Top Five Thursdays — The Recipe Edition

Because these Thursday posts weren’t particularly popular, I’ve taken a couple of weeks off of the series. But today I’m back.

Why? Because over the last couple of weeks I have seen some mind-blowing Real Food recipes online. What better way to share them with you?

5. Say hello to Fiddlehead Ferns. Easily foraged if you live in the Pacific Northwest (Oh, how I miss you, Oregon!), you can also buy them at the grocery store. If the price intimidates you, this recipe works well with asparagus, too. It’s Mark Sisson’s Fiddlehead Ferns with Bacon and Carmelized Onions. WOW.

4. Are you a fan of easy slow cooker recipes that melt in your mouth and leave your kids begging for more? Me too. Try out this Asian Inspired Slow Cooked Short Ribs With Carrots And Cabbage from Shannon at Nourishing Days.

3. Ann Marie over at Cheeseslave served up two cookie recipes in one week. I don’t know what she was thinking. Oh wait. Maybe it had to do with the fact that these recipes feature 100% Real Food. No white flour. No refined white sugar. No GMOs. My favorite of the two? Only the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. Thanks, Ann Marie!

2. What’s not to love about an authentically good Bearnaise sauce? Ed from The Slow Cook posted a delicious recipe using farm fresh eggs from hens raised on green pasture, butter from grass-fed cows, and the savory splendor of tarragon and shallots. Then he served it over rare strip steak. Can you say YUM?

1. The most wonderful, fascinating, and absolutely perfect recipe I found came from Linsey at Cake and Commerce. She showed (with fabulous photos, to boot) how to make homemade sausage using a simple food processor and a pastry bag. In other words, if you thought you needed a meat grinder to do this well, you were wrong. Making your own delectable sausages has never been easier, thanks to Linsey’s ingenuity.


  1. says

    What a fabulous list. I stumbled it!

    I am crazy about Bernaise sauce. And I love fiddlehead ferns — sounds even better with bacon and carmelized onions!

    And I am totally going to make my own sausage this summer. I want to make Braunschweiger and liverwurst.


  2. says

    Hi Kristen,

    I put your blog in my reader about a month ago. It’s quickly become one of my favorites. And you’ve introduced me to so many other food renegades too! I’m exploring new recipes again!

    I’ve already tried Shannon’s fantastic short ribs. Yum and super easy! I especially look forward to trying Cheeseslave’s cookies among others…

    So, here’s a delayed “thanks” for all you’re doing here.


  3. Laura says

    Your Thursday Link Love posts weren’t popular? That’s too bad because I learned a lot of things that I wouldn’t have found for myself by following some of your Thursday links. I think you should continue them because it educates me, if no one else! ūüėČ

    I’m excited to see the B

  4. says

    Bethany — Thank YOU! I blog for my readers. You guys are awesome!

    Laura — LOL! I wouldn’t say they were unpopular, just that they were usually my least popular posts of the week. They had the fewest page views, the least comments. I like doing them, too, so I don’t expect them to die a tragic death anytime soon. But, I don’t think I’ll be doing them weekly.

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