Simple Lives Thursday #82

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Announcement… please re-read the guidelines for submission (below) so you can be sure your post matches the spirit and theme of this blog hop. Please do not submit giveaway posts. Also, please remember to link your post to one of the host blogs!

The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck…

This blog hop is hosted by (for the time being, due to hosts taking breaks):

Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions

SLT Featured Post Badge

We really enjoy reading your posts each week! Featured post bloggers, please grab the badge above and display it on your site! Link it to one of the host blogs’ posts for the specific week that you were featured.

Here are our picks from last week’s submissions. Thanks to all who participated — it is always hard to choose!

1. How to Craft the Perfect In-Season Salad by Riddle Love. “A good salad doesn’t have to take years to assemble. We just need to know what makes a salad pleasing to the palate and eyes. In my opinion, there are four components (five for a meal salad) to accomplish this: sweet, salty, crunchy, and soft. For a meal salad, at “meaty” to that list. Use this rule of thumb and pair it with what you have to work with for the season and you’ve got yourself one beautiful, tasty, nutrient-dense treat.”

2. Cultured Citrus Marmalade by Natural Health and Prevention. “These are so good and a perfect topper for chicken or fish after you have cooked these meats, put into smoothies, or diced into cooked rice.  They are also good eaten right out of the jar.  We have had such a bounty of citrus — this is the perfect way to preserve them and keep (and even add to) their high nutrient value.”

3. I can’t knit. I can’t crochet. by Sweet Country Life. “I can recycle a sweater. Cut it into the shape of a hat. And sew it together like nobody’s business! And then put it on the head of this cutie-pie and call it a day. And you can too.”

Share Your Simple Lives Thursday Post

Bloggers, make a “Simple Lives Thursday” post on your own blog, then come back here to add your post to the linky box below the featured posts. If you don’t have a picture, feel free to download the Simple Lives Thursday banner (at top of post) and upload it using the script’s prompts (it is easy). Your post will appear on all host blogs!

Non-bloggers, feel free to add a comment here with any ideas or thoughts about simple living.

These are three simple guidelines for participation:

1. If linking real, traditional and simple recipes, please make sure all ingredients used are whole — such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, even sugar. In order to keep the integrity of “nourishing” food, we will delete any recipes that utilize processed, boxed foods. We are definitely not going to be ingredient policemen! But, please note that this is a hop hosted by advocates of the real, local and sustainable food movements.

2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Simple Lives Thursday community by sending your readers to all of the other participants’ posts. We all end up sharing and learning from each other.

3. No giveaway or otherwise primarily advertising oriented posts. Keep your topics to fit our simple living theme of “consume less, produce more.” We will delete posts that don’t fit.

What will you share this week? We all look forward to your submissions!

If reading this via email, visit this post to see the list of linked blogs.

This post may contain affiliate links. We only recommend products and services we wholeheartedly endorse. Thank you for supporting Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS with your purchases. Our family thanks you!


  1. says

    Hi Wardee! I put up #27 Kill mold Naturally and since it’s Valentines Day soon a little recipe form the Left Bank in Paris: #28 French Macaroons- a natural but sugary treat.
    Thank you for hosting this great linky!
    I host a weekly linky which is all about seasonal celebration and would love it if you popped over and linked a post! It’s live right now! Seasonal Celebration Linky Hope to see you there! Rebecca x

  2. says

    I shared a recipe for grain-free, pan fried wild flounder. Also, an article about the new science on the dangers of sugar, simple raspberry jam made with three ingredients (no sugar) and I tried to answer the question: are grains toxic or safe?

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. says

    Thanks as always for hosting! This week I have a double dose: a tutorial on sprouting lentils and a hearty soup to make use of all those lentils!

  4. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee!

    I shared cherry almond baked oatmeal (soaked) and some delicious whole grain brownies. Have a blessed day.


  5. says

    I hope it’s ok that I shared another link-up on here. There are so many great recipes on my make-ahead Monday link-up this week, I felt like it was my best post! Ok, it was my only post this week, but it’s still good info!

  6. says

    I’m sharing a recipe for a grain-free zucchini pasta bake using zucchini that I dehydrated last summer. I also shared my post on donating your unwanted items to others through Freecycle. Thanks for hosting!

  7. says

    Wardee, thanks so much for hosting another great week of SLT. I always love swinging by your round-up.

    I’m sharing a delicious Tunisian Cod with Chermoula recipe. Don’t know what chermoula is? It’s a fun marinade that is perfect for white fish or chicken. Have a fantastic day!

  8. says

    I already have three posts to share this week, wow. I’m a big blogging nerd. First is my final post on the GAPS Challenge. We are already in week four. What?! That went fast.

    Secondly I have my latest REAL FOOD 101 post on how to make a basic vinaigrette. Plus, I share my Garlic and Herb version that always makes everyone ask for the recipe and ask how I made such an amazing dressing. The secret? Come find out :D

    And finally, I just put up my latest post for a Berry Custard with Sweet Whipped Cream. It’s so delicious and versatile: perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

  9. says

    This week I linked up a post on my new obsession — roasted Brussels sprouts! I never ate these growing up, but now my husband and I eat them at least twice a week!

  10. says

    This week I posted both a recipe for the home (super simple way to get out berry stains) and a food recipe – an easy, yet impressive real food breakfast option. The Egg Puff recipe has been popular this week and is something we make often in our house. I have yet to try a soaked version as my husband gets tired of me messing with a “good” thing. So, if anyone tries to soak it, let me know how it goes!

  11. says

    I’m sharing two links this week. The first is a recipe for simple, frugal, homemade pregnancy tea and a snippet from my pregnancy food diary.

    The second is a method for adapting ANY whole grain yeast bread recipe into a soaked one. It’s a great option for those who don’t have a sourdough starter going or just have a recipe they really love and don’t want to part with!

    Thanks for hosting – I love this carnical!


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