Name: Allie, aka "thatgirlallie"

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    TGIF

    July 31st, 2015

    TGIF

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    11:28 am

    July 31st, 2015

    11:28 am

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    10:14pm

    July 30th, 2015

    10:14pm

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    ️ @gracieleighz

    July 29th, 2015

    ️ @gracieleighz

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    Thoughts for a Wednesday 🐪

    July 29th, 2015

    Thoughts for a Wednesday 🐪

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    Bartaco – Hyde Park, Tampa

    July 28th, 2015

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    I was invited to a special blogger night at Hyde Park Village, and was glad to be able to stop into Bartaco which opened recently.

    Bartaco Menu + Happy Hour

    Bartaco serves everything tapas style, so each taco is 3-4 bites. With my “dietary needs” our server was very helpful to give me a few suggestions to try.

    Bartaco - Drinks!

    Drinks – I had the pink drink named Cecilia, a take on the margarita with guava.

    bt7

    Everything comes out as its done. First up was the black bean salad, spicy cucumber salad and mushroom mole tamale. This was my first ever tamale (!) and I loved it. I’ll be ordering it again. (Isn’t it funny how less photogentic foods often taste the best?)

    bt5

    I ordered two of the cauliflower tacos. The tacos are unexpensive and two with a tamale was plenty. I like places I can go and try a few different things and not be over ordering. Also three hot sauces – get on that habanero!

    bt6
    I’m looking forward to coming back and sitting outside with friends. I’ve already read some reviews and want to try the plantains and veganize the falafel. Lets meet up.

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    New #lifemotto spotted in @papersource in @hydeparkvillage #HydeParkVillageStroll

    July 28th, 2015

    New #lifemotto spotted in @papersource in @hydeparkvillage #HydeParkVillageStroll

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    My familiar ️

    July 27th, 2015

    My familiar ️

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    My cling game is strong

    July 27th, 2015

    My cling game is strong

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    11:15 am

    July 26th, 2015

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    Buddha concentration by @murr_anne

    July 25th, 2015

    Buddha concentration by @murr_anne

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    Painting a mug

    July 25th, 2015

    Painting a mug

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    It's here!! @rocksbox !! #rocksbox

    July 24th, 2015

    It's here!! @rocksbox !! #rocksbox

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    Tasty Roots – Davis Islands, Tampa

    July 23rd, 2015

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    I’ve been waiting for this cute spot to open on Davis Islands ever since they put the sign on the door. I quickly googled and found their facebook page to find out they’d have quick grab and go options for all diet types. Finally, vegan within walking distance to my home! :)  I stopped by on my way home and grabbed a few things to try out.

    Purple Potato Salad:

    Purple Potato Salad: Tasty Roots - Davis Islands - Tampa, FL

     

    Purple Potato Salad: Davis Islands - Tampa, FL

    This was good. Very fresh, not heavy like a traditional potato salad. I appreciate the quinoa adding some protein. The fresh jalapenos add a great light kick.

     

    Bahn Mi Bowl:

    Bahn Mi Bowl: Davis Islands - Tampa, FL

    Bahn Mi Bowl: Davis Islands - Tampa, FL

    Okay, I got to be honest -I got way too excited when the owner showed me the “vegetarian and vegan section” and I just started grabbing. The dressing included with this dish has honey and I’m the type of vegan that chooses not to eat honey.  That said, I still enjoyed tasting this. Just like the first dish, this is very fresh and tasty. The jicama adds a crunch and the rice is cooked well. Hopefully next time I can ask for another dressing – or suggest agave :)

    Fiesta Bowl:

    Fiesta Bowl: Davis Islands - Tampa, FL

    Fiesta Bowl: Davis Islands - Tampa, FL

    I love this dish- It’s everything I want in one bowl. The sweet potatoes are not mushy, flavors are well balanced. I feel good eating this! Once again, I can’t try the dressing because honey but it didn’t really need it with cilantro and onions. :) The price is a bit steep for the amount of food but I remind myself it’s non GMO and organic.

    Check it out soon, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

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    #sadbasil

    July 23rd, 2015

    #sadbasil

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