Blog Profile / 100 Days of Real Food

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Archived Since:July 27, 2010

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BIG Announcement: My Next Cookbook Cover!

I am so excited to share a big, fun announcement today. The cover of my next cookbook has just been finalized, and HERE it is! Woohoo

Tex-Mex Corn Fritters + Black Bean Salad

This is a great light dish for summer that comes together very quickly, especially with the use of frozen corn (instead of boiling fresh corn and cutting it off the cob). If you're looking for ways to reduce your overall consumption of meat, which is good for both your health and your wallet, this recipe for Tex-Mex Corn Fritters Over Black Bean Salad is a great place to start.

Huevos Rancheros (with shortcut “refried” beans)

Last month we were lucky enough to celebrate my husband's cousin's 40th birthday with friends and family from afar, in Mexico. We not only had a blast but enjoyed lots of tasty food while we were there too, including Huevos Rancheros for breakfast every single morning!

The Chicken Salad of My Childhood

Using already cooked chicken is so convenient, and when it's certified USDA organic with simple ingredients that don't include antibiotics or anything artificial, there's nothing to be guilty of whatsoever. My family gobbled up this chicken salad and asked for more, and the best part was how it took me no time at all to pull it together.

Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Herbs

Grilling season is here, and I've got a super easy side dish idea for you: Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Herbs! The first time I made this, my husband sat down at the table and immediately said, "That looks good!" And trust me, it was good.

Kiran’s Favorite Real Food Snacks

While we all know there are many snacks that contain processed ingredients and don't provide any real value, there are plenty of decent options out there. Here's a list of some of our favorite real food snacks:

Shortcut Fried Green Tomatoes

Many Fried Green Tomato recipes involve lots of steps, including a milk bath and adding seasonings and regular flour to your corn meal. I'm sure they all taste fabulous, but my goal in the kitchen is almost always quick and easy (and tasting great, of course!).

How to Grow Fresh Herbs (and save loads of money!)

Spending 2 or 3 bucks on a pack of fresh herbs at the grocery store every time you need a sprig of thyme or a few mint leaves can add up fast! Luckily, growing them […]

A Whole Foods Meal Plan (+ budget tips!)

I created a downloadable, printable 5-day Whole Foods meal plan utilizing recipes that are doable for busy families + 6 ways to save at WFM.

5 Unique Teacher Gift Ideas (for end of year)!

It’s hard to believe the school year will soon be coming to a close without about one month to go. Teachers work so hard, it’s nice to give them a little something before we part ways […]

Simple Corn Salad Recipe (+ inspiring stories)

It’s so fun to see more and more produce popping up at our farmers’ market each week as summer nears. Last weekend we got some of the first (greenhouse grown) tomatoes and fresh asparagus – […]

Shrimp and Lentil Lettuce Wraps

This is a fun twist on lettuce wraps that will impress your family (and company) for sure! Plus, since lentils are one of the fastest cooking pulses (see below) and it takes just minutes to cook shrimp, this could easily be a weeknight meal.

Should We Rewash Pre-washed Greens?

Years ago I posted something about pre-washed bagged/boxed lettuce on my Facebook page (back when I could easily reach all my “likers” on that platform – but that’s a whole other story!). There were a surprising amount […]

A Waste-Free Lunch Will Save You Money!

Do you take your lunch to work? Pack lunches for your kids? We're going to show you why a waste-free lunch with reusable containers makes sense instead of disposable bags or other single-use lunch items out there.

Easy Braised Cajun Pork Chops

This braised pork chop recipe is one of those dishes where the aroma compels my family to yell into the kitchen, “Whatcha making??”

Creamy Baked Chicken Recipe

I have a newfound love for tarragon. My go-to herbs (for eating and growing) are usually basil, cilantro, thyme and rosemary. And while I still love those flavors I personally feel tarragon is sometimes the forgotten herb […]

The Cook-Off: A FUN Way to Get Your Entire Family Cooking Together!

How our annual family cook-off came to be + how you can put together your own, including printable score cards.

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

As we head back into warmer weather strawberries are starting to taste amazing again – yay! And soon enough we’ll be able to pick our own here in NC so I’m excited to share this fabulous […]

The Easiest Spinach Lasagna

Okay, so I admit it. Frozen spinach is super convenient to use in recipes, but I can sometimes taste the difference between frozen and fresh (and I don't mean in a good way). So I was pleasantly surprised when I recently tried mixing it directly into the cheesy goodness of this Spinach Lasagna dish and seriously could not taste any frozen flavors AT ALL.

Real Food at Walmart? What to Buy!

I was pleasantly surprised with all the real food at Walmart, including organic options, that I found during a recent visit. Save money with my favorites!

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