Monday, September 21, 2009

Things I am Lovin!!

Guys thanks so so much for the warm welcome back!! You guys sure know how to make a gal feel great! ;)

On with some products and such that I have really been enjoying lately. First off is this yummy snack that I discovered at my local Publix...

These little suckers only have 120 calories for 37 crackers. They are great with hummus or salsa and are also gluten free, wheat free, cholesterol free, saturated and trans fat free. Need I say more??

For breakfast I had to think outside of the box (since I am still not eating oats) with the help of my new favorite cook book Go Dairy Free and I found a keeper. I give you Brown Basmati Rice Pudding...
This is actually 3 servings that I cooked ahead of time. When I am ready for it I just cut me out a slice...
heat up, blend, add topping and serve...
For the actual beginning cooking method just..
  • take your favorite rice (I highly recommended brown basmati), measure out your serving or servings which should be about 1/4 cup each
  • blend dry until it is broken down into a powder like texture
  • place on stove with package recommended amount of water
  • bring to a boil
  • then simmer for about 30 min. stirring and adding water as needed
Adding in raisins is really yummy. I like to add bananas, stevia and peanut butter just like I did my long lost oats :(

Another thing that I have been loving is this great product I won from the contest on the lovely Averie's blog....
Thats right, Zevia baby!!

I have actually only had the Orange though. What can I say, I am a sucker for all things orange and lemon flavored. My first thoughts, Does it really have no calories? No chemically processed artificial sugar substitutes? No artificial flavors or artificial colors? No, none!! And it was just as good as the real thing!!

I had a half a can mixed with some soda water...

...and half of an Apple Pie Larabar for dessert.

I am also digging the T-shirt they sent...
Thanks ZEVIA!!! You have a great product on your hands!!!

Wait, that's not it lovelies. I am holding a contest for all you lovely ladies with a blog!!! Sorry, girls, you do have to have a blog to enter this contest. Maybe Synergy Drinks will help me out later with another contest for readers as well.

  • This contest is for 1 of the coupons that GT's Kombucha kindly sent me for a free Kombucha
  • All you have to do is have a blog and link back to this post for your one chance to win!!!
  • Also make sure you let me know that I was linked in a comment below
Good luck!!

CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I have an obsessive habit (that my husband cant stand) of picking the dry skin off my lips.


  1. That rice pudding looks awesome!

    I haven't tried Mr. Krispers, will have to put it on my list.

  2. Hey Girl, I am sooo glad to hear you're diggin the Zevia! I am jealous of the shirt they sent you, they were supposed to send one to me too but they're out. LOL You got mine instead :) Just kidding, they are sending it in a few weeks I guess. Anyway woo hoo for the Zevia. And for your contest.

    You can call this my entry b/c I will for sure link you back in my daily post, which'll go out tomorrow.

    As usual, you're gorg and thanks for the shoutout and showing the love girl :)


  3. Hey girlie I can't wait to enter your contest!!!! whoooo KOMBUCHA! and I haveee to try this recipe, it looks like a great find for crazy mornings! Hope you have a great monday!

  4. oh hey i missed your welcome back post!! lol

    i love the Tshirt- it looks sooo cute! i think im going to pick those sodas up.. my SIL would love them!

    and that bfast rice thingie?? that looks so good!!!

  5. I'm a little late on the welcome back, but WELCOME BACK!!! I'm so glad you returned to blogging!

  6. Have you tried gluten free oats?? They digest a lot better for me than regular oats. Bob's red mill sells them. I HIGHLY recommend them! Glad you are back = )

  7. Zevia - never heard of it,but it sounds good to me. CD is so jealous of your kombucha coupons. I'll try and remember to link to your giveaway in my post tomorrow.

    That rice pudding looks awesome. Think it would work with other grains? I've got quinoa coming out the wazoo.

  8. Cute cute Zevia shirt!

    Oooh, I tried those rice crisps a while back and they are delicious, and pretty good stats too!

    Thanks for the Kombucha giveaway, I'll have to put it in my next post :D

  9. Zevia sounds great! Thanks so much for the Kombucha giveaway!

    Cute shirt, girl!
    <3 jess

  10. yay! for zevia giveaways. and that breakie looks really good. i'm just going to have to try it.

  11. Hey girl, I just linked you and your contest in this post. Muah :) Drop me a line sometime, I know you're busy but I miss our little chats :)

  12. So glad you're back!!! :)
    NICE shirt!

  13. linked back to the contest :)

  14. i won some zevia, too, but haven't tried it yet. tonight!

    isn't the shirt so soft?

  15. That Brown Rice Basmati looks WONDERFUL and perfect for me (gluten free).

    I linked to you in my blog . . . would love to try some Kombucha!!

  16. just found your blog and looking forawrd to reading

  17. ummm do you mean basmati??

  18. ahhhh that rice pudding looks BOMB! i love that it is thick and you can cut it like a pie - makes a gal almost think she is eating pie :)

    have a good day dear justine!

  19. YAY!!! yyou are back! I just linked your blog on my blog for this give-a-way!!! Thanks so much! My blog is:

  20. i LOVE kombucha. welcome back!!!!

  21. Kombucha tea has been a new obsession of mine and I totally want to try more flavors- I linked to your giveaway on my blog!

  22. I'm jealous of your Zevia stash! It's nice to find another Tennessee blogger! I grew up in Nashville and live in Knoxville now.

    I linked to your giveaway here: :-)

  23. Cool Kombucha giveaway! I love those drinks! I blogged about it here:

  24. I'm so glad I found your blog! I can't wait to read more. You look fabulous...I hope I look this cute when I'm a mom!

  25. I linked to the giveaway :D

  26. hey girl!
    i just came across your blog and i really enjoy reading it! i would love it if you could check out my new blog!
    i just won some ZEVIA too and i am super exctied to try it!!


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