Life’s more fun when you live it flavorfully—that’s why we pepper our days with dynamic reads, inspired adventures, brain-feeding podcasts, and recipes we’ll cook up as soon as we have the time. Here’s our Friday roundup of the five things we’re into and up to this week:


1. Listening | Bon Appétit Foodcast
J.J. Redick Plays Ball, Eats Food
The life of a professional basketball player is as nomadic as it is glamorous. With all the travel that comes with an 82-game season, these fuel-seeking athletes touch down in some of the country’s best restaurants throughout the course of a season. J.J. Redick breaks down his relationship with food on the road — and what he and his teammates are chowing down on in LA, New Orleans, Miami, and more.

2. Reading | Washington Post
Avocado Has a Sweet Side Too, and It’s Delicious
Quick: Ask the person next to you their favorite way to eat an avocado. We’re willing to bet they said either atop a bed of greens of spread generously across a grainy slice. While we often love to pair this trendy fruit with more savory counterparts, this article reminds us to embrace the sweet, buttery qualities of avocado in recipes like Avocado Key Lime Pie, Avocado and Coconut Ice Cream, Chocolate Dipped Avocado Cookies, and more.

3. Stretching | Well + Good
Why You Should Replace Your A.M. Workout With a Sunset Run
It’s officially sunset season, and there’s one surefire way to make sure you get to ogle the horizon at the perfect time every day: Plan your run around it. We’re digging these savvy tips for incentivizing outdoor activity with the promise of the day’s best views. Now grab a running buddy, take a deep breath, and make Insta-worthy sights a part of your daily routine.

4. Learning | Eater
Everything You Need to Know About Eating Activated Charcoal
Charcoal may be one of 2017’s biggest food trends, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little confused by the idea. It’s a stark contrast to the overwhelmingly pastel (and similarly popular) unicorn food aesthetic, but other than that, what’s the hype? In between pictures of charcoal ice cream and lattes, this article broke it down for us.

5. Cooking | For Those Who Savor
Roasted Tomato + Harissa Salsa
Tacos. Lettuce Wraps. Our Saturday morning frittata. We just can’t stop putting this easy, flavor-packed salsa on just about everything we make. Pro-tip: You’re going to want to make a big batch of this, and if you’re a spice lover, you’ll want to scoop your Harissa with a heavy hand.