Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Healthy Living Link Party #60

Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #60
 We had another great party last week.  We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.



The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes , ideas and find some new ones. We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!
   
Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week



Sumac Carrot Salad with Olives and Walnuts




Groovy Green Ginger Berry Smoothie + 10 Smoothies for Energy and Vitality

http://urbannaturale.com/groovy-green-ginger-berry-smoothie-10-smoothies-for-energy-and-vitality/


What Happened When We Went Gluten Free

http://easypeasylifematters.com/health-beauty/what-happened-when-we-went-gluten-free-and-why-we-now-love-wheat/

https://achatovercoffee.com/2016/02/06/easy-black-bean-dip/


We have a new hosts! Meet Jessica of Organic Deal Diva
Jessica is a wife and mom to two young kids and two fur babies. She's also a deal enthusiast, organic food fan, online shopping addict, aspiring fitness fanatic and a huge DISNEY fan! Read more about her HERE




Follow your hosts in any way , say hello to us and let us know if you are new here, 
we will follow back.




    http://veggingattheshore.com/2016/04/easy-spinach-manicotti/


    http://celebratingsunshine.com/17-ways-recharge-body-mind-spirit/







    Don't forget to grab your button if you are featured
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    Rules of the Party:
    • Leave a link to your actual post and not your home page. A link back to your host, is greatly appreciated.
    • Please link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  If you want to share your other post (non-healthy living) and promote your linky party, you can do so at Bloggers Spotlight Linky and Pin-it Party, every Thursday 7pm PST
    • You are welcome to link up both NEW and OLD post that needs more attention :)
    • Don't link up and run, please visit other bloggers. Make new friends or say hello to old friends. 
    We PIN ALL entries and share the features on all of our social media platforms. Feel free to follow our Healthy Living Link Party board :



    By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and all the Co-Hosts permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time.

     Let's party, link up below!






    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Sumac Carrot Salad with Walnuts and Olives

     This post contains affiliate links, please read full disclosure HERE.

    I got a pretty flavorful and aromatic small package in the mail. I got the Rawspice Bar's January Spices : Egyptian Spice Box. How neat is that? To be able to use unique spices and discover the spices globally. What I love about this spice box subscription is that, the ingredients and recipe card is included. You can also visit their blog for more recipe ideas! 

    Do you ever wonder how fresh the spices are that we usually buy at the store, or how long has it been sitting on the shelf? Rawspice box,  are blended and made just days before they ship it to you. For the January-Egyptian Spice box , I got :

    Egyptian Spices - that is excellent on any white fish
    Sumac Berries - So yummy with salad ( recipe below)
    Hazelnut Dukkah - excellent addition to our pita bread or flatbread (recipe below)

    For only $6 a month , you get to cook and taste new flavors..globally! I don't think you can eat out 3 times a month searching for regionally themed menus without breaking the bank. The ingredients are also simple and not hard to find. Be creative because I am sure that you can use the spices with your "go to" frugal recipes too.


    Rawspice Bar, is a monthly subscription of spice kits. They source high quality and unique spices & flavors from around the world that are  portioned, grounded and expertly blended by top chefs for maximum authentic flavor. For only $7 a month you get:
    • 3 freshly ground flavor kits with a regional theme
    • Kitchen-tested recipes to cook 3 global dishes serving 4-6
    • Spice stories & culinary history of each new region
    • Surprises like bonus spices, toasting tips, discounts and other fun stuff
    • FREE delivery nationwide







    Ingredients:

    RawSpice Bar's Sumac
    1 bunch whole carrots ( 8 pieces), peeled and cut lengthwise
    1 pack of baby lettuces or baby rocket leaves
    1/2 cup walnuts
    1 cup Kalamata Olives, drained.
    2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    Zest of 1 lemon
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tbsp honey



    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss the carrots in a bowl with olive oil and  pepper. Make sure that all carrots are well coated with oil.

    Place the coated carrots into a cookie sheet and spread into a single layer, roast for 20-30 minutes or until tender.

    Prepare the sumac dressing by combining the RawSpice Bar's Sumac, lemon zest and juice, garlic cloves and honey. Add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until combined.

    In a platter or bowl, place the baby lettuces or baby rocket leaves. Topped with the roasted carrots, walnuts and olives.Drizzle with Sumac dressing.

    Serve with Toasted Pita Bread with Dukkah






    Ingredients: 

    RawSpice Bar's Hazelnut Dukkah
    Pita bread, cut into wedges
    EVOO

    Directions:

    Transfer the spice into a shallow bowl. Set aside another bowl for the olive oil. To eat, dip the pita bread into the oil first and then into the dukkah. You can also use flatbread and can also toast the flatbread or pita.



    Rawspice bar is also an excellent gift subscription for your cooking aficionado!




    RawSpiceBar Monthly Subscription Spice Box


    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Blogger Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party #19


    Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party!


       Thank you for making the party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!



    Here's what you may have missed from your hosts :



    http://www.abountifullove.com/2016/04/10-best-raw-foods-to-add-to-your-diet.html


    http://www.abountifullove.com/2014/02/our-interracial-marriage-differently.html






    http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/family-heart-handprint/








     Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.


    Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



    http://mirandamiller.net/collecting-people-not-stuff/



    Visit my other co-hosts Hilary , Lindsey, Carrie and Rachael to check their features!

     If you are featured, don't forget to grab your button!

     
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    Help us spread the word and grab our party button!

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    By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and all the hosts permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. 
     Simple Link Up Rules

    1. ALL encouraging and wholesome post are welcome. Old and new. You are welcome to share as many posts as you like! 
    2.  Not a must but we appreciate if you can follow your hosts in any way , let us know if you are a new follower, we will return the love back.
    3.  Leave a link to your actual post and not your home page. A link back to your host, is greatly appreciated.

    Simple Pin-It Party Rules
      
    1.Old or new posts or pins are welcome! Link up pins that you think needed more attention. Leave the pinned Pinterest link , not your actual post.
    2. Please re -pin at least 2 other links. Return the re-pin love!







    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Healthy Living Link Party #59

    Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #59
     We had another great party last week.  We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!!


    Here's what you may have missed from A Bountiful Love

    10 Best Raw Foods to Add to Your Diet Today

    http://www.abountifullove.com/2016/04/10-best-raw-foods-to-add-to-your-diet.html

    Easy Creamy Green Chili Chicken Soup

    http://www.abountifullove.com/2016/04/10-best-raw-foods-to-add-to-your-diet.html



    Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.


    The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones. We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!



      http://www.royallittlelambs.com/teaching-self-control


      https://smilingnotes.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/easy-stovetop-granola/




      Don't forget to grab your button if you are featured
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      Rules of the Party:
      • Leave a link to your actual post and not your home page. A link back to your host, is greatly appreciated.
      • Please link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  If you want to share your other post (non-healthy living) and promote your linky party, you can do so at Bloggers Spotlight Linky and Pin-it Party, every Thursday 7pm PST
      • You are welcome to link up both NEW and OLD post that needs more attention :)
      • Don't link up and run, please visit other bloggers. Make new friends or say hello to old friends. Say hello to us and let us know if you are new here, we will follow back.
      • Please follow your hosts and guest hosts in some way.  
      We PIN ALL entries and share the features on all of our social media platforms. Feel free to follow our Healthy Living Link Party board :



      By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and all the Co-Hosts permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time.

       Let's party, link up below!