Posts filed under: Real Food

My Favorite Honey Chicken Recipe – Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs I love chicken thighs.  I love their flavor.  I love their texture.  I love their price.  Especially their price. Because saturated fat has gotten a bad rap (totally undeservedly) most...
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Delicious Maple Steak with Apple, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Salad Confession: When I was a kid I hated steak. I had one bad experience with dry, chewy steak and I swore it off forever. Fortunately, as a young adult, I...
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Is Real Plans Worth It? A Real Plans Review It’s no secret that I love meal plans. If I wasn’t committed to meal planning feeding my family a healthy diet would be a lot more expensive. In fact, having a...
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Low carb lettuce wraps are a versatile way to have a delicious low-carb, keto-friendly dinner the whole family will love. Low Carb Lettuce Wrap Recipes My family loves tacos, but after months and months of Taco Tuesday, we got a...
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Low Carb Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Recipe If you’re on a low carb or keto diet you probably already know that zucchini is included in many low carb or keto recipes. With only 6 grams of carbs per medium zucchini it’s...
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Healthy Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Recipe My family loves fruit smoothies. Although there is an endless number of smoothies we can make from various frozen and fresh fruit, we tend to stick to berries, peaches, and bananas for the most part....
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How to Make Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) When I was on a grain free diet I missed the comfort I got from a plate of buttery or saucy noodles.  When I first discovered zucchini noodles I was thrilled. I quickly found...
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Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe This cake is trouble, you guys.  I want to make it all the time.  I want to eat it all the time.  I want you to try it so you can join me. This flourless...
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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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Tomato and Avocado Salad – A Simple Summer Recipe Sometimes I get a little overzealous in the summer when produce is at its peak. Sometimes, when the beautiful colors of nature are at their most enticing, I purchase a few...
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How to Stretch a Whole Chicken Into Seven Meals One question I often get from friends, family, and readers is “Is there any way to make a real food diet more affordable?” Of course there is! I’ve written about how...
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Easy Homemade Pie Crust Made With Butter We all need a simple homemade pie crust recipe in our recipe box, don’t we?  I don’t know why, but people seem intimidated by the thought of making a pie crust from scratch.  It’s...
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What To Make With Leftover Mashed Potatoes – An Easy Potato Puff Recipe We eat a lot of potatoes.  Mostly because we like them and they are filling.  Partly because potatoes – even organic ones – are inexpensive.  And there...
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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce Garlic butter chicken.   Cream Cheese Sauce. Oh my.  Where do I even begin?  I guess I should tell you first about the tender, moist chicken.  But, you just have to...
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Simple Sweet Pepper Frittata Recipe If you’re looking for a simple weeknight meal that’s easy on the grocery budget, put this Sweet Pepper Frittata recipe on your go-to list!  This recipe takes just a few minutes to prep and feeds...
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Are Grains Bad for You? Are grains bad for us? Well, yes and no. Maybe you’ve gone grain free or are considering going grain free.  You might have friends or family members who are going grain free, but you don’t...
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Easy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe – A Frugal Family Dinner Chicken quesadillas are an easy weeknight dinner favorite at my house.  They take no time at all to make and we always have leftovers for the lunch the next day.  The...
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Quick and Easy Weeknight Pineapple and Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe First of all, this one was a kid-pleaser. Second of all, it was quick and easy to make on a weeknight. Does anything else matter? Oh.  Okay. I’ll tell you...
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Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe Fluffy.  Sweet. Buttery. Comfort. Yes, please. I grew up eating pancakes made from a packet mix.  I could make ’em myself by the time I was 10 and did so most Saturday mornings. I had no...
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Easy Quinoa and Pecan Casserole Hello, comfort food! It’s nice to eat ya. Quinoa has long been one of my favorite side dishes, but recently I’ve been looking for more ways to make it a main dish.  We certainly aren’t...
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Is Maple Syrup Healthy? Oh, maple syrup, how I love you!  For me, maple syrup conjures feelings of warmth on a winter morning.  I bet you can almost taste the sweet syrup mixed with salty butter arranged artfully on a...
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Pork Chops and Fried Apples – A Paleo Fall Favorite One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance cinnamon-y food.  On a cool fall evening there’s nothing nicer than the scent of a warm, home cooked meal wafting...
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Why Is Grass Fed Beef Better? If you’ve bought meat at your local grocery store you’ve probably noticed a higher-priced beef labeled as “grass-fed”. Like I did before my family started a real food diet, you may have assumed that...
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Vegetable and Lentil Soup Recipe If you’re looking a bowl of warm comfort, you’ve come to the right place!  I threw together some veggies, lentils, and homemade bone broth in the slow cooker last weekend and made my taste buds...
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Is Sprouted Wheat Healthy? What Are the Benefits of Sprouted Wheat? Did you know that wheat is a controversial food?  Between the total wheat-abstaining paleo folks and the properly-prepared-wheat Weston A Price devotees, there are a lot of opinions about...
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Why You Should Grind Your Own Coffee Beans at Home As a busy mom and a coffee lover it would make sense for me to depend on pre-ground, flavored coffee for a convenient daily cup. Convenient coffee includes those nifty...
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Homemade Maple Whipped Cream Recipe What makes coffee and hot chocolate a little more special?  Pies and puddings much more delectable? Pancakes and waffles downright decadent? Why it’s my homemade maple whipped cream! This creamy taste-of-heaven is super easy to...
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Delicious Wheat Free Desserts When I began my real food journey, I vowed that no matter what I did differently to achieve health, I would NEVER cut wheat and sugar from my diet.  Of course, I had no idea that...
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How to Start a Real Food Diet Without Getting Overwhelmed “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I know you’ve heard it before.  Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu was right on.  Often when we come to the beginning...
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The Best Real Food Books for Beginners Do you ever wonder how real food bloggers know so much about real food?  Some of us were raised on traditional real foods and learned about being healthy from our parents and grandparents,...
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