Category: FOOD


[ 0 ] July 17, 2013 |

No seriously.  I should be eating cookies at this very moment.  I feel brainwashed by cookie brainwashers.  And, I’m okay with it.

Botanical BakeryThe stars of my cookie fantasies are these fancy lil’ shortbreads from the Botanical Bakery.  I received a package of these babies in my Hammockpack a couple of months ago and as of this very moment, I can’t get them out of my mind. They were insane delish.  So much so, that if the president of all cookies in the land came to my house right now, I’d probably sell my soul to him (or her).  I’m gross.

Anyway – we tasted the Lemon Thyme, but I’m 99% sure all of the flavors are awesome. Described as “Brazen Chunks of Indulgence with a Butter Soul” these sweet treats are made from organic and all natural ingredients.  They “carefully select the most aromatic organic or wild-crafted herbs and spices using the actual leaves, roots, stems, seeds, blossoms or pollen not flavorings or oils”.  

Super fancy…and, super-duper worth it.  Here’s the flavors I plan on inhaling…I mean sampling, in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Chocolate ChipotleBotanical Bakery Chocolate Chipotle Shorties (3.5 oz)

Two of my favorite flavors smooshed together in the form of a cookie.  Seems to be a match made in heaven.

Find yours:  here for $6.50

Botanical Bakery Thai ChiliNew!  Thai Chili Shorties (3.5 oz)

Oh sweet Thai Chili shortbread dreamies.  Will you be mine?  Will you?

Find yours:  here for $6.50

Botanical Bakery Brown Butter SageBrown Butter Sage Shorties (3.5 oz)

I shouldn’t even have to say it, but I will.  Thanksgiving (in your mouth).

Find yours:  here for $6.50

I’m fat.  Well, not really but I should be based upon the dirty cookie thoughts I’m having.  I’m adding these to my rewards list (treats I give myself for being healthy & fit).  Oh, and P.S.  They also have Cheese Snaps, but that’s a whole other blog post. Can’t wait to indulge.  Stalk away!  Toota-loota-loo!



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[ 0 ] June 18, 2013 |

Do you love popcorn?  I love popcorn.  There have been times in my life when I’ve wanted to date popcorn…even marry it. It’s a torrid poppity love affair I never wish to end.  Pipsnacks?  You-da-man.


Pipcorn is the awesomest because it’s the brainchild of bro & sis team Jen & Jeff  (Jen’s digestive issues were the catalyst behind these mini-popcorn delights).  Each 1/2 size popcorn bite is gluten-free and vegan. And, my BFF Oprah featured these cuties on her fave things episode one year, so you know they are legit.  I was lucky enough to taste them in one my subscription boxes, and can’t wait to order a bunch more soon.  Here’s a couple that have caught my eye (feel free to stalk away!).


KETTLE PIPCORN: Kettle Pipcorn is a take on a classic. With blended light brown sugar, sea salt and a touch of cinnamon. You had me at “brown sugar”.  Find your 3 pack here (for $18 bucks).

pipcorn kettle

 ROSEMARY PIPCORNRosemary Pipcorn is the most popular flavor. It is seasoned with homemade rosemary sea salt.  Yes, yes, yes.  Find your 3 pk here (for $18 bucks)

pipcorn rosemaryWHITE TRUFFLE PIPCORNWhite Truffle is a delicious new addition to the flavors at Pipcorn. It is decadent and utterly irresistable.  This was the flavor I had the opportunity to try (which consequently resulted in said torrid love affair).  Find your 3 pk here (for $18 buckaroonis).

pipcorn white truffle




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[ 0 ] April 29, 2013 |

Boxtera Box Product Review

I’m semi-ashamed to admit that many of the decisions I make in life surround food.  If I’m not knee-deep in trying to be healthy, I’m in over my head stuffing my face with something naughty. “Feeding frenzy” is my middle name – I’m 99% sure of it.  Luckily, I’ve got some help, with my ummmm….problem.  Cue, Boxtera.

Since I have started up the Insanely Huge Directory of Subscription Boxes, I’ve had the opportunity to seriously look into some pretty darn awesome subscription boxes.  Boxtera is one of those.  The hub and I have found that in order to survive gaining 4,000 pounds each month via naughty snacks, we 100% need healthy snack alternatives.  And, since I’m pretty sure neither of us make enough dough to hire a personal chef and trainer like the celebs do, we lean to the next best option.  A subscription box that delivers a bunch of healthy snacks to my door every month.  Holla!!!!



