Wellness Weekend, February 7-11, 2013

Hi Everyone–so glad to see you here for another Wellness Weekend! Hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is ONE WEEK from today! Do you do anything to celebrate? The HH and I traditionally go out to dinner. . . this year, I’ve been on a lower-grain diet, so we may have our romantic meal at home. 

Between now and then, I’m going to focus on healthy sweet treats you can serve your sweetie. First up was the Butterscotch Pudding from earlier this week; next up is an amazing dessert from Super Healthy Cookies, which I’ve been enjoying lately.  And please do link up your own V-Day recipes! 

Thanks for continuing to come out and share your incredible healthy, whole foods recipes each week. Last week’s entries were just as mouthwatering as always. I need a full-time chef so s/he can cook all your creations for me!! (Kidding. Sort of.). ;)

Newsy Tidbits:

  • DDD is nominated for a “Best Healthy Cooking Blog” in the Homies blog awards (via The Kitchn)! How very cool! And thanks to Hallie for letting me know. If you like DDD and would like to see me included, please head over to the Homies page and vote!
  • Do you love coconut oil? I sing its praises over at The Balanced Platter this week–and offer up my favorite healthy fudge recipe (featuring coconut oil, of course!).
  • Sharon from Bit of the Good Stuff is giving away some raw chocolates for Valentine’s Day! They look just gorgeous–and she hand-crafts them herself! Best part: it’s international! Anyone can enter. Get to it and enjoy some chocolates for V-Day!
  • My friend Dreena has posted an amazing roundup of greens recipes–plus a tutorial on how to use them–on her blog.  Everything you’ve always wanted to know about leafy greens, and more! :D
  • I’m delighted to be an affiliate for a new Holistic Nutrition Lab program offered by Andrea Nakayama, a functional nutritionist who has been changing hundreds of people’s lives for the better with her holistic approach based on science and nutrition. I’ve mentioned before how much I admire Andrea and what she’s doing, and I can recommend her with complete confidence and enthusiasm. If you’re a holistic nutrition professional looking to improve your clients’ lives with better diagnosis and treatment, OR if you’re curious about what holistic nutritoin is all about, check out Andrea’s free seminar–it takes place tomorrow!

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:

Here are this week’s picks for links on the theme, “salads & sides”:

Szechuan Green Beans & Red Pepper from The Taste Space. Spicy and flavorful–what a great way to enjoy beans!

Green Beans and Red Pepper

Crunchy Ginger Orange Salad from Gluten Free Cat. This would make a refreshing change in winter, don’t you think?

Ginger Orange Salad

Potato Salad (No Mayo!) from Engineering Dinner. Everybody’s favorite gets a makeover!

Potato Salad

And This Week’s Readers’ Choices:

Readers’ Choice, Savory:

Whole Grain Sourdough Biscuits from A Life Unprocessed. I lurrrve biscuits. These sound great!

Sourdough Biscuit

Readers’ Choice, Sweet:

Whole Grain Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles from Gluten & Dairy Free Recipes. Another breakfast goodie from Lisa!

Vegan Waffles

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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Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention, Ricki! :)

  2. Hi Ricki! Happy Weekend! Congratulations for the nomination!

    This week I’ve shared my recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Milk something I’m getting a little addicted to!

    Take care

  3. I think I’ve got myself organised this week ;)

    Also, congratulations on being nominated for best healthy cooking blog! That’s fantastic.

  4. Congratulations on the nomination for Best Healthy Cooking Blog! That’s so exciting! You certainly deserve to win. I’ll be heading over the Homies page to vote for you straight after I’ve finished here :)
    Have a wonderful weekend Ricki xx
    p.s. Thank you so much for the mentions on yr blog and Twitter. It’s much appreciated! :D

  5. Voted! :D

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