Another week, another round of my favorite internet picks. Lots of delicious recipes and thought-proving posts to share, so let’s get to it!


Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – These were the perfect weekend treat. I made a batch after work last Friday, and let’s just say it wasn’t around very long. Make these, even if you’re not a pumpkin fan. They’re scrumptious!

Peanut Butter Vegetarian Chili – Another recipe via Brittany (this girl can cook)! We had Robin and Andy over for dinner on Thursday night, and all four of us agreed that this veggie friendly chili could stand its own against a meat-filled one any day.

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese – MAKE THIS ASAP! If you love spinach artichoke dip, you will go crazy over this sandwich. It’s so simple yet so full of flavor. Vishnu and I both oohed, ahhed, and mmmed over this one!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bars – I am hoping to make these bars sometime this weekend. Correction – I will definitely be making these this weekend. YUM.

Healthy White Sauce – I love how creative Dixya got with this recipe, and I can’t wait to try it out for myself. This sauce would be perfect over some penne, maybe with a little fresh basil mixed in. Can’t wait to make this!


7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books – More reasons to pick up a book and start reading!

The Corset Diet – NO, NO, NO! No. Why people want to torture themselves for up to 12 hours a day is beyond me. In my opinion, good old fashioned exercise and clean eating is the only way to go (sometimes easier said than done, I know). Everything else is garbage…and scary.


Learning to Love and Live When Life Gets Hard – Absolutely beautiful!

The 9 Happiness Mistakes You’re Probably Making – Not sure if this was the intent of the article, but what I took away was that in order to be happy you have to let yourself live. And by live, I mean give yourself permission to think, love, reflect, appreciate, feel, move…and do each of these deeply.

The Face Tattoo – I LOVED this post (and all the comments). Even though Vishnu and I want to have kids in the future, I can relate to some of Rachel’s thoughts on the topic. Bringing another human being into the world is a huge deal and shouldn’t be taken lightly. And I know society and even biology may not agree with us waiting to procreate, but at the end of the day, it’s our decision to make.


50 Things You Will Never Be Able To Forget – Talk about taking a walk down memory lane! If you grew up in the late 80’s/early 90’s, this one is for you.


Courtesy of the Purpose Fairy Facebook page:


Yes to all of these, especially #2, 3, 6, 10, 12, 13, and 15!

Hemingway quote

Have a great weekend!  And don’t forget to enter my Cook Smarts giveway.  I’ll be selecting a winner tomorrow night.

By Parita

4 thoughts on “Par’s Picks – 2”
  1. The Corset Diet? No way. Seriously? That sounds scary at best. And painful!

    And a healthy white sauce sounds amazing. I am definitely going to check out the link.

    Have a great weekend Parita!

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