Here’s the back story on this post. Yolanda blogs at Simply Homemaking. Her husband sent an email last week to all their kids and kids-in-law. Yolanda forwarded the email to me so I could enjoy it, too. Boy, did I! I asked her if I could share the email here, and she said yes. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
Archives for May 2010
My favorite sprout… all dressed up! Learn how to sprout lentils, plus get 3 delicious recipes for using them. From tacos to salad (and a bonus taco seasoning recipe!), you’ll be eating this frugal legume in no time! [by Erin Vander Lugt]
I’m super excited about doing a giveaway today for a fantastic – and I mean fantastic – book from Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home. After 6 years of digging deep to keep a frugal budget (saving 20% to 30% each month), she’s poured her wisdom and experience into 280 pages of ideas to help each and every one of us save money while serving nourishing, real food to our families! Details inside this post…
Momma’s turn for the special plate! On Mother’s Day evening, the four of us enjoyed a delicious bowl of Carrot Soup and thick slices of homemade sourdough bread spread with a little love. What a tasty treat! And to minimize my time in the kitchen on my special day, I prepared this soup the day before the celebration. For those of you with farmer’s markets stocked, this soup is the perfect place to savor your locally gown carrots, onions, and tomatoes. Enjoy the taste of summer!
In the eCourse, I created one lesson to teach how to create skillet dishes. I set up the video camera and tripod and created a meal in front of the camera in less than a half hour. It was fun to do and I hope showed all eCourse members that creative meal making, when one can use what’s in the pantry, is within anyone’s grasp. I loved reading on the eCourse forum what meals were created in the kitchens! Today, I will repost some of the members’ ideas and results so you can get a glimpse of what’s possible, too.
Erin’s back, at your request, with a lovely, flexible, and simple main dish — smoked salmon salad. Undoubtedly, her kiddoes think it is delicious as well!
Please welcome Sonya Hemmings of the Hemmings Half Dozen blog. Sonya lives in Arizona with her sweet family, and as you will soon learn, a bountiful lemon tree. I’m really excited that she’s posting today real-food makeover of a beloved lemon tart recipe. Her goal was to maximize its nutrition without sacrificing the delicious taste. Did she succeed? I’d say so! In this guest post, she shares the side by side comparison, complete with a tell-tale picture and family responses. This is a very fun read!
Welcome to another Real Food Quote Monday (RFQM). Each Monday, I quote from something I read, and ask you to add your thoughts. This time, I really crave your thoughts as I think it is a great topic for us to share our collective wisdom! Here is the question: How do you share the message of good, healthy, and real food, especially with those are who aren’t open to it, or don’t get it?