Good good links #179

It’s really Sunday already again? Pinch me, please. Or at least give me another half a day or so to catch up on my to-do list. Luckily, I tackled that one item important to you already: gathering lots of good links from around the web. And yes, there were many of them again this week. So without further ado [can you tell my to-do list’s calling my name ;)]:

Happy reading and happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

Good good [food for thought]

Is It Dangerous to Dream? via My little tablespoon

Failure in what we’re trying to achieve is always possible – but does that mean we shouldn’t even allow ourselves to hope for our dreams to become reality?

Your body can process everything…it’s your mind that gets in the way. via Yeah … Imma Eat That

Yet another amazing post by Kylie. Definitely check out the comment section of this post, too!

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

Breaking the Rules: Why I Quit Whole30 via My Uncommon Everyday

A great post about when quitting is actually better than sticking with any kind of challenge you set for yourself.

28 Life Lessons via Katalyst Health

These kind of posts are favourites of mine in general and Kat shares some truly inspiring and empowering messages.

Healing Amenorrhea Naturally – Part 1 and 2 [Q& A video] via The Real Life RD

Two great posts on a topic [unfortunately] affecting many of us ladies.

Stop Apologizing for the Pop Culture You Love via Wit + Delight

There’s no need to feel ashamed or ‘stupid’ if you like listening to mainstream music or don’t miss any Bachelor episodes. We like what we like and that’s cool.

I was Wrong, and that’s OK via Plantbased Pixie

No matter the topic – in this case: clean eating – it can be hard to admit your past beliefs were wrong but doing so makes you even more authentic and likable as a person.

What to do when you can’t meditate via The Fit Foodie

Perfect or anyone like me who finds it near impossible to stop their brain from rattling on and on all the time.

15 Spots You’re Forgetting to Clean (and How to Take Them On) via Apartment Therapy

Ew. Can you/I still play the ‘ignorance is bliss’ card after reading this?

 

Blogging

When To Stay On Brand And When To Speak Out via A Cup of Catherine

Catherine’s message is so important. No matter how small our blog: we have an opportunity to bring attention to the topics dear to our hearts.

Inside Instagram: fake comments, fake followers, fake everything? via Forever Amber

A-men. This is seriously annoying me so much and I actually have a post on a similar topic in my drafts but

 

Good good [videos]

You Are Not the Majority

Interesting facts leading to the realization that we are – to quote what I read elsewhere – all just stardust in the end.

 24 Things you Thought Were Vegan

Unlike other lists of this kind this one actually contained quite a few really surprising not even vegetarian items (bummer!).

 

Good good [food]

Beet Tartare wth Cashew Cheese via My Darling Vegan

An elegant and impressive dish for all beet fiends out there.

One Minute Cinnamon Roll in a Mug via A Virtual Vegan

Unlike the dozens of cinnamon roll mug cakes this one is an actual roll and my oh my does it look scrumptions.

Vegan Tiramisu Fudge Bars via Vegan Richa

Not usually a coffee drinker I do like its taste in some desserts – like Tiramisu – and these bars look amazing.

Cashew Cream Blood Orange Parfaits via The Almond Eater

One stunning (vegan) dessert. Or maybe breakfast? The variety o tastes and textures sounds incredible.

Cookie Crunch Cocoa Puffs Homemade Cereal {Gluten Free} via Cotter Crunch

What a smart cookie [lame pun] Lindsay was using an unexpected shortcut in these.

15 Minute Vegan Pad Thai via Delish Knowledge

The only thing better than tasty Asian food? That very thing done fast for when you need food stat.

Healthier One Pan Stove Top Lasagna via She Likes Food

Skip baking time in the oven and do your lasagna stove top style.

 

Happiness-inducing today: Time with the family.

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Good good links #178

Isn’t it funny how one day can be just like any other for people on one continent and extremely exciting for those on another? Translation: to me, it’s “just” Sunday while I know many of you overseas it’s time for the long-awaited the Super Bowl. Which I admittedly know zilch about. Oops!? Either way, have fun watching, eating lots of delcous food and cheering on your team.

