Sunday, December 29, 2013

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As I stated in my previous post, The Wholesome Life has a new home.  A new adventure has begun and I want all of you to be part of it.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Wholesome Life has MOVED!

This past week has been a hectic one to say the least.

The Wholesome Life has moved to a new domain and has a new web address.
So please come join me at my new domain.
Lots of new and interesting stuff is coming that you won't want to miss.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Village Green Network Charity Water 2013


Water, we can all agree is essential to life.  Plants need it, animals need it and we humans need it to live and thrive.  Imagine having plenty of water, but it's not drinkable?  Imagine not being able to cook, drink and eat because the water isn't usable and will make you and your family sick if you use it?
That is what many people face everyday in Cambodia.  Many in Cambodia are literally starving or getting sick because their water is not clean.

Please find it in your heart this holiday season to donate so that Cambodians can have clean water to drink and enjoy.  It would be such a wonderful gift for them.  Imagine clean water being a gift? We don't think of it that way because clean water is something we take for granted.

Please follow the link below to find out how you can help:

http://my.charitywater.org/village-green-network-charity-water-2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ham and Split Pea Soup




Well, another year is about to begin in just a few short weeks, and here in the northeast where I am, the weather gets pretty cold.  We just had a white Thanksgiving and there's still some snow on the ground with much more to come as it's still not officially Winter as yet.  In cold weather such as this, it's so nice to come home and warm up to a hearty bowl of soup.  

So today I'm posting a recipe for this delicious Ham and Split Pea Soup.  My family loves this soup.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 1 ham hock
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound ham, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme

Directions

Place the peas in a large pot or bowl, cover with water by 2 inches and soak 8 hours or overnight. Drain the peas and set aside.
Score the ham hock. Place in a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and let simmer for 1 hour. Drain and set aside.
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the celery and carrots and cook, stirring, until just soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
Add the ham hock and ham and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown. Add the drained peas, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes, and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add 8 cups of water, the bay leaf and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, about 1 hour. (Add more water as needed, if the soup becomes too thick or dry.)
Remove the bay leaf and discard. Adjust the seasoning, to taste, and serve immediately.


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Low Carb Pumpkin Pie



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Soaking Grains





The essence of eating a wholesome nourishing diet is providing your body with the nutrients and enzymes it needs to function properly.  You need to fuel your body with the right fuel just like you'd fill the gas tank of your car with the right fuel. If you don't provide the right fuel for your car, the engine will break down and the same goes for your body and you'll eventually get sick.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Let's Get Fresh Fridays!!

Hello and welcome to Let's Get Fresh Fridays here at The Wholesome Life.  This is my first ever blog hop.  Every Friday here is where you can showcase your real food masterpieces and share them with the rest of us.  It's great exposure for your blog and will bring more traffic, plus if you're ever in need of a recipe, this will be the place to come and browse to see whatever suits your fancy.
Also, please note that the links to recipes and ideas from previous weeks are being saved on the page entitled, "Fresh Fridays Previous Linkups.  So, in case you're looking for a link that was posted last week or so, you can find it on that page.
Ok, so before we get started there are rules that I need for you to follow, so that we ALL play fair

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