3 things from the weekend

by Khushboo on August 18, 2014

Hi guys!  How was your weekend?  It was a long weekend in Mumbai as Friday was Independence Day. The last few days involved a nice balance of fun, food, exercise and relaxation…and I’m about to share 3 things from the weekend:

1) Although it’s nearing the end of the season, I finally got my share of mangoes.  I froze some with the intention of making mango smoothies but those are yet to happen.  After eating a piece straight out the freezer I quickly forgot about smoothies- you guys, the texture of frozen mango chunks tastes exactly like mango sorbet!  Alfonso mangoes are overly sweet (I know I know, I’m a terrible Indian for saying that) so I paired the chunks with some almond butter to tame down the sweetness. The combo tasted heavenly!  Almond butter & frozen mango is totes the new peanut butter & banana.

Frozen mango & almond butter

2) First Chef & now The Hundred-Foot Journey …I am loving the upsurge of foodie movies lately! I really enjoyed both, but The Hundred-Foot Journey slightly more.  It involves a cultural clash between an Indian family that sets up an Indian restaurant in France across the street from a Michelin-star restaurant & the latter’s owner.  As much as the sight of French delicacies made me drool, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride for Indian cooking.  We may not be busting out glamorous dishes like frog legs & croissants, but there’s something to be said about our use of spices to create intricate & unreplicable flavours.  It’s a total feel-good movie, so definitely check out The Hundred-Foot Journey if it’s playing near you!   

3) The best workouts always tend to be the ones that are least expected…am I right or am I right!  I planned to hit the gym on Saturday morning for a lower body workout, but nixed that plan when I woke up- I just couldn’t bear the idea of being in a gym.  After spending a good portion of my day in bed, I eventually decided I needed to kill the lethargy…even if it just meant a quick workout at home.  Although it only lasted 20 minutes, I felt like I got a solid workout in- definitely one to try out when time is of the essence.  I used a set of kettlebells, but those can easily be replaced with dumbbells.  As always this workout is what works for me, so please tailor it to fit your capabilities:

Snoozy Saturday Workout

What’s your favorite fruit to pair with nut butter?

What was the last film you saw? 

Share something random from your weekend…

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan August 18, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Mangoes and almond butter???? Why o why have I never ever thought of this?!?!?!
I cannot wait to give this a go now! Other than bananas, I’ve tried dates with AB and thats about it!
I saw the trailer for the 100 foot journey – and it sure does sound intriguing – but I don’t think I could handle ALL that food porn! 🙂 Most recent film I’ve seen was 21 Jump Street . And random thing from the weekend was my dog ate my daughter’s bowl of ice cream when we stepped out to talk to our neighbors – and the best part was, she (our dog) left behind ALL the chocolate chips!!! How????
Happy Monday Khushboo!

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Dates & nut butter are another GREAT comb! That’s SO funny about your dog- good to see that she is considerate enough to leave a bit behind for your daughter ;)! Hope you had extras in the freezer.

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Arman @ thebigmansworld August 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I actually just messaged my friend to see that movie next weekend- Yay for foodie movies! I’m not a huge fan of pairing fruit with nut butter…I don’t mind things like strawberries with dark chocolate though!

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Let me know how you like the movie! And bananas without nut butter??? Say it ain’t so!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Hooray for long weekends my friend, especially those that involve relaxing and great eats.

I’m a huge Helen Mirren fan so I need to check out this movie. And Indian cuisine is phenomenal. I only discovered it a few years back, and it’s safe to say I’m hooked. I get Pakistani eats whenever I hang with my sister-in-laws family and while I know it’s different, the seasoning is incredible.

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm

You must see the film- I think you will love it :)! What’s your favorite Indian dish?

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I’m not sure I know enough to have a favorite right now. I do love the spices and the seasoning. I love the use of legumes and all the veggies.

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Khushboo August 21, 2014 at 10:17 am

Indians and their legumes- we can’t seem to get enough ;)!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig August 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I have a mango waiting for me at home for my afternoon snack, and now I’m definitely going to add some nut butter to it – never even thought of doing that!

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Be honest- how much did you love the combo ;)!

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Alexis @ Hummusapien August 18, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Almond buttah and frozen mango?! Genius! I just froze some peaches and I could see those two being BFFs, too! YUM.

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Almond butter is so diplomatic- every fruit wants to get in on the action ;)!

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Lucie@FitSwissChick August 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Mango and Almond Butter sounds pretty amazing!
I love to drizzle almond butter over blueberries. So good!
And I definitely need to go to the movies soon. I can not even remember the last movie I saw!

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Gah I WISH blueberries were available here- love them on toast with AB!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm

I’m pretty sure bananas will always takes the #1 spot for me when it comes to fruits to pair with nut butters, but I have to agree with you about frozen mangoes — the texture is just inSANE. I always mean to make smoothies with em too, but they’re way too good on their own to waste in a smoothie 😆 And the last movie I saw was The Giver. It was pretty good, but the book was obviously better 😛

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

I’m with you about bananas & nut butter- that combo will always reign number 1 for me too :)!

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Parita @ myinnershakti August 18, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Bananas and PB will always be the ultimate combo in my mind! And I’ve found some really good workouts in the past few weeks – I’ll be sure to email them to you soon!

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Oh please do- I am always down to try a new home workout :)!

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health August 18, 2014 at 9:32 pm

i like apples with nut butter..but again i havent tried mangoes yet. that movie sounds like a fun one to watch.

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Apples & almond butter is a fabulous combo…it’s become a daily snack favorite for me 🙂

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 18, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Almond butter and mango? I am intrigued…but I have trouble picturing something other than Ab and banana 😉 As for last film – I watched Gravity on TV last night, but the last one I was in theatres was the Ninja Turtles movie!

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Whaaat- I need to tell my bro that there is a Ninja Turtles Movie…he was a huge fan!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen August 19, 2014 at 4:22 am

I really want to see Chef, but I didn’t know the premise of The Hundred-Foot Journey until now… and now I want to see it too!

The last film I saw was The World’s End – and I got really excited when I saw High Wycombe station in it and realized I’d been there! Haha.

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Khushboo August 19, 2014 at 2:27 pm

If you’re going to choose between the 2 movies, I’d definitely go for The Hundred-Foot Journey..it has more depth to it!

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Brittany August 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

WHOA mango and almond butter!? I MUST try this. Maybe throw them on a rice cake….just to further my obsession? HA. My mom saw The Hundred-Foot Journey and LOVED it. She said I NEED to see it.

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Khushboo August 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

Take it from your mom & me- GO SEE IT!

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Cat August 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Mmm mangoes and nutbutter would be amazing! I actually love grapefruit and NB (trust – the fattiness cuts the sourness sooo well) But I’ll have to be boring and say apples are my fave vehicle 😉 Great looking workout btw! Pinning…

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Khushboo August 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

Ooh I never think to pair citrus fruits with nut butter- will have to change that stat!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 21, 2014 at 7:42 am

Ohhhh! I love the frozen mango and nut butter idea. That would make a killer smoothie too!

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Khushboo August 21, 2014 at 10:19 am

It definitely would- let me know if you try it out in smoothie form :)!

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