Friday Faves

Friday is here with another edition of Friday faves. This week, I’m at the helm showing you some of my favorite things that I’m loving this week so without further ado:

PORK RIBS – In my search to find new cuts of meat and recipes, I picked up some pork ribs and one of our members, PJ, gave me a wonderful sugar-free bar-b-q spice rub that I tried out. I’ve never had a spice rubbed anything so this was a pleasant surprise. These were amazing the day after as leftovers when I sliced the ribs and put it in a stir fry with the next item. (woah, great segway, eh?)

SAUCY LIPS ZESTY CILANTRO SAUCE – I came across this company on Instagram and am in LOVE with their zesty cilantro sauce. I’m obviously not in the ‘cilantro tastes like soap’ group! If you are, skip on down to the next thing. I’ve been using this on my eggs every morning, in stir fries, and on anything that I’m cooking that needs a little extra oomph! We arranged for a 25% off code (EVERYDAYWHOLE) for our members but haven’t released it to everyone just yet as we’re still reviewing their other sauces.

MANDOLINE – Oh, my lovely, lovely super sharp mandoline—how I love thee! I mean, look at my fancy potatoes! I got one a few months ago at Home Goods and the bottom was misplaced by my dear hubby who didn’t know what it was. I ended up finding it but not after I bought another one on Amazon which I’m loving too!

I always run a red onion through it to have them on hand for my breakfast. I usually throw mushroom and onions into my eggs. I use it on cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, zucchini, and summer squash. It comes with interchangeable blades so I end up also using the grater and julienne ones too—it cuts my prep time and because of it, my fridge has been stocked with pre-cut veggies!

FRENCH PRESS – Wanna feel super classy? Dig out a French press and a fancy mug! I love using mine on days where I have time to actually sit down and savour my coffee. I was a bit hesitant buying one because I know how much coffee/water I need to use in my coffee maker and this is different. However, the internet has all the answers—this handy little ratio calculator will help sort that out. These are always available at Home Goods and similar places or you can grab one on Amazon.

GLASS CONTAINERS – I’ve been embracing a move towards glass and tossing out a lot of my plastic containers. I have a Bentgo glass bento lunch box that I’m using a lot to pack lunches—it’s been a great replacement for those plastic three compartment containers that I’ve been using. I have a few more glass containers that I’m using as well but this is by far my fav!

So, like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things. We’ve been on a Sound of Music kick at home, can you tell? I’ve been humming this song for the last couple of days while I’ve been writing this! Enjoy the weekend and the song!