Throughout the week, as I research new post topics, new recipes to recreate into allergy-friendly fare and find new ways to get through this crazy thing called life with my sanity intact (more or less), I encounter many beautiful blogs. There are so many intelligent, funny and compassionate bloggers out there in the world wide web that don’t get the recognition they deserve. Because we are all in this blog-eat-blog world together, I thought I’d share some of the blogs that have made an impact on my week.
Amy Lynn Andrews has been a valuable resource for maintaining my blog. She doesn’t know this, but she held my hand while I baby-stepped myself into building my own website. She has a weekly Useletter that you can sign up to receive by email. Thank you, Amy, from the bottom of my heart for making my life less nightmarish. Let me make you a grilled cheese sandwich!
Last week we hosted a big family get-together with family arriving from all directions. Our food allergies and issues with gluten make dining out difficult and often with unpleasant side effects. We cooked for a crowd and pulled it off! Woohoo! I made a gluten-free angel food cake, gluten-free and vegan coconut sugar cookies and had some surprising results on these Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes from The Naked Kitchen. The cake component was delicious and had great texture. I couldn’t quite get the frosting right, though. I’m sure it was due to the skills of the baker and had a delicious flavor, so it all worked out!
Because of the large family gathering, I needed to reset my system with a detox day. The first day was a fail because we had more of this beautiful, patriotic cheesecake in the fridge. My son’s friend made it gluten-free and now she’s my new BFF. I’d be lying if I told you I had any self-control and didn’t lick the plate.
//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js I’ve been making an attempt to be healthier and get more exercise. So as not to undo my results from running or my yoga practice, I’ve been paying more attention to my posture and how I move. Since I have some hypermobile joints, I have found myself in physical therapy too many times. Retraining myself how to move to avoid injuries is important. HealthyMoving.com has some great video lessons for improving health by changing the way I move. Now, sit up straight! A few weeks ago, I ran another 5k with my younger son and I’m itching to do another before the summer heat robs me of my will to live. Since scheduling can sometimes be a problem, I have been looking into Virtual 5k’s. This Peace & Love Bug Run benefiting the American Lung Association seems just about perfect! I do love my Bug! And my lungs! I saved the best for (almost) last! As I was muti-tasking while writing this post, I received an email from FitApproach. I’m a Sweat Pink Ambassador! If you know me in real life, you know I’m doing a happy dance/strut. I’m show boating all over this place!
A photo posted by Sherry Lyle (@thesimplehive) on Jun 4, 2015 at 2:00pm PDT
Although summer is upon us, I’m thinking ahead to next fall where I will need to pack school lunches for a few children and myself. Pepper Scraps has some cute bento lunches along with how-to videos. For a little end-of-the-year push to feed little people, or big, I love this collection of gluten free lunch ideas.
Check out some more inspiration for cute bentos on my Healthy Kids Pinterest Board.