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Hearth and Soul Hop

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to another Hearth and Soul Hop, the food carnival for and about food that not only nourishes our bodies, but our souls!

Penny from Penniless Parenting has made the decision to step down as a co-host of the Hearth and Soul Hop. She says, “I really loved being the host of the Hearth and Soul blog hop, and every week had a great time reading the new submissions, getting inspired by all the wonderful, healthy, and creative recipes that showed up. Fortunately and unfortunately, lately I’ve been very busy- I do a lot of foraging, lead foraging walks in the nearby community, sell gluten free flours, have a writing job, am in the middle of writing a book on foraging, in addition to homeschooling my three kids and making everything we eat from scratch. I’ve been tumbling into bed at 2 am most nights, realizing that I just didn’t manage to make it to even most things on my too long “to do” list, and have been trying to shorten my list of responsibilities so that I can get some free time. It’s not working so much, and I’ve been struggling to find enough time to relax for even a minute or two… Because of that, because of all my other responsibilities, I’m going to need to take a break from hosting the Hearth and Soul blog hop. Perhaps at some point in the future, if things calm down a bit more around here, I might be able to resume as a hostess. But in the meantime, its been a great fun, but it’s time to say adios.”

My fellow co-hosts and I want to thank Elsa for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop. We will miss her as a co-host, but we are glad that she will be continuing to share her delicious recipes with us as a participant here at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

My highlights from visiting last week’s contributors to the Hearth and Soul Hop:

 Baby Bella bites from Miz Helen's Country Kitchen

Baby Bella bites from Miz Helen’s Country Kitchen

Sweet Potato Stew from My Sister's Pantry

Sweet Potato Stew from My Sister’s Pantry

Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic & Green Onions from Allergy-Free Vintage Cookery

Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic & Green Onions from Allergy-Free Vintage Cookery

Tortilla Soup from Don't Waste the Crumbs

Tortilla Soup from Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Provence Chicken with Veggies & Red Quinoa  from Simple Living and Eating

Provence Chicken with Veggies & Red Quinoa  from Simple Living and Eating

~ Please link a post that closely fits into the mission. If you are new, read the Hearth and Soul Hop mission statement which includes the rules for linking up. As always, if you have any questions please email me at aleasleftovers(at)gmail(dot)com.

~Please include a link back to one/any of the host sites (through worded link or badge). The Hearth and Soul Hosts include:

April of The 21st Century Housewife
Judy of Savoring Today
Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen
and me, Alea of Premeditated Leftovers

-Linky will stay open from 1:00 am Tuesday until 11:59 pm Thursday (Eastern time).

Hearth & Soul Hop

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Thank you once again for hosting such a great blog hop! Love your blog and always love seeing what people have shared on Hearth and Soul! Have a great week!

  2. Hi Alea,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Provence Chicken…definitely one of my simplest recipes. I brought Moroccan Stuffed Peppers today. I am very excited about this recipe. They are truly the best stuffed peppers I ever ate. Happy Valentines Day

  3. Hi Alea,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Baby Bella Bites today, I am honored. Looks like a great party today and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thanks so much for the feature! We do so love your link up and thoroughly enjoy the blog! Happy eating!

  5. Love the Baby Bella Bites, and the Tortilla Soup looks delicious too. Thanks for hosting!

  6. Thanks for highlighting my tortilla soup Alea! It’s on our menu next week again – can’t wait!

    This week I shared two posts: one is written by my husband and offers his experience from recent 10 day water fast, and the other is my own 5 day smoothie fast experience. The great benefits and 10 smoothie recipes are included!

  7. So many yummy treasures!

  8. Thank you for the party! I see a lot of chocolate today! Woo-hoo!

  9. Sharing a simple roasted pepper salad. Thanks for hosting!

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