I have so many spectacular favorites from around the world wide web for you this month! But before we get that ball rolling I wanted to let you in on a little news. My blog is getting a facelift! Not major surgery, just a little makeover. The website will be down for three days for ‘recovery’ and then will emerge with a fresher look!

Now on to my favorites…as always, we begin with the mouth watering first…

Food, Food, Glorious Food:

You know I am all about a fantastic salad! Aubrey from Homegrown and Healthy has put together a stellar list of healthy, family pleasing salad recipes in her post 30 Days of Delicious Salads…you may recognize one of mine in there. (hint: upper left photo)

A Few Of My Favorite Things About March

One of my favorite things about spring is the lighter fare and colorful food. Don’t these colorful Grilled Chicken Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce from Honey, Ghee and Me just look like spring!

A Few of My favorite Things About March

Speaking of food, we recently spent some time in Los Gatos visiting my daughter, son in law and grandkids. My grandfather was the town manager of Los gatos for 25 years. It is the most beautiful, quaint town. If you haven’t visited I highly recommend it for a weekend get away. These are pictures I took with my iPhone at the Farmers Market right outside our hotel. Purchasing produce at Farmer’s Markets is a great way to support local growers!

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Family:

Every parent knows that bedtime is often the most challenging time of the day. This article “How to Get My Bedtime Victory Lap” made me laugh out loud…sure, I can laugh now that my kids are grown.

As far as I am concerned it is never too early to have your kids help in the kitchen and connect them to their food! This post, Kids in a Real Food Kitchen from Live Simply offers a simple and delicious way to involve your children in the meal making process!

My Favorite Things About March

 

Health:

If you have read any of my articles on inflammation you know consuming too much sugar is a bad, bad thing! But what is an addict to do? This article “Top 10 Big ideas: How to Detox From Sugar” from Dr. Mark Hyman is a must read!

Having a meat aversion while expecting a baby is not uncommon but there is a reason! Learn what the reason is and what you can do about it in this post from Rooted Blessings.

A Few of My Favorite Things About March

 

Instagram:

I just love Instagram. If you aren’t on it yet, you are missing out. One of my favorite Instagram accounts is this one from yoga teacher Laura Sykora. If you want to see more of Laura and her darling 4 year old practicing yoga together, click here. You can follow me here….just thought I’d throw that in.

A Few of My Favorite Things About March

 

Beauty:

We all want to look good but a lot of the time looking good comes at a price! Many cosmetics are loaded with toxic chemicals (including mercury). Jessica from Scratch Mommy dares to go bare in her post “Does Homemade Foundation Really Work?”

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Books:

I recommend three this month! Wheat Belly is a fascinating look at the changes that have been made to the wheat we eat and why gluten intolerance is on the rise.

Slim Palate is a cookbook written by a 17 year old boy that lost 100 pounds changing his diet from processed to real foods. This boy has a way in the kitchen!

And last, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by one of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell. A look at why adversity, being discriminated against and having disappointments may not be bad things after all!

Thanks for stopping in. Spring is such a lovely time of year. Time to start new, let go of the past and welcome the possibilities that await!

Enjoy~ Linda Spiker

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