Boxtera offers a monthly subscription of organic snacks, foods and sometimes a beverage delivered to your home or office.


  • You get  approximately 25 servings of organic snacks


  •  $40 bucks a month (including shipping)
  • 6-month membership is $32 bucks a month (including shipping)
  • 1-year membership is $30 bucks a month (including shipping)


You can trust that products delivered from BOXTERA are made from organic wholesome ingredients. They strive to include products that are mostly gluten  free, sometimes vegan, but always minimally processed and non-GMO.



We have officially subscribed to this box and are LOVING what we get each month.  Here’s the breakdown of what we got from our first box.  I should mention that my box was a bit beefier than normal – there were some delays in receiving my box due to shipping issues, and the peeps over at Boxtera decided to send me EXTRA snacks for my troubles.  Can you see AWESOME customer service?  I can.  AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

Boxtera Chips & Crackers

  • Mad House Munchies Sea Salted Kettle Cooked Chips (Find em:  here)
  • Alive & Radiant Quite Cheesy Kale Chips (Find em:  here)
  • Flamous Falafel Chips (Find em:  here)
  • Funky Monkey Applemon Chips (Find em:  here)
  • Late July Organic Bite Size Chedder Cheese Crackers (Find em:  here)
  • Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips (Find em: here)

Boxtera Seeds

  • Cousin Mary Jane Hemp Hearts (Find em:  here)
  • Cousin Mary Jane Toasted Hemp Seeds (Find em:  here)
  • The Perfect Snaque Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Sprouted Lentils (Find em:  here)

Boxtera Bars

  • Cliff Crunch Chocolate Chip (Find it:  here)
  • Health Warrior Acai Berry Chia Bar (Find it:  here)
  • Health Warrior Coconut Chia Bar (Find it:  here)
  • Just Great Stuff Organic Chocolate Dream Greens (Find it:  here)
  • Barre Cinnamon Pecan (Find it: here)
  • Raw Crunch Chocolate (Find it: here)

Boxtera Chocolate

  • Organic Super  Chocolate Fearless Sweet & Hot (Find it:  here)
  • Artisana Raw Cacao Bliss (Find it:  here)
  • Gluten Free Bar The GFB Peanut Butter Chocolate (Find it: here)

Boxtera This & That

  • Energy Serj Natural Energy Shot (Find it:  here)
  • Home Free Vanilla Cookies (Find it:  here)
  • Primal Meatless / Vegan Jerky Seitan Thai Peanut (Find it:  here)

Jealous?  Don’t be!!  Boxtera is SO awesome and totally worth trying out.  Promise!

Oh, P.S.  If you haven’t seen my Insanely Huge Directory of Subscription Boxes yet, feel free to chickity check it out before you leave! 


Financial compensation was not received for this post.  A sample product was gifted from Boxtera. The opinions provided in this post are solely our own.  For questions or concerns about this product, please contact the product provider directly.

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FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS! {Gourmet Spotting Subscription Box!}

[ 0 ] April 17, 2013 |

gourmet spottingStop everything you are doing right now and feast your eyes on this favoloso subscription box.  The husby and I recently had the pleasure of sampling Gourmet Spotting and it was a total love (especially, the pasta, popcorn, brownie, cookie and pancakes).  Oh, wait.  That’s everything.

Gourmet Spotting is a “curated culinary subscription service of gourmet food from local and international artisans.”  I absolutely LOVE that the boxes include foods curated from outside the U.S. as well.  Such a nice touch and a great way to feel like you are a “big time” foodie.  Thank you Sandro Diazzi and Aman Sarkaria for developing a subscription service that sends FULL SIZE products.  My taste buds want to give you a high five.

Everything you need to know about this yum-mo box is below the images (including a coupon code for $10 bucks off!).  If food is your thang, then Gourmet Spotting is totes worth signing up and checking out yourself. Mangia! Mangia!

ELI ZABAR BLONDIE:  Let’s start off with this brownie.  We did.  We opened the box, grabbed the camera lickity-split, took the shot and devoured this baby whole.  It was a naughty, and it felt naughty.  Mission accomplished.


BACORN:  The makers of this snack couldn’t have created something better suited for my belly – two of my faves (popcorn & bacon), smoooshed together in a masterpiece of OMG.  Love.  Didn’t want to share.


