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September 2011

Beef

Several hours ago Associated Press reported that Tyson has recalled 131,000 pounds of ground beef because it was contaminated with E. Coli. This on the heels of the cantaloupe recall issued by Jensen Farms a week or so ago because of the deadly Listeria bacteria. We’ve had recalls before and there will be more to… Read More

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Keeping it Realistic

Keeping it Real

It’s human nature to go overboard. Well, it might not be human nature, but it’s my nature. Knowing that I have this tendency to enjoy too much of a good thing, I have to keep my real food adventure in check. Here’s the Story: My daughter told me late at night that she had invited… Read More

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Vitamin C: The Real Story

Because I recently witnessed first hand (and second hand) how taking large doses of vitamin C can affect health, I decided to purchase and read the book written by Steve Hickey, PhD and Andrew W. Saul, PhD. The name of the book is Vitamin C: The Real Story. If you are on the fence as… Read More

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What’s on Your Plate?

I was roaming around aimlessly on the internet this morning and came across a few articles that saddened me. After reading these articles, I realize just how important it is to know where your food comes from. The modern way of shopping means we develop a relationship with the people behind the deli counter, the… Read More

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In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food

If you are serious about your food journey, you must read In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan. Even if you’re not serious about the foods you eat, you should still read this book. It will change your view of what you eat and where it comes from. It will also make… Read More

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Learning the Basics of Real Baking

This is a post about baking so I think it’s only fair to say, I’m not a baker. I can cook pretty well, but when it comes to baking, well, that’s a horse of a different color. I believe the reason I’m not a baker is because baking always seemed to be a fine art… Read More

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a whole new concept for me. It’s a great way to get fresh, locally grown produce on a weekly basis. What is Community Supported Agriculture? Some farms allow members of the community to purchase shares of produce. Shares are paid for in advance of the harvesting season and a share… Read More

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Two Weeks of Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

It has been two weeks since my husband and I spent the entire day watching a marathon of food documentaries. Those documentaries changed the way we view food and our relationship with it. Two weeks later we are still discovering new foods and experimenting with how to prepare them. Our juicer is getting a workout… Read More

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Size Doesn’t Matter, Taste Does

Continuing on my quest for real food, I recently purchased a pound and a half of chicken breast from my local grocery store. They offer a separate meat section to sell free-range poultry from chickens that were not fed antibiotics or animal growth hormones. In this section you can also find free-range grass fed beef… Read More

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What About Meat?

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve made changes to my eating habits. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my goal is to eat whole or real foods. In my opinion, meat is considered a real food. Wait, let me rephrase that last statement. I don’t consider the poorly fed, antibiotic laden under exercised… Read More

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