What I know more about is good posts and the fact I came upon a sheer overwhelming number in the past two weeks. Because I don’t want these round-ups to become too crowded and the individual articles not getting enough attention anymore I saved some for the next dose of good good links. Anyway, I’m sure you’ll still find some good reading material in today’s post already so …

Happy reading and happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

Good good [food for thought]

When living your life with a purpose means you forget to live your life  via via Chase the Red Grape

 In a time and age where our possibilities seem unlimited it’s hard not to stress about not exactly knowing what we want [yet]. Life isn’t linear and it’s normal to veer off the path we might have seen ourselves walking ten years ago.

Feeling Down? 10 Thinking Patterns That Can Make You Depressed via Live Bold and Bloom

One of my favourites among favourites here because of its in-depth look at negative [and unfortunately common] thinking patterns and how to break free from them.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

Handling Difficult Conversations Online via Design Sponge

Not just useful for online conversations but an important and helpful post for anyone ever having difficult conversations [= everybody, duh].

Do I have to buy organic produce? Via Real Mom Nutrition

The benefits of eating fruit and vegetables outweigh the pesticides potentially used on them so if buying organic isn’t an option: don’t stress.

How to Become a BS Detector via Plantbased Pixie

A really really good guide to keep on hand whenever you read something online because there are a lot of self-proclaimed “experts” out there in the widths of the internet. Don’t blindly trust any- and everybody.

 

 

 Body image/self-acceptance

Your words and actions matter, not your appearance. via Avocado a Day Nutrition

Amen. It’s our kindness, the words we speak, things we do that have an impact on the world around us. Not the way we look or the number on the scales.

How Pregnancy Led Me to Accept my Imperfections via Verily Mag

While I’m neither a mum nor pregnant myself I’ve seen similar changes in women I know and they’re wonderful.

Forgive Yourself For Not Being Perfect. Then Do It Again Tomorrow. via Wit + Delight

Maybe we’ll have it all figured out by the time our soul leaves our cute bodies but probably not so just make sure you’re being as nice to your heart as possible.”  For any of us that are too hard on themselves [read: most of us/too many].

I tracked my happiness for a year to get data on how to build a more joyful life via Quartz

Figuring out the things that bring you joy can help you consciously spend your time and money differently in the future. Plus, writing down and focusing on the positives in life is a good idea as is.

 

 

Blogging

Why There’s No Perfect Time to Post on Facebook via Buffer Blog

Everybody will tell you different ‘best times’ but the actually fitting ones for you need to be determined individually.

35 Totally Free Resources to Help Grow Your Blog via Helene in Between

An awesome guide on just about everything you might need for bloggers at every stage.

 

Good good [things to make you smile]

A [grown-up’s] childhood dream come true? See, mum … 😉

The world needs more people like this teacher.

 

Good good [food]

Dark Chocolate Blossoms via Amy’s Healthy Baking

Brownie-like cookies topped with a chocolate morsel – who’d be able to resist these?

Mini Mocha Caramel Tartes via Peachy Palate

Grain-free, paleo, vegan, oh, and insanely delicious-looking these will be the way to everyone’s heart [not just on Valentine’s Day].

Cumin Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Vegan Parsnip Puree

Cumin, carrots, chickpeas and parsnips – so many of my favourites in one dish.

Cauliflower Rice with Zingy White Beans and Kale via Golubka Kitchen

The orange-scented white bean sauce alone sounds amazing already and the final dish looks stunning. 

Vegan Cauliflower Nachos with Walnut Taco “Meat” via Detoxinista

All the nacho deliciousness while actually eating an extra dose of vegetables?! Yes, please.

 

Happiness-inducing today: Most of my day, really.  It’s a nice feeling when there’s still less that felt bad than good in a day that didn’t involve enough check-offs on your to-do list.

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Good good links #177

Sunday, where did you come from that quickly? Hi!

It’s been quite a few days since we talked and much to my dismay the recipe post I mentioned potentially sharing didn’t happen. The week took an unexpected turn and I just didn’t get around to posting. The week was one for reading rather than creating and you can – hopefully – benefit from this as well. There we go with another roundup of great posts from all around the web.

Happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

Good good [food for thought]

I Don’t Know What’s Best For You via Be More with Less

Must-read. A reminder that rings true not just online but in every area of ‘real’ life, too.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

My path to becoming an eating disorder dietitian. via Yeah … Imma Eat That

Kylie’s story of overcoming her ED and now helping others in recovery is amazing and inspiring to read.

Things we Don’t Talk about on Social Media. via Elephant Journal

… but really should. Staying silent about them is only feeding our fears and anxities.

