Nourishing Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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The Best Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe - Real Food Style -

Who doesn’t love ice cream on a nice summer day!  My daughter is always begging for some.  Many people always talk about ice cream being a ‘bad’ food.  I disagree.  I do not like to talk about food in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ but rather ‘nourishing’ and ‘not nourishing’ or ‘real’ and ‘fake’.   Ice cream made with nourishing ingredients … Read More

Real Food for Real People

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Real Food for Real People -

Last I checked, we are all real people.  Real living, breathing, eating people.  And I think that since we are all real people, we should eat real food.  But this is no surprise to you!  If you have been a fan of Oh Lardy for any amount of time you know how much we love Real Food around here.  If … Read More

So, why is Breastmilk BEST?

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So, why is breastmilk best -

So, why is breastmilk best?  I could keep this post short and sweet and simply say, “Breastmilk is a real food – not created in a lab.”  But that would be boring.  Human breastmilk is truly amazing, and I am here to tell you why! Once upon a time, I was on track to become an IBCLC (Internationally Board Certified … Read More

Are We Making Nutrition Too Complicated?

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Have We Made Nutrition Too Complicated? -

Have you noticed that deciding what to eat has gotten really complicated?  Are you confused?  Should you go gluten free? high fat? low carb? Paleo?  Everywhere I look, people are getting conflicting advice about food and it is driving me crazy!  Is it driving you crazy?  Are we making nutrition too complicated? Why should it be so hard to figure … Read More

Five of the Healthiest and Most Affordable Foods Available

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5 of the Healthiest and Most Affordable Foods

By Dr. Mercola Processed foods may be convenient, but they will not necessarily save you money—especially not if you count the cost of added healthcare expenses down the road when a poor diet starts catching up with you. In terms of long-term disease-prevention, cooking from scratch using fresh unprocessed ingredients is perhaps your best guarantee.   Recent research1,2 on healthy … Read More

Organic, Antibiotic-free Meat: Why is it Better?

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By Leslie Vandever If you like meat, you’ll probably agree that there’s hardly anything tastier than a thick, savory hamburger fresh off the grill with all the fixings. But what if that hamburger is instrumental in making you sick? Like most of the other meats available for sale in your local grocery stores, hamburger and other cuts of beef are … Read More

Pecan Bars

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I love pecan pie.  It is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert.  I brought a homemade pecan pie to my Thanksgiving feast last year and it was amazing.  I decided to throw a little twist into my pecan themed dessert this year to mix it up a bit.  I saw a recipe in a magazine for homemade pecan bars and it inspired me. … Read More

Your Food Parenting Style Matters

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The picky toddler solution

We all try to be the most caring, supportive and invested parents we can. We all wish our kids only the best. It comes naturally to us because we are all evolutionary wired to make sure our offspring is warm, safe and fed. But, unfortunately, since our primary instincts were developed in a pre-kids menu world, they might not be … Read More

7 Benefits of Fermented Foods

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The Many Benefits of Fermented Foods

Do you eat fermented foods?  You should! Fermentation is a traditional form of preservation dating back thousands of years.  Essentially, the bacteria naturally present on food begins breaking down sugars and starches in food.  This produces lactic acid which halts the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria, so the food is preserved not rotted. Not only is the food preserved but it … Read More

7 Tips to Teach Your Child to Eat Everything

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How to Teach Your Child to Eat Everything

So many parents struggle with children who have a very limited selection of foods they will eat or very limited tastes they like.  And we live in a society where all of our food is heavily processed, refined, full of sweeteners and chemicals. It can be frustrating as one is trying to expand their child’s palate, ensure they are getting … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the Benefits of Bone Broth!

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The Many Benefits of Bone Broth -

If your grandmother or great grandmother ever used chicken soup as medicine she wasn’t just using an old wives tale.  True chicken soup can be medicine! We have become used to our soups and broths coming in a can or carton from the grocery store, full of chemicals, flavorings and, oftentimes, MSG.  This is not real food, folks. Chicken soup … Read More