STRANGOZZI WITH SUMMER TRUFFLE:  I’m a total idiot and thought these cute lil’ birdy nest shapped Strangozzi’s where going to stay in birdy nest shape.  But, duh.  Either way, I’m not a huge fan of truffle, but this was a total surprise love.  I kept it simple, with a drizzle of EVOO and some parmesan/romano cheese.  The man fancied it up with some red sauce. He’s crazy like that. WOOT!DSC_0034

ELI ZABAR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE:  I realize now that I’m a big fat liar.  I was thinking the brownie was the first thing we opened and devoured, but it was actually this gigundo cookie followed immediately by the brownie.  Can you say fatty-pants? Anyway…um,  can a chocolate Chip cookie ever be bad?  No.  No it can’t.DSC_0027

SHORTCAKES PANCAKE / WAFFLE MIX:  We have not tried this yet.   But, I continue to fawn over this container which is SO cute!  I will update you when we give it a taste.  I’m sure these will be awesome…with bacon…and hashbrowns….and….I just died.DSC_0037

Time to hook yourself up!

gourmet spotting


At its core, Gourmet Spotting is a curated monthly subscription service for foodies!


  • You get 4 to 6 medium/full size delicious gourmet products
  • Example of products include fresh pasta from Italy, truffle products, prized tea from China, potato chips from El Salvador, and much more.


  •  $ 37.94  a month (including shipping)

BONUS:  Enter 5STYLEHIGH at checkout for $10 off your first month if you sign up for the monthly subscription!


Every time they ship out a Tasting Box, they donate a meal to charity


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Have you seen my Insanely Huge Directory of Subscription Boxes yet? 

Click on this fancy lil’ link to scope out some other awesome Foodie subscription boxes!



Financial compensation was not received for this post.  A sample product was gifted from Gourmet Spotting. The opinions provided in this post are solely our own.  For questions or concerns about this product, please contact the product provider directly.

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{Mimi’s Cookie Bar} THEY’RE MY NEW BESTIE.

[ 0 ] March 25, 2013 |

Happy Monday!  I’m just gonna get right to it.  Cookies.  They rock my world, they probably rock your world, and if you are one of those crazies whose worlds are not completely rocked by an insanely good cookie, well…then, you are just a weirdo.  No seriously.  You’re weird.

I have been kicking ass at bein’ healthy these days and have just found my newest reward (remember, rewards make being healthy seem awesome!).  Not only are these cookies organic, but you can create your very own flavors.  It’s as if my name is Charlie and I just found the golden ticket.  My body feels all tingley and I can’t quite remember my own name.


Mimi's Cookie Bar

{POW!}  That was the sound of your mind being blown.  Mimi’s Cookie bar is going to get you totally wasted….on sweet cookie goodness.  They are an an eco-friendly all natural and organic gourmet cookie company that specializes in custom cookies.  Owned by 5 awesome peeps, they only use natural & organic ingredients, they support local organic and fair trade farms, and they use 100% biodegradable packaging.  Oh, but they don’t stop there, every stinkin’ thing in their bakery is eco-friendly, from the oven, to the spoons, along with their awesome website (which is powered by 100% wind energy).  Thank god they deliver nationwide.


They make tons of fancy sweets, including their signature cookies, vegan/gluten-free cookies and candy.  They are so rad, they even make cookies for your DOG!  Could these guys get any awesomer, you ask?  Um…. YES! -  50% of all profits from Dog Cookies will be donated to Save A Life, a no kill rescue shelter in Southern California.


Soooooooo,  for being super healthy and exercising 6 days a week, I have chosen to reward myself by creating my very own cookie.  Oh, man…I can’t wait to stuff my cookie face later.


Choose Your Flava: Pumpkin Spice.  I don’t even care that it’s not Halloween.  I’m crazy like that.

Choose Your Add-Ins: I got to pick 3 add ins…cookie accessories, if you will.  Easy-peasy:  Walnuts, Bananas, & Maple Frosting. If I could attach my face to one of those tree-sap-tapper things and gently fall asleep while drinking maple syrup, I totally would.  Maple.  It’s a winner.

Name it:  My cookie will hereby be named “Rewardy-Mc-Rewardington”.

Mimis Cookie Bar Create a CookieMy order has officially been placed!! I will be sure to brag about their awesomeness once I get them.  Don’t be jealous, you can create your own cookie too.  Click here to make all your cookie eating dreams come true!  ha-ha  I just rhymed.  Proof that cookies bring out the best of my talents.  Peace!


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