31 days

The Low-Down on Healing Diets

Although I have dedicated this series to a generic real food lifestyle, there are many subsets of the “real food” community. One of these subsets consists of what I will call the “healing diets,” and they actually pull from many of the different communities (paleo, traditional foods, etc.). Because I have encountered so many people who […]

Kitchen Essentials (and more)

I firmly believe that a well equipped kitchen makes for a happy cook. Today I thought I would go over some of the essential tools for a real food kitchen. Disclosure: These are affiliate links. That means that if you choose to make a purchase through these links, I will get a small commission at […]

Condiment Round Up

Much like salad dressings, commercially available condiments are a large source of hidden sugars, trans fats, and unnecessary food additives. When I began my research on fermented foods, I discovered that condiments used to have a very important role in the diet. Fermented chutneys, sauerkrauts, ketchups and other condiments provided the needed probiotics to keep […]

The Benefits of Fermented Foods

Let’s talk about the micro biome. The micro biome is the name for the millions of microorganisms that are living within you. These organisms are found on your skin, in your mucus membranes, inside your mouth, and the majority of them are in your gut. They outnumber human cells 10:1, which means they are very important […]

Recipe: Citrus Dressing

Ranch (specifically Hidden Valley) used to be my dressing of choice. I could have played the role of enthusiastic taste-tester in the video above. I mean, what’s not to love? It goes on everything: frozen burritos, pizza, and even the occasional salad, if you’re feeling crazy. (True story–I took a bottle of ranch dressing in […]

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