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It’s Simple Lives Thursday!

My favorite day of the week where you share your tips and recipes for living a simple life. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all 4 sites! As a reminder, this blog hop is a way to share with many people your posts on what you are doing to live a simple life. Whether that’s gardening, raising urban chickens, homeschooling, sewing, making your own deodorant, or cleaning supplies… we want to know about it! If you’re into homeopathy, ways to save $ by conserving energy or other ways to live frugally… we want to know about it! If you bike, cook real food, homestead or farm… we want to know about it!

Your Hosts

  1. Millie from Real Food for Less Money
  2. Diana from My Humble Kitchen

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

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 policeman, however, 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 away 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.

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A Flavorful Meatloaf Recipe, The Real Food Way | myhumblekitchen.com

This flavorful, homemade meatloaf recipe is probably one of the most popular recipes that I’ve included in my menu plan service. I’ve had many people tell me that they were a little bit iffy in seeing the ingredient list but once they made it, their whole family loved it.

Since my homemade meatloaf recipe seems to make it into my menu plan often during this season, I decided to share my recipe with all of you. It’s really very simple. The staple ingredients in my homemade meatloaf recipe is garlic, onion, parsley, and carrots.

The garlic, onion, and parsley give it depth and flavor while the carrots sweeten the meat. Together, these ingredients create umami. I’m not even kidding… it’s these simple ingredients that take an ordinary meatloaf and make it something worth remembering.

A Flavorful Meatloaf Recipe, The Real Food Way | myhumblekitchen.com

Also, I make my meatloaf with a combination of ground grassfed beef and ground pastured pork. It makes the final loaf incredibly moist.

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Naturally Sweetened, Einkorn Flour, Blueberry and Oatmeal Breakfast Cake | myhumblekitchen.com

If you’ll be attending the If:Gathering at my home church this weekend, you’ll be able to taste this simple and absolutely scrumptious oatmeal and blueberry breakfast cake.

Lately, I’ve been using a high extraction einkorn flour to my hearts delight. I decided to use it for this breakfast cake which gave it a slightly sweetened nutty flavor. The flavor of the flour developed beautifully with rolled oats. To gently sweeten the cake, I used honey, my natural sweetener of choice, and added frozen blueberries that I picked last summer with my boys.  It turned out gently sweetened, a bit nutty, and, oh… so moist.

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spaininiowa

It’s Simple Lives Thursday!

My favorite day of the week where you share your tips and recipes for living a simple life. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all 4 sites! As a reminder, this blog hop is a way to share with many people your posts on what you are doing to live a simple life. Whether that’s gardening, raising urban chickens, homeschooling, sewing, making your own deodorant, or cleaning supplies… we want to know about it! If you’re into homeopathy, ways to save $ by conserving energy or other ways to live frugally… we want to know about it! If you bike, cook real food, homestead or farm… we want to know about it!

Your Hosts

  1. Millie from Real Food for Less Money
  2. Diana from My Humble Kitchen

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

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 policeman, however, 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 away 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.

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Einkorn Pasta, Spinach Mac and Cheese with Toasted Einkorn Wheat Berries | myhumblekitchen.com

Since writing this post about bread and learning about the dramatic differences between modern and ancient wheats, I’ve been experimenting more and more with different varieties of ancient grains.

Currently, I’m using a lot of einkorn flour, pasta, and wheat berries in my cooking. I enjoy that it has 30% more protein than modern varieties of wheat, has 3 times less gluten, more B vitamins and trace minerals like iron, and especially that it tastes wonderful. Einkorn has a sweet, nuttiness to it that makes both savory and sweet baked treats delightful.

Being that we’ve been experiencing frigid weather in the midwest I’ve been making heartier comfort foods for my family. We enjoy a good home-made macaroni and cheese so to beef my regular recipe up and give us some added energy during this colder part of the year, I made an einkorn pasta, spinach mac and cheese topped with toasted einkorn wheat berries.

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spaininiowa

It’s Simple Lives Thursday!

My favorite day of the week where you share your tips and recipes for living a simple life. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all 4 sites! As a reminder, this blog hop is a way to share with many people your posts on what you are doing to live a simple life. Whether that’s gardening, raising urban chickens, homeschooling, sewing, making your own deodorant, or cleaning supplies… we want to know about it! If you’re into homeopathy, ways to save $ by conserving energy or other ways to live frugally… we want to know about it! If you bike, cook real food, homestead or farm… we want to know about it!

Your Hosts

  1. Millie from Real Food for Less Money
  2. Diana from My Humble Kitchen

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

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 policeman, however, 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 away 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.

Continue Reading