Real Food Fridays #52

Hello! and Welcome! to Real Food Fridays #52!  Are you kidding me? A whole year of Real Food Fridays! Thank you all for coming and participating every week. I want to take the time to give a shout out to a few bloggers who regularly link up through my page… Sandi of Sandi’s Allergy Free… 

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Recipe Redux: On the Go Bars

On The Go Bars ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

This month’s Recipe ReDux alliterative challenge was to make “bars and bites for brown bags”. With the new season approaching it’s great to have a collection of recipes for rounding out the contents of your lunch box. Those of us who work from home and no longer brown bag will appreciate having a quick nibble on… 

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Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Bacon Ranch Potatoes ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Did you know August was bacon month? I didn’t. Last year I had a bacon week.  It was a lot of fun (with bacon brownies, how could anyone not have a good time?). Since I’ve already devoted an entire week to bacon, and I have a Pinterest board devoted to bacon, I decided to offer up another… 

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Meatless Mondays: Lentil Joes


One of the more difficult things for me to do when my children were small was to make a decent dinner every night. No matter how I planned there were many evenings when we were all tired, rushed, grouchy, or just plain didn’t feel like cooking. When I was single I simply couldn’t afford to… 

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Real Food Fridays #51

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Hello! and Welcome! to Real Food Fridays #51! I can hardly believe next week will be our One Year Anniversary! I’ve been taking a food photography course called 30 Days to Better Food Photos It’s been interesting and worth the time. It’s also free, which is always nice, but there’s a waiting list. Follow the… 

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Meat Brownies (Oven Baked Sliders)

Meat Brownies (Oven Baked Sliders) ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

You can thank my son for the title of this post. I was trying a method for making sliders in the oven. When he saw it he said, “What’s that? A meat brownie?” And so the name stuck. In reality, I had just purchased a large pack of ground beef and was trying to think… 

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Have you ever noticed how you tend to take the same local routes over and over and then one day you have to take a different path and things have changed? This happened to us recently. My daughter and her fiance bought a house in a nearby town and on the drive over to visit them,… 

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Meatless Monday: Revisiting Peanut Noodles With Vegetables

Peanut Noodles ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Can you believe another week has gone by and it’s time for Meatless Monday once more? This week I’m revisiting my peanut noodles with vegetables. We’re fans of Thai and Vietnamese flavors and the peanut sauce in this recipe is pretty good. It would work as a the base for a dipping sauce, too. If… 

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Shandali Travel Towel #Review

Shandali Travel Towel #Review ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking through I’ll receive a small commission. Thanks for helping me keep the lights on! I sweat like a horse. There’s no other way to put it. I leave a trail of sweat droplets in the gym. No doubt about it, I need to… 

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Real Food Fridays #50


Welcome to Real Food Fridays, a link party featuring your favorite whole food recipes, organic gardening and homesteading and natural living posts. We’re so glad you’re here! How was your week? We’ve been enjoying great weather in the mid to upper 80s. In fact, we were at the beach today and it felt a bit cool… 

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Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

The base for creamy poppy seed dressing is fat free plain Greek yogurt.  It will save you around 100 calories per serving compared to a commercial salad dressing and slightly more compared to a homemade dressing based on mayonnaise. It’s slightly sweet which makes it perfect for salads containing fruit, like this one made with… 

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