Things I’m Loving Thursday 2

Hey all! I’m back to share some of the things I’m loving lately. I really should do these posts more often as I find so many products and blog posts that I want to share. :)

NEWSIES the musical

I mentioned this awhile ago, but for Christmas I bought my best friend and I tickets to go see Newsies at the Orpheum in San Francisco. We were both preteens when the movie came out in 1992 and have been huge fans ever since. When I heard in 2013 that Newsies was coming to SF, I KNEW I’d be going to see it with her.

If you’re a fan, here’s a short video of the performance. Trust me when I say that as amazing as this video is, it does not do the actual performance justice. When you are in the theater, you feel like these newsboys are literally right in front of you singing and dancing!

c. Booth Egyptian Argan Oil Body Butter

I could go on for days about how much I love this body butter. It’s super hydrating and pretty light for a body butter.  The scent is what’s to die for…not too baby powdery, but not too much like a perfume either. I still use other lotions, but this is the one I stock up on and use after almost every shower.

Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music Tribute

I love Lady Gaga and I love the Sound of Music even more. Put the two together and you have the most gorgeous musical tribute to one of the best musical movies ever!

This Flowing Bodyweight Circuit Workout from Nicole at Pumps & Iron – looks like a super sweat session!

If you think guys don’t struggle with body image the way we women do, read this post by Arman. A reminder that we all struggle at times.

Interested in brewing your own kombucha? Gary & I have talked about trying it out. Brittany has an easy tutorial HERE! I pinned it for later on in the year when I have more time.

Want a great, FAST workout? Try this 10-Minute Total Body Burn Workout from Nicole at Fitful Focus.

Alright gang! Time to tell me….

What are YOU loving lately?
Organically Mo

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

One bite of these cookies and you’ll be looking to see if you have enough ingredients left to make a whole new batch.

I’m pretty sure the way these cookies should be divided is “one batch for me and one batch for everyone else to share.”

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies via Organically Mo

Thank goodness that this recipe is extremely easy to double {or triple} if you decide you want to share.

Sharing IS caring….especially when you are sharing phenomenal cookies that are gluten AND soy free.

My biggest suggestion for this recipe is that you don’t skip the refrigeration step. Who wants flat, lifeless cookies?! Not me!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Maureen McCann

Prep Time: 15 minutes {hands on}, 1 hour

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Keywords: bake dessert snack gluten-free soy-free cookie

Ingredients (15-20 cookies)

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup ghee OR unsalted butter {1 stick}
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar OR brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free old-fashioned whole rolled oats {make sure they are NOT instant or quick cook}
  • 1/2 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour {if none on hand, use 3/4 cup gf all-purpose flour}
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips {heaping…I use Enjoy Life}
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries {optional}
  • 1/4 cup crumbled coconut flakes {optional}


In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg, ghee, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.

Add the oats, flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Mix until just smooth, about 1 minute.

Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add the chocolate chips and any additional ingredients {cranberries, coconut} and mix for an additional minute.

Place mixing bowl in refrigerator for an hour. This makes sure the dough doesn’t spread too much while baking.

Once the hour is up, preheat oven to 350F. Use your hands or a large spoon to form the dough into equal sized balls and place on an oiled baking sheet. I get about 10 cookies per baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, then let cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving {aka stuffing your face}.

These cookies will last for up to a week in the fridge if you place them in an airtight container.


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Save this recipe for later {if you can wait until later to raid the cupboards for ingredients} and let me know what you think about them once you’ve baked a batch!

Let’s Chat

What is your favorite kind of cookie? Chocolate chip
Favorite cookie add-in? Dried fruit!

Organically Mo



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Notes to Self


  • This weekend don’t stress about anything. Just enjoy time with your BFF!
  • Check the freezer…there may have enough meals for the whole week!
  • Try these two workouts from Julie…definite sweat sessions!
  • The wine racks are getting too full…drink more wine!
  • Stop trying to find a way where spending all day on Pinterest will become a full-time job.
  • Finally learn how to cook delicious lentil recipes like this one.

Have a great weekend friends!

Any notes you’d leave yourself?

WIAW – Playing with Food

Yay for long weekends! Three glorious days where there’s enough time to play, eat and still get stuff done.

Valentine’s Day is usually just another day for us, but this year one of our wine clubs held a release party that night, so why not enjoy some quality time AND great wine?

Then dinner was bread, cheese, eggs and delicious smoked meat thanks to my parents!

Sunday was all about playing with food.

I had all these recipes floating around in my head and it was time to try them out in the kitchen.

These frozen cherries from Trader Joe’s are perfect for making a chunky syrup for waffles or pancakes.

I promise you that under this gooey layer of cheese and tomato sauce is a full layer of spaghetti squash and baby spinach. This was a make it as I went along recipe and it was a bit too liquidy, but the flavors were fan-freaking-tastic. Once I perfect the recipe, I will share it! Until then, Gary will have to suffer as my guinea pig.

I FINALLY think my recipe for the gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies is ready to share, so be on the look out for that this coming Monday.

This is the part where if you live anywhere near the East Coast you will want to stop reading or you’ll hate me forever.

I had planned a bunch of soups and meals that are meant to warm you up for this week. Then Mother Nature decided to bless California with temps in the mid 70s. So this week became BBQ week. Gary cooked up a ton of chicken thighs to enjoy throughout the week. I cooked up the rice and some frozen green beans from Trader Joe’s. Seriously, try the frozen french green beans from TJ’s. You’ll never know from the taste that they aren’t fresh from the garden.

I wish every weekend was full of food this delicious!

Thanks as always to the lovely Jenn for hosting!

What’s the best thing you ate this weekend?

Organically Mo