9 Ways Your Perfectionism Is Holding You Back: A Psychologist Explains via Mind Body Green

If you’re a fellow perfectionist this is both a must-read and might help you find ways to overcome the struggles.

Why The Thoughts You Think Are As Important As The Supplements You Take via Mind Body Green

Even as somebody who’s definitely not into ‘woo woo’ I find this both logical and important to understand.

How One Word Helped Me Stop Criticizing Myself via Verily Mag

The idea of this ‘game’ is wonderful. We need to see ourselves with others’ eyes more often.

 

Health, food and recovery

How to Make a Food Craving Go Away via Avocado a Day Nutrition

The one surefire way to smash any and every craving. A must-read in the flood of ‘how to stop cravings’ posts.

This Is How Your Body Detoxes via Nutrition Stripped

… and this is why all the detox diets out there are BS. A thorough explanation of the magic our organs do all by themselves.

Should You Quit Sugar? Is Sugar Making You Fat and Sick? via Abbey’s Kitchen

A scientific look on the science of different forms of sugar, low-carb diets allowing you to make your own educated decision on whether it’s a nay or yay in your diet.

How to Legalize Food (and Fire the Food Police) via Real Mom Nutrition

Questions to determine how healthy your relationship with food is and great tips on how to normalize it [again].

 

Household tips and tricks

10 Alternative Uses for Your Salad Spinner via The Kitchn

Now I might actually contemplate getting one though I’m not a fan of salads …

DIY Oil-Pulling Chews For The Oral Health Of Your Dreams via Mind Body Green

If you, too, have trouble getting over the ‘ick’ factor of gurgling oil as is these might be the solution.

Weird, wise and worth a try; 8 Homekeeping Hacks to Change How You Dust via Apartment Therapy

Because cleaning is an non-negotiable part of adulting and I know I can’t be the only one appreciating a little help in getting things done faster and easier.

 

Good good [food]

Chocolate Banana Breakfast Tartlets via Full of Plants

Looking 100 % decadent it’s hard to believe these are made from wholesome ingredients and sweetened with dates and maple syrup only.

Unicorn Yogurt Bark via Popsugar

I had yet to jump on the unicorn food trend but this? It’s girly, cute and – healthy!

Thai Carrot Cauliflower Rice Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing {Paleo, Vegan} via Cotter Crunch

If you hear me call a salad alluring you know it has to be good. This one definitely looks like it.

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Gnocchi via Blissful Basil

For all my fellow carrot-crazy friends! The Italian comfort food favourite with an extra dose of carotene.

Shiitake Mushroom and Kale Savoury Oatmeal via My Darling Vegan

Kale yeah! [sorry, I had to] If you haven’t tried savoury oats yet this one might make you want to finally get on board with them.

 

Happiness-inducing today: Starting my day by rereading a good book.

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Good good links #176

Okay, yes, I know what you’re thinking [or at least I think I do]: Hypocrite. What.a.hypocrite.

Hey, at least it’s working in your favour, no?! Yes, I’m aware I said I was putting the good good links to rest. But hey, I said the weekly links [can you tell I’m being defensive/embarrassed?]. Meaning I left the option of bringing them back at all open. Granted, not even I guessed it would be this soon but from the moment I made my decision on I’ve been finding so many share-worthy posts. More than in some of the past weeks combined. Life has a funny way of playing out, no? Either way, yes, I’m back with links and these aren’t even all I found so more link lovin’ posts are to come. Not next week, though. Really not. I have a reputation of keeping my own worth to hold up after all ;).

Happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

Good good [food for thought]

Lessons in Imperfection via Fashion Me Now

Pretty much a must-read if you’ve ever criticized yourself, experienced FOMO or felt less-than compared to others.

The One Thing We Should All Aim to Do More of in 2017 via My Inner Shakti

A thousand times yes! Whether you made resolutions or not this should be a constant one to follow.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

Beware of New Year’s Diet “Advice” via The Oatmeal Artist

In-depth thoughts on dieting culture fuelled and what we as individuals can do to work against it.

The Difference Between Being Nice and Being a Doormat via Verily Mag

A good one for anybody who has ever felt guilty for saying no to a request or just can’t say no at all. “It’s not that it’s bad to be thinking of others. It’s that pleasing others is not the same as helping others.”

