Wellness Weekend, October 25-29, 2012

Welcome back to Wellness Weekend! First, let me say “thank you” to everyone who sent Happy Birthday wishes via twitter and Facebook over the weekend–what a lovely way to make the day even more special! The HH and I celebrated on Sunday (and it was so great to get a break–even if only half a day!). I also got some gorgeous earrings from my honey (one size fits all–thank you, HH).  :)

And now, on to this week’s Pre-Halloween edition of Wellness Weekend! Have you seen as many Halloween-themed foods on blogs as I have this past week? Choosing foods to prepare will be almost as tough as choosing an appropriate costume! (If you read my last blog post, you’ll also know that the HH and I don’t give out Halloween candy any more–and the reason why).

Newsy Tidbits

Do you have a blog linky event, giveaway or other event you’d like me to mention? Send me an email with the details and I’ll include a few each week (depending on how many requests I get, I may not be able to include them all).

PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR GIVEAWAYS OR CONTESTS TO THE LINKYS BELOW–THEY ARE FOR RECIPES ONLY. I will list the events under “Newsy Tidbits” for you if you send me an email to dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom. :)

This Week’s Picks:

Here are some favorites on the theme of “Liquid Nourishment”:

Chocolate Almond Milk from Gluten-Free Cat.  Heather shows us how to create this rich, creamy treat from scratch!

Frozen Bouillon or Super Vegetable Stock Concentrate from The Mommy Bowl. Now you can be prepared for all those recipes called for it!

Vegetable Bullion Concentrate

Plum Ginger Smoothie from Fox in the Kitchen. Another yummy beverage, this one “Easy like Sunday morning”!

Plum Ginger Smoothie

Orange Juice and Pumpkin Smoothie from Green Thickies. This rich and creamy beverage is antioxidant-rich, too!

Orange juice and pumpkikn smoothie

And This Week’s Readers’ Choices:

Readers’ Choice, Savory:

Carrot Straws from Anne-Marie Cain. Your daily dose of beta-carotene in a delicious snack!

Carrot Straws

Readers’ Choice, Sweet:

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cream Squares from Sweetly Raw. Another sweet confection made from one of my favorite autumn squashes!

Thanks for joining in and sharing all your healthy, sugar-free and vegan recipes. I love seeing what you whip up each week! And I hope you’ll also share on twitter and Facebook (there’s a new, shorter twitter hashtag, too, so you can write more about the food: #WWknd as well as the original #WellnessWeekend).

Here’s How to Participate:

The event occurs once a week, starting Thursdays at 8:00 PM my time and running until the following Monday at midnight.

  1. Simply link up a vegan recipe you made (and posted about) that contains health-supporting ingredients. This means any good-for-you whole foods, especially those with antioxidant properties or “functional foods” (ie, offering naturally medicinal or health-promoting qualities–such as garlic, coconut oil, all vegetables, fruits, herbs, etc.)–but any fresh, real food is welcome! No-no’s include white flour or sugar, highly processed foods, or animal products. Items like vegan protein powder, grain or bean flours, or coconut milk are fine even though they are technically “processed,” since they either contain a single ingredient, or could technically be made at home. Also, if you render a recipe vegan-friendly by adding a vegan option to your ingredients, your post will be good to go!
  2. This is a recipe event. Your blog post must contain a recipe.
  3. You may link up older posts from your archives as long as they contain a link to this post. Please do not link up any posts you have previously shared at an earlier Wellness Weekend event.
  4. Please link the post with your recipe, NOT your blog’s home page or another event page. The post must contain a recipe.
  5. You may submit up to three recipes, but please follow the guidelines for each one individually. ONLY ONE THUMBNAIL FROM EACH BLOG POST, PLEASE. If your post contains two suitable recipes, link up once and people will still see all your fabulous recipes when they click on the linky. :)
  6. Please mention this event and include a link back to this post so that others can find all the recipes posted!
  7. Feel free to use the blog badge, above (or see the left sidebar of this page–if you need the html code, let me know and I’ll send it to you). Many thanks to Adrienne of Whole New Mom for setting up the badge code for me!

PLEASE NOTE: In order to promote your posts and the event, I like to occasionally tweet, mention on Facebook, or pin your blog post(s). On occasion, I will repost your photos in the following week’s Wellness Weekend as well. If you prefer that I NOT use your photos or links, please let me know in the comments below, or send an email to me at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom. Thanks!

I will reluctantly remove any links that don’t comply. I apologize, but I will no longer be able to leave a comment telling you that I’ve removed a non-compliant link. I hate to have to remove links! PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE POSTING!

And n0w. . . what have you been cooking up lately? Please share!

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  1. A belated Happy Birthday Ricki!

    And how sweet of you to highlight my Plum Ginger Smoothie. Thanks bunches.

    Have a great week!

  2. Hi Ricki,

    Oh how I’ve missed my Wellness Weekend.

    We are currently knee deep in the home buying process. So this is taking all of my time and energy. Trying to keep up with blogging though, as it’s a nice escape and one of my favorite hobbies. Anyway, good to be back this week to share a few of my latest recipes and a smoothie from last fall that’s super yummy. :-)

    Hope you have a great weekend lovely lady.

    Be Well,

  3. Those apple cream crepes look amazing!

  4. Hi Ricky! I shared cottage cheese… make with coconut milk! It uses a very unique technique to replicate the texture of cottage cheese without dairy!

  5. hiya Ricki! Forgot to comment that I linked up my Sugar-Free Caramel Apples – thanks for allowing us to showcase our recipes!! Hope you are having a splendid weekend. :) xo

  6. Belated happy birthday Ricki – glad to hear you got a nice break with the HH and am sure the girls would have been happy to share a birthday feast with you :-)

    now off to check out the great Wellness Weekend links


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