Wellness Weekend, May 2-6, 2013

Hi Everyone!  Welcome back to this week’s Wellness Weekend!

I’m popping in to say that I may be absent for a few more days on the blog. I hadn’t expected to be gone for a whole week this past week, but have been having some health challenges and I’m not sure when things will be resolved.  For now, I’m going to take a little hiatus until things are sorted out. I’m hoping that will be soon.

So, I apologize that there are no Newsy Tidbits this week. :( I hope to be back up and running by next week’s event.

In the meantime, thank you all as always for your support. And please do share all your wonderful recipes this week! I hope to peek in and see what you all have cooked up.

I look forward to chatting with you all again soon!



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:

This week’s picks all focus on the theme “quick & easy.”

 Strawberry Rosemary Sun Tea from Spiced Curiosity.

Strawberry Rosemary Sun Tea

Veggie Juice Soup from Kathy’s Kitchen, Health, and Nutrition.

Veggie Juice Soup

Kale Spinach Ginger Miso Soup from Vegan Richa.

Kale Spinach Ginger Miso Soup

And This Week’s Readers’ Choices:

Readers’ Choice, Savory:

Crispy Cauliflower Bites from Green Gourmet Giraffe.

Crispy Cauliflower Bites

Readers’ Choice, Sweet:

Fluffy Chickpea Flour Pancakes from The Veggie Nook

Fluffy Chickpea Flour Pancakes

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. Definite no-no’s include: cane sugar (evaporated or otherwise), sweeteners ending in -itol, margarines, or faux meat 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, please note that this is a vegan recipe event. A minor ingredient with a vegan option is fine, but if the main ingredient is intended to be meat or other animal product, your recipe likely belongs in a different link up event.
  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.
  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!

DDD READERS: It May Be Time To Update Your Subscription!

I know that many of you, like me, read your favorite blogs via Google Reader. Well, if that’s how you keep up with DDD, be warned that Google Reader is closing down as of July 1, 2013! (I know–boo hoo). I am always so grateful for your visits and your comments on the blog and I don’t want you to lose touch!

To ensure that you continue to receive notices whenever I add a new blog post–or to get updates on the new cookbook or other happenings here at DDD–you can easily subscribe via email. That way, you won’t miss a thing! Just click here to receive every new DDD post right in your Inbox. Thanks so much for reading. :) (And if any of you know of other good readers to use, please feel free to share in the comments!).

© Ricki Heller 2013.

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  1. Sorry to hear you are under the weather Ricki, sending you good healing vibes. Warmly, Marya

  2. I hope your health issues are sorted soon Ricki.

    Johanna’s cauliflower crisps are on my list to try too :)

  3. Thanks for hosting Ricki! I’m adding my Thick Raw Lemon Bars this week. Have a great night! :-)

  4. Wow, thank you for the link-up! I’m excited to share a new, dinner recipe, Lime-Seared Vidalia Onion & Black Bean Tacos.

    Hope you feel better, Ricki.

  5. sorry to hear you aren’t well ricki – take care and look forward to more posts when you feel better

    am very pleased to get readers choice for the cauliflower bites this week – that was a nice surprise

  6. Sure hope you are feeling better soon, Ricki.

  7. Oh my, such delicious treats already layed out for us :-)
    Bring on the weekend!

    From me this time a new Smoothie Creation: Rice Dream!
    Simple, creamy and filling.

    Thanks for hosting Ricki!

  8. Ricki,

    I’ve been in NYC, so sadly I have nothing to contribute this week. Sorry to hear you haven’t been well, I hope you feel better soon!

  9. Ricki, I missed reading this post and seeing that you have had some health challenges. I’m so sorry. Hope they are resolved quickly!



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