Friday, July 24, 2020

Saturday Sparks Link Party 385

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 385!

Starting off todays party with a simpler way to cook.


A lot of my meals have components from previous meals such as these bowls.

As much as I love to cook, there are days when I just don't have the time.

This is where batch cooking comes into play.

I take a day each week to prepare some basics that I can use throughout the week, things like sautéed veggies, rice, steamed potatoes and crispy tofu.

 I will also make falafel, veggie burgers and meatless meatballs as they freeze beautifully.

The benefit of having these items ready to go is that I can throw together a healthy, delicious meal in minutes.

A little planning really makes all the difference.

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning sun can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer."

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Now, let's get this party started..

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 384.


Less is More by Artsy Vava


Find Your Tablescape Style by My Hubbard Home


Summer Decorating with Beautiful Baskets by Follow the Yellow Brick Home


Soy Candle Making for Beginners by Handmade Weekly


Summer Tablescape for the Backyard by Dining Delight


Chocolate Zucchini Cake by Petals, Pies and Otherwise


Gluten-Free Greek Pasta Salad at Strength and Sunshine

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 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing/Quilting

Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes and may also be featured at Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and/or Twitter.

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25 comments:

  1. Your meal planning is perfect in order to eat healthy and save time. Thanks so much for hosting and sharing the beautiful features. Have a wonderful weekend, Suzanne!

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    1. Thanks Pam! Taking the time to prep things for the week really makes such a big difference. My best to you, Suzanne.

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  2. You always share the most delicious looking meals! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks Shelley! Glad to hear you enjoy seeing my meals. Take care, Suzanne.

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  3. Thank you so much Suzanne for featuring my Summer Tablescape for the Backyard! Always a thrill to see one of my posts highlighted here at your lovely party! Your bowls look so delicious - that's how we cook too! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Happy to feature you Lori! Your summer table looks so inviting. Glad to know you are a fellow batch cooking fan. Enjoy your week, Suzanne.

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  5. Very pretty tablescape. I'm parcial to tablescapes the most.
    Thank you so much for the inspiring party.
    Have a great, safe and happy weekend.
    Fabby

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    1. Hi Fabby - I agree that Lori's tablesape is lovely. Always love seeing your tablescapes. Wishing you health and happiness, Suzanne.

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  6. Thank you so much for featuring my china cabinet makeover! Thanks, too, for hosting the party. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Happy to feature your fabulous cabinet. Love how you kept some of the wood details! My best to you, Suzanne.

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  7. Love that meal plan idea and cooking in batches! The Greek pasta salad looks yum too. Thanks for hosting! I brought by some Cajun Shrimp Guacamole. Hope you enjoy. :)

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    1. Thanks CJ! Batch cooking really makes meal prep so much simpler. Warm wishes, Suzanne.

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  8. Your meal bowls always look so delicious, Suzanne. I need to learn how to master cooking with tofu, I can't seem to get it right. Have a lovely Saturday!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I struggled with tofu at first, but finally figured out that pressing and seasoning are the 2 key steps to making a nice tofu. Peace and blessings, Suzanne.

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  9. Thank you for hosting and featuring my summer baskets post. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Happy to feature your lovely basket filled home, Amber. Always fun to see your different home decor ideas. All my best, Suzanne.

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  10. Thanks for the feature - always appreciated:)
    I cook in batch style, especially the bean burgers, or prepping onions, sauces etc. before hand.
    And goodness, that zucchini cake is so good looking! I’ve got to jump over and get the recipe.

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    RR

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    1. Happy to feature you RR! After seeing your post, I realize that I need to up my tablescape game. Glad to know that you are enjoying all the benefits of batch cooking - makes life so much easier. Happy Summer, Suzanne.

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  11. I love the idea of making things ahead. I am wondering what your secret is to keeping crispy tofu and falafels crispy. We are vegetarian and there are so many things, like those that I haven't made ahead because I did not think they would keep well. It would be wonderful to have meals made ahead of time!

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    1. Hi Theresa - I reheat crispy tofu and falafels in the oven at 300° and that seems to work nicely. I have read that some people will spray them with a bit of oil first to help with the crispness, but I prefer no oil. Hope this helps, Suzanne.

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  12. Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 7-20 to 7-24 on my blog. On Tuesday was a No Bake Coconut Cream pie. Wednesday an old Fashioned Pecan Pie. Thursday was a Nutella Cream Pie. And winding up this week of Pies was my post, Tip Friday The Perfect Crust. Enjoy!

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  13. The food looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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