Foodie Fridays – An Introduction noun INFORMAL; plural noun: foodies – a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet.

Tom and I are certainly foodies.

We share a love for cooking, eating different cuisines and trying new restaurants. I joined Yelp years ago and have been Yelp Elite for the last 6 years. It is a fun way to document where we’ve been and what we have enjoyed.

Sadly I can no longer have soy. The only Thai, Chinese or any Asian food I can enjoy is if I make it myself using Coconut Aminos as a substitute. I’m happy to say it tastes just like Soy Sauce with less sodium, and it’s Gluten Free. Why restaurants don’t offer food cooked this way is a mystery to me. I’m sure there are lots of folks who can’t have soy. I have found a favorite recipe for Kung Pao Chicken that I substitute CA for the Soy. If you try it I hope you’ll comment and share your experience with us. The photo above is from a blog who’s recipes are always delicious, “damn delicious”.

I’ve decided to make each Friday a foodie post. I will either highlight a recipe we’ve tried that has become a new favorite. Or I may feature a dish we had a restaurant and how I go about discovering how to make it at home.

If you love to cook I hope you’ll follow us as we share. If you want to cook more but aren’t sure how, I hope our posts will inspire you to step outside your comfort zone. Feel free to ask us questions too. We aren’t experts, but we are experienced. We would love to help take your At-Home date nights to a new level.

If you just love to eat out, our posts will point the way to good restaurants we’ve tried in Central Florida as well as places we’ve discovered when traveling.

Our Friday Foodie posts will be fun for us to share and hopefully you’ll look forward to what we’ve enjoyed in the kitchen or on the road. Follow us on Instagram with this hashtag: #foodiefridayswithTheRomanticVineyard

Buon Appetito!

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About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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3 Responses to Foodie Fridays – An Introduction

  1. Stacey says:

    I haven’t tried this yet, but I absolutely love coconut aminos!

    If you don’t mind sharing, why can’t you have soy, and does it matter if it’s organic? I personally avoid it out of caution but am curious to hear about your experience if the question isn’t too invasive. And if it is, my apologies, and please disregard!

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    • Debi Walter says:

      Stacey, I had all kinds of inflammation issues so my doctor recommended me taking the ALCAT test for food sensitivities. My severe list was extensive including soy. I went off everything for 6 months and felt incredibly better. I tried reintroducing soy several times and every time I felt horrible afterwards. So, I’m grateful for CA.


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