Good good links #76

… and just like that it’s February! Not like I wanted to make up any conspiracies but I feel 2015 has its very own lofty goal of beating the last year in terms of speed. How in the world did January fly by in the blink of an eye??? Okay, I’ll spare you the rambling. But still …

Good thing this month hasn’t only passed by fast but left all of us with even more inspiring, thought-provoking reads and even more recipes to pin actually try. Here are some of my favourites – enjoy!

Happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

Good good [food for thought]

Don’t trust arbitrary numbers in magazines or online calculators. They’re never taking into accountance all of you so trust your inner voice.

Thoughts on Body Comparison via Kiss my Broccoli

Measure your happiness and progress in feelings, not pant sizes. A little more booty never hurts, either.

Is the Fitness Tracker the New Scale? via Simply Lindsey

Don’t let either influence the way you live your life. No number can measure how you feel so let that guide how [and how much] you move.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

I’m Not Pregnant. It’s Just My Belly via Huffington Post

Our self-confidence should never depend on outside judgement but first and foremost come from within. Easier said than done but this example shows it’s so worth working on it. One comment shouldn’t ruin our day.

Why I Love Traveling On My Own via Gina Alyse

I’m not much of a traveler [yet] but these make me think I should venture out alone more often. Though the getting to know people on the train point has been so true for me already, too.

Are You Good at Making Excuses? via The Happiness Project

Aren’t we all?! What’s your most-used one?

6 Tips to Never Be Late Again via Huffington Post

They’re spot on with the examples and I was able to take away a lot from these.

 

Blogging

5 Ways to Improve Your Food Photography with Artificial Light via Pinch of Yum

If you’re anything like me this is the post [and course] you’ve been waiting for.

Three Pieces Of Advice For Introverted Bloggers via Jenny Purr

No need to feel ashamed or stay away from blogging: helpful tips for introverts.

7 Free Tools for Tracking Blog Post Performance via A Beautiful Mess

Stats aren’t everything but for some purposes it’s nice – or neccessary – to know your numbers.

if you like it then you shoulda put [your watermark] on it via Peanut Butter and Jenny

Don’t let anybody take credit for your work – plus, watermarks [can] look pretty awesome.

The Definitive List of Social Media Acronyms and Abbreviations, Defined via Buffer Blog

Much needed! Just don’t expect me to know these by heart from now on. Kudos to anybody who does.

Health and Fitness

8 Ways to Prioritize Self-Care. via Better with Sprinkles

Taking care of ourselves should always be our highest priority [and I’m so guilty of letting it slip lately].
Some really good ideas! Now if only I didn’t share an office with a handful of colleagues …

I’m a fan of no-equipment-required workouts and it could hardly get easier and more effective than this one.

 

 

Beauty

 10 Natural Remedies for Everyday Ailments via hello natural

No need to go for lots of chemicals for every little blemish.

 My Effortless Method To Clean All Your Brushes in 5 Minutes via The Health-Minded

Investing just a little bit of time can help keep your brushes clean and even saves money in the long run.

De-Cluttering Your Kitchen for the New Year via Food 52

Pointed out by Davida this is a good reminder to down-size the space where all the [cooking] magic happens.

 

 

 Good good [posts to make you smile + DIYs]

The Secrets I Keep From My Daughter via Today’s the Best Day

Sweet, hilarious and downright honest: a beautiful post not just for mums.

 

Good good [food]

Vegan chocolate chip banana bread oatmeal cookies via Running with Spoons

Match-made-in-heaven cookies. Great ingredients you likely already have at hand – time to get baking!

No-Cook Mint Chocolate Mousse {Vegan, Date-Sweetened} via Healthy Food for Living

No words. If I could choose one dish to appear in front of me right now – it’d be this, hands down.

Bajra Masala Khichdi via Indian Khana

I’m a huge fan of the wonderful spice mixes in Indian dishes and this one sounds really intriguing.

 Vegan Cauliflower Tots via My Whole Food Life

Tater tots got fierce competition! I’ve tried another recipe with less successful outcome before but this one makes me want to try it again.

Asian Broccolette Polenta via Produce on Parade

No broccolette over here but being a fan of Asian food, broccoli and polenta I’m convinced this can only be amazing.

