Something Old, Something New.

I’ve always enjoyed trying new things. My saying is “I will try everything once”. More times than not, I enjoy the new things I try and must try them again and again. On the other hand,there are the things from childhood that I grew up with that stick with me for the rest of my life. One of those things is stuffed peppers;

My mom used to make these all the time growing up. Why did hers taste so much better? Maybe because I used ground turkey instead of beef? Maybe because I cooked them in the crock pot for too long, instead of the oven? Or maybe because everything mom makes is just always better no matter what.

The original recipe is very simple:

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Tampa Dining Part 3

So this is becoming a weekend dining out habit, and I’m not complaining one bit. First up, Samarai Blue in Ybor City. For starters:

Seaweed salad.

This was my first time trying this, and I was pleasantly surprised. For some reason, I was thinking it would taste fishy, or like a fish tank smells. Yucky! But it didn’t one bit. It tasted like… a vegetable, I guess. Very good.

I really love edemame:

There are salty soybeans in those pods. You drizzle them with soy sauce and suck the beans out of the pods. Soooo dang good!

And for the main event:

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