Almost every blog I read has recently done a “My 7 Links” post.  I’ve especially found these posts helpful to bring me up to speed on blogs that I’m new to.  So I was excited when Paula from Eat:Watch:Run, Cate from GoodForYou, and Andrea from Onion In My Hair nominated me to participate (Thanks for thinking of me!).

So what is 7 Links all about?

THE GOAL
To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.

THE RULES
1) Blogger is nominated to take part

2) Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.

3) Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.

4) These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers

5) And so it goes on!

6) They’ll be sharing the best posts from participating bloggers on our blog and everyday on Facebook and Twitter at #My7Links

Most Beautiful: Family Vacation & Pumpkin Bean Soup

I included some of my favorite photos of the beach, woods, and pond from my annual family vacation to our cabin in Lake Ontario.

Most Popular: Crazy Sexy [Raw] Recipes pt. 2

Chocomole: the richest, easiest, healthiest dessert I’ve ever made, and the only dessert recipe I’ve posted to date.  Based on it’s success, I really should post more desserts!

Most Controversial: A visit to Farm Sanctuary

This was the most challenging post for me to write.  I really wanted to highlight the need for better treatment of farm animals, without scaring away or pressuring any readers.

Most Helpful: Book Summary: What I Learned from “Crazy Sexy Diet”

This was one of the first (and best) nutrition books I’ve read.  I learned SO much from it and have been eating better ever since.  I shared some of my biggest learnings from this book.

Surprise Success: Just 5 Ingredients: Barley Salad with Corn, Tomatoes, Scallions, and Baked Tofu

This was one of my most-read blog posts.  Everyone loved the colors of the dish, and were as excited to discover that Corn on the Cob can be made in the microwave as I was :-)

Not Enough Attention: My favorite FREE group fitness activities in Chicago

This post has so much information, it really should be 4 separate posts!  If you live in Chicago, I hope you’ll read this and take advantage of these unique work-outs soon, since some of them are only available in the summer.

Most Proud: My First Blogger Meet-Up

I’ve only been blogging regularly for a few months.  In addition to overcoming my nerves and meeting some truly wonderful people, attending the meet-up also proved to myself that my blog isn’t just a passing phase –  I love blogging and I plan to stick around!

Who am I nominating?

Do you have a post in one of those categories you’d like to share?

Is there any topic you’d like to see me write about?