Keep It Real Thursday – Chocolate Macaroons, Elderberry Syrup & Much More!

Real Food on Thursday

Welcome To Keep It Real Thursdays!

Last week we featured all things as they related to the movie It’s Complicated as I am the super duper host of this month’s Food n’ Flix. If you’d like to part take in the fun and frivolity of this month’s Food ‘n Flix, see here for a short post on how to participate. Essentially, you watch this fun, heart warming romance of an older couple and get inspired to make or bake something fun. Then share the recipe. The deadline is Sept 23rd! We’ll showcase everyone’s creation right here!

This week I’m going to feature some recipes that ALSO follow a theme.  The theme is FOOD I WANT TO EAT! All of these recipes were shared here last week as part of Keep It Real Thursday. I guess that’s the theme every week, since I’m doing the picking…All the recipes and information are excellent and if I were to choose tomorrow the outcome might be different. But today this is what I would eat – and well, whatever, it’s my site, nana booboo! I get to pick.

This week they all happen to be grain free too. Bonus if you’re on a grain free diet.

Real Food Freaks

First off, a soup/stew Jen calls Munggo. I happen to have a big bag of sprouted beans and I’m always looking for great ways to use them in recipes. Embarrassing confession…I’m not crazy for sprouted beans, they’re ok, but we eat them because I know they’re good for us. I’m so excited that Jen has a recipe that makes them look so delicious. I can’t wait to try this!

Skye’s Life
Over at Sky’s Life there’s this fab recipe for elder berry syrup. What I love about this, is that she’s 15! 15, people! And writing about cool healthy stuff. I wish I had been that cool at 15.

My dirty secret is that I love elderberry syrup in gin, lime and muddled cucumber. Now I can make a whole food version of the syrup I love. Don’t try this at home Skye until you’re much older.

Tessa The Domestic Diva

Tessa always puts out good stuff, but this is a must try. As you may already know from posts like 5 minute coconut chocolates and 4 ingredient 5 minutes power bars, I love quick and simple. These Raw Chocolate Macaroons are just that! I believe her when she says that you’ll need very good will power if you decide to make these.

Jen’s Natural Kitchen

One of my favorite soups/stews is cioppino. Cioppino sounds fancy, but it’s a truly delicious seafood stew that comes together so quickly you won’t believe how good it tastes, in so little time. It’s just perfect for this time of the year when the temperature starts to fall.

The Veggie Nook

Raw Coconut Avocado Fries with a Sweet Chili Sauce by Gabby at the Veggie Nook.There’s no way you won’t love how creative and delicious these look. I have a big bag of avocados I can’t wait to try this on.

Keep It Real Thursday

Welcome to Keep It Real Thursday!

The Rules:

1. Introduce yourself, your blog, and what you’re about in the comment section and a small blurb about what you’re sharing. This way people can get to know you a little bit right off the hop and hopefully follow you as well.

2. Be sure to add a link in your post back to this post. Simple linky etiquette. This allows your readers to find other posts that may help them on their journey.

3. If you’re sharing recipes, the only requirement is that the ingredient list be comprised of real food only, that means non-processed food items. That being said, we are all in different places on our real food journey, some more advanced than others. I invite all of you to share, no matter where you are on your journey, but I ask you to stay mindful when sharing your recipes that this is a whole (real) food blog. This means, no ingredient lists that include edible oil products (velveeta, frozen whip topping), protein powders, ketchup, white flour, margarine or white and brown sugar.

4. Less of a rule but more a suggestion: Retweet,  Stumble, or Pin this post so EVERYONE gets more exposure and traffic. It’s win-win for everyone.

Don’t have a blog? That’s ok, we’d still love to hear from you. Write your recipes or tips in the comment section so we can get to know you too!

Now it’s your turn to share your whole food recipes and ideas!



I’m sharing this with Mangia Monday, Monday Mania, My Meatless Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Fat TuesdaySimply Lives Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Freaky Friday, Fight Back Friday, Foodie Friday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday, and Real Food Wednesday.

33 Responses to Keep It Real Thursday – Chocolate Macaroons, Elderberry Syrup & Much More!

  1. phoward336 September 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Some yummy dishes this week – thanks for hosting!

  2. inspirededibles September 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Great choice of theme as all of these delights are very edible worthy indeed!! I’m particularly digging the 5 minute raw bars and bites these days… mmm, mmm, good! :)
    http://www.inspirededibles.ca

  3. Joanna Rodriguez September 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Happy Thursday! I’m sharing some tips for making your desserts less sweet, as well as a recipe for subtly sweet Basil & Pine Nut Ice Cream with Blackberry Swirl! I confess it does contain a bit of organic white sugar, but I’m working on trying it with sucanat next time. And it is still a very healthy – and unique – ice cream recipe. We are kind of obsessed with it. :)

    • France Morissette September 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

      Joanna! That ice cream recipe sounds absolutely exquisite and gourmet. Love it.

  4. Amber H September 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Hi France,

    Happy Thursday. Hope you’re well. Finally getting around to sharing some recipes this week. :-)

    This week I’m sharing 3 of my most recent recipes including raw cherry cheese cake, vegan chocolate cake, and mini vegan garden pizzas.

    Have a fabulous weekend.

    Hugs,
    –Amber

  5. mjskit @ mjskitchen.com September 21, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    Love all of the features! The ciopinno is definitely on my list to make. Thanks for hosting another week!

  6. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat September 21, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    OH I’m so glad that you are doing features! I don’t get to hop around as much these days, so I love seeing your highlights! I’m linking up my Green Ribbon Salad packed with kale, spinach, zucchini, and green apples. Happy weekend, France!

    • France Morissette September 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

      Hi Heather. I always feel kinda bad only picking 5 since there’s so many that look delicious….but then it would never stop hahaha

  7. Denise @WholemadeGoodness September 21, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Hello all! I have a new blog (about a month old) where I hope to encourage others to do more “from scratch” cooking and baking. I’ll also be blogging monthly on my cheese making adventures.

    For today, I’ve shared a post on one of our favorite quick, weeknight meals (and a great way to use up leftovers!), the Chicken and Chorizo Paella.

    • France Morissette September 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

      Hi Denise, Thank you for introducing yourself. Great to have you on board. I look forward to your recipes!

  8. Mindy Hurd September 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing my new series “And the Jars Begin…” It’s a collection of personal real food journeys. I’m also sharing the first one of the series by Jill of Real Food Forager. You’ll love hearing her story!

    • France Morissette September 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      That’s great Mindy. I look forward to it.

  9. Shelley Alexander September 22, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    Hi France, I hope you are doing great! Congrats on launching your new whole food jump start program it sounds amazing! Today I shared one of my favorite fermented food recipes for carrot pickles. It’s raw vegan, dairy free, and gluten free. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting!

  10. Mary@One Perfect Bite September 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Everything looks so delicious that it will be hard to pick a favorite. I’m off to explore some of the recipes submitted by your participants. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. Miz Helen September 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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