Simple Meals Friday!

SimpleMealsFridayLink-up

Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker in the morning or in a skillet as a quick, last-minute dinner. What are your favorite to prepare slow cooker meals, skillet meals, freezer meals, soups, salads, drinks and desserts?

We want to know the foods to turn to when you are short of time. It’s great to learn from and be inspired by others. When you share your recipe on this link-up it will show up on all 3 of the host’s sites. If you don’t have a blog, no problem, you can also share your recipes in the comments.

 

Meet Your Hosts

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody
  3. Sarah of Simple Life Abundant Life

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Meals

IMG_7563

1. Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup from Axiom at Home

Spicy-Chicken-Sausage-Rice-Recipe-GF

2. One Pot Spicy Chicken Sausage Rice from Avocado Pesto

simple-chicken-tenders

3. Gluten and Dairy Free Ranch Tenders from Worth Cooking

Are you ready to link-up?



Preserving Kale for the freezer www.simplefoody.org

Preserving Kale {for the freezer}

Preserving Kale for the freezer www.simplefoody.org

Kale grows well in most areas, and up north can be grown for 6-8 months out of the year.  We’ve planted a lot of kale this year.  We’ve enjoyed eating it fresh all spring, summer, and now fall.  Since we can’t keep up with eating our kale fresh, I’ve been slowly putting some away in the freezer for winter.  Kale can be canned or frozen, I much prefer to freeze it.  It’s a quick and easy way to fill the freezer for winter.

 

Preserving Kale {for the freezer}

Ingredients

  • Fresh kale leaves

Instructions

  1. Wash kale extremely well, checking front and back of leaves to ensure there are no bugs or eggs on the leaves.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch kale for 1 minute.
  3. Once kale is cool enough to handle cut off end stems and chop as desired for recipes.
  4. Flash freeze on a cookie sheet.
  5. Once frozen transfer to freezer bags and seal. Don't forget to label and date the bag.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://www.simplefoody.org/preserving-kale-freezer/

 

This recipe was shared on: The Art of Home-Making Mondays

Simple Meals Friday!


SimpleMealsFridayLink-up

Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker in the morning or in a skillet as a quick, last-minute dinner. What are your favorite to prepare slow cooker meals, skillet meals, freezer meals, soups, salads, drinks and desserts?

We want to know the foods to turn to when you are short of time. It’s great to learn from and be inspired by others. When you share your recipe on this link-up it will show up on all 3 of the host’s sites. If you don’t have a blog, no problem, you can also share your recipes in the comments.

Meet Your Hosts

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody
  3. Sarah of Simple Life Abundant Life

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Meals

potato-and-beef-skillet-21

1. Meat and Potato Skillet from Worth Cooking

a

2. Elderberry Infused Herbal Honey from Strangers and Pilgrims

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

3. Vegan Red Lentil and Apple Soup from Avocado Pesto

Are you ready to link-up?



Solomon 3 weeks

Introducing Baby Solomon

Solomon 3 weeks

 

Baby Solomon made his arrival July 4th, weighing in at 10lbs. 3 oz. and 21 inches long.  We were counting down the days to my due date July 11th.  We knew my husband would be gone before then and wanted to have the baby before he left.  Being that we home birth, there isn’t much you can do to induce early.   I had been having contractions on and off for months, and we knew baby day could be any day now.

My labors are generally pretty fast 3-6 hours and I had been dilated at 4 cm for weeks.  My midwives agreed that if I didn’t have the baby by Thursday that they would come over Friday (the 4th) and break my water, hoping that contractions would start on their own.

We ran last minute errands Friday morning, then came home to eat lunch and wait.  The first midwife arrived around 3 and after an exam we decided to go ahead and break my bag of waters to see what would happen.  I hadn’t had any contractions that day, so I was kinda scared….last thing I wanted was to end up in the hospital connected to a pitocin drip.  But having my husband there for the birth was pretty important to him and me as he had missed the birth of our second child.

After the midwife broke my water we moved to the living room, she then proceeded to inform me that it will probably take hours for contractions to start and that I should take a nap.  Not 2 minutes after she said that contractions started.  Within 30 minutes I was in transition and the baby was born an hour later.

Solomon 3 weeks (1)

Short labors generally aren’t easy (my easiest labor was my longest at 9 hours).  They’re fast, emotional, and painful.  There were many choruses of “I can’t do this” followed by “Yes I can!”.  Then followed by “I don’t want too anymore….[insert sobbing here]“.   I don’t remember much other than pushing took forever, and the clicking of the rocking chair my husband was sitting in and rocking.

