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Hi, my name is Lisa, and I’m so glad you’re here because that means you have an interest in real food!

Whether you’re brand new to cutting out processed food or you’re a real food veteran, I hope you’ll find some value in the resources on this blog. In the beginning of 2010 I had never before read an ingredient label, never bought anything that was organic (at least not on purpose), nor had I ever stepped foot in a farmers’ market. I am certainly not proud of those things, but that was reality for the first 32 or so years of my life and the most disturbing part is that I had no idea I was doing anything wrong.

After reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan I got the wake up call of my life and felt like our eating habits needed a serious overhaul. Making such drastic changes was not easy at first (it has thankfully become our “new normal” since then), and at the time I struggled to find resources to help me understand exactly how I could apply Pollan’s principals to our everyday lives. So shortly thereafter my real food blog was born. What better way to convince others to cut out processed food with us than to give them everything they need to successfully make it happen!

Here are some of the resources you’ll find on the blog:

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Wishing you the best of luck on your real food journey!

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642 comments to Start Here

  • DJ

    Hi Lisa! I found your website a few days ago after my 8 year old daughter announced that she no longer liked the smoothies that have been a staple in our diet for almost a year now. UGH! So I took to the internet to find something new…sure enough, I found your green smoothie recipes. So, I have popped back onto your site for a few minutes here and there…I was tickled to read about you shopping at TJ’s and how you love Costco and how you don’t give out candy on Halloween and don’t think kids should be rewarded with junk food….WOW! A mom that is A LOT like me, I thought! This evening I had more time to browse around…I was tickled to see that you live in Matthews! We just moved to Matthews about 6 weeks ago!! I may never meet you, but it’s nice to know that you’re in my hood! LOL! :) Keep doing what you do! It’s good stuff!!

  • Tina

    I love your site!

    I’m a convert, I have the cookbook, I’m on board. However, I really wish you had a page on your site specifically for teens and parents of teens. Teens are different than littler kids, and I’d love to see these ideas re-written in a way that is relevant to someone who is 16, bulletproof, thinks they will never ever ever get sick, and wants to eat every bit of junk that is in front of them. Teens also are starting to have their own money to spend, and a lot of it goes for Mountain Dew and Doritos.

    Thanks for all your great work.

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  • Crissy

    When buying meat what should I look for and why?

  • Kristine McAllister

    100 DAYS STARTS NOVEMBER 1,2014! Holidays or not this I and my family HAVE to make a change or we won’t exist any longer. I am now a type 2 diabetic, have high cholesterol,30-40# overweight, my hubby is borderline, has high bp and cholesterol, uses a cpap, 60# overweight. My daughter who has Angelman’s Syndrome has been having constipation problems the past 6 months, the list for all of us sadly continues on. ENOUGH! The pantry, refrig and freezer will receive their “makeovers” tomorrow. The saddest thing of all is we did the 10 day challenge quite some time ago but let things creep back in.

    Sick and tired of being sick and tired!

  • Susan

    I have been interested in clean eating for some time, but haven’t found a cookbook that appealed to my Southern taste buds. I love, love, love these recipes. Food tastes good again, plus I get satisfied sooner and don’t eat as much, also I don’t get hungry before my next meal. I am in Foodie heaven. Thanks Lisa!!!

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