I’m not surprised at all that this one was in the top 3. It was repinned on Pinterest over 75,000 times just in the last 30 days! It is a great way to get a variety of vegetables in; just make it once and eat all week! It tastes amazing thanks to the lemony-ginger-garlic dressing. I recently have been using it as an easy way to add chopped veg on the top of my leafy green salads.
We must all agree that in order to live well, we need to take care of the body. Eating seeds is a great way to do that! It is amazing what little powerhouses seeds can be. Having them mixed in a jar is super convenient way to get a bit of their goodness in every day.
NOTE: all posts with a * were in the top 20 most popular posts of New Nostalgia 2018.
A two ingredient daily sink scrub makes me a very happy lady every time I use it! My sink has stayed clean and shiny with no built up gunk!
When I sprinkle this scrub into my rinsed out sink, the aroma that drifts up is great. It hits my senses and is very awakening. I used Purify by Rocky Mountain Oils in my scrub, which just smells like—clean! I love it!
Although it is a new year, quinoa is still my favorite breakfast. I just can’t get over how satisfying it is thanks to 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in just one cup!
Quinoa is technically a seed, not a grain, and packs all nine essential amino acids your body needs. It contains iron, vitamin B, and my fav–the calming mineral, magnesium! This is just a few of the nutrients in quinoa, there are many more!
See 3 different ways to prepare quinoa for breakfast here.
Just placing that photo into this post made my mouth start watering, and I decided that it is what’s for dinner tonight! I want to make something quick, filling, and delicious. This recipe is perfect.
The steak is well seasoned and smells amazing while cooking. Between the scent of seasoned steak and the aroma of the bits of cheese that fall from the tortillas into the pan, your home will smell amazing and your people will come running!
We are not huge steak eaters around here, so having a few bite-sized bits of steak in a crispy tortilla was perfect for our family. We also don’t do a ton of cheese in our meals, so I love that it is easy to control the amount of cheese in this dish. Just sprinkle your preferred amount!
2017 was the year of the Instant Pot here at New Nostalgia. You all welcomed it with open arms — 5 of my top 20 posts from 2017 are Instant Pot recipes!
These Instant Pot Blueberry Yogurt Jars are so yummy that it makes me want to eat one right now as I write about it. This post takes you step by step through the process and gives a video at the end–the very video that made me brave enough to make my own yogurt.
I just motivated myself by rereading this decluttering post. There are so many great tips– if I do say so myself! I do think the #1 best tip to declutter is simply GET RID OF STUFF. Otherwise, you are spending time organizing clutter & will have to do it over and over again.
I’m still in the process of purging out home but 2018 is the year where I will conquer all the clutter in all rooms, closets, and drawers. I want to up my game when it comes to cleaning, and you can’t clean well if you are too busy tidying all the stuff! Cheers much easier cleaning because of clear surfaces and clear floors!
A healthy, naturally sweetened fruit compote is a great thing to have on hand. It is amazing how many ways it can be used! I like that it keeps me from reaching for and wanting processed sugar treats–I can get my sweet fix naturally in many different ways using this blueberry compote recipe. Don’t care for blueberries? You can substitute, and frozen fruit works great!
See the many ways you can use a fruit compote here.
I usually find myself giddy about the start of a brand new year but this year I am especially excited to say goodbye to 2015 and have a brand spakin’ new 2016! 2015 was a hard year for me, as an extreme anxiety overtook my body & it took much of the year to figure out what it was and what to do about it.
This little blog of mine took a hit, as my writing voice and stamina was lost during much of the year last year. It was survival. I am so thankful to have found it again & it is slowly returning to something that feels familiar and “me.” As I continue to find my voice & my bravery, I will share with you more of my struggle with anxiety, not to spotlight struggle, but to hopefully give hope to others who find themselves surprised by the same battle.
Despite a hard year, you all were so great and supportive to continue to read New Nostalgia. Looking back over the posts of the last year, I see God’s goodness in helping me produce some content despite my struggle. I hope you enjoyed this little roundup of last years bests posts, and if there is anything that is of use to you, know that was my Heavenly Father carrying me through and helping me create, despite hardship. What a great, sweet & faithful God! All praise and glory goes to Him.