Friday Favorites: 07/11

by Khushboo on July 11, 2014

Happy Friday, you guys!  I actually wrote y’all, re-read it and then deleted it after realizing I can’t pull off the Southern lingo!  This week flew by so quickly- how have I already been back in Mumbai for a whole week??  Although I did experience some post-holiday blues, I am now back to normal- it feels good to be in a routine.  It’s been ages since I put up a Friday Favorites post so here goes:

  • While it’s not as conventional a condiment as ketchup or mustard, Nando’s Peri Peri sauce has become a staple for me.  From quinoa bowls to chicken, eggs & sautéed veggies, I have been adding this sauce to EVERYTHING for an extra kick.  Despite my Indian roots, my spice threshold is pathetic, so Wild Herb is as hot as I can handle.

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  • Without giving too much away, The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of  2 cancer patients who meet at a support group & fall in love.  As much as I sobbed throughout the movie, it’s equally heartwarming.  My only regret is not reading the book first given that books tend to be even better than the movie!

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  • I laughed my way through Buzzfeed’s take on Food On Instagram v Food in Reality…only because I could 100% identify .  If you’ve ever posted a foodie photo on Instagram or blogged about food, chances are you too are guilty to some extent ;).

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  • While I’m not the biggest advocate of processed foods, these Dr. Karg’s crispbreads remain an exception given their all-natural & organic ingredient list including oats, sesame seeds & linseeds.  As much as I love carbs like sweet potato & quinoa, sometimes a meal just needs some crunch…and it’s a good thing that these taste delicious too.  It makes me laugh when people only consider animal-based products as protein sources.  A single crispbread racks in 3.5g of protein…not too shabby!  Eat your heart out, Ryvita!

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  • Although I haven’t really been infected with the World Cup fever this time round, even I couldn’t resist getting into the Germany-Brazil match on Tuesday.  For my fellow Friends fans who are wondering how many goals Germany scored, watch this link:

And that’s all I got for you today!  Have a great weekend!

Who are/were you supporting this World Cup?

What’s currently your favourite condiment? 

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan July 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm

You and Amanda (aka Spoons) have been posting pictures of crispbreads and my curiosity has been piqued, seeing I have never had one before! That one looks exceptional – am hoping they are not wheat based.
That clip of Monica – too funny! I am supporting Argentina – but, this year I have been so busy I haven’t watched a whole game – just the highlights.
P.S. – You came in my kitchen and sneaked a picture and didn’t stay for coffee – or a sip of that messy smoothie – boo!
😉
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Khushboo July 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Ah these do contain wholewheat flour…but hopefully they have wheat-free varieties? Our kitchens sound as ‘neat’ as each others ;)!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld July 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm

…….K, me and my mother are embarrassed on your behalf at your heat threshold…whenever we go to Nandos, we douse our food in the XXXHot limited one (only available in stores…dang!).

I used to love Ryvita crackers until I got called a bird in school.

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Khushboo July 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I’m sure my own mom is equally embarrassed of my spice threshold 😉

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig July 11, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I’m surprised at your heat tolerance (or lack thereof!). Like Arman, I always go for the extra hot Nandos sauce! I’ve only watched one game from the World Cup so far. I’m terrible.

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Khushboo July 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Hahah we are as bad as each other! I want to watch the finals tomorrow but with time difference, that means staying up till 1.30 am….prooooobably not going to happen!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen July 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I can’t handle spicy foods either. When I eat them all I can taste is hotness… I’d rather taste the flavour of my food instead. 😛

Lol at that Buzzfeed article!

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Khushboo July 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

You and me both…I find that foods that are too spicy get me too full too quickly because I have to follow each bite with a bucket of water 😉

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I don’t know if I’ve ever tired Nando’s, but I’d be cool with the spicy version 😉 I love my spicy foods!

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Khushboo July 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Do they have Nando’s in Canada?

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I am not a soccer fan either… but I cannot stop laughing. Favorite friends episode ever!

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Khushboo July 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

It’s too hard to pick just 1 favorite episode…best show ever!

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z July 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Hahhahahahahhaha at the 7..7 ;).
Now where can I find the peri peri sauce?
And that book…sounds so much what I would like to read.. ( or watch)

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Khushboo July 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Nature’s Basket in Delhi would probably keep Nandos sauce 🙂

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Hansa July 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

I go for the extra hot at nandos. Got my money on Germany, withdrawal symptoms awaiting and that Friends 7 is hilarious. Going to see Fault in the Stars on Sunday. Have a great weekend!

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Khushboo July 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I knew you’d find the FRIENDS clip hi-larious ha ha

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Alex@Veggin' Out July 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Haha, I have written and deleted “ya’ll” so many times for the exact same reason!
I loved The Fault in Our Stars, but still do read the book because I do think it’s even better than the movie! Though for some reason, I didn’t cry during the book (not the same for the movie!).
I didn’t end up watching any of the world cup… I’m just really not into soccer. I feel bad about it too because my best friends plays soccer and loves it. I don’t mind watching her games though. It always helps when you know someone who is playing. 🙂

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Khushboo July 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Your friend is likely to have a supporter like you 🙂

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 13, 2014 at 2:54 am

Oh my gosh, that Buzzfeed article for food on Instagram versus reality was fabulous, although if they inside of my fridge looked like that, I’d have to but a new fridge. 🙂 I can’t handle that kind of mess.

I love spicy foods, so the hotter the better. Actually moderate heat is good; my threshold isn’t that high. 🙂

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Khushboo July 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Hahah holler to all fellow OCD folks :)!

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P July 15, 2014 at 9:51 am

There is this one girl who works with me who is adamant about TFIOS movie being better than the book. Haven’t read the book or seen the movie, so I can’t say 😛

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