Episode 008: Our Favorite Things, Girl Crushes, & Not-So-Favorite Foods

Today’s episode is all about our FAVORITE things!! Hopefully, you sang that in the voice of Oprah Winfrey. Unlike Oprah’s Favorite Things, we don’t have a car to give away, but we DO have an unlimited supply of cheesy jokes! For this episode, we decided to keep things nice and easy, or “funky” as Rachel calls it. We work our way through a list of 25 of things that make our hearts sing! From favorite books, tv shows to binge watch, and even our favorite Spice Girl, we cover it all.

But first, we decided to make things really hard on ourselves and do a taste-test of our LEAST favorite things. Who does that?! Dietitian podcasters do, that’s who!

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Rachel’s least favorite foods: Black olives, cow’s milk, and horseradish

Erinn’s least favorite foods: Liverwurst (aka, Braunschweiger), tapioca pudding, pickled red beets

These are some of our favorite things!

P.S We won’t have all of our answers listed below, but make sure to listen in to hear them all! P.P.S We think these questions would be fun to ask at a party.

1. Food (besides pizza and tacos)

2. Go-to outfit
Erinn loves Loft Skinny Curvy Jeans and Clarks Wedge Sandals

Rachel loves Tieks

3. Celebrity girl crush
Erinn’s crushes – Ashley Graham & Hayley Atwell
Rachel’s crushes – Ruby Rose & Carrie Brownstein

4. On-the-go snack

5. Mom advice
Rachel’s mom says, “Don’t pay attention to the size on the tag of your clothes.”
Erinn’s mom says, “You don’t have to do everything in your twenties.”

6. Quote about food
Rachel’s fave, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
Erinn’s fave, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded goal, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R Tolkien

7. Book
Erinn- Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck
Rachel- The Giver by Lois Lowry

8. Podcast
Rachel – Spilled Milk
Erinn – Ana Faris is Unqualified

9. Blog
Rachel- Orangette and The Wednesday Chef
Erinn- 101 Cookbooks

10. Travel destination

11. Way to exercise
Rachel – Indoor Cycling (Cycle Bar McCormick Ranch and Cycle Avenue in Gilbert are two faves!)
Erinn – Barre3 (online and the Scottsdale location!)

12. Secret beauty habit

13. Way to relax

14. Way to waste time

15. Store to browse
Rachel loves Zara and Madewell
Erinn loves Tuesday Morning and La Grande Orange
They both love Target too, duh!

16. Show on Netflix/to binge-watch

Rachel’s shows- 

Grace and Frankie

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Erinn’s shows- 

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17. Weird habit

18. Memory from childhood

19. Color

20. Person to follow on Instagram
Rachel- Chrissy Teigen
Erinn- Hot Girls Eating Pizza

21. Ice cream flavor
Rachel- Green tea
Erinn- Vanilla (with rainbow sprinkles)

22. Current favorite song
Erinn- “Send My Love to Your New Lover,” by Adele
Rachel- “Shots and Squats ft Tham Sway,” by Vigiland

23. Item in your house
Rachel’s coffee table from Kelsey Wharton
Erinn’s memory foam mattress from Yoga Bed

24. Time of day
Take a guess at who likes the crack of dawn and who is a night owl!

25. Holiday

BONUS ROUND: Spice Girl!!

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Episode 007: Weird Potato Chips, Rapping & Minimalism

Today’s episode is all about living simply and the topic of the moment, minimalism! We discuss how we’ve incorporated minimalism into our lives, how these practices relate to overall health, and how we minimize the clutter in not just our homes and our closets, BUT ALSO our minds. We started things off with a not-so-minimal potato chip TASTE TEST, where we sampled 6 (really) different flavors (cheese plate style) and ranked our favorites.

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On the Table Chat scale of “Flavor Awesomeness/Least Offensive”, we both ended up liking the same flavor! Here is a list of what we tried:

Lay’s Southern Biscuits & Gravy
Lay’s Dill Pickle
Kettle Brand Maple Bacon
Deep River Snacks Aged Cheddar Horseradish
Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger
Trader Joe’s Ghost Pepper

We also talked about our weird childhood rituals of purging our bedrooms of unnecessary clutter and being mini-minimalists in training. We were the coolest 10-year-olds on the planet. You’re so jealous right now, admit it. P.S Stick around for the bloopers, because we have a little freestyle rap session featuring Outkast.

Even MORE things we discussed:
Rachel’s favorite Elise Joy Pep Talks: Get Serious or Get Over It.
#100daysofelisepeptalks
The Minimalists
The Art of Simple: Q&A: How to Live Simple In Your 20s
Mari Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy
Erinn’s Tidying Up For Health blog post (January 2016)
Tiny Houses
Dave Ramsey
(not discussed, but Mr. Money Mustache is a great site too for simple living/budget tips!)

Places to donate and/or sell:
Buffalo Exchange
Goodwill
Salvation Army
Deseret Industries
Changing Hands Bookstore (local to Phoenix!)
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Stardust Building Supplies (local to Phoenix!)

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Episode 004: Protein Bars, Supportive Bras & Exercise

We start today’s episode with our first TASTE-TEST! Erinn bought five different high protein bars from her favorite store in the entire universe, Sprout’s Farmers Market, and then sampled each with Rachel.

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Protein bars we tried:
EPIC Bar – Bison, Bacon & Cranberry Bar
Hemp Hearts Bar – Vanilla
Zing Bar – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Kind Bar – Black Truffle, Almond & Sea Salt
Quest Bar – Double Chocolate Brownie

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We also discussed a recent study exploring the “The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life,” written up in the New York Times’ Well Blog. Listen in on how we currently like to exercise, what we wear, and our current favorite songs to get motivated!

Special thanks to Dr. Shannon Smith, fellow dietitian, exercise physiologist and sports nutrition expert, for her best pre- and post-workout fuel recommendations!

Erinn’s fave workouts:
Barre3
Fitness Blender (YouTube channel)
MTV Power Yoga DVD
Iron Core Kettlebell DVD

Rachel’s fave workouts:
Indoor cycling classes/road biking
Zumba
Running

Favorite Workout Gear:
Hydroflask
Lululemon Pace Rival Crop leggings
Lucy Hatha capri
…and, supportive bras!!!

Fave workout songs of the moment:
Rachel’s – West Coast (ZHU Remix) by Lana Del Rey
Erinn’s – Good Intentions (ft. Miguel) by Disclosure

This episode is rated Explicit because Erinn says what the hell, Rachel says what the hell, and there’s the ever-present F-bomb at the very end in the bloopers (did you know we always include bloopers?! Make sure you stick around for them!). What the hell?!