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June 2015 Stitch Fix #9

Tired of digging around retail stores for clothing? Sign up for your own personal stylist with Stitch Fix and get real style advice and clothes catered to you.

Stitch Fix

It’s been 2 months since my last Stitch Fix which means a new box has arrived! I signed up for fixes to arrive every other month since it fit better with my needs and budget but you can adjust as you prefer to twice a month, every month or only get them when you request, even if it’s only once a year. Once a fix arrives, you have 3 days to try it all on and if you keep all 5 items you get 25% off! For more details on Stitch Fix and how it works, check out my post from December 2014.

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The great thing about this fix is that it arrived just in time before I head off to the west coast. I’m heading to LA for my nephew Griffin’s 1st birthday and then to San Juan off the coast of Seattle with my childhood friends celebrating our collective 30th birthdays. So let’s see what my stylist, Lana, sent me!

Side note: Other than the necklace I received in this fix, the jewelry I am wearing (Loren Hope palmer necklace, House of Harlow 1960 thin arrow bangles, Gorjana azra studs) from Rocksbox which is similar to Stitch Fix but it is strictly for jewelry. Want to try it out? For a free month (no strings attached for real) use code: ERINBFF367.
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Smoky Chipotle Quinoa Burgers

Need burgers that will satisfy meatatarians, vegetarians, and gluten-free appetites? Then you need this easy recipe for smoky chipotle quinoa burgers.

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Gardening with #OXOSpringGardening

OXO is always looking out for us with great tools to tackle various tasks, and now you can bring them into your gardening whether it be indoor potted plants or an outdoor garden. 

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April 2015 Stitch Fix #8

Having your own personal stylist isn’t just for the rich and famous. Sign up for Stitch Fix and get real style advice for real people.

Stitch Fix

It’s Stitch Fix time again! I signed up for fixes to arrive every other month and it’s like opening presents for Christmas/Birthdays 6 months a year. Fun part was my birthday is actually right around the corner so I was excited to see what items I may be able to wear to celebrate the big 3-0. For more details on Stitch Fix and how it works, check out my post from December 2014. Otherwise, let’s dig in!

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Side note: Other than the spoon necklace, the jewelry I am wearing is from Rocksbox which is a similar service as Stitch Fix but is strictly for jewelry. Want to try it out? For a free month (no string attached for real) use the code ERINBFF367.
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Eggplant Tofu in Garlic Sauce

Whether or not you eat kosher or vegetarian, all flavor palettes can enjoy this eggplant and tofu stir fry with a garlic sauce.

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Spring Salad with Grapes and Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese

Get ready for spring with my favorite herb salad dressing paired with a simple salad of mixed spring greens, sliced grapes, and goat cheese coated in chopped pistachios.

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February 2015 Stitch Fix #7

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Stitch Fix

It’s Stitch Fix time again! I don’t shop much beyond groceries and crafty things these days so it’s fun to get this box in the mail. What I like best is that you can pick how frequently they arrive from as frequently as once a month to as little as only when you ask for one. Right now I am thinking every other month may suit me. For more details on Stitch Fix and how it works, check out my post from December 2014. Otherwise, let’s dig in!

Side note: Stick through the entire post and you’ll also get a chance for a free month of another fun fashion service – Rocksbox.

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December 2014 Stitch Fix #6

Having your own personal stylist isn’t just for the rich and famous. Sign up for Stitch Fix and get real style advice for real people.

Stitch Fix

The first time I heard about Stitch Fix over a year ago I signed up immediately. Haven’t heard of it before? Simply put it is an online styling service. You create an online profile by answering questions to help define your style, link to some of your Pinterest style boards so they know what your tastes are and then leave the rest to the stylists! Based from this information, they send 5 items that get delivered right to your door either once a month or whenever you want one – there’s no subscription. For example, after 5 fixes I hadn’t ordered another fix in a year but this month I jumped back on board for fix #6 with the prospect of my new job and to snag a couple new items for the colder climate to which I am moving.

Once the items arrive, you have 3 days to try everything on and figure out what you want to keep. Want to send a few things back? Toss everything into the provided prepaid USPS envelope and drop it in the mail. Want to keep a few things? Log onto your stitch fix profile and check out. The total amount gets deducted off your credit card with a receipt sent to your inbox. And if you keep everything you get 25% off the total!

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Great things about this service:

I tend to get bored with what retail stores have to offer and it’s refreshing to find new items that I cannot find anywhere else.

Online shopping is already my primary method of shopping, and it’s so easy to return any unwanted items.

