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10 Ways to Kiss Processed Foods Goodbye and Get More Nutrition in Your Diet

  We all need more nutrition in our diets – especially if you eat a lot of processed foods. Processed foods are full of chemicals, preservatives, dyes, fake fats, and other harmful ingredients. And, packaged foods tend to have less nutrients due to the way they are produced, leaving you feeling hungry and unsatisfied soon […]

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Why My Family Loves Lard

Today I’m rendering lard in my kitchen. Wait, did I just say a dirty word? You’d certainly think so. When I say the word “lard” to some people, they do a double-take, as though I’ve just uttered some foul language and should go wash my mouth out with soap. The picture shows two young adults […]

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The Solution to Lead-Laden Crock Pots: Hot Plates!

I was just about to bust open waiting to write this post about my new cast iron burner/hot plate.  Some months ago, our crockpot died and I was hoping to find a good solution to all the slow-cooking I do with broths and other foods in my kitchen. For years I’ve read how most crockpots […]

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Real Food Money Saving Tips: Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks for Stock

Want to make chicken stock but don’t think you can afford good quality chicken? Buy chicken thighs (bone-in) and drumsticks. These pieces are quite inexpensive. Conventional health tells us to avoid dark and red meat. So over the last few decades, meat producers in the U.S. have put a premium on white meat – which is […]

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The Forgotten Craft of Rendering Lard

When I first heard the term “render lard”, I can’t tell you how many visions of difficulty swelled up in my head. I imagined a long, labor-intensive process that would leave me frustrated and my kitchen a mess, stinking of pork. What was surprising to learn is that none of those things happened. I didn’t […]

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On Microwaves and Cooking Convenience

Do you use a microwave in your kitchen? People have used these devices since the 1970s, and they have become a  hallmark of convenience in modern life. But the truth is, as with many modern advents to make our lives easier, we are paying a high price with our health for using these types of […]

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Changing Ingredients For A Nutrient-Dense Diet

Are you thinking about making changes in your dietary choices that are more traditional and nutrient-dense? This process can seem daunting, even to the most experienced cook. But making those changes can cause a huge impact on your health – in ways you might never imagine. It may seem like too much to go into […]

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20% Off Real Food For Rookies Online Class!

Even though Christmas is over, the new year is almost upon us and you may be thinking about new year’s resolutions. If you haven’t yet signed up yet for an online, real food class or purchased a course for someone you care about, now’s the time to give the gift of health! From now until […]

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Rustic Baked Chicken With Cheese and Bacon

I absolutely love the combination of chicken, melted cheese, and fried bacon. It is succulent and satisfying to the taste buds, and has such a diversity of flavors – the smoky taste of bacon and tanginess of cheese goes wonderfully well with a comfort food like baked chicken. And it’s something most everyone in your […]

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Catch The Real Food Media Holiday Sale!

Many of us are trying to finish up last minute gift purchasing for our friends and family right now. I believe the best gift you can give to your loved ones is the gift of health – something everyone can use. Besides family and friends, if you don’t have your health, what else is there? […]