I’m so thankful that everything went well, and that my husband was able to witness the birth.  He left 3 short days later, not to return until baby was 7 weeks old.  Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow….

SimpleMealsFridayLink-up

Simple Meals Friday!

SimpleMealsFridayLink-up

Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker in the morning or in a skillet as a quick, last-minute dinner. What are your favorite to prepare slow cooker meals, skillet meals, freezer meals, soups, salads, drinks and desserts?

We want to know the foods to turn to when you are short of time. It’s great to learn from and be inspired by others. When you share your recipe on this link-up it will show up on all 3 of the host’s sites. If you don’t have a blog, no problem, you can also share your recipes in the comments.

Meet Your Hosts

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody
  3. Sarah of Simple Life Abundant Life

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Meals

0361-21. Gluten-free Quinoa Pizza Bites from Deep Roots at Home

1234287_10151743854913710_1465264550_n

2. DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte from Christa Cordva

pesto-2-682x1024

3. Basil Pesto {without nuts} from Natural Chow

Are you ready to link-up?



Simple Meals Friday!

SimpleMealsFridayLink-up

Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

This week we have a new host joining us, Sarah from Simple Life, Abundant Life! She is the wife of a youth pastor and mom to 2 cute boys. She writes about ministry, nutrition, parenthood, and simple living. Did you see the “simple” theme we have going on right now? Not only is this blog hop focused on simple foods but all of the hosts try our best to live simple lives that glorify our Creator. If you aren’t familiar with Sarah’s blog be sure to stop over there and get to know her a bit!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker in the morning or in a skillet as a quick, last-minute dinner. What are your favorite to prepare slow cooker meals, skillet meals, freezer meals, soups, salads, drinks and desserts?

We want to know the foods to turn to when you are short of time. It’s great to learn from and be inspired by others. When you share your recipe on this link-up it will show up on all 3 of the host’s sites. If you don’t have a blog, no problem, you can also share your recipes in the comments.

Meet Your Hosts

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody
  3. Sarah of Simple Life Abundant Life

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Meals

roasted-chickpeas-1-682x1024-1

1. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from Natural Chow

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

2. Quinoa Black Bean Pumpkin Stew from Avocado Pesto

Are you ready to link-up?



Salsa 700

Texas Style Salsa

Salsa 700

 

Salsa is a well loved food from all over the North and South American continents.  And every culture and geographical area has their own way of making it.  Being a native Texan, we like our salsa slightly chunky and with the bold and spicy flavors of cilantro and jalapenos.

The beautiful thing about salsa is that most of us can grow all the ingredients right in our own backyard, with the exception of limes and salt.  Serve with guacamole to add a southwest flare to any meal.

Visit me over at GNOWFGLINS to get the recipe….

Simple Meals Friday

Simple Meals Friday!

Simple-Meals-Friday
 

Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker first thing in the morning or in a skillet as a last minute dinner. What are your favorite slow cooker, rice cooker, skillet meals and salads?
We want to know your easy to make meals. It’s great learn and be inspired by others. When you link up on any of our sites the links will show up on all the blogs.

Meet Your Hosts

 

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Meals

67-Things-to-Make-with-Tomatoes-RichlyRooted.com_

1. 67 Things to Make with Tomatoes from Richly Rooted

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

2. Almond Chocolate Nut Clusters from Avocado Pesto

Are you ready to link-up?


Simple Meals Friday

Simple Meals Friday!

Simple-Meals-Friday
 

Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker first thing in the morning or in a skillet as a last minute dinner. What are your favorite slow cooker, rice cooker, skillet meals and salads?
We want to know your easy to make meals. It’s great learn and be inspired by others. When you link up on any of our sites the links will show up on all the blogs.

Meet Your Hosts

 

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Meals

6053-461x52511. Haytime Switchel from Deep Roots at Home

Are you ready to link-up?



Simple Meals Friday!

Simple-Meals-Friday
 

Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker first thing in the morning or in a skillet as a last minute dinner. What are your favorite slow cooker, rice cooker, skillet meals and salads?
We want to know your easy to make meals. It’s great learn and be inspired by others. When you link up on any of our sites the links will show up on all the blogs.

Meet Your Hosts

 

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Mealsbbq-title

1. Raw Blender BBQ Sauce from Raia’s Recipes

Are you ready to link-up?



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...