Touring Atlanta + Sizzlefish Holiday Giveaway

Staying in town can feel like a vacation.


Not quiiiiite like going to Tahiti… but you know.

This weekend Sarah graced me with her presence.  She drove in Monday night from Birmingham and we spent the next 2.5 days touring rainy Atlanta.  It’s fun to entertain out-of-towners because you get to see your city in a whole new way!

Sarah arrived Friday afternoon with cookies in hand.  She shared the Vegan Carob Peach Fudge Cookies from her #strangebutgood post Friday.  They were the perfect appetizer before we headed to dinner.  We did so much I have to break it up into 2 posts.  Today is the “doing,” and the Atlanta food tour will happen Wednesday.

Sarah cookies


Saturday morning we hit my gym for a glute workout.  Check out this IG video for a taste of what we did.  Sarah hung like a champ!  She’s a natural.

After a solid hour of hard work, I told Sarah she was ready to compete… so we practiced a pose (this is why I don’t do bikini):

Sarah, Toisha, me posing


Naturally this had to be followed with a trip to Buford Highway to shop the massive international farmer’s market, where we met up with Sarena.  We were there for 2 hours… only a food-friend can understand how grocery shopping is an entertaining sightseeing activity.

I had told Sarah how cheap it is, but she was still shocked at how little her market finds were!  The new-to-me treats this time were a Ponkan orange and some sort of Korean puffed rice crackers.  I also found a giant bag of my favorite Chimes peanut butter ginger chews!

Buford Farmer's Market


That market is massive – it’s like the size of Wal-Mart.  You can browse an entire aisle of Mexican hot sauces, or sample baklava at the Easter European bakery or peruse greens you’ve never heard of before. Watching my friend wander around filled with wonder at all the international delights was the best part of my weekend.

Sarah left yesterday.  After trying to convince her to stay, I sent her on her way in true blogger fashion – with a to-go container of protein oatmeal. More to come later in the week… I need to leave room to tell you about an amazing giveaway!


I have been obsessed with Sizzlefish ever since I had the opportunity to try a box via Fitfluential.  The fish is delicious – it surprised me how fresh it tastes despite being frozen.

Last week I pulled out a piece of the salmon to cook when I was short on groceries.  It thawed while I was at work, so all I had to do when I got home was squeeze some lemon juice, dill, and pepper on top before broiling it for 7 mins.  Easy dinner!

Sizzlefish Salmon

So what’s in it for you?

The awesome people at Sizzlefish agreed to do a special holiday giveaway!  Not only will you win a box of this Holiday Sampler (worth $59!), but they will also send a box as a gift to a person of your choosing!  Feel free to pick me. 😉

a Rafflecopter giveaway


I’m a little sad it rained all weekend – I wanted to take Sarah on a walking tour!  From the looks of it, everyone else had rain or snow too.  Bring on the sunshine!

What is your favorite fish?

Do you consider grocery shopping a form of entertainment/tourism?



  1. says

    Booty Booty Booty Booty ROCKIN’ EVERYWHEREEEE!!!

    And YOU KNOW MY FAVORITE FISH: SALMON – LOTS AND LOTS OF SALMON. Followed by Chilean SeaBass and/or Black Cod. I DIE FOR FISH – it’s all I eat… Wait no, fish DIE FOR ME TO EAT! LMFAO!

    Grocery Shopping to me is like a child going to Disneyland. I COULD BE THERE FOR HOURS…. The prepared food section at Whole Foods is like SPACE MOUNTAIN!

  2. says

    Can we add this market to the list of places we’re going to go? After that Italian Restaurant? And can we pose too?

    I think grocery shopping can be fun, but we’re in the minority here! Favourite fish- Barramundi or Salmon!

  3. says

    i’m super jealous, of it all. The friend weekend with Sarah and Sarena? sigh… i want in! I’d pose! and i want the fish! I’m coveting this post. LOL!

  4. Kaitlin says

    My favorite fish recently has been barramundi! And I wish I had more friends that think food shopping is entertainment haha instead most just think I’m weird :)

  5. says

    Sounds like y’all had fun even with the rain! I think y’all’s posing is awesome!!!
    I like MahiMahi, Orange Roughy – most of the milder fishes!!

  6. Michelle says

    This post make me smile. Hm favorite fishy….I like salmon a lot… catfish is good but hard to find wild caught! I’m a fan of crustaceans as well…:)

  7. says

    I don’t shop but I like hanging & people watching! :)

    I did the ball glute thing today on an incline bench AFTER I first did a set of DB donkey lifts on the incline – amazing for glutes back to back!

  8. says

    My favorite fish is salmon and grocery chopping is one of my favorite activities!

    And I completely agree that only “food-friends” can understand the pure delight I receive from perusing the isles of my local Whole Foods and reading nutritional info like a salacious paperback, haha.

    Luckily I have a few food friends who enjoy participating in this with me :)

  9. Nancy says

    love love love the Buford Highway farmers market, I need a good friend to shop with me, I could easily do a couple hours there…as for fish I’ve found Swai to be cheap and good… I like it in grilled fish tacos.. my Monday night dinner..

  10. jenny says

    I love Chilean sea bass x_x always a treat to have it.

    And grocery shopping is definitely entertainment haha. I love trying/finding new things and I always make it a point to go to supermarkets ams grocery stores in other countries to see how it’s like

  11. says

    Chilean Sea Bass… no doubt about it.
    I think you and I have similar tastes in seafood..

    but I LOVE me some shellfish too. Lobster is one of my favorite THINGS ever. (0:
    Grocery Shopping is too. My favorite friend date is a run to Whole Foods and a stop at the juice bar or grabbing a kombucha and a snack.

  12. says

    Do I consider grocery shopping a form of entertainment/tourism? Ha! I think the man-friend and I were in Buford’s for at LEAST two hours too! And I swear, the best part was seeing his face light up once he discovered the Dutch/German aisle! Aww!

    I’m so glad you and Sarah had a great weekend! Sorry I couldn’t make it, but we’ll work something out soon…I promise! Besides, I need some more ginger chews! 😉

    • Laura says

      Yes! Come see me and I’ll bribe you with a massive bag of ginger chews. I bought my mom the mango flavor for Christmas. We needed the ginger after all the food we ate. LOL!

  13. says

    The international food market seems like a little slice of heaven. Perfect place to take a food blogger. If I ever make it to Atlanta, I want to go there and roll around in all the greens or maybe just try some stuff.


  1. […] Laura did not exaggerate when she said I would flip out upon arrival, and the excitement I felt upon seeing the wide expanse of produce spreading before me was perhaps unnatural. […]

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