Friday Favorites 3/18/16

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What are you planning to do this weekend? Last weekend I was cooped up in my house with the cold and rainy Washington weather, but this weekend I have escaped to Palm Springs. Over the course of the weekend, I am planning on visiting several places around the valley and then soaking up as much vitamin D as possible. Here are a few links around the internet for your weekend…

Speaking of Palm Springs, here is a beautiful photo diary. Or a guide to the places to sleep, eat and play.

What kind of books do you like to pack for vacation? Here is what I packed, and here are some suggestions.

Planning a trip? Here is an article about finding cheap flights.

The New York Times list of 52 places to visit in 2016.

Why have normal lemonade, when you can make ginger lemonade?

Have a extraordinary weekend!

Photo credit: Caroline Sleeper

Vegan Apple Turnovers

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In honor of Pi day, which happened last Monday, I made little pies this week. (more commonly known as turnovers) I’ve never been a fan of pie, between my food allergy and being generally uninterested, I’ve avoided it. I missed out on lots of Pi days and thanksgiving treats, but I’ve always been fine with it. I was prepared to not make pie, until I found out my boyfriend loves pie. So this week, thanks to Pi day for inspiration, I made little pies for him. I will admit, they were quite tasty. So whether you are into pie or not, you should give these turnovers a try, they are definitely worth it. Continue reading

Friday Favorites 3/11/16

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What are you planning to do this weekend? It is been quite rainy the past few days here in Western Washington, and I don’t think it’s going to stop anytime soon. This weekend, I have some baking to do, books to read, and projects to work on. Here are some links from around the internet…

With cold season in full swing, try out some turmeric milk. I love mine with fresh turmeric and ginger!

Quick and nutritious winter spring roll recipe.

My favorite healthy version of Sunday pancakes, that leave you feeling energized.

Interesting article/video about the benefits of social fitness dates with friends.

Canadian Island politely offers refuge to Americans in Trump wins the presidency.

Book I’m reading this weekend for a class, I’ll let you know if its good or cringe worthy.

If your feeling like a winter adventure, here are 5 great winter hikes on the Washington Coast. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Gluten-Free Vegan One Pot Pasta

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I made this dish on a relaxed Saturday evening, but it would make a great weeknight meal. Its quick, easy and requires minimal attention while cooking. I ended up pairing this dish with roasted balsamic carrots, because I had an excess of carrots that needed to be used, but a salad would also be great with it.

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