You can leave comments about each item, and the more feedback you leave, the more info the stylists have to use, the better your box gets.

You can pick your price points. I selected the “the cheaper the better” price option. But if you are looking to splurge on a particular item you can choose what you are most comfortable with.

The stylists really do look at your Pinterest style boards if you provide one. I pinned a couple items from the Stich Fix blog and actually received one of those very items in my next box!

Things to be aware of for this service:

Before your fix is shipped, you do pay a $20 styling fee. This is the cost for the stylists to pick clothes, box them up and ship them. But that money is not lost! If you decide to keep anything from your fix, $20 gets applied towards your total. I have yet to not like at least one thing in my box and therefore have never seen that $20 go wasted.

Sometimes you get hits, sometimes you get huge misses, and sometimes they have been so spot on I already owned something similar and had to return it anyway. This is where the feedback when you checkout is very important – tell your stylist what you did or did not like.

The only thing I don’t like it not being able to exchange items for a different size. While they do a great job sending things in your indicated size, some brands fit differently. It doesn’t happen often but so far two items I have really liked were not quite the right size. There’s a slight chance they might have the other size in stock, but so far no such luck. Of those two items, one I kept anyway and the other I had altered.

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Ready to see what I got this month? This months box is the best I have received thus far (which is why I joined in on the trend of sharing my fixes on my blog like many others). Here goes…
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Apple Pie Cookies

Cookies or apple pie? Now you don’t have to decide between the two because you can have them both at the same time with these fresh apple pie cookies.

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Since today is National Dessert Day it seemed fitting to share a dessert recipe, but I decided one dessert wasn’t enough. Introducing “Dessert Mash-Ups” from Dorothy Kern, the mastermind behind Crazy for Crust, with 52 creative recipes combining your favorite desserts – Blueberry Muffin Waffles, Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast, Mint Chip Truffles, Oatmeal Cookie Cheesecake Bars, Snickers Cake Roll, Banana Cream Pie Dip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Toffee Bark, etc.

Dessert Mash-Ups

With is being apple season I jumped on the apple pie cookies. You cannot go wrong with cinnamon cookie cups with apple-pie filling and I bet you could change up the fruit in the middle depending on the season. I’m dreaming of blueberries and I happen to have some frozen from the summer’s haul. But for now let’s focus on apples and apple pie in miniature cookie form.

What’s your favorite two-in-one dessert combo?

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One year ago: Pumpkin Spice Brownies

Three years ago: Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate with Oreo Crumbs
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Spinach and Feta Chicken Rollatini & Cookbook Giveaway

Chicken rollatini is easier to make than it looks. This version is stuffed with spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes and coated with almond flour.

Prevention RD Cooking and Baking with Almond Flour

I’ve been following Prevention RD for awhile and had the pleasure of reviewing Nicole’s first cookbook, Everyday Healthy Cooking, and was excited to get my hands on her second installment, Cooking and Baking with Almond Flour. Although I do not have a gluten allergy/intolerance I do have some close friends who are and I find myself playing with almond flour more often. In her newest cookbook, Nicole provides gluten-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and between-meal snacks. Recipes include honey-almond granola clusters, banana nut waffles, caprese quinoa bake with balsamic reduction, cranberry pumpkin bread, meyer lemon–raspberry cupcakes, key lime pie bites, and many more.

Similar to her first cookbook, Nicole also includes Cook’s Comments, Fun Facts, and Nutrition Notes that teach readers how to adjust portion sizes, make heavy recipes “light,” and convert recipes for non-gluten-free friends. In addition, each recipe includes nutrition information including the amounts of calories, carbohydrates, and fats.

And guess what? I’m also giving away a copy of her cookbook to one lucky reader! Enter using the Rafflecopter located at the end of this post.

Spinach and Feta Chicken Rollatini

The first recipe I tried was the lemon bars. I was super excited because I have never made regular lemon bars, let alone gluten-free. Unfortunately the crust floated to the top when I poured the filling over it and although it still tasted wonderful it was not very pretty. I’m not entirely sure what I did wrong except maybe I did not bake the crust long enough.

The second recipe I tried is the one I am sharing with you. Chicken breasts are stuffed with spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes then coated with an almond flour-Parmesan mixture. It was a no-fail recipe both in execution and flavor. I am a huge fan of nut-crusted chicken and the nutty flavor that it adds – so much better than regular bread crumbs.

One year ago: Lighter Chicken Parmesan

Two years ago: Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Three years ago: Apple Butter Granola
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