August Favorites

It’s the last day of August (I can’t believe it) and it’s time for my August favorites post!

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in a Starbucks drinking a decaf Americano, on my way to Seattle. It’s my first time in Washington and as we’re living in British Columbia, we’re taking advantage and exploring all the places we can out west! I’m looking forward to a weekend in Seattle exploring the city, trying new vegetarian restaurants and camping at Olympic National Park. Is there anything we need to do or see? Let me know!

As we’re getting ready to explore the city, I’ll leave you with my August favorites.

Currently Reading

This month, I was ambitious and read 2 books. This feels like an accomplishment, considering that I read slowly.

The first book I read was Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewells. It was the best book I read so far this year, which explains why I finished it in only a few days (something rare for me lately with my busy schedule). It’s a thriller and trust me, once you start reading, you can’t stop until you get to the last page. It’s well written and surprises you with twists every few chapters. Get this book and read it as soon as possible. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Once I finished the book, I went straight back to Harry Potter (obviously). I started the series again a few months ago and it reminded me once again why I love it so much. So I now finished book three. Also, have you seen the new covers for the books? I love it!

New Videos

Roasted Potato Pesto Salad with Spicy Chipotle Chickpeas

Hearty Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

And if you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel! I’ll be sharing several videos each month.

Self-Love

I wrote this post on Instagram earlier this month about self-esteem and the comments that were said to me growing up. If you get the chance, you can read it here.

I was overwhelmed with everyone’s comments. So many of you can relate, which of course is not a good thing. All that to say thank you for sharing your stories with me.
August FavoritesAlso, the wildfire smoke in British Columbia was not my favorite part of August.

Recipes to Try

3-Ingredient Vegan Queso

Edamame Salad with Brown Rice and Sesame Dressing

Smoky Vegan BBQ Beet Burger

Easy Chocolate Hemp Protein Balls

Favorite Non-Recipe Pins

This white kitchen is making me excited to buy a house (I’m not sure when that will be, but I’m looking forward to it!). All I want is a bright, white kitchen with lots of natural light, storage and counter space.

And this minimalist living room.

This post on adding more relaxation to your life. I need this.

Back to School

It’s back to school and I recently shared my favorite lunchbox recipes from the blog. You can read the post here for some healthy and delicious ideas! What are your favorite lunchbox recipes?

Recipe Rating

We added a new feature to the blog – You can now rate the recipes with a star system! I would love to know what you think of the recipes, so next time you try one, consider leaving a rating or a review! I always love hearing from you guys.

Favorite August Recipes from the Blog

Vegan Chickpea-Nut Butter Ice Cream CakeVegan Chickpea-Nut Butter Ice Cream Cake

So many of you have made this recipe already, I love it!

Sugar-Free Cherry Chia JamSugar-Free Cherry Chia Jam

Chewy Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

What do you want to see on the blog?

This post marks one year since I started these monthly favorites posts. Now I want to hear from you: Do you want to keep seeing these posts or is it time for a change? If so, what would you like to see? More recipes, personal posts, some photography posts, nutrition posts? Or should I keep doing these regular favorites posts? Please let me know so I can offer you content that you love!

Thank you for reading my little monthly posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

2 COMMENTS

  1. Jasmine Woods | 1st Sep 18

    I love all of your posts! You always share fun recipes, of course, but I like hearing how you navigate the *burden* of keeping yourself fed in a happy and pleasant way, even with travel/moving/ new home/ THAT DAMN SMOKE. You’re my go-to blog for healthy snack ideas and ways to use the seasonal vegetables streaming in. I found you on instagram and subscribed to your blog while I was living in Maine, but I’ve moved back to Montana so it’s fun that you made the trek West as well! I hope you enjoy your new home, and your trip to Seattle, and exploring the beautiful Rockies!

    *Favorite recipes so far: overnight oats (duh, so versatile), southwest quinoa salad- seriously so simple and so delish!!! About to try zucchini cookies because I have squash coming out of my ears!!!! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing!!!

    • Unsweetened Caroline | 1st Sep 18

      Hi Jasmine! Thank you so much for your sweet comment, it means a lot. And thank you for the feedback, I love to share some personal posts on here too, so I’m happy you feel the same. Hope you’re enjoying Montana. I’ve never been there, although I might have to visit while I’m out west! I’ve been to Maine MANY times and love it. The mountains are really nice though, I’m loving it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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