Friday, August 4, 2023

Five on Friday - August 4, 2023 ~ The Seven Year Slip Book Review, July Month of Vegetarian and Pescatarian Food, Fairmont Trip, Thrifting in Invermere, and the Barbie Movie

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a great week! We got back from holidays and then jumped right in a busy week! 


The Good Food meals were received in exchange for a post - this post contains affiliate links

I'm always going to be excited to share books I love on here and I've read some great ones this Summer - my next 4.5 star read is The Seven Year Slip by Ashley PostonI've been a big fan of Ashley Poston, but as she's stepped in to adult romance, I've loved her books even more - she's got a really approachable writing style and this built up so well. It is set both in the present day as well as seven years in the past. 

This is an adult romance (but I would put this in the tamer department in terms of spice, and I enjoyed the focus on the story and characters more). Our main character finds herself grieving the loss of her Aunt and moving in to her apartment, when the apartment surprises her and brings her back in time 7 years - she meets someone and they have a whirlwind Summer romance, but he's already experienced it, and she is meeting him simultaneously in the past and present. I loved our characters, their story, and their connection! It also had a big focus on food and love the quote of "finding romance in chocolate and love in lemon pie". Really enjoyed this one!


It's been a year and a half since I went vegetarian and I've been enjoying sharing my veggie meals. I hope that you guys have been enjoying seeing all the recipes and veggie meal ideas! I'm not preachy about going vegetarian, but I do think everyone should reduce their meat consumption, so even if one day a week you want to do meatless Monday, hoping you will find some good suggestions! Also, I'm also going to include some of my eating out meals instead of just cooked for a little more inspiration if you are looking to eat vegetarian while out! 
(Also, this month there are a few pescatarian meals in here as I eat fish and seafood once in a while!)

-Good Food Burst Cherry Tomato Tortellini
-Good Food Kimchi & Asian Green Topped Sweet Potatoes
-Giant Frosted Strawberry Pop Tart (recipe by Broma Bakery)
-Vegetarian Chilli and Asian Crunch Salad
-Good Food Roasted Beet, Feta & Pistachio Quinoa Bowls
-Crunchwrap Supremes with Beyond Meat and Lentils
-Appy night on the road with Chips and Dip, Hardboiled Eggs and Fruit
-Ciabatta Sandwich with Pesto, Arugula, Tomatoes, and Vegan Gouda 
-Costco Salad with Seared Tilapia and Garlic Bread
-Pink Oyster Mushrooms, Salad and Focaccia Bread 
-Veggie Quesadillas and Guacamole 
-Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
-Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
-Portobello Burger with Veggie Fries and Corn
-Breakfast Tacos with Eggs, Sprouts and Cheese
-Vegetable Samosas 
-Egg Waffles and Fruit Salad
-Taco Salad with Beyond Meat and Black Beans
-Assorted Sushi
-Coconut Yogurt with Granola and Banana
-Egg Salad toast
-"BLT" with airfried Portobello 

So many good picks this month - plus, lots not shown! I was away from home a lot this month and well taken care of with so many great veggie options! 

I do have 100 credits for boxes up to $72 to give out - please comment your email, send my a dm on instagram or email me and I will send you the link (since it's limited I won't just post it here!)


We spent the week with our whole family in Fairmont - it was wild and crazy and so much fun! The highlight for me was the creek hot springs, shopping with family, kayaking, games and so many great times. We survived 7 of us with 4 kids all together and had a great time! 


One of my favourite things about going in to Invermere is the thrifting - it's a whole production, the thrift store is open Thurs - Sat, so you line up for opening on Thursday for all the deals! Then there are 5 consignment/thrift shops all in a couple of blocks of each other - it's a few hour affair with a coffee from the bakery and it's so much fun! 


I finally got to see the Barbie movie - it was great! I know there is mixed reviews; but I loved the message - I loved the anti-patriarchy message, and I loved all the barbies and the casting was amazing! I had a whole Barbie night with my sister-in-law with pink dresses, drinks, champagne and the works. 

I hope you all have a great weekend! 

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