I have some excitement to share! Today marks TWO YEARS of Strength and Sunshine! On June 26th 2013, I posted my first blog post. Kinda crazy! It seems like a lot longer than 2 years actually. I don’t even remember what was going through my mind when I decided to start! All I can say now is it’s been one hell of a journey and always evolving. Strength and Sunshine has changed so much over these two years and I think I finally found my true “niche” so to speak. If you’ve been a long time reader, you can tell that my posts have changed from “healthy living” during the first year, to tons of yoga and life discussions last year. Now, the last few months, I’ve decided this blog’s purpose, and the one I really have passion for, is being a healthy Celiac and food allergy recipe and support blog.
I feel “right” when that’s what I post about, talk about, and do. Of course, I’ll still throw in yoga musings every so often and other random posts, but ultimately, Strength and Sunshine is a food blog and resource for those with restricted diets. I love being able to provide for that community and show the world that Celiac Disease and other food allergies and restrictions do not mean cooking, eating, and living have to be hard and fulfilling!
So I hope you’re still ready to take this journey with me and connect, share, love. On Monday I’ll be posting the 2 year celebration post which will include one fun-filled recipe and the biggest giveaway ever on Strength and Sunshine. You will not want to miss this one! Now happy Friday, happy weekend, and have a wonderful relaxing time checking out the Friday Finisher! Thank you all so much for reading; it means the world to me! XOXO
Wednesday: Summer Veggie Pasta Salad
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
This makes so much sense!
There is a lot to love about yourself, even if it’s uncomfortable at first!
It’s just real!
There is that thing called eustress which is good stress that we need!
You’ll never have all the answers, so curiosity and asking good questions is essential!
I think this was beautifully written!
Wow, these are fabulous to know!
This is so true!
So perfectly said!
Not all decisions are easy, the future is scary, but that’s okay!
Sometimes you need to check-in and take a look at what your doing or not doing!
Easy poses to help with so many problems!
Really, this would be so fun to try one day!
Once you master the art, you’re life will change forever 😉 Really I could hang-out there all day!
Let’s just get back to what yoga really is. Mmkay?
Because sweating does a body good!
Well my cardio IS HIIT! Wouldn’t have ti any other way!
It’s always fun to play with grain-free recipes!
Really, it is what is says. (Not always bad though!
Okay, but zucchini is a year-round staple for me 😉
I want to go berry picking!
I think it’s a great idea! I would love to start!
Omg! It all makes sense now! Life’s biggest mystery!
Holy-Guacamole! I want to do this!!!
I think this one is super important!
Do these celebrities even need more money making ventures? Just stop…
Wow, if you have a while to read, read this. Very insightful, thoughtful, and comprehensive!
I have not had luck with the ones I’ve tried, but maybe these!
I don’t get it. Why is labeling SO hard and controversial? It’s just one or two words and keeps EVERYONE safe!
Hahaha! This is SUCH a great read! (And sadly true and too real).
Can’t refute science!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
What makes you want to scream?
Definitely my “rules” too!
Really, there is something that will work and fit for everyone!
Your life has just been saved!
From the woman who knows! Love this!
The power of beautiful words!
It’s all “in our heads” 😉
All important when you finally start living your dream!
I totally agree with NJ!
These are such great ideas!
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Crispy Brussels Sprouts Wedges with Honey-Less Honey Mustard. This is the best snack/appetizer ever!
Poppy Seed + Buckwheat Pancakes with Strawberry Salsa and Balsamic Maple Syrup. Can you add any more flavor to these?!
One Pan Szechuan Chicken Fried Rice. Loving the spicy Asian dishes right now!
Plantain Sweet Potato Tacos with Guacamole. Best taco?
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Skillet Cookie. There are no words for this chocolate cast iron wonder!
Taco “Ice Cream” Cones. Okay, maybe these are the best tacos! Haha! I don’t even know what to think!
Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette and Chickpea, Sweet Potato, Beet, Vegetable Salad Bowl. That is one perfect bowl!
Green Tea and Zucchini Noodles with Ginger-Honey Sauce. That’s just too beautiful!
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ancho Rub. I almost bought thighs this week but couldn’t find any good looking ones!
Coconut Coffee Cream Pops. I could eat these ALL summer long! (Who am I kidding…all YEAR long!)
Thai Fried Rice with Cashews. Just ask my family about mu obsession with ALL Asian cuisines right now!
Grilled Cherry Salsa. Because it’s cherry season and we need to load up while they’re still at their peak!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ 2 years of Strength and Sunshine! A huge accomplishment for me personally!
+ Another huge accomplishment this week…BAGELS! That’s right! I perfected the most perfect allergy-free vegan recipe ever and I literally cried with joy!
My biggest most proud success happened on the eve of Strength and Sunshine’s 2 birthday! I have been working at this for years and finally made the ultimate healthy REAL gluten-free allergy-free oil-free yeast-free vegan #bagels! You read that right! Woooooooo! So excited! #glutenfree #vegan #dairyfree #eggfree #soyfree #oilfree #veganbaking #foodie #foodpic #foodphotography #foodblogger #foodgawker #tastespotting #yahoofood #feedfeed #f52grams #howisummer #findingvegan #bestofvegan #veganfoodshare #eeeeeats #healthyeats #eatclean #cleaneating #homemade #foodwinewomen #foodshare #instagood #instafood
+ Just taking it easy. Easy summer days right now. I may feel lazy at times. but I think it’s been good to just have no obligations right now.
+ This video….basically my weekend anthem!
So tell me:
+ Do you have a favorite Strength and Sunshine post or recipe? Let me know!
+ What’s something big you’ve accomplished, or milestone you’ve reached lately?
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