It’s officially the biggest shopping day of the year! So we figured, why not offer you a few Black Friday “real” deals for the loved ones on your list (or hey, even for yourself—no judging here!)? As I’ve said many times before, I am a HUGE fan of practical gifts, and these offers are no exception. I hope you enjoy.
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I’m so excited to tell you about my friend Carrie Vitt’s new cookbook today! Carrie’s blog, Deliciously Organic, began several years ago after she figured out she could overcome her debilitating migraines by switching to an organic diet. After experiencing the power of this change, she once again turned to real food when years later she started dealing with other unexplained health issues.
Shortly after a dental appointment gone wrong, she fell ill, lost all energy, and, worst of all, suddenly had painful hives all over her face and neck. For months she went from doctor to doctor until she eventually found one who agreed to help her figure out the root cause of her illness – instead of just treating her symptoms with prescription drugs. She was diagnosed with a thyroid autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s.
The doctor didn’t provide a very hopeful prognosis and thought she’d be on medication for the rest of her life. So Carrie decided to look elsewhere for solutions and met with a nutritionist who recommended a more holistic approach, which included a grain-free, nutrient-dense diet. She was obviously desperate at this point and willing to try almost anything! And it’s a good thing she did. Continue Reading »
This post is by blog team member, Amy. Check out our team page and her blog Spunky Avocado to learn more about her!
Well, here it is as promised—Part II of my Costco real food love fest. This time I am going to be dishing on my favorite items from Costco’s freezers, along with meat, dairy, seafood, and poultry, as well a few real food rule benders. And because I care, a brief word of caution: As you know or as you will certainly learn the first time you walk through those doors, Costco is full of extras. Part of the art of shopping there (without breaking the bank) is wearing a pair of make believe blinders and sticking militantly to your shopping list. If you are a Costco newbie, you might want to review the little primer I included in Part I.
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Just in time for the holidays, we’ve got an awesome giveaway for you that includes three great brands you’ll love for your kitchen!
As you may already know, we’re fans of our giveaway sponsor, Little Green Pouch (I’m sure you’ve seen them in my kids’ school lunches). If you’re not already familiar with them though, they offer reusable food pouches for kids of all ages (and adults – why not?). Surely you’ve seen the pouches of baby food taking over our supermarkets (these were not around when my girls were babies). Well, Little Green Pouches is a similar concept except they’re reusable, and you can put whatever you want into them! Continue Reading »
Whether it’s for the upcoming holidays or just Sunday dinner – I beg you to please not use those highly-processed store-bought packets of gravy mix to make your gravy! The ingredient list is full of refined additives you would not cook with at home even including “corn syrup solids” – no, thank you! Plus it’s SO super easy to make your own homemade gravy from scratch.
It can be done in just three simple steps, and I even show you in the video how you can use butter instead of cooking fat and broth instead of cooking juices. This way if you really want to make gravy quickly you can get it done in just two easy steps ! Watch the video below to see how I do it, and I guarantee gravy will start showing up on your table for more than just Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy
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Welcome to the 2014 version of My Favorite Kitchen Tools for Stockings (slightly renamed for this year)! I’ve thought long and hard about what to put on this stocking stuffer list so, with a practical theme in mind, here we go…
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