Weekly Reader: Delicious Inspiration

Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and thought, “I’ve got to share that!” Of course you have! Here are a few things from my Reader in the last week that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and made me laugh.


Picking the inspirational picture for the week was a breeze. It doesn’t get much better than this!

There were so many amazing articles in my Reader this week that I had to split it up into two posts. Today, please enjoy the best vegan recipes of the week, plus my new category, Food for Thought. These posts are guaranteed to make you think, open your mind, make you examine your perspective.

Vegan Inspiration

Vegan American Princess, Dinosaur Kale, also Known as Black Kale and More! I just started following Debby Sunshine’s blog a few weeks ago, and I love it.  I’m really proud that Ellen shared one of my recipes over on her and Debby Sunshine’s blog.

Better with Veggies, Baked Zucchini Chips and Fries (MMAZ26). Heather closed out her awesome Meatless Monday series with yummy style, with this great zucchini recipe.

The Naked Kitchen, Loaded Baked Potato Soup. Sarah says that this is the best soup she’s ever had. Ever. Good enough for me!

SpaBettie, Cheesy Buffalo Potato Skins. Read the title. What more needs to be said?

Fragrant Vanilla Cake, Raw Samoa Cheesecake. Amy creates the most amazing raw desserts, and this is no exception.

Healthy. Happy. Life., Crazy Double ‘Coconut” Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. Vegan. I’m not even a coconut fan, but there is something about this recipe,which uses coconut oil and coconut sugar, that sounds so delicious to me.

Food for Thought

Fitknitchick, Why Women Over 40 Make the Best Personal Training Clients (for me). This is the reason I love training older adults! Tamara explains it beautifully.

MizFitOnline, The Power of Mono-Tasking. This hit home for me because I frequently seem to be doing way too many things at one time (I guess I should say trying to do too many things at one time).

Weighty Matters, How Does the Biggest Loser Teen Celebrate Her Birthday? Teen weight loss is a touchy subject, one that, in my mind, is not suited for the Biggest Loser. Yoni gives you his viewpoint.

The Great Fitness Experiment, Harley Pasternak Introduces New Cleanse, Calls New Christina Aguillera Uncomfortable…Is a Hollywood trainer someone we can trust for honest weight loss advice? Charlotte reports on the author of the Five Factor Diet, his celebrity clients, and his judgements of women who aren’t perfect.

Fit and Feminist, Remembering that this is Supposed to be Fun. If you tend to push yourself really hard when you’re training, you may have found yourself in Caitlin’s shoes.

Run Wiki, A Letter of Apology to My Body. Lisa’s post brought tears to my eyes as I found myself relating to so many aspects of this post.

So Cal Runner Gal, True Life: I’m Not Perfect but Facebook Thinks I Am. This topic has been in the (social media) news lately. Kate uses humor to demonstrate how we all highlight the good stuff in our lives.

Jack Norris, RD., To Quit or Not to Quit Veganism. And The Vegan RD, Do Some People Need to Eat Meat? Similar topics, with Jack and Ginny, the two author’s of Vegan for Life discussing the reasons that people give when they decide to give up veganism.

I hope you enjoy the above posts. Did you read anything that made you think (or made you hungry) this week? Please share in the comments.

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    • says

      You’re welcome. There were so many “food for thought” posts this week I ran out of room.

      Confession: Sometimes I don’t read the post until I am writing my own post. I star things that sound interesting in my reader, then go back and read them to make sure they are as interesting/informative/useful as I’d thought. Shh! Don’t tell :-)
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