Simple Meals Friday #97

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Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

This week we have a new host joining us, Sarah from Simple Life, Abundant Life! She is the wife of a  youth pastor and mom to 2 cute boys. She writes about ministry, nutrition, parenthood, and simple living. Did you see the “simple” theme we have going on right now? Not only is this blog hop focused on simple foods but all of the hosts try our best to live simple lives that glorify our Creator. If you aren’t familiar with Sarah’s blog be sure to stop over there and get to know her a bit!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker in the morning or in a skillet as a quick, last-minute dinner. What are your favorite to prepare slow cooker meals, skillet meals, freezer meals, soups, salads, drinks and desserts?

We want to know the foods to turn to when you are short of time. It’s great to learn from and be inspired by others. When you share your recipe on this link-up it will show up on all 3 of the host’s sites. If you don’t have a blog, no problem, you can also share your recipes in the comments.

Meet Your Hosts

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody
  3. Sarah of Simple Life Abundant Life

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Meals

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1. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from Natural Chow

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2. Quinoa Black Bean Pumpkin Stew from Avocado Pesto

Are you ready to link-up?



Simple Thai Pesto

Simple Thai Pesto

I am a huge pesto fan! I use it all the time. It is amazing on pasta, to dip bread in, in hummus, on a chicken sandwich, on pizza or just about anything. I guess it could be considered more of an addiction, a good one though, right? My standby is a dairy free version that is made creamy with cashews.

Recently I had an extra bunch of Thai basil on hand that I didn’t have the time to make the dish I had planned on so instead I decided to use it to make a simple Thai pesto. It’s is the same basic idea of traditional pesto sans cheese with Thai flavors like coconut oil, peanuts and Thai basil. It takes minutes to make and is perfect on top of meat, rice or noodles.

Simple Thai Pesto
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Cuisine: Thai
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups thai basil, packed
  • ⅓ cup unsalted peanuts
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp unrefined sea salt
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender. Blend on high until compleatly smooth.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Thai Pesto

Simple Peach and Honey Ice Cream

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Simple peach ice cream, it’s the prefect summer treat! There are few things better than fresh peaches and ice cream in the summer. That is why I decided it was time to marry the two for this creamy, frozen dessert. Hot summer days always seen to be better when you can enjoy a bowl of fresh homemade ice cream.

I’m over at The Nourisning Gourmet sharing this simple peach and honey ice cream!

 

 

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Take the Rose @ Five in Tow

Healthy Chocolate Mint Truffles @ Worth Cooking

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Simple Meals Friday #96

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Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!

There is nothing like having a collection of simple meals to throw together in a slow cooker first thing in the morning or in a skillet as a last minute dinner. What are your favorite slow cooker, rice cooker, skillet meals and salads?
We want to know your easy to make meals. It’s great learn and be inspired by others. When you link up on any of our sites the links will show up on all the blogs.

Meet Your Hosts

 

  1. Katie Mae of Nourishing Simplicity
  2. Katie of Simple Foody

Please Read and Follow these Simple Meals Friday Rules

  • Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
  • Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
  • Link back to this blog hop, it is a common linking courtesy. It helps to build a stronger blogging community. That way we can all learn and share with each other.

We enjoyed reading all your submissions. The hosts will pick a favorite post to feature on next week’s Simple Meals Friday. If you want to be featured please be sure to link back to this blog hop. Our favorites will be featured on facebook and pintrest!

Featured Simple Meals

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1. Vegan Basil Pesto from Avocado Pesto

Are you ready to link-up?