When your phone uses you via Seth Godin

Another one of his short, straight-to-the-point and at that thought-provoking posts all of us will find relevant,

The Paleo Diet – Good or Bad New Years Resolution? Via Abbey’s Kitchen

A research-based look at the pros and cons of this popular diet allowing you to decide for yourself.

Why You Should Rethink That New Diet In 2017 via Mind Body Green

The anti-diet mindset beats all diets out there. There’s a free food freedom challenge starting January 16th, too.

 

Blogging

Blog Tips: 7 Things to do When You Feel *Stuck* via Thirteen Thoughts

The dreaded writer’s block … If you – like me – have been hit by it lately: there you go.

 

Food

10 Ingenious Ways to Upgrade Everyday Foods via The Kitchn

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to take the flavor [and excitement] of foods you eat on the regular up a notch.

Small Batch Baking Tips via Dessert for Two

Useful advice on scaling down recipes because you might not always want to bake a whole cake.

 

Good good [fun, DIYS and YouTube videos]

10 Stunningly Beautiful English Words

Printable Hot Tea Pyramids via Oh Happy Day

A cute gift idea for any tea fiend – or simply yourself?!

 

Good good [food]

Vegan Vienetta via Plant Pusherne

Childhood memories! If you can’t understand my excitement about this you clearly grew up without the magic that is Vienetta 😉 – make up for it.

Vegan Curried Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls via Dishing Out Health

So creamy! I’m not one to shun pasta but this might just beat your regular ol’ bowl of it.

Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Potato Soup via Diary of an Ex-Sloth

This looks like the food version of a hug [weird way of saying: incredibly comforting] – bonus points for being a small-batch recipe [perfect for single households].

100+ High-Protein Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes via Kitchen Treaty

Because getting your protein in on a vegetarian/vegan diet is so [not] hard.

Savoury Lentil Oatmeal Taco Bowl  [vegan] via The Oatmeal Artist

Oatmeal all day every day! This is a super fast and nutritious way of satisfying a taco craving.

Cheesy Vegan Meatballs via Elephantastic Vegan

One word: genius. These remind me of a recipe for cheese-stuffed meatballs my sister got from her best friend years ago. Only these are vegan = a million times better.

 

 

Happiness-inducing today: Being able to appreciate all that I have rather than fretting about what I don’t have.

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Good good links #175

With the year coming to a close in no more than a few days something else is finding its – temporary? Final? – end, too:  The Good good links. As hinted at for a while I’ve decided to lay off this blog series. Whether for a few weeks, months or for good I can’t and don’t want to predict at this point.  Originally, I was going to share a few more words on the why but things got wordy too fast – talk about some serious self-reflection – and I decided to postpone this for another day.

Before the link lovin’ goes, though, here’s another round-up of [some of the many] posts I wouldn’t want you to miss. Ironically, I found way too many for one post just the week I decided to lay this series to rest … who knows what that’s mean to say …?!

Good good links

 

 

Good good [food for thought]

An Illusion of Confidence via Ally in Blunderland

Something that can’t be repeated often enough. A reminder to not judge or assume because you  never know the full story.

I am more than a food blogger via Hummusapien

As bloggers we don’t ever have to feel reduced to our niche – be it food, fashion, fitness or whatever else. Our online outlets are a reflection of our personalities and lives as a whole.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

Give Yourself Time To Just…Be. Via Nubby Twiglet

Something we easily forget in a time of social media, constant comparison and the praise of being busy.

The Snowball Effect via Kath Eats

It doesn’t work just for exercising or eating – this little mind trick is effective all-around.

7 Fun Ways To Teach Kindness To Kids via Mind Body Green

Not only can you never start this early enough but in doing these things you’ll be a better and happier person yourself.

How to Stress Less via Eating Bird Food

Knowing ourselves better and keeping a few things in mind to plan ahead helps us avoid the stress trap.

2016 Year in Review – Expectations vs. Reality via In It 4 the Long Run

As so often Georgie’s reflections on her life provide some food for thought, lessons to take away and a relieving perspective on the future of blogging for all of us.

Two kinds of winning via Seth Godin

A very simple but important reminder.

 

Food/Cooking

The Secret Ingredient for Dairy-Free Ricotta via The Kitchn

A food trend/mash-up of two magic ingredients I missed this year.

