Good good links #200

Oh hi …

This is probably the most unprepared I’ve ever been regarding these posts. The weeks flew by and I found myself with maybe two or three links collected on Thursday. Meaning I did some more intense reading these past few days to come up with enough for a post. Right now, I have many more tabs opened in my browser that I’ve yet to read so I might add those to the next good good links.   As always, share any must-reads you’ve come across in the comments.

Good good [food for thought]

Please Stop Complimenting Me On My Body  via Refinery 29

We do not know another person’s story so even a well-meant compliment can have the reverse effect. Aside from the fact that comments on others’ appearance just need to stop.

Meal Kits Ask You to Pick Your Battle via Observer

They’re [still] widely popular but while it might be nice to have your groceries delivered with no leftovers, there’s a not-so-amazing side to it that needs to get taken into consideration.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

How to Move Past the Fear of Judgment via tiny buddha

Shame feeds on secrecy so the ultimate but also hardest way of breaking through and handling it is in sharing. I actually experienced this very strongly the other week. The shame was hard to bear and I needed to tell somebody in order not to drown in it.

I Can’t Love My Body At This Weight via The Real Life RD

Another truly amazing post by Robyn. Loving the life it allows you to live rather than the shape your body has is – I’ll dare say it – the goal of pretty much every girl/lady in the healthy living/fitness scene of our generation.

4 Ways To Still Feel Like An Adult After Moving Back Home via The Financial Diet

First: there’s no need to feel ashamed if you, too, have to make this move. Second: these tips are golden. It’s easy to slip back into the old parent – child roles for both sides but these will help prevent it.

12 Things You Need to Give Up in 2018 to Be Healthy (and Happy) via FitSugar

While I’m pretty sure they posted this exact [or very similar] list a year ago and  I shared it back then already,  it’s worth repeating the action.

10 Ways to Handle Thanksgiving As An Introvert via The Kitchn

Not just for Thanksgiving but all holidays or even any bigger family gathering because – fellow introverts will relate – those can be very overwhelming and make us feel ‘bad’ for not mingling with the crowd like everybody else.

 

Blogging

Why Authenticity Matters For Your Online Personal Brand (And How to Maintain It)  via This Renegade Love

Agreeing with everything Lauren says and especially sharing both the good and bad days – the epitome of authenticity and bringing more realness into social media. 

 

Food and cooking

Canned coconut milk + coconut cream 101 via Oh, Ladycakes

Aka: the post to end your coconut confusion and frustration when that dang cream won’t show up on top of your can or refuse any whipping efforts.

Loving your food is (surprise!) good for you via Washington Post

We can’t get everything [and every bit of pleasure] out of any food or meal if guilt is sitting at the table with us.

The Truth About Carbs [And Why You Should Be Eating Them] via Greatist

Some good mythbusting here though I’ll add I do not agree with the suggestion in #5. Everybody’s different and you should follow your intuition there.

 

Good good [things to make you smile]

This Instagram account is definitely good for a few laughs.

 

Good good [food]

Vegan Peppermint Patty Slice via Oh She Glows

Such a special festive dessert packed with nutritious ingredients and even some hidden greens.

Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls via The Awesome Green

Yes, despite not being a huge fan of sweet potatoes, I think this sounds really really good.

Brussels Sprouts With Cashew Cream Sauce via Skinny Fitalicious

Super simple to make, this sounds like one of those dishes you’ll want seconds of. Or thirds, if we’re being honest …

Coriander-Carrot Grain Bowls with Cilantro-Honey Dressing via Dishing Out Health

 These bowls pack a lot of flavours and textures, a rarely used grain and are so pretty to look at [always a bonus!].

 

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Good good links #199

We’ve officially reached the final week of November! Okay, somebody pinch me please. Or should I just get the Bubbly, er, Bublé out to get into my mind that yes, Advent/Christmas season really is about to start? Denial. Full-on denial here. Anybody else??? I even baked multiple batches of  cookies already in the past few weeks, for heaven’s sake! Oh well, you didn’t come here to hear me ramble so let’s get into those good reads. If you have barely any time to spare, just read the one in the first category for now and the remainder later. It’s a good one. Well, they all are or they would’t have made the cut but you know what I mean <- me writing intros way too late …

Good good [food for thought]

The Danger of Convenience via Raptitude

As I said in my intro: if you’re short on time, please just read this one article for now. It’s relevant for all of us. – “We’re making up for a known deficiency created by otherwise helpful technologies, even though staying strong and active never lost any value—it just became easier and easier to neglect.”

