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Sugar Free Sunday & The Olympics

Welcome to one of the sweetest weekly virtual potluck get-together ever! Yes indeed β€” it is Sugar Free Sunday! We host it every Sunday to exchange incredible sugar free recipes. Inspiration to start the week right? You bet!

I’ve been living, breathing, cheering, and watching the Olympics this entire week. Simply put it is absolutely awe inspiring to see the best athletes from around the world compete, having trained for years. Hats off to their hard work, dedication and sacrifice!

Some moments have been exceptionally fun and exciting and this week I want to share my *current* obsession with you! πŸ™‚

  • Mr Bean on the keyboard as part of the London Orchestra playing the Chariots of Fire. If you watch the entire opening ceremony, this moment sort of creeps up on you, with Mr. Bean given a single key stroke for the entire performance. πŸ™‚ Shh, I don’t want to give too much away, if you haven’t seen it (… now go see it!). Plus it doesn’t hurt that I love the piece and can keep listening to it over and over!
  • Gabby Douglas! Need I say more… She is part of the “Fab Five” and they won the individual and team gold in Women’s Gymnastics! At 16, to go and compete in front of billions… jump and balance on a freakin’ beam, bounce beautifully between the uneven bars, all the while with gorgeous posture and that amazing smile. Did you know that she has been nick-named “The Flying Squirrel”? This is only the second time in the history of the sport that the US has won this team event!
  • Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history! Didn’t want him to overtake a woman, Larisa Latynina, (the feminist in me speaks!)… but hey, it took 48 years for it to happen! πŸ˜›
  • To watch Mo Farah of UK win the 10,000 meters race… Phenomenal! He actually relocated to Oregon, US, in order to further his training and trained with the silver medalist, Galen Rupp. What an awesome moment for their coach, Alberto Salazar, I say!
  • Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to compete in track at the Olympics, made history and cruised into the semi-finals. What courage and determination! It almost feels a bit unreal. He was banned from competing in the 2008 Olympics and had to challenge their decision and go through tests to prove that he could compete. To not give up, to stay the course… simply tremendous… Wow!

As you might have noticed I’m on a *tad* bit of an Olympic high and I’m enjoying every bit of it. On that note, bring on your sugar free creations and make this Olympic weekend the sweetest! πŸ™‚

1. I wanted to embed the videos but copyright restrictions don’t allow it so you have to visit the NBC website.
2. I’ve looked and LOOKED but I can’t find this amazing video introducing the US gymnastics team individually with their baby pictures in there too! (Aww…) If you do find it do send me the link!
3. Maybe I missed a moment in my crazy hyped rush? Send me your favorite and I’ll add it to this list!

How do you participate in the virtual potluck?

  • Link your recipe post (NOT your homepage) if it does not use refined sugar. Your blog does not have to be entirely sugar free, just the dish you’re sharing!
  • Please link back to this get-together somewhere in your post’s text. It’s a great way to invite your readers to the fun!
  • In the ‘Name’ field, please enter who you are and what you’re linking. For example Sonia would put: Bean Kale Pasta Soup [Sonia @ Flip Cookbook]
  • Sign up for free to our new venture Velvet Aroma. It’s a visual way to read the blogs you love and really bring their recipes into your kitchen.
  • See all the details on our Sugar Free Sunday page.

We’re so excited to see what you’re cooking….. Sugar Free!

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10 Responses to Sugar Free Sunday & The Olympics

  1. Vicky says:

    Hi! I’ve also enjoyed watching the coverage of the Olympics – so proud of and pleased for Team GB, all their hard work has paid off now after a few disappointments last week!

    Thank you for hosting!

    • Sonia says:

      Hi Vicky! What has been your absolute favorite moment of the games?? πŸ™‚ and of the ceremony?? I loved the way the Olympic torch was lit as well!

      • Vicky says:

        Hi! I think my favourite moment was when Andy Murray won the gold for tennis – so well deserved!

        Also I loved the opening ceremony especially the flame being lit and the rings rising from the ground!

  2. Sugar Free Sunday … I love it πŸ™‚

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  4. The Olympics have truly been inspirational! And starting it off with Bond, Mr. Bean, and Paul Mc was fantastic! Enjoyed your list of highlights.

    I’m linking up a simple 3 ingredient hot weather treat called Berry Almond Crunch.

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