Moroccan Polenta Casserole via Pancake Warriors

A little more elaborate in the making but this looks so worth it. Bonus points for using many of my favourite spices.

Quinoa Tots via Vegan Does It

Move over [for a minute], potatoes! The second non-‘tater tot in a post but can you ever have too many?!

 

Happiness-inducing today: Overhearing two guys in the line behind me at the store – one of them apparently being some kind of artist – talking about work-related travels to a small town. It happened to be one close to where I grew up so I chimed in and we had a short chat about it. You know I like talking to strangers.

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The secrets to great blog posts? [+ my struggles with them]

I’m still in disbelief of the enormous response to my recent blog post. If you’re a ‘big’ blogger you might be used to that happening on the regular but for me it was a shock. Albeit of the positive kind. The reason why I didn’t expect anything like this? This very post was probably the least edited and touched up I’ve written to date. All it was meant to be was a reminder to myself. A reminder that while recovery isn’t easy and I have ‘those’ days everything is better than falling back into old habits. Skinny can’t hold a candle to life.

Thank you

Thank you once more for commenting and sharing – and by that I don’t just mean via social media but sharing your own experiences and stories in the comments. It meant the world to me.

In trying to understand why the post went viral I noticed a few [apparent] ‘secrets’/reasons so they’re what I’ve been thinking about [and only now out loud].

Maybe it sounds ridiculous to an outsider – wait for it, I’ll explain in a moment – but my first thoughts were: How in the world could that post be my most shared, commented and recommened yet? Don’t get me wrong. The post, the message – it was 100% me and meant that way. But: I’d spent a fraction of the time I work on many other posts on it. No writing and re-writing it for days. Yet – maybe that was the secret? Maybe you related so well because it was raw, authentic and not me trying to meet any expectations of myself or anybody else?

Thinking-Out-Loud

Write just for yourself and like nobody’s reading. Like I mentioned above that post was written for a simple purpose. I hadn’t planned it nor did I edit much. It just came about while eating dinner on Monday night and looking back I honestly can’t see why I published it.

Keep the editing to a minimum. This one’s really hard for a perfectionist like me. But looking back at why some of my past posts didn’t feel like ‘me’ anymore once published and why the response was shy I saw: I’d out-edited my personality. If I couldn’t recognize myself again in these – how could any readers?

Don’t be afraid of speaking your mind. We can never please everybody else [old news, I know] but that’s actually what keeps blogging – or any kind of socializing – interesting. How boring of a world would we live in if everybody agreed with everything we said? No, thanks, bring on the discussion!

 

The reasons why I haven’t been following these rules in many of my previous posts? For one, I’m still not feeling confident enough in my writing. I’m not a native speaker and sometimes feel I can’t articulate the exact points I want to make as well as I would in German.

More so, however, there’s a worry that was implemented throughout my ED: the fear of not pleasing others or – worse – rubbing them off the wrong way. It makes no sense when you think about it. I want to be easy-going, speak my mind – and all too often let perfectionism hinder me. Realizing this now I could have published a lot more posts that are 100 % true to me – a peek into my drafts folder would tell you – if it wasn’t for my inner critic stopping me. Saying that somebody else has said it better before or will potentially do in the future. And yes, the pond of blog post ideas might not be endless so a topic we pick up could have been featured elsewhere before.

But it’s about the individual spin. No  two people and their opinions are exactly the same and not every of your readers will have seen that post about  [insert topic] by [insert blogger] before. So let’s be bold. Go out and say what we feel like saying. We’re writing for ourselves after all, remember? So that post I talked about recently? It wasn’t last week’s. But now it will see the light of the day. Maybe nobody will care. Maybe some people will disagree. It shouldn’t matter as long as it’s genuinely what I feel like sharing.

Dance like nobody’s watching. Write like nobody’s judging. It sounds pretty good to me.

Happiness-inducing today: Some good news on a day that overall wasn’t too amazing. It’s about focusing on the little things [broken record but true].

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Following along the spirit of this post and Thinking out loud: Speak your mind!

Good good links #75

First things first: Wow. Thank you so much! I couldn’t – probably still can’t – believe the incredible responses to my post on Thursday. What was honestly a matter-of-minutes post and reminder to myself seems to resonate with so many of you so if you haven’t seen it yet you might want to check what I’m referring to.

