Everything’s Bigger in Texas….including my stomach.

I haven’t posted in a few days because I’ve been in Texas. As I sit here, drinking my iced tea, I am reminded of everything Texas means to me. Friends, laughs, BBQ, Tex-Mex, Beer, and warmth. I am a northerner at heart,  but there is nothing more warming than some Texas love. Although I am a person that believes in balance, I also really live my life through my senses, and taste is my primary sense. No matter how committed I am to losing weight, and being healthy, this foodie just could not resist what Texas has to offer. (Sometimes living life means indulging).

Beef Ribs, Potato Salad, and Texas Caviar

I enjoyed some great BBQ. My first BBQ indulgence was at The Good Company. I ordered one of my faves, Beef Brisket with potato salad, slaw, beans, and pickles. The beef was so tender, flavorful and lovely.  My next BBQ indulgence was at the Antique show about an hour and half outside of Houston. There is something so very magnificent about miles and miles of antiques. I got Beef dry rub ribs (pictured above), potato salad, and Texas caviar (black-eyed peas, tabasco, and spices) at Zap Hall.  There’s not many things better in the world then some Texas cared for BBQ. Trust me.

My second over indulgence was Beer. I know there are a lot of people out there who have mixed feelings about beer, but I have a feeling you just haven’t had the right beer yet. I have a fondness for the process and am fascinated with the art of brewery. It is no surprise that Texas has some great beer. Refined, full-bodied, light and seasonal is how I would describe my Texas beer experience.

Life is about experiencing things, and there is no better way to experience then traveling. So, although I will always be the first person to promote a healthy lifestyle, part of being healthy is being happy. So overindulge, go against the grain, and experience everything life has to offer.

 

We’re all fed such false messages about success in life, made to believe it’s a point of arrival. So most of us spend our whole lives waiting to arrive. We expect that once we get there, the long story of the life we just lived will be infused with meaning. But while we’re waiting our voices dry up. They forget how to ask, they forget how to listen, they forget how to tell. -Off the Map

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5 Comments to “Everything’s Bigger in Texas….including my stomach.”

  1. MMMMMMMMMMMM beer and BBQ FUCK YEAH!!!

  2. Looks awesome! Love me some shiner bock.

  3. Another great post. Thanks for sharing this. Spending time traveling with my family is something that truly makes me happy in life. I enjoy reading your blog very much.

    Check out these Vacation and Travel Tips

  4. Glad you found some good eats in my state of residence 🙂

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