Winter is here and the countdown to Christmas has begun! We don’t have any snow here but I’m not complaining. Usually we’re buried in at least a foot of snow at this time of year. Let’s get on to our fun Tuesday Tidbits because I have a couple of gorgeous dishes to share with you. Before I forget, this will be the last tidbits for this year. I’ll start up again in January once I’ve had time to catch my breath from the busy holiday season 🙂
This amazing soup is from the talented Neli at Delicious Meets Healthy. I love that she made it without cream but still gives it that luscious creamy texture by pureeing the potatoes – genius! So it’s dairy-free, gluten-free and only takes 30 minutes to make. Score on every level!
Take a little something to sip on when you go to Neli’s site because you’re going to be there awhile. There is no end to her unique recipes and the photography is stunning! Thanks for sharing today, Neli 🙂
I must be in a mood for leeks lately because this dish really had me excited as well. The crust is made of fresh oat flour and toasted sesame seeds – can you just imagine the flavors?! Fresh thyme with sauteed leeks, goat cheese and spinach is a heavenly combination and I’m definitely needing a break from the heavier food of winter. So light and scrumptious!
I stumbled across Brianne’s beautiful blog a few weeks ago and was immediately taken with it for a few reasons – she’s vegetarian, she takes gorgeous photos and she lives in BC. You will be visiting again and again once you experience her wholesome, healthy dishes. Thank you, Brianne for a peek into your world!
And if you’re a lover of seafood paella…..
I love it when I come across helpful tips for helping you make your food last longer. Wastage of any kind is a big pet peeve of mine and Awesome Inventions has a list of 21 Brilliant Tips that you have to see!
I love this idea to save your fresh herbs. I grow a lot of my own but I’m afraid I don’t have great success and have more dead than alive, ha! But I do know how to make ice cubes!
Storing potatoes with apples will stop the potatoes from sprouting due to the apple giving off ethylene gas. Brilliant! Click here for more helpful info.
I’m a big fan of unique architecture so was immediately drawn to these interesting sets of stairs but I’m wondering – would you want these in your house? They’d be interesting to climb in the dark….or in heels!
You definitely don’t want to have one too many glasses of wine with dinner!
Modern, gorgeous and ummm…..impractical?
Maybe you should put some pillows at the bottom for a soft landing?
To check out more creative and terrifying staircases, click here.
Did you know that there are coloring books for adults? This was news to me and I’m really excited to check them out! I miss the time I used to spend coloring with my nephews when they were younger. It was a quiet time to chat and relax and discover more about them and it was great to just chill out with them.
Recent studies show that coloring as an adult can:
- Improve your concentration
- Unleash your creativity
- Your brain treats it like meditation
- Chill out anywhere, any time
- Improve your motor skills
- Release your negative thoughts
- Decrease your anxiety and stress
So I think it’s time to pick up my crayons and get back to some coloring! Check out the link to read more.
And what better thing to get rid of stress than dancing your way into the day? This will get you started with a smile!
And if you’re looking for something spectacularly different in architecture, here’s a little property that you’ll either fall in love with or leave in a hurry! I can’t decide what I’d do. What about you?
This is aptly named the Bubble House owned by Pierre Cardin
Built just outside of Cannes, it’s a famous party house for Europe’s socialites.
Not a single square piece of furniture in sight!
Night views are kind of amazing Click here for more pics and the story.
StumbleUpon has a great list of 20 Quotes from Children’s Books that Every Adult Should Know. I had a lot of fun reading these because it reminded me of my favorite books as a child but also because the messages are so powerful and great reminders!
And finally, Santa teaches us the true spirit of Christmas. Warning: this will melt your hearts. Cheers!