Simple and Nourishing Spring Salads

Simple and Nourishing Spring Salads | Spring is the perfect time to gather greens and prepare simple, nourishing salads. Why wait for summer? There are greens to be picked and delectable salads to prepare, even now in April. It's surprising how many varieties of spring salad there actually are! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Spring is the perfect time to gather greens and prepare simple, nourishing salads. Why wait for summer? There are greens to be picked and delectable salads to prepare, even now in April. It’s surprising how many varieties of spring salad there actually are! [by Stacy Karen]

Asparagus Leek Bisque: A Seasonal Soup for Spring

Asparagus Leek Bisque: A Seasonal Soup for Spring | My favorite season has officially arrived: Asparagus Season. Since asparagus takes three years to produce stalks worth eating and then defies any efforts to uproot it, asparagus is a seal in your garden, declaring a desire for a long-term, fruitful relationship. My favorite recipes are the simple ones: easy roasted asparagus, crunchy pickled asparagus, and the bisque I'm sharing with you today -- creamy, delicate, and full of fresh spring flavors. | GNOWFGLINS.com

My favorite season has officially arrived: Asparagus Season. Since asparagus takes three years to produce stalks worth eating and then defies any efforts to uproot it, asparagus is a seal in your garden, declaring a desire for a long-term, fruitful relationship. My favorite recipes are the simple ones: easy roasted asparagus, crunchy pickled asparagus, and the bisque I’m sharing with you today — creamy, delicate, and full of fresh spring flavors. [by Kresha Faber]

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus | High in vitamin K, folate, and vitamin A, and rich with minerals from deep in the ground, asparagus is a superfood we should be eating more! Its season is almost upon us; it's harvested across America between the months of March and May. Soon you'll find it everywhere, and to help you get ready, I'm going to show you my favorite way to prepare it: roasted. | GNOWFGLINS.com

High in vitamin K, folate, and vitamin A, and rich with minerals from deep in the ground, asparagus is a superfood we should be eating more! Its season is almost upon us; it’s harvested across America between the months of March and May. Soon you’ll find it everywhere, and to help you get ready, I’m going to show you my favorite way to prepare it: roasted. [by Katie Baldridge]

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup and Fluffy Cornbread

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup and Fluffy Cornbread from The DIY Pantry | Canned and packaged foods tend to be chock-full of preservatives, unhealthy fats, and other additives -- not to mention, they are usually expensive. But oh, the convenience! When my family and I started moving into eating GNOWFGLINS, I missed the ability to grab a packaged mix and pull together a quick meal. Not any more! Today, since it's January and the doldrums of winter have just begun to set in, I thought some nourishing comfort food from my book, The DIY Pantry, might be just the ticket. In our house, this chicken noodle soup and cornbread often grace our lunch table. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Canned and packaged foods tend to be chock-full of preservatives, unhealthy fats, and other additives — not to mention, they are usually expensive.
But oh, the convenience! When my family and I started moving into eating GNOWFGLINS, I missed the ability to grab a packaged mix and pull together a quick meal. Not any more! Today, since it’s January and the doldrums of winter have just begun to set in, I thought some nourishing comfort food from my book, The DIY Pantry, might be just the ticket. In our house, this chicken noodle soup and cornbread often grace our lunch table. [by Kresha Faber]

Gluten-Free Sausage Mac and Cheese

Gluten-Free Sausage Mac and Cheese | No surprise, like everyone, we're big fans of macaroni and cheese. I've shared a stovetop real food mac and cheese in the past. This one is gluten-free, too, but it's also baked and has a brown-rice thickened cheese sauce with smoked paprika. It's worth the extra time to make the sauce and bake the dish. It's absolutely scrumptious with the toasty oven-baked cheese. | GNOWFGLINS.com

No surprise, like everyone, we’re big fans of macaroni and cheese. I’ve shared a stovetop real food mac and cheese in the past. This one is gluten-free, too, but it’s also baked and has a brown-rice thickened cheese sauce with smoked paprika. It’s worth the extra time to make the sauce and bake the dish. It’s absolutely scrumptious with the toasty oven-baked cheese. [by Wardee Harmon]

A Victorian Christmas: Using Seasonal and Preserved Foods at Christmas

A Victorian Christmas: Using Seasonal and Preserved Foods at Christmas (and a note about suet) | GNOWFGLINS.com

After spending far too much time in delightful research, here are my takes on three popular Christmas recipes that feature seasonal or preserved foods commonly found during the Victorian era, as well as links to other favorite foods that deserve a place on any Christmas table, regardless of the period of history. [by Kresha Faber]

Lacto-Fermented Cranberry Sauce

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Through the process of lacto-fermentation, we can turn cranberry sauce into an easily digested, probiotic condiment. Sound good? This recipe for fermented cranberry sauce is very simple to make. It’s delicious alongside any meat or even as a yogurt topping! [by Stacy Karen]

The Tastes of Thanksgiving: Cheese and Soaked Crackers Tray

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Do you need to take a dish to your Thanksgiving family meal or other gathering? Why not put together this appetizer tray featuring three cheese spreads inspired by the traditional flavors of the season, and two types of soaked crackers to go with them? Yum! [by Lindsey Proctor]

Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever

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I’m putting myself on the line by claiming that this is the “Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever”. Now it hasn’t won any awards or a blue ribbon at the State Fair or anything like that. But I can tell you that I never liked sweet potatoes — until I created this recipe. I make this for my family year-round, take it to cookouts and potlucks, and have shared this recipe with many friends and family. It’s so good! [by Lindsey Dietz]