Delicious Main Dishes from The Hearth and Soul Hop

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Hello and welcome to The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, the blog hop for recipes using healthy ingredients, family and comfort food recipes, articles about healthy living, real /slow/ local/sustainable food, foraging, herbal remedies, organics and gardening.

Anyone else having trouble believing it’s February already? I feel like somebody pressed the fast forward button! I have managed a bit of me time – you can see how in my post  My All Time Favourite Books. I’ve also put together a comprehensive list of tips to help you get the most out of your next holiday in How to Avoid Jetlag.

Today I’m featuring three wholesome main dishes from Hearth and Soul Blog Hop contributors:

Shrimp Radiatore

Photo Louanne’s Kitchen

Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Pasta
from Louanne’s Kitchen

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Photo Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Sweet and Sour Chicken
from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Vegetarian Chili

Photo Winelady Cooks

Vegetarian Chili
from Winelady Cooks

Thanks to everyone who shared recipes and posts with us last week. Right, on with this week’s Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

Please link a post that closely fits The Hearth and Soul Mission.

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The hop hosts are:

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers

Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen

and me, April of The 21st Century Housewife.

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Article by April Harris

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April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.

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  1. Hi April! It has been a long time since I’ve share a recipe here and hope my irresistible cheesy potatoes are a good fit. Made from scratch, these are a perfect side dish, or with the addition of some chopped ham, sausage, or bacon , a filling main dish. Thank you so much for hosting, and thanks too for sharing your reading list which includes many of my own faves. 🙂

  2. Hi April,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Sweet and Sour Chicken, it is an honor to be included with this party! Hope you are having better weather than we are, it is cold and we are expecting snow again. Thanks so much for the great party!
    Miz Helen

  3. We had a little thaw for the Super Bowl, but we are right back into the winter season with a snow storm yesterday and another one for tomorrow, so yes, it feels like Feburary to us.

    • I must admit, it feels like February here too, Diane. It’s very wet, rainy and damp – but every once in a while the sun comes out 🙂 We’ve got some green shoots up in the garden as well so we know spring will get here eventually!

  4. I can’t believe it’s February either! I feel so behind on all my plans for the new year already! This week I’ve shared a recipe for a gluten free chocolate beer cake (healthified from the typical beer cake), my weekly meal plan, and a post on cooking and freezing big batches of beans to avoid cans lined with BPAs. Thanks for hosting, April 🙂

  5. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a nice Mushroom Wild Rice Stew with Swiss Chard… a nice, warming bowl of comfort food!
    Have a great week!
    ~ Christine

  6. April,
    I feel the same way you do. I don’t know where January went. I seems like we’re having snow every other day and it’s a bit tiresome. Thanks for hosting the party.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one, Annamaria 🙂 Instead of snow we are getting tons of rain – at least it’s not quite so cold. Hope the snow let’s up for you soon!

  7. April, thank you so much for featuring my Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Pasta dish! I was so surprised when I stopped by to link up my King Cake. You’re the best!

  8. Hi April,
    I hope you like my pairing. It is a recipe of sorts because it was carefully thought out for the flavors to go well together.

  9. Thanks April! I just linked up my first post (21 Easy & Delicious Ground Beef Recipes!) and I’m looking forward to checking out all of these awesome recipes!

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