20 Minute Peanut Noodle Soup with Lime Mango.
Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.
Hey, hi! Welcome back to Nine Favorite Things! After a month of an extreme amount of holiday content here on HBH, I’m so excited to bring back my 9 favorite things post! So many fun things to share today.
First off, I hope you’re all having a great start to the new year! Mine has been awesome, but I’m working through what I call a “photo rut”. Meaning, I’m currently hating all the photos I am taking. I think I’m just bored with them. Whenever this happens I know I am in need of new props, so below I’m sharing a few favorite pieces that I just ordered and cannot wait to have arrive.
In other news, it was a busy week around here working on blog content, a new project for 2018 (a couple actually), and also doing a little filming for an upcoming feature in USA Today, which was cool because I got to film with my brother Red. I believe the feature will be live sometime this month, I’ll be sure to let you guys know when it does!
Kind of jam packed, but all good things!
Speaking of good things, we kicked off Healthy January on Tuesday and I’m curious to hear what you guys think? Are you loving the recipes? Are they inspiring you to cook healthy this January?! As always, I would love your feedback and if there’s anything you’d like to see me make, let me know in the comments.
Coming up this week on the blog we have plenty of new healthy recipes including a Thai soup, super green pasta, a savory breakfast, a little Mexican, and of course something sweet!
Hope you have a great Sunday and don’t forget to check out #9 for dinner inspiration for the upcoming week!
Enjoy this week’s favorites!
1. My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions:
2. 20 things to do on a snow day…let’s have a productive snow day!
So I found the above link and thought is was a super productive way to spend a snow day…but, my team booed at my productive snow day and said to get outside and have fun! I really couldn’t argue with this, maybe take a few suggestions from both lists and divide your day? Or you know, just have FUN! Here are our top 8 choices for a super fun snow day.
3. New dishes I bought…
the giada platter | the giada canape plate | this icon mug | the claudia coup glass
the dorba high ball glass | the triton tumbler
4. In need of Inspiration?
I feel like the New Year can be both inspiring and stressful. Everyone’s out there making new year’s goals and putting on their game face. That’s great, but it can also be stressful if you’re feeling uninspired or unsure of your goals for the new year. I loved reading this article on finding creative inspiration again and breaking out of a rut. I’ve gone through these kinds of ruts before, so I’m excited to have the tips below in my back pocket for when inspiration is lacking.
Do you have any tricks to help inspire you again creatively? Here are mine:
Also loved these:
…how to master the creative process.
…how to be creative on a daily basis.
5. New Videos:
Best EASY Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Souvlaki…my family’s favorite.
Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup…so easy. So GOOD.
Chipotle Adobo Chicken Quesadilla…never enough Mexican.
Homemade Cheddar Pierogi…the best kind of comfort food.
Easy Chicken Coq au Riesling…aka chicken in the most delicious white wine cream sauce.
Crispy Cheesy Potato Stacks…favorite potato dish.
Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls…Sunday breakfast.
Fresh Mint Moscow Mule…the drink of winter around here.
Salted Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Blondies…for your sweet tooth.
6. Detoxing January? Check out these guides.
I am not a fan of detoxing, BUT I do love healthy eating and the Goop guides below are balanced, and all sound delish. If you’re trying to eat healthier this January. I also love the beauty, kitchen and home detox guides too!
The Annual Goop detox
The Working Girl Detox
The Kitchen Detox
The Home Detox
The Beauty and Wellness Detox
7. A Few Links I am Loving…
Anna Camp interview…a fun read, especially since I really didn’t know much about her.
sweet potato fries recipes…YUM.
12 things to cut out in 2018…stress is my big one.
fun things to do on a Saturday…you know, to plan for next Saturday.
5 mood boosting ideas to snap out of a bad mood…I’m all about exercising every day.
10 motovating quotes for when you don’t feel like working out…number 10 is my favorite.
