Linky Links: April 2012

This month has been one of my favorites so far this year.  I have seen incredible growth here at Our Nourishing Roots.  I have finished my REAL FOOD 101 E-book, which is a milestone I have been looking forward to for some time.

Plus, I feel like I’m bursting with ideas for recipes and discussions, which makes writing here so personally satisfying.  I’m just getting started, folks!

April has also marked an increase in energy and metabolism, thanks to my realization that carbs are helping me, and not the villain they are currently painted as in health circles.  Key to realizing this was reading Diet Recovery, which I cannot recommend enough.

Among my reading this for this month are some of my favorites that I’m sharing below:

  • Zesty Shrimp Creole (GAPS-friendly):  I love the look of this recipe.  I haven’t made anything spicy in a while, so this has caught my eye.  Plus, I just love reading the funny things that Heather says over there.  “Ready, set, geaux!”  So funny!
  • The Problem with Protein Powders: I have been avoiding unnatural protein powders for a while, mostly based off of my gut feeling that it just doesn’t make sense to have protein powder instead of real, whole foods.
  • Homemade Bouillon:  This is seriously cool.  You probably saw me geeking out about on my Facebook page a while ago.  I love finding out what the original foods were that my childhood pseudo-foods were based off.  I remember seeing bouillon cubes in the pantry growing up, a spice powder pressed together laced with MSG.  But this is the real deal.
  • Sunscreen: Your Best Friend on a Sunny Day, or Cancer in a Bottle?: my good friend Robin from college has also come to find real food and natural green living to be of the utmost importance to her.  I love it when a good friend “gets it”, you know?  Anyways, she takes on commercial sunscreen and does a fabulous job explaining why it doesn’t pay to cover yourself in SPF50+.
  • What is a Healing Crisis?: It’s no secret that I love Cara’s blog and that we are friends in real life, and this post is one of the reasons I love to read her stuff.  A healing crisis was new to me until a few months ago, and then when this post went up I really started to understand it better.  What do you think?

This post is a part of Weekend Gourmet, Sunday School, Fat Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, and The Mommy Club, Simple Lives Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Fight Back Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, and Friday Food Flicks.

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