Whether you’re gearing up for Christmas parties and entertaining and need goodie ideas, you’ re stocking your freezers and cupboards with staples like bone broths and hot sauces, or you want simple, healthy meal ideas, you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy. Here are a few highlights from some wonderful whole food blogs that I swear will have you salivating. I hope you’ll pay them a visit, since these highlights, as you may expect, are only the tip of the iceberg. Drooling is allowed.

Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Homemade Ghost Chile Hot Sauce

I love hot sauces. I love the way they taste but also they are a great healthy way to season “ho hum” food into taste explosions. This one looks especially enticing.

Small Footprint Family

Easiest Crockpot Chicken Stock Ever

This is one of those great recipes that everyone should have in their repertoire. If you’re just starting out with whole foods, then you’re probably still buying your chicken stock either in powdered form (full of high fructose corn syrup, usually the first or second ingredient!) or you’re buying the liquid stuff in a box or can. Here’s a great recipe that is not only easy but inexpensive (made with stuff you’d throw out anyway) and very nutritious.

Jen’s Natural Kitchen

Paleo Biscotti

Oh my, I love me some biscotti, dipped in tea for a treat or in a glass of wine after dinner. So yummy. If you’re following a grain free diet you can still have cookies and, better yet, sophisticated adult cookies you won’t feel guilty about.

Here’s another grain free biscotti worth a mention since I bookmarked it last week while surfing some of my favorite sites. Tasty Eats at Home is a fun place to visit if you’re checking other sites out.

Simple Living and Eating

Pumpkin Lentil Stew

If simple is a must for dinner time, then this is a must try. I’m also a huge fan of lentils and this sounds delightfully tasty. This nutritious and ridiculously simple stew will be gracing my dinner table soon. I hope you have a chance to try it too.

A Harmony Healing

Chocolate Ganache Cherry Walnut Truffles


Keep It Real Thursday

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