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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

https://www.instagram.com/sophiesdough/

https://www.facebook.com/sophiesdough/

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Delicious B. Doughnuts

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying out a new spot in Virginia called The Stand. The Stand is an expansive, colorful outdoor setting for everyone to enjoy the best new food trends the area has to offer. It’s super cute, super affordable, and super delicious! The Stand will not only serve a rotating menu of exciting foods from the hottest vendors around, but will also be a hub for social activities and community engagement.FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender-7.jpg

For their grand opening, I was able to try B. Doughnuts. Oh my- It was a party in my mouth! All of the warm delicious flavors were amazing. Surprisingly, the doughnuts were not as sweet, which is what I love. All the flavors I tried were delicious! – Vanilla bean, Chocolate creme, Lemon curd, Triple berry creme, Glazed, and Everything bagel doughnut with chives. FullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg

The ingredients are fresh and free from preservatives. Their yeast-raised dough which takes over 12 hours to make is made from scratch.  Their jam is made of real fruits, whips made from premium heavy cream, custards made from real eggs.FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-4.jpg

Established in 2015. With their love of street food and sweets, founders Brian and Pin Chanthapanya wanted to bring Malasadas (Portuguese doughnut) to the East Coast, developing a recipe based off the Hawaiian style Malasada, they wanted to take a hawaiian staple and add their culinary influence growing up on the East Coast as Asian Pacific Americans. Instead of filling their doughnuts with custards and jellies, they decided to use pastry and chantilly cremes, as well as cream cheese based fillings mainly used in pastries In European bakeries.  They pioneered the Everything Bagel doughnut (some will contest this, they chuckle), their take on the New York Everything Bagel while running their Baltimore location which eventually relocated to Virginia.  The dough, glazes, and fillings were first developed in their garage when they were first doing local deliveries around Northern Virginia and today they operate a family-friendly shop in Downtown Historic Leesburg.

Check out the links below for more information on B. Doughnuts and The Stand!

http://www.bdoughnut.com

https://www.facebook.com/bdoughnut

https://www.instagram.com/b_doughnut/

http://thestandva.com

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

 

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Markham Street Cafe

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone had a great week. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for the weekend. Last week, I had the pleasure of reviewing a new restaurant, Markham Street Cafe, that opened up in my neck of the woods. Markham Street Cafe is still in their soft opening stage, but is planning on having their grand opening. This beautiful restaurant/cafe is more than what I can try to describe. Cozy, absolutely amazing decor, ambiance. Markham Street Cafe is going for the California cafe vibe, and with their succulents and decor, I can say they nailed it! The best part is that the owners (including the chef), and staff are so polite and friendly. Oh, forgot to mention that the food is nothing less than their service: impeccable! I was able to try a few items from their menu, which isn’t set in stone due to the soft opening. However, a more concrete menu, a full bar, live music, decor from local artists, and much more are in the works post grand opening. Check out their amazing food below and what I thought about each one! Plus, some views of their decor.

Paragon Salad, minus the beef: Thai beef (not included), red and green cabbage, fresh greens, spicy cashews, cucumber, sliced radish, onion, spicy Thai vinaigrette.

OMG, I thought this salad was amazing. I am not a fond of salads as they tend to be dry, bland, and just not exciting. However, this salad was full of flavor and the thai vinaigrette was just wow. 5/5 for me.

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Gruyere Mac and Cheese with Applwood Smoked Bacon: Cavatappi pasta, gouda, gruyere, parmesan with crispy applewood smoked bacon, and fried shallot.

Ok, this dish may be biased because I can kill for mac and cheese or any dish that is loaded with cheese. Mac and Cheese is my go to comfort food and this did not dissapoint. 5/5 for me. Would give it 10/5 if I could.

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Creamy Tomato Bisque:  Roasted tomato-extra virgin olive oil-cream.

This tomato bisque was definitely creamy. The flavor was on point! Of course, the name of the dish stated it’s creamy, so I would give it a 4/5 just because it was a little too creamy for me (I like not too bisque-y bisques), however if that’s how you roll, then its a 5/5 for you. Definitely a 5/5 for presentation!

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Cubano Sandwich: Mojo pork, pickled cucumber, provolone, smokey bacon, mustard dressing.

What a filling sandwich! Served with a pickle and fries, it surely does hit the spot. The Cubano is not dripping with sauce; a little more would’ve been nice. However, it has so much flavor and bread is toasted the right amount. The pork was succulent. 4/5.

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Overall, the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend stopping by and having a bite to eat. Check out their pages below as well as their decor!

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https://www.instagram.com/markhamstreetcafe

https://www.facebook.com/TheMarkham/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/markham-street-cafe-annandale-2

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Bhurji – Scrambled Eggs with a Spicy Twist

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today, I will be sharing a recipe on Bhurji, scrambled eggs with loads and loads of flavor from Indian spices. It’s fun and easy to make, great for leftovers, and great for a large gathering. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Tomatos
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Gharam Masala
  • Red chili powder
  • Salt

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and keep aside.IMG_2467.JPG
  2. Chop the onions, tomatoes, and garlic.FullSizeRender.jpg
  3. Take a very large skillet, add a spoon of vegetable oil and heat on medium.
  4. Add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté until translucent.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for 2 minutes.FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  6. Add salt, red chili powder, and turmeric powder to taste. Mix well.
  7. Pour the eggs into the skillet and continuously whisk until cooked and resemble scrambled eggs.FullSizeRender-7.jpgFullSizeRender-8.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg
  8. Plate and serve with toasted bread!FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Serves 4 to 5 people.
  • You can add as many vegetables as you’d like.

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