Black bean hummus is mixed with green chili peppers, fresh tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese for a delicious spicy dip.

I have to confess: I’ve never tasted a hummus made with black beans until now. And I love this one so I wish I hadn’t waited so long! This dip is great served with some tortilla chips or vegetables but I can also see it making a good spread for tacos, toast and more.


Cinnaholic, a gourmet cinnamon roll bakery chain that was featured on an episode of the tv show Shark Tank, recently expanded into San Diego, opening one of five locations planned.

I’ve discussed this before, but I’m an avid Shark Tank viewer. I especially take interest in the food companies and find myself simultaneously watching and researching whether or not I can buy the products whenever there is a food business receiving positive reviews from the sharks. I distinctly remember Cinnaholic because everyone on the show was raving about their cinnamon rolls and I immediately wanted to try them.

So I was really excited to hear they had expanded to San Diego. They opened last weekend and I was invited in to sample a few rolls.

This first location is inside Mission Valley mall. There are a handful of outdoor tables around the kiosk and the table tops are decorated with beautiful pictures of fruit toppings and their logo.

Have you tried Lean Pockets before? I recently tried out Lean Pockets for the first time and am sharing my experience today and also hosting a $100 Visa gift card giveaway at the end of this post! 

I purchased and tried Lean Pockets White Meat Chicken Jalapeno & Cheese with a pretzel bread crust. The description immediately appealed to me. I love pretzel bread, chicken and cheese, and I couldn’t quite believe that something that sounded so gooey and delicious could actually be a sensible meal option. The pockets contain reduced fat 100% real cheese and do not have any artificial flavors. Their convenient packaging and preparation also makes them the perfect post workout snack.