Today I want to share with you a list of some random stuff that I’m digging right now. From a new healthy snack discovery to my favourite paint colour at the moment. Get to know me a little better through the stuff I dig.
1. Nom Nom Paleo Food For Humans
This is the first book by American food bloggers Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. I’ve been following Nom Nom Paleo for about 3 years now and I love the no-nonsense approach to the Paleo lifestyle of Michelle. If you are looking for very do-able Paleo recipes I can definitely recommend you co check out Nom Nom Paleo.com. I ordered my copy as a Christmas gift to myself. I’ve made quite a few recipes from the book. So far my favourites are Chinese egg foo young (page 136) and the spicy tuna cakes (page 183). The book has a handy metric conversions table for us Europeans. Thanks for that Michelle. Michelle and Henry’s second book is about to come out any moment now. You can find their first book and preorder the new book here.
2. Denim Drift
The Flexa colour of the year Denim Drift is hands down my favourite colour of the moment. I’m a blue kinda girl anyway so this particular shade stole my heart from the moment I saw it about 6 months ago. I used it on one wall in my living room already and I’m thinking of ways to use it in other rooms as well. Denim Drift is so versatile that you can combine it with so many different other colours to achieve totally different looks.
3. Instant Pot
I first heard of the Instant Pot from Michelle over on Nom Nom Paleo. After a few weeks, I saw this thing popping up all over the place on American food blogs. What is this kitchen gadget do you might ask? Well, it’s an amazingly versatile electric programmable pressure cooker. Actually, this thing does much more. It’s a multi cooker that can replace a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yoghurt maker and stockpot warmer. I have the Lux60 6-in-1 model. It’s a 6 litre model without the yoghurt maker setting. You can only get it from Amazon UK if you are here in Europe. I’ve had it for over a year and I will never want to go without anymore. It was a good investment for us at about €150,-.
I’ve been using the Headspace app for nearly 3 weeks now and I love it. Headspace is a meditation app. You can try it out for free for 10 days to see if it’s for you. I was looking for a way to use guided meditation as part of my morning routine and heard of Headspace during a podcast I was listening to back in January of this year. I love the graphics and animations they use to explain certain aspects of meditation. That very pleasant voice you hear throughout the exercises belongs to mindfulness and meditation expert, writer and presenter Andy Puddicome. If you are thinking of starting using meditation I suggest you give Headspace a go.
5. Roasted Seaweed Snacks
These “very addictive” snacks are essentially roasted and seasoned (with salt) sea-laver seaweed. I was browsing my Asian supermarket and found them and decided to try them out as a replacement for regular potato chips. I totally love them. If you like sushi and the nori wrapped around some sushi varieties you will like these snacks as well, I promise.
6. Glass Carafe
This IKEA 365+ glass carafe is my new favourite thing in the kitchen. I use it to keep track of my water intake. When I’m tired of drinking plain water I switch to water with some lemon juice and ginger. So refreshing.
7. Young House Love Has a Podcast!
You might already know about John and Sherry Petersik’s blog, Young House Love. I’ve been a loyal follower for about 4 years. Well, about 8 months ago they started a podcast called Young House Love Has a Podcast!. If you are like me you’ll be thinking, what now… a podcast about interiors? How does that work? Let me tell you it works! I enjoy every minute of John and Sherry’s podcast. Their personalities really shine through and they share lots of behind the scenes stuff, funny “what’s not” quizzes and interesting interviews with interior designers and fellow bloggers. Do me a favour and go check them out.
8. Smoothie Recipe Illustrations
I think I’ve pinned these gorgeous illustrations multiple times on my Pinterest account. I stumbled upon them a few weeks ago on Pinterest and saved them to my “healthy eats” board to try out. These recipe illustrations are from Greatist a website dedicated to “heathyish” living as they call it themselves. I think I’ll start with the Green Nut Butter one this weekend.
So, guys, that’s it for this first instalment of Nelly’s List. If you want to see more roundups of things I dig why don’t you check out my monthly Etsy finds.