Chocolate: Health Food for the Soul – 40 Real Food Chocolate Recipes

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Dressings, sauces and dips, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers1 Comment

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Chocolate is the only ingredient that is its very own food group. Well not really—but it seems as if it should be. Powerfully comforting, creamy, delicious—many people eat chocolate at least several times a week. Which begs the question… Is Chocolate Good for You? The answer is both yes and no. There are many health benefits of chocolate.  Chocolate has … Read More

What’s the Deal with Winter Squash? and a bunch of delicious recipes!

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Entrees, Real Food, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers, Soups2 Comments

Fall and winter bring the onset of winter squash. At my grocery store, I am starting to see all sorts of weird, bumpy squashes for sale. My CSA has been full of them too! I have 3 acorn squash and one spaghetti squash sitting on my kitchen counter. The great thing about winter squash, however, is that they last a … Read More

Fermented Garden Salsa

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers2 Comments

I love coming up with new fermented side dishes, especially when they are made with cabbage. I have been eating fermented foods for so long now that I find my body starts to crave fermented cabbage after awhile!  My body cries out for the benefits of fermented foods. Who would have thought?! I was inspired to make this recipe after … Read More

How to Make Beef Jerky

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers8 Comments

A year ago, my husband and I purchased half of a cow to feed our growing family.  I was able to speak with the butcher and customize all of our cuts.  It was really cool.  Anyway, when she got to the round roasts, our least favorite cut, I asked her to just ground them up for ground beef.  She reminded … Read More

Homemade Orange Jello – With a Probiotic Surprise

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Desserts, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers10 Comments

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Last week, I posted my recipe for fermented orange juice, a great way to get probiotics, enzymes and vitamins into your diet.  Plus it is super delicious, even for kids! Over the weekend, I came across a post on probiotic-infused lemonade jello by Mommypotamus.  She had been inspired by Food Renegade’s lacto-fermented lemonade (which is delicious, by the way, especially in … Read More

Frozen Granola Bars

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We love Granola Bars in our house.  Remember my recipe for a homemade granola bar that uses honey and sugar?  Well, that recipe is great for traveling.  To school, work, or wherever, it is a great snack to throw in your bag.  Today I am going to share a recipe for a frozen granola bar! This snack is a favorite … Read More

Homemade Applesauce

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers11 Comments

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This past weekend I brought home a bag of apples from the Farmer’s Market only to discover I had a bag of apples sitting on the counter.  Homemade applesauce it is!  I don’t really know how to make applesauce, but figured that it couldn’t be too hard.  I knew that I wanted to use my crockpot and minimal ingredients, so … Read More

Healthy Granola Bar

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers15 Comments

I love the convenience of a homemade granola bar.  It can be wrapped up and thrown in a bag, it is is fully customizable, and they can be made for pennies.  I can get 16 to 20 granola bars per batch (depending on how thick I cut them), so they cost a fraction of store-bought versions.  Even more appealing is … Read More

Tomato-palooza: Preserving 45 pounds of summer tomatoes

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Ferments, Real Food, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers, Soups5 Comments

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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