Fri-Yay Favorites

by Khushboo on August 31, 2012

Happy Fri-yay!  Do you want the good news or bad news first?  Tough you don’t get to choose:

  • Good news: We have a whole weekend of us!
  • Bad News (at least for the Monday haters): There are 5 Mondays in September…yikes!

To wrap up the week, and the month by default, I’ll leave you with some of my current favorites:

1)  Breakfast in bed: With the monsoon rains finally in full swing, I’ve switched my morning workouts to after work.  As much as I enjoy working out, hearing hell break loose outside really does nothing for my motivation to get out of bed.  And let’s be honest: who doesn’t love crawling back into bed with a bowl of oats & coffee?  Speaking of coffee, check out this picture which my fellow Starbucks-deprived friend sent me:

2) DL1961 jeans: You know how they say good things come in 3? In the last month, I’ve managed to find 3 pairs of jeans which fit me like a glove, one of which is a DL1961 pair.  The brand’s USP is their 4-WAY stretch XFIT LYCRA® fabric, which “contours ever curve of the body to provide an unparalleled custom tailored fit, which will never sag, bag, or lose its shape.”  I can personally vouch that this is not just a bunch of marketing jargon!

3) Homemade iced mochas: As much as I crave Starbucks on a regular basis, these make an excellent alternative.  Actually with only 40 cals, 0.5g sugar and a whopping 8g protein it’s actually a better alternative: Refrigerated black coffee blended with half a scoop of chocolate protein powder (I use Sunwarrior) & a splash of milk.

4) Suits: I’m only 6 episodes in and I’m already hooked!  Because of all the legal talk, it’s one of those TV shows that doesn’t make you feel brain-dead while watching.  If you need a new TV show to get into, watch this show!  And if you’re not a fan of legal dramas,  I should probably add that the 2 main guys Harvey & Mike are extreme eye candy…I’m just sayiiin’

Who doesn’t like a guy in a suit?

5) Cheddar & Mushroom Omelets: I don’t know if this has to do with the fact that this simple combo tastes like perfection or whether it’s because  it can be prepared within 5 minutes.  Whatever it is, I can’t stop eating ‘em- last night’s dinner involved my 4th omelet of the week!   For someone who has eaten plenty of plain egg-white omelets in the past, all I can say is What was I thinking!

Gotta love the Ketchup blob on the bottom right ;)!

What’s a current favorite of yours?

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

IHeartVegetables August 31, 2012 at 6:51 pm

My bff worked at Starbucks so she’s always filling me in on the “Secret” starbucks drinks that I should get! haha

I’m totally going to check out those jeans!

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Ha clearly you make friends with the right people ;)!

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katalysthealth August 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Seriously that secret starbucks menu has me DROOLING. Holy crap. I had no idea you make combos like that

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Me either but I am definitely going to make up for lost time now!

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Alex @ therunwithin August 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

oh gosh that omlette looks good. don’t remind me how after this weekend it is no vacations until november. rough life.

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Luckily from now till January, there are quite a few public holidays in Mumbai (sorry to rub it in ha)!

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Parita August 31, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Thanks for the inside Starbucks tips! Zebra mocha, here I come!!!

And I’m loving that this coming Monday is a US holiday! Fun day Monday, here I come!

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Enjoy the long weekend..for the both of us :)!

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sprint2thetable August 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Oh wow… you just gave me a billion smoothie ideas. Someone really needs to find a way to make sugar-free caramel.

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Haha can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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ritika August 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm

oh such a timely mention of bed in breakfast… weekends are here, and what better way to laze than this? i am onto dexter, try him if you find the whole good serial killer thing sexy?

nb. i have a new blog post 🙂 [sorry for being so on your face :-|]

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sonalii1988 August 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Yeyyyy!! I knew you’d love Suits, yes Mike and Harvey – best looking lawyers ever! I still can’t decide who my favourite is. Those jeans look so great, I wish I could try some as looking for a right pair of jeans now but I don’t have access to any of the stores that sell them 🙁 Definitely when I go to the US! Best secret menu ever! 🙂

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Definitely look out for them when you’re next in the States…they fit like a glove and come in such fun colors!