Anway, the spotlight is on your posts from the week today. Because there hasn’t been a shortage of great and inspiring reads from all around the blog world, either. If the weather around your parts is anything like here – read: cold and snowy – you might agree it’s the best day ever to catch up on recent online happenings: there you go!

Happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

Good good [food for thought]

Being constantly at war with food doesn’t make others want to connect with us nor ourselves feeling any better in the long run. Worth the slightly longer read. 

Eating for Health & Eating for Abs. Do you know the difference? via Food and Nonsense

What society deems the ‘perfect’ body isn’t a surefire sign for true health. Tell apart eating for aesthetics from eating for health.
When Did We Become Afraid of Food via Our Fresh Kitchen
If the current trend continues there won’t be any food left we’re not scared of one day – let’s stop this from happening!

These are making me really sad and wonder if there’s a way to revert this in the future.  I might check out the whole study when I have some more time.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

A very good stance [not just for my slightly biased word nerd view] on why what or how much we eat never qualifies as bad. “Food is not evil or morally reprehensible.
How to Overcome Self-Doubt via Huffington Post
Reminding ourselves why we started, starting small or just doing it: ways to break from being stuck.
 
Noticing any of these in yourself? Time to stop the comparison and live in the now [and yes, it’s easier said than done].

Why Being Authentic is So Much Hotter than Being Perfect via Danielle Dowling

This!: “We don’t really, actually admire perfection”

Why it’s hard to make friends… and what to do about it. via Sarah Jenks

Everybody needs friends but starting out in a new place can feel lonely. Some great ideas on how and where to make connections.

Your Guide to Enjoying Vegetables via hello healthy

“But I don’t like … [insert nasty vegetable – looking at you beets!]” – maybe there’s a way you’d enjoy it after all?!

Those dreaded open shelves – possible a blessing in disguise and way to spark creativity??
Health and Fitness
Can you exercise too much? via hello healthy
Watch out for these signs of overtraining and keep a few things in mind to prevent it.
Do you have metabol-envy? via Foodtrainers

That friend who can eat everything she wants without gaining an ounce? Reasons why you shouldn’t feel jealous.

 

There are many good reasons to focus on doing one thing at a time – and it will even make you more productive!
Training with the pros – for free! Probably the final nudge I needed to start doing at-home workouts again.

Not just for athletes! Iron deficiency isn’t an issue to mess with so especially as a vegetarian or vegan we need to make sure we’re getting enough.

 

 

 Good good [posts to make you smile + DIYs]

How Many People Can’t Walk Without Their Smartphone?

Actually not one to smile but think about.

Health Magazine Advice Debunked- Part 1 via The Big Man’s World

The takeaway from any and all health publications: trust common sense and your own intuition. 

 

 

Good good [food]

100 Calorie Double Chocolate Chip Greek Muffins via Skinny Fitalicious

With a great ingredient list these little good-for-you – and egg-free! – muffins look like the perfect anytime-snack.

Even if you’re as far from paleo as me [very] I’m convinced these will intrigue you.

Spicy Asian Bowl of Goodness via Faring well

The name says it already: a big bowl filled with deliciousness and an intriguing sweet and spicy Asian dressing. Bonus: it’s single-serving!

Oven-Baked Pizza Dip via Keepin’ It Kind

Who wants to have a pizza party of the different kind? Bring on the dippers!

Vegan Polenta Bowl via Delicious Knowledge

Want! After snarking on polenta for years it’s become one of my favourite grains and this is just perfect.

Aloo Gobi Pies via One Ingredient Chef

Yes. Just yes to these. This classic Indian stew turned pie looks so good and there’s just a handful of ingredients.

 

 

Happiness-inducing today: That kind old man trying to give me advice on how to get rid of the thick layer of snow on my car. He wasn’t actually helpful but it’s the fact he tried that matters.

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Healthy Salted Candied Peanuts

Salty and sweet candied peanuts done the healthy way – no refined sugar, vegan and customizable to your liking. Easy enough to prepare on the go for a quick snack or appetizer.

