Wellness Weekend, March 13-17, 2014

Wellness Weekend | RickiHeller.com

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!

Newsy Tidbits:

And now. . . on to this week’s event!


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!

Roasted Roots and Lemony Bean Puree

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!

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Taro and Quinoa Salad from Quick’n’Healthy. Have you tried Taro? Here’s your chance in this tasty combo!

Roasted Taro and Quinoa Salad

Looking for more roasted recipes? Here are some from the blog:

And this week’s Readers’ Choices:

Readers’ Choice, Savory

Almond Joy Butter from The Healthy Maven. I love a good nut butter, and this one sounds divine.

Almond Joy Butter

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 ricki@rickiheller.com. 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! Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing Fudgy No-Bake Mud Clusters.
    Hope fully soon we will warm up and the snow will melt. I hope you have a great week!

  2. Awe. Thanks for the shout out! :) Learning that I loved Brussels was pretty awesome. And spaghetti squash?! That just makes everything better!

  3. Hi Ricki!

    Well we’ve been enjoying fantastic Spring weather for the last week reaching highs of 14 degrees C in my part of the country! I’ve been hearing about your cold, cold weather though, brrrrr!!

    Today I’ve shared a fairly economical trail mix recipe which I add to my fruit salad every morning and snack on at work!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Thanks for hosting Ricki! I loved last wek’s especially the teff waffles!

    This week I’m sharing my raw thin mint green tea ice cream cake :)

  5. Oh, Ricki, that snowy picture! Ugh!!! Thankfully, Wellness Weekends puts a little warmth and sunshine in our weekends. :)
    Today I’m sharing my raw vegan version of buckeyes! Hang in there!


  6. It’s hard to believe you still have so much snow! It looks as though we’re going to get through this winter snow-free :D There were people out in flip-flops today…still a little crazy but it is definitely more spring-like.
    Thanks for featuring my recipe. I’m sharing my Black Bean Mole Burgers this week.


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