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Meet Bulu Box

I’ve written about a few subscription boxes in the past, and recently I got the chance to review a fitness one!  Meet Bulu Box.

Bulu Box is a monthly subscription service specializing in new vitamins, supplements, and other healthy products on the market. You get sent some samples along with special discounts and coupons, and each month you’ll receive different stuff. As an added bonus, you can write a review of your box and it’s contents for rewards points, which can be applied to purchasing a full size product of your choice. Pretty cool huh?

meet bulu boxHere’s a rundown of what was in my Bulu Box:

  • Quest Protein Powder – admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the bars but the protein powder was great in a smoothie. Plus, peanut butter flavor is always a win in my book.
  • MovIt Energy Gummies – I normally use Honey Stinger chews on my long runs, but these were a nice way to change it up.
  • Earth’s Care Anti-Itch Cream – I got this box just after getting bit by a few mosquitoes so this cream arrived at just the right time!
  • Mediterra Bar – I hadn’t tried a savory bar before, and I really liked it! It was sundried tomato and basil and made the perfect afternoon snack.
  • Yerba Prima Fiber – This was my least favorite of the box. Fiber supplements just aren’t my thing.

Now the fun stuff. For a short time only, get 50% off a 3-month subscription to Bulu Box with code SWEATPINK.  That’s only $15 for 3 months, which I consider to be a steal!

As a Sweat Pink ambassador I was given a free Bulu Box in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Brunch at SeaLegs Wine Bar

A couple of months ago Karla and I decided that the only way to proper celebrate our last long run of half marathon training was to treat ourselves to a delicious brunch.  We decided to have our celebratory brunch at SeaLegs Wine Bar after stumbling upon a groupon that included an entrée and bottomless mimosas for $15.

Our brunch was set for 11 AM, and after running 11 tough miles that included a strong headwind, almost getting attacked by poodles and aggressive transients on PCH, we were more than ready to get our grub on.  And apparently we weren’t the only ones as the line to have brunch at SeaLegs Wine Bar was out the door when we got there.  Thankfully Karla made reservations and we were seated right away.

brunch at sealegs wine bar champagneAs promised, our meal started with champagne and orange juice, which was a nice way to start brunch while we perused the menu.

The Englishman (who is also training for the Big Sur Half) decided to get things started on the right foot by ordering the “donut of the day” which was a chocolate maple bacon donut.

brunch at sealegs wine bar donutSince I have such a high standard for donuts (thank you Sidecar), I didn’t end up sampling it but he said it was tasty, however not on the same level as Sidecar’s donuts.  Noted.

For my entrée, since the runger (it’s a word I swear) was in full force, I went with the Vegetarian Omelette which came with kale, mushrooms, and truffle oil with a side of roasted potatoes.  I also ordered an extra side of avocado and fruit, because why not?

brunch at sealegs wine bar veggie omeletteI was pleasantly surprised at the portion size of my dish.  The omelette was cooked perfectly and was nice and filling, and the potatoes were a great compliment.

Karla followed suit and ordered the shrimp omelette which I did not try but will seriously consider ordering the next time I have brunch at SeaLegs Wine Bar.

brunch at sealegs wine bar seafood omeletteKarla’s boyfriend Jesse got the Chilaquiles, which included braised chicken and a poached egg over tortilla chips.  I couldn’t partake because of the corn component, but everyone else raved about them.

brunch at sealegs wine bar chilaquesI had told the Englishman there was a chicken and waffles dish which he immediately ordered.  The verdict was it was good and possibly better than famous Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles which is a pretty high compliment.

brunch at sealegs wine bar wafflesThe only knock I would give SeaLegs is that the service was a little slow and it looked like dishes were coming out at inconsistent times.  I do love the venue and their extensive wine list, so I think I’ll be back for happy hour and some tapas.

We all left brunch feeling pleasantly full and then proceeded to have post run/brunch naps, which is one of the best things about half marathon training.

Thanks Karla and Jesse for being such fabulous brunch companions!

Winder Farms

We go through produce like nobody’s business in our house.  I’m constantly snacking on some sort of fruit and always try to have a vegetable packed dinner.  So when Winder Farms reached out and asked if I would like to try a grocery delivery including a CSA box, I jumped at the chance.

winder farms csa boxWinder Farms is a premier grocery delivery service that recently began serving Orange County (they are already well established in Nevada and Utah).  The goal of Winder Farms is to provide high quality farm fresh food as well as other natural and organic products such as milk, eggs, cheese and pasta to name a few.

For my free delivery, I requested a CSA box filled some produce from local farms in the area as well as a few other staples to try such as almond milk and eggs.  When the Winder Farms delivery arrived on my doorstep, I was as excited as a kid on Christmas morning.

winder farms csa box1 The CSA box had an abundance of fresh produce including lettuce, kale, eggplant, onion, watermelon, carrots, spinach, herbs, melon and radishes.  And the company certainly lives by their “farm fresh” motto as you could tell the carrots had literally just been pulled from the ground.  Love that.

Winder Farms Product boxIn addition to the CSA box, we also got a few bags with kitchen staples including milk, almond milk, chocolate milk, eggs, cheese, wheat bread, bacon, pasta and a frozen chicken dinner.

For our first Winder Farms delivery meal we decided to cook up the ravioli and top it with some fresh herbs.

Winder Farms RavioliThe ravioli came from a local shop in CA and topping it with fresh herbs was an excellent decision.

I also used the eggs, kale and onion to make a frittata, almond milk in my oatmeal, and enjoyed many slices of the watermelon.  Thank you again Winder Farms for the excellent delivery.  I will definitely be doing this again in the future!

The Winder Farms grocery delivery service is perfect for anyone who wants farm fresh items delivered to their door.  It’s convenient, and you can choose exactly what you want delivered to your house each week.  All deliveries are guaranteed before 8am, so you don’t have to worry about your groceries sitting outside your house all day.

If you are interested in signing up for Winder Farms delivery service, please visit www.winderfarms.com.

 

Happy Vegan/Gluten-Free Thanksgiving from The Spot Gourmet

Thanksgiving is next week (!!) which means its time for good food and celebrating with your family and friends.  Traditionally turkey is a star component of a Thanksgiving meal, but if you are looking to have a very vegan Thanksgiving or even a gluten-free one, The Spot Gourmet has all you LA-area residents covered.

The Spot Gourmet is a catering company that is offering delicious gluten-free and vegan menus for Thanksgiving this year.

For a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving, enjoy a mixed green salad with pomegranates, pecans, cranberries and goat cheese along with some delicious maple glazed turkey and cranberry chutney.  Of course, no meal is complete without some side dishes and this meal comes with delicious mashed yams made with bourbon, brown sugar and butter, a wild rice salad and a kohlrabi, beet and carrot slaw.  Last but not least, a flourless chocolate cake for dessert, all for $195 (serves 8-10).

If you are looking for a Vegan Thanksgiving, the vegan meal deal comes with cherry tomatoes and hearts of palm, the same mixed green salad as the gluten-free menu (minus the goat cheese), a delightful butternut squash, mushroom and spinach lasagna, roasted brussels sprouts with a pomegranate glaze, and a holiday wild rice salad, all for $168 (serves 8-10).

If you don’t want to order a full gluten-free or vegan feast, you can order select a la carte items off Spot Gourmet’s traditional Thanksgiving menu that can be made vegan or gluten-free upon request.

Get your Thanksgiving orders in by Monday, 11/19 by calling The Spot Gourmet at (818) 861- 7335 or email: info@thespotgourmet.com.

Happy Eating!