2017 – Awards & Blogs

blogger-recognition-awardDuring this year my blogs, Wrestling with Faith – Dancing with Jesus and Song of Virginity, has both been nominated for several blog awards.

My heart skips a beat when I receive a blog award… I humbly accept and feel proud inside that someone actually like my blogs – and like them enough to want more people to read them. Truly, I’m humbly proud!

sunshine-blogger-awardThough I wrote down the blog award names, I have over time lost track of who nominated me with which award… I’m so sorry! – But instead of spending days searching for the good people and their blogs, I will happily accept the awards, post the logo on my blog and post below my own personal favorite blogs to read and contemplate:

Too fat to love

The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

Minkyweasel World

Beauty Beyond Bones

Gail Loves God

Living in the Corner of a Vortex

Running the Race

Josephs Daily Walk with Jesus

Tripping over Typeset

These are mentioned in no particular order… But each blog can consider themselves nominated for any of the 3 awards shown in this post!

Just to sum things up, I have two blogs which I would like to share with the world. One has helped me beyond imagination in terms of cooking for dietary needs and continues to do so:

The Stonesoup

And the online shop that gives me access to get the dietary ingredients needed (which hasn’t yet found way in Japan):

iHerb

iHerb has been a “life saver” for me more than once and offers a variety of things within foods and household items (with free shipping to Japan!). If you go visit and decide to sign up, you can get 5-10% off your first purchase if you jot in my code:  ZRV661 – thank you! 

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Fruit Bowl

Over the holidays, the – ahem – “more” trips to McDonalds or KFC than I care to admit, has kinda left my family and I in a food grip; “Carbs want more carbs”

So to bust some “back-to-the-routine” stress and get some real nutrient back in the bloodstreams, we are now having sweet stuff for dinner!

Doesn’t make much sense I know, but hear me out.
You know those beautiful desserts with ice cream and sweet fruit (often in syrup)? Well, how about an upside down version?
A “fruit bowl”!

It takes 10 – 15 minutes to prepare and it’s so yummy!

Pick 3-4 types of fresh fruit (I use apple, pear, banana, pineapple, strawberry and tangerines f.ex. depending on season). Wash and cut into bite size pieces. Pour into a big bowl and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can add a handful of granola or nuts if you like – or not – and voila: Fruit bowl!

As the ice cream melts, the fruit gets a creamy “dressing” and if you stick to the one scoop it doesn’t become overwhelmingly sweet.

It’s chokfull of vitamins and let’s face it – during this virus season, we really need those extra shots of freshness.

Now, what I’d love to try when I have more time, is to replace the ice cream with this Coconut sherbet “cream” because that would really add to the overall “health” of this stress busting recipe. But even with bought ice cream, this fruit bowl is still a really good alternative to (another) trip to a burger place.

Enjoy

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