Holy Sriracha

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always, all opinions and commentary are my own.200

If there is one thing I love in this world, it’s condiments.

BBQ, low-sodium soy, Franks Buffalo sauce … and most definitely sriracha. Just this morning I doused that spicy chili goodness all over my hard boiled eggs [kisses fingers to hand and pretends to be Italian in her mannerisms]. 

Don’t get me wrong I don’t mask ALL my foods in condiments, however, when the cravings hit I find that adding a bit of dipping sauce — as I like to call it — gives whatever food I’m eating exactly what I desire.

Enter: Sriracha Blue Diamond Almonds.

No, you don’t need to adjust you screen, glasses or contacts. You read that correctly. Blue Diamonds has just released a brand new flavor of almonds and they are lip-smacking good. A kick of heat, packed with flavor and of course a protein punch.

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So far I’ve sprinkled them on salads, had them as a side dish with dinner (yes, almonds were my side dish), and eaten them by the handful.IMG_3610

Worried about overindulging like you might with a big bag of Doritos? Well, you won’t. These snackers are so loaded with flavor it’s really hard to overdue it. Take it from someone who loves her nuts — peanuts, almonds, Brazil, pistachios, you name it — one portion of these and you’re set.

Cravings quenched and taste buds satisfied. Now that’s a snack worth seeking out.

-TTT

PB & J Ice Pops [Recipe]

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. As always, all opinions and commentary are my own. 

IMG_3533For the love of peanut butter and jelly.

Seriously though, if I could eat one meal for the rest of my life I’m IMG_348899.9% sure it would involve one if not both of those ingredients.

So, with the warmer months of summer approaching (and some days already here) I decided to whip up some lip-smaking, salty/sweet, ice cold, refreshing ice pops … dairy-free and with no refined sugars, of course.

Feel free to swap around the layers, change up the fruit or replace the peanut butter for a nut spread that tickles your fancy. Because, after all, summer is a time for kicking back and enjoying a sweet treat.

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 C Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original, divided

1/2 C Strawberries, fresh

2 TBSP Honey

2 TBSP Peanut Butter, divided

Directions: 

In a blender or food processor combine 1/2 C Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original and 1/2 C strawberries. Pour evenly into ice pop molds. Gently place mold sticks into place. Freeze for an hour.

Wash blender/food processor and blend 1 C Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original and 2 TBSP of honey. Jiggle mold sticks out and pour milk/honey evenly into molds — 2/3 of the way. Replace mold sticks and freeze for an hour.

Finally, time for PB.

Wiggle/jiggle out mold sticks and spoon PB evenly over the honey almond milk layer. Replace sticks (for the last time, I promise), freeze and enjoy!!

** I made my layers this way, however, if your molds are like mine it might be better to place the PB in the center later. Just a thought 🙂

TTT

21 Things I Want to do This Summer

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With the dog days of summer quickly approaching, I figured, why not whip up a list of the top favorites I want to do (read: eat, drink, visit, meet) over the next few months.

I’ll both use this as a wish list — cause let’s be honest, some things might not happen — but also as a checklist.

Lather on the sunscreen my trendy friends, it’s time to start listing …

1. Visit at least 3 different beaches. Multiple times.

2. Go to the SoWa Markets.

3. Go camping.

4. StandUp Paddleboat in the Charles River.

5. Go kayaking.

6. Eat FroYo at least once/month.

7. Go to a drive-in movie.

8. Swim in the ocean. Brr.

9. Buy myself fresh flowers once/month.

10. Make fresh iced tea.

11. Experiment with grilling different fruits/veggies.

12. Go on a road trip.

13. Watch the sunrise.

14. Hike Mount Monadnock.

15. Host a backyard BBQ with friends.

16. Visit my parents in Maine.

17. Read more.

18. Attend an outdoor concert.

19. Go on a bike ride (not indoors).

20. DIY projects in my new apartment.

21. Donate 1/3 of my clothes and shoes.

And this is just the beginning … What’s on your summer wish list?

TTT