Weekly Roundup 1st August 2014

Rather than tell you (again) about the headache I have had deciding on the recipes to include this week I am just going to get straight on with it and detail the recipes below starting from the top left hand corner and working clockwise:

  • I am starting with Walnut Steamed Beets & Greens with Miso Balsamic Drizzle from Produce on Parade. Firstly let me say that I love beetroot, I always have but over the last year or so i have developed a bit of a problem with purple food in that it makes me nauseous. I have no idea why but if there is too much juice my body rejects it. I think that this recipe might work for me though and it just looks so yummy!
  • My next recipe is one of the prettiest treats that I have seen and I am certain that they are The Best Salted Peanut Butter Cups and something a bit special from Tales of a Kitchen. I have to be honest, I am still trying to lose the weight that I put on giving up smoking last year so these are off the agenda at the moment but as soon as I can these are going to be made and eaten and I am certain loved.
  • I am now moving on to my dip section. I am calling it a section because I actually had 4 dip recipes that I loved this week (if you don’t know already i love dips). So I picked one for the roundup which is Parsley Pesto White Bean Hummus from Pickles & Honey which just sounds amazing and one I am going to make this weekend. However there were also 3 other dips that sound a bit special and I thought you might like to know about them too:
  • This one is a bit special but it is a Salted Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream Cake from Oh Ladycakes. Can you imagine anything more tasty than this? The minute I saw the pictures for this recipe I was just in love with it as I usually am with recipes from this blog. Definitely one to keep for a special occasion.
  • Mexican Pizza from Veggies Don’t Bite. I have really started to get into Mexican food lately, mainly because I think it has only be the last few years that we have been able to get decent Mexican food in London. Despite that it is still something I am not confident making and think there is no way I can get it to taste how it does in the restaurants. This recipe has really inspired me and I think it might be one that is a long term favourite.
  • Last but not least is this Rosewater Pistachio Quinoa from Olives for Dinner which is my idea of a tasty treat. The flavour combinations are fantastic and as a dessert it will certain keep you full and is actually quite good for you.
Really I have already told you about my exciting news for the week but I will do a little recap and also share with you some other blog posts that you might like:
  • The first thing I want to share with you is that I have developed a desire to grow my own little herb garden. It is only an idea at the moment but it came from the fact I got a little basil plant and I have actually been keeping it alive (just). Then this week I have a brilliant post Health Perch all about Herbs, how to grow them and how to use them. It is not massively detailed though so I might use the book my mum has from when I was a kid.
  • In the past I have mentioned the emails I get every week from Bold Vegan but in the past the content of the emails were not on the internet, now they are so I can share them with you. Every Saturday my day is brightened by these emails, they are nearly always funny and just leave you with a story you can totally identify with or something that makes you feel amazing. This week is was a special piece of advice. I will let you read it to find out what.
  • This week I got accepted onto the Yoga Sports Science course which I have already shared but just had to tell you again because I am so excited and can’t wait to get my enrolment details and begin studying. 
  • As someone who is very concerned about my weight I love this post on Delicious Knowledge, it is part of their weight loss series and this post concentrates on Improving Body Confidence. I think that is something we could all do with more of so get over there and give it a read.
  • My favourite bread in the whole world is sourdough, I can always eat it but have never got round to making it. This series on Making A Sourdough Starter From Scratch by Om Nom Ally is a real inspiration and I might get started with my starter this weekend!
  • One other interesting thing that I did this week was going to the theatre, I don’t get to go that often and I nearly forgot about it but I made it. So last night I went to see The Crucible at The Old Vic which is where Kevin Spacey is Artistic Director. I did enjoy it but I have to say it was a bit too long, the play was 3 hours 30 minutes plus an interval which was hard going. It is also not that nice of a theatre and not one I would be rushing back to. Having said that the acting was amazing and generally a good experience.
  • Finally I am going to finish with a little post that I quite liked from Henry Happened on the 6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera. I am a bit of a fan of Aloe Vera so liked the post and thought I would share it with you.
About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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Sophia @ Veggies Don't Bite - September 24, 2015

Thanks so much for including my Mexican Pizza!! Hope you like it!

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