Linky Links: November 2011

Linky Links: November 2011

The month of November has been quite the whirlwind for me, what with building Our Nourishing Roots, seeing family for Thanksgiving, and feeling the shift in the seasons*.  As I have been floating around my favorite blogs I have found several specific posts that I want to share with you to share the link love!  Let me know in the comments if you have any favorites that you want to share.  I love hearing about what you have been reading and creating in the kitchen.

(*And yes, even in Arizona we enjoy the change in weather.  It is just that we don’t end up with snow, we end up with afternoons in the 70s.  Don’t hate me!  We pay for it in the summer!)

Here’s a list of some of my favorite recipes and posts from this month:


  • Slow Cooker Baked Apples (pictured above): this recipe from Cara over at Health, Home, and Happiness look so fabulous, and as soon as my slow cooker is done making broth in the backyard, I will be making these.  I am a big fan of slow-cooked fruit to bring out the natural sweetness; it’s so satisfying.
  • Cranberry Apple Grain-Free Granola: granola is one of those foods that I started to miss when I went on GAPS, but this version will keep me happy, I’m sure.  Yum!
  • Bûche de Noël: I’ve been wanting to make this for a while now, but I never got around to it last year when I heard of Bûche de Noël for the first time.  This recipe from Nourished Kitchen looks so festive for the holidays.  The cake is already grain-free, and I’m going to make the filling with coconut cream, and sweeten the whole thing with raw honey.

Linky Links: November 2011

Home Remedies (can you tell I’m in love with Cara’s blog?):

  • Honey & Cinnamon: A Simple Home Remedy that Kids Love!: This is simple, seasonal, and effective.  Plus, no one complains about this home remedy, it’s absolutely delicious ?
  • Garlic Ear Oil: I really want to make a batch of this to have on hand.  My older son is already on his second set of ear tubes, and has now joined me on GAPS.  And my younger son is starting to rub his ears a bit more than usual (though he’s dodged a lot of ear problems that typically come with being born with cleft lip/palate).  We can use all the immune support possible in our family of people-prone-to-ear-infections.
  • Elderberries: Natural Immune System Support!: I have to say that I was completely unprepared for how yummy this syrup turned out.  It just tastes like Christmas.  And it’s fabulous over (grain-free) pancakes, let me tell you.  I had recently bought some elderberries, and then tried this recipe out and voila! we had a yummy but very nutrient-dense food to take every morning during cold/flu season.

Good Coversations:

  • What to Eat After Gall Bladder Surgery: I know it seems a little random, but I have wondered this.  I love how Kelly always gets a good conversation going on her blog.  Go see if you learn anything new about fats, digestion, and the gall bladder.  I know I did!
  • Are You Magnesium Deficient?: I was really sucked in by this conversation (you can tell by my comments!), mostly because I feel a kinship with Ann Marie over at CHEESESLAVE because we seem to have so many of the same issues going on at the same time.  I had been wondering about taking a magnesium supplement (and it’s role in hormone balance and adrenal/thyroid support), and then I saw this post pop up.  There are a lot of comments, so you’ll learn a lot.  Do any of you supplement with magnesium right now?

Remember to leave me with your links in the comments.  I would love to see what you have been reading!
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