Wellness Weekend, March 14-18, 2013

Hello everyone! Are you tired of winter yet? (Or, if you live in the antipodes, are you tired of summer?–nah, didn’t think so!).

As I count the days until the end of winter, one of the things that always perks me up is checking out your recipes for Wellness Weekend. Thanks, again, for a fabulous array of delectable choices last week!

Newsy Tidbits:

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Garlic Topper from Diet, Dessert and Dogs

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.


This Week’s Picks:

I can’t wait for spring! As I mentioned this morning, I’ve been dreaming of green lately. So this week’s picks all focus on the theme, “Gimme some Green!”:

Santa Fe Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers from Practical-Stewardship. Love the mix of ingredients in the filling!


Roasted Acorn, Beet, and Satsuma Salad with Almond Sesame Dressing from Vegan Richa. Richa recommends baby kale for this salad–sounds perfect to me!

Roasted Acorn Beet Satsuma Salad

Suran (Yam) and Malabar Spinach Curry from Cooking with Siri. Such a great idea to include spinach in your curry–all in one flavor AND nutrition.

Yam and Spinach Curry

And This Week’s Readers’ Choices:

Readers’ Choice, Savory:

Five-Ingredient Sesame Nut Crackers from Food & Yoga for Life. Easy to make–and sound so good!

Sesame Nut Crackers

Readers’ Choice, Sweet:

Decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge from Healthy Life Lessons. I swooned a little when I read about this fudge. And it’s only got 4 ingredients.

Dark Chocolate Fudge

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. Hi Ricki,

    Hope you’re well.

    This week I am sharing a raw dessert (Banana Coconut “Cream” Pie with a Simple Raw Chocolate Sauce). Vegan options are always included. Grade B maple syrup is always my vegan sweetener of choice. I’ve made this recipe with both honey and syrup, both wonderful.

    Have a great weekend.

    Be Well,

  2. Hi Ricki!

    I love the choices this week! Thank you for hosting!


  3. Hey Ricki–I’ve linked up my new crustless pie recipe … a “Faux Pumpkin” that primarily features an ingredient that most of us love and keep on hand all the time. ;-) It’s lighter and mildly sweet, but it passed the Mr. GFE test. :-)

    So glad your book has gotten some great attention! Have to check out all your links, including that fudge (YUM!) and love that beautiful salad!


  4. I am definitely sick of summer, believe me! But happily, the start of March signals the start of Autumn / Fall in Australian weather seasons, so I’m feeling rather positive :)

    • I know that Australians talk about getting sick of summer the way we get sick of winter. . . just can’t imagine it, though, to be honest!! ;)

  5. Definitely sick of winter here! :)

    And congrats on your e-book! I just voted for you so I hope you win!

  6. Ricki,

    Thank you so much for featuring my recipe, I really appreciate it!

    I hope you have a great (blah weather) weekend.


  7. I must put those corn flakes on my weekend shopping list. That gorgeous salad has been following me. ;) I’m sharing my friend’s Living Pad Thai. Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Congratulations on the well-deserved eBook nomination! All the food link ups look amazing (as usual!) including your broccoli salad. I can just imagine how delicious and fresh that must taste!
    I have got to check out that dark, decadent fudge. It looks seriously good ;)
    Hope you have a great week Ricki xx

  9. Thanks for tipping me off to the Bob’s Red Mill giveaway! Fingers crossed. I made something similar to the Santa Fe Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recently, but with amaranth-polenta filling. And I’m going to have to try some of these other recipes soon, too.


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