Link love (Powered by pasta and caramel tempura)

The weird – and awesome – thing about exercise is it seems to keep me fuller for longer. And, as in the case of this week – even shrunk my appetite. I can’t tell you how many days I’ve had where I’ve done nothing but sit on my ass at work for hours, but plough through fruit, muesli bars, and curried vegetables with rice…and STILL arrived home basically faint from hunger. But this week I’m eating less, eating less often and haven’t even wanted dessert once. BIZARRE.

Also on the awesome list…thanks, Sarah! The Frugal Canadian Student did a shoutout to some of her favourite bloggers. For some reason, she saw fit to include moi (blush). And A Lotta Lettuce mentioned my last grocery checkin in her weekly wrap.


Om nom nom…I’m salivating at the thought of caramel coconut bars, via Cate.

I grew up on a diet of rice and other such Asian staples. I will never be a salad girl. Nonetheless, I can make the effort once in a while, especially with help from Iowa Girl Eats.

Eggplant risotto. ‘Nuff said.

The Joy of Caking has the secret to peanut butter cookies!


A Master of Nothing Employable struggles with idealism.

Penelope Trunk on the best way to cope with getting fired.


Leslie talks about the catch-22 of welfare – not being allowed to have cash assets or to build any up. It’s exactly the same here. It’s an ugly cycle, and there’s no way to get ahead, bar getting a well-paid job, I guess, and having a lucky run with no emergencies.

First Gen American shares the lessons learned from her first sweetheart.

Amber shows us how to make inexpensive customised wedding invitations.

Finally, hands down my absolute most favourite post of the week. Nicole Antoinette reminds us why it’s stupid to feel inadequate compared to other bloggers.

4 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by pasta and caramel tempura)

  • Reply thejoyofcaking February 21, 2011 at 03:40

    Thanks for the mention! I’ve been reading the other posts you mentioned. Very interesting stuff here.

  • Reply Sarah February 21, 2011 at 15:20

    You rock my [virtual] socks. Xx.

  • Reply Aloysa February 23, 2011 at 06:42

    I am not sure where excatly in NZ you live but I’ve heard about the horrible earthquake that just happened. I hope you are okay. Let us know!

  • Reply peacebeme February 25, 2011 at 04:58

    Excited to see these links today. I have been trying to branch out of food blogs which aren’t my main interest to be honest. I just want to read a mix. Thanks!

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