Good good [advice and inspiration]

Why Lying to Spare Others’ Feelings Isn’t Worth It  via Greatist

 

Honesty is important and if we’re being honest, lying doesn’t feel good, either. Others won’t hate you for speaking truth [us Germans are pretty good at being blunt there so trust me it works ;)].

How To Stay In Your Own Lane via With Purpose and Kindness

Great little reminders and tips on how to avoid the comparison trap. Even if we literally competed in the same race/or the same job/… we’d have still have had different starting points.

If you Really Want to…10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Shop on Black Friday & Cyber Monday. via elephant journal

Yes, Black Friday’s over and maybe Cyber Monday by the time you’re reading this, too, but these tips are good or any season, really.

Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give via tiny buddha

This! When did you last have a fully focused conversation [no phone, not letting your mind go hundred different places at once]? The feeling is magical but these really have lessened so let’s make an effort to bring full presence back.

A Holiday Survival Guide for Sad People via Pinch of Yum

It’s easy to forget that this season isn’t an all-around happy one for everybody. Lindsay’s post is helpful both for the people going through any kind of hardship and those around to help support them. Beautifully written, too.

7 Things You Should Know Before Your First Therapy Appointment  via Self Magazine

Many people can benefit from seeing a therapist but it can be intimidating the first time so these things are really good to know so you’re not feeling overwhelmed.

A Chance Encounter Can Change Everything. If You Let It. via wit + delight

A beautiful [true] story of what might happen if we look up, actually note what’s happening around us and flow with those gentle nudges from the universe [just believe that they exist, okay?!].

Food and cooking

 

Food Science: Why Mashed Potatoes and Blenders Don’t Mix via The Kitchn

Probably no news to any slightly more experienced chef but my grandma and mum would definitely mistrust the kitchen skills of anybody committing this “crime” ;).

Food Gifts That Give Back via Real Mom Nutrition:

Supporting companies that support others is truly the best way of spending your money. Double gift-giving if you will.

Good good [things to make you smile]

How Much Sleep Does Your Zodiac Sign Need?

Oh hi … that’s embarrassingly true for me [or at least my dream sleep schedule].

Good good [food]

Vegan Cheesecakes via Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery

Or in other words: vegan dessert decadence galore. Fruity Pebbles, Oreo or Cookie Butter Cheesecakes plus five more to wow any guest.

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas via Eluxe Magazine

Yes, I’m aware Thanksgiving is almost over but these would look good on your Christmas table, too, Particularly eyeing #14 here …

Brussels Sprout Gratin via Yup, It’s Vegan

One of the most underrated vegetables in a cashew-creamy casserole topped with crunchy breadcrumbs – hello, deliciousness.

Mushroom Ravioli with Fresh Basil Pesto via Her Heart Is Vegan

Homemade whole-wheat ravioli with tofu ricotta + mushroom filling and pesto – a dish to impress.

Happiness-inducing today:  A lot of little things, including the adorable pictures of P. and his little sewing machine my sister texted me.  Plus words of encouragement. Alwyays appreciated.

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Good good links #198

How do you feel about traditions? I like them. A lot. The positive predictability of something good happening again. Yes, it might be my need for control and safety but as long as there’s still enough variety and spontaneity in one’s life, I don’t see a problem in this. What a weird intro? Well, this post is a prime example of traditions: I’ve been sharing these posts for almost 200 weeks now [yikes!] and in while predictable, each one is different regarding the mix of links. I think I found a good variety of posts from around the web again and if I mssed any must-reads: let me know in the comments. And for now:

Happy Sunday!

Good good [food for thought]

Nutella Fans Go Nuts for the Wrong Reason. via elephant journal

Is this topic uncomfortable? Yes. Is it dear to my heart? Yes again. I really hope you’ll take the time to read this post because it goes into detail on the one ingredient we should not consume and the reasons why. It’s not just about Nutella.

