Wellness Weekend, February 21-25

Welcome to this week’s Wellness Weekend! I’m always so excited to see the incredible edibles you cook up each week. Last week was filled with creative yumminess, and I’m sure this week will be no different! 

Newsy Tidbits:

  • Did you know it was Dr. Seuss’s birthday yesterday? To celebrate, Babble.com posted my Green “Eggs” and Ham recipe! Check it out here (it’s soy-free, too!).
  • I love this video from Daily Bites. Three simple steps to kick your sugar cravings! This method sounds incredibly simple, but according to Hallie it really works. (You know what I’ll be doing this weekend. . . .). ;) Check out Hallie’s tips here.
  • Have you enjoyed raw foods lately? The ongoing Raw Food Thursdays event from Heather at Gluten-Free Cat continues each week! Check out this week’s entries (or link up your own) here.
  • Nicole at A Dash of Compassion reviews the Wellness Reboot program and has a special offer for the March reboot, here.
  • Go Dairy Free is supporting the GMO OMG project initiative (a new film about GMOs, genetically modified organisms).  If you’re interested in food, you’ve likely heard about the controversy surrounding GMOs. Personally, I’d rather not end up as an involuntary subject in a massive science experiment.  Check out the links and suppor the film if you are opposed to GMOs.

Do you have a blog linky event or giveaway you’d like me to mention? I also will occasionally mention new courses that bloggers offer their readers. Send me an email with the details to dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom and I’ll include three or four each week. Please note that I cannot always accommodate all requests.

PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR GIVEAWAYS OR CONTESTS TO THE LINKYS BELOW–THEY ARE FOR RECIPES ONLY.

This Week’s Picks:

We’ve got beautiful beans and legumes for you this week! The photos alone will make you drool. So, here are this week’s picks on the theme, “legumes”:

Black-Eyed Pea and Stewed Tomato Salad from Cooking with Siri. I don’t use black-eyed peas enough in my cooking! Here’s a delicious way to incorporate them more.

Black Eyed Pea and Stewed Tomato Salad

Rainbow Chickpea Salad from The Rebel Grrrl Kitchen. A colorful composition with chickpeas and lots of veggies!

Rainbow Chickpea Salad

Cinnamon Spiked Black-Eyed Peas Curry from Lisa’s Kitchen. Yep, black-eyed peas once again, with this spicy dish with an Indian flair.

Cinnamon Black-Eyed Peas Curry

And This Week’s Readers’ Choices:

Readers’ Choice, Savory:

Sweet Potato Crepes Stuffed with Smoky Millet from Vegan Richa. I had an entire twitter conversation about this yummy dish last week. Totally intriguing!

Smoky Millet Stuffed Sweet Potato Crepes

Readers’ Choice, Sweet:

Raw Black Forest Brownies from Out to Lunch Creations. How can you go wrong with a mix of chocolate and cherries? ;-)

Raw Black Forest Brownies

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, Facebook and Pinterest, too!

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! Definite no-no’s include: cane sugar (evaporated or otherwise), sweeteners ending in -itol, margarines, or faux meat products.
  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 now. . . what have you been cooking up lately? Please share!



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  1. Yay for beans! I can’t seem to see the link up for this week though, Ricki.

  2. I’m so honoured! Thanks for featuring my recipe.

    Everything, as usual, looks amazing. I must make that curry and those brownies! Yum!

  3. Happy Wellness Weekend, Ricki! Thanks so much for mentioning Raw Foods Thursdays again. It’s excited to see new participants each week. This week I’ve linked up Raw, Vegan Strawberry Fudge Cups that I made for our last raw foods potluck. Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi Ricki! I shared my Date Paste recipe this week, perfect for sweetening cookies and cakes and smoothies etc etc etc!

    Gorgeous features, lots of beans, yum! Hope you have a good weekend.

  5. Yay it’s Friday! I couldn’t wait to head over to catch up on your Newsy Tidbits and check out all the yummy vegan eats :D I’m sure lots more will be linked up over the next couple of days so rest assured I’ll be back again ;)
    Have a great weekend Ricki xx

  6. Hi Ricki! Thanks for hosting!! I shared my Bejeweled Brussels Sprouts w/ Roasted Grapes! It’s Gluten Free, Vegan, & Specific Carb Diet friendly w/ a Body Ecology Diet option! Have a great weekend!

  7. I’m so excited to be the readers choice for sweets this week!!!! Thank you so much! All the recipes above also look amazing! I can’t wait to try them all.

  8. Thanks so much for featuring my bean recipe. :-)

    Siri

  9. Hello Ricki & thanks so much for hosting this event.
    I have entered a comforting stew recipe with Sweet Butternut squash & red lentils. Please forgive me for the “meaty version” of this dish – I have included instructions for the vegan version :)
    Have a wellness- and wonderful weekend.
    Sandra

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