Category Processed-Free Living

A Real Food Super Bowl

It’s not that hard to serve real food at your Super Bowl party (or any party)! Here is a round-up of my favorite party foods that you won’t be ashamed to serve your friends. Not a cool ranch Dorito in sight. Of course it ain’t a party (at least in my house) without some guac. […]

Adventures in Bread Baking, part 1

You may recall a few months ago I said I was going to bake some whole-grain bread soon. Well, I finally did it! And I’ll say, it wasn’t bad for my first attempt. I mean, I’ve made whole-wheat pizza dough before, and baked a few loaves in my lifetime (it’s been quite a while though). […]

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 […]

Camping!

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. […]

Tis the season

…For farmers’ markets, that is! Our community farmers’ market is back for the summer! Today I picked up some yellow and green squash, garlic, garlic scapes, and a sage plant (mine was decimated by the recent storms…and this one is much bigger and ready to use). I can’t wait for many happy returns this summer, […]

Gardening for Dummies

Gardening is a relatively new thing to me. Growing up in Florida, I remember just one year my mom grew tomatoes even back before my little sister was born — so I must have been 5 or 6. I still remember, very distinctly, the smell of a tomato vine. It is incredibly powerful and transports […]

Not All Processed Foods are Created Equal

I found this article this morning and it really hit home for me. Livestrong.com: Know thy Enemy: Processed Foods It’s so easy to fall under the sway of the idea that ALL processed foods are bad. Perhaps sometimes I use the phrase a bit too freely. Because honestly, there are lots of processed foods I […]

Good, Better, Best

It’s chaos in my kitchen right now — the reno work is underway, and I didn’t have any time for grocery shopping last weekend, so we are scraping the bottom of the barrel at home. Okay, that’s not totally true. We have plenty of leftovers, frozen stuff, canned goods….just nothing sexy for me to whip up […]

What I eat, and what I don’t

Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more articles and books about the horrors of processed food. I thought I was doing pretty well — I cook at home nearly every night for my boyfriend and me. I load veggies into every dish. I rarely eat red meat. But about a year ago I looked at […]

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