 
The Internet Pledge. via Alexandra Franzen
 
Yes. Times a hundred. Just like she suggests: share this if you agree! The world could use more kindness.
 
 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

Binge Eating Disorder & Intuitive Eating via The Real Life RD

While I haven’t struggled with binging myself, it’s easy to assume intuitive eating only applied to those of us with restrictive types of EDs. This explains why it’s not and the restriction still present in binge eaters.

What If I Can’t Love My Body?  via Rachael Hartley Nutrition

Body love is promoted all over social media. This is a wonderful post to read if you struggle with this – it’s not all black and white [as in: either hating or loving yourself]. Just like many other things, body love is a journey and Rachael lays out the steps on the way.

Why We Must Stop Allowing Our Career to Define Our Identity via wit and delight

This! Especially these days when you’re likely to switch jobs multiple times throughout your life.

The Fine Art of Overcoming Major Obstacles via hello healthy

This is one I found very last minute and while I can’t pretend I had this down, felt the need to share because it might be just what some of you out there need [and can apply] right now. Does that make sense? Call it intuition.

8 Simple & Inexpensive Ways To Practice Gratitude All Month Long via The Financial Diet

Because a) there’s no reason not to and b) it will improve your quality of life [and others’ -win-win!]

12 Insanely Useful Tips For Extending The Life Of Your Clothing via Peaceful Dumpling

Another one that’s good for both your wallet and the environment.

This is a good reminder that – just like with intuitive eating as a whole – mindful eating doesn’t have to be hyperfocused and based on rules to be applied 100 % of the time.

So You Want To Find Happiness? Here’s Where It’s Been Hiding via Mind Body Green

Truth be told: I didn’t expect much from this one but am glad I clicked over in anyway. Whippman is making some very good points [#3 is one not mentioned often enough and you might be surprised to find me agree with it].

10 Amazingly Cheap Vegan Superfoods to Save You Money via Veggie Quest

Whether you’re vegan or not, including these in your diet offers plenty of nutritional benefits at very reasonable prices. Also, Lee has done a full series with more tips on how to get the most bang for your buck.

 

Blogging

5 Things Bloggers Need to Know About Working With Brands via Forever Amber

Not much more to say than: a must-read or any blogger trying to work with brands or already doing so.

The shocking truth about travel blogging via Helene in Between

This is where something like the internet pledge would come in in real lfe. So a) some people are in it for the wrong reason and b) lack basic life skills [aka respect].

 

Good good [things to make you smile]

If your period is the f*cking worst via FitSugar

Kill the pain with kindness, er, humor.  Really, though: if you’re on your period or the next time you are, these will at least get you to laugh a little. Or nod in pain.

 

Good good [food]

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole (vegan) via The Awesome Green

If you know me but at all, you’ll immediately see why it’s up my alley: cauliflower, chickpeas, kale, creaminess …mmh.

Cheesy Lentil Bolognese Casserole via Oh She Glows

Cheesy and tomato-saucy, add legumes and vegetables and you have my approval. Oh mmmh.

Vegan Thanksgiving Power Bowl via Feasting on Fruit

An older one but it’s the season and even though I’ve never had a Thanksgiving meal, this looks really really good.

 

Happiness-inducing today: In being honest with you here: today wasn’t the most amazing day. Not terrible but not special in any way. Writing this, though, I forced myself to focus on good things and: the great dossier I read this morning. And the fact I ran my parents’ errands because they’re out of town.

And one happiness-inducer from a blogger a know a lot of us admire. So very wonderful.

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Good good links #197

Look, I really meant to find a way around saying this because it’s so gosh darn cliché, been said a million times and doesn’t change a thing but: How in the effing world did time pass this fast? Not only is October almost over but the past two weeks flew by in the blink of an eye, too. Meaning: yes, I was a little late on collecting the links I’d scribbled down on various loose scraps of paper, in Word documents or simply as opened tabs on my laptop and phone. Organisation pro? Me. Not. Ha! Anyway, here we are again with an attempt to fill your browser with open tabs, too, so I can feel less alone in that. You’re welcome ;). Honestly, though, I hope you find some good reads in the links below. As always, leave any recommendation you have in the comments, too.

