Simple Lives Thursday #93

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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. The elusive grain-free muffin by Katy She Cooks. How great would it be to start your day off with one of these muffins!

2. Sunshine, Vitamin D, and Sunscreen by Feminine Adventures. To use sunscreen or not. This author gives us a little insight into this topic with a plan of action.

3. Vinegar and Chicken Health from Heather’s Homemaking. A great post on the health benefits of feeding our chickens natural and raw apple cider vinegar.

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 RSS, 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

    I shared a recipe for an amazing Cocoa Butter Cupcakes with chocolate Icing Also, an article about the cloning of sheep. Also a new series featuring homesteaders!

    Join the fun! Are you an urban suburban, or rural homesteader? Show us your homestead in a feature on my blog!

    Join this week’s giveaway! A $49.00 certificate to any Green Pasture product.

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. says

    Great fun to wake up and be a featured post from last week!

    Today I’ve submitted a GAPS-friendly, dairy-free ice cream (uses canned coconut milk, look for a brand w/o guar gum or use coconut cream). I always love coming here to get inspired — today my eyes immediately landed on @realfoodforager’s cocoa butter cupcakes — I’ve been looking for ways to use my cocoa butter, it’s such a luxurious ingredient!

  3. says

    Hi Wardee! I’m trying to clarify. When you say: 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 –

    -does this mean that the title of our blog post needs to be Simple Lives Thursday?
    -or does this mean our post just has to follow the guidelines you posted below?

    I just want to make sure I post the right thing, so I’ll wait until next week to make sure I don’t break the rules. :-)

  4. says

    Hi Wardee!

    This week I am sharing my latest casserole creation that tastes just like the real thing: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (with gluten-free options).

    Plus, I just put up my Molasses Crinkles recipe, which is one of the first real foodifications I ever did, back in the newly-aware-of-Nourishing-Traditions days. :)

  5. says

    Thanks so much for hosting Simple Lives Thursday! I enjoy going through everyone’s interesting posts each week. This week, I posted a simple quinoa salad recipe that takes advantage of the herbs and veggies beginning to show up in our gardens. Its so delicious!


  6. says

    Hey Wardee!
    Love thursdays…this is a great blog hop! I posted about a really really simple face mask…yogurt! It works wonders…check it out guys :) Thanks
    Olivia Scott

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve linked up to two posts. One is a recipe for Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins made with a whole orange (peel and all) and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup. They were ridiculously delicious!
    The other post is a challenge to not buy anything disposable for a whole month. I’d love for as many people as possible to join the challenge!

  8. says

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am cooking for my son’s high school graduation so I posted about his menu and provided links to other posts of mine on cooking for large affairs (including cooking for a wedding!).

  9. says

    Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing my recipe for Wild Mushroom Soup. You’ll be amazed at the flavor it produces…and anyone who tastes it will be at your mercy (…yes, it’s THAT good!).

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Trish says

    The food here look delicious and I feel hungry. It’s nutritious and has vitamins that our body will benefited. It’s my pleasure here to get the recipe on how to do the Cocoa butter cup cake.


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