Thursday, November 20, 2014

REAL FOOD Friday #65

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!

**SORRY. The Linky is Down Momentarily**

This Party is OPEN for 2 weeks!
I will re-post on Thanksgiving so you'll have your links up for 2 weeks! 

I LOVE FALL!  All of the amazing squash recipes that were shared last week have me INSPIRED!  I'll definitely try out a few very soon.  For now, check out my features below.
Also, please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it!


Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
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
Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen 
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 

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

FEATURES:

No Bake Whole Food Protein Snacks from Joy in my Kitchen


from Strength and Sunshine


Basil Zucchini Chicken-Paleo from Gluten Free Travels


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.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Give PEAS A Chance

Have you checked out our facebook page?  We have several BIG announcement to make this week.  Keep your eye out for the first announcement later today.

For now, check out our latest e-newsletter!



Mary's Heirloom Seeds Newsletter
Give Peas A Chance                                                 November 18,  2014

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Did you enjoy "Our Seeds have a History"?
There are so many amazing varieties of Heirloom, Non-GMO seeds. Each and every day we are educating on the many varieties and benefits of planting heirlooms.

Do you have a favorite?  Do you have questions about growing?  Please feel free to ask!

We now offer over 180 varieties of non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollinated, organic, heirloom seeds.  All of our current seeds are 2015 stock.

Would you give PEAS a chance? 


NEW Heirloom PEAS & More
  

 
**NEW**  SUGAR SNAP PEA 
This is the wonderfully sweet, edible-pod pea so popular with consumers and gardeners. The delicious, tender pods are great raw (eaten before you ever leave the garden), stir-fried, or in salads. They also freeze very well.
 
OREGON SUGAR POD SNOW PEA 
Produces a huge number of 4" delicious pods which are harvested and eaten when the pods are flat, before the seed forms. Short, 28" vines easy to manage. resists mildew, pea virus, and common wilt.  Excellent freezer variety. Grow on a trellis.

 
LITTLE MARVEL GARDEN PEA 
Vigorous bush plants, heavy yields and  
fine-flavored peas. A great home garden variety.  
An heirloom from 1908.
Pods are 3 inches with 5 or 6 peas.
Fine sweet flavor when picked young. Compact 18 to 20 inch plant does not require staking.

 
Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers Pea  
Stunning violet-blue pods are produced on lovely little bush plants that do not require staking. The delicious peas are perfect for soups and stews, or pick small and these can be used as a snow pea.  
A great addition originally from Holland.


 
LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING AMARANTH 
Tall, 3'- 5' plants are covered with very long rope-like flowers that are a deep, brilliant red color. One of the most striking plants for any garden and so easy to grow. Amaranth is one of our favorite crops! A good seed producer, too. This is a very old heirloom, a pre-1700 variety, that was very popular. Leaves are tasty as cooked greens.

MORRIS HEADING COLLARDS 
This variety is called "Cabbage Collards" by southern Old-Timers, because it makes loose heads that are dark green and slow bolting.
Tender leaves are very delicious; a popular heirloom that is fast growing.


  • A complete plant food with all 15 essential nutrients
  • Originally developed for professional gardeners
  • Complex blend of natural organics provide complete and balanced feeding of all 15 nutrients
  • Environmentally safe
  • No sludges, hazardous or toxic ingredients
  • Easy to use  
  • Works in gardens, yards, lawns, and soil beds
  • Perfect for revitalizing soils that have been heavily worked
  • Scent serves as a deterrent to common garden pests such as rabbits and deer
  • Also helps accelerate composting breakdown of carbon based composts such as leaves and straw

Phosphorus is involved in many plant processes, including:
  • Energy transfer reactions
  • Development of reproductive structures
  • Crop maturity
  • Root growth
  • Protein synthesis


   
Very important to mention, ingredients are derived from organic, non-gmo sources.  All-Purpose VEGAN plant nutrients. 
  • Formulated to contain no animal products or animal by-products
  • A blend of excellent medium to long term nutrient sources
  • Add in combination with good organic compost to nourish your plants, improve the soil structure and encourage gardening
  • Ingredients include soybean meal, rock phosphate, alfalfa meal, langbeinite, humic shale ore, azomite, Acadian kelp meal and greensand
  • 3-2-2 formula


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Meatless Monday: Healing Vegetable Soup & LinkUp

I Love Meatless Mondays!
It's cooling down all over the US.  Time for Soup!  Even in Florida we are experiencing cool morning (finally).  

After a very tough week and an even rougher Saturday, my body needs a bit of healing.  Yesterday I made my weekly trip to the farmer's market to make this delicious soup.  Enjoy!

Healing Vegetable Soup
Ingredients:
2 cups dry sorghum (gluten free grain)
**You can use brown rice if you don't have sorghum**
8-10 cups filtered water
2 bay leaves
6 large carrots, chopped
6-8 stalks of celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 large kale leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon dry basil
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
1/4 teaspoon dry thyme
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
small handful of garlic cloves, chopped

Directions:
Heat water in a large pot.  Add all of your ingredients and lower heat to simmer.
Cook for approx 45 minutes (up to 60 minutes).  Serve hot

Gluten Free. Vegan. Vegetarian.

This recipes definitely helped me feel better.
If you have not done so already...Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Joining me for Meatless Monday is Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen 


Are you ready to PARTY?
This party is LIVE for an entire month!!!  Each week you'll have another chance to add your meatless creations to the party.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

REAL FOOD Friday #64 is LIVE!!!

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!

I have no features today!  Sorry, there is so much going on around here!
The "SPICE THINGS UP" Giveaway ends tonight at Midnight.
The SPROUTING KIT & Sampler Giveaway ends tonight at Midnight.
(That's a facebook giveaway)

It's okay if you don't win.  You can always check out the Organic sprout Seeds and Sprouting Kits at Mary's Heirloom Seeds! 

AND I have several HUGE announcements to make tomorrow.
Sign up for our e-newsletter to get the latest! Sign-Up Link


Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Meatless Monday, 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
Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen 
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 

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, November 9, 2014

"Spice Things Up" Giveaway from Mary's Heirloom Seeds

Fall is in the air and I feel like "Spicing Things Up" around here so we have an awesome GIVEAWAY for you!

We're giving YOU a chance to win MARY'S PEPPER PACK!
A variety of sweet and spicy peppers. 
One packet of each:
Cal Wonder 
Anaheim 
Black Hungarian
PURPLE Jalapeno
Serrano


At Mary's Heirloom Seeds, all of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid, non-patented, untreated, heirloom garden seeds. 

Mary has signed the Safe Seed Pledge!
Sign up for the giveaway NOW and invite your friends ASAP cuz it won't last!
Giveaway opens 11/9/2014 @ 6pm EST and ends 11/13/2014
Open to all US Residents.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

REAL FOOD Friday #63

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!

I LOVE FALL!  All of the amazing squash recipes that were shared last week have me INSPIRED!  I'll definitely try out a few very soon.  For now, check out my features below.
Also, please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it!


Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
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
Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen 
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 

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

FEATURES:

Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree from Gluten Free A-Z



Paleo Roasted Squash Slices from Tessa the Domestic Diva
  
Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash from Real Life Health



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.