All posts by: Allison

Simple and Delicious Scrambled Eggs with Avocado I admit that eating a better breakfast was difficult for me when I first began my real food journey. I was used to eating carb-laden breakfast foods just to get something down my...
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Why I’m Not A Vegan When people discover I’m into healthy, real food I’m sometimes asked if I’m a vegan. If you’ve looked around my website you know I’m not a vegan. The truth is that many years ago, before...
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How to Make Soaked Wheat Tortillas When I began my real food journey, one of the things that troubled me most was how I would replace conventional, store-bought wheat products such as tortillas.  Sourdough bread, soaked waffles, and soaked pancakes...
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How to Eat Real Food on Vacation It’s easy to eat real food at home when you’ve got a full kitchen of pots, pans, and utensils at your disposal. Eating real food away from home is a little more complicated....
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How to Eat Healthy on a Road Trip Anyone who follows a real food diet will eventually find that eating away from home can be tricky.  There are many pitfalls to eating a healthy diet when you’re not at home...
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Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms – An Easy Vegetable Side Dish Recipe Peppers, onions and mushrooms, oh my! My absolute favorite vegetable side dish (Oh, heck, I could make this a main dish!) is peppers, onions and mushrooms sauteed together in...
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Easy, Tender Cube Steak Recipe Cube steaks are one of the most frugal cuts of beef. They make a wonderful dinner for a family on a budget. They are versatile and can be grilled, baked, or pan fried with ease....
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My Real Food Diary When I first began my journey toward health with a real food diet, I often wondered what other real foodies were eating. I wanted to compare my food choices to the food choices of others who...
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Weight Loss on a Real Food Diet Is losing weight with on a real food diet possible?  Well, yes, of course it’s possible! I know because I did it. I would say that this is the easiest, most pleasurable diet...
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5 Ways to Get Relief from Morning Sickness My morning sickness with my first pregnancy was fairly typical.  I walked around in a nauseous haze from 6 weeks until 13 weeks.  Then, except for a strong gag reflex that got...
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A Comparison of Primal, Paleo and Traditional Foods The world of consumer health and nutrition is filled with diets of every kind.  Over the past several years, three of those diets have become quite popular.  The Primal Blueprint, The Paleolithic...
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Purchasing a Quarter Grass Fed Beef When we were new to the real food lifestyle one of the first things we realized is that purchasing grass fed beef from a local farmer was way less expensive than buying it at...
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Are Chickens Vegetarian or Omnivores? At the grocery store I can’t help but notice the cartons of eggs and packages of fresh chicken touting, “Vegetarian Fed!” as if vegetarian fed chickens are something to celebrate.  Am I the only one...
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Are Duck Eggs Healthier Than Chicken Eggs? As a lover of real food I am always on the lookout for new, whole foods to try. When our local farmer offered free-range duck eggs in addition to their awesome free-range chicken...
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How To Make Melon Balls Without a Melon Baller Melon balls are a great addition to a summer party spread.  They are adorable and easy to eat.  Skewering different types of melons makes a colorful treat for children.  Freezing skewered...
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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally When I began my Real Food journey my kitchen was filled with fermented foods, lots of fruits and veggies, and, of course, a countertop compost pail. All of those things are a...
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Which of the Different Homeschooling Styles is Right For Your Family? Whether you’re a veteran homeschooler or just getting started on your homeschool journey, you’ve probably heard that there is more than one way to homeschool your children. If you are new...
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Breastfeeding For the Last Time My third son was born with a head full of hair like his brothers, 20 inches long like his brothers, and had the face of an angel –  you guessed it – like his brothers. Unlike...
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My Experience with Tandem Breastfeeding When my oldest child reached 18 months old, our nursing relationship was still going strong and I was pregnant again.  (Read about my experience with breastfeeding and pregnancy.) I was sure my son would wean...
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My Experience with Breastfeeding During Pregnancy When my oldest son was born we had a lot of newborn breastfeeding difficulties. Although we got through the challenges I decided early on that I would only nurse him for about 6 months....
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How to Treat Mastitis Naturally By the time my oldest child was 12 weeks old, all of our newborn breastfeeding struggles were behind us.  He latched well, and stayed latch.  In hindsight, I realize that part of my son’s latch...
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My Experience with Working And Breastfeeding When my oldest son was 6 weeks old I returned to work part-time.  I felt a little panicked because he had never learned to properly latch onto a bottle.  In fact, it had taken...
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Dealing with Common Concerns of Newborn Breastfeeding My breastfeeding experience with my oldest son had a rough start. We dealt with several common newborn breastfeeding issues such as poor latch, thrush, overactive letdown, and reflux. The latter two problems I...
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The Best Breastfeeding Books When I’m invited to a baby shower and I know the mom plans to breastfeed, I always give her one or two of the best breastfeeding books. Without these books my breastfeeding experience would’ve likely been...
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Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas When I was a child, Thanksgiving was a lovely holiday that meant lots of delicious, comforting food.  My father, who was born and raised in the Northeastern US made his homemade turkey stuffing and my mother,...
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The No Poo Method Didn’t Work For Me It’s no secret that I like my personal care products to be as natural as possible.  I use a natural deodorant, make my own body wash, toothpaste and facial moisturizer.  I want to...
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