Friday, April 24, 2015

Real Food Fridays #85 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Real Food Fridays #84 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Crustless Bacon, Cheese, & More Quiche

Lately I have been on a quiche kick, I am literally craving it on a regular basis. We bought some from Fresh Market, but it was 10 BUCKS!!!! I can make my own for less than this and I can do without the crust. I set out to find a recipe to use as a place to start, after all I never follow recipes.

Fist off all the ones I viewed required milk, sour cream, or half and half of which none did I have. As you will see my friends I found a solution for that. Now I knew I wanted to make a big portion to feed the teens and have some left over for me and southern man for breakfast. It was for this reason I used the 12 egg recipe as a starting point, but that was it.


Crustless Bacon, Cheese & More Quiche

1 lb Turkey bacon
Coconut oil
12 Cage free eggs
1 6 oz pkg Mexican Blend Cheese
1/2 C Pacific Cream Of Mushroom  Soup
1/2 C Filtered water
1/2 Can Petite diced tomatoes fire roasted with chipotle peppers
Pepper, Sea Salt, ChivesAll-Purpose Seasoning Minced Onion, and minced garlic to taste

Preheat the oven on 350

Put some coconut oil in a pan to cook the bacon in this helps to make it nice and crispy. While the bacon is cooking  add the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. After the bacon has cooked and cooled crumble it up into smaller pieces

My hope was that the bacon would be crisp enough to put in a baggie and crush with a rolling pin, but that did not happen. Some of it did and I added that to the bowl using my fingers to break off the other pieces into smaller ones.

I love cooking shows and learned a trick from one of them. You see the first time I made quiche it was not seasoned properly, so I used a ladle to put some in a pan and cook it. Once it was cooked I was able to taste it and make sure it was seasoned well enough. I had the teens each take a taste to make sure it met with their approval. Once the taste test was complete it was into the dish and the oven to bake.

The cream of mushroom soup worked well to replace the milk, but next time I think I will use the whole box. I think this will give it a more creamy texture.




Thursday, April 9, 2015

Real Food Fridays #83 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Eating Organic While on Vacation

It is about that time again when families will be heading to a favorite destination or exploring a new one. One of our biggest struggles while traveling is where to find healthy (organic) food. Our last trip was easy because we went back to West Tennessee to visit family. Because we know people there who eat organic it was a no brainier to contact them for finding organic food. But what about when you are traveling to a new place where you have no brain to pick?

Springs of Life

My solution for this is easy. I want all the bloggers who eat organic to let me know what state and town you are in and where you go for organic food. This could be a small health food store, farmer's market, or a chain such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. The image to the right is where I had lunch yesterday. It is a cafe attached to a health store. If you do not know about this place you would never find it. It is tucked away off the highway in Covington Louisiana and we are so glad they are here.It is places like this that I am really seeking to promote.  Promote small business owners is our families motto.

I am going to use these to compile an article for the June/July issue. Everyone who participates will have the option of having their picture and blog link in the magazine. Of course there are a few rules, ahhhhhh, sorry guys it's a natural living magazine and I want to keep it clean. That means if your blog is not geared towards natural living, sorry, your blog link will not be allowed. I will personally check every blog to be sure it complies with natural living. Confused about what natural living is, here's a check list.

Natural Living Topics
  • Organic Food
  • Homesteading 
  • Organic Gardening
  • Fitness
  • Homeschooling
  • Healing Naturally with Herbs or Essential Oils
  • Living off the Grid
  • Hunting/Fishing
I believe you get the idea and those who live the lifestyle know what it means. If there are any recipes on your blog they can show only non-organic ingredients within the image. For instance a brownie recipe can not have any images of Hersey's Cocoa Powder. Yes, seasonings are included, no images of McCormick. If you are not sure of the content here please comment below or email me.

Those who wish to contribute please comment and send me an email at yourlifemag.yahoo.com. In the subject line please put Vacation Destination. Include the name of the establishment, address, phone number, along with the web site and image if available. If you submit a farmers market please include the days and hours of operation. Images should be sent as an attachment. Also include your name, blog link, and an image of yourself if you want that included.

Southern man and I believe their is strength in numbers. There are a lot of great blogs out there on natural living along with healthy (organic) places to get eat. Let's stand together and help others live a happy, healthy, natural lifestyle by sharing our knowledge.
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Real Food Fridays #82 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Living a Happy, Healthy, Natural Life

Photo credit

I am both proud and excited to announce that the "It's Your Life" magazine has launched the first issue today. I want to thank all the contributors many of you might know some of them like Mary from "Mary's Heirloom Seeds," or Marla from "Organic 4 GreenLivings."

My life coach and Creative Director Krista Nelson has been awesome through the whole process. Truth be told if she was not my life coach this magazine would not exist. She worked with me in order to help me find out what I really wanted to do with my life, thanks Krista. Krista was also on the team for the 30 day challenge we did back in November 2014. If you are looking for a life coach for whatever reason Krista is it. You can visit her at her web site "Just Get it Done Now."

This magazine is geared toward natural living and the first issue contains some great articles. Our feature article is an interview with a mom who healed her son naturally of autism. Her goal was just to get him to a point where he could have a fuller life, well now he does. You will also find a spring gardening article with a bonus, an article on tomatoes with a great salsa recipe, detoxing the colon, toxins in everyday products we use and their effects, stir fry recipe, homeschooling preschool, and homeschool science naturally with links to notebooking pages.

All the links in the magazine are live allowing you to click on it as you are interested in it, how cool is that?


All of the contributors wrote articles in exchange for free advertising. If you are interested in being a contributor in the June/July issue email me at itsyourlifemag@yahoo.com. You can also email me with a topic you would love to see or if you have a natural living experience you would like to share.