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Sizzlefish Review

A few weeks ago, Sizzlefish sent me their Paleo Prime Fish package to try out. I was extremely excited because seafood is my favorite type of meat. In my household, we normally make simple meals like grilled seafood, salad and potato (or bread…). Sizzlefish is a perfect fit for us.

I was lucky Sizzlefish was on board and sent their Paleo Prime Plus fish packages to review. Since I like seafood, I knew this would be a product I would enjoy. I also didn’t have to go grocery shopping the day before to pick up fresh seafood. With the wild caught seafood, it’s like premium grocery shopping without grocery shopping.  So much winning and so little time.

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The Sizzlefish Review Package arrived at my door when it was scheduled too. It arrived completely frozen with dry ice and with exact directions of how to dethaw each type of fish. It made it easy for me not to mess up.

 The Sizzlefish Paleo Package Plus comes with:

This was perfect for our household because we are two people and it came with two portions. I will say due to running and activity level, we opted to each eat two different portions for each meal.

I normally buy seafood at the grocery store.  I’m fortunate that we buy fresh seafood so I wasn’t sure how I would feel with the Sizzlefish frozen and coming straight to our door.  Honestly, Sizzlefish tastes fresh and removes the hassle of actual grocery shopping as well.  I have absolutely no complaints about the quality of seafood and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Here are some different meals we cooked: 

This tilipia salad is the best salad I have ever made by myself. I'm a big girl now.

Grilled Cod, feta, blackberries and balsamic dressing with extra olive oil

Sablefish, potato and a lot of kale

Haddock, potato and a lot of kale

Baking salmon with a little bit of BBQ sauce on it.

Baked salmon peices with BBQ sauce

Grilled Sablefish and sweet potato

Grilled Sablefish and sweet potato

Overall thoughts:

I really like Sizzlefish. I love how the fish comes straight to your doorstep. They are already portioned out and they give you a variety of options. I had honestly never heard of sablefish until now but it was great to try something new!

I will also say that the Customer Service is second to none. Their twitter and instagram handle are both extremely friendly.   I had the honor to meet some of their company at the RnR Expo and they are friendly in real life too. It is truly a great company with a great product. It was fun to do a Sizzlefish Review and I have had nothing but a positive experience. I would recommend them to anyone to anyone who likes fish and shellfish. 

 Questions for you:

Have you ever tried Sizzlefish?

Do you prefer making easy recipes or something fancy and unique? 

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Harrison House Diner

The Harrison House Diner Mullica Hill, NJ

I had wanted to try the Harrison House Diner since I drove by nearly two years ago.  I work very close by and I always see the restaurant jam packed with cars.  I’m actually surprised with how long it took me that long to try it.  The Harrison House Diner was even voted as the best diner in Gloucester County.

Atmosphere: B

The outside is a normal restaurant.  It’s well kept and clean.  The name Harrison House implies it looks like a house and it does.  I always appreciate a restaurant that confidently sticks with their theme.

The inside is typical of a normal restaurant.  There is nothing unusual or unique.  It’s not as “diner” as you would imagine.  It reminds me of a normal restaurant.  There is a bar as well as booths and tables but the layout resembles a normal restaurant.

Coffee: B

I really liked the coffee but the mugs were tiny!  I could not believe how small they were.  I could drink the entire coffee mug in one sip! The coffee and whipped cream were great but the mugs were too small for anyone.

The menu has a giant coffee mug on it though!

The menu has a giant coffee mug on it though!

Food: A 

The menu of the Harrison House has everything from breakfast to “sensational salads”, to shrimp po boys and more.  Since the Harrison House is well known for their seafood, I decided to try the Shrimp Po Boy.

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After living in Va Beach area for so long, I have high standards for seafood. I was surprised by how good the shrimp po boy was.  My dad got the crab cake, which was huge!  It was one of the biggest crab cakes I’ve seen.  I was jealous and will definitely be ordering that next time.  (Edit to add: I’ve since ordered take out and the crab cake is just as good).

Harrison House Crab Cake

Dessert: A 

We ordered the German Chocolate Cake with ice cream.  The cake was fresh and the frosting was rich.  I was pleasantly surprised with how good the cake was.  I have no complaints and it was perfect.  Behind red velvet cake, german chocolate cake is my favorite.  They also had plenty of other cakes, cookies and baked goods.

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Harrison House German Chocolate Cake

Cost: $

For the shrimp po boy, coffee and cake the cost was $16.  That’s not bad at all and in fact a really great deal.

Overall thoughts/would I come back? 

I thought the Harrison House was really good.  I will definitely be back.  I’ve been twice since the first time.  I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to try in the first place.  If you heading down the shore or getting off the NJ turnpike at exit 2, the Harrison House is a great place to stop.

