Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Grilled Pizza Day!

Blogger of the Day: Leslie at Leslie Durso: Veggie Dreamgirl

I love Leslie's site....not only does she make a lean mean vegan pizza and plenty more plantbased yummers, but she also dishes out health and wellness tips, food reviews, lifestyle ideas, party plans and fun vegvideos! She's amazingly creative and I'd try anything on her menu in a heartbeat...starting with this crazydelish grilled pizza!  ;)

What would you top on your grilled pizza? Dream up your ideal summer salad...what's in it? What icy cold dessert do you love?  ;)

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Happy Raspberry Month!

Blogger of the Day: Noelle at Peaceful Plate

All berries are superboosters for your health but the ultimate berry is the Black Raspberry! This wondrous little fruit fights cancer, viruses and bacteria better than any other berry and tastes fresh and sweet so eat 'em up! Noelle's yumful ice cream can be made with any berry but black raspberries will rock it extrahealthy and color it vivid purplepink! Noelle's website is a gem...deliciously complex recipes and lyrically elegant writing. Go get the scoop!  ;)

Check out these nationally known raspberry festivals if you can...
Linvilla Orchards Raspberry Festival...June 28, 2014, Linvilla, PA
Hopkins Raspberry Festival...July 12-20, 2014, Hopkins, MN
Northwest Raspberry Festival...July 18-19, 2014, Lynden, WA
Farmer's Market Raspberry Festival...July 19, 2014, Clarksburg, ONT, Canada
Raspberry Days...July 31-Aug 2, 2014, Garden City, UT
Annual Raspberry Festival...Aug 3, 2014, Cottonwood, ID
Sandhill Crane Vineyards' Raspberry Festival...Sept 13, 2014, Jackson, MI

Have you tried black raspberries? What's your fave way to eat them? Do you have a favorite summer fruit festival near you? Share a link if you do!  :)

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Sunflower Seed Day!

Blogger of the Day: Joy at For the Love of Leaves

One of our most fun friends has a Very Big Birthday next week so we'll be wrapping up two of his favorites...Irish whiskey and some slabs of "manly" chocolate. No dainty delicately painted truffly sort of things. He likes something hefty with bold complex flavors. Joy's chunks of chocolate, chockfull of sunflower seeds and blueberries, rock a manly profile, plus they're packed with superpower nutrients. Much appreciated when the Very Big Birthday Boy tipples a little too much whiskey.  ;)

Sunflower secrets...
• Pick up tips and trivia on growing these gentle giants.
• Plant the right varieties like Sunzilla or Russian Mammoth.
• Learn when and how to harvest sunflower seeds.
• Snack on raw or roasted sunflower seeds, salted or unsalted, sweet or spicy, or scatter them on pancakes, salads, pudding and ice cream!
• Easily roast them yourself! Just spread out your shelled seeds on a pan and roast for about 30 minutes at 300 degrees.
• Spread your sunflower love...give a spin to homemade sunflower seed butter...go ahead and sprinkle in some other seeds and nuts too!

Or buy your sunflower power!  :)
MaraNatha Sunflower Seed Butter
Once Again Sunflower Butter

Do you munch on seeds and nuts? Roasted or raw? Salted or not? What are your favorite non-peanut butters? Do you grow your own sunflowers?  :)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Happy National Chocolate Pudding Day!

Blogger of the Day: Erica at Coffee & Quinoa

I need some new pudding bowls! The ones I usually use are ridiculously cups cannot get more boring. Maybe I'll go with some vintage parfait glasses or little handmade ramekins or just some cool new pudding spoons for a bit of fun.  ;)

Erica's chocolate pudding would sit pretty in any bowl, whether boring or beautiful. Lushly layered in flavor with a hit of espresso from a girl known for her love of coffee (& quinoa!) and kicked up with cococaramel magic. I might need to size up my bowls for this one!  :)

Name your favorite pudding flavor! In a bowl? a glass? do you serve your pudding? What's the most creative pudding presentation you've ever seen?  ;)

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Happy Strawberry Parfait Day!

Blogger of the Day: Carla Olive at The Bee’s Knees Kitchen

The Bee’s Knees Kitchen offers raw and vegan cooking workshops and demonstrations in Amsterdam and fruity feasts via the TBKK blog. Jampacked with easy raw vegan desserts, its a fruitarian's paradise.  :)

Check out their puddingfilled strawberry parfait for today's makes four servings or one abundantly happy healthyberrybowl all for you!  :)

Feel like a berry fest? Find strawberry festivals in your area. For those of you in the Milwaukee area, this weekend is the superfabulous Cedarburg Strawberry Festival!  :)

According to the Wiktionary definition "the bee's knees" means something excellent or crazysupercool. It became a popular phrase back in the 1920's when "the cat's meow", "the cat's pajamas" and "the cat's whiskers" were also used to mean the same thing. What favorite dessert would you call "the bee's knees"?  ;)

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