Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Real Beauty

I had the pleasure of being featured at The Saturday Evening Pot this week, and one of the things I talked about in my interview was body image and self esteem. I’ve had a lot of emails in response to that, and one of them from the lovely lady behind Savoring Today, included a video from the Dove Real Beauty Campaign that I had seen before but forgotten about. It perfectly illustrates one of the main things that influences our perception of beauty today. 

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Let's Do Brunch with The 21st Century Housewife

Welcome to Let’s Do Brunch, the recipe exchange for breakfast, lunch and brunch recipes. My co-host, Chaya of My Sweet and Savory and I are looking forward to seeing what you have to share this week! 
As always, we had a wonderful selection of recipes to choose from last week. My highlights from last week:
Photo credit Cook with Sara
Chicken BLT Pasta Salad from Cook with Sara
Photo credit Happy in Dole Valley
Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Muffins from Happy in Dole Valley

What have you been cooking for breakfast, lunch or brunch this week? Share it with us! Any dish that would work for any of these three meals or as part of a brunch buffet is welcome. 
Include a link to your recipe post, rather than to your blog. 
Include a link to one of the hosts in your post, so that others can find us and join in Let’s Do Brunch too!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop with The 21st Century Housewife

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to another Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog carnival for and about food that nourishes both body and soul.
We had some fantastic links once again last week. It was really hard to choose favourite posts, but a few that really stood out for me were:
This week I am sharing my California Club Salad
And now it’s time for the hop! If you are new, please read the Hearth and Soul Hop mission statement which includes the rules for linking up. As always, if you have any questions please email me at
Please link a recipe using the linky tools below. Recipes should include healthy ingredients and can be old or new recipes or posts. Articles on real food, slow food, foraging, herbal remedies, local food, sustainable food, organics, gardening or any healthy eating information written in a positive and loving light are also welcome.
-Please include a link back to one/any of the host sites (through worded link or badge) in individual post, not on sidebar…although we love having links on your page, as well. The Hearth & Soul Blog Hop hosts include:
-Please link a post that closely fits into the mission.
-Linky will stay open from 10 pm Monday to 11:59 pm Thursday (Eastern time).

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Hearth & Soul Hop

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1. Paleo Egg Foo Yung
2. Baked BBQ Onion Rings
3. Peanut Chikki
4. Fresh Black Eyed Peas
5. Khobz Tounes (Tunisian Cake)
6. Zucchini Fajitas
7. Squash Cookies
8. Learning to Appreciate Mushrooms
9. Limeades! No Sugar Added
10. Homemade Fermented Fish Sauce
11. Vegetarian Onion Soup
12. Gluten Free Spring Rolls- Easy, Cheap
13. Vegan French Toast, pancakes and breakfasts
14. Scalloped Squash
15. Tarator Bulgarian Cucumber Soup
16. texas style goulash
17. lite and fresh veggi wraps
18. Chocolate Vanilla Marble Fudge
19. Mutton Liver Masala
20. Homemade Vanilla Extract
21. California Club Salad
22. Chicken Tortilla Soup
24. Chocolate Crackles . . step by step.
25. Zucchini muffins & a 72 hr kit
26. Holiday Loin in the crock pot
27. EASY Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies!!
28. EASY Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies!!
29. Yogurt Fruit Pie
30. Creamy Vegetable Pasta (GF, Lowfat, Vegetarian)
31. Chicken Chili w/Cornbread Puff
32. Rosemary Artisan Bread
33. Baked Chimichangas
34. Peach Crisp in a Jar
35. Bread Pakora
36. Mystery Meat Monday: Chicken Liver Pâté
37. Blackberry Crumbles GF & SCD
38. Figs dipped in chocolate and hazelnuts
39. Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Bearnaise Sauce
40. Baked Breaded Chicken
41. Olive oil chocolate chips banana bread
42. Pumpkin Raisin bread
43. Ham Sui Kok @ Deep Fried Savory Teochew Dumpling
44. Chai Kuih @ Steamed Teochew Dumpl;ing
45. Chicken Taco Sandwich
46. German Potato Salad
47. Homemade Sloppy Joes @ Real Food Allergy Free
48. Dont waste salt
49. Shop at a produce auction
50. Grain Free Bread
51. Cheeseless Lasagna with Hidden Veggies
52. Greek Herb Spread
53. Anzac Biscuits
54. Asian Mustard Green Noodle Stir-Fry
55. Homemade Ice Cream in a Zipper-top Bag
56. Laddoo(Sweet Chickpea flour balls) vegan

This linky list is now closed.