Weekly Pinterest Roundup — April 17

Welcome to my weekly Pinterest roundup, no images belong to me, only their respective owners. Click each picture to go to the link.

Pinterest is a huge help in my day-to-day life, I use stuff from it every single day from recipes to fitness routines to just cool lifestyle ideas. Every week I like to round up a few things that I really liked recently.

Food:

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Scallops with orzo and asparagus. I am so glad it’s asparagus season again!

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There’s nothing I like more than a bunch of greens, but maybe if you add some shrimp to it…

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More asparagus! It goes great with pasta.

Baby Stuff:

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Raising our kids as geniuses is not the goal, but there are definitely some good tips here to help them reach their full potential.

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I’m interested in doing baby-led weaning when it comes time for that. Read up on it, it’s super interesting!

Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum

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I downloaded this book during an ebook sale quite a while ago and just now got around to reading it. I was not compensated for this review in any way.

Jesse Sullivan has a bit of a strange job. She is what is known as a necronite, she can’t die. Necronites are recruited to perform a very specific service: death replacement. Now information is available to tell people what day they are going to die, and rich people can hire death replacements. Their death replacement agent will spend the day with them, and when the death happens, the agent will take their place.

Everything goes wrong when one of the people Jesse is meant to replace turns on her and attempts to cut her head off, the only way to kill a necronite. Luckily it doesn’t work and she just dies normally, but now she has to not only solve her own murder but help figure out who is trying to stop the death replacement program.

I’m not a big fan of paranormal fiction, but I love it when the premise is unique or interesting. The idea of death replacement is super interesting and very realistic if we had that kind of power or technology. This is one of the few books that do a series right, everything is not neatly tied up at the end so you have to read the next book or more to actually see how things turn out.

Weekly Pinterest Roundup — April 11

Welcome to my weekly Pinterest roundup, no images belong to me, only their respective owners. Click each picture to go to the link.
Pinterest is a huge help in my day-to-day life, I use stuff from it every single day from recipes to fitness routines to just cool lifestyle ideas. Every week I like to round up a few things that I really liked recently.
Inspirational:

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I love this idea for when kids get big enough to be interested in helping in the kitchen!

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Maybe if I post about exercising, I’ll be inspired to do it… or maybe not.

Food:

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I adore gingerbread. Have I mentioned that before? It’s my favorite scent, one of my favorite flavors, I just love it. I also love snickerdoodles. Look at these, gingerbread snickerdoodles!

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I’m so sick of chicken. I keep trying new recipes in hopes I’ll find one that will make me like chicken again.

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Yay for chickpeas!

Style:

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I’ve been on a real dress kick on Pinterest lately despite the fact that I won’t be able to wear anything cute like this for a while.

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Love the lace!

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The floral overlay is so pretty!

The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne

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This book was released on April 4, 2017. I received a copy through NetGalley.

Not only is this a cookbook, it reads like a cooking textbook, but very approachable. It has nine overall chapters/lessons with a specific food group for each, such as cooking eggs to teach timing or meat to teach temperature and heat. Each section has step by step instructions plus some recipes to try for practice. To teach mise en place, there’s a chapter on different kinds of fritters such as broccoli quinoa fritters or falafel.

I think this book would make a great gift for anyone who really wants to dive into cooking, or simply pick it up for yourself to learn something new. I like how along with basic cooking techniques there are a lot of international recipes to use them in, made simple for beginners. I would be happy to own a paper copy of this for myself.

100% Real by Sam Talbot

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This book was released on April 4, 2017. I received a copy through NetGalley.

I’m always a fan of clean eating. We all have some guilty pleasure foods now and then, but this book is full of recipes dealing with real food, as close to nature as possible. From avocado toad-in-the hole to gluten-free shells and cheese to sweet and spicy pork, this book has recipes for breakfasts and for protein-packed dinners. All of the recipes look and sound so full of color and flavor, definitely worth trying if you want to experiment a little more with cooking.

What I didn’t like about this book was the point that I consider a ‘real food’ diet going a bit too far. While white flour is definitely not the healthiest, not everyone can afford expensive tiny bags of things like chickpea flour to replace it, if they can even find it. The author also recommends switching dairy milk out for nut milks, which I do not agree with. If you need to be dairy-free, that’s fine, but I don’t think everyone should make that switch blindly. I am mildly lactose intolerant myself, and I buy lactose-free regular milk instead of almond milk or something else because the taste and texture are very very different.

This is only my personal opinion, if you agree with the author’s position then that’s fantastic. Other than little things like that, I’d recommend looking at this book to get some ideas on cooking with fresh produce and things you might have never tried before.

Weekly Pinterest Roundup — April 3

Welcome to my weekly Pinterest roundup, no images belong to me, only their respective owners. Click each picture to go to the link.

Pinterest is a huge help in my day-to-day life, I use stuff from it every single day from recipes to fitness routines to just cool lifestyle ideas. Every week I like to round up a few things that I really liked recently.

Inspirational:

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With a little one on the way, I really need to get into a cleaning routine. This one seems very in depth while at the same time not doing too much in one day. Maybe once I get my energy back.

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This is the most adorable thing ever.

Food:

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I always pin all these delicious looking veggie burgers but never actually go to the trouble of making them.

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These are sardine cakes. I adore sardines, and these are made with mashed potatoes and breadcrumbs. Sounds delicious!

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A long time ago I used to buy frozen mini quiche to pop in the microwave and they were sooooo good. I might have to try these and see if they come close. (Also if anyone could tell me where to find the mini quiche again, that would be amazing. Now I want quiche).

Style:

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I love this spring/summer dressing the bump look. It looks laid back and easy.

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I wish I could put together a wardrobe like this without spending $500. I’m having the hardest time finding maternity clothes in general, let alone affordable ones. Luckily I don’t need it just yet because my wardrobe at the moment is just one pair of maternity jeans, two pairs of yoga pants and some empire waist tops that will hold me over for a while.

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And for things I won’t be able to wear for a long time…