If there’s one thing I can tell about my colleagues it’s that they’re huge snackers. And while they might not understand my obsession with nut butters – or at least not the three people I told about my rather extensive collection of nut butter jars so far – they do enjoy nuts. I mean: who wouldn’t?? Only a nutty person [could my puns be any more predictable?].

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It wasn’t until Christmas time rolled around and with it the appearance of cookie trays, cake and the occasional chocolate santa that I found out my coworkers weren’t immune to the allurance of all kinds of snacks, either. The best day was when a colleague treated the rest of the staff to one of my favourite seasonal sweets: candied nuts. Oh. my. These were some crack nuts. The legal kind.

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And then the other week I was introduced to a special variety of these by another colleague on a particularly long day of work: honey-roasted peanuts. Gah. So good. If I remember correctly* [I did] the latter had just the lightest bit of a salty touch to them which –  we learned that – made them even more irresistible. Aside from the fact they kept me sane and my brain running they were delicious, too.

*I didn’t see the package prior to eating them as they were already poured into a bowl hence the guess.

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Did I say delicious? They were crack. That fact affirmed itself when I snacked on the remainders the next day when the pressure and nerve-wracking tasks were gone [note: staying in the office from 9 AM until somewhere around 11 PM is no fun when you don’t get a mention ahead of time. Or in anyway.]. Actually my fondness of them wasn’t too surprising as I’ve been a huge fan of those sesame-coated almonds sold in Greece – any other Greece vacationers remember them?? – forever already. Hm, looking at the number of varieties of candied nuts I mentioned in this post it looks like the obsession with crack-ed nuts started very early on. We can agree I have quite a long list of nutty memories. Of the edible not the crazy kind.

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Anyway, after trying those honey-roasted ones my colleague brought to the office I picked up a bag the next time I was at the store. The ingredient list was surprisingly … long for something this simple:

Cashews, peanuts, sugar, honey [3 %], oil, gelling agent E 414, salt, glucose syrup, colouring.

Honestly?! A whopping three per cent of honey in something bearing it in its name??? Geez. Needless to say I didn’t buy them.

Because that list of the storebought variety was clearly longer than necessary and I knew I could easily roll the vegan way I decided to give it a go myself. In true health nut fashion I obviously had to add a pinch of chia seeds to half of the batch – last minute decision hence the small amount, more next time. But if you don’t have any on hand the nuts are awesome without them already. Also, I went with peanuts because that’s what I had at hand but you could really use any kind of [edible 😉 ] nuts you have lying around. The sky’s the limit. If using unsalted nuts I’d recommend sprinkling them with a little bit of sea salt before baking. Either way, you’re in for a treat. Get ready to be addicted.

Healthy Candied Peanuts

  • 1 cup (140 g) salted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp (10 g) maple syrup
  • 1 heaping tbsp (28 g) brown rice syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • optional: 1 tsp (or more) of chia seeds

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325 °F/165 °C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix maple and brown rice syrup plus a pinch of cinnamon. Stir very well to combine.
  4. Add in the peanuts and stir to coat.
  5. If you’re using chia seeds, add them to half the batch or double the amount for the whole one.
  6. Spread the nuts evenly on the baking sheet and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Watch closely [oven temperatures vary!] an  and stir at least once in between.
  7. Let cool before breaking apart the clusters that have formed!! Hot caramel doesn’t feel good on bare hands. Patience will be rewarded.
  8. Go wild on the nuts or be social and share. No judgement if you don’t.

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If you have yet to discover the magic of candied nuts I’ll wait here while you’re getting active in the kitchen to come back swooing. And addicted. Thank me later. (: Because everybody likes some nuttiness of the good and delicious kind in their lives I’m sharing this with Gluten-Free Tuesdays, Strange but good, RecipeFriday, Lean Lena’s Tasty Tuesday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Recipe of the Week, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Real Food RecipesTasty Tuesdays, Healthy Vegan Friday, #glutenfreefridays and The Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck.

 

Happiness-inducing today: Getting a text from my sister asking me to revision an application she’s written. Short story long: She’s older than me and I’ve always admired her for her creativity. That’s why it’s nice to know there are times when we change roles and she tells me she felt better about sending it out if I edited it before.

 

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Have you ever had candied nuts?

