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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Good good links #173

It’s beginning to look/feel a lot like …

Sunday. Definitely not Christmas because – thank goodness! – temperatures rose a little again. I don’t like this as an effect of climate change but I can’t deny I’m not a fan of wintery temperatures. <- am I really talking about the weather? Lamest way of writing an  intro. Ever. Moving onto more interesting topics which would be those adressed by many awesome bloggers out there again this week. I hope you’ll find some reading material and …

Happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

 

Good good [food for thought]

Why You Should Never Change Yourself for Someone Else via Erin’s Inside Job

Spot on [once again]. Trying to fit in or please others is something I think most of us have tried to before and here’s why it’s at best a short time ‘solution’ [or simply not recommendable at all].

How I Finally Overcame My Late Night Snacking Habit via In It 4 the Long Run

Technically a post for the second category but if you’re anything like me it will inspire a lot of self-reflection.

 

 

Good good [advice, inspiration and other worthwhile reads]

Lessons in Letting Go via my little tablespoon

Giving up control and allowing life to just happen can be one of the hardest things ever.

Why This Health Coach Listens To Her Cravings via Mind Body Green

While the title irks me [i.e. listening to our cravings should be a given] the points made here speak so much truth.

Stop telling women to embrace their flaws via Nia Shanks

This one deserves a resounding heck yes!

Eating for climate change via Khushboo’s Blog

Great tips on a topic that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves in mainstream media.

Self-Care During the Holidays via Avocado a Day Nutrition

Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish but will allow you and the ones around you to enjoy the festive season even more [because: relaxed you = more fun to be around].

8 Simple Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression via Popsugar

It’s no secret shorter and darker days can take a toll on our mood. These things can help keep you happy [unless we’re talking about more serious cases of the SADs].

5 Holiday Gifting Hacks That Are Getting Me Through The Season via The Financial Diet

While this can be read as a cheapo excuse in part as long as the gifts you give come from the heart using these tips is nothing to feel bad about [mostly related to #1 and 2].

 

Blogging

The best blogs for blogging, biz and social media advice via blog ambitions

Some familiar but also several [potentially] new faces to add to your blog reader and learn from.

 

Good good [fun and DIYs]

How to make a cheese advent calendar! via So Wrong It’s Nom

Slightly belated for this year maybe but why not make a cheese fiend in your life happy next year?

 

Good good [food]

Vegan Praline Chocolates via Full of Plants

If this isn’t the ultimate truffle/chocolate treat I don’t know what is. Watch out, Lindt!

30 Vegan Cookie Recipes without Margarine or Egg Replacer via Yup, It’s Vegan

Because you might not always have those ingreients on hand/probably don’t like using them. If you don’t care: amazing cookie recipes galore in anyway.

Vegan Spicy Chocolate Muffins with Spelt Flour via love me, feed me

Spicy chocolate is my jam and these look amazing.

Aquafaba Meringue Cookies with Coconut Sugar via Unconventional Baker

Exciting news for anybody who wants their vegan meringues with neither refined sugar nor any erythritol-based replacements.

Mashed Cauliflower Green Bean Casserole via Contentedness Cooking

Looking at the pictures it’s hard to believe this is basically vegetables on vegetables. Healthy to boot!

Nacho Snacks with Carrot “Queso” via love and lemons

This intriguing ‘cheesy’ vegan dip excites both the carrot and dip enthusiasts [note: I’m part of both group so win-win!].

 

 

Happiness-inducing today: Time with little P., my mum and sister.  A friendly cashier at the supermarket.

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Good good links #172

Hello there!

This is a post for the books. Record books, that is. Because this the earliest I ever finished my good good links [Friday night]. 😉 What a little bit of pressure can do … Not the unwelcome kind  of pressure, though. I’m out and about for the weekend, not returning until Sunday night so figured I’d try to wrap these links up early and succeeded. As always I hope there’s something for you in here, too, and would be happy to hear your opinion once you read one or the other post [especally those in the first category].

Happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

 

Good good [food for thought]

A note about “healthy” living bloggers. via Yeah … Imma Eat That

The things I hesitated writing for months but my thoughts exactly so I’m all the happier Kylie posted this and urge all of you to read it.

What’s Your Crutch? via Erin’s Inside Job

Touché. I think most of us have those ‘tools’ to avoid sitting with our feelings or facing uncomfortable issues.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

5 gifts you need to give this Christmas via Chase the Red Grape

Whatever is on your to buy/to do/to serve list: these five should make it on there, too. At best all year round.

Move in a way that feels good via The Real Life RD

A reminder that what works and – important! – feels good for one person doesn’t necessarily for the next one: “Individuality is the beauty of humanity.”

10 Health Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science via lifehacker

Some you might know but also others you might now, all proven wrong by three different experts.

Accepting yourself and others just as they are via Thought Catalog

Great tips to keep in mind when you get to know new people or have a hard time getting along with those already in your life.

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Young (Not Including Exercise) via hello healthy

Many of these have additional benefits that will makes them quintessential to a good life in general [minus #1 for me, obviously ;)].

Why you should read more often via Bloglovin’ The Edit

Just in case you needed any more convincing.

2016 Gift Guides: Donations + Supporting Causes and People You Love via Design Sponge

I’m a big fan of giving and receiving non-material gifts like experiences and hope to create some handmade ones, too.

 

Blogging

How to Write an Introduction: A Simplified Guide via HubSpot

Ah, the dreaded intro. I will definitely go back to this post when I have some more time because we know how much of a pain those first few lines can be, right?!

 

 

Good good [food]

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes via Emilie Eats

Looking at these pretty ‘cakes you’d never guess the nutritious ingredients they’re made of.

Vegan Pressure Cooker Black Bean Chili via The Conscientious Eater

Hearty, warming and full of beans – the perfect comfort food for those grey and cold days.

Vegan Baked Ziti via Ceara’s Kitchen

Cashew-creamy tomato-y sauce, olives and a bread crumb topping –how much better could it get?!

Smoked Butternut Squash White Bean Dip via Delish Knowledge

The flavor profile of this sounds really interesting and unique with the smoked paprika, orange zest, tahini and others.

 

Happiness-inducing today: [from Friday actually] Getting more done than I expected to. Some days don’t start super well but turn out not half bad after all.

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