August 16, 2013

Friday Favorites 8/16/2013

I am already itching to get out of work this Friday afternoon as I sit at my desk writing papers all day. Boo. Hopefully my longest run yet for marathon training goes well tomorrow. Other than that, I'm looking forward to volunteering at a blues festival with one of my favorite ladies, having coffee and pancakes on Sunday, and relaxing! Here are some of my favorite things this week-they are unsurprisingly,mostly food related !

Favorite dessert: So Delicious Coconut Milk Cookie Dough ice cream


So I really need to stop perusing the ice cream aisle of grocery stores. It's hard when all the non-dairy ice cream options that don't upset my tummy are so delicious. I love the coconut milk flavor of the ice cream and the huge balls of cookie dough in every bite.  I'm surprised this pint has almost made it to the end of the week!

Favorite dinner: Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken from Against All Grain

before the addition of sesame seeds on top, whoops!

First of all, if you haven't bought Danielle's Against All Grain go do it right now-it's selling out all over the place! Even if you aren't paleo or gluten sensitive or anything, the recipes are fabulous and easy to follow. This is the first dish I've made from the cookbook so I'm excited to try some more recipes! It tasted just like Chinese takeout. I ate the chicken over a frozen asparagus stir-fry so the meal was ready in minutes after I got home from work. I picked up my copy of the book at Barnes & Nobles, but it's also on Amazon.  

Favorite song: Magna Carta....Holy Grail  by Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake

I suppose I'm still on a high after seeing the Legends of the Summer tour with JT and Jay-Z last week. It was awesome, as pretty much everyone has been saying, and now I like this song even more after hearing it live!

Favorite snack: Garuka Bar


I was sent a free Kona Kase to review (thanks to Sweat Pink) and am still working my way through all the healthy snacks. There was a Garkuka bar in there, which is an all-natural bar made with raw Vermont honey along with some nut butter and brown rice puffs, amongst other things. My boyfriend stole 3/4 of the bar from me right away and decided they were so delicious that we needed to order some. He ordered a bulk case of bars for us that night and even got me some of the gluten-free ones to try. They have arrived this week so now we have a huge box of bars waiting to be eaten (hopefully it lasts us a little while). The gluten-free bars taste exactly like the original ones. Garuka bars are named after an endangered gorilla species and a percentage of each sale goes towards gorilla conservation. They are simple, wholesome, yummy, and support a good cause. Check out their website  to find more information, to purchase, or even order to a free sample!

Disclaimer: I was sent a Kona Kase for no cost with no obligation, all opinions are my own.. No other compensation was given. The Garuka Bars were ordered on my own and I was not compensated for this shout out!

Favorite Recipe Pinned: Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Muffins 

I've been all over Pinterest as usual for dinner and snack ideas.  I've been craving everything peanut butter and jelly this week and came across this recipe from Whole Foods for these peanut butter snack muffins with a little smidgen of jam inside. Sounds like a perfect snack to bake a batch of this weekend! 

Favorite reminder: 


I pinned this quote on Pinterest to keep in mind when I'm feeling overwhelmed or blue. I definitely need to pull in the reins on all the busyness going on in my life and get things done. Life is too short to not do what makes you happy and get what you want!

Happy Weekend! Any big plans?


  1. I have to try that coconut ice cream! And it's cookie dough but still dairy-free that's pretty awesome! I've gotta get my butt to the store and just buy it already!

    1. You won't even know it's dairy free besides the delicious coconut flavor. Buy it!

  2. I am going to the store RIGHT NOW to look for that ice cream. It looks delicious.

    1. GET IT! It's so good. The pint is smaller than it looks haha