seven things sunday, part xxii

March 18, 2012 · 7 comments

in food, ramblings

the name of the game is efficiency this morning.

i’ve got about 3 hours to blog, run, pack clothes and snacks, and shower. brad and i are setting out on a road trip today & we didn’t really pack or prepare anything yet.

this is so so so against my nature.

anyway, despite my limited time frame for blogging this morning, i had to do a seven things sunday post.

seven things sunday

1. i didn’t do anything for st. patty’s day yesterday.

i didn’t even wear green.

loser-face right here…

2.  i have no idea how i managed to skip over this dip last week, but i’m still thinking about it a week later, so you get to see it today!

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liz is the one who told me to try this costco dip. sadly, she told me last night that her costco in cali doesn’t have it anymore! i need to go back to ours asap and grab a couple more containers if it’s still there!

3. banana fro-yo is back!

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if you’ve never tried banana frozen yogurt, you’re missing out!

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all you do is freeze some bananas into chunks, put them in your food processor and process until they reach a frozen yogurt consistency.

then top with deliciousness of your choice. i picked milk chocolate & peanut butter chips.

p.s. the reason we made this is because brad refused to give in to my custard craving – who is that man and what did he do with my husband?!?

4. i bottled a round of kombucha yesterday afternoon!

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during the secondary fermentation, i keep my kombucha in a box in our laundry closet with paper towel pieces over each bottle.

yesterday i removed the paper towel, put on the caps, and put them in the fridge.

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now i’ve got a little army of kombuchas to last me the next couple of weeks!

[for more on making your own kombucha, see this post and this post.]

5. i learned something new on my most recent vitacost order…

apparently vitacost has a page where they offer samples of some of their products. with every order, you’re able to choose two free samples to try!

i have no idea how it took me so long to discover this, but of course i fully intend to take advantage of it from now on.

one of my first samples was this protein powder.

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it was strawberry flavored, which i was a little nervous about, but it was absolutely delicious!

apparently i like sweet protein powder…

6. my march foodie penpal package arrived yesterday.

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i’ll tell you all about it at the end of the month, but i had to share just one thing.

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this.

biscoff.

i’ve been avoiding buying this or the new trader joe’s cookie spread for fear of becoming addicted, but now it might happen anyway.

brad and i busted this open as soon as it arrived yesterday and it’s been calling me from the pantry ever since!

i think i’ll leave this at home during our road trip. i’m not sure it’d survive!

7. my dehydrator has been working overtime the past couple of days!

i made zucchini chips, sweet potato chips, juice pulp crackers, and strawberry fruit leathers!

all perfect road trip snacks.

(recipes coming at-ya this week!).

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see you tomorrow from our final destination!

tell me one thing for sunday….

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Lindsay March 18, 2012 at 7:07 am

Oh kombucha how I miss it! I can’t wait to drink it again after my pregnancy!

As for Biscoff I wish I could find it around here! I bought some on an out of town trip and fell in love!
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Kelly March 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

I did not wear green, or do anything St Patricks Day related yesterday either. We drove through campus at one point and it was like a sea of green (well, that and the state high school basketball tournament). I definitely felt like an adult.

I also got soem Biscoff spread from my foodie penpal!! Mmmm….
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Emily March 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

Love the banana frozen yogurt idea, I’ve never tried that but am going to this afternoon for a treat!
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Dan Polley March 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

My wife and I love the Jalapeno Greek Yogurt Dip, which we discovered this weekend at Costco. We’ve already sampled it on sandwiches, but it’s great on salads. Delicious!
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Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions March 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Mmm… Drooling over your biscoff spread! I’ve been avoiding it too, but I think about it more every time I see anyone post about it!
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Liz @ iheartvegetables March 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

the only green I wore on Saturday was the race tshirt I got for a 5k. But my friends and I were the only people that showed up to the race wearing the race shirt… because we’re super uncool ;) oops.
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Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf March 20, 2012 at 7:38 am

Awesome 7 Things post! I always look forward to reading it! I’m a nerd, yes :P I was in Chicago this past weekend and I had a mini blogger meet up with Diana from Veggie Next Door (post coming today). She told me about this biscoff spread and I must get some ASAP. I realized I wasn’t a big fan of nut butter (tried cashew and almond butter) but I do love the Biscoff from Delta (when I’d get them) so this can’t be horrible. Om nom nom. I need to go read about Kombucha. I’m curious to know what it is!
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