Happy Friday! It’s been a while since I have shared a few of my favorite things and there are so many random things I am loving right now. The sunshine, flowers and warmer weather just make me so happy. Here are just a few of my Friday Favorites Spring Edition.
Friday Favorites Spring Edition
New spring sandals! A girl cannot live in running shoes alone (or can she?). I am loving these new sling back espadrilles wedges with a just enough of a platform to feel super comfy on my feet. I am thinking of getting another pair but can’t decide on the color. Serious problem for sure 🙂 Find them at Nordstrom.
My new bike helmet has a ponytail port! How genius is that? No more shoving my ponytail inside when it can happily bounce freely. Ah the little things that make you smile. Find one for yourself from Specialized.
And speaking of biking, I have been experimenting with different fueling options on longer rides. I found these new (I think) GU Energy StroopWafels. Anytime someone wants to call cookies “fuel” I am in! I’ve had the salted caramel, caramel coffee and the wild berries and they are delish. They have 140 calories, 75 mg of sodium and 20 mg caffeine. Perfect for a little mid run or bike pick me up without upsetting my stomach. They are GF as well. Find them on Amazon.
Weekly flowers! I took a cue from Marcia and bought myself some beautiful flowers last week. I love her idea to pick up some each week. Having pretty flowers on my table just makes me smile. I will be picking some more up today.
Last but certainly not least, my new “Bounty From the Box” cookbook. Perfect for spring and farmer’s market shopping and a great mother’s day gift. This fabulous 600+ page cookbook is designed around the idea of eating seasonally. Each season has it’s own section to guide you through selecting and preparing that season’s best fruits and veggies. The jam packed book is so much more than a cookbook. Mi Ae Lipe has outlined how to pick, store and prepare your favorite veggies.
I recently stumbled on a whole chapter just on mushrooms! She explains the tastes of different varietals and what kinds of recipes they would be good for. While not strictly a vegetarian cookbook, the Bounty From The Box, is heavily built on recipes that make veggies the star. It’s a fabulous resource for any amateur or seasoned chef. I am still exploring the book and I know I will be referencing it often for ideas. I may be getting one for my mom for mother’s day. For more info please see Mi Ae Lipe’s website here.
Those are just a few of the things I am loving lately. What are your Friday Favorites today?