This was the scene from my hotel room the morning of the second day of the expo. It was after the first day that I attended. So unassuming, but this is where the magic HAPPENS!
The Arizona Hot Sauce Expo
The park opened at 10am sharp, and we were there close to open. It took a little while to pick up, but Arizonians came out in droves to participate in the spectacle that was about to befall upon them. November is a spectacular time to hold a Hot Sauce Expo in Arizona, because those Arizona summer’s can get pretty brutal. Growing up in Las Vegas, I can say without a doubt that Arizona’s summers are hotter. Today was a typical November day in the desert, at a balmy, and even hot at times 85 degrees.
It’s Taco Tuesday! Everyone loves Taco Tuesday, and I’m going to let you in on a little secret to up your taco game. Ok, well it’s not a secret, but I’m going to show you how to make your own corn tortillas in the video below. Corn tortillas are THE vehicle that makes one of the most delicious foods on the planet possible – the almighty taco!
The challenge is always this: Meal Prep for the week. Amirite? The Barrel Aged Vegetarian have had a system going for quite some time: Sunday is meal prep day. We at least get something in to set us up for the week, at least somewhat. The problem is not having enough done to carry us past Wednesday. We have an intense 4-day work week, and not having enough gas in the tank come Wednesday is an un-necessary struggle!
Apologies for the writer’s block lately! Things have been cooking behind the scenes though, and I’m ready to come at ya with some super, great, nutritious stuff! October is officially over, and thus October Unprocessed is over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop eating whole foods! Check out this quick little video on how to make your very own almond milk. It’s really easy, and tastes so fresh and delicious. I love it in my coffee and muesli in the morning. You just can’t go wrong! I’m tellin’ ya!
I’m not gonna lie – October Unprocessed can be extremely hard sometimes. It’s a lot of work, requires planning, and takes up quite a bit of time. I wont sit up here and tell you that I’ve been perfect, because I certainly haven’t, especially with October being a big birthday month for the people I’m lucky enough to call friends & family!