News Roundup By Mercedes Aspland / June 5, 2014 You might have noticed that this post is coming a bit early this week but that is because I am going away for my yoga teacher training tomorrow and so will not be able to do it then. I am not getting back in the country until 20th June which could mean there will be no posts until then, there certainly will not be my weekly roundups but I will catch up when I get back. I am going to try and do some posts while I am away, if I was more organised I would have written some that I could just publish, but unfortunately I am not. There is supposed to be internet access where I am going and so I will try and do regular posts on the course and what I am doing but it might be a very quiet 2 weeks. The recipes pictured above and detailed below from the top left hand corner and working clockwise around the image: Vegan Creamsicles from Our Four Forks – these are a really simple little treat but perfect for when you want cooling off this summer. Dukkah Sprinkled Chickpea Crackers by Delicious Everyday – this is a blog that I have only recently come across but there are some great recipes on it and this is one that I just know I will love. For my drink offering this week I have included a really amazing Peaches & Cream Smoothie from Taste Yummies. Again this is another blog that I have only start reading in the last few weeks and it is really fantastic. Beth literally churns out great looking recipes all the time and I can definitely say it is worth reading. This is an innovative little recipe from Vegan Richa. It is Sour Cream & Onion Millet Hemp Crunch Snack Trail Mix and basically is a savoury granola and something I just have to try. If you read my weekly round up often you will know that I am always looking for interesting and different recipes that make you think and this Celeriac Risotto with Moroccan Tempeh, Raw Red Cabbage & Rocket Topping from LangSam Food definitely falls into that category. Last but not least is this Turmeric & Lentil Soup from Deliciously Ella which just makes you want to eat it right from the screen. Last week I started an extra bit on the recipe section to tell you the recipes that almost made it and I had a lot this week and so I thought I would give you another list of some my shortlisted recipes: Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry from Minimalist Baker Sweet & Smoky Tempeh Fajitas from Coconut & Berries Veggie Spring Roll Pancake Wedges with a Sesame-Tamari Dip from Maple Spice Orange Mocha Frappuccino from One Ingredient Chef Salted Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from The Pretty Bee Mulberry Soaked Oat Porridge from Nutrition Stripped With all the above you already have so much to digest this week and so do not want to fill you with too much info. There are a few other things from the blog world that I want to share with you but in terms of my life there is not much to tell from the past week, I have just been working like crazy to get ready for my trip so doing assignments and stuff like that. Some little snippets for you: I recently wrote and article about why I prefer to have smoothies over juices and there was an interesting article on Mind Body Green this week which is 5 Reasons to Stop Drinking Fruit Juice. An interesting read for anyone that wants to be genuinely healthy. This really useful post from Liv Life shows you how to make Coconut Whipped Cream which is the perfect alternative to dairy. Finally I want to send a big congratulations to Cheryl of The Laidback Vegan and The Stylist Quo and although she got married 2 months ago she was able to publish the Wedding Pictures this week. All the best for a long and happy marriage.