If you’ve never milled your own wheat or even heard of it, I promise it’s not as crazy as it sounds! With a NutriMill it’s actually fairly simple (kind of like grinding your own coffee).Keep Reading
Of course, you all know that getting rid of processed food holds great importance to me, but building our entire home into a safe and healthy one is something else I’ve gotten passionate about over the years.Keep Reading
My good friend Vani Hari (who also lives here in Charlotte, NC) is celebrating the release of her brand new book today, The Food Babe Way!Keep Reading
If you don’t already own a hand immersion blender …you are really missing out!Keep Reading
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!)?Keep Reading
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…Keep Reading
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been working hard these past few years to improve the materials I cook with in my kitchen.Keep Reading
I’m sad to report that what you’ve heard is true …the divided Ziploc lunch containers have been discontinued! :( I did some testing this week that felt pretty darn risky. But the results ended up being better than I expected, so let’s get down to it!Keep Reading
I don’t come right out and say it – but I think it’s obvious which blender I like the best out of the Blendtec, Vitamix, Ninja line-up. Get ready to be surprised because I’m pretty sure it’s not the one you’d think would be the winner here.Keep Reading
Once I started feeling comfortable with the “real food” changes in our kitchen, it took me no time at all to realize I needed to move on to other areas of my house! I most certainly don’t have it all figured out, but since this question is asked so often I thought I’d share some of what you’ll find in my bathroom cabinets these days.Keep Reading
It’s officially time to start making your list and checking it twice! So I’ve got some fabulous little gift ideas for you – some of my favorite items that I love and use in my kitchen regularly. In my mind, when it comes to gift giving there’s just nothing better than something that’s actually practical and useful. So here are six super affordable kitchen tools that fit the bill, plus one splurge bonus recommendation that will make the cook (or aspiring cook) in your life feel extra special! Hey, it would totally fit in a stocking. :)
“Roux” Cooking Spoon: $10
This spoon is just plain awesome. It was first introduced to me by my mother-in-law who lived in New Orleans. Forget that they tell you it’s just for making roux. I use it all the time when cooking on the stove, and it has quickly become my favorite. Need to scrape the brown bits off the bottom (or sides) of the pan? No problem.
Hand Immersion Blender: $35
This is by far the most ridiculously smart and handy small appliance I own. I love to make homemade soups, and before I had one of these (also given to me by my in-laws!), I was wasting time and also creating a huge mess when pureeing soups.You see, I was transferring my soups (in batches, no less) to the counter top blender, and when your pot is still holding the chunky soup and the blender is filled to the max with pureed soup, where-oh-where do you put it so you can continue pureeing the remaining soup?? Once again, HUGE mess. Not to mention a friend once told me the heat of the soup she was pureeing forced the lid to fly off her counter top blender, and it almost burned her. So please do yourself a huge favor and invest in one of these bad boys, and while you are at it, get one for every cook (or aspiring cook) you know!