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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, convenience foods to wholesome, real foods.  The cost of grass-fed meat, raw milk, wild-caught fish and organic vegetables can really add up over time…. 

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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 very good books, cooked some good dishes, found new blogs – I wanted to share with you some of the highlights of my… 

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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 Nourished Kitchen’s meal plan subscribers know, this week we’re hosting a barbecue with grass-fed beef burgers seasoned with onion and served with homemade ketchup,… 

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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 wooden stove.  Making homemade ketchup from scratch seems complex, almost unfathomable in an era when quick-fix, all-in-one bagged skillet dinners constitute “cooking from scratch.”… 

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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, and we’re preparing for labor day by planning our last big picnic of the season: grass-fed brisket with homemade barbecue sauce, fresh tomato salad, plenty of sour pickles,… 

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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 mayonnaise.  It easy to bring on picnics, to concerts in the park or to serve as a light lunch or supper.  Most importantly, however, is… 

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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 wholesome, healthy fats in all their nutrient-dense glory?  Now’s the time to sit back, relax and evaluate the week. Did you miss an… 

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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, sprouted some grain and – perhaps – even attempted milling your very own flour. So it’s time to check in and let everyone know how you’re doing. Did… 

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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, clean environment for children is of paramount importance, but the over sanitation of childhood might actually be doing   children more harm than good.   The… 

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