Friday Favorites: 26/04

by Khushboo on April 26, 2013

I love writing Friday Favorite posts because I get to share about a whole bunch of things which I’m loving in one shot.  Because it’s been exactly a month since my last one, I think it’s about time to bring it back:

  • My buddy (and avid blog reader 🙂 ) Suchita brought me back several packets of Lentil Curls from Marks & Spencer in London.  I have only tried the Sour Cream & Chilli flavor but it’s safe to say that I’m addicted.  Although lentils don’t really scream “chips”, I might even prefer these to their potato counterpart!

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  • A couple of weeks ago I attended a pop-up event called The Art of Comfort Food.  Neither I or my friends knew what to expect, but we were sold when we read the description: We will be serving comfort food from around the world, tapas style, alongside participatory art installations and short videos. And of course, there will be plenty of wine and sangria to go around.  It ended up being such a fun (and different) evening and I especially loved their sangria mason jars.  How much do these scream “Pinterest”:

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  • As much as I love running to music, I switched it up this week with a podcast of The Jillian Michaels Show.  I downloaded a few from iTunes and find her so engaging yet hilarious to listen to.  Pardon the lack of eloquent phrasing, but Jillian “keeps it real” with her approach to healthy living.  And if you’re not interested in fitness or nutrition, she discusses various other topics too.

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  • This week must have been my lucky week because I ended up with not 1, but 2 near-empty jars of peanut butter.  Rather than use either as an oatmeal or overnight oats vehicle, I went down the yogurt mess route with both jars:

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No peanut butter goes to waste…ever

  • Jeans are my least favorite item of clothing to buy: either the legs are too big or the waist is too small.  This J Brand 835 Mid Rise Capri in Black fits like a glove and the twill fabric makes them ideal to wear in the heat.  I plan on stocking up on other colors because you know what they I say: find a pair of jeans that fit & buy it in every color ;)!

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What have you been snacking on this week?

What’s a favorite from your week? 

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Allison @ Life's a Bowl April 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Mmm, I had an almost empty PB jar stuffed with a muffin yesterday – SO GOOD! This week my go-to snacks have been Odwalla bars, popcorn, fruit, and dark chocolate… Sweet, salty, and crunchy!

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Khushboo April 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Ohh muffin in a jar sounds kinda GENIUS!

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Alex @ therunwithin April 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

whoa I want to try those lentil curls. I adore lentil chips so i bet those are just as good

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Khushboo April 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm

They are yum!

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rosh April 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

literally going straight to m&s to buy these lentil curls at lunch. so excited

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Khushboo April 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Roshhh….what’s the verdict? 🙂

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Parita @ myinnershakti April 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm

LOVE Jillian! Her and Janet crack me up! But you’re right, she’s very real and does a good job of cutting through the BS (most of the time). Have a great weekend, K!

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Khushboo April 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I love hers and Janet’s relationship- too funny!

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Meghan @ After the Ivy League April 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Wow, that’s an impressively empty jar of peanut butter right there haha. I should try the yogurt mess option, although I do love overnight oats…mmm. I need to download some Jillian podcasts! Seriously gotta do that this weekend.

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Khushboo April 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I don’t mess around when it comes to peanut butter 😉

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles April 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I adore Jillian Michaels podcasts! I wasn’t a huge fan of hers until I started listening to them…she seems really approachable and down to earth in real life and has a great approach to healthy living.

I got through one peanut butter jar this week…time to restock 😉
Go-to snacks right now: Greek yogurt and cereal, pretzels and everything I can dip them into. Keeping me happy 😉

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Khushboo April 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Applesauce topped with Greek yogurt & pretzels–> DO IT! 🙂

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rosh April 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

When I picked up a packet they felt weightless so I assumed they’d be really unfilling – they are super filling and i love how they aren’t rice-cakey (like all low fat snacks) based, you actually feel like you’re eating crisps. I loved them, and they were actually very chilli. Bought a multi-pack of 5. Have you tried the wholegrain honey & bbq snacks, they are also amazing.

I just had a choppd salad with brown rice, brocolli, steamed tofu, grean beans and edamame with sesame soy sauce. i hope you’re impressed x

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

Yay so glad you liked them…and mate I’m definitely coming to meet you for lunch when I’m there in summer- that comb sounds ah-mazing! 🙂

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 26, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the Jillian Michaels podcasts but I still haven’t listened to any. I might have to give them a go for when I want to go on some of my longer walks, though, because I’m getting a little bit bored with the music that I have on my playlist right now. And I love J Brand jeans! I just wish they weren’t so expensive 😕 Still… a good pair of jeans can totally make an outfit, and nevermind the confidence you get when something fits just right. So yeah… definitely worth it 😀

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:41 am

It’s only logical to buy them, expensive or not – you can’t put a price on confidence, right ;)…or at least that’s how I justify it haha!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Lentil chips are my fave!! I seriously cannot get enough of them!

