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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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I Can’t Believe I Stopped Eating Butter!

Aaaannd…we’re back. I have an experiment for you to try at home. I tried it and was quite surprised at the result. We have been consumers of a particular “buttery spread” that gives the impression of being real food because it is “made with yogurt”. It’s also made with partially hydrogenated soybean oil, mono and ...

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What Makes Food Real?

Remember the Velveteen Rabbit? The Velveteen Rabbit was looked down upon by the other fancier, more modern toys, that believed they were “real”. He was seen as shabby and “not real” because he was a simple, old-fashioned toy.  But the old Skin Horse shared his wisdom with the VR, telling him the real secret to ...

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Beginning at the Beginning

My family has been eating mostly real, local food, since 2003. The beginning was before that, though, in 2000 when, for health reasons, both my husband and I had to significantly change our diets. That, and knowing everything I ate would somehow affect the breast milk my son was living on at the time, threw ...

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