cookie dough. They’ve gone Dough Crazy, putting their dough in everything from ice cream sandwiches to milkshakes! They offer several different cookie dough flavors and a variety of toppings, to make your cookie dough completely customizable. Sophie’s Dough is egg free and made with heat treated flour, this allows you to satisfy your cookie dough craving safely. Sophie’s Dough is preservative free and use only the highest quality ingredients available. No more noshing on tubes of raw cookie dough, hoping you don’t get a tummy ache. Sophie’s Dough allows you to enjoy your cookie dough guilt free!FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpgFullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-3-1.jpg

http://www.sophiesdough.com

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Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry

Hi everyone! Today I will be sharing a great soup/curry recipe: Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry. This is great on these upcoming winter nights. Very nourishing with all of the lentils and perfect for leftovers. You can add as much flavor as you want to this fiber rich dish. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 large sweet onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 1/2 cups veg stock
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup red lentils, washed thoroughly

Directions:

  1. Add butter to a sauce pot and turn to medium heat. When butter is melted, add chopped onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until translucent and fragrant.
  2. Add garlic and curry powder, turmeric, and cumin. Sauté another minute, stirring.FullSizeRender-15.jpg
  3. Add the veg stock, cubed sweet potatoes, and lentils.FullSizeRender-13.jpg
  4. Stir everything together and turn heat to a simmer.
  5. Simmer stew for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.FullSizeRender-14.jpg
  6. If thickness desired- add about half a cup of the curry into a food process to make a puree. Then add back to the pot and stir.FullSizeRender.jpg
  7. Heat for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-22.jpgFullSizeRender-16.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This serves about 5 people.
  • Add curry powder and salt to taste.
  • You can use chicken stock or any other stock you prefer.
  • Feel free to add whatever vegetables you like. It’s your soup!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz