Monday, April 21, 2014

Tuesdays With a Twist #54 Link Up

The only rule is family friendly, link up begins Tuesdays at 7:00 am eastern and runs through Friday 11:59 pm eastern.

It's Your Life

Your posts will show up on five different blogs, and each blogger choices their own features. Be sure to visit all the hosts to see if you were featured.

Your host is Mary from Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen.
Co-hosts include Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures, Angie from God's Growing Garden, Debra from Ms Moozy's Open House,  Deb from Kneaded Creations, and me Joyce form It's Your Life.

I love recipes that are different like Cauliflower Slaw from God's Growing Garden.


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It's Your Life

Also join me at Real Food Fridays Link Up,if you have any real food (organic) posts stop by and share, or if you want to start eating real food (organic), but are not sure where to start, or just love new recipes, please stop by. Starts Thursday night at 7 pm central ends Sunday 11:59 pm central

It’s Your Life

Please don't just link up and go visit at least one or two blogs, and let them know you followed them from the Tuesdays With a Twist Link Up.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Real Food Fridays #34 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 hosts are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen along with Joyce from It's Your Life.

                     Your co-hosts are

I love that we are growing, and thanks to those who post every week. There continues to be amazing posts which is making it real hard to pick two or three.

Love inventive people like Gurvy Green's idea of How to Grow Herbs in a Shoe Rack.


Grain Free Flat Bread in 20 Minutes is my kind of recipe from Gluten Free A-Z.


I admire those who can identify herbs in the wild, then create food 12+ Ways to Use Ramps by Almost Bananas.


Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. If you have been featured on any of the blogs hosting/co-hosting this link up your post will be shared on the Facebook group, shared on g+, and pinned to 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.

Please grab the button, and put it somewhere on your blog so others can find us.

A Divine Salad With a Lesson


The uncooked apple kugel I made for Passover, once cooked it was gone
We celebrated Passover, and now are into our fourth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. A lot of believers do not feel the feasts were meant for us, but I don't feel that way and others I know feel the same way. So, what does this have to do with a salad? It is the way I obtained one of the ingredients.

I called a local farm I have done business with at the farmer's market to obtain some lamb for Passover. There w.as no answer, I left a message and two days later still did not hear back. They have a farm with goats, lambs, and cows, so I'm sure they are busy. I called back again with the same results, I know they are busy, but we are talking money here. Not only that, but if I couldn't get the lamb from them, someone else was going to Sam's Club to buy it NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I had to get that lamb from this farm, there was no where else.

Finally I decided to email them, and that night he called me back. Now Passover was Monday, I had to pick it up Saturday at the market, and it was Friday, talk about cutting things close. He explained to me that email or texting was the best way to reach them, well this girl don't text. I went Saturday to pick up my lamb roast for Passover, and purchased some ground goat as well. His wife was very apologetic, and thanked me for my patience, then proceeded to hand me some of her homemade feta cheese for FREE!

The other day while at the store I saw some sun dried tomatoes with capers!!! Love capers, but I passed, then went back and bought it along with a mix of organic greens prepackaged.  My mouth watered at the thought of those beautiful greens, sun dried tomatoes together in my bowl. Then the thought hit me, the CHEESE! Oh this is going to be good.

The tomatoes soaked with the capers and olive oil tasted divine. I didn't ruin that wonderful taste with anything the olive oil coated my greens nicely, and the feta cheese added that right touch and texture, to make it truly a divine salad.

Lesson patience is truly a virtue, and might even get you some free cheese.

Any other believers observing the feast of unleavened bread? How 'bout Passover?






Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesdays With a Twist #53 Link Up

The only rule is family friendly, link up begins Tuesdays at 7:00 am eastern and runs through Friday 11:59 pm eastern.

It's Your Life

Your posts will show up on five different blogs, and each blogger choices their own features. Be sure to visit all the hosts to see if you were featured.

Your host is Mary from Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen.
Co-hosts include Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures, Angie from God's Growing Garden, Debra from Ms Moozy's Open House,  Deb from Kneaded Creations, and me Joyce form It's Your Life.

I'm amazed how this link up has grown and would like to thank all of you bloggers who post here week after week. You share your lives, and open up your homes to us, thank you. To the bloggers that are new here, welcome, and please continue to share.

I love being barefooted, also love decorating my feet and ankles, that's why I love these Bohemian Barefoot Sandals from Garden Chef's Needle.


I love butterflies, but even more taking a break from life to sit and observe Yahuwah's creations. Just look at these beautiful pictures of the butterflies, but there is more to I was Going to Miss the Butterflies from Sandra's Ark, great post with a great story.



