Nzuko is a Gem Tucked inside a Strip Mall

I went to Nzuko several months ago because I had a drive to MGH and needed something I could eat with one hand while driving. The sandwich I ordered was a jerk chicken wrap and I polished it all before I even got onto the Mass Pike! Ever since, I’ve been going to Nzuko weekly for dinner and haven’t looked back. The restaurant is a gem because it serves healthy food and soups that are flavorful and not overly salted. It’s hard pressed to find Caribbean/Mediterranean style restaurants in the burbs that are healthy. The wraps are super flavorful with sweet plantains inside along with jerk chicken giving it a spicy, sweet, out of this world contrast of flavors. The genius of their wraps is that the flavors inside the wrap are so delicious that you don’t mind that they are all inside a bland but healthy tasting whole wheat wrap! The wrap is just doing what it’s supposed to do and that’s to hold all the good cuisine together! The restaurant inside is very charming too, a lot of personal touches with a laid back islandy vibe. We need more Nzukos! I’m both Caribbean and Mediterranean and I give this restaurant two big thumbs up.

Nzuko a Gem in a stripmall

Twenty of my favorite foods

Twenty of my Favorite Foods

It’s been four days since  Thanksgiving and I’m still thinking about the great time spent with family and the great assortment of delicious foods on the Thanksgiving table. During Thanksgiving, everyone has their favorite foods; favorite dessert, favorite side on the Thanksgiving plate, favorite drink. So it got me thinking about my favorite foods. So here’s a… 

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Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

We’ve been making a lot of pesto with pasta this fall, so I wanted to make a side dish that was both healthy and would pair great alongside a pesto dish. So I chose to make roasted veggies which provides a fresh flavor burst to any pesto dish. Plus I had some veggies left over, which I… 

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the food at Woods Hill Table

Get a Table at Woods Hill Table

Woods Hill Table has similar food to that you you find at say a Sycamore restaurant in Newton; a sustainable, organic, and locally sourced restaurant with seasonal ingredients. What separates Woods Hill Table from Sycamore are two things 1. the menu is larger, with more variety to choose from and 2. the restaurant is really cool… 

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Italian Style Chicken Stew

Italian Style Chicken Stew

Once the fall arrives, I love to make stews! I especially love to make healthy, flavorful stews such as this Italian style chicken stew with fresh Italian flavors. This recipe will leave you happy for two to three days. Enjoy.     Print Italian Style Chicken Stew Author: Alexis Avila, A Day in the Bite Recipe… 

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