Tag Archives: unprocessed food

Roasted Broccoli

Alright, so I’ll be upfront with you here: Roasted broccoli is nothing new, but if you haven’t been eating yours this way, you are seriously missing out. This is an easy way to totally elevate an everyday, ho-hum side dish. You’ll seriously consider ever going back to steamed. I’d been waiting all summer for broccoli. […]

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

It’s that time of year, when gardens and CSA bags are overflowing with cucumbers. As soon as I picked up my newest pile on Saturday morning, I knew what I wanted to make. So I grabbed some ground lamb out of the freezer to thaw, threw together some tzatziki sauce, and whipped up this salad […]

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Can someone please make this winter stop? I mean seriously. It is late March and it is snowing! We had gorgeous weather on Saturday — a friend and I went for a hike on the Appalachian Trail, wearing short sleeves and shorts, and enjoyed some ice cream afterwards…just for the temperature to never climb above […]

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). […]

Apple-Cranberry Deep Dish Pie

What better way to usher in Fall than with an apple-cranberry pie? It’s a little sweet, a little tart, a lot of crust, and a TON of fruit. It’s a nice take on a classic…and also, Scott’s mom makes the best apple pies ever so I don’t want to overstep my bounds here. But I […]

Basics: Corn Tortillas

I lamented a few posts ago about finding real-food flour tortillas without trans fats and other unnecessary ingredients. Corn tortillas are just as guilty in this department. Not to mention every time I would buy corn tortillas, they all seem to just fall apart, or crack into 15 pieces, or otherwise just taste blah. No […]

Basics: Whole-Wheat Tortillas

When was the last time you flipped over a package of flour tortillas and checked out the ingredients? It ain’t pretty. I used to eat Mission Carb-Balance tortillas, thinking they were a better choice than the regular ones. Well, here’s the ingredient list: Water, Modified Food Starch, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced […]

Black Bean Hummus

This recipe isn’t glamorous, or even particularly attractive, but damn is it tasty. As in, I was licking the spatula. And the spoon. And the knife I used to spread it on our sandwiches. And the food processor blade (Please don’t do this. It is a terrible idea.). What is it about beans, tahini, olive […]

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 […]

Brinner!

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 […]

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