Jalapeno Shots and Pinot’s Palette – Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! It has been a long time since I posted my Friday Favorites but today I am back! Happy to be joining the party with Heather at Life in Leggings once again for the weekly fiesta! I am jumping right in-


Kombucha Beauty and the Beets

I went to a class at the Florida School for Holistic Living in Orlando where we learned all about making our own Kombucha at home. We were sent home with a starter SCOBY and a few days later I was making my own batch of fermented tea in my own kitchen.

Scoby Kombucha Beauty and the Beets

This is the SCOBY that is used to make Kombucha

It is so easy to do- I recommend a class to anyone who loves to drink Kombucha. I can’t wait to start experimenting with fall flavors like cinnamon and cloves.

{Jalapeno Shots}

Jalapeno Pepper Shot Eat End Market Beauty and the Beets

So I’ve been suffering from migraines for years and recently I had one that kind of took over my life for a few days. I’ve been trying different techniques to try and alleviate the pain and I recently came across a recommendation of a jalapeno juice shot. I tried this at Skyebird at The East End Market in Orlando several weeks ago. It is straight jalapeno juice. Wow. I have yet to try it with a headache though- anyone else have any experience with this?

{My Mizuno Enigma 5 shoes}

#Enigma5 Mizuno

I have a very busy fall schedule of races and traveling starting next week and my new Enigma 5 running shoes and my Asics will be going with me everywhere I go. The Mizunos were given to me as a promotion from Fit Fluential a few months ago and now I get to put them to good use in an actual race. Next week will be my first race since my foot surgery last December. Eek!

{Mochi Ice Cream}

Mochi Ice Cream Trader Joe's Beauty and the Beets

One of things I love the most about shopping at Trader Joe’s is all the unique items you can find. These Mochi Green Tea Ice Cream Balls were interesting.

Mochi Ice Cream Trader Joe's Beauty and the Beets 1

Kind of floury crust on the outside with green tea ice cream in the middle. I am looking forward to trying the different flavors.

{Pinot’s Palette}

Pinot's Palette Yelp Orlando Group

Last but not least- I have gotten hooked on these Pinot’s Palette classes. These group painting classes are so much fun. I went to my first one with a Yelp Elites Orlando group, then asked my step-Mom Sharon to go to a class with me. She loved it so much that she turned around and asked me to go to a class with her. And on a few weeks I am hosting my own event there for the Central Florida Lady Bloggers group. And I have a list of all the classes I am putting on my radar. I will soon have an entire wall in my house covered in my paintings. There are studios all over the country so sign up for a class near you! You will love it. This is not an affiliate link btw –> Pinot’s Palette

Here is a series of pictures, the progress of one of my paintings:

Zen Blossoms Pinot's Palette Beauty and the Beets (2)

Zen Blossoms Pinot's Palette Beauty and the Beets (3)

Zen Blossoms Pinot's Palette Beauty and the Beets (4)

Zen Blossoms Pinot's Palette Beauty and the Beets (5)

And the final result (with my Step-Mom Sharon):

Zen Blossoms Pinot's Palette Beauty and the Beets (1)

So happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone has a great weekend and I will see you all on Monday for Meatless Monday!

Keep It Simple Stupid – What I Ate Wednesday

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid. It’s a phrase that is used often for self help programs like substance recovery and weight loss regimes. That is my theme this week for What I Ate Wednesday. Often I try to come up with some elaborate meal plan on the weekends- trying new recipes and sampling new products. This week I kept it simple. Welcome to What I Ate Wednesday Saturday.


Chobani (5)

These Chobani Flip yogurts are sooooo good. Have you tried these? There are some great flavors but my favorite is the Key Lime Crumble. Sometimes I just eat these as a dessert but usually these are a quick and easy breakfast on my way out the door.


Caeser Salad Panera

Chad and I stopped at Panera. As I am gearing up for my own personal racing season I am trying to eat healthier. Panera for us is always a good choice. Not that my Caeser salad was the healthiest of choices but it’s better than most. And while I love the bread they serve with the salads, I always give that to Chad. I’m trying to do the healthy thing.

Frozen Lemonade Panera

And then I blew the healthy thing by ordering this tasty but sugary frozen lemonade. But it’s super hot outside and what is more refreshing than an ice cold frozen lemonade?


Salmon and sprouts Beauty and the Beets

Dinner at home. Fresh salmon with roasted broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Seriously, I roast vegetables just about every time we eat at home and I never tire of them. Especially broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

Roasted parmesan tomato Beauty and the Beets

However, it was this roasted tomato with shaved parmesan and breadcrumbs that stole the show. How I adore roasted tomatoes.

So this week was pretty boring but simple. I am joining the party at Peas and Crayons for the weekly What I Ate Wednesday fiesta. Share your own fiesta and check out what everyone else is eating.