Good good [food for thought]

The Problems with Yoga Culture via Pretty Little Grub

How our society/the media has turned an amazing ancient practice into a platform for their [false] ideas of health and body imagine.

One Question To Ask Yourself Before All Food and Exercise Decisions via Rachael Hartley Nutrition

It’s funny – or sad? – how we’re technically just one question away from letting our intuition guide our choices.

Thoughts on losing fitness.  via Nutrition On A Mission

Such a good reminder for many of us. Exercise might be a part of our lives but the space it takes up might changes in an ebb and flow.  This way, “losing” fitness means  winning in/making more room for other areas of life.

The “I love my body” message (and why I hate it.) via Yeah … Imma Eat That

Really great points on why ‘loving’ your appearance – interpreting the word this way – probably isn’t the best goal to have.

 

Good good [advice, inspiration and other worthwhile reads]

12 Unconventional (But Easy) Ways to Save Money While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint via The Financial Diet

Killing two birds with one stone?! #6 is one I don’t even know doing any other way [okay, yes, I’ve heard of it] so can assure you 100 % works with ease.

7 Lessons I Learned From Gilmore Girls via The Everygirl

Further proof that it’s more than just any old TV series and always worth rewatching, err, refreshing your knowledge.

10 Free Online Certifications to Boost Your Resumé via The Everygirl

Such a smart idea fir when you’d like to polish your resumé but neither have the money nor time to devote to in-person classes. Bless the internet!

 

7 Foods This Dietitian NEVER Eats via Heather Caplan

Well, I disagree with her on many of these foods – but  that exactly is the point of this post.

Sorry, ‘Negative-Calorie’ Foods Aren’t A Real Thing via Self Magazine

Because apparently that nutrition myth is still making rounds. The rule to live by? Found in the second to last paragraph.

 

Blogging and social media

How I Slowly Grew My Blog My Own Way via Cait Flanders

The honestly best and most helpful post on the topic I’ve read so far.

Social Media False Reality: It’s All A Distraction via Eat Teach Blog

Along the lines of why other peoples’ lives might not be quite as goal-worthy as you think, this post also makes an important point to keep in mind after tragedies like the one in Vegas a few weeks ago.

 

Miscellaneous

12 Picturesque Christmas Markets You Have To Visit In Europe via Hand Luggage Only

Just in [the unlikely] case you’re bitten by the travel bug during Christmas time and want to get to know how we’re “doing” Christmas over here. My favourite city is on the list, too.

How to Become an Adult via The Financial Diet

No real spoiler here because I want everybody to take the time to read this and a trip down memory lane. It’s worth it, promise.

 

Good good [food]

Healthy Double Chocolate Bran Muffins via Amy’s Healthy Baking

Bran muffins are my favourites and you can never go wrong with some chocolate action, right?!

10 Simple No-Bake Chocolate Recipes  via Katalyst Health

Because you need more chocolate in your life,  And because all of these look really good. No more words needed.

Vegan Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Chipotle Sauce via Running On Real Food

Savoury breakfast > sweet ones for me all the way. If somebody was making this one for me – can you tell I’m lazy in the mornings? – I’d be so down with this.

Vegan Pumpkin Lasagna with Cashew Cheese via Elephantastic Vegan

Fusing one of the best seasonal vegetables around with one of the ultimate comfort food classics – winning!

One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Sage Pasta via Yup, It’s Vegan

More pumpkin because a) you can never have enough of it and b) this must be one the creamy-dreamiest pasta dishes I’ve seen to date. Also, you can’t beat one-pot dishes.

 

 

Happiness-inducing today: Friendly cashiers. A rather rare breed so it’s really nice to happen upon them [can’t blame some for being less than cheerful looking at the way some customers treat them, though].

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Good good links #196

Remember how I talked about having a surplus of posts at that leaving some for this week’s round-up? I’d have better knocked on wood back then because it all came back to me this week when I found myself with way too few links ready to share on Friday night. Somehow – late night reading, ahem … – I still managed to come up with a sufficient number of posts and I even have yet to catch up on all my regulars [sorry for the lack of commenting]. Before I send you off to follow whichever links catch your eye, thank you again to everybody who commented on my previous post. While I didn’t post in between then and now, I really appreciated the encouragement and will be back [soon].

