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Food Revolution Recipe #2: Shrimp and Avocado with an Old-School Marie Rose Sauce

This recipe comes together screamingly fast, so have everything else done and ready before you heat your pan to cook your shrimp. Shrimp cook quickly, and overcooked shrimp are little bites of rubbery non-goodness, so don’t leave them alone once in the pan. Oh, and this is a fabulous, delicious meal. A quick rant on ...

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The End of Overeating: Introduction

At long last, I have begun reading the book, “The End of Overeating.”, by David A. Kessler, M.D. The subtitle is “Taking control of the insatiable American appetite”. Sounds good-let’s get started. David A. Kessler bio info (click here to visit his Wikipedia page) In the introduction, Dr. Kessler introduces us to a number of ...

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Food Revolution Recipe #1: Butterflied Steak Sarnie

This recipe is from “Jamie’s Food Revolution”, by Jamie Oliver. It’s basically an open-faced sandwich, but it is one of the prettiest, tastiest open-faced sandwiches I’ve ever had. It comes together very quickly, and the whole family loves it. I’ve made it twice, first as Oliver outlines it, then my own variation; it is a ...

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Real Food Hero of the Month-Jamie Oliver

New year, new features on the blog. Introducing “Real Food Hero of the Month”, where I will heap praise on someone I feel is leading the way forward for the real, local, sustainable food movement. As the title indicates, my first hero is British chef Jamie Oliver. Jamie Oliver’s cooking style is very rustic and ...

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A Couple of Must-Read Links

Finally, in the midst of holiday preparations, I have had a chance to head over to La Vida Locavore, and Jill has posted some news that I must share with all of you. First of all, as my hubby and I have hypothesized, there has finally been a link discovered between HFCS and diabetes in ...

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See Food, Inc. Now. Please.

If you haven’t already seen it, Food, Inc. is a movie you really should see. As you might guess, much of the information in the movie wasn’t new to me. But the bits that were new, were worth the rental fee. It’s not for the young ones, so watch it after the kids are in ...

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Have a Happy Real Food Thanksgiving!

I was thinking about the upcoming food-fest that is Thanksgiving, and marveling at the fact that on that one day a year, many people who otherwise don’t, cook all real foods, all from scratch. From the turkey and stuffing, down to the candied yams (ok, make exception for marshmallows, have you read the label??)  ;), ...

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Real Soup Is Good Food

According to Campbell’s, this is Tomato Soup: Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste)Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Wheat Flour, Salt, Vegetable Oil (Corn, Cottonseed, Canola and/or Soybean)Flavoring, Ascorbic Acid, and Citric Acid. To which you add… Water. There is speculation that at least some of that vegetable oil is from GMO crops, but Campbell’s isn’t telling. ...

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Anyone Can Cook

“Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere, with the right instruction.”-Julia Child   Both Julia Child and Chef Gusteau agree: Anyone can cook. I believe that is true, so if anyone can cook, than anyone can prepare and eat real food. Cooking real food does not have to take a long time, involve difficult ...

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Soup, Glorious Soup!

All right, now that you have some great bread, and some delicious (in moderation) butter (discussed in the last two posts below), the next logical place my mind goes is soup, and you’ve got a meal for any day of the week. Soup can take hours or minutes to cook, can have one, two, or ...

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