What I'm Reading Around the Web 4-14-2014

I seem to have taken a little hiatus with this series, but it’s back thanks to the productivity tips from Chris Kresser (keep reading for more info).

It’s been a super busy and productive week. Thanks to my new sleep patterns, I’m up by 6-6:30 every morning and I can get some reading in before my day gets started.

Here’s what caught my attention around the web –

  • If you do nothing else this weekend, listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of this podcast by Chris Kresser on productivity (or read the transcripts). I read the transcripts, since I’m always insanely busy and get interrupted 8,437 times a minute by ‘Hey Mom!’

This has been ah-mazing advice for decreasing my stress levels and increasing what I can get done through the day. I’m working faster and more efficiently, taking more breaks, and have more time for wifely/mother stuff that comes with homeschooling and working at home.

With the Time Out app, I’m taking a 15 second break every 10 minutes to take a drink of water, stretch, and look away from the screen. Every 55 minutes, I take 15 minutes or so to clean or cook something. It’s making a crazy dent in my epic to-do list.

My favorite apps/programs so far are Wunderlist, DropTask, Time Out, and Focus@Will. I’m also a big fan of listening to the Pandora Yoga channel while I work to help me focus, and I always have my essential oils close by of course (oils I use).

 THANK YOU CHRIS!!

  • Elaine at Phoenix Helix has an Autoimmune Paleo recipe round up every week that’s perfect for gathering AIP-compliant recipes. I love that almost all of them are safe for Katie to eat and avoid all seeds, nightshades, and the common allergens.
  • If you have been reading my blog, you’ll know that the brand new cookbook by Jenny at Nourished Kitchen launched this week (affiliate link). Ermahgerd. It’s so freaking fantastic.

Here is a collection of recipes that I’ve been salivating over…

This recipe I posted for pot roast with apples, sweet potatoes and prunes has been hopping. Everyone loves it. I’m making it tonight, so I can get the good wifey award.

There’s Fennel, Kohlrabi and Green Apple Relish over at Oh Lardy!.

Baked Oats with Pistachios, Dried Figs, and Honey is at GNOWFGLINS.

Tasty Yummies has Potato and Spinach Soup with Jalapeño. Love that girl’s ink.

Yogurt & Dill Crackers are on Weed em’ and Reap.

I’m drooling over the Pan-Seared Halibut with Melted Cherry Tomatoes and Tarragon posted at the Nourishing Gourmet.

Jenny herself posted this Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad with Kombucha Vinaigrette on The Nourished Kitchen. It’s a new yet classic twist on my favorite salad. Yum.

Melted Blueberries with Ginger and Mandarin Orange is at Real Food Forager by Dr. Jill.

The superdy-duper Mommypotamus posted a Spring Vegetable Stew.

I’m sending this Wild Mushroom Soup recipe at Kelly the Kitchen Kop to my mother-in-law. I miss dairy. :sniffle:

If you have a sweet tooth, check out this Red Fruit Custard Cake at Food Loves Writing. Gorgeous site if you’ve never been there.

There’s a fresh herb frittata at Nourishing Joy. Frittatas used to be a staple in my home before I found out I was allergic to eggs. They’re super quick, nourishing, and travel well for short trips.

And this Bone Marrow Custard shared by Sarah at the Healthy Home Economist is perfect for reversing chronic malnutrition and feeding babies.

Now it’s your turn. What awesomeness did you find on the web this week? Share a link in the comments!

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