Happy Sunday and don’t forget to let me know any good reads you think I shouldn’t miss in the comments!

 

Good good [food for thought]

You might be the only one via Alexandra Franzen

What might be a small thing to do for ourselves could make somebody else’s day or even save lives.

 

Good good [advice, inspiration and other worthwhile reads]

When “thoughts and prayers” just aren’t enough via Thirteen Thoughts

This might seem two weeks late but it’s actually timely any day these days.

What’s Wrong With the Way Wellness Influencers Are Eating on Instagram  via Greatist

Extremes are never a good idea and this trend is definitely just shifting fears from one thing to another. A breeding ground for eating disorders …

Psychologists Explain The Benefits Of Baking For Other People via Huffington Post

Not like you needed another excuse to get your hands covered in flour but here’s one nobody can argue with.

The One Word That Can Instantly Change Your Mood via Greatist

Truth be told, I’m usually skeptical about these kind of posts but the suggestion here actually sounds great.

5 Ways to Sandwich Your Anger via Positive Prescription

A little venting every now and then is perfectly understandable but you [or somebody around you] constantly need to, these might be helpful.

How to Know You’re Succeeding at Intuitive Eating via Zen & Spice

Some spot-on question to help you determine the points you still need to work on but also remind you of how far you’ve already come [necessary to keep in mind].

The Most Simple Self Care Practice We All Need More Of via Lauren Kate

Something that should be obvious but has become tremendously hard for so many people.

 

How to Shop Clean(er) at Target via A Beautiful Mess

Because cleaning ourselves and our homes shouldn’t come at the cost of environmental damage.

 

Blogging

Handling Offensive Comments + Conversation via DesignSponge

Standing up against discrimination, racism or elsewise offensive people takes guts – and the skills to react in a calm yet effective manner. The comment section is worth reading, too.

How To Create Sponsored Posts Readers Love via Coffee with Summer

Because readers notice inauthenticity and in the end, promoting a product/brand you don’t actually stand behind feels fake on the blogger’s side, too.

 

Good good [posts to make you smile]

This Hilarious Instagrammer Proves Just How Ridiculous Wellness Bloggers Can Be via Greatist

One definite Instagram account recommendation. I mean: look at those sexy abs, ladies ;)!?

 

Good good [food]

Homemade English Muffins  via Living vegan

Perfectly fluffy little buns that look like store-bought ones and are ready to slather with whichever toppings you like.

Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere via Vegan Richa

Spiced chickpeas and spinach wrapped in flaky pastry – true soul food for those colder days to come.

14 Buddha Bowl Recipes That Will Satisfy Every Craving via Buzz Latest News

What did we do before somebody invented the concept of Buddha bowls? I want all of the [vegan] ones in this article.

12 “Cheesy” Vegan Mac Recipes You’ll Fall in Love With via Brit + Co

Truth: I actually like vegan varieties more than the ‘real’ thing and looking at these, I bet you’ll feel similarly.

Vegan Coconut Bacon Stretchy Melty Grilled Cheese (GF) via Rhian’s Recipes

Super intriguing mix of ingredients you probably haven’t seen in vegan cheese recipes before and the result obviously looks amazing, too.

Vegan Lasagna Recipe For The Holidays via Sunny Side Hanne

With all its layers, this dish is definitely made to impress guests at any gathering you’re hosting – oh, and it sounds really delicious at that.

 

Happiness-inducing today: So so many things that it’s impossble to pick just one.

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Good good links #195

For the first time in a long while, I actually found myself with too many links to share – by Friday night already! Usually, I take the weekend to browse a little more to fill those empty spots but today, I am in fact holding a good number back for the next link lovin’ post.What this also means, though, is that I didn’t spend much time scouring blogs this week so if you happened upon any posts I should absolutely read: let me know in the comments!

Happy Sunday!

 

 

Good good [food for thought]

The Privilege of Wellness via Rachael Hartley Nutrition

This one really matters in a world where magazines, websites and influencers give certain foods a bad rep [think: Food Babe], praise all kinds of expensive products, treatments and wellness get-aways. It’s important to remember that having both the time and financial means to invest in our health and well-being is indeed a privilege.

