Welcome to this week’s Wellness Weekend! I hope everyone’s having a great March so far. Is it spring yet? This is what it looked like outside our window yesterday. Clearly, Toronto has a ways to go. At least the HH is over his late-winter cold, The Girls are getting their regular walks again, and we did have a glimpse of warmer weather this past week.
In the meantime, how about some more delicious food? Last week’s event brought Gingerbread Waffles, Almond Joy Butter (bet that would be great on the waffles!), Roasted Roots with Lemony Bean Purée, Dilled Pea Soup, Chocolate and Hazelnut Strawberry Cheesecake, Sprouted Pumpkinseed Salad with Curried Balsamic Dressing. . . and so much more!
- Shirley from Gluten-Free Easily has a great multi-prize giveaway going on all month in conjunction with her event, March Muffin Madness. Check out the main page for details and descriptions of all the great prizes! Throughout March, 2014.
- This week’s giveaway over on The Blender Girl is from Melissa’s Produce. Check out the details and enter to win! (US only). Until March 14, 2014.
- Did you know that I’ve got an entire Pinterest board dedicated to giveaways, too, more than I can mention here? Be sure to follow it here!
- And there’s still time to respond to my ONE-QUESTION SURVEY about what you’d like to see coming up on the blog! I really appreciate all the responses so far, which will help immensely when I think about what to write when I come back to blogging full time (and I’m itching to do so!). Share your opinion here.
And now. . . on to this week’s event!
PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR GIVEAWAYS OR CONTESTS TO THE LINKYS BELOW–THEY ARE FOR RECIPES ONLY.
This Week’s Picks: If you enjoy roasted veggies, check out these recipes…
Roasted Roots and Lemony Bean Puree from Coconut and Berries. A perfect melding of sweet roots and tangy lemon from Emma!
Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Make Read Food. Two veggies I wish I could eat more often–this sounds like the idea way to do so!
Roasted Taro and Quinoa Salad from Quick’n’Healthy. Have you tried Taro? Here’s your chance in this tasty combo!
Looking for more roasted recipes? Here are some from the blog:
- Quinoa, Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad
- Roasted Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto
- Roasted Green Bean Salad with Citrus Balsamic Reduction
And this week’s Readers’ Choices:
Readers’ Choice, Savory
Readers’ Choice, Sweet:
Gingerbread Teff Waffles at Whole New Mom. Weekend brunch, here I come!
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 group Pinterest board so you can keep track of each week’s links. Check it out right here. And if you’d like to be added as a pinner on the board, just let me know! You have to follow me on Pinterest first (and then I follow you, in order to add you). You can pin any of the recipes from any Wellness Weekend.
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.
- 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.
- This is a recipe event. Your blog post must contain a recipe.
- 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.
- Please link the post with your recipe, NOT your blog’s home page or another event page.
- 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.
- Please mention this event and include a link back to this post so that others can find all the recipes posted!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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