We adopted a puppy last week! We named her Ozzie and she’s a Labrador mix. We adopted her through a rescue organization called Save A Lab and we couldn’t be happier about the decision.

Ozzie | healthy green kitchen

Ozzie | healthy green kitchen

As you can see, she’s SO cute. She’s also super affectionate and really smart. I am looking forward to taking her to obedience classes :)

Ozzie | healthy green kitchen

Ozzie | healthy green kitchen

So far, she’s doing pretty great with our (4!) cats, and things are going really well with my almost 10-year old lab, too. (She hasn’t met the chickens face to face yet, though…just through a fence.) We are having a blast with her and I’ll share more pictures soon.

Ozzie | healthy green kitchen

jake and ozzie | healthy green kitchen

Since it’s Friday, I have some great links I want to tell you about…I hope you have time to check them out over the weekend!

Tasty-looking recipes:

Stinging Nettle Soup (Glutton For Life)
Roasted Salmon with Miso Glaze (White on Rice Couple)
Meyer Lemon Lavender Mojitos (Boulder Locavore)
Lentils Folded into Yogurt with Spinach and Basil (101 Cookbooks)
Simple Chocolate Custard (Nourished Kitchen)

Nutrition/health-related articles:

It’s Not Fat, It’s Not Sugar… (Go Kaleo)
Clean Eating is a Bad Label (Slate)
Why There’s So Much Confusion over Nutrition and Fitness (Lifehacker)
Data Diva: Sugar (Local Kitchen)

Books I’m currently enjoying:

The Vibrant Table
The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen: A Hit-the-Ground Running Approach to Stocking Up and Cooking Delicious, Nutritious, and Affordable Meals

On my Amazon.com wishlist:

A Beautiful Body Project: The Bodies of Mothers by Jade Beall. Be sure to “like” her fabulous Facebook page, too.

Also of note:

Kate Payne is giving away a copy of my book!
I had a great time being interviewed for the GoGreenInside Telesummit. I hope you’ll have a listen to my talk…it’s free.

Amazon.com links are affiliate links. When you make a purchase via one of my links, I make a small commission. This helps to support my site: thank you so much!


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    Laura — May 9, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

    I am in love! We adopted a part lab part border collie, she is the best.

    Your puppy has such a great face. Do you know what the other might be? She has great coloring.

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    Winnie — June 3, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    Her mom is a yellow lab and we think her dad was a hound of some sort…she looks a little like a beagle ;)

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    Kelly@TheNourishingHome — May 10, 2014 @ 12:08 am

    SO precious!!! our puppy (Frankie) just turned one. They bring so much joy! So happy for you!

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    Rebe @ Rebe With a Clause — May 10, 2014 @ 1:45 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. That face! Those eyes! This pup! So adorable – thanks for sharing here.

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    Kristi Rimkus — May 10, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    Puppies are so adorable, aren’t they? We had labs for years. They make the best family dogs.

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    Sarah, Simply Cooked — May 10, 2014 @ 9:39 am

    I always enjoy your links; thanks. I publish a weekend links post, too, and this time I adapted your idea to include books I’m reading and cookbooks I’m using. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore — May 10, 2014 @ 9:41 am

    Winnie she could not be cuter! We have two pure bread Labs and an English Bulldog, all of whom are in their later years. I recently did a post about them and waxed nostalgic over their puppy pictures! Such a sweet time!

    Thank you also for sharing the link to my mojitos!

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    Carey Yaros — May 10, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    Congratulations to fulfilling a life! What a qtpa2t! I enjoy your posts and always find your links informative. I hope you will consider feeding Ozzie a single source raw protein diet, if you don’t already do so with the existing gang.
    The health benefits are tremendous and the diet can be supplemented with fresh veggies, fruits, some nuts and rotated oils.

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    Winnie — May 14, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

    I have fed my dogs a raw food diet in the past, but it’s not something I can manage right now. Thanks for your comment, though.

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    sue/the view from great island — May 12, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

    If I had this little girl in the house I would pretty much have to give up food photography forever <3

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    Winnie — May 14, 2014 @ 8:15 pm

    Yes, it’s hard to get any work done due to the cuteness!

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    Min — May 13, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

    Aww..It’s so nice to meet you, Ozzie! You have no idea how adorable you are, do you? You are truly loved by your family, and I look forward to getting to know you more ;). And Winnie, thanks for all the lovely links. The Vibrant Table sounds like a good read!

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    Winnie — May 14, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    Yes, it’s a lovely book by the author of the blog Golubka Kitchen!

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    Kristine — May 15, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

    OK, I think that dog has the perfect face…she’s adorable, hard to believe someone gave her up. Probably for the best though, sounds like she’s in a loveable home!

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    Winnie — June 3, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    Actually, her pregnant mom ended up in a shelter (which happens a lot, unfortunately), so it’s not that someone gave her up :)

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    Kim — May 16, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    Oh my goodness, what a sweet thing! I love the last photo of her laying on your other dog. Have fun!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 25, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

    Aww! She’s adorable. And awesome that you adopted her. I’ve always wanted a golden retriever puppy (which yes, I realize grows up ;)) but I don’t know how much luck I’ll have in adopting one of those.

    I hope you’re having lots of fun with her! If the computer problem had to happen, I think it happened at a nice time. :)

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    Winnie — June 3, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    There are so many breed-specific rescue organizations, at least here in the states…I hope you find the right dog some day! We are definitely having fun with Ozzie…she’s a handful (in a good way!).