FYI Friday

by lindsay cotter on May 4, 2012

Let’s make this short and sweet today. I’ve had a lot of things to share but not a lot of time. How does that happen? Ha!

FYI Friday…. Kinda like Fun Facts Friday or Food for thought Friday, right?

Just go with it.. Winking smile

FYI- My email got hacked! So if you received an email from me with a random link, DON’T CLICK ON IT. EEK! Sorry.


FYI- GF Tortillas make a much better tostada. Just bake at 400F for 3-5 minutes. Then put whatever you’d like on top!


FYI- So delicious has protein packed almond milk! Made from pea and rice protein. I like it! Good to pump up that protein in cereal and smoothies. The plain almond breeze vanilla is a little creamier. Good for coffee, oatmeal, soups, etc.


Oh and definitely a good combo with some LOVEGROWN GRANOLA too!


FYI- Did you know Dogs need at least an hour walk/hike a day? Yes, they need to expend energy just like us. Crunched for time? 30 minute light jog or some sprints. Seriously, we do that with Sadie. A quick walk then go do sprints with her later or throw the ball. You dog will thank you, and so will your body. MOVEMENT! Smile with tongue out


FYI- PINOT NOIR is the King of Spring! Yes, this makes me very happy. Oh let’s just lift our glasses now and cheers to that.


Well folks, that’s all my FYI today.

For those of you racing, at BLEND retreat, training, etc. this weekend….

Make it great!

Do you have an FYI this Friday?



{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

tricia May 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I got it! Thankfully I ignored :) Have a great weekend


LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

eek! sorry. Glad youre a smart woman!


Heather (Where's the Beach) May 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Love FYI Fridays! And I LOVE pinot noir. YUM ;-) Happy Happy Friday my friend.
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Happy wine Friday friend!


Jess May 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I love your FYI Friday post! It made me hungry too, for the record. ;-)
Thank you for the shout-out about my big race on Sunday!! You’re the best. xoxo
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

You’re gonna kill it! Cheering from TX!


Alexandra May 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Love this! That almond milk sounds really good, I’ll have to be on the lookout!
Haha and I got that spam email this morning and chuckled a bit ;)
Enjoy your weekend!
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 6:03 am

glad i could make you chuckle, and glad you are smart enough not to open that from me! hehe.
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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf May 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Love this FYI post! Pinot Noir is probably my fav wine although New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs run a close second.
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Oh I’ve agree! SB from NZ is a haven!


Lisa May 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm

All I’ve got is….Happy Wine Friday! I likely had my Friday wine on Thursday (unless I get my act together with my work soon and pack for my trip….), but I still can appreciate the sentiment of happy hour!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Girl I have my wine Friday nightly, so no shame!


Carissa May 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

FYI – I had 2+ delicious glasses of Pinot Noir last night and I’m thrilled to know it rules the springtime vino scene! Excellent!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Doing the same right now! Cheers!


Kim K May 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

mmmm pinot is my favorite. i had zin last night, and syrah the night before. tonight a workout, and then maybe some pinot ;)

i have your dairy-free recommendations written down and am looking forward to getting all the goodies this weekend!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

We really need to live closer!


Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

almond milk is my fav!

I guess I didn’t know for sure dogs needed at least an hour of walking a day, but I sure could have guessed it. My pup is always full of energy…but it always gets me some good cardio after my day at work!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I know! But in the end it’s good for us too, right ?


Beth May 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Interesting to read about dogs needing an hour but it’s not really that surprising. Time to get the pups out more!


LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I’m loving the sprints with her. It’s fun.


Mamarunsbarefoot May 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Love Pino!!!!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

You need a bottle.all to yourselves after that MRI!


Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

FYI – pinot noir is the only type of wine I simply don’t like. Cheap PNs, nice PNs, whatever – I’m not sure what it is about them that doesn’t jive with me.

Another FYI – there are plenty of other types to keep me happy. ;) Happy Friday!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm

You need to try a NZ pinot! amazing!


Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health May 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I LOVE pinot noir! I think it’s my favorite type of wine :)…although who am I kidding, I like a lot of types haha. Happy weekend friend!! Hope it’s amazing and that your stomach feels good!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Agreed! Now we just need a glass to share a good conversation wIth.


jobo May 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm

LOVE almond milk!! I am partial to Almond Breeze, but that one looks really tasty! And now I want it to be wine-thirty. dammit ;-) Cheers friend!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

You better drinking wine now! Hehe


StoriesAndSweetPotatoes May 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Hmm I’ve never seen those gluten free tortillas…
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Oh I’ll marry it too! Delicious!


Bre May 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

oh yum! I hope we get the So Delicious plus asap—-we have finally gotten their coconut yogurt and milk and ice cream. I’m currently addicted to the coconut yogurt and love grown granola. p.s. you need to email an update on your tummy!!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Go to island naturals in kona! They’ve got everything


katie @KatieDid May 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Justttt bought some pinot noir myself in fact! mmmm can’t wait to break into it. Finally someone thought to add protein to almond milk! You know all the brands are gonna catch on now.
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I know! It’s about time! Now we just need wine with protein. Haha…. Just kidding!