8. My Favorite Winter Snow Gear…
Burton jacket | outbound beanie| airbrush leggings | white tee | NYC sunglasses
9. This Weeks Dinners:
Monday: Spicy Brown Rice Seared Tuna Roll Bowl
Tuesday: Poblano Mushroom Tacos with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
Wednesday: Rejuvenating Winter Broccoli Salad
Thursday: Quick Kale and Mushroom Pho
Friday: Golden Sun-dried Tomato Red Lentil Pasta
Check out all the past Favorites posts here.
I am new to your posts. So thrilled to happen on it cuz i love your recipes! I know i can trust them to turn out correctly and also worth my efforts to try. I just found your blog and amd intereed in reading thru it but in my other email account (i can manipulate that one so i can read it better.
One suggestion is the font color. When u utilize the light color font, extremely difficult to read in gmail. However, maybe its gmail. I will forward your email to my outlook to see if it is better
Thanks and keep up the fabulous work!
Thank you so much Liz! I am glad you like my blog and recipes! I will look into fixing that problem for you!
I’m 30, I don’t get “snow days” anymore. I live in Buffalo so we get a lot of snow…but that also means they expect us to know how to deal with it, so thus no snow days. But I’ve never gotten tired of snow day activities, and I’ll build a snow fort any day!
Haha I love that! Thank you Elise!
So happy the Favorite Things posts are back! Yay!
Thank you Jennifer!
I rarely get to make your recipes due to allergies, but your Moroccan Skillet Chicken and Olive Tagine was one I could make! And I’ve made it THREE times now! It is absolutely incredible. Even my Tunisian husband was excited by the flavors of home. Thanks for an amazing addition to our regular menu!
Thank you so much Dana! I am so glad you both loved that recipe!
I’m glad you had such a good week and a nice start to January! I like you’re resolutions and links for finding inspiration. Although exercising and going outside in the winter is a bit tough, I’m reminded of how much I enjoy nature and my love for the outdoors when I just focus on doing me. Ya know? I hope you like your new props and pieces! Also, I like the beanie you picked out and was just looking for a new beanie the other day.
I’m looking forward to this weeks posts and hope you sleep well.
(Also, if you need an assistant or even a summer intern, I’d love to help! Haha or maybe we should plan a visit to see each other someday)! Let me know what you think. 🙂
Hi Kristin! You should totally focus on doing you and what you love! Thank you, so glad you’re enjoying this post! I will definitely let you know if I need someone to help me out in the summer! ?
Thanks Tieghan. 🙂 (also, did you see the Emmys last night? And did you watch oprahs speech? If not, I recommend seeing it.) And ok. Let me know if you need help! 🙂
Just made the Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato Penne Alla Vodka. Had only 2 TB of Vodka but it worked. Perfect for the17 degree weather here. Thanks!
Pasta is just the best when its chilly out! I am really glad you liked that recipe Anne! Thank you!
This was a lovely post full of positive things. A new year always brings change.
I’m hiking in the woods this morning for some great outdoors and strenuous exercise. I’ve gained 5 pounds since the festivities began the end of November. Gone are comfort foods, sweets and wine.
More green salad recipes, please!
A new follower over from StoneGable,
Hi Joanna! Your morning sounds amazing! I hope you like some of the Healthy January recipes! Thank you!
Welcome back “Nine Favorite Things”! This first edition for 2018 is overflowing with inspiration and just plain fun! Thank-you!
So happy you are liking it! Thank you Ellen!!
Soo happy to be in January with my favorite Healthy Eating Month and 9 favorite things!! January is my favorite month because i love your inspirational recipes, already made 2 last week– your Rejuvenating Broccoli Salad and Easy Chicken with Zucchini. I only wish January would last for entire year.. so sad that to many people loose their healthy resolutions by Valentine day 🙂 As your post said– “The difference between who you are and what you want to be is what you do.” 🙂
Wanted to thank you for your post on ” A Few Things I Am Loving” — totally applying it to my everyday life!!
As always, you are the best, Teighan!
Hi Nikki! I am so glad you have been enjoying Healthy January and making some of the recipes! Thank you so much!
More veg recipes please! Love the cookbook!
Thank you Beth!!