Thursday, September 3, 2015

REAL FOOD Friday #104

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
If you're GROWING FOOD this year, check out my

SEPTEMBER Seed planting Guide for the US by Region


Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  
Please welcome our newest co-host, Danielle @ Homestead McCoy

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

Friday, August 21, 2015

REAL FOOD Friday #102

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
If you're GROWING FOOD this year, check out my

SEPTEMBER Seed planting Guide for the US by Region

Don't forget, we have a Paleo E-Cookbook Giveaway as well!

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  
Please welcome our newest co-host, Danielle @ Homestead McCoy

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Paleo Muffin E-Cookbook GIVEAWAY

I'm so excited to be part of this amazing giveaway opportunity!!!
Heather at Cook It Up Paleo is also a co-host at Real Food Friday...
Enter to WIN!!!


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I've got a great giveaway today for you guys; Heather Resler of Cook It Up Paleo is writing another e-cookbook, and she want to give YOU the chance to win a pre-release copy! What's this cookbook? It's called Paleo Mug Muffins - 25 fast recipes for all your muffin cravings!
Teen blogger at Cook It Up Paleo, foodie, health nut, paleo baking enthusiast and muffin lover. Teen blogger at Cook It Up Paleo, foodie, health nut, paleo baking enthusiast and muffin lover.
What's a mug muffin, you ask? It's a single-serve, protein-packed, nutritious muffin that is baked in the microwave and only takes a couple minutes from start to finish! Heather's been obsessed with mug muffins since she first found out about them because there are endless ways to make them!
This beautiful PDF ebook includes:
25 single-serve paleo muffin recipes
Nut-free muffins
AIP-compliant muffins
Guide to ingredients
24 exclusive, cookbook-only recipes
 
Heather's absolute favorite recipe in the cookbook is the Single Lady Brownie; it's so easy to make and it yields a delicious brownie that is perfect to serve one or two people! And the texture is just like a regular brownie!
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See that soft and delicious apple muffin below? That's completely AIP protocol compliant!!
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Carrot cake, anyone? Me please!
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Heather went to great lengths to accommodate food sensitivities, too. Most of the recipes are nut-free, and a few are even egg-free! And of course everything is grain-free. Heather's favorite thing about mug muffins is that they rise really well to create muffin that is truly on par with the muffins you find at the bakery or the coffee shop. Announcing Paleo Mug Muffins - 25 fast recipes for all your muffin cravings | Cook It Up Paleo
10 ways to enjoy mug muffins:
With breakfast
For dessert
As a snack
Serve as personal-sized birthday cakes
Serve slices of the savory muffins with dinner as bread
Make a sandwich
Make croutons from the savory breads
Make french toast
With a cup of coffee
With a cup of tea
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Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to win a pre-release copy of Paleo Mug Muffins!

This giveaway starts Monday, August 17 and closes Saturday, August 22ns at midnight EST
Giveaway is open to everyone!


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

REAL FOOD FRIDAY #100

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
If you're GROWING FOOD this year, check out my

JULY Seed planting Guide for the US by Region

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  
Please welcome our newest co-host, Danielle @ Homestead McCoy

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

Friday, July 24, 2015

REAL FOOD FRIDAY #98

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
If you're GROWING FOOD this year, check out my

JULY Seed planting Guide for the US by Region

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  
Please welcome our newest co-host, Danielle @ Homestead McCoy

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Do You Have a Food Storage Plan?

There are many reasons to stock up on Long Term Food Storage items.  In elementary school, we were required to pack an "Earthquake Kit" every year of canned food.  Living in California, Earthquakes are always a possibility and it's best to be prepared Just In case.

Growing Organic food from Seeds can be easy.  we are here to help!

Food security is a serious concern.  Food prices have skyrocketed and "clean food" is even more expensive.  This is one of the many reasons we suggest people grow their own food using heirloom, organic seeds.  If you grow enough, can and preserve your extras.

Political unrest is another reason people stock up on food.  With so much going on in the world, storing a bit of extra food is an excellent idea.

Economic crisis is one of the most important reasons to store a bit of extra food.  GREECE is the perfect example.  I've read quite a few articles about the situation in Greece and most of them picture the BARE store shelves as people have rushed to purchase what they can.  If they had a bit of food in reserves, Or GROWN their own food, then they would not have to worry about feeding their family.

Economic crisis doesn't have to be a complete country meltdown.  It could be a loss of job, sickness in the family of an unexpected expense that leaves you short on income for a month or more.  If you have additional food storage, those unexpected occurrences wouldn't keep you from feeding your family.

Below is a video series (3 part) for storing food long term.  These are not my videos but I have found them useful.  This is a great way to store items such as RICE, BEANS and WHEAT 10+ years.  I used this method to store RICE and it worked PERFECT!




And now, for SUPPLIES.  For this project, I used  Buckets with Lids, Mylar bags with Oxygen Absorbers and Organic Rice in bulk.  I don't have one of those fancy bag sealers so we used an Iron.

My suggestion for BUCKETS is to go to your local hardware store.  Preferably not a "big box" store but a local shop.  Buying buckets online can be pricey.  **Links below are Amazon affiliate links.  If you use these links to purchase items, I might make a small commission.  Every penny helps!**

Next is the MYLAR and OXYGEN ABSORBERS

(10) 5 Gallon Genuine Mylar Bags (Made in USA) with 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers




Now you need FOOD to fill your buckets/bags!

Lotus Foods Organic Brown Jasmine Rice - Mekong Flower, 25-Pound Bag





Rice, Brown, Short Grain, Organic, 25# Bulk





Lundberg Eco-Farmed California White Jasmine Rice, 25-Pound

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Lundberg Eco-Farmed California White Basmati Rice, 25-Pound




Great River Organic Milling, Organic Whole Grains Hard Red Spring Wheat, 25-Pound Package




Great River Organic Milling Organic Whole Grains Hard Red Spring Wheat, 50-Pounds





Great River Organic Milling, Organic Whole Grains Corn, 25-Pound Package



As I've said before, There may come a time that only those growing their own food will have food.  Growing your own and storing up a bit extra is a necessity.  If you have additional questions please feel free to ask!

Friday, July 10, 2015

REAL FOOD FRIDAY #96

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
If you're GROWING FOOD this year, check out my

JULY Seed planting Guide for the US by Region

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  
Please welcome our newest co-host, Danielle @ Homestead McCoy

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

Friday, July 3, 2015

REAL FOOD FRIDAY #95

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
If you're GROWING FOOD this year, check out my

JULY Seed planting Guide for the US by Region

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  
Please welcome our newest co-host, Danielle @ Homestead McCoy

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.