Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Everyday Detox // A Review

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Everyday Detox is possibly my new favorite cook book. For someone who has sensitivities to gluten and dairy, this book was a life safer. Not only is it packed full of amazing recipes, but it is loaded with very helpful tips about clean eating. I feel that when people hear someone talk about clean eating, the term kind of scares them or makes it sound like something that is going to cost them a lot of money. But clean eating doesn't need to cost you an arm and a leg! Plus, the benefits of clean eating and how good you will feel because of it, are totally worth it :) 

The recipes in this book were all surprisingly pretty simple and don't call for too many ingredients. As previously mentioned I steer clear or gluten and dairy, and this book has so many delicious desert recipes in it that don't contain either of those things which to me seems like a miracle!

If you're interest in clean eating, this book is for you. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Coffee::..

Monday, August 10, 2015

Good morning to you! Long time no musings! These past two weeks have been full of road trips, friends, surprises, and french fries. I will post about my adventures sometime soon, but for now I want to share something else.
I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart and yours, I assume.

Think you know what I'm about to talk about?
If you guessed coffee..... you're right!

Never have I ever drank more coffee than I have these past two weeks. But I am not complaining one bit! I don't think I ever really liked coffee until I went to college, and depended on it to get me through those long days and even longer nights. The group of friends I stumbled upon are all coffee crazy, which fed my new found love for it as well. That being said, I've never been very cultured when it comes to coffee. I didn't know the difference between good coffee, O-K coffee, and bad coffee. To me, coffee was coffee. But let me tell you, that has changed quite a bit. I find myself being more picky about what kind of coffee I buy when I am out, and being more judgmental about kinds that I try and do not like. 

Cities are the best places to find new coffee shops. Over the last two weeks two of my best friends came and visited Pittsburgh and I showed them all the best places and tried some I never have before. My go-to drink is always a latte. Whether it's just a plain latte or maybe a hazelnut, caramel, or vanilla one. I love latte's. I always get coffee with soy milk(because of allergies) in it if it is offered at that shop. I made the mistake a few weeks ago of getting a hazelnut latte with almond milk..... sounds pretty good, right? Wrong. So wrong. I felt like I had put a handful of unsalted nuts in my mouth and I just couldn't get that taste away. It was icky. But it helped me realize that almond milk and hazelnut flavoring do not pair well together! I'm a firm believer in trying new things, always. So whenever I go out I like to at least try and branch out and try new drinks or new flavors that I never have tried before.

Do you like to try new things? Or do you have a favorite, staple coffee in your life from a specific place that you love? I would love to hear your coffee stories and check out your favorite shops, so please... share with me! :)

If you're ever in Pittsburgh, definitely check out these shops. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Happy Monday, everyone! 

~ May your coffee be strong, and your Monday short ~

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