What are some foods you’ve had a life-long [love/snack] affair or associate special memories with?

 

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Dear Kate Moss [What skinny really feels like]

Dear Kate Moss,

Rumor has it you once felt the need to share this questionable piece of wisdom with the world:

Not to get all grammar-nerdy on you but I feel we also need to get this error out of the way first – because it makes a notable difference: skinny is  not a feeling. It’s a physical state of being and as such pre-destined to be temporary. The colours in artworks fade. Houses go rack and ruin. Bodies change, get wrinkles, loose their youthfulness. Happiness on the other hand won’t fade.

Been there, done that. And I know what skinny is like.

Skinny feels and looks like

… turning on the radiator in the office and giving a stank eye to anybody who dares opening the window because you’re freezing.

… not feeling anything besides the ruthless cold when outside on a winter day.

… constantly missing something. Not just food.

… envying people who just go out and about their days, not limited by their exercise or food routine.

… faint at times when you decide an hour on the elliptical – pre-breakfast, obviously, because that’s what magazines tell you – doesn’t cut it.

… trying to think clear through the fog in your brain.

… walking through your day unaware of the beauty in the little things you don’t notice thanks to said foggy state of mind.

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… memories of counting down the minutes until the next ‘meal’ you allowed yourself even if it only contained of a low-fat pudding cup. That you ate over the course of an hour so the waiting period until the next meal wasn’t too long.

… knowing how much you hurt your family and friends who see you struggle and want to help but can’t.

… the desire to make it all stop. Just wake up the next morning and join everybody else in their  [at least food-wise] free-spirited ways.

… exhaustion. Constant exhaustion and overwhelm.

… the excruciating pain of toes and fingers gone numb after a walk out in the cold and then slooowly warming up again inside. If you’ve never experienced this: trust me it hurts like crazy. And then some.

… #hangrybitch. 24/7.

… the constant desire to get that something missing from your life. And we’re not talking about food only.

Thinking-Out-Loud

What skinny most definitely lacks: the feeling of happiness.  Light-heartedness. The brain capacity to think [out loud and elsewise] properly.

Given the choice between the dreaded weight gain, discomfort of eating ‘too much’, struggles and occasionally not resisting temptation to click on that link I know I shouldn’t: I’d still forego skinny for happy any day. And for chocolate. Nut butter.

Kate,

I sincerely hope you won’t wake up one day – maybe once your career is over and an even skinnier girl has taken over – and wonder where life went. Skinny might have the momentary thrill and starving can give the current high [that you’re still seeking in certain illegal substances but I digress]. But at the end of our lives what counts more than our weight are the days, weeks and years lived making happy [and delicious] memories. I know I’ve missed out on too many moments already and . What about you?

 

Happiness-inducing today: A friend of mine getting accepted for a job she’d applied for.

 

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Good good links #74

They say that change is good [who in the world are they, though??] so we’ll take that as a given. Change here means I decided that I won’t keep up the good good links anymore.

 

Good good links

… in their current form. Don’t worry – because you were worrying, right ;)?! – these aren’t going anywhere. Rather, I’ll no longer limit myself to publishing dates of posts featured that much. You might have noticed me adding ‘oldie but goodie’ posts in recent editions already and from now on they might very well become more frequent. That’s to honor the fact that what I’m reading day by day aren’t just posts from the week but also older ones on newly-discovered blogs that I think are worth reading. This won’t mean I’ll feature that post I know for a fact everybody and their brother have shared on their blogs, Twitter and wherever else already. I’m hoping to make room for overlooked posts that deserve a little more attention.

 

Good good [food for thought]

 Stress and Weight Loss via The Big Man’s World

Even if you’re not trying to loose a few pounds you might be surprised by this reminder of how closely related stress levels and weight are.

That feeling of everybody else moving on and you’re the only stuck in place? It’s not true.
When Clean Eating Becomes Unhealthy via Clean Eating Veggie Girl
There’s a slippery slope between eating healthy to feel good and becoming obsessed letting it take over your life.

Good good [advice and inspiration]

4 Ways To Shake It Off via Never homemaker
Good advice on how to stop stressing so much about others’ judgement. 

20 Tiny Changes That Can Completely Overhaul Your Life via Tiny Buddha

It’s really not about the big but little things like walking in somebody else’s shoes to understand their behaviour better.

