Posts tagged with: Real Food

Free Real Food Meal Plans – Week Three Whether you’re new to a real food diet or simply need some fresh ideas, my free real food meal plans make your life easier. Each recipe in this meal planner follows the...
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Free Real Food Meal Plans – Week Two Whether you’re new to a real food diet or simply need some fresh ideas, my free real food meal plans make your life easier. Each recipe in this meal planner follows the...
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Free Real Food Meal Plans – Week One Whether you’re new to a real food diet or simply need some fresh ideas, my free real food meal plans make your life easier. Each  recipe in this meal planner follows the...
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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Although I am no longer a vegan or vegetarian, I certainly remember how it felt to participate in meat-centered holiday meals with friends and family when I didn’t eat meat. When the standard Thanksgiving centerpiece dish is...
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  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...
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The Best Real Food Pumpkin Recipes If there’s one food flavor that has the ability to make me feel cozy and comfy, it’s pumpkin.  Pumpkin, combined with the warmth of pumpkin pie spice flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves,...
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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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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 the...
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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 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 recipe....
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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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? 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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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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How to Get Children to Eat Real Food So you’ve decided to follow a real food diet and you want your family on board.  If you are like many former Standard American Diet (SAD) families, your children are likely protesting...
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Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe Now that soccer season is in full swing again, my slow cooker is getting a workout.  I actually have three slow cookers (my sturdy, old-timer, non-programmable slow cooker, my nifty, new programmable slow cooker...
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Homemade Yogurt Recipe Do your kids love yogurt as much as mine do?  Yogurt is such a great snack, but the stuff you buy at the store is so often fulled with sugar and artificial flavors but missing the oh-so-important-ingredient fat....
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How to Make Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a wonderful, fermented drink that promotes digestive and over all health for those who drink it.  Kombucha has quite an interesting history which can be discovered by searching “kombucha” on Wikipedia. Essentially,...
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Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Diet? Are you a perfectionist when it comes to your health and the foods you eat?  You might say, “No way.  My diet is NOT perfect!”  Well, neither is mine. That’s right.  I write about the...
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Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix One of my favorite cold-weather foods is chili.  It’s so simple, filling and versatile.  Making chili in the slow cooker is a wonderful way to have a quick, healthy dinner on the table in no time...
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Five Dietary Changes for Better Health this Year Each year, at the end of December, I post my top five recommendations for how to achieve better health (and weight loss and happiness) through a better diet.  This year, the recommendations...
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Goose Egg Custard Recipe from The Elliott Homestead Family Table Cookbook First of all, I know you’re salivating over that lovely goose egg custard picture above.  I know you want to dive straight down to the recipe so you can...
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Easy Potato Soup Recipe Potato soup is one of those foods that hits the maximum deliciousness mark from texture to umami.  It’s easy to make, filling, and wonderful the next day as leftovers.  I make potato soup all year around, but...
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Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Hey, busy parents!  I understand your struggle to get a healthy dinner on the table when you’re just trying to survive day to day in the busy seasons of your life.  When you need real food...
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