Foodie Friday: Chick’n & Dumplings

Happy Foodie Friday Foxies!!! This week, I wanted to switch it up and give you a recipe.

Tis the season, it is feeling like Fall in Dallas this week. It made me want comfort food and to be snuggled in a blanket the entire week lol. I started thinking about how good Chicken and Dumplings used to be growing up. My Grandy and my aunts would make it on cold days back home in Milwaukee. Then I began to think about it, I haven’t had it in years. The question then became, how can I make this veggie friendly? I got the creative juices going and here we are with my Chick’n & Dumplings recipe. Check it out below! Let me know what you think. Like, Share, and Show some love in the comments.

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Chick’n & Dumplings

Soup Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Gardein Chick’n Strips
  • 2 1/2 (32 fl. oz.) Vegetable Broth
  • 5 Carrots (diced)
  • 3 Celery Stalks (diced)
  • 1 Sweet Onion (diced)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Salt

Dumpling Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp of Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread
  • 3 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp of Salt


  1. Add all of your dry ingredients for your dumpling mix and put them in a bowl. Mix them together, then whisk in your melted butter and almond milk.
  2. As soon as your thick mixture for your dumplings are mixed well together. Sit it in the fridge.
  3. Prep your carrots, celery, garlic, and sweet onion.
  4. Take a large pot, turn stove to medium high heat, and add in your vegetable oil.
  5. Once the oil is heated, add in your veggies and garlic. Saute your mirepoix (veggie soup blend), give your vegetables about 2 minutes to sweat in the pot, then add in your chick’n strips. and seasonings.
  6. Once those ingredients are mixed well in the pot, cover the pot, and allow the veggies and chick’n to cook for about 10 minutes.
  7. Once the veggies are softened, add in your vegetable broth and bay leaves.
  8. Take your dumpling mix out of the fridge and when the broth begins to simmer, take a tbsp of gently drop in spoonfuls of the dumplings to the broth.
  9. Once all of your dumplings are in, stir then in and cover the pot again. Allow the dumplings to cook for 10 more minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

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Foodie Friday: Roti Modern Mediterranean

Hi Foxy People!

I always get excited for these posts. It lets me know that Friday is here and the weekend can begin! This week, I’m highlighting a newer restaurant called, Roti Modern Mediterranean.

A little piece of Chicago landed her in Dallas! I first heard of Roti when I was working in downtown Chicago. It was this cute, fresh, and new restaurant tucked away in the heart of the city. The food was always good and did not disappoint. It also left me feeling light and satisfied. In my work at the time, I was always on my feet running around in commissioned sales. You needed food for fuel, not to make you drag. The food here left me feeling refueled and energized.

Fast forward to now, I’m walking with a coworker for our 15 minute break and we get approached by a young man handing out free entree vouchers. I took a look and it was to Roti! What are the odds? I believe everyone driving and walking in that area could hear my excitement lol. We decided to give it a try that day. It was just as good as I remembered!

The menu is simple. You choose your base, which is either the Rice Plate, Laffa Wrap, Pita Sandwich, or Roti Salad. Then customize it with a protein such as Chicken Roti, Salmon Kabob, or Falaffel just to name a few. Then chose your sides to top it with like Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Hummus, Couscous, or Red Cabbage Slaw. Then you finish with your sauce. They have a variety. My favorite two that I like to add on my order are the Dill, Yogurt, & Cucumber sauce and the Garlic Sauce.

Check this place out when you’re venturing downtown in Dallas off of McKinney!

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Foodie Friday: 3 Favs in Lower Greenville

Hey Foxy People!

