Good good links #13

Hi there and happy Sunday!

Maybe it’s a little weird to say it now that I’ve been doing these kind of posts for weeks already. But I just have to: writing the titles of whichever post I’m sharing just the way the author did irks me at times. Why? Well, I already told you I’m a language and grammar nerd and starting every word with a capital letter looks so … wrong. I’m curious how you feel about this so let me know in the comments!

Another Photo a Day-inspired collage on a Sunday …

In my pocket - Yes! - Part of me - P is for ... [puzzles - why yes, crossword puzzles!]

In my pocketYes! [warming cup of tea and oats after running errands in the cold] – Part of meP is for … [puzzles – why yes, crossword puzzles!]

Good good [food for thought]

“Fitspiration”  – Because If You’re Not Miserable You’re Doing It Wrong via That’s What Domi Said

Great post! These pictures can be the opposite of healthy motivation and actually make you feel bad about yourself – worth second-guessing.

Pessimism via also, hello

Why we should get our hopes up: whom are we trying to convince of our strenghts if we don’t believe in them ourselves?

Good good [advice and inspiration]

50 Bloggers Making A Difference in Fitness, Health and Happiness via Greatist

Some well-known faces and many great new-to-me blogs to add to my reader.

Is Multitasking Actually a Myth? via Huffington Post

If you ever felt like everybody around you was better at multitasking than you: they might not actually be.

9 Sneaky Reasons You’re Ravenously Hungry via Huffington Post

If you can’t stop eating: here’s why that might happen.

keep calm … and rest via Running with Spoons

Learning to appreciate rest days, not feel guilty for them and see exercise in a healthy way: “we should be looking at it as a way to improve ourselves rather than punish ourselves”.

9 Self-Care Essentials To Add To Your Life via Mind Body Green

Taking care of ourselves isn’t a selfish act but the best we can do to be[come] kind persons to be around.

The Messy Person’s Guide to Staying Organized via the Daily Muse

Fingers crossed being around my well-organized parents soon will rub off on me!


Good good [things to make you smile]

Cereal’s Future is In Jeopardy via HuffPost Food

Keep on eating and save cereal, fellow bloggers!

Amazing Example of Food Art via Likes

Don’t play with you food – sure, but if it looks that pretty?!

Russian Subways Now Accept Squats for Payment via Mashable

Ridiculous? A great way to help people add some fitness to their day? I’m undecided. Definitely not if you’re already late to catch the subway.

10 Things Hangry People Do via HuffPost Food

Yes, of them. Don’t get in between me and food when I’m hangry.

What Should We Call Veganism: A Vegan Life in GIFs, Part 3 via The Vegan Woman

… and even if you just enjoy it because of the Ryan pics …

What If Men and Women Switched Roles at The Gym? via Greatist

Oldie but goodie featuring some of the most ridiculous gender clichés.



Good good [food]

Butternut Squash, Kale, Chèvre and Gnocchi Casserole via Keepin’ it kind

An elegant seasonal dish featuring homemade vegan chèvre – way to impress!

Oh My Gourd! 55 Healthy Seasonal Squash Recipes via Greatist

Not like you didn’t have enough squash recipes already [guilty!] here are some more.

Creamy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes via edible perspective

This might be the best recipe for scalloped potatoes I’ve ever seen – and  not just because it includes squash.

Healthy Chocolate Fudge via Healthy Food For Living

Chocolate, cashew butter … do you need any more convincing?!

Vegan Crêpes filled with Date & Orange Compote and “supremed” oranges  topped with a creamy cinnamon ice cream via Coconut and Berries

No words for how incredibly delicious this looks but the name already says it all.

Homemade Almond Butter: Salted Vanilla Almond & Cacao Coconut via Fit Swiss Chick

I had to post this one last because I know you won’t be coming back after clicking this link. Either because you fainted or you got your food processor running right away. Not judging you. Swooooon.


Happiness inducing today: Being pain-free after Friday’s toothaches. Yes, that is blissful.


Keeping the capital letters in post titles when reposting them: yay or nay? Ambivalent?

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


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?