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Our Insider’s Guide to Epcot’s 2016 Food and Wine Festival: Part 2 – Non Cheesy Dishes + Drinks

Hello again! If you read yesterday’s post featuring all of the amazing cheesy dishes from this year’s 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival but you’re still curious about all of the other delicious dishes, then get excited because this post is for you! Keep reading to see our top 10 most loved non-cheese-centric dishes, our top three favorite drinks, and some helpful insider tips to help your trip become the best it can be!

So before I ramble on any longer, let’s begin!

10 Non-Cheesy Dishes You Must Try

Epcot's 2016 Food and Wine Festival Best Dish 1 Hummus Fries

1. Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce

WHERE: Morocco near France and Japan

WHY: OMG guys, guess what? This dish was rated NUMERO UNO overall by both Jeremy and me. I’d describe this dish as the most delicious deep fried logs of a falafel-hummus hybrid topped with shepherd’s salad, fresh herbs including mint and parsley, and the most ridiculous sweet and spicy orange yogurt sauce we’d ever had. And TBH, this was the only dish we decided to buckle down and get seconds of. Seriously, if you take one word of advice from me, take this – “You cannot leave Epcot without trying this dish!” Continue reading

Our Insider’s Guide To Epcot’s 2016 Food and Wine Festival: Part 1 – Top Cheesiest Dishes

MacKenzie Smith Jeremy Johnston of New Smyrna Beach FLorida

I’ve always dreamt of going to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival… And guess what guys? This was the first year we finally got to go! My darling boyfriend, Jeremy Johnston, surprised me with the idea for my birthday and we teamed up with our pals at VISIT FLORIDA to help share our experience with all of you. Continue reading

Make Summer Last Forever with This Refreshing Peach and Mozzarella Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Savor summer forever with this quick and easy peach, mozzarella and thai basil salad!

One of the hardest parts about living in Brooklyn was definitely surviving the long, hard, lonely winters. The seemingly endless repetition of dark, chilly days followed by dark, chilly nights totally wore on me. Since I had grown up in Florida, I’m pretty sure that my ingrained physical and mental states were not “chill” with what was going on. I only lasted about 6 years up North before I finally decided to make the move down to Florida to work as the breakfast chef at my family’s boutique hotel, Black Dolphin Inn.  Continue reading