I’ve been away for a bit (holidays and all) but I blame the flu I’ve been battling for the past 1.5 weeks. Been in bed for over a week. I’m a last minute shopper so my illness was a good excuse for me to give out gift certificates for the holidays since I was out of commission the week prior to x-mas.
Right now I’m resting up on the couch for a New Years Eve that will most likely be spent on the couch ‘cause BF is sick and me being the perfect GF I can’t abandon him when the clock strikes 12.
Housebound, I’ve decided to compile a list – one of my greatest talents.
So for your New Years Eve reading pleasure, I bring you Moko’s list of Awesome Fun Website Reads of 2011:
The Kitchn takes top spot for most foodies given their awesome daily updates, wicked food varieties, and amazing recipe/interview/forum posts. A daily must read for foodies and food lovers everywhere.
Frequent Food Network chef and guest chef to the first state dinner for Barak Obama, Marcus Samuelsson is worth checking out. Although he posts recipes and meals featuring ethically questionable mains he pushes the public to adopt Meatless Mondays and more vegetarian fare in their daily diet.
For the New Years resolution vegan, vegetarian trying to be vegan, or meat lover trying to adopt more veggies in their diet, Post Punk Kitchen is a novice chef friendly site with tons of recipes and advice on how to incorporate more Vegan in daily diet. The Red Curry with Kale soup and Quinoa White Bean Kale soup are staples in the Moko kitchen.
Grew to like her through her blog and fell in love with her in person about a year later. Casie’s energy, positivity, and ambition are so motivating that she manages to have you refreshing her blog multiple times throughout the day (as she blogs ALL DAY). Her photos, quotes, and experiences inspire you to get out and enjoy everything that life has to offer. Check out her blog for an instant pick me up.
I found this blog about a few months ago when I put my back out (really out, I was totally crooked). Found myself stuck in bed on pain killers with hours to kill. What a perfect time to creep out a new blog. Much to my delight I stumbled across a little piece of heaven brought to you by Lauren O’Nizzle, Toronto Blogger. Filled with gifs, cat vids, and hipster jokes I was in heaven. Perfect way to spend a pain killer dazed afternoon…
If you knew me 10 years ago you would not want to know me. I was the definition of NERD before Nerd was made cool by Dr. Internet. 10 years later I would say I’m a little less nerd and a little more Hipster (the good kind, but not really, I’m still nerd). I’m just not the cool nerd made famous by the Internet. But whatever, I’m still cool enough that I’ve discovered my own awesome (not so secret) nerd sites.
1st of course is Reddit. I’m not even gunna go there ‘cause honestly I get my BF to filter the good nerd shit and send it my way so I don’t have to spend hours sifting through lameo boring sub-nerd shit. But Reddit is the ultimate source for all that is nerdy.
Like videos/pictures/stories to post to Facebook and Twitter 2 days before your friends do? Then check out Neatorama. I think most of their content is found via Reddit but they manage to post it before my BF sends it to me (meaning that they are pretty fast). You won’t be disappointed.
Similar to Neatorama but they tend to post more food pics (i.e. pics of “This is why you are fat” and bacon themed meals). Still entertaining and appeals to the nerd in you.
Moko’s Kill-Time Sites
I think I follow about 150 different tumblr sites and I add more everyday. (** mokouniverse.com is a tumblr site!!!! **). I tend to follow hot models (male and female), vegan food/recipe blogs, and travel/architecture blogs. I like anything pretty (people, places, food, gadgets). Message me and I’ll follow you!
I just discovered Fancy a few months ago. I still don’t completely understand it but I’m drawn to it daily. I feel it is a little like Tumblr but with more information on the product and a little less control over what your are viewing. Anyways, as I said above I am a big fan of things pretty and Fancy never lets me down (even if they don’t update as often as they should!)
This ends Moko’s list for now. I know my list is a little short on culture, (some would say art, but I disagree), politics, and so on but who cares. Read these sites as an escape from the negativity and corruption in world and allow them to inspire you to see how great this place really is.
Happy New Year.