Tag Archives: lifestyle

Excuses, excuses.

I must apologize for my extremely long absence. Sometimes, you know, life just takes up too much time. Case in point: In April, Scott and I got….. A puppy! And ever since I have barely had time to cook, let alone write new blog posts for you guys. I can only imagine what it’s like […]

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. […]

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. […]

Book Review: Fat Chance

Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, MD “Nature made sugar hard to get. Man made it easy to get.” The premise of this enlightening and informative book is that sugar (more specifically, fructose) is slowly poisoning us all. Consumption of fructose has doubled in the past 30 years (high fructose corn syrup was invented in […]

Healthy, Inside and Out

Fitness is a huge part of my life. What does this have to do with a blog about eating real foods? Well, exercise does things for our bodies that food alone can’t do — while also mitigating some of the damage we do to our bodies when we don’t always choose the right foods (like […]

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 […]

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