For me it was a great reminder that healthy food doesn't have to taste bland or boring.
My favorite dish was actually a vegan nacho from Fresh Cafe and Market in Des Moines.
It was amazing. I would have never guessed that the "meat like" substance was chopped walnut meat or that there was even such a thing as cashew crema!
There were 12 different chefs with 12 amazing samples but that nacho was hands down the favorite and while it didn't win the entire Morsel Combat competition, it did win people's choice.
Yeah, not having any fun at all. That guy in the background was totally making fun of me, I'm sure!
My bestie and foodie, Amanda and I had a great time. In fact one of our biggest takeaways from the night was Fresh Cafe's infused water. It was infused with cilantro and lime and tasted like a slice of refreshing, spa Heaven.
I enjoyed it so much that I picked up limes and cilantro for myself to recreate this tasty beverage.
While I just chopped up one lime and threw in some sprigs of cilantro in my water bottle I'd love to make a huge carafe to have on tap. In large quantities, it should last up to three to four days. I feel so fancy drinking this, almost like I'm a the spa……almost.
Your turn: Have you ever made infused water? If so what did you put in it?