Today I am going to be doing a review of the clothing and accessory rental service Rent the Runway. Please note that this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to give an honest review. I’ve used this service, the unlimited service specifically, for over a year now. This really ties into my Buy Less, Buy Better philosophy because basically you’re not buying anything. It’s the sharing economy, but for clothing…..now wait, if sharing clothes freaks you out, everything is always very clean before it gets to you and you’re not sharing personal items like underwear or bathing suits, which would be very gross.
Here are some pros and cons of using Rent the Runway that I’ve experienced during the past year.
- You Get 3 Different Items at a Time– the 3 items can be anything from jewelry, handbags, dressed, to jackets and coats. I use it mostly for dresses and outfits for specific events. it’s been great for me because I go to a lot of events here in LA. I was becoming so unhappy with what I had in my closet and I could never find what I wanted in the stores exactly when I needed it. Rent the Runway has been great for this reason.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that many of my recipes are Mexican inspired. One item that has been really hard for me to find when I go out to eat is gluten-free chicken with mole sauce. I posted a photo of my finished Chicken Mole dish and someone asked “what is mole?”, well according to Wikipedia:
Mole is the generic name for a number of sauces originally used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. Outside Mexico, it often refers specifically to mole poblano.
I was trying to make something different for dinner and I found a package of Urban Accents Santa Fe Mole in my cabinet, it was the perfect thing. The sauce was very easy to make and I made some simple white rice and sautéed spinach with pine nuts to go with it. I must say that I was very surprised with how good the Mole turned out. My husband and I like things spicy, so often times we find recipes and spice packets to be too bland for us, this one was just right. I will definitely buy and make this again meal. Here are some photos:… Read Full Post
I posted my first Facebook live video yesterday and I have to say it was fun! I did a review of a new wholefood protein shake from Purition. They are based out of the UK and you can find their products on Amazon. Purition sent me a sample pack and I decided to my review live on Facebook, you can view the video below or go to: https://www.facebook.com/glutenfreeavenger
This protein powder is not the usual protein powder/ shake mix you think of, it’s made with ground nuts, coconut and whey protein, making it much more substantial and filling than the average protein powder. It also doesn’t hide behind a lot of sweeteners for flavor, but you will get hints of almond and coconut (at least in the almond flavor I tried). This wholefood take on a protein shake may scare away some people that are used to more processed foods, but it’s perfect for those looking for a healthy quick meal or meal replacement option.
According the the Purition website (https://www.purition.co.uk/):
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Many common ailments begin as a result of eating highly processed foods, which have low nutritional value, are high in bad fats and low in soluble fiber. We believe a healthy digestive system is crucial for your overall health as it is the mechanism, which converts food into fuel and supplies the energy to power our body and resist disease.
My article titled “Gluten Freedom” can be seen in the January edition of Focus Magazine. In the article I outline my 10 favorite places to eat out in Los Angeles, you may have also see a similar post I did about this last month too. Here is the article below, (click to see a larger version):