Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Shop Spotlight: Clearly Kombucha


Today's post is all about Clearly Kombucha, a bright and colorful Kombucha company based out of the most colorful city, San Francisco! Clearly Kombucha prides itself on making the most delicious Kombucha that also happens to come in really fun flavors, like Chai Cola and Strawberry Hibiscus. Also, the packaging is to die for. I decided to pair these two yummy flavors with some other things that I love - sour candies! There's nothing like staying in and watching your favorite movie (or tv show) with a cold drink and some sugary treats.



I can't get over these pairings! The Strawberry Hibiscus reminds me of strawberry lemonade, while the Chai Cola has the right amount of exotic spice mixed with that familiar Coca Cola flavor we all know. SO GOOD.



Oh, and if you've never had Kombucha, get on it. Seriously! Kombucha is sparkling fermented tea, which means it's like having a flavored sparkling beverage that gives you health benefits! Kombucha is known for being a great probiotic/digestive healer, is good for increasing your immune system, and has way less sugar than soda, so you can feel like you're drinking one, but without having all of that added sugar that's not good for you!

You can find out more about Clearly Kombucha and where they carry it HERE
Cola and Strawberry Gummies from Lolli and Pops

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mini Donut Pancakes


Back when we were still all crazy about National Donut Day, I had a strange idea. As I was browsing for dinner options in the supermarket, I noticed those sinful boxes of frozen eggo pancakes in the frozen breakfast aisle, and then I remembered they made them in MINI version! So I took the box home, let it defrost for a while, and took one out to see what I could do with it. I haven't really seen or eaten one of these guys in a long time but I used to loooove them as a kid. So I punched a hole out of the middle of one of them, covered it with frosting, poured on a handful of sprinkles, and voila! Mini donut pancakes! They also look like mini donut bagels, too! In fact, more so like the bagels. These were actually SO easy to make and aren't they just adorable? Not half bad tasting, either! Here are the ingredients:

Punching a hole out with my thumb. Or you could use something like a small cookie cutter instead. Just be aware that they fall apart preeeetty easily, so use a light hand on it!
 

Laying down the frosting
 
And finally, the final product. I'm drooling just looking at them now.
 
  
I also thought it could be fun to make these as a special treat for a friend who could be celebrating a birthday or other life achievement. Just stick a pretty candle in there and you're good to go!
 

Now hop to the store and try these at home! <3

 Pretty plates purchased at Urbanic
Plates designed by Meri Meri