Cliff notes: 
Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Food: A
Dessert: A 
Cost $10-15
Overall: A 

Questions for you:
Are you a seafood fan?
What are your favorite flavors of cake? 

Gladys Cafe (St. Thomas) 

While visiting to St. Thomas, we stumbled upon Gladys Cafe.  We decided to deboard and see which restaurants were open on the island.  While touring around the town we stumbled upon Gladys Cafe.  It had a dineresc feel so we thought why not try it?  We were actually very intrigued by the menu and were instantly hooked (and yes we ate in other “nondiner” restaurants too 😉

After we went back to the cruise and had internet we found out that Gladys Cafe was one of the most popular restaurants on the island of St. Thomas.  It’s always fun when you can stumble upon hidden gems like that!

Atmosphere: A 

The restaurant is tucked on a side street of St. Thomas.  You have to walk down an alleyway to physically get there!  I don’t know how we even randomly found our way there.  The building is long and narrow so there is plenty of room in the restaurant. There are three rooms with a bar in the middle.  Gladys cafe is decorated with multiple family photos and portraits.  It is very clear it’s a very family friendly restaurant.  It’s nice to actually see how family friendly themed it is.

 

Leaving the ship.

Leaving the ship.

It was also really interesting and unique to see the owner, Gladys, working and making drinks for customers.  The only other time I’ve seen the restaurant owner working was in Rochester!

Coffee: D 

The waiter forgot I wanted coffee and I did not receive it until halfway through eating my meal.  It was also $3 and for 6 ounces.  For me the coffee was not worth it and I would not order it again.

Food: A

Glady’s Cafe has a lot of local and tropical options.  They have a lot of seafood options as well as poultry and lamb.  There are so many unusual foods that I have never heard of.  I enjoyed browsing the menu and debating what to order.  I hadn’t had Mahi Mahi in a while so I made the decision to order that! Before Glady’s the last time I had Mahi Mahi was probably in 2012.

 

Grilled mahi mahi at Glady's Cafe (the photo does not do it justice)

Grilled mahi mahi at Glady’s Cafe (the photo does not do it justice)

I ordered the grilled Mahi Mahi salad.  The Mahi Mahi was some of the best fish I’ve had.  It wasn’t over cooked and tasted as if they had fished it out themselves.  It was one of my favorite seafood dishes to date.  Most of my food on vacation was so delicious and unique that I want to post about it.  The salad was a normal ceaser salad.  I originally ordered the dressing on the side but they forgot to put it on the side so I just ate the salad anyways.  ‘Honestly, the salad was good and I’m glad it worked out that way.

Price: $$$

For my coffee and Mahi Mahi salad, the price was $22.  For the amount of food and coffee I received it was expensive.  That being said, the food was high quality so it was worth it.  I probably wouldn’t order the coffee again.

Overall thoughts/Would I come back? 

Gladys cafe is great and I enjoyed the Mahi Mahi.  I would come back but wouldn’t order coffee again.  I found the food extremely delicious and would recommend it if you visit St. Thomas.  The only issue I had was the service was not great (the coffee and salad dressing was forgotten).  Everything worked its way out in the end though.

Cliff notes:

Atmosphere: A

Coffee: D 

Food: A

Price: $15-25 

Overall rating: B

Questions for you: 

Have you tried mahi mahi before? 

Have you ever been to St. Thomas? 

Vacation Food

Is today already Wednesday?

I have been working all week so I feel like the week is flying by.

Per blog culture I feel like anytime I talk about food it must be on Wednesday…I only participate in WIAW (What I ate Wednesday) once every few months because I almost always forget to take photos of my food on a daily basis.  The food I consume is also extremely boring and not photoworthy 95% of the time.  I’m a terrible cook and if something takes more than 10 minutes to make I don’t want too…

When I went on my honeymoon, everything was cooked and made for me so therefore it is more exciting!  Anyways, one thing we both enjoyed about the honeymoon was all the great food we didn’t have to make!  It was all perfect from the cookie nookie in key west to the several diners and restaurants we went too.  Everything on the cruise was perfect and I have no complaints about that either.

Instead of posting about how good the food was, I’ll just post some photos and caption them.  I think that is how you blog about food…This obviously isn’t everything I ate nor did I focus on taking photos.  These are the most interesting though and the photos I remembered to take!

I really enjoyed the never ending amount of seafood and dessert (as you can see).  I tried a lot of various fish (including dolphin…not the mammal dolphin but fish dolphin).  While out, we really tried to have as much as seafood as we could.  We knew it was fresh and local and there is nothing like fresh seafood!

I also had dessert every single night and have no regrets.

