This weekend was pretty awesome because my mom and my brother came up for a visit. Their company’s ALWAYS welcome :). Even though we spent most of the time lounging around at home (my brother’s allergies got really bad), it was just nice to feel that familiarity of home. However, we did hit up some of the delicious eateries…and an outlet mall ;).
At Torchy’s Tacos, one of the most happening taco restaurants in town, there are over 10 unique and tantalizing tacos to choose from. The names are quite quirky – Dirty Sanchez, The Crossroads, Trailer Park, The Independent. Each bite you take bursts with flavor from all the carefully thought-out components. Their sauces are AWESOME as well!
I shall entice you with one of the menu descriptions – The Independent (which is what I had, pictured above on the bottom right): hand-battered and fried portobello mushroom strips with refried black beans, roasted corn, escabeche carrots (not sure what these are, but they added a tremendous punch of flavor!), queso fresco, cilantro, and avocado drizzled with ancho aioli (super spicy :o).
My mom, the lovely woman you see above, wanted BBQ, and we knew just the place. Off to Rudy’s we went! They are famous for their extra-moist beef brisket, and sure enough, it was her favorite out of our amazing spread of Baby Back Ribs, St. Louis Pork Ribs, Beef Brisket (combination of both extra-moist and extra-lean cuts), Coleslaw, Potato Salad, and Creamed Corn.
With our bellies full, we made a trip to the outlet mall in San Marcos, one of the largest in the nation. We did some serious damage there. I’m going to be a good girl and not go shopping for a WHOLE month ;). Can’t make promises, though…
Now for the giveaway.
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I really like the interactive aspect in which you can check-in with others who are committed to doing the same challenge as you. It’s always nice to have some sort of accountability and social support, don’t you think?
Some of the challenges that stood out to me are :
New Veggie a Day, Healthy Fats with Your Veggies, Slow Down Challenge
The website is also full of useful nutrition, fitness, and wellness tips and advice as well as healthy and delicious recipes for different diets.
The exciting news for you is that the creative minds behind Slimkicker are giving away a heart rate and calorie monitor to one lucky winner!
This device is great for tracking present heart rate, as well as average and max heart rates, and calories burnt.
Here’s how to win this giveaway:
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- The giveaway will close on Sunday, July 15th.
- This is for US residents only!
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I can’t wait to read all your suggestions!
Hope you guys have a Marvelous Monday!!