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A Look at Our Food Budget

The subject of money comes up a lot, especially for those real food newbies who are not quite sure how to make the transition from a standard American diet of prepackaged, … [Read more...]

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My Favorite Things: Dolphin Watching, Fennel Pollen & the Mindful Carnivore

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of January already.  January feels like it’s flown by, and I’m still searching for my footing.  Putting the month behind me – having read some … [Read more...]

Tricolored Berry & Kefir Popsicles for July 4th

I love the Fourth of July: fireworks, parades, barbecues and apple pie contests.  I love it all, and do my best to prepare special and celebratory picnics for the day.  As … [Read more...]

A Recipe: Ketchup for Real Food Lovers

Homemade ketchup – it sounds complicated as though you’d spend all day in the kitchen pounding your way through vats of tomatoes and slowly simmering them away in kettles on a … [Read more...]

a recipe: bbq sauce that’s hot, sweet and black as sin

Homemade barbecue sauce, sweet, hot and full of rich flavor, is one of our favorite indulgences.  One of the last opportunities for summer barbecues lurks just around the corner, … [Read more...]

A Recipe: Shrimp Salad with Dill Mayonnaise

Shrimp Salad has become one of our favorite treats this summer.  The sweet shrimp combine beautifully with the bright flavors of lemon, dill and the creaminess of a good homemade … [Read more...]

28 Days of Real Food: Week #4 and Week #3 Re-cap

We're on our last week of the challenge to eat real food for 28 days!  Are you still with me?  Are you enjoying sourdough breads and wholesome natural yogurts?  Are you celebrating … [Read more...]

Real Food Challenge: Week #2

You've got one week under your belts: you've cleaned out your pantry, learned about the proper preparation of grains, prepared a soaked flour recipe, started your sourdough, … [Read more...]

Want Healthy Children? Let them Eat Dirt!

We all want healthy children, but did you know that children who eat dirt might actually be doing their bodies and long-term health a tremendous service? Providing a healthy, … [Read more...]