I’m not in an introduction mood but I’m giving myself an exception because it’s almost the weekend. Today, however, I’m sharing my favorite things….on a Thursday NOT on a Friday. Hope you were sitting down for that.
Now that we have my lame jokes out of the way, these are four of my new favorites things.
Give and Grub Food Truck
Last week I was introduced to the Give & Grub food truck in Tampa. Meet the coolest and most charitable food truck around. For every meal sold at the truck, one meal is donated to a child in the Tampa Bay area. And for every use of the hashtag #giveandgrub one meal is donated, too! The Laser Spine Institute launched the truck in late 2014 and has already delivered more than 150,000 meals to underprivileged children and families.
I visited the truck with my friend Christina on Thursday when it was parked outside the Tampa Bay Lightning arena. They go to Lightning games every Thursday and Saturday and travel throughout Tampa for the rest of the week, often visiting companies and special city-wide events. Unfortunately I couldn’t eat the food because none of it was gluten-free but I was happy to learn about the truck and how it’s impacted the community since it launched.
Such a simple concept that can positively influence thousands of people. If you’re in the Tampa area be sure to locate the truck!
I’ve seen the brand Simple Mills across social media but finally tried one of their products last week. Simple Mills makes muffin, bread, cake, pancake, cookie and pizza mixes that are free of grain, gluten, soy, corn, dairy, and peanuts. Using an almond flour base with additional ingredients like coconut sugar, arrowroot and coconut flour, Simple Mills products are a prime example of a healthyish food. Simple, whole ingredients but no compromise on taste.
They sent me the banana muffin mix to try. They were a hit in my house! But first my dad had to make sure there wasn’t kale in it. I’m telling you, he asks every time I give him food. Top it with nut butter and coconut flakes and you have the best healthy treat.
Julian Bakery Paleo Bread
Before I get the paleo questions, no I’m not strict paleo…I just wanted to try this bread! It’s made with water, organic coconut flour, egg whites, psyllium seed powder, organic apple cider vinegar, potassium bicarbonate and salt. I liked it, but since I don’t have too much of a comparison to “regular” bread, I asked my mom to describe it: it didn’t fall apart like many brands of GF bread and eaten with avocado it was good. Note: we still haven’t try Canyon Bakehouse, which I heard is the best.
We ate it with eggs, avocado, zoodles and coodles (carrot noodles) for dinner.
The Day Beyoncé Turned Black
I watched this SNL clip the day after it aired but never got a chance to share it. Hopefully you’ve seen it already! I’ve been loving this season of SNL because of all the political skits, so throw in this one and the Rachel Green skit and I have a new favorite Sunday morning show. Yes, Sunday…God knows I don’t stay up late enough to watch SNL live. Even on Saturday’s.
*Linking up to Thinking Out Loud*