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Let’s Cook, Columbia!

This week we decided to have an extra special date night.

I have a “30 Before 30” list and one item on that list is to take a cooking class…CHECK!

What was on the menu, you ask? Nothing but our favorite…Italian!

First up, Chef John taught us how to make focaccia bread.

And then an amazing fig salad.

Followed by a really fun fresh pasta-making lesson.

The GM of Harper’s in Five Points got in on the action too!

I don’t think I’d ever tasted fresh pasta. Man, oh man, that is where it’s at.

All the while, working on the Chicken Marsala!

This Chicken Marsala melted in your mouth!!

Speaking of melt in your mouth…so did the…

TIRAMISU!! Italian for “pick me up”, Chef John knocked this dessert out of the park…and it was easy too!!

Don’t you love the individualized servings?

This was one of our favorite date nights. Joel might have enjoyed it even more than I! It was a blast. I highly recommend you check out “Let’s Cook” here in Columbia on Assembly Street!


Yes! I have found a new yummy eatery here in Columbia. Well, West Columbia that is.

Mrs. Murphy and my friend/her daughter, Melissa, loaded up the car and headed to “Good Life Cafe” on Leaphart Road.

It is slap-yo-mama good…and it’s seriously good for you!

Pimento Cheese anyone? Right, well, it’s vegan. So there’s no cheese or pimentos in this dip…but it is crazy good.

Or how about some Pad Thai?

Who knew that jicama, carrots, mango, coconut and ginger could give one of my fave noodley Thai dishes a run for it’s money?

The vegan sky is the limit at this place. I highly recommend the Mock Chicken Salad and the Pesto Over Zucchiniii Noodles. Yummm.

Need to grab and go? The smoothies and fresh juices are made daily…and I heard the “Spring Cleaning” elixir (made of Pineapples, lemons, grapefruit, ginger and apples) does wonders for your digestive system :)