My name is Annemarie, and I’m the creator, writer, and photographer at Real Food Real Deals. I provide recipes and tips to help families eat real, minimally processed food while maintaining a budget. My family loves to travel, and I share my suggestions about family travel destinations where healthy food is readily accessible and celebrated.
My husband and I have introduced our (sometimes picky) elementary school-aged children to a healthy variety of foods. My CSA farm share here in Massachusetts is a great source of inspiration for me as I plan my family’s meals each week. I focus on cooking most of our food from scratch and avoiding highly processed foods. I have developed many easy, real food recipes that my family loves. When I’m not busy in the kitchen, I love to go on adventures with my family and spend time outdoors.
My recipes have been featured in the Non-GMO Cookbook and Edible Boston magazine, as well as around the web at Fox News Online, Babble.com, Dailybuzz.com, Greatist.com and SpryLiving.com. My first book, Conquering Your Kitchen, is due to be published in May 2014.
About the Recipes at Real Food Real Deals
Real: I use ingredients that are as close to the source as possible. I stay away from white flour, white sugar, and other highly processed ingredients. Many of my recipes are also gluten-free and dairy-free because I’m much healthier and more energetic when I limit these ingredients in my diet.
Easy: If it takes more than 30 minutes to prepare a recipe, chances are slim that I’ll be making it. I’m a busy mom with a lot of commitments, so I can’t get bogged down by complicated, time-consuming recipes.
Affordable: I break down the cost of most recipes, so you can see how much you can save by making things yourself.
Lots of Flavor: All this talk about healthy food doesn’t mean we need to sacrifice on taste! I love great-tasting food, and I don’t settle for less.