Simple Lives Thursday #86

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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. Early Spring Foraging by Frugal Farm Wife. Learn about five edible “weeds” that will help you skip the grocery store this spring!

2. Natural Alternatives to Dryer Sheets by Stacy Makes Cents. Stacy shares her natural choice for keeping down dryer static and helping clothes dry faster. Her answer is a win-win!

3. Eucalyptus Oil… or how to get everyone to sleep. by A Seed Inspired. Residual coughs from winter ickies? Try this helpful tip from ‘T’. We’re planning on it!

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

    We’d like to share our recipe for broccoli and beef poutine made with *fermented french fries* and chili ginger soy sauce gravy:

    We’d also like to share our raw milk cheesecake with a salted chocolate sablé crust and cherry compote:

    Last but not least, our wonderfully cheesy carnitas soft tacos with avocado and pickled ginger carrots:


  2. says

    This week I shared one of our kids’ favorite quick meals, taco salad! I also posted the 4th part in my ongoing series on Empowering Kids on Special Diets.

    This week, Andrew Cordova of Gluten-Free Recipes for Celiacs facebook page interviewed me about the challenges of the transition to gluten-free and GAPS living as a family. He wanted to know why our kids were so on board with the diet.

    You can listen to the interview on his blog!

  3. says

    I shared a recipe for Grain-Free Date Hamantaschen. Also, an article about osteoporosis and the flaws in the drug and supplement treatments, a well as an article about healthy vending machines.

    Can you believe what they are serving school children for lunch?

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    Thanks for hosting. I shared a delicious recipe for bacon and veggie frittata along with a “reese” cup made without refined sugars.

    Have a blessed day!

  5. says

    Hi Wardee and thanks so much for hosting!
    This week I posted a feature on LIVING INTENTIONALLY and a post on the 10 SUPERFOODS TO EAT THIS SPRING and a post MARCH: ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN PLANNER and LIVING ON LESS: HOW TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS BY FOCUSING ON LESS. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them!
    Some of you may know I also host a linky,-although still in its early days- and am seeking even more wonderful creative women to come and share their beautiful posts there too! It’s called Seasonal Celebration and can be found at Natural Mothers Network
    Rebecca x

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting! I’m new to the blog hop but hope to participate often. I love all the ideas posted in the list! Can’t wait to read them all!

    On my blog I provide 7 day meal plans to encourage people to cook from home with more vegetables and less processed foods. It’s plant-based but not vegan. This week on my menu enjoy amazing zucchini lasagna, delicious bbq chicken pizza, hearty potato leek soup, and more! Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

  7. says

    Hi Wardee,
    I’m sharing a salad and my powerful immune boosting dressing. I’m also sharing a post that is very useful when someone is getting started in using essential oils.

  8. says

    Happy Thursday Wardee!

    I’m sharing Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Lemon Dressing, Homemade Chocolate Banana Power Bars, and 5 Whole Food Desserts Your Family Will Love.

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  9. says

    Hi Wardee!

    This week I am sharing another part of my Nutritional Balancing program – Sauna Therapy! It is awesome and so relaxing, anybody can do it!

  10. says

    Hi Wardee, my first time here, yay! I’m sharing my Turkish Chicken Kebabs and Creamy Mushroom Soup. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  11. says

    Thanks for hosting. I added a video I just found showing a couple married 62 years and how fun they still are. It reminds me that the simple things, like sharing an interest, are the important things.

  12. says

    Because one of the obstacles to real food is that the house is already too much work and because of the running jokes about real food and dishes, I am starting a series on household maintenance. I have ten kids, I homeschool, I blog, I freelance write AND I cook from scratch and my house is not falling down around my ears I know that it can be done. This week I am talking laundry schedules. Drop by and see how a mother of ten gets the laundry, sheets, towels, diapers and all those kitchen towels (we don’t use paper) washed, dried, folded and put away.

  13. emily says

    I was sorry to the number 3 Post ” carnitas, cheese and avocado taco” was not a recipe post but seemed to be a commercial for a very good cook book. I very much enjoyed the article but felt very much misled.

  14. says

    I posted one of our favorite gluten free meals. Bulgogi, lettuce wraps that a Korean friend introduced us to after the birth of our first child. She was kind enough to share her recipe with me and we have used it, with amazing results, on venison, but beef is the traditional meat for this dish. I learned lots of “traditional” cooking methods from this Korean friend, that I am just now realizing all of her wisdom now that I have discovered Real Food and Traditional Cooking. I wish we were still living in the same state as each other so that I could glean so much more from her.

  15. Lucille says

    I would choose mushroom soup and chicken..I want to try them all..Thanks for the nice review..I really appreciate it..


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