5 Reasons to Love Your Body via Diary of an Ex-Sloth
Feeling like you’ll love your body once you’ve lost x pounds/have no more cellulite/set a new lifting PR? It’s not going to make you happier if you don’t love yourself to begin with.

 A Guide To Loading Basically Every Type Of Dishwasher That Exists via Huffington Post

Yes, you read that right. If you’ve been following for a while you know why I included this random one.

 Blogging

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Dana’s blog but did you also know and John’s story on minimalism and how they got into blogging? Listen to this and you’ll like them even more.

Nine Different Ways To Define Blogging Success via Jenny Purr

Not the definitions of success you might expect but what blogging is actually all about. I agree 100 %!

 15 Brilliant Things I’ve Learned In One Year of Blogging: Part 3 via Jessica Says

You might have seen the first two parts of this mini-series in a previous post and this one is just as insightful and encouraging.

 

 

Health and Fitness
If your efforts as of yet – like mine – have been fruitless these might be some great tips to try for ensuring enough shut-eye time.
While I don’t keep exact track of this is the mindset I’m having to lead a happy and healthy life without deprivation.
Or better yet: the one kind of articles you should never read again.
One to print out and carry around for any moody moments or days. Smile to start!

5 Reasons to smile when your gym is full in January via Diary of an Ex-Sloth

It’s all about perspective. Next time you’re about to get annoyed by all treadmills being blocked why not think “yay, healthy people” instead?!

Quitting Sugar Is Not The Answer via Refinery 29
Sugar isn’t the devil  so don’t ditch it altogether but watch out for the sneaky combination of salt and sugar [did you know it?].

45 Reasons to Exercise and Eat Right That Aren’t About Weight Loss via Greatist

Working out to drop a few pounds? Strong bones, longer life expectancy, endorphine boosts and happiness are far better reasons to start moving.
I’ve dealt with my fair share of knee injuries so it’s nice to know gentler ways to stay active than running.

 

 

 Good good [posts to make you smile + DIYs]

 A quiz about the four tendencies [of personalities] via Gretchen Rubin

If you’re like me and enjoy quizzes that [promise to] give you insight about your personality: there you go!

 

Good good [food]

Franzbrötchen via Mädchen mit Herz

If you’re not from Germany chances are you’ve never had these:  they’re not only pretty but a delicious cinnamon-y treat, too.  My mum is a huge fan so I might need to bake these for her one day.

 5 Minute Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal via Making Thyme for Health

Want steel-cuts but not the lenghty cooking time? A little prep work the night before and they’re reading in minutes the next morning. I’ve tried this before and it’s great.

Homemade Nut Butter Recipes via Fit Foodie Finds

Because, well, we’re talking nut butter here. No further explanation needed.

Almond Butter Chocolate Mousse via Vegan Richa

This. is. unreal. Only there are pictures that prove it isn’t.

Eggless Peanut Butter Waffles via The Almond Eater

Never mind I don’t own a waffle maker because these look so so good.

Healthy Cookie Dough-Filled Chocolate Cups (GF) via Chelsea’s Messy Apron

There are no words for how incredible these look. And they’re nutritious enough to be considered health food, right?!

 Copycat Starbucks Hearty Veggie and Brown Rice Salad Bowl via Hungry Healthy Girl

A bowl filled with goodness and a delectable-sounding dressing.

Cabbage and Red Lentil Lasagne via Ciao Veggie

Wheather you’re trying to cut down on carbs, need to eat gluten-free or just don’t have lasagna noodles at hand [me!]: this one’s for you [and me].

Egg-fried Rice in A Mug via Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Not for me [eggs] but any fried rice fans can now rejoice with an easier and faster method to prepare it at hand.

 52 Surprising Things to Make in a Vitamix via Greatist

Time to break out my Vitamix again! Not all of these are completely new but I spotted quite a few interesting ones.

 Vegan Dinner Recipes via Veg Kitchen

From Asian noodle dishes and burritos to warming casseroles – all of these ideas sound amazing.

 

Happiness-inducing today:  The warm and comfy feel of the shirt I put on earlier after letting it dry on the radiator [do it!!].

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