I wanted to give an update for how I am proceeding with October Unprocessed, the challenge posed by Andrew Wilder over at Eating Rules. I have been posting some photos of some of the meals my family has eaten on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are interested in the challenge, it’s not too late to sign up! You can … Read More
Real Food Transition: Sea Salt
Salt has a rich history in our society. Originating in living oceans or from dried up sea beds, salt is an essential nutrient for humans and throughout time people have searched high and low to find it. Salt was widely traded with salt routes criss-crossing the Earth. Salt was oftentimes traded ounce for ounce with gold; salt was literally worth … Read More
Homemade Bone Broth – A Lost Art
In Traditional Societies all around the world, bone broth was a common kitchen staple not only because cultures wanted to use every bit of an animal, but also because broths are a nutritional powerhouse, full of minerals and micronutrients essential for good health. These days, when people think of broth, they think of the carton on the shelf at the … Read More
A month without processed foods?
Could you go one month without eating processed foods? That is the challenge that Andrew Wilder over at Eating Rules is asking people to undertake! For the month of October, he is asking people to pledge to avoid processed foods. You can sign up over at his site. What an awesome idea! Processed foods fill the diets of so many … Read More
Tomato-palooza: Preserving 45 pounds of summer tomatoes
This summer has been a wonderful one for tomatoes, at least in Chicago. With the very hot and dry weather, the tomatoes seem to be growing like crazy! I have been eating tomatoes for almost every meal! Don’t you just love garden fresh summer tomatoes? Hopefully these recipes will give you some ideas on how to preserve your summer crop! … Read More
What is the Benefit of Eating Organic?
I am sure you have seen by now the big study from Stanford that came out September 4th stating that “The published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than conventional foods.” (source) Almost every media outlet carried some sort of headline such as “Organic Foods No Better For You” and “Study Sees No Nutritional Edge … Read More
I love Food Rules
I am currently getting ready to take a course to become a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, offered by Immunitrition. I am super jazzed about it and can’t wait to learn more about healing foods, like fermented foods, superfoods, and how to choose the most nutrient dense/nourishing foods for my family. I am sure I will be learning lots that I … Read More
She takes her Fish Oil straight up!
Fish oil is probably one of the most common supplements that people take these days. With all of the talk about the healthy fats in fish oil, as well as a myriad of other benefits, most of us agree that taking a fish oil capsule a day will contribute to our overall health. But how do we know which brand … Read More
How to make your own Greek yogurt
If you want to be sure your Greek yogurt is the real stuff, make your own!! Making your own Greek yogurt/yogurt cheese/strained yogurt is a pretty simple task. You need the following ingredients: full fat, plain yogurt (organic if possible) cheesecloth or a very thin dishtowel strainer bowl a large jar with wide mouth (or blender) wooden spoon … Read More
Is your Greek yogurt really Greek yogurt?
Greek yogurt has gained tremendous popularity over the past several years. Plain Greek yogurt is supposed to be higher in protein and lower in sugar and has a thicker consistency than plain regular yogurt. People have really fallen in love with it! I was first introduced to Greek-style yogurt in 1996, while living in Amman, Jordan. A container of lebneh (similar … Read More
The Reverse Food Pyramid – What if Our Food Pyramid Were Upside Down?
I recently stumbled upon this Nutrient Dense Food Pyramid courtesy of Sandrine Hahn of Nourishing our Children that addresses where our priorities should be. I love it. And, I think our country would be a much healthier Nation if we were all to follow guidelines such as those in the picture above as well as the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Healthy 4 Life dietary guidelines.
Tamara’s 10 tips for starting your Real Food journey
How do you even begin to start with Real Food? It can be so overwhelming, especially if you are used to eating processed foods and are just beginning to rethink your diet lifestyle. I remember making the transition and being a bit overwhelmed! I am a person who likes to dive headfirst and do it all but changing the … Read More
Head First into Real Food
That was my approach. And it is probably one that I wouldn’t recommend. But this is my personality. If I want to learn about something, I want to learn all that I possibly can RIGHT NOW. After reading Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, I wanted to know more. I read this book, then this one, and this one! I … Read More
Does your grocery store sell food?
The photo above made the rounds on Facebook recently. It made me cringe then and it makes me cringe now. I am sure many people would look at this and think “What’s the big deal? It’s just a picture of a grocery store.” However, when I look at an image like this, I think…”Where’s the food?” I am sure there … Read More