Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas!
The arrival of the holidays, for me, means Christmas songs stuck in my head nonstop. I don’t mind, though, because I have to fill up on a years worth of Christmas songs in only 30 days!
This time of year makes my heart sing because it means:
pulling out my tattered Charlie Brown Christmas piano book and rocking out some jazzy, festive tunes
Lighting our beeswax candles in the advent wreath
Cozy fires, warm robes and fuzzy socks
I have survived another round of finals. Last test next week and then I’m free (for a few weeks, at least)!
It’s time to share some some awesome posts from my friends at their real food and healthy living blogs. Here are a few favorites:
Do you think cast iron is a safe cooking material? You may think again after reading this post about the safety of cast iron pans.
Sure, soft and snuggly towels are nice but are you using a toxic fabric softener to get those results? Try this homemade fabric softener instead!
I often get asked where I get lard for my Spiced Coconut Flour Lard Biscuits. I am able to buy it from a farmer, but if that is not an option for you, Tiffany shows how to render lard in a crockpot.
Does raw meat scare you? Caroline loves her raw meat and tells us why raw meat is healthy!
Do you remember how useful fermented foods are in boosting your immune system? Here are some great ways tips to incorporate fermented foods into your diet.
You know I’m crazy about butter, so I started salivating immediately when I learned that the secret ingredient in this chocolate mousse is butter. Butter + chocolate + mousse… just wow.
Holistic Squid gives has a great idea for homemade Christmas presents–homemade lemongrass bath salts!
How did you cook your Thanksgiving turkey? I might give this unique Five Spice Turkey a try next year.
This caramel sauce for apple cider, made with honey and cream, sounds divine for chilly winter nights.
If I ever have the opportunity to made venison, I’m making this comforting woodland venison stew.
November at Empowered Sustenance
In case you missed them, here are the popular November posts at Empowered Sustenance:
Perfect Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns (No potatoes? No problem!)
Crockpot Acorn Squash (Easiest side dish ever)
2 Ingredient Pumpkin Pancakes (guest post at Wellness Mama)
5 Reasons Why Calories Don’t Count (really… calories are a stupid, warped concept)
Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins (one bowl, 5 minute awesomeness)
Eat well and heal!™
Photos 1 and 2 from SXC and I added the text