Wellness Weekend, July 18-22, 2013

Hi Everyone! With summer upon us full force, have you been drinking as much iced tea as I am? I have a great recipe I use for a healthy variation that’s almost like Kool-Aid! See the Newsy Tidbits for the link to the recipe. :)

And there were certainly beverages a-plenty in last week’s event, too, from a delightful Homemade Shirley Temple to Copycat Perfect Pear Juice to a gorgeously green Iced Pear Smoothie. Yum.

Newsy Tidbits:


Summer is time for relaxation! But there are still some fun events going on for you to check out.

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 rickiATrickihellerDOTcom 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:

This week’s picks all focus on the theme “summer salads.”

Watermelon Cucumber Salad from The Allergic Kid. So fresh and lovely! I love anything with watermelon, but this looks especially wonderful.

WatermelonSalad

Flavour Face Punch Bean Salad from Fit Face. A great combination of legumes and veggies in a super colorful salad!

flavor face punch bean salad

Gorgeous Golden Beet Salad from Find Your Balance. I love (lurve!) beets. And what better way to enjoy them than in gorgeous salad?

roasted beet salad

If you’re looking for other salad recipes, you can check out some of mine on the blog, too:

And This Week’s Readers’ Choices:

Readers’ Choice, Savory:

Thai Mung Bean Felafels from Tessa the Domestic Diva. I love the idea of using mung beans in these. Such a great twist from the regular chickpeas!

thai mung beans

Readers’ Choice, Sweet:

No Fuss Lunchbox Fudge from Healthy Life Lessons. Do we need more of an incentive than “no fuss” and “fudge” in the same recipe? ;)

lunchbox 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 Facebook, Pinterest, twitter and Instagram, too! Wellness Weekend even has its own Pinterest board so you can keep track of each week’s links. Check it out right here.

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!



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  1. Hi Ricki! This week I’m sharing Spiced Apple Grain Free Scones as well as Brushetta Quinoa Salad. I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Ricki,

    Thanks so much for featuring my recipe. The fudge was certainly a hit in our house, I hope your readers like it just as much.

    Have a lovely (and hopefully not too hot!) weekend.

  3. Hey Ricki!–I’m linking up two recipes this week! Can you believe it? Stuffed Mini Sweet Bell Peppers and Chocolate Cherry Milkshake. Both are delish, of course. ;-) Great highlights from last week. Must check out the watermelon salad and that fudge for sure! Happy weekend! :-)

    Shirley

  4. Hi Ricki,

    Hope this Friday finds you well.

    Today I am sharing a new recipe: raw strawberry chocolate cereal.

    Have a fabulous weekend.

    xo,
    -Amber

  5. Thanks so much for sharing my watermelon salad! ‘Fraid I was hitting the all-purpose flour this week, so I don’t get to play along, but the round up looks lovely, as always!

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