Hello Friday, let’s make it a happy and healthy one.
I’ve been touting the Mediterranean diet for years. But then if you’re a reader here, you already know that. My fan girling of the Med way of eating only increased a few years ago when I discovered Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Explorer and the founder of Blue Zones. If you aren’t yet familiar, Buettner’s Blue Zones research discovered the five places in the world where people live the longest. So what do these communities have in common to create the highest concentration of octogenarians in the world? The research is fascinating! So last week, when Netflix released the Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones documentary, I was tuned in and glued on. And finally, after years of talking it up to my husband, he is finally on board after watching it. One thing we’re implementing asap is eating 1 cup of beans every day. Yep, it’s a thing. And it’s easy to do with recipes like this Mediterranean chickpea salad. So good. There’s plenty more, but that’s where we’re starting. I hope you will too.
But first, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
What a deal! Did you hear about the $4 thrift store painting that turned out to be a classic worth $250K?
These murals are simply gorgeous.
Did you know Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a podcast? I’ve mentioned before her interview with Jane Fonda which is so frigging good.
30 of the best fall movies. So many good ones on this list.
I’ve heard some good buzz about this interesting new book.
Summer’s not over, and I’m craving this gorgeous peach dessert.
This healthy, epic-looking freezer-friendly breakfast sandwich is a winner for busy mornings.
But I can also pine over this apple fritter cake for fall.
We’re only one week into fall and it’s already pumpkin everything:
- Homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer
- Pumpkin snickerdoodles
- Cream cheese frosted pumpkin bundt cake
- Pumpkin cheesecake squares
Love this vegetarian version of one of my Chinese takeout food faves.
I also can’t wait to make Ali’s vegan bolognese (it looks so delish!).
This lemony orzo soup is spot-on for fall.
This turkey taco rice skillet is bangin’.
What do you way? This pepperoni pizza pops.
Break out the sheetpan for this french onion chicken din din.
Spaghetti mac and cheese looks twirlin’ delicious.
7 habits of encouraging people you will want to adopt today.
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What a gorgeous home (that bathroom, especially).
Just added this lip oil to my shopping cart (love the dusty rose color).
Bookmarked: an easy, DIY massage facial (this would be so heavenly at the end of a long day).
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