Posts filed under: Real Food

Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup

  If you’ve been looking for a gluten free cream of broccoli soup recipe, look no further. After numerous attempts, I’ve finally perfected my recipe for this delicious and healthy soup. This yummy cream of broccoli soup is a new...
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Why I Don’t Use Coupons Anymore and What I Do Instead

Why I Don’t Use Coupons Anymore Several years ago, I was a self-proclaimed coupon queen. I cut my grocery budget for a family of five from nearly $1000 per month to around $300 a month. My pantry, fridge, and freezer...
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Easy Soaked Oatmeal Recipe

I’m excited to share my recipe for soaked oatmeal with you today! Oatmeal is a comforting breakfast food that’s made delicious with the addition of flavorful ingredients like maple syrup, berries, nuts and more. Oatmeal is such a versatile food....
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Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe Using Coconut Flour

Do your children enjoy chicken nuggets as much as mine do? One of the first things we stopped buying when we switched to a real food diet was frozen processed dinner foods. I knew I’d need to make homemade chicken...
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Meatloaf Cupcakes

Easy Meatloaf Cupcake Recipe You need a new ground beef recipe.     What?  How’d I know that?  Because I can read minds.   Okay.  Not really.  The truth is that I heard your family protesting yet another meatloaf all the...
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Simple Soaked Pancakes Recipe

What’s more comforting on an easy Sunday morning than a stack of warm pancakes spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup? Well, nothing – unless your belly isn’t comforted by foods made with wheat flour. That’s why making soaked...
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  • Is Salt Healthy

Why I Buy Healthy Salt

In the “Why I Buy” series I will explain why I purchase certain foods or products.  Today there are many items in my kitchen (and in the rest of my home) that I hadn’t even heard of several years ago....
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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Authentic homemade sourdough bread begins with a fermented, thick, gloopy substance called a sourdough starter. It might sound (or look) unappealing, but let me tell you, homemade sourdough starter is the first step to a truly delicious loaf of homemade...
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5 Books for Weight Loss with Real Food

Do you want to lose weight in the new year? I’ve got five books you must read for weight loss with real food. 5 Books to Read for Weight Loss With Real Food A few years ago, I lost 47...
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  • Sweet Potato Frittata

Sweet Potato Frittata

Sweet potatoes are an important part of my family’s real food diet. Did you know that sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse? They contain ample amounts of Vitamins A, B, C and the mineral potassium. And, even though they have...
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Easy Homemade Jell-O Recipe Made with Fruit Juice

Easy Homemade Jell-O Recipe – Bonus! It’s Healthy! Did you know that jello is a healthy treat for kids and adults? Wait! Let me explain: My homemade jell-o recipe is healthy because it’s sugar-free (with no artificial sweeteners!) and made...
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Quinoa Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash

Easy Acorn Squash Recipe – Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash I’ve found a new favorite fall recipe!  This quinoa stuffed roasted acorn squash is so delicious and super easy to make.  Although it takes 40 minutes to roast the squash, the...
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  • Easy Butternut Squash Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Butternut squash soup is a family favorite here.  It’s creamy, it’s sweet, it’s savory, it’s . . . perfect.  And, made with homemade bone broth, it’s incredibly nourishing. I love serving this dish on cool fall evenings...
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  • Easy Pumpkin Curry Recipe

Pumpkin Curry With Coconut Rice

Easy Pumpkin Curry With Coconut Rice Recipe I have a serious fondness for curry dishes.  The warmth and the variety of the flavors in both curry powder and garam masala make me very happy.  Though I never ate Indian cuisine...
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  • Chocolate Fudge Made With Maple Syrup

Easy Maple Chocolate Fudge

Easy Maple Chocolate Fudge Raise your hand if you love chocolate! When I’m in the mood for chocolate, my easy maple chocolate fudge is my go-to chocolate treat. It’s simple, it’s silky and it’s more decadent and healthy than the...
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  • How to Make Risotto Easy Recipe

Pumpkin Risotto

It’s everything-pumpkin season again. I’m sharing my easy pumpkin risotto recipe with you today. You can add it to your fall recipe list along with the amazing pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I shared recently. Don’t forget to check out my...
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  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Thanks to my pumpkin chocolate chip muffin recipe my whole house smells like autumn. Yum!   It’s finally fall – even here in the South where fall seems to come a little later each year.  That means, in addition to...
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  • Easy Slow Cooker Roast Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Roast Recipe

I have to admit that my easy slow cooker roast recipe was inspired by my own mother. When I was a kid, Sundays meant we had a delicious roast for lunch with leftovers for dinner. Before we left for church my...
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  • Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe

Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe

  Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe You know what makes me feel all comfy-cozy? The smell of homemade bread baking the oven. There are few things I bake that are more satisfying to prepare and eat than my easy sourdough bread...
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  • Coconut Flour Brownie Recipe

Coconut Flour Brownies

After reading Wheat Belly (which I highly recommend) I finally understood many of the health issues I used to have. Our family tries to limit the amount of wheat in our diet – at least at home.  We are more relaxed about what...
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Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour

How to Make Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour Traditionally, wheat was sprouted, soaked or soured in order to produce healthier and more easily digested baked goods.  Check out my sourdough bread recipe and my post about why I buy sprouted flour for more...
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  • Real Food Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Real Food Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe Chocolate pudding brings back memories of my childhood.  As I said in my post with my Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe, my mom made pudding from a box, but it was always the stove-top method....
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  • Homemade Shredded BBQ chicken

Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken When I was a child, my mom was known for her amazing shredded, BBQ venison, so I’m proud to say that this simple, slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe was inspired by her delicious creation.  Just like my...
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  • How to Make a Monthly Meal Plan

How To Make A Meal Plan

How To Make A Meal Plan I’ve written before that meal planning is essential to feeding a family on a budget.  Without a meal plan, there is waste, either of food or of money or both.  That’s easy for me say,...
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  • Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Homemade Vanilla Pudding When I was a child, my mother would make chocolate or vanilla pudding as a treat.  I’m pretty sure that it came from a box, but it was rarely ‘instant’.  The chocolate pudding of my childhood was...
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  • Is It Okay to Let Kids Eat Junk Food

I Allow My Children To Eat Junk Food

Why I Allow My Children To Eat Junk Food Yes. You read that right.I allow my children to eat junk food. Yes, I write about real food and importance of avoiding processed foods and even some foods that people commonly...
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Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Recipe I don’t make a lot of Asian-inspired dishes, but when I do they usually involve cashews, ginger and rice wine vinegar.  And it’s often some variation of a stir fry. I’m just creative that way. ...
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  • Too Busy to Cook Real Food

6 Tips for When You’re Too Busy to Cook Real Food

Too Busy To Cook Real Food? I sometimes question my commitment to real food. Some days the siren song of the pre-made, the heat-n-serve, the quick-and-easy calls to me. “Just pick me up . . . I’m a pretty little...
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  • Paleo Meatloaf Recipe

Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe

Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe The first time I made meatloaf it was a sweet disaster.  You see, I didn’t have a recipe for meatloaf and these were the days before I knew that recipe websites existed. (Omg, how old am...
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  • How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

How to Eat Real Food on a Budget

How to Eat Real Food on a Budget Have you given up on a healthier diet for you and your family because of the cost of whole, organic foods?  I understand how you feel.  I once believed that truly nutritious foods...
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