Hey hey and happy Friday!
Since the new year, we’ve been on the eat healthy-ish train. And judging by which recipes you’re looking at here on FoodieCrush, you are too.
I’ve really been into the Blue Zones initiative. It’s based on a study that shows the 5 areas in the world where people live the longest thanks to encouraging health and longevity by eating more plants, less meat, more movement, and more community. All things I am happily to adopt into my every day life. I highly recommend you check out the TED Talks and decide if it’s something you’d like to ease into too.
The philosophy is one more reason I’m happy to keep eating and creating more Asian and mediterranean meals, like so many I share here on the blog. And thanks to the BZ, I’m now really focused on eating 1 cup of beans a day which according to BZ can add four years to your life. Just by eating beans! Not to mention help with digestion. Da dum dum toot toot.
That’s why earlier this week when we went to the Asian supermarket to stock up on fish sauce, dashi, and udon noodles, while I really wanted to try one of the crazy hot dogs baked in a bun with a drizzle of something creamy shown above, I passed. For now. It’s just one day, one hot dog to say no to. There will always be another day, and another hot dog to say yes to.
How do you say “no” when you really want to say “yes!”? Tell us all in the comments below. We could all really use the encouragement to stick to our goals.
But enough about all that, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
It’s birthday week and we have less than 100 left! Get 25% off at checkout through my birthday on January 21 for a more organized, better year before they’re all gone. Happy birthday to us all!
Go ahead, give them a try: The 7 Jeopardy questions that stumped the GOAT champions.
A letter to anyone still in a new years funk (don’t miss the links toward the end.)
It’s still January…Instead of resolutions, try a few of these fresh starts instead.
You may not be burned out, you may just be…
Mark Bittman’s secret shortcuts to stress-free weeknight cooking.
You only have a few more days to enter to stay in this cheese-themed London hotel.
All the protein you need in this simple chopped salad.
Make Mardi Gras complete with an easy to make King cake.
Never enough ramen ideas like this one for the win.
I will never shy away from dishing up extra cous cous salad.
This is your healthy sheet pan meal of the week.
This is your healthy Instant Pot chicken recipe for the week.
This soup is the perfect January flavor savor.
Expand your borders with this souper soup.
My favorite ingredients are in this make-ahead breakfast to warm up all week long.
A one pan chicken dinner to load up on all the flavor. And great for meal prep lunches too.
Homemade chicken tenders because we all have those kid-like cravings.
My husband is going to go nuts for the chunky salsa on this steak.
And he’s going to want it with this creamy pasta.
Plant-based + make-ahead = another great healthy dinner.
Red beans and rice and oh so frigging nice!
This is my teenage self dream house paint job. Okay, it may still be.
We binged The Morning Show and LOVED it and found new respect for Jennifer Aniston acting outside of her usual self. I don’t know if I’ll ever watch a morning show the same way again. But anyway…I’m now all about everything JA:
- From JA’s wardrobe from the show that goes right along with my French girl styling obsession, and thus I have become slightly fan-girled with her stylist.
- Jennifer used these in several scenes so I’m totally sure she uses them in real life. Right?
- And that all made me go back to wishing I lived in her LA home that oozes with my kind of style.
The top wellness trends of the past decade and the ones we still love.
With nearly 6500 4.5 star reviews, these leggings should be part of your workout. Or grocery store run. (also avail in plus sizes)
It’s all about these pants that are the same style I wore 20 years ago.
My absolute favorite way to remember this and that and random crap online and across all my devices. Seriously. Try it and you’ll love it.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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