Happy 4th of July! How are you celebrating your American pride today? We have nothing planned, but maybe some grilling later? Chicken burgers? Portobello Burgers? Hmm, maybe a good old Chickpea Burger? The possibilities are endless 😉 But I think I might just go with a grilled chicken breast. Nothing fancy, but it does the job! Plus I don’t have many recipe making resources right now since we didn’t really get groceries for this week because we were away. However, tomorrow, I need to stock up!
I’ve been relaxing and going with the flow these last few days and it is just what I needed. Each day I am getting back to normal and finding my inner-peace again 😉 Yesterday was really goo so hopefully the good stuff keeping flowing into today! I’m looking forward to a nice chill weekend as well. Yoga and some quality reading time are calling my name. I just started the book Salt, Sugar, Fat by Micheal Moss. “How the Food Giants Hooked Us.” I love these kind of food politic/nutrition books. So far so good! Sometimes you need some quality non-fiction reading to increase the knowledge 😉
Tuesday: The Writer That Is Not
Wednesday: Paleo Sushi
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
I love hugs! If we ever meet, give me a hug, don’t be shy!
I think I learned all this (or it sank in more) after I stopped my 14 year dance career.
Yes, yes yes!
Wow, this is really sad and eye-opening.
It is all about embracing change, even when it sucks to do so.
Beautiful lessons from a beautiful woman!
Good things to check out!
Strapped for cash? It doesn’t have to stop you.
I really need to embrace this.
Do what makes you happy. It is all perspective anyway.
This stuff is disgusting and I have always hated it!
Send you love to this beautiful family…
You have to work for your goals even when you don’t want to!
Exactly! Stop caring about these ideals!
With this list your days will be full of fun!
Gabby’s awesome take on being a beast in the gym!
Yea, you bet! Yoga can benefit it all!
Amazing runners give you their amazing tips!
We don’t always have to be the best or better than the rest.
Two words. Progressive Overload.
Another great post from my favorite gluten-free super strongwoman!
Haha, I bring my yoga mat everywhere. Like my college orientation 😉
I always hated lunges, well I still do, My left Achilles heel always pops when I do them.
I workout because I love it and I could not imagine my life without it.
I knew there was something about those damn pineapples! (#8)
I like to think of myself as one and it is possible.
I agree with it all except for #3 and #10!
Do you know what’s in season?
That’s what it is! To make us stronger, better, faster!
Smoothies or Juice?
Please live compassionately!
The struggles, but ultimate triumphs of a Celiac!
There really is no perfect way…
It is all about whole foods and knowing what your body needs.
Protein is not a problem. Period.
Blogging & Social Media:
The awaited July list!
Great tips for us introverts in blogging and real-life!
Great tips to help you get noticed and respected!
So many things you can do!
Find your answer and publish!
Just do it!
You are not alone in your struggles and you just need to stay intone with yourself and beliefs.
Yes! I’ve got to stop my addiction. I didn’t use to have one until I started blogging…
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Banana Coconut Bars. My o my, these are a beautiful thing!
Boho Print Mini Tunic Dress. So pretty! Lovely for the summer!
Double Chocolate Buckwheat Bread. Tatum is a genius! (She just needs to get Twitter so I can tag her in my shout-outs!)
French Bakery Kitchen. Now this is a kitchen! Love the white!
Grilled Pineapple with Lime Zest. I am loving the grilled fruit! I had the best grilled pineapple at Whole Foods this week!
Creamy Chocolate Hemp Smoothie for Two. So creamy, so chocolatey, so good!
Shoestring Summer Vegetables with Lentils and Smokey Tahini Dressing. Well this is my kind of food! I love all things smokey 😉 Aka smoked paprika addict!
30 Minute At-Home HIIT Workout. This looks like fun 😉
Vegan Cinnamon Ice Cream with Maple Roasted Radishes. Most unique award goes to this gal!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Ancient Harvest’s Great Ancient Grains E-Cookbook finally came out and TWO of my recipes are featured in it! I am so humbled and so happy! Thank you so much Ancient Harvest! Quinoa lovin’ all the way! Go check it out, it’s free!
Plus as a thank you, they sent me a load of quinoa products! I am one happy girl 🙂
+ Coffee. My new love is going strong. Maybe a bit too strong. Thursday morning I went on a coffee run for my second ever iced black unsweetened coffee. I sucked that baby down in 20 seconds flat. It was a medium too. And then I realized I forgot to say decaf. Now I really never have caffeine except those special times I risk it and have some caffeinated tea. Well a medium coffee for a girl who has not had it in 8 years. Haha, let’s just say I was jumping off the ways. My brain felt like it was bouncing around in my head. Crazy! So I channeled that shaky jitteriness into some new granola making! A good morning it was indeed! (…my stomach was not my friend later, but, dare I say it may have been worth it…just not again for awhile!)
So tell me:
+ What are your 4th of July Weekend plans?
+ Do you stick with Decaf or do you go all out with Caffeine?
+ What have you been reading lately? Do you enjoy the occasional non-fiction book?
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