Highlights from this week (mostly beverages that blew my mind!) include…
Starbucks vanilla sweet cream nitro cold brew can gets a 7.5/10. Not as good as a freshly made nitro but better than many canned coffees.
Wendy’s new cold brew with chocolate Frosty creamer gets a 7/10; a great score for a fast food coffee. It was not too sweet and the coffee was vastly more robust than Dunkin Donuts’.
I always enjoy Health Ade Kombucha and their passion fruit tangerine flavor is my new 2nd favorite (it comes in behind their holiday spice flavor).
AHA = my new favorite sparkling water. This was the surprisingly fantastic flavor combo of cherry and coffee! And it’s caffeinated!!
My favorite yogurt (Trader Joe’s plain skyr) with my new favorite oatmeal cookies (Stella’s easy one bowl recipe) and some mandarinquats (which I actually didn’t enjoy because they were impossible to eat).
Crazy good take-out from Cheng Du. I got kung pow tofu and Szechuan chili oil tofu and it was some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever tasted.
This was hands-down the best sandwich I’ve ever made. I could not stop raving out it.
Brioche bun with Kewpie mayo / chicken thighs marinated in pineapple juice, brown sugar, sriracha, minced ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar then roasted / bbq sauce made with the reduced marinade plus ketchup / topped with sauteed sweet onion, poblano pepper, and pineapple. Served with roasted broccoli.