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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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Reduce Waste – Buy Local

I’ve noticed that when I go to the local farm to buy my produce, I come home with produce and little else. No extra plastic bags or bulky marketing tags. Don’t get me wrong; some things need to be placed in bags. Ever try to bring home loose string beans without a bag? The good… 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. The… Read More

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What About Meat?

Cows

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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Feeling Gooder

Cheerry Tomatoes

It has been one week since I sat through the marathon of food documentaries. As a result of watching those DVDs, I have dropped processed foods from my diet and opted to get my nutrition from whole foods instead. In addition to getting rid of processed foods, I’ve also severely cut back my meat intake… Read More

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Green Peppers Stuffed with Barley

Ever since I’ve been on my real food adventure, I’ve been getting excited about preparing food again. I now browse through magazines to get ideas for new recipes to cook. Last night I fixed green peppers stuffed with barley. The local farm had a great selection of huge organic green peppers so I bought 4… Read More

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Comparative vs. Superlative Eating

When starting a new food journey, think in the comparative vs. the superlative. Thinking in the superlative on a daily basis is a recipe for failure. Years of poor eating choices and poor eating habits cannot be fixed overnight. It takes weeks, months and sometimes years of incremental changes. Looking at your daily food choices… Read More

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Vitamin C for Gout Pain

Oranges

Do these gout medications sound familiar? Indocin Colchicine Allopurinol Sulfinpyrazone Probenecid Naproxen I’m sure there are more, but anyone with gout has heard of at least one or two of the above medications. My next question is; how are they working for you? When you are unfortunate enough to have a gout flare-up, which of… Read More

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