Healthy New Year Recipe Ideas from the Hearth and Soul Hop

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Welcome to the Hearth and Soul, 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.

I’m back home in near London, England after our visit to New York City and Ontario. We visited some fabulous restaurants in New York City while we celebrated our son’s 21st birthday and then worked hard to close up our Canadian apartment and get the furniture moved back to the UK. It should arrive in the next few weeks. We also had some nice visits with local family as well – definitely the best bit!

It’s going to be a busy time as my husband and I are only home for a few days before we head off for another trip. I’ll definitely be making some of these Easy Suppers for Busy Evenings this week!

Today I’m featuring some Healthy New Year recipe ideas from last week.

Chia-and-Pumpkin-Seed-Tea-Cookies-2 Chia and Pumpkin Seed Tea Cookies
from Savvy Shopper Central

carrot and granola cookies 1 Carrot and Granola Cookies
from Aunt B on a Budget


Creamy Paleo Maple Nut Porridge with Bananas
from Tessa The Domestic Diva

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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. You are having a busy new year! Hope you have a fun and safe trip, April. As always, thank you for hosting.

  2. So glad to hear you enjoyed NYC. Thanks again for a lovely party.

  3. I stopped by to share two awesome meals this week…a whole tuna casserole made from scratch ingredients, and super quick and flavorful Paleo soup made with a molten egg! Thanks for the feature April!

  4. So many great recipes today….I am having fun checking it all out! Thanks so much for hosting!

  5. Hi April,
    Happy 2014!
    Today I kicked off the new year with “Roasted Beet Salad with Vegan Feta and Pine Nuts”, “A New Year, A New You: Get Your Green Resolutions Off to a
    Good Green Start with an Eco Friendly Party!” and “A New Year, A New You: 25 Green Resolutions for the New Year, Part 1”
    What a wonderful hop you are hosting!
    All the best,

    • Happy New Year to you too, Deborah! Thank you so much for sharing a delicious recipe and a sustainable living post with us. I look forward to reading both your posts. Best wishes!

  6. Hello April! I’m new to your blog and to this healthy Hearth and Soul party. Happy New Year, and I’m glad you had such an amazing time visiting NYC. As a dietitian to be, healthy eating and living means everything to me. I’m linking up my sweet potato quinoa lasagna recipe, and look forward to checking out what others have brought to the table!

    • Hi Min! Welcome! It’s lovely to ‘meet’ you 🙂 I love the idea of your tasty and wholesome sweet potato quinoa lasagna recipe and I’m so glad you have shared it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. I’ve pinned it and shared a link to it on Facebook. Hope to ‘see’ you again next week!

  7. So glad you enjoyed New York April. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

  8. Hi April,
    I hope you like black beans because I posted a very flavorful black bean burger.
    Thanks for hosting!


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