Link Love #11

Every week that I share some of my favorite posts, I remember that I’m just skimming the surface of all of the wonderful posts in the blogosphere. I hope you’re enjoying the few that I share with you and it has helped you to find some new daily reads.

Health

10 Things I Would Tell My Former Fat Self - Lifting Revolution

10 Things I Would Tell My Former “Fat” Self – Lifting Revolution

10 Things I Would Tell My Former “Fat” Self – Lifting Revolution
Masking Issues with Macros – Healthy Helper
Stop worrying so much about fat in your diet – Chicago Tribune Health
Nutriton Compromises – Kath Eats Real Food
Is This Good For Me? – Food & Nonsense

Fitness

21 Minute Core Cardio Workout - Purely Twins

21 Minute Core Cardio Workout – Purely Twins

21 Minute Core Cardio Workout – Purely Twins
Killer Monday Muscles Workout – Food & Fun on the Run
Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise Explained – Colourful Palate
The Barbell Workout – Slim Sanity
Burn, Blast, and Balance Workout! – Fitnessista

Food

Salmon Poke - Lady and Pups

Salmon Poke – Lady and Pups

Salmon Poke-d You. You Should Poke Back. – Lady and Pups
Make this, it’s Marvelous: Grain Free Almond Pumpkin Spice Bread – Cotter Crunch
Coconut Crusted Tofu with Bok Choy and Mushrooms – Eat Spin Run Repeat
Hot Cheesy Roasted Brussels Sprout Dip – Closet Cooking
Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with OMG Sauce – PaleOMG

Food for Thought

What’s your favorite post from the past week?

Foodie Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round Up

What would a fun holiday be without a fun holiday recipe round up? I’m pretty sure you said “not fun” and I agree! And while I’ve never been big in partaking in the celebrations, I can certainly hop on board with the food- and drink-based excitement of it all.

Skinnytaste Eating Bird Food Brown Eyed Baker Gimme Some Oven Two Peas & Their Pod Coconut & Lime Closet Cooking St Patricks Day Recipe Round Up Barr & Table

[Breakfast]
Breakfast Reuben SandwichCloset Cooking
Corned Beef Hash with Carrots & ThymeCoconut & Lime
Green Monster Spinach SmoothieIowa Girl Eats

Alright, so the smoothie might not be a traditional St. Patty’s Day treat, but with all of the treats around, you might want to have this recipe on hand for the next day 😉

[Snacks & Meals]
Honey Beer BreadGimme Some Oven
Reuben Rolls with Thousand Island Dip
Avocado Feta DipTwo Peas & Their Pod
Corned Beef & Cabbage SoupSkinnytaste

I love the twists on traditional fare, especially turning a heavier dish, like Corned Beef & Cabbage, into something lighter.

[Sweet Treats]
Minty Irish PowerballsBarr & Table
Creamy Lime & Avocado Tart (Vegan + Gluten Free)Eating Bird Food
Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice CreamBrown Eyed Baker
Irish Car Bomb CupcakesBrown Eyed Baker
Skinny(er) Shamrock ShakeSkinnytaste

A few indulgent options and a few healthier options as well. Take your pick! 🙂

Food for Thought

How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year?

Feeding My Obsession

It’s no secret that I have a slight Pinterest addiction. When I had to split my “Recipes” board into appetizers, entrees, and desserts, I realized there are way more recipes in this world than I ever realized. And then when I had to split desserts into bars, cookies, cupcakes, etc… well, you get the idea!

Clearly there is not enough time to make all of these recipes right away, but I wanted to share some of the top recipes I’m excited to try out soon!

Appetizers

Creamy Brussels Sprout & Shallot Dip - The Minimalist Baker

Creamy Brussels Sprout & Shallot Dip – The Minimalist Baker

Find me a get-together and I’m all over this! I may love brussels sprouts as much as I love Pinterest 😉 [P.S. did you know that there is an “s” at the end of brussels?]

Reuben Rolls

Reuben Rolls

Meatless Meals

This has quickly turned into one of my favorite categories. I’m loving experimenting with different forms of protein outside of the normal chicken, pork, beef.

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Nuoc Cham - Alexandra's Kitchen

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Nuoc Cham – Alexandra’s Kitchen

This reminds me so much of sesame-crusted tuna.. I can only hope it tastes just as delicious!

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust - Carrots N' Cake

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust – Carrots N’ Cake

Really, it’s sweet potatoes and pizza. How can you go wrong?!

Butternut Squash Casserole - Waking Up Vegan!

Butternut Squash Casserole – Waking Up Vegan!

I have a thing for squash. Ok, let’s just agree that I have a thing for food in general.

Pork

Pork Carnitas - My Kitchen Escapades

Pork Carnitas – My Kitchen Escapades

Two words: crispy bits.

Poultry

Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken - Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken – Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut butter? Again. It’s my thing. So clearly a peanut chicken dish appeals to me. Not to mention, it’s a slow cooker dish, which means it’s great for the Crock Pot Challenge!

Kung Pao Chicken - Closet Cooking

Kung Pao Chicken – Closet Cooking

Seafood

Seared Salmon Tacos with Honey-Lime Slaw + Sriracha Ranch - Peas and Crayons

Seared Salmon Tacos with Honey-Lime Slaw + Sriracha Ranch – Peas and Crayons

Nathan doesn’t eat seafood so I rarely make it for dinner, but I definitely see this as something I could duplicate for him with chicken.

Desserts

Black Bean Powerbake - Powercakes

Black Bean Powerbake – Powercakes

I’ve been trying to cut sugar out of my diet as much as possible so this looks like the perfect snack to curb my chocolate cravings!

Coconut Almond Butter Bites - Running to the Kitchen

Coconut Almond Butter Bites – Running to the Kitchen

Coconut. Almond butter. Chocolate. Need I say more?

Dark & Stormy Quick Bread with Lime Glaze - A Cozy Kitchen

Dark & Stormy Quick Bread with Lime Glaze – A Cozy Kitchen

If the drink is good, the bread must be good too, right?

Well, that should be enough to get started. Looks like I have a quite a bit of cooking to do this weekend! 😉

Food for Thought

What recipes have you pinned that you’ve been dying to try?