What I Am Loving Lately – September 2016

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Hi there! Happy Friday!

Who’s ready for the weekend? I know I am. I’m looking forward to some yummy home-cooked meals and relaxing on the couch with my favorite human and pup.
It’s time for my monthly post What I Am Loving Lately, where I round up my favorite things, both food-related and not! I hope you guys like these posts because I have a lot of fun sharing them with you.

Let’s get to it!



What I'm Loving Lately ll Honey Promo Code Finder ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Whenever I buy anything online I always google “xyz Promo Code” (the xyz being the name of the store). There are so many coupon and promo codes floating around out there, that usually I am bound to find something that works, even if it’s just 10% off or free shipping.

I read about Honey in a Buzzfeed article back in May, and I immediately installed it into my browser. Honey does the coupon and promo code searching for you, so you don’t have to spend time googling around. All you do is install it into your browser, and whenever you are about to check out of an online store, click on Honey and it will automatically begin searching for qualifying promo codes. If anything works it applies the code directly to your order. Magic!

Admittedly, there are some cases where it doesn’t pick up on a promo code that I know exists, but for the most part it’s awesome. Definitely get it if you’re a bargain shopper like me.


Lenny’s Deli

What I'm Loving Lately ll Lenn'y Deli Westwood Los Angeles Pastrami Sandwich ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I was recently invited in for a meal by the amazing team at Lenny’s Deli in Westwood, Los Angeles. Travis and I were so excited because we both LOVE deli food. Surprisingly, neither of us had heard of Lenny’s, but when I looked it up I saw that it’s a Los Angeles institution.

When we walked into Lenny’s, it was packed, so I immediately knew that we hit the deli jackpot! Travis and I ordered a bowl of matzoh ball soup, a hot pastrami sandwich on rye, and potato pancakes to share. In typical deli fashion, there was more than enough food for the both of us — the soup in particular was HUGE — and everything was delicious. The pastrami was lean, but so flavorful and the matzoh balls were the perfect texture. They also had a big bakery in the front of the store, but we were too full for dessert after our meal. Just another reason to go back soon!


Under Sink Organizer

What I'm Loving Lately ll Under Sink Organizer ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Recently, I’ve been on a rampage to organize every square inch of our apartment. I’ve always loved to organize (everything musttttttttt be put in its place!), but I think this time I’ve taken it to a new extreme (more on that in another post).

After being sick of bottles and cleaning supplies being thrown all over the place under our kitchen sink, I purchased this under the sink organizer from Amazon. The assembly was very easy (and this is coming from someone who dreads assembling anything), and it’s seriously helped reduce clutter under our sink. I love that you can move the shelves around to fit your specific sink, since everyone’s plumbing is different.

(Am I officially 80 years old because I get excited about sink organizers…?)



What I'm Loving Lately ll Peanut Butter Barnana ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I am embarrassed to tell you how many packages of Barnanas I’ve gone through in the last two months. I’m so obsessed. Each bag contains small pieces of dehydrated bananas coated in various delicious flavors.

The peanut butter and coffee flavors are my favorites! If you love the combination of banana and peanut butter, you will love the PB Barnanas! I usually have 1-2 of these after a savory meal, and it always hits the spot and curbs my need for any other dessert. I buy the bulk pack on Amazon (#SomeoneHelpMe), but you can also find them at Whole Foods.


Sword and Scale

What I'm Loving Lately ll Sword and Scale ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I am so late to the podcast game. After getting hooked on Serial (about 10 months after everyone else), I set out to find other similar crime podcasts. I’ve always enjoyed crime books, movies and TV shows, so my taste in podcasts is no different.

I came across Sword and Scale and loved it after one episode. Admittedly, some of the topics are too gruesome for my taste (we’re talking about people doing some pretty horrible things), so I skip over those ones. Each episode follows the story of a crime, some you’ve heard of and others you haven’t, and they use real interviews and clips to explain the details of the case. Also, the narrator, Mike Boudet, has a fabulous voice that I could listen to all day.

If you’re into true crime, I highly recommend this one. Unless of course, you’ve been listening to it for years, and again I am just way behind the times.


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  • Miri
    September 24, 2016 - 9:11 am | Permalink

    Loved this post, Rachie. Please save us some Barnanas

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      September 24, 2016 - 11:17 am | Permalink

      I will! Can’t wait to see you soon!

  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    September 29, 2016 - 1:11 pm | Permalink

    This is exactly what I needed!! I JUST finished serial (also late to the game) and I was looking for a new podcast.

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      September 29, 2016 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

      OH GOOD! Warning…it gets gory. Hahaha.

  • Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet
    November 15, 2016 - 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Deli noms for the win! I work at a deli so I’m a bit partial to OUR matzoh ball soup and pastrami 😉 but I’m so glad you enjoyed!

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