How to Make Peace with Sugar via Refinery 29

This probably seems most fitting after the holidays but really is an important piece of advice all year round.

 

Blogging

The One Thing EVERYONE Needs to Know About Success via Southern in Law

Not just in regards to blogging this is something – I think – all of us tend to forget in our quest for growing our blogs, being the best wife/girlfriend/daughter/you name it.

 

Good good [fun]

German Words We Need in English via Swiss Miss

Just a handful of some of the quirkier words my mother tongue has to offer. Fremdschämen ist something I use pretty regularly – too bad, really.

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Good good [food]

Hot Chocolate Steel-cut Oats via edible perspective

The comforting [childhood] winter drink turned into a dessert-like breakfast of champions.

Vegan Skillet Brownie (with Lentils!) via Emilies Eats

If I’d seen this any earlier it would have become our Christmas dessert. Because hi, it’s a giant brownie made from whole nutritious foods.

Lasso the Moon Cookies via Cadry’s Kitchen

Simply because they’re really cute. And maybe the whole moonbeam magic works after all ;)?!

13 Best Vegan Potato Soup Recipes via The Vegan 8

Who knew potato soup had so many different faces? One sounding  better than the other. 

 

Happiness-inducing today: Spending time with my little nephew.

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Good good links #174

Hello there!

Once again, I’m struggling to find a proper intro for one of these posts and will pretend you’re just skipping past it in anyway ;). If you don’t: how has your weekend been going? Tell me about any cookie baking or Christmas preparations going on! For us, there has been quite a bit of the former and hardly anything of the latter. We actually haven’t even decided on our Christmas dinner yet. Well, as far as I’m concerned I’ll be fine as long as there’s a -lot- of Rotkohl on the table. Preferably some potatoes, too.  Easy to please for once.

Speaking of pleased I hope that’s what you will be by the selection of great links down here. Happy reading and …

 

Happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

 

Good good [food for thought]

What matters via Life in Limbo

A simple question that can serve as way to deeply reflect on what did and didn’t work for us in the past, what we need more of and how to get it.

Our Challenges Are Our Greatest Gifts via Healthy Hits the Spot

Something I’m sure many of us can see to be true in their lives, too. Hard in the moment of our struggles can not only make us grow but allow us to help others facing the same hardships.

 

Good good [advice, inspiration and other worthwhile reads]

Making Merry (When Not Making a Lot of Money)

Proof and reminders that the holiday season doesn’t have to be one of spending many many dollar bills.

The Best Body Positive Books to Build a Better Body Image via Avocado a Day Nutrition

I’ll definitely put at least one of these on next year’s reading list.

Christmas with an eating disorder … tips and advice for family and friends via Peachy Palate

An amazingly thoughtful post from the perspective of someone who has gone through the hell of an ED and can understand both sides.

Actionable ways to accept, then love your body via The Real Life RD

Body love doesn’t happen overnight but is an evolution that these little steps help reach.

10 Rules of Being a Grown-Up, Holiday Edition via The Kitchn

Funny but also true. Though #3 should be a year-round thing and #9? Well …

 

Food and health

Are you eating too much protein? via Popsugar

One of the rare posts giving more realistic suggestions of how much we really need.

How Do I Eat Healthy If I Hate Veggies? via hello healthy

I’m going to assume none of you reading actually loathes them in general but these tips might also help you incorporate those vegetables you don’t quite like just yet into your diet.

46 Life-Changing Baking Hacks Everyone Needs To Know via BuzzFeed

From baking troubleshooting, DIYs and time-savers: Really smart and super handy ideas in here.

 

Good good [food]

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies via Minimalist Baker

Because these are a vegan + gluten-free version of the pretty much best cookie concept ever.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds via The Healthy Maven

Hi, addictive deliciousness. These would probably make a really good last minute Christmas gift, too.

Whipped Rutabaga Mash with Quick Tomato Confit via Heart Beet Kitchen

Watch out, mashed potatoes! You might just get some fierce competition by the unsuspecting and often neglected rutagaba here.

Crustless Bacon Brussels Quiche via Vegan Yack Attack

While I don’t remember ever having bacon pre-vegetarian days the decidedly savoury cheesy goodness in this speaks to me.

 

Happiness-inducing today:  I’m sick  and today has been a litte rough there but … being able to lend an ear to a friend and encouraging her.

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