Good good links #12

Hi there!

Today’s going to be a short intro because I have a lot on my plate for the day [both in terms of household tasks and hopefully recipe creating]. Nothing like a busy Sunday around the house to forget about freezing weather and lack of sunshine, right? And aside from that today’s the day to let others’ amazing posts shine again instead of taking over the stage myself ;). Here are some of my favourite reads from the week! I hope you find them as inspiring, thought-provoking, funny or delicious as I did. Whatever your other plans: Happy Sunday!

The first November Photo A Day Collage:


Mine [diary] – I collect [just your average nut butter fiend]- TableFruit

Good good [food for thought]

Why I Hate Being Told to Shop For My Body Type. via Better with sprinkles

Great post! Shop till you drop, ladies. But go for clothes you feel hot in – not what any magazine tells you was suitable for your “type”.

happy vs. healthy via Build Your Bliss

Finding a balance between the extremes to live an enjoyable and blissful life. Don’t let the pursuit of ‘perfect’ health keep you from being truly happy.

keep calm … and eat via Running with Spoons

Awesome post for anybody who’s having a hard time trusting their hunger signals. Making the post’s title my mantra from now on.


Good good [advice and inspiration]

Improving your mood with food (and other things) via Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish

Awesome post on how to combat those days when you’re feeling a little low.

15 Healthy Practices You Already Know (But Should Go Ahead & Start Doing) via Mind Body Green

It’s easy to forget the impact little changes like getting enough rest and showing kindness can make in our daily well-being.

Ask Someone For A Favour by Jamie Mendell

When you feel overwhelmed and stressed out don’t hesitate to ask for help. Remember: “what seems like a massive favor to one person may be no big deal to another person.”

30 Things You Should Do For Yourself via Lifehack

You’re worth treating yourself kindly and making the most of the life you have.

30 Awesome Photos via Viralnova

Take a look at these and tell me you’re not touched by a single one. Not lying: the last one had me tear up.

Why Losing Weight WON’T Make You Happier via Women’s Health Mag

“Make happiness a part of your get-healthy goals, not an end result” – yet more proof that size doesn’t matter for happiness.

25 Places Beautiful In The Winter via Viralnova

Come on, winter haters: there’s some serious magic hidden in these pictures. Who’s up for a trip to any of those places?


Good good [things to make you smile]

The 17 Dumbest Things Vegetarians Have To Deal With via Huffington Post

I actually had an encounter similar to #14 this week. Because chicken is pretty much vegetarian, didn’t you know that?!

20 Amazing Facts That Prove You Need A Dog In Your Life via Distractify

Did I mention I want to have a dog in my life?!

16 Helpful Charts That Every Twentysomething Needs via BuzzFeed

Whew, I’ve passed the dog-allowance test [#10]!

18 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Movie “Elf” via BuzzFeed

For all my Elf-obsessed friends [don’t sue me for not having watched it yet!].


Good good [food]

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Muffin with a Cashew Cream Filling (vegan) via Hungry Healthy Girl

Not like Starbucks even offered them over here but I’d take Kim’s over those any day. So tempting!

Fluffy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies via Yeah, imma eat that

A mouthful of a recipe name and I wouldn’t mind a mouthful of these cookies either.

Citrus Maple Glazed Carrots + Tahini Brown Rice via Healthy.Happy.Life

Simple yet so satisfying and anything caramelized is amazing.

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes via Vegan Richa

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving over here but every single one of these recipes makes me think we should. Anybody want to invite me over?!

Spaghetti Squash Pesto Lasagna via FatFree Vegan Kitchen

It’s creamy, it has spaghetti squash and pesto – any more convincing needed?!

Loaded vegetarian lentil sloppy joes via edible perspective

Hearty vegan comfort food featuring lentils and many of my favourite spices.


Happiness inducing today: My sister rereading and approving of a writing sample for an application.


What were some great reads you found this week? Feel free to share the links as always!

Have you watched “Elf” before and: do I absolutely need to watch it myself this year?


16 thoughts on “Good good links #12

  1. catfoodisgoodforyou says:

    Yes you must watch Elf! Up there with the best Xmas movies (my #1 is a Muppets Christmas carol… Every. Year.)

    Love the dogs=awesome post, I want a 4 legged friend so much! Dear Santa…

  2. Flake And Cake says:

    Love the nut butter stash, I’m definitely one of those too haha! I loved the white almond butter when I was in Berlin, it isn’t something I’ve seen over here in the UK. Thanks for another set of fab reads πŸ™‚

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Sssh, don’t tell but hat’s not even the whole stash ;). I’m so bummed white almond butter seems to be unavailable overseas. Well, one more reason for you to come to Berlin again, huh? Meet-up?!

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