Wellness Weekend, October 20-24, 2011
Pumpkin love was in the air for last week’s Wellness Weekend–I guess I can’t deny that autumn is really here. Well, with dishes like the ones you contributed, I guess the fall can’t be all that bad (though I’m not quite ready to say “hello” to winter, yet–ack!).
Here’s are just a few top choices from last week, based on the theme of “foods that will warm you”:
Mushroom and Hazelnut Pot Pie from Fox in the Kitchen. Doesn’t that just sound amazing? And gluten-free, too!
Carrot Cake Muffins from Veggie V’s Vegan Adventures. Wouldn’t one of these and a cup of tea in the afternoon warm you up?
Spanish Chickpea and Squash Stew with Pears from The Taste Space. Unusual pairing (pear-ing?) of ingredients = elclectic, delicious soup!
Buttercup Squash Breakfast Pudding from Food. Farm. Health. An oatmeal-like pudding so healthy you’ll be happy to eat it for breakfast!
And the Reader’s Choice post from this past week was:
- Chile Chocolate Tart from Tri 2 Cook! It’s Shannon’s first entry to Wellness Weekends–and you folks sure did welcome her! Check out her fabulous recipe.
I think it’s fair to say that we love our desserts!
As always, thank you to every one of you who played along by submitting your recipes! I love seeing what you all make each week.
Please join us this weekend! There are so many options for healthy foods. . . whether or not you’re vegan, remember that many salads, veggie side dishes, pasta dishes, desserts, smoothies, and more are naturally vegan and can all be included!
Here’s How to Participate (PLEASE READ THESE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY BEFORE LINKING UP!):
- The event occurs once a week, starting Thursdays at 8:00 PM my time and running until Monday at midnight.
- Simply link up a recipe you made (and posted about) within the past week that contains health-supporting ingredients (see list below). Use the Linky Tool at the bottom of the page. Please do not link more than once to the same web page!
- Please link the post with your recipe, NOT your blog’s home page. The post must contain a recipe.
- You may submit more than one recipe, but please follow the guidelines for each one individually. ONLY ONE THUMBNAIL PER POST, PLEASE.
- Please be sure to 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!
- As always, I hate to remove links, but will do so if they don’t comply with the guidelines.
What your recipe CAN contain:
- 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!
- Natural sweeteners (coconut sugar, agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, stevia, Sucanat, rapadura, coconut nectar, yacon syrup, etc.)
- Vegan ingredients (even if you’re not vegan, OF COURSE you can still play along! You’ll be surprised at how many foods are naturally vegan; and if not, there are many subs you can use for eggs, milk or butter–include vegan options and we’re good to go!).
- Note that this is NOT AN ACD-ONLY EVENT. Any real food ingredients that are sugar-free and vegan are more than welcome–so use that maple syrup, those mushrooms, that nutritional yeast, miso, etc! I’m just looking for healthy, whole foods recipes.
What your recipe cannot contain:
- White flour, white sugar, or any highly refined, highly processed ingredients (note that regular brown sugar is actually refined!);
- Anything almost entirely artificial (ie, most boxed mixes, fast food, faux “cheese,” faux “meat,” or margarine, unnaturally colored cereals or other foods, etc.);
- Animal products (meat, chicken, fish or seafood, or their by-products, gelatin, eggs, dairy, butter or honey).
“Hey! Why was my entry removed?”
I used to email each poster individually if I had to remove the post, but I just don’t have that kind of time any more–sorry! So if your recipe mysteriously disappeared, please check the list below and feel free to re-post it if it changes to meet the guidelines! You can always leave a comment or email me if you’re still not sure why something was removed.
- The most common reason entries are removed is because they don’t adhere to the guidelines: either they contain ingredients that aren’t listed here, they are a re-post of a blog entry that is more than one week old, or they contain neither a recipe nor anything directly related to food preparation. If you render a recipe vegan-friendly by adding a vegan option to your ingredients, your post will be good to go! For older posts, you’re welcome to re-post them during the week of the event, or choose a newer recipe.
- Another reason posts are removed is because the link leads to an advertisement, a business blog or another blog event page (with mulitple entries and linkys). Please do NOT link up posts that are merely referrals to a different post or the home page for another blog event.
- Only one thumbnail per 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.
- I hate to have to remove links! PLEASE read the guidelines before posting!