April Favorites


Happy Friday! I hope you all had a nice week!

I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things since we returned home from our road-trip. I don’t know what it is but I have been off my game in the kitchen lately. I had three fails this week! Needless to say, I’ll be working on trying to make up for where I went wrong and hopefully come up with a few winners in the process.

Wherever you are, I hope you are able to enjoy some nice spring weather this weekend. In the meantime, sit back and relax with my favorite finds in April.

Favorite Breakfast: Tiger Nut Flour Pancakes. Could this stack of pancakes be any prettier? They’re made with flour from tiger nuts which are small, fibrous root vegetables. So they’re completely grain-free and nut-free! I have a feeling tiger nut flour is going to be the new coconut flour.


Favorite Taco: Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos. These are basically everything I need in life.


Favorite Drink: Mango Margaritas with Sugar Salt Lime Rim. Because no taco is complete without margaritas. I’ll take both recipes for Cinco de Mayo, please and thank you!


Favorite Seasonal Fruit: Clumpy Granola Bowl with Stewed Rhubarb and Yogurt. I’ve been craving rhubarb ever since we had it at the Boonville Hotel last week. This recipe looks like the perfect way to satisfy it. Those clumps!


Favorite Eco-friendly Find: Ecobags Organic Net Produce Bags. I remember to bring my reusable grocery bags 99% of the time but I’m horrible about using plastic produce bags. I finally bought these reusable ones from Amazon and I love them. They’re transparent and they list the tare on the tag so that the grocery store can deduct the weight properly.


Favorite Tub with a View: 7 Spectacular Bathtubs. This bathtub is in an overwater bungalow in Tahiti. Need I say more?


Favorite Shoes: Lisson Sandals by Qupid. I’ve had these sandals since last year and they are my all-time favorite pair. Not only are they vegan but they’re super comfortable and I bought them for just $30. Talk about a steal!


Favorite Helpful Post: Secrets for Saving Money at Whole Foods. I think we’ve all heard the nickname Whole Paycheck, right? As much as I love Whole Foods it does have a bad rep when it comes to prices. Brittany  does a great job pointing out ways to get around the expensive price tags and still reap the benefits of shopping at America’s healthiest grocery store.


Favorite Natural Face Wash: Nourish Organic Face Cleanser. I used to be obsessed with Juice Beauty’s Cleansing Milk but I feel like it’s a little too rich in the warmer months. Then I picked up a sample of this at Expo West and have been hooked ever since. It has a lighter texture but doesn’t strip my skin of moisture and I like that I can recognize pretty much everything in the ingredient list.


Favorite Music: Lord Huron. Brandon and I have deemed this our Oregon road-trip soundtrack because we listened to it the majority of the time we were on the road. Now it gives me a nostalgic feeling whenever I hear it. It’s a good one.

Favorite Instagram: Ashley Rosenbaum. This kid. I can’t. Those of you that are Bachelor fans might remember J.P. and Ashley? Well this is their baby and he is the cutest thing EVER. I get serious baby fever whenever she posts a new picture of him.


Favorite News Source: Daily Skimm. I don’t know about you guys but I loathe watching the news. The majority of it is negative and so depressing. But I know it’s important to stay informed so I like to read the Daily Skimm emails instead. They touch on the most important topics of the moment while keeping things concise and somewhat entertaining.


Favorite Dessert: Dark Chocolate Golden Milk Macaroons. Leave it to Dana to think of a genius idea like sneaking turmeric into chocolate macaroons. I need to make these ASAP!