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:41 am

I can see why!

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dixya@food, pleasure, and health April 26, 2013 at 8:02 pm

i have been meaning to make some sangria lately (so much).. and thanks for new workout music suggestions because music tends to get boring after a while. never heard her podcast but surely will give it a try 🙂 my favorite from this week- hmmm making homemade sushi felt like a great accomplishment

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

Especially during long runs, I think you’ll really enjoy the podcasts :)!

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Brittany April 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Finding a good pair of jeans is like searching for a needle in a hay stack, it’s nearly impossible! With that said, when you DO find a pair..IT’s like heaven!! So exciting! HA! I love Jillian, she just cracks me up! I’ll have to check out her podcasts.

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

Hahah your analogy is spot on….couldn’t agree more :)!

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Kym April 26, 2013 at 10:19 pm

*gasp* i have 2 near empty nutella jars and i was planning on just throwing them away (i know, i know) but i think i’ll stuff it with oatmeal or greek yogurt like you suggested!

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

Say whaaaat- near-empty jars of Nutella may be even better than near-empty PB jars…don’t even think of throwing them away 🙂

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Sable (Squat Like A Lady) April 27, 2013 at 12:09 am

I may need to go buy 8 pair of those capris RIGHT NOW. They look like they have a great fit! (:

In other news, I recently tried yogurt-in-a-jar (as opposed to oats) and I am in loooovveeeeeee!

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:47 am

As much as I love oats in a jar, YIAJ definitely takes the cake 🙂

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P April 27, 2013 at 12:20 am

I love your jean advice :P! Those lentil curls look pretty awesome. Do they have a salt and vinegar flavor? I would be all for that one :D!

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:49 am

I wouldn’t be surprised if they did- salt & vinegar seems to be a flavor favorite in the UK! 🙂

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Allie April 27, 2013 at 2:48 am

Aw man, lentil chips are so good, makes me bummed that my stomach doesn’t agree! And oh my gosh, I NEED to go jeans shopping–I definitely stock up when I find a good pair/style, but that also means they all wear out at the same time! Whoops.

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:50 am

Ah that’s such a shame that they don’t agree with you- how do corn chips sit with you?

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish April 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

Marks and Spencer food halls were practically my second home while I was interning in London during college! I’d grab one of their “light meals for lunch nearly every day because they were easy and pretty tasty (considering that they came pre-packaged). I enjoyed the snacks equally as much (especially the potato chips and little pudding pots!), so I’m sure I’d enjoy the lentil curls, too. Sour cream and chili sounds like a Mexican-inspired combination I’d love. 🙂

Sangria served in a mason jar is an adorable idea–and SO Pinterest. I’ll have to keep them in mind for parties this summer. And speaking of jars, you were certainly a lucky girl this week, getting to enjoy two yogurt-in-a-jar breakfasts! YIAJ sounds delicious…I think I’ll give it a try in a few days because I’m nearing the end of a jar myself. 🙂

Love the black capris! I do the same with jeans/pants–when I find a style I like, I buy several pairs in different colors. Well-fitted pants are hard to come by, so you have to take advantage of a good discovery while you can!

Happy Friday, my dear! xoxoxo

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Khushboo April 27, 2013 at 9:51 am

Agreed about M & S meals- although “lighter” options can taste pretty hit or miss, their meals always live up tho the description…especially their chocolate mousse pots! 🙂

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Honey, What's Cooking April 28, 2013 at 12:08 am

first, you look so pretty in your new profile pic. And I love J BRAND!!! OMG, they fit perfectly… I would only buy them in white and denim and black, for colors I go to Zara and Mango. 🙂 Mason jars are so cute. This week, you saw my blog, my cakecup. lol.

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Khushboo April 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

Thank you SO much, Nisha :)! Agreed about buying J Brand in neutral colors and saving the seasonal picks for Zara & Mango- smart shopping 😉

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets April 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I love the Sangria mason jars. I actually have a bunch because I use them for my smoothies and juices, so now all I need is sangria. Ha, ha.
And if you can find jeans that fit perfectly, you better buy them in every color. Perfect fitting jeans is almost a myth.

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Khushboo April 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Perfect jeans are like perfect men- they are out there but you reaaaalllly have to hunt for ’em 😉

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