Acceptance Does Not Mean Giving Up via Delish Knowledge

A great reminder that hating [parts of] ourselves doesn’t change a thing for the better – just like acceptance won’t for the worse.

Eating When You’re Not Hungry is Okay…and Healthy.  Via The Real Life RD

A-men! The whole misconception that being hungry is the only “legitimate” reason to eat has to stop.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

The phrase, “you have self control / discipline / willpower around food.” via Yeah … Imma Eat That

Kylie nailed it once again. Not like you needed any more convincing to read this but this!!!: “having self control around food means you are micromanaging an instinct that isn’t meant to be micromanaged. ”

3 Ways We Tell Our Toddlers That Men Are More Important via Sarah Rooftops

While no, I’m not a parent, I still found this thought-provoking and think it’s not just for mums and dads but anybody in any way involved in a child’s life [i.e. aunts, babysitters, grandparents …].

10 Inspiring Illustrated Quotes for the Weekend via Design Sponge

For those moments/times when life feels hard/you feel stuck/things suck in whichever way.

Ladies, enjoy your Sexy Self. Just stop Calling it Yoga. via Elephant Journal

Granted, I’m not a yogi myself but still know a bit about its background and resonate with her words on the ever-popular Instagram pictures.

 

Miscellaneous

Doable Ways to Use Less Water via The Kitchn

If you can’t be bothered to do it for the environment – seriously?! – then how about your bills ;)?

 

Blogging

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Sponsored Posts via The Healthy Maven

Whether you’re a blogger, reader or brand employee: This post is a must-read for a behind the scenes look at how cooperations work. Yes, this is a drill ;). 

I Befriended My Troll via Kath Eats

Such a great post/wonderful news in a world where unwarranted hatred towards strangers has become the [sad] norm.

5 Ways to Find Guest Blogging Opportunities via Bloguettes

Posting on another blog or bigger website can be a great stepping stone in growing your audience. These are some solid tips on how to figure out whom to approach.

Are Your Images Legal? via Jade and Oak

Such a huge and hugely important issue yet one a lot of people let slip [and I totally used to be guilty of it during my first years of blogging, too].

Why I Didn’t Comment on Your Blog Post via Forever Amber

All. of. These. Are true for me, too, so I’m glad Amber found the right words to sum all the reasons up in one post [that I should probably refer to in the future …]

 

Good good [post to make you smile]

My Shameful Blogging Confessions via Forever Amber

Even if mine/yours aren’t the exact same ones, it feels good to know we’re not alone in having some of these ourselves, right?!

 

Good good [food]

13 Drool-Worthy Macaron Recipes via Oh My Veggies

As if macarons didn’t look enticing enough already, flavours like Blueberry Lemon, Chocolate and Salted Caramel or Strawberry Lemonade just increase the wow factor.

Vegan Coconut Polenta with Harissa Mushroom Bolognese via Feed Me Phoebe

Polenta deserves some more appreciation! This dish hightlights it among an equally as tasty sounding veg bolognese.

Crusty Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake via The Glowing Fridge

Cheesy pumpkin sauces are a major favourite of mine and this recipe – from the sauce to the vegetables and cashew crumb topping – has my stomach grumbling.

Pizza beans via Smitten Kitchen

What’s not to like about stick-to-your ribs beans and vegetables in tomato sauce, covered in lots of melty cheese? Gee, that gets me hungry just thinking about it.

Caramelized Endives with Creamy Pumpkin Pasta via Full of Plants

This looks like something you’d be served at a fancy restaurant and sounds so very delicious.

Veggie-Loaded Vegan Shakshuka via Happy Skin Kitchen

This vegan version of the classic doesn’t have to hide. It sounds amazing in its own right.

Gruyère Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls via Food Meanderings

Quite the advanced recipe and unique flavor combination, this one’s for my bread and cheese-lovin’ friends out there.

Chocolate Cinnamon Walnut Chili via Nutrition Stripped

A hearty meatless chili that speaks to me through the inclusion of plenty o’ beans and warming spices.

 

Happiness-inducing today: Getting to help a slightly stressed dad of a toddler carry some groceries to his car since he’d forgotten to bring a bag. He seemed a little perplexed to be offered help – definitely some selfishness on my part ;).

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