Weekly Links #2

Happy Monday!

Clearly I have commitment issues since I’m posting the 2nd installment of Weekly Links on Monday instead of the weekend. I guess it’s not much of a series if I do it once and miss the next one, huh?

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Truthfully, I’m not sorry. Yesterday the sun was shining—and I’m glad I enjoyed a great Bikram class first thing in the morning, had some lunch downtown while watching marathoners cross the finish line, and watched the movie, Her, with Mark. Time spent unplugged from the internet is time well-spent—though that doesn’t mean I love you guys any less.

Even so, I wanted to share a few recipes and articles that caught my eye last week.


Crispy Brussels Sprouts Tacos With Caramelized Shallot Salsa via How Sweet It Is

Brussels sprouts are one of my all-time favorite vegetables, and I find nothing weird about making them the star of this dish. I need to try these.

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake via Chocolate Covered Katie

Lemon and blueberries are a match made in heaven—and this cake looks light and delicious.

Polenta Fries via Spoon Fork Bacon

These are too cute—and they sound so easy to make.

Vegan Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Mexican Bowl via Kalyn’s Kitchen

Every time I try to make spaghetti squash as a main course, it comes up short. The flavors in this dish sound fantastic, so I just might give it another go.

The Big Vegan Bowl via Oh She Glows

Who says salad has to be boring? With this gorgeous salad, it’s easy to “eat the rainbow.”


Is Sugar Addiction Why So Many January Diets Fail? via NPR

While I do think that sugar addiction is a real thing, I think it’s more of the “all or nothing” attitude and setting the wrong types of diet/health-related goals that lead so many to fail.

Pastor tries atheism, loses job, gains $19,000 via CNN

I’m not sure whether I agree with his overall premise, but it’s encouraging how the atheist community has embraced him and given him a hand.

52 Places to Go in 2014 via New York Times

This is quite the well-rounded list—including some places I’d never have thought to add to my “must see” travel destinations.

Why You Should Walk (Hint: Not for the Exercise) via Huffington Post

This is exactly why I’m so obsessed with my daily lunch-break walks. Being outdoors is calming and it refreshes me for the rest of the day.

Goodnight. Sleep Clean via New York Times

This is why body demands at least 7 hours of sleep a night!

Did you read anything interesting this past week? Share it in the comments.


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