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Fish and salad in Key West

Lobster Prime Rib

Prime Rib and Lobster…so this is what the fancy and expensive 60 dollar meal life feels like 😉

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Another visual of the Prime Rib and Lobster…

Seafood Platter

Terrible lighting but clams, bass and scallops all in one

Duck

Duck and “fancy potatoes”..IE french fries

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate almond cake…it tasted a lot like a big piece of fudge but I don’t mind

Carribean Salad

Caribbean Salad

Bread Pudding

The best bread pudding ever

Can't forget the drinks!

Can’t forget the drinks!

Bad Ass Coffee

Not gas station but BadAss Coffee in St. Maartin…have to end LOLZ blog with coffee right?

Questions for you:

What is your favorite seafood?

What is the most expensive meal you have ever eaten?

I think prime rib and lobster might be it for me!

 

 

Driving Mile Musings (1850 miles)

After a week of being on the road, it is certainly nice to just sit and relax for a few days and not worry about driving.  As I said on the way to Texas, a driving recap is like a race recap.  You go for a certain amount of time, stop to eat, drink and use the restroom and keep on going.  So I’ll recap it like a training log except I have plenty of photos. The drive actually wasn’t bad because we stopped a lot along the way, made new friends, saw old friends and saw plenty of different sites.  In total we covered about 1850 miles and saw 9 different states (totaling 17 states this year).

A lot of these photos appeared on my instagram but I thought I would share anyways because I like to caption photos longer than my instagram hashtags.

In unproper blogging technique I had dinner at California Pizza kitchen last week with Stephanie and didn’t take any photos.  It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I could see her before we left.

Leaving San Antonio there were huge floods and so much rain.

Leaving San Antonio there were huge floods and so much rain.

In you follow me on instagram, you know I chronicle my adventures with my 23 year old bear Bloomie.  (nicknamed Bloomz).  So much rain.

In you follow me on instagram, you know I chronicle my adventures with my 23 year old bear Bloomie. (nicknamed Bloomz). So much rain.

Stopping for a run in Houston.  This was one of the most mentally challenging runs I've had in a while.  It was pouring rain, windy and cold.  My legs were stiff and sore but I made it through and felt a lot better...afterwords.

Stopping for a run in Houston. This was one of the most mentally challenging runs I’ve had in a while. It was pouring rain, windy and cold. My legs were stiff and sore but I made it through and felt a lot better…afterwords.

Raw oysters in Pensacola.  Perfect.

Raw oysters in Pensacola. Perfect.

I like to pose with statues...because well who doesn't?

I like to pose with statues…because well who doesn’t?  “It’s for the blog…don’t worry about it”.  

Pit stop in Florida!

Pit stop in Florida!

Had to take a photo of Bloomz in Florida too.

Had to take a photo of Bloomz in Florida too.

Running in Florida was gorgeous.

Running in Florida was gorgeous.

I had to stop and use the rest room and they made me buy something to use the restroom.  It was fine since I like dr. pepper anyways.  The thing was this gas station didn't sell any coffee but did sell hookah.  WTF.  It was at the point we knew we should get out of there.

I had to stop and use the rest room and they made me buy something to use the restroom. It was fine since I like dr. pepper anyways. The thing was this gas station didn’t sell any coffee but did sell hookah. WTF. It was at the point we knew we should get out of there.

Of course seeing Laura in Atlanta was a lot of fun!

Of course seeing Laura in Atlanta was a lot of fun!

The best egg and smoked salmon sandwhich ever.  It was just so big I didn't even know how to eat it.  I just stuffed it in my mouth like a proper and polite date would.

The best egg and smoked salmon sandwich ever. It was just so big I didn’t even know how to eat it. I just stuffed it in my mouth like a proper and polite date would.

Touring the coke museum

Touring the coke museum

Yes I need to take photos with all the coke people...it's for the blog.  I need to look like I exist outside of running.

Yes I need to take photos with all the coke people…it’s for the blog. I need to look like I exist outside of running.

If you know me then you know Which Which is my favorite sandwhich shop ever.  I will miss it on the East coast!

If you know me then you know Which Which is my favorite sandwhich shop ever. I will miss it on the East coast!

Stopping at a Japanese restaurant was especially tasty (and pretty).

Stopping at a Japanese restaurant was especially tasty (and pretty).

My first real cold weather run.  I haven't run in 40 degrees in over 8 months.

My first real cold weather run. I haven’t run in 40 degrees in over 8 months.

I also ran with deer for about a mile.  The family of four was running parallel to me.   They eventually stopped and peeled off.

I also ran with deer for about a mile. The family of four was running parallel to me. They eventually stopped and peeled off.

 

And that is all I really have for real life adventures from traveling.  Though this is a lot of photos.  I had a great time full of good runs, eating and adventures.  (much like what vacation should be like).  I would say I’m happy to settle down into a routine but in reality I don’t have a routine until I officially move to New Jersey (sometime in Mid November).

Questions for you:

1. Do you like road trips?

2. What is your favorite cuisine?

I really like Greek food and sushi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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