Monthly Archives: July 2013

Book Review: Farmacology

Farmacology by Daphne Miller, MD     That’s it. I’m quitting my job and moving to a farm. Well, I wish. But really, this book was enthralling. And it makes so much…sense. Dr. Daphne Miller visited several different farms, each taking a holistic approach to their product. Whether raising cattle, growing vegetables, making wine, or […]

Give it time

One of the most common excuses I hear about people who won’t switch from processed foods to real, even when they “know better,” is the issue of taste. They think real food tastes weird, or tastes like cardboard, or whatever. Or their boyfriends/husbands/girlfriends/wives/kids don’t like that stuff so they can’t make it at home and are forced to buy […]


My friends and I are going camping this weekend! I am so excited. I decided to take over our dinners so we could eat a healthy, real-food meal each night. Of course, this is camping, so some processed foods will make an appearance (s’mores, duh. And probably Chee-tos.) but I won’t feel bad about that. […]

Shrimp Scampi

They say the way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach. I’m pretty sure this recipe is the basis for that quote. The very first meal I cooked for my boyfriend, on a cold February night in 2010, was shrimp scampi. It was my very first time attempting it (though I’ve been […]

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pops

It is still Popsicle Madness at our house! It is hot hot hot here and nothing cools ya off like an icy fruity treat! And then I thought, well how bad could an ice cream bar be? Turns out, not bad at all! Pretty darn delicious, actually. For some reason I’ve been really in the […]


Who doesn’t like brinner (breakfast for dinner)? Especially since most mornings, I am out of the house in 20 minutes and I don’t eat my breakfast til I get to work. So that leaves the weekends for taking the time to cook a nice breakfast….except I wake up starving and barely can stand to wait […]

Bison Sliders

Summer means burgers! They’re everywhere this time of year. I mean, have you been to a cookout lately?  But rather than going with mediocre-tasting, low-grade beef loaded with who-knows-what, why not pick up some delicious grass-fed beef or bison? Really kick that patty up a notch! At a cookout we hosted a few weeks ago, I grilled […]

Basics: Pesto

Nothing says “summer” like a huge batch of basil pesto. The stuff you buy at the store can’t hold a candle to the real deal, and it couldn’t be easier! As you can see, I am just swimming in basil. So I pruned down my bushes, gave it a quick bath and spin-dry, and crammed […]

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