Sunday, January 01, 2012

Recipe Lineup #8 New Year New Tastes

So how did 2011 end for you? How is 2012 looking?

With 2012 now in full swing, it is time to start getting some recipes in the works. During my recipe search this week, I was really drawn to less of the cooked foods category. Have any of you ventured off into the Raw/Living food arena? We did, have and are. Not so much now, with two kids. I love the amazing depth of the tastes. As well as how the raw/living foods are digested easier and you receive much more nutrients with eating less.

Call me crazy but I do find it a tad bit fun to see how a recipe that typically take eggs, flour and an oven can be made without any of those ingredients. So for all of you out there who are not used to this kind of eating, take a seat and enjoy the ride. I will of course have some other delicious cooked recipes in every lineup. Keep your eye out for the recipe that has bacon in it. Have fun on this weeks journey into deliciousness. Here are this weeks picks.

Meal #1

Sharmis Passion

Zesty, light and not so much what you would eat as winter food. Pop in your favorite beach movie and catch a wave, feel that crisp beach air hit your face and ENJOY! 

Meal #2
Pham Fatale

Sweet Happy Life (Baking and Books)

This should warm you up while giving a little bit of a sweet taste. Looking forward to trying both. I love sweet potatoes in everything!

Meal #3 100% Raw

The Ravenous Couple

One Green Planet

A raw meal which will be delicious with family and friends.

Meal #4
Picky Palate


By now you have noticed that I love pomegranate, especially since I found a fast and easy way to get the seeds out with NO mess. A Little Red House will show you how it is done. Now you and your family can enjoy this bright, sweet and high in Vitamin C fruit in every meal.

Meal #5

Smokey Wok

Chop Chop A to Z

A Sweet Chef

Thought this meal would work well with two side. Stop the press. Add bacon to anything and it becomes a successful meal. :)

Worth Trying

Drinks (2)

Zoom Yummy

Good Life Eats

Treats (4)

For the Love of Food

Munchin with Munchkin

Leite's Culinaria
(p.s lots of ingredients but still wanted to share)

Vegan Yack Attack

Sides (2)

The Duo Dishes
(scroll down to see recipe on the site)

Breakfast (3)
Barefoot in the Kitchen

The Meaning of Pie

Healthy Happy Life 

The list is complete. Did you see any on there that you have seen before? Are there any that you might dive into full steam ahead?

Our family is going to enjoy this weeks lineup and I hope yours does too. From our family to yours, congrats on 2011 and keep your eyes open for a wonderful 2012. I am excited to see what this year brings for our family. I am going to intend to have less worry, more joy. Less stress and more Linda meditation time. Less need to change myself and more love for myself and everyone I come in contact with.

Oh yes, I work hard to make sure I give proper credit where it is due. So when you are on a page and it calls to you, show some love and follow them. I have never met any of the people behind the links I post, but just by what I see, they are talented souls.  Without their recipes, where would my little family be. :)

See you next week as I dive even deeper into cups, tablespoons, timers and ingredients. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what our family is eating every week.


Linda Jacobson
The Helpful Sister

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  1. Wow your recipes all look and sound so delicious! My daughter is total vegetarian with me partly so we will definitely check these out!

  2. Hooray Wendy. So happy when I hear this helps people. Thanks stopping by. Have the best week ever.

  3. These all look delicious. Thanks for the link too! Have a fabulous week.

  4. Mary, thanks for the great words. Happy you got something out of it. Enjoy your week as well.