Lou May 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

My FYI Friday included a delicious Cab Sav from the Barossa Valley…. so so good, seriously the Aussies can do a mean red.

Makes it better that I was drinking at work – paid to sample great wines? Oh yes :)
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I need to be hangin with you again. Like ASAP


Sarah May 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I am going to try that almond milk. It looks way good and I love so delicious stuff. Right now I drink the Silk Almond milk which is good too but not much protein.

Yes even my little Frenchie just needs to get out and see the world. He loves being home but just like me gets a little crazy if cooped up for too long.

Hope you have a great weekend!
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LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I love your frenchie! Oh yes, This milk….has been great in my carrot smoothies too!


LCCotter May 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Phew! Glad you ignored me. Just this time though. Haha


teabagginit May 4, 2012 at 8:00 pm

FYI: I so enjoy your posts and the smiles they bring to my face! Also, FYI, ripping apart store-bought rotisserie chicken w/ your hands & your man makes a GREAT Friday afternoon! :)
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Well you make me smile, just from “hearing” from you. <3


Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) May 4, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I love my Almond Breeze but my sister was just talking to me about the SO almond milk with upped protein – nice! I’ll have to give it a try if I see it, lack of protein is one of the only things I dislike about almond milk!
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

It’s good, but needs to be creamier, ya know? I think almond breeze has a new protein one coming out soon. Fingers crossed!


Lisa May 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Happy Friday!!! That milk sounds very interesting. Is it better than the unsweetened almond milk? Yay for pinot noir! Yummmm
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

no, i still like my almond breeze but it does feel good to have a protein alternative. ya know?


Sarah @ The Healthy Diva May 5, 2012 at 1:16 am

FYI – you left the nicest words on my blog post today <3. And also another FYI…carrots are amazing for your eyes…I'm in on the orange monster movement :)
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

no thank YOU for sharing that post! i loved it and love you!


Jan May 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

Love that your pup gets so much exercise. Drives me crazy when people complain about their dogs and they are locked inside all day with no attention/exercise…DUH.
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

totally! poor pups. They need that acitivty, and so do we!


She Rocks Fitness May 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

I’m a sucker for wine labels and that one says it all! High-Fives to the “Simple Life”. I’m going to have to remember that one. Also may need to try that So Delicious…I want a change up from my normal unsweetened almond milk. Thanks darling! xoxo
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

i think you’ll like it. its 5 grams of protein. Not a lot but not bad either for almond milk. I add it to my cereal. PUMP UP!


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail May 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Ignored! :)

Okay, I’m currentlyu noshing on your HB and LOVE THEM SO SO SO MUCH!

So glad Sadie has active parents! Retrievers need to expend energy like you said–I feel so bad when I see owners that NEVER walk their dog. Why did you get one?! It’s just not fair!

happy weekend Lindsay!!
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

oh this makes me so happy! now we just need a play date for coop and sadie and we can eat healthy bites after. ;-)


Tara May 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Sadie is such a cute dog. I seriously want her! I definitely want to try that new almond milk too, especially in combination with sweet cranberry pecan granola.
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LCCotter May 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

she wants you to come visit. will you? and yes, the almond milk combo with LG is AWESOME!!!


STUFT mama May 5, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I’m with you on the Pinot Noir. I wasn’t a big fan of that almond milk plus protein though. I had such high hopes. Hope you’re having a good weekend.
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LCCotter May 6, 2012 at 7:04 am

i wish it was creamier, like almond breeze. But i do like it in smoothies for the protein. Ya know?


Heather @ Dietitian on the Run May 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

FYI I love that you take your pup on hikes! Seems like such a fun way to get outside and enjoy some company :)

Also, FYI…someone is testing a GF diet around here (clue: not me, ha) and it’s been helpful to scan through some of your posts for athlete-diet ideas!
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LCCotter May 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

is it D??? Ohhh do tell! and yea, so glad your FYI is on my FYI page. hehe.


Melissa May 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

ooh, where do you get those GF El Lago?
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LCCotter May 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

HEB! i know, i scored big time. They were next to the eggs. Gotta try them!


melissa May 19, 2012 at 9:20 am

I found the GF tortillas at my Natural Grocers in Cedar Park. Have you used them for anything other than tostadas?

I found them to be very fragile and I am not sure I LOVED them. I am going to experiment some more. I really wanted to use them for fish tacos. Instead it was more like a fish taco scooped up with tortilla pieces, lol!

I saw RUDIs came out with 3 new GF tortillas this week, but I doubt there are around here yet. Maybe WF or HEB plus.
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LCCotter May 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

they are really fragile. i agree. I like toasted them so they hold together better. They are also good for pizza crust! oh and am excited about rudi’s!!


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