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It's Your Life

Also join me at Real Food Fridays Link Up,if you have any real food (organic) posts stop by and share, or if you want to start eating real food (organic), but are not sure where to start, or just love new recipes, please stop by. Starts Thursday night at 7 pm central ends Sunday 11:59 pm central

It’s Your Life

Please don't just link up and go visit at least one or two blogs, and let them know you followed them from the Tuesdays With a Twist Link Up.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why I Eat Bee Pollen


Photo credit
Orginally I purchased bee pollen to build up my nervous system and help my tremors. Which by the way are so much better, they are the worst in the morning. Then I took a book out from the library called Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future by David Wolfe.

It turns out bee products are a superfood, it is known to be one of the top, and a great source for concentrated nutrition. With our diets being mostly acidic it is good to know that bee pollen is an alkaline. This superfood does so much an entire book could be written on it. Without all the details here is what I learned about bee pollen from the book, which I will be buying. This is a must have book for anyone seeking a healthy life naturally, and includes recipes. So, here are the health benefits in simple form.

  • High level antioxidant
  • Fertitily improving properties
  • Increases strength, endurance, energy, and speed
  • Neutralizes many allergies
  • B vitamins
  • Helps relieve type 2 diabetes symptoms
  • Easily absorbed 
  • One of the richest sources for bioavailable protein
  • Contains up to sixty elements of minerals and trace minerals
  • Longevity
  • Healing
  • Rejuvenating
  • Neurological
  • Eleven different major enzymes
  • Aids in digestion 
  • Helps clear acne 
  • Assists in reversing aging and wrinkling
  • Assits in helping anemia, constipation, colitis, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis 

I add bee pollen to just about everything soup, egg salad, baked potato, stews, salads, just have not figured out how to add it to my fish yet. Hiding superfoods in other foods is a great way to reap their benefits, for kids to, I added some to the 17 year old's omelet yesterday, he never knew it.
When purchasing any bee product make sure it is organic. Many bee keepers are not kind to their bees and even feed them high fructose corn syrup to keep them making honey out of season. If you don't know high fructose corn syrup is made from corn which is 96% genetically mutated. Not only that, but during processing the syrup becomes contaminate with mercury. A heavy metal that our bodies can not naturally get rid of, and causes havoc on our bodies. I bought mine from Mountain Rose Herbs, affiliate link on the right, please use the link if you are going to order it helps to feed our two teen boys organic.




Also included in the book are Goji berries, cacao, maca, spirulina, AFA blue-green algae, marine phytoplankton, aloe vera, hempseed, and coconuts. There are recipes for each one of these superfoods with some containing multiple superfoods. The book states that if we all started eating a variety of these superfoods we would all be healthy, I'm in.







Did you know bee products where a superfood? Do you eat superfoods? If so which one/ones?




Real Food Fridays #33 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 hosts are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen along with Joyce from It's Your Life.

                     Your co-hosts are

I love that we are growing, and thanks to those who post every week. There continues to be amazing posts which is making it real hard to pick two or three.

Smokey Avocado Coated Chicken from Strength and Sunshine, am I the only one lacking smoked paprika in their spice cabinet?


I love the idea of making a pesto from nettle Nettle and Ramps Pesto (Dairy Free) from Almost Bananas.



Little behind tonight picking my favorites will post them when I'm done, and let those chosen know.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. If you have been featured on any of the blogs hosting/co-hosting this link up your post will be shared on the Facebook group, shared on g+, and pinned to 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.

Please grab the button, and put it somewhere on your blog so others can find us.

If you would like to be a co-host, for a week, a month, or whatever, email me at edjumpoff@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesdays With a Twist #52 Link Up

The only rule is family friendly, link up begins Tuesdays at 7:00 am eastern and runs through Friday 11:59 pm eastern.

It's Your Life

Your posts will show up on five different blogs, and each blogger choices their own features. Be sure to visit all the hosts to see if you were featured.

Your host is Mary from Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen.
Co-hosts include Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures, Angie from God's Growing Garden, Debra from Ms Moozy's Open House,  Deb from Kneaded Creations, and me Joyce form It's Your Life.

I'm amazed how this link up has grown and would like to thank all of you bloggers who post here week after week. You share your lives, and open up your homes to us, thank you. To the bloggers that are new here, welcome, and please continue to share.

If you have been featured grab the button.


It's Your Life

Also join me at Real Food Fridays Link Up,if you have any real food (organic) posts stop by and share, or if you want to start eating real food (organic), but are not sure where to start, or just love new recipes, please stop by. Starts Thursday night at 7 pm central ends Sunday 11:59 pm central

It’s Your Life

Please don't just link up and go visit at least one or two blogs, and let them know you followed them from the Tuesdays With a Twist Link Up.