Five Things Friday #55

It’s Friday! What are you doing this weekend?

I am doing some relaxing this weekend after a busier than normal week so there’s nothing on the calendar and my books and couch are calling my name. I also plan to put in some hours working on the book, but besides that it’s a low-key weekend. That also means there will probably be a lot of food involved again.

Speaking of food, 4/5 of this week’s Five Things Friday is comprised of food. I don’t hate it.

1. Pumpkin O’s from Trader Joe’s

I first saw these on Susie’s blog and was intrigued. Then I saw them again and was won over (it doesn’t take much). I grabbed them on my last trip to TJ’s and have to say they are pretty delicious. My only problem is that I’ve been having them frequently with regular milk because I haven’t had time to make cashew milk (read:lazy), so my mouth has been happy but my stomach doth protest too much.

They have a similar consistency to Apple Jacks, but taste healthier and more like delicious pumpkin.


2.ย Peas Please by Peeled Snacks

As you may have seen on Instagram, Peeled Snacks sent me some samples of their new dried vegetable line. Neil and I already really enjoy their line of dried fruits, so I was intrigued by their foray into the vegetable space. There are three flavors: sea salt, garden herb, and southwest spice. So far I have only demolished the sea salt bag, but there’s always the weekend.

I like these because they are a great light snack that isn’t in the sweet sphere. Those are usually the types of snacks that I have lying around and after awhile it gets to be a bit much and I need to get back to my veggies. There’s also 5 g of protein in each serving!


3. Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Two pumpkin-flavored foods in one post? Yes, it’s basic. Yes, it’s delicious. Once the temperatures dropped, I whipped out the pumpkin spice for my homemade almond butter. It will probably be my staple until the weather warms up again. I still have yet to grab my one pumpkin spice latte of the season at Starbucks, but I’m sure it will be soon. I have to try it since they changed the formulation, and I’m hoping that it doesn’t taste like potpourri anymore.

If you’re looking for some other almond butter flavors, check out my amaretto and dark chocolate sea salt flavors!


4. Fresh Turmeric

I mix up my smoothies sometimes and one of my recipes involves fresh ginger and turmeric powder. I went to restock my ginger supply today and saw fresh turmeric there as well (on right), so I grabbed some. Yesterday’s smoothie involved chia, ALL THE GREENS, fresh lemon juice, ginger root, and turmeric root. GIVE ME ALL THE HEALTH.


5. Skitch by Evernote

You may remember that I lived under a rock for many years and didn’t know anything about snipping tool. ย Iย discovered it and my life was changed forever. Lately I have been using an even better tool called Skitch (please don’t tell me I’m super late to the party on this one too).

Skitch does the same thing as snipping tool, but once you capture your image, you are able to overlay graphics such as text, arrows, circles, and other magical things. This makes it a great tool for tutorial posts as you are able to screenshot an image and then highlight the portion you are talking about. I used it in my post about cloaking affiliate links if you want to see it in action.


If you are signed up for my book list, try and take some time to get your replies back to me by this Sunday. I’ll send out another reminder email this weekend as well. Again, thank you to all of you who are working on this with me!

I hope you all have a great weekend. What’s your forecast looking like?


  • Are you excited for fall?
  • What’s the best thing you ate this week?
  • What’s one non-food you are loving this week?


  1. September 18, 2015 / 7:26 am

    the best thing I ate this week was homemade Zucchini Lasagna with Hemp Heart Ricotta. I need to make it again so I can share the recipe. SO yummy!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 23, 2015 / 8:16 pm

      That sounds so fancy!

  2. September 18, 2015 / 7:38 am

    I drive by a Trader Joe’s every day on my way to and from work; I really need to stop by there today and pick up some of those Pumpkin O’s. Now that it’s getting to be late September, I need everything pumpkin in my life. I have getting back to you about the book on my to-do list so I don’t forget! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 23, 2015 / 8:16 pm

      You must! There’s lots of fancy pumpkin there

  3. September 18, 2015 / 10:57 am

    I am going to make my son who works at Trader Joes send me some of those Pumpkin O’s I have seen a lot of people using that app.
    have a great day
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  4. September 18, 2015 / 11:37 am

    I want those pea snacks! I’m always on the lookout for a healthier way to get my salty fix in. Because when I want salt, I WANT ALL THE SALT. Glad to hear you’re going to have a relaxing weekend! Can’t wait to shadow you tonight!!
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  5. September 18, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    Awesome! I need some fresh turmeric. That sounds like a good idea and I love everything turmeric already. Happy Friday!
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  6. Alli
    September 18, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Do you put pumpkin in your spiced almond butter? Or just the spices?

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 18, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Just the spices. I tried actual pumpkin one time and it was a horrible mess haha

  7. September 19, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    The best thing I ate this week was a homemade veggie soup I made for myself a few days ago. I’ve had a cold and it was the perfect thing to help me feel better!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 25, 2015 / 6:49 am

      That sounds magical. Now that the weather is getting cooler I keep thinking about delicious warm meals!

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 24, 2015 / 8:11 am

      And delicious!

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