Friday Five 1.29.16


Happy Friday ya’ll! The snow is finally all melted here in North Carolina and we’re back into the normal life routine (though I’m secretly missing those snow days 😉 ). Are you still covered in feet of snow?!? I know lots of my friends up north are still feeling the effects of Storm Jonas— some of them have been out of school ALL WEEK! Crazy!

In other news, I’ve been focusing a lot on mindfulness this week— doing a little extra yoga and cooking up some extra nutritious meals to keep my body (and mind) feeling it’s best. These winter months are notorious for making me want to gorge on comfort food and be, well, a little lazy with my physical activity (aka LOTS of couch time), so I’m trying to be proactive in giving my body what it needs. Anyone else get the same way during the winter? Yep, I totally understand.

I have quite a mix of link love and recipes for you guys this week— lots of which I was pouring over during the snow storm. Hope you have a wonderful Friday! Oh, and stop back this weekend for an extra post on the Yoga Challenge I’ve been participating in this month (I’ve got a little challenge for you in store too!).


…5 recipes i made this week….

  1. this winter massaged kale bowl. but i put a miso-ginger dressing on it instead #comingsoon
  2. these toasted coconut pancakes. go make them NOW.
  3. this spinach and white bean soup. i substituted brown rice instead of orzo— so nourishing!
  4. this 20 minute vegetarian ramen. i swear i could make this every week and not get sick of it.
  5. this epic breakfast sandwich. it’s nice to change things up once in a while.


…5 things i’ve been reading this week…

  1. ok, call me a nerd, but i’ve been really interested in gut heath lately and i’ve been reading the good gut. totally recommend it if you’re into nutrition.
  2. i really hope you guys watched paul ryan’s live stream of the Capital during the snow storm. these explanations of his music choice are EPIC. i was laughing out loud.
  3. food & wine’s 11 best vegan super bowl recipes. i’ll take all of these please!
  4. how great is this post: here’s what happens when a blizzard strikes on your wedding day
  5. this post. seriously made my day because it’s so true: 23 things you’ll understand if you’re dating a teacher


…5 things i’m loving lately…

  1. how incredible is this ballet to adele’s all i ask?!? like adele’s music couldn’t get any better
  2. homemade bread! {pictured above} it’s SO my weakness. and so easy to make, thanks to my trusty old school bread maker!
  3. soup, soup, and more soup. check out these 15 bowls of soup that will make you feel better immediately
  4. veggie bowls 🙂 like this one. and this one. and this one.
  5. we’ve been trying this new goal of incorporating 3 different veggies into our lunches every day this week and it’s been phenomenal. i really want to up my overall veggie intake throughout the day, but lunch was a great place to start. guess that’s probably why i’m loving veggie bowls so much!


….5 recipes i’m dying to try…

  1. this red lentil curry soup. i can never get enough curry in my life.
  2. the creamy roasted cauliflower chowder. oh this totally needs to happen this weekend.
  3. these grain bowls with maple chipotle brussels and coconut roasted sweet potatoes. she always takes it over the top— in SUCH a good way.
  4. these chocolate peanut butter banana bites. a slice of banana at the bottom of a peanut butter cup— GENIUS!
  5. these vegan grilled burritos with salsa crema. whaaaatt?!? salsa crema needs to be in my life immediately.


Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


    • They were SO good! I’m definitely making another batch this weekend!

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