Real Food

Real food is natural. It nourishes. It heals. It doesn’t come with man-made chemicals. Fight for real food with me, and see just how tasty it can be.

  • Sugar is bad, right? Maybe we're wrong .

Is sugar bad? Why I say NO!

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Is sugar bad? Oh boy. Here we go again. I'm about to go against mainstream (and alternative) diet dogma and tell you why I think [...]

  • How bad is artificial food coloring? Learn why you may want to think those fruity loops in the morning.

How bad is artificial food coloring?

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I grew up, like most American kids, with an array of breakfast cereals in my pantry. My personal favorite: Those fruity little loops of sugary [...]

  • Wondering which diet is best? It is vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, low-carb, or what? You might be surprised by the answer.

Which diet is best? Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, WAPF, Low-Carb….?

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Which diet is best? Wow. Is that a loaded question, or what? But let's be honest... who hasn't wondered this very question? Who hasn't felt [...]

  • Awesome infographic on why you should not count calories.

Infographic: Why you should not count calories

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To count calories, or not to count calories. That was not a question during my youthful dancing days. Of course you count calories!!! As a [...]

  • Vegetable oils are bad.

The ugly truth about vegetable oils (and why they should be avoided)

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In case you didn't know: Vegetable oils are bad. Bad news. Bad for your health. Bad for the environment. Just bad. I get a lot [...]

  • Don't throw your lemon peels away! Here are 31 amazing uses for lemon peels.

31 Amazing Uses for Lemon Peels

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I love lemons. They are bright, refreshing, and smell divine. I've gotten in the habit of squeezing fresh lemon juice in a glass of water [...]

  • Looking for cramp relief? I have plenty of natural menstrual cramp remedies. But beyond menstrual cramp remedies, find the root cause stop them for good!

Menstrual cramp remedies: Stop the pain naturally!

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Cramp remedies... are you ready for this? Hello, ladies. I'm back talking about our "Aunt Flow." Yes, Again. Lately, I've received some comments and emails asking [...]

  • How Greek yogurt is causing problems for the environment and easy tips on how to help.

The Problem with Greek Yogurt and What You Can Do

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I love Greek yogurt and I know I'm not alone; production quadrupled between 2008 and 2013 in New York, where the majority of producers are [...]

  • It's easy (and cheap!) to roast and puree your own pumpkin. Freeze it with this neat trick so that you'll have pumpkin all year long!

How to Roast, Puree, and Freeze a Pumpkin

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We're seeing pumpkins everywhere this week! Most of them look more spooky than delicious. But pumpkin is such a wonderful thing to cook with! It's [...]

  • Herbal tea for health: Learn all the benefits of herbal tea.

The Ultimate Guide: Herbal Tea for Health!

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Anyone that knows me knows that tea is my solution for anything. Tummy ache? Tea. Tired? Tea. Stressed out? Tea. Relationship problems? Tea. (and maybe [...]

  • Great tips and recipes for a gluten-free cocktail party.

How to Host a Gluten-Free Cocktail Party

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If anyone has tried going gluten-free, you know that cocktail parties, where most everything is served on some variation of cracker, baguette, or canapé, can pose [...]

  • Learn about the benefits of vitamin k2 and how to get it in your diet.

The Benefits of Vitamin K2 (and how to get it in your diet)

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Are you aware of the benefits of vitamin K2? Are you even aware of vitamin K2? I know I wasn't until a couple years ago. [...]

  • Microwave popcorn is bad. But here are some great and easy alternatives to microwave popcorn.

Why Microwave Popcorn is Bad and What to Eat Instead

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Microwave popcorn is bad. The day I learned that truth was a sad day. In hindsight I probably should have known after years of eating [...]

  • Got produce? Here's how to preserve it through freezing and dehydrating. Part 2 of a 2 part series on food preservation.

Preserving the Harvest: Freezing and Dehydrating

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As the last of the garden ripens, it's time to take advantage of nature's bounty and start putting away food for the winter! I admit, [...]

  • Preserving the harvest part one: Helpful information on preserving food by fermentation and home canning.

Preserving the Harvest: Fermenting and Home Canning

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Whether your harvest comes from your own garden or urban farm, the farmer's market, a CSA or the supermarket, this time of year is full [...]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Salt

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"Salt is what makes things taste bad when it isn't in them." - Anonymous I have a bit of a salt obsession (it would definitely [...]

  • 5 reasons healthy eating doesn't stick... and how to overcome them.

5 Reasons Healthy Eating Doesn’t Stick.

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I was only able to really make real changes in my diet when I realized that real food is NOT diet food. All those years of buying [...]

  • How to properly store onions from your garden. Learn the three tips for storing onions.

Storing Onions from Your Garden

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Last weekend I learned a very effective and easy method for storing onions from your garden!  I was able to spend some time at my [...]

Super Healthy Vegetable Parts You Are Probably Throwing Away

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I'm always striving to limit food waste and it's definitely a challenge. I get so inspired at the farmer's market that I often return home [...]

Saving Seed From Your Garden

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Congratulations, you have a successful garden!  The tomatoes are ripening, melons are getting bigger, you are up to your ears in cucumbers, and the the [...]