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ritika August 31, 2012 at 8:34 pm

BIB… the best thing ever! specially in these rainy days..
have you tried dexter, if you like me find the serial killer for a good cause sexy 😀

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Funny you mention Dexter- it’s on TV here every night and I keep flicking past…maybe I’ll start watching it now!

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ritika August 31, 2012 at 8:36 pm

i can’t comment why oh why? 🙁

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Ah you went to spam- very strange!

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forgottenbeast August 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Ooo, there’s nothing like a perfect pair of jeans! They’re like Bigfoot–rumored to exist, but you never quite believe it 😉 Glad you found yours!

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Haha forget Bigfoot…more like “Prince Charming” ;)!

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Alexandra August 31, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Omg that secret Starbucks menu is GOLD. The capn crunch one is making me foam at the mouth haha
A current fave of mine– egg and peanut butter sandwiches baby 😉

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

That sounds so weird yet so delicious! If you haven’t already, try hard-boiling an egg and replacing the yolk with peanut butter..SO yum!

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Alexandra September 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

That’s actually one of my favorite snack combos!! Love it 😀

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Tessa@AmazingAsset September 1, 2012 at 12:49 am

I recently heard about that starbucks menu, oh my goodness do I have to order one sometime… the capn crunch one in particular 🙂 Boo to five Mondays in September! Not a nice thing to be reminded of haha

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Haha I agree…although I’m jealous of the Americans who get this MOnday off!!

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Min September 1, 2012 at 2:01 am

OH holy! MY eyes immediately found “The Nutella.” I need to find some new pairs of jeans…I’ve outgrown mine…:( Bittersweet feeling. I’m loving this one Korean drama that I’m watching…so addictive

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

You and me both…Nutella anything always catches my eye!

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Kailey September 1, 2012 at 3:17 am

In my opinion rainy days are meant for breakfast in bed!! I love curling up under the covers

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Same here..I love when it starts raining as I get into bed to sleep!

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Brittany September 1, 2012 at 5:13 am

Omggg finding jeans is a nightmare..I am so jazzed you found three pair!! Amazing! Is that Starbucks picture for realll!?!?

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Khushboo Thadani September 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

There’s only one way to find out…I’m so going to whip it out next time I’m at Starbucks!

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Sable Weisman (@SquatLikeALady) September 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I had no idea there was a secret menu at Starbucks!!! Ahhhh

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Khushboo Thadani September 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

U & me both…secret’s out now!! 🙂

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anita kimatrai September 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

We found the finest ingredient to liven up an omelet – black truffle salt – sprinkled sparingly! Come over next sunday x A.D.

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Khushboo Thadani September 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Sounds super…can’t wait till next Sunday 🙂

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Paul Wynn September 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Love the fact that more and more companies such as starbucks have secret menu’s .. it brings a cult like following to them.

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Khushboo Thadani September 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Ohh spill the beans- which other companies have a menu on the DL??

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Tara September 2, 2012 at 12:18 am

All those Starbucks menu items sound like diabetes in a cup…hahaha

How do those jeans fit around the waist? I have such issues finding jeans that fit me. If I buy them to fit my legs and butt, they’re too loose in the waist, but I can’t get into ones that fit my waist. I always get bloated from wearing jeans too – I’m always joking that I have a weird allergy! I think it’s because it was never ever cold enough to wear jeans in Perth, so I never had to do it until I moved to Sydney and my body couldn’t cope. I hate them!

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Khushboo Thadani September 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Hahaha about the Starbucks menu- perfect description! The jeans fit great around the waist, they more of a mid rise which I prefer! Especially as the fabric does have some stretch to it, they may actually work perfectly with your waist and thigh proportions. #bodybuilderproblems hahaha 🙂

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healthyabi September 2, 2012 at 7:24 am

Love the homemade iced mocha idea – can’t wait to try it out!!

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Khushboo Thadani September 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Hope u enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

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Jess September 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

That mocha is genius! Protein powder in coffee!!! 🙂 and awesome work on the jeans. I find it so hard to find jeans I like!

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Khushboo Thadani September 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

There are some protein powders which I find overly sweet, so the coffee helps balance it out! Hope you give it a shot!

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