I'm excited to share a little more about the Green Smoothie Challenge we've been trying out for the past few weeks. This is a free challenge put together by my friends Jadah and Jen.
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I've got the perfect cold treat for you that's super easy to make on a hot summer day (no oven required!). I saw a similar recipe in a magazine and loved how easy it looked, thinking about when we occasionally break our rules and enjoy a sugary homemade treat.
If your salads are getting a little predictable and boring I have the perfect Green Goddess dressing recipe for you to jazz things up! Plus since it's summertime you can get half the ingredients right out of your herb garden (or from your local farmers' market).
I've got a new really simple dinner recipe for you, but first let me share what sparked this idea. I was recently at an agricultural event where the farmers were talking about how everyone always goes for the pork chops, and they hoped people would branch out.
I personally started adopting the real food initiative a few years ago but recently, thanks to bugs in my organic food, I became aware of a shortfall on my part.
I have a super fun summer party idea for you ...Backyard Movie Night with a DIY S'mores Bar!
This 1-day starter plan for a family of 4 "real food beginners" is a wonderful way to see how easy real food can be. I've included a free printable version as well!
This is a super easy one-dish meal that gets gobbled up quickly at my house. My younger daughter is rather picky about what veggies she'll eat, but she loves Brussels sprouts - go figure. So this is a go-to weeknight meal for us, and I love to sometimes pair it with wild rice on the side.
In today's post about ultra-pasteurized milk I cover shelf life, nutrition, good and bad bacteria, types of pasteurization (htst vs uht), and labels.
I'm so excited to share my new favorite salad with you! This is one of those meals that you keep thinking about for days.
It's time to have fun with real food for the upcoming holiday weekend! This cute little idea would be great for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, or just any old time you're feeling patriotic. :)
Essential oils seem to be all the rage these days. If you're wondering what they do and how to use them, this is for you! Today we're partnering with our sponsor Plant Therapy to give away some free essential oil sets and share their top 5 oils and kid safe synergies for summer.
This past weekend we went on our second-ever family backpacking trip (our first time without a guide)! When we first did this last summer the guide handled all of the food, which definitely appeared to be a big undertaking.
I'm doing something a little different today and posting one of our favorite recipes from my cookbook! It's perfect for the warmer weather we're having.
So, since label reading (unfortunately) isn't always as straight forward as it should be, today I'm sharing a little cheat sheet that tells you what some of the more commonly found ingredients really are.
I recently put together a list of what I buy at Whole Foods Market, but the list was so long that I had to split it into two parts. Below I'm covering the areas of the store that I didn't include last time.
It's no secret that (with our pledge officially over) we do indulge in some special treats on occasion. So, just in time for Cinco de Mayo, here is my husband's recipe for Homemade Honeydew Melon Margaritas!
I've got a new recipe for you that is so easy and so good, AND it's a great way to get a reluctant family member to eat their lettuce. :) My family scarfed down these BLT Chicken Lettuce Cups, and I loved how it took no time to make (or clean up).
It's no secret that recipe kit delivery services are all the rage right now, but how in the world do they work exactly? To help solve this mystery, I am here today with a video of me and my daughters opening a HelloFresh box that includes a picture of what we ended up making.
It's no secret that smart phones, tablets and the like have taken over our lives. It's my hope though that we can all agree to keep one sacred place device-free, and that's the dinner table!
People are waking up to a collective feeling of responsibility for being good stewards of this beautiful planet on which we live. We are starting to see that our consumption choices matter and that mindless consumption hurts us all.
In today's post, I'm sharing all the reasons why I love kitchen shears so much (i.e., how they help me make real food)! I seriously don't know if I could function in the kitchen without them.
Mark Bittman said he researched it and found that it is actually cheaper for families to cook at home than it is for them to buy dinner at McDonald's. I decided to put his theory to the test, and I have findings below to support his theory.
Long before I'd even given processed food or real food a thought, I'd heard about the supposed dangers of nitrites and nitrates. But really, how many of us actually know what a nitrate or nitrite is and exactly why it's something we should avoid in the first place?
If we run out of any of the following ingredients, I basically freak out and wonder how I'll function. What's on your list of die hard real food staples that you just can't imagine living without?
A few years ago we published a guest post that explained the process for dyeing Easter eggs naturally. The outcome in that post was a pretty rainbow of pastel colors, and today I wanted to set out to see exactly what it took to result in bright, vibrant colors.
This flavor-forward dish is a makeover of one of my husband’s childhood favorites. I replaced the can of cream of mushroom soup and mayonnaise with a creamy homemade sauce instead, and - my whole family agrees - the outcome does not disappoint!
My whole point with today's post is to share with you that Easter can still be fun without a complete sugar overload. My kids love the ideas in today's post, and I know yours will too. So go have fun together - and feel good about it! :)
I'm excited to share some up-to-date tips and advantages of homemade freezer cooking in today's sponsored post, inspired by our longtime partner (and friend!) Once A Month Meals. They've got great advice on how to pull together a variety of wholesome freezer meals that will be ready in a jiffy on those busy week nights or when you just don't feel like cooking (it…
I think you'll love how this Shrimp Bisque recipe incorporates making a super quick stock with your shrimp shells (and supplementing it with a little beef stock) so you can get that delicious, bold flavor without having to work too hard.
I'm excited to share a truly Irish recipe with you today! This Shepherd's Pie was a HUGE hit with my kids (and my husband, too). Enjoy!
I've got a yummy and hearty new soup recipe for you that's SO easy to make! And the best part is that this Potato and Cauliflower Chowder recipe makes enough for leftovers (unless you're cooking for an extra big family, of course).
I am so excited to FINALLY be sharing our brand new website design with you! Believe it or not, my husband and I started this process over a year and a half ago.
I've got a "one dish" meal for you today that can be ready in no time at all! So warm up with this flavorful kale, sausage and white bean soup before the spring weather is here to stay.
A question I get a lot though is, "Where do I buy my seafood?" While I'd love to buy all our seafood directly from the fisherman, it's not realistic for me to do that 100% of the time.
Heard of this fantastic newish way for foodies (and those just looking to get together with the gals - or guys!) to connect? It's called a Soup Swap.