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Eggplant Bolognese

My farm share is such a godsend. I used to eat the same few vegetables over and over. I didn’t know what to do with all the other stuff at the grocery store, so I stuck to “safe” things like broccoli and carrots. Now that I belong to a CSA, I eat a much wider variety of vegetables. I don’t actually love them all, but I still eat them. You can't eat a varied diet if … [Read More...]

Real Food Meal Plan Week 31 | Real Food Real Deals

Real Food Meal Plan Week 31

A few weeks ago, I shared about my excitement when someone left 7 pounds of tomatoes in the trade bin at my farm share. Well, the tomato trader was back again this week, and just in time for me. I can’t believe my luck. It was only 5 pounds this week, but I’m still excited. I’ll be making a batch of fresh marinara for the freezer, and I’m also going to try this Tomato … [Read More...]

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Apple Recipes

Apple season is one of the reasons I love living in New England. There are so many orchards around, and we go apple picking as a family every year. The cider donuts are a treat we always enjoy at the orchard, but they're not exactly healthy. This round up includes 20 healthy apple recipes that take advantage of this yummy fall delicacy. I tend to think of baked goods … [Read More...]

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Chocolate Spritz Cookies

These chocolate spritz cookies are a delicious treat. They’re soft and not too sweet - just how I love my cookies. I’m happy to be partnering with OXO to share this spritz cookie recipe. OXO is one of my favorite brands when it comes to small kitchen gadgets. Their quality is always great in my experience, and all their products come with a lifetime warranty. I … [Read More...]

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Real Food Meal Plan Week 30

We’re back to reality this week. After-school activities, evening sports practices, and my husband’s evening work commitments are taking over our schedule. This means I have to plan meals according to who’s home at dinnertime. I’m happy to have homemade marinara and soup in the freezer that can keep us afloat when I have to be driving someone somewhere at dinnertime. As … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin Brownies

I love brownies. I’ve tried many, many different brownie recipes over the years, and even the failures tasted pretty good. So it’s with a dose of reverence that I say: These may very well be the best brownies I’ve ever made. After I tasted the first one, I was tempted to drive to my children’s school to pull them out early. I wanted to confirm that these were as good … [Read More...]

100 Days of Real Food cookbook review

100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Review

I’ve been following Lisa Leake’s blog, 100 Days of Real Food, for a few years. In fact, I used her 10 Days of Real Food challenge as the starting point for this blog over two years ago. I’ve always looked at the success of 100 Days of Real Food as an indicator that there’s a real need for guidance and support in healthy eating. So I was happy to receive a copy of Lisa’s … [Read More...]

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Real Food Meal Plan Week 29

Sometimes when I sit down to meal plan, I’m just out of ideas. No inspiration at all. That’s when I turn to my Recipes to Try Pinterest board. It’s full of so many amazing, delicious-sounding recipes. I would love to eat any of them, and they’re all things I haven’t made before. This week was one of those weeks, so I’m trying lots of new recipes. We haven’t had such … [Read More...]

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Saving Money on Real Food at BJ’s

This is a guest post from Melanie at My BJ's Wholesale. She shares everything we need to know about saving money on real food at BJ's. If you're a BJ's shopper, I highly recommend you follow her blog. Are you looking to reduce your grocery bill while feeding your family minimally processed, real food? Then don't overlook BJ's Wholesale Club for your needs. With every … [Read More...]

Free Kindle Cookbooks and Guides | Real Food Real Deals

Free Kindle Cookbooks and Guides

There are several free Kindle cookbooks available on Amazon today. I love downloading free books onto my Kindle so I can peruse them for new ideas. I’m especially interested in the books about campfire cooking and overnight oats in a jar. They just might motivate me to book a campsite for a weekend next month. The prices of books can go back up at any time, so be sure … [Read More...]