We made it to Week 3 of Foodie Friday and in honor of that, I figured we could highlight 3 of my favorite places to eat in Lower Greenville. The Lower Greenville area is a hipster’s dream lol. It’s a little pocket of eclectic bars, clothing stores, grocery stores, and restaurants. I like that area because despite the attention it gets, it still has more lowkey and chill vibes. My top 3 choices will cover all your bases! Crisp Salad Company gives you a great make your own salad option. Laurel Tavern caters to a variety of meat and meatless based burgers. Truck Yard is a staple that not only has it’s own kitchen, but has multiple food trucks that come so you can enjoy any cuisine you may be craving. For some of my favorite foods at each of these locations, check out the reviews below!

Crisp Salad Company


Open Monday – Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm, Crisp Salad Company gives you all the various options to make a filling salad. It was nice during the summer and of course our fall times feel like summer so it will still hit the spot lol. They offer the Greenville Cobb Salad if you want an updated version of a Cobb Salad. It comes with herb grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, the traditional hard boiled egg, grape tomatoes, onion, avocado, maytag blue cheese, bacon, and it’s tossed with a cider dijon vinaigrette. For us Veggie based eaters, they have The Chickpea Salad  which is made of crispy falafel, chickpeas (obviously), sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers, and tossed with a refreshing lemon tahini dressing. If these salads don’t work for you, there is always the build-your-own salad option. Win-Win either way!

Laurel Tavern

20180909_171528A nice hot spot where you can enjoy the front patio during this nice fall weather. Laurel Tavern does cater to this seeking good bar fare such as shared plates and sandwiches, but the best thing they have are the burgers! My favorite is the Tavern Burger. You can get the normal beef patty or swap it out with the infamous, Impossible Burger patty. The patty is topped with honey mustard, avocado, pickled red onion, and shredded lettuce. Check them out!




Truck Yard

20180909_171125The Truck Yard is a staple in Lower Greenville! It is the best if your just trying to have a good time with a few people and some drinks. It’s very lowkey and I love that they carry the “truck yard” theme throughout the restaurant. There is a kitchen area where you can order cheesesteaks and even veggie cheesesteakes! Then you have the choice to hang out in the bar area or venture further out to the yard where they have all the food trucks. My favorite truck is Azucar. I LOVE their Veggie Street Tacos made with refried black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, salsa, crema!


Stay Foxy!

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Foodie Friday: Knife Burger

Hi Foxy People!

It is week 2 of Foodie Friday and if you enjoyed last week’s review, you will definitely love this one. I had the luxury of finally eating at Knife Burger inside Legacy Hall. I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was I figured it would be tasty. This is one of Executive Chef, John Tesar’s restaurants. You may know him because he is the Executive Chef and owner of Knife. I love that he decided to have a sister restaurant that is more fun and casual with burgers since Knife is an upscale steakhouse.


When you walk up to the counter, you see a simple and straight forward board that features their menu. I like that they get straight to the point with their offerings. There are 5 kinds of burgers that they specialize in.

  • “The Ozersky” – gives you your classic cheeseburger vibes. It’s your beef patty, american cheese, red onion, and white bun.
  • “The Double” – gives you twice the fun of “The Ozersky.”
  • “The Magic” – provides a different spin on the burger by swapping out the typical bun with an English muffin. What makes that burger so special is that it comes with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and bacon.
  • “The Pimento” – gives you all the Texas pimento cheese dip or sandwich vibes on a burger.
  • “The Veggie” – the best burger on the menu in my opinion lol. It’s a veggie patty with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and sprouts between a white bun.

The veggie burger was deceiving because I didn’t expect it to be as great as it tasted based on it’s appearance. It appeared it may have been slightly dry, but when I tasted it, I had a bite of a juicy, meat-like patty. I must admit, it was one of the best veggie burgers I’ve had in the DFW.

Other foods that they offer…

  • “Knife” Fries – fresh and hot to order fries.
  • Handmade Shakes – Chocolate Hazelnut, Cookie Butter, Pistachio, Strawberry, and Vanilla. The cookie butter one sounds amazing!

Overall, I truly enjoyed coming here! You can sit at the bar top area or out in the open at Legacy Hall. The staff was great and I loved the chill vibes. I will be back soon!

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