Blog Profile / 100 Days of Real Food

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Archived Since:July 27, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Real Food Tips: 7 Uses for Kitchen Shears

In today's post, I'm sharing all the reasons why I love kitchen shears so much (i.e., how they help me make real food)! I seriously don't know if I could function in the kitchen without them.

5 Home Cooked Meals Cheaper than McDonald’s

Mark Bittman said he researched it and found that it is actually cheaper for families to cook at home than it is for them to buy dinner at McDonald's. I decided to put his theory to the test, and I have findings below to support his theory.

The Truth About Nitrites and Nitrates

Long before I'd even given processed food or real food a thought, I'd heard about the supposed dangers of nitrites and nitrates. But really, how many of us actually know what a nitrate or nitrite is and exactly why it's something we should avoid in the first place?

Real Food Tips: 8 Staples I Can’t Live Without

If we run out of any of the following ingredients, I basically freak out and wonder how I'll function. What's on your list of die hard real food staples that you just can't imagine living without?

How to Make Bright Colors with Natural Easter Egg Dye

A few years ago we published a guest post that explained the process for dyeing Easter eggs naturally. The outcome in that post was a pretty rainbow of pastel colors, and today I wanted to set out to see exactly what it took to result in bright, vibrant colors.

Recipe: Chicken Curry Casserole

This flavor-forward dish is a makeover of one of my husband’s childhood favorites. I replaced the can of cream of mushroom soup and mayonnaise with a creamy homemade sauce instead, and - my whole family agrees - the outcome does not disappoint!

Fun Easter Food For Kids (+ more ideas!)

My whole point with today's post is to share with you that Easter can still be fun without a complete sugar overload. My kids love the ideas in today's post, and I know yours will too. So go have fun together - and feel good about it! :)

Why You Should Make Your Own Wholesome Freezer Meals

I'm excited to share some up-to-date tips and advantages of homemade freezer cooking in today's sponsored post, inspired by our longtime partner (and friend!) Once A Month Meals. They've got great advice on how to pull together a variety...Show More Summary

Recipe: Super Easy Shrimp Bisque

I think you'll love how this Shrimp Bisque recipe incorporates making a super quick stock with your shrimp shells (and supplementing it with a little beef stock) so you can get that delicious, bold flavor without having to work too hard.

Recipe: Irish Shepherd’s Pie

I'm excited to share a truly Irish recipe with you today! This Shepherd's Pie was a HUGE hit with my kids (and my husband, too). Enjoy!

Recipe: Potato and Cauliflower Chowder

I've got a yummy and hearty new soup recipe for you that's SO easy to make! And the best part is that this Potato and Cauliflower Chowder recipe makes enough for leftovers (unless you're cooking for an extra big family, of course).

Announcement: Website Redesign (+ signed cookbook giveaway)!

I am so excited to FINALLY be sharing our brand new website design with you! Believe it or not, my husband and I started this process over a year and a half ago.

Recipe: Easy Kale, Sausage and White Bean Soup

I've got a "one dish" meal for you today that can be ready in no time at all! So warm up with this flavorful kale, sausage and white bean soup before the spring weather is here to stay.... ? Read More: Recipe: Easy Kale, Sausage and White Bean Soup

How to Select REAL Seafood

A question I get a lot though is, "Where do I buy my seafood?" While I'd love to buy all our seafood directly from the fisherman, it's not realistic for me to do that 100% of the time.... ? Read More: How to Select REAL Seafood

How to Host a Soup Swap

Heard of this fantastic newish way for foodies (and those just looking to get together with the gals - or guys!) to connect? It's called a Soup Swap.... ? Read More: How to Host a Soup Swap

Dinner Made Easy: A Blue Apron Giveaway

Meal delivery services are all the rage these days, and after trying it myself, I can see why! Here are some pics from a Blue Apron Chicken Scallopini meal we recently tried.... ? Read More: Dinner Made Easy: A Blue Apron Giveaway

An Interesting Window into Weight Loss and Calorie Counting

A new book recently came out called It Was Me All Along. Driven by my curiosity about weight loss struggles, I couldn't wait to hear what Andie had to say about her journey to looking fit and feeling fabulous (and losing 135 pounds along the way).... ? Read More: An Interesting Window into Weight Loss and Calorie Counting

Recipe: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

This Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken dinner is another super easy one that will have your house smelling amazing by the end of the day. And there's nothing wrong with getting out of your dinner rut with these tasty Moroccan flavors.... ? Read More: Recipe: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

What Does Paleo Mean?

Paleo is a hot topic these days, but what does it mean exactly, why do people do it, and what does it encompass? We are excited to offer these answers and more in today's sponsored post by our friend Allison Stevens, who is a chef and nutritionist with her company Prep Dish and who also lives the paleo(-ish, as she puts it) life.... ? Read More: What Does Paleo Mean?

The Best Dinner Conversation I’ve Ever Had (with my kids)

For the last few years, we've gone around the table and asked each other questions from my childhood dinners such as, "What was the best thing that happened to you today? The worst thing?" But then I got the idea that our family dinner conversation might also be a fabulous time to